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Banff Canadian Rockies

Surrounded by the dramatically rugged peaks of the Canadian Rockies in the heart of Banff National Park, the town of Banff has all the amenities you could wish for. Wander along Banff Avenue and you’ll discover a diverse collection of designer clothing stores, souvenir shops, adventure outfitters, tour operators, spas, nightclubs, bars and hotels. Expect an incredibly diverse dining scene that features some of the top chefs and restaurants in Canada. After a full day of hiking, skiing or sightseeing, slip into the famous thermal waters that led to the creation of Canada’s first national park.
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Swimming in Hot Springs Banff National Park
Outdoor hot springs
Horse drawn sleigh ride Banff National Park
Horse drawn sleigh ride.

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Sunshine Summer Sightseeing Gondola and Lift

Banff, Alberta
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Ride the 8-person gondola and Standish chairlift to catch a glimpse of the stunning Mount Assiniboine on weekends and long weekend Mondays between July 1st to September 5th. Don't miss the opportunity to hike the trails through Sunshine Meadows and visit three majestic glacier-fed lakes.

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Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies

Banff, Alberta
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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.

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Via Ferrata

Banff, Alberta
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In Banff National Park, a unique climbing experience awaits on Mount Norquay’s Via Ferrata. Italian for Iron Road, it takes hiking to a new level. Ride up to the site on an open chairlift and watch for wildlife. Experienced guides at the top will provide a safety orientation and all the gear you need. Using an anchoring system of cables and ladders, you’ll conquer the pitches and cross a suspension bridge to be literally on top of the world. Enjoy spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and valleys.

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Skiing in the Big 3

Caribou Lodge has long been known for its friendly staff, who are always happy to help. The impressive logs that accent the building create the spectacular ambiance of this mountain lodge. A favorite among Inghams guests for over 19 years the Caribou Lodge offers high standards of comfort and convenience.

Expires: 2017-02-24
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Alberta Dinosaurs, Lakes & Glaciers

Explore Banff from an amazing Gondola ride before you visit one of the most stunning lakes in the world - Lake Louise. Sit and admire the stunning views that surround the most famous lake in the Canadian Rockies before embarking to Jasper, Edmonton and Drumheller.

Expires: 2017-06-21
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Rocky Mountain Photo Adventures

Banff, Alberta
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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.

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Hydra River Guides

Banff, Alberta
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Hydra River Guides has been introducing guests to the thrills of whitewater rafting for over 30 years. The Kicking Horse River boasts big waves, continuous rapids and a guaranteed good time. With four rafting trips on offer, ranging from our mild, family-friendly trip to our popular Kicking Horse Classic and the Ultimate, which includes the upper and lower canyons, Hydra River Guides has a trip to suit all abilities and budgets. 150,000 rafters can't be wrong. Are you ready to join us?

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Banff Lake Cruise

Banff, Alberta
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Embark on a voyage of discovery. Enjoy a 60-minute scenic cruise on Lake Minnewanka, located just a short drive from Banff. Enjoy entertaining and informative story-telling as you travel through the spectacular scenery of the Canadian Rockies.

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Banff Marathon

Banff, Alberta
2017-06-18 To 2017-06-18 MST

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.

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