The Whyte Museum inspires discovery and wonder when people and the Rocky Mountains meet. We share stories and explore the culture shaped by this mountain landscape. Our founders, Peter and Catharine Whyte, were local artists and philanthropists who wished to offer a place where people could gather and appreciate the culture and beauty of the area. We welcome visitors to our mountain home, sharing with them our sense of awe and belonging, through our exhibitions, events, heritage homes, archives, library and museum shop.
Open until October, 11:00 - 3:00, Friday/Saturday/Sunday. The Luxton Home tells the story of a Banff pioneer family - Norman, Georgina and their daughter Eleanor. The Home Museum features a glimpse of Banff over many decades and showcases collections of First Nations artifacts, paintings, china, furniture and more. The Luxton Garden is also a slice if history with 100 year old lilac trees and a garden designed in the Arts and Craft Style, it is a delightful place to enjoy throughout the summer - bring a picnic, bring a coffee and a newspaper, come enjoy the garden and the house.
The Grotto Spa is a detox holistic health spa with specialized and certified therapists that cater to the mind, body and spirit connection.
Stay in the regal Fairmont Banff Springs.
This 14-day tailor-made self-drive perfectly encapsulates the two very different regions of Alberta's Rocky Mountains and badlands.
From cities to lakes, glaciers to mountain resorts, the Rocky Mountaineer and National Parks, this self-drive tour has it all.
Rocky Mountain Photo Adventures is a Banff based, locally operated business offering custom designed tours, workshops and seminars in Banff National Park and the Canadian Rocky Mountains. We are knowledgeable and super enthusiastic about developing your photography skills and enjoyment of our amazing scenery in this world-class travel photography destination. We are passionate about the wider photography community and actively engage in educational, environmental and wildlife events and projects, both independently and through partnerships. Rocky Mountain Photo Adventures is a proud sponsor of the iconic Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival.
Chinook Rafting offers whitewater adventures in the Canadian Rockies, from mild to wild and for all experience levels. Equipment and instruction provided by professional guides who share their knowledge, local stories, skills and enthusiasm to make this one of life's greatest experiences. Choose your trip: Kananaskis River, Horseshoe Canyon, or Kicking Horse River. Season runs from mid-May to mid-September.
You’ll find some of the best year-round adventures in the world right here in the Canadian Rockies. Incredible summer hiking and walking, amazing winter ice walks, wildlife watching, and snowshoeing adventures. Take the time to experience them with your own exclusive guide. You choose the date, time, trip length and go at your own pace. Our expert guides and naturalists will make your outing the unique adventure you are looking for.
The Banff Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K offers one of the planets’ most incredible and beautiful running experiences. 2017 marks a very special commemorative edition of the Banff Marathon as Canada celebrates its 150th anniversary in its first National Park. Starting in the picturesque mountain village of Banff, participants will flow through a series of incredible natural, wildlife, and historical stages as they pass by the serene Vermilion Lakes and journey along the stunning Bow Valley Parkway. The return trek will travel alongside the Bow River and over Banff’s famous bridges finishing to cheering crowds in Banff’s downtown Central Park.