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Banff Canadian Rockies

There’s a reason everybody’s heard of Banff. The mountain town's got a lot to love: historic charm, super beautiful natural surroundings, and all the amenities you could ask for. Hit the shops and restaurants on Banff Avenue and try gravy-smothered poutine while wearing your new favourite moose T-shirt. Then, after a day of ice-walking, skiing or sightseeing in the Rockies, visit a brewpub or distillery for a drink and a bison burger. You've earned it. ● Must-See: That castle across the river? That’s the historic Fairmont Banff Springs. Explore the hotel's history and hauntings before treating yourself at the amazing thermal spa. ● Rise Up: Ride the Banff Gondola for an unbeatable mountaintop view. 
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Storm Mountain Lodge | Mike Seehagel

Ever wondered where Banff Trail Riders' 300 horses spend winter? It’s a pretty sweet gig – work six months of the year, then run free, eat, and hang with your buds for the other six months.

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The Historic Luxton Home Museum, Banff

Banff, Alberta
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Open May 19 to October 1, 2017; 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Friday, Saturday, Sunday and holiday Monday's. Admission by donation. 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 part of our heritage footprint with 120 year old lilac trees and a garden designed in the Arts and Craft Style ca. 1910. On weekends in July and August bring a coffee or picnic with the family and try a game of croquet on the lawn.

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Rocks and Gems

Banff, Alberta

Walk through our doors and you will find the largest selection of semi-precious stone and fossil jewellery that we can fit in our combined 7,000 sq feet of display space in three retail locations. Add to that semi-precious stone carvings, mineral specimens, and fossils, and you get a “rock shop” like no other. With a huge selection of products and price points that are accessible to all, there is something for everyone.

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Crock A Doodle Paint Your Own Pottery

Banff, Alberta
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There's hands-on fun for everyone at Crock A Doodle. Paint your own pottery and enjoy some relaxed creative time transforming ready to paint pottery into your own amazing works of art. Pieces are glazed and kiln-fired overnight, ready the following day.

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Rockies Trail

The Rocky Mountains are your gateway to Canada. Marvel at the spectacular views of mountains and coastlines as the tour takes you from the rugged scenery of Alberta to the beautiful coastal cities of BC.

Offered By: Canadian Affair

Expires: 2018-09-01
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7 nights to Banff

7 Nights accommodation at the Fairmont Banff Springs including return flights from London. Transfers/car hire can be added.

Offered By: Virgin Holidays Ltd

Expires: 2019-03-22
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Canadian Badlands, & Southern Alberta

Take a step back in time! Head-Smashed-In Historic Site and Museum commemorates the oldest buffalo jump on the Canadian prairie. In contrast you will also visit Drumheller and see the Badlands where dinosaurs used to roam.

Offered By: Canada Travel Specialists

Expires: 2018-09-30
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Tours

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Brewster Adventures

Banff, Alberta
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Since the early 1900s the Brewster family has shared their love of the breathtaking Canadian Rockies with visitors from around the world. As the oldest horse riding company in Alberta, Brewster Adventures offers a unique and knowledgeable perspective on Banff National Park. Embark on a backcountry adventure and ride the historic Horse Drive trail to the Brewster Company Ranch. Attend a famous Western BBQ and Barn Dance. Or, admire the spectacular scenery on a trail ride, or winter sleigh ride in Lake Louise.

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Hawgwild FlyFishing Guides

Banff, Alberta

Let's go fishing!! Spring, Summer and Fall are the seasons for fly fishing and spin fishing the World Famous wild blue waters of the Bow River and Hawgwild Fly fishing Guides would be happy to entertain you, your friends and family on a fun walk and wade fishing adventure whilst on your fun vacation in the Canadian Rockies. Winter also has great angling opportunities at their heated fishing lodge right out in the middle of Spray Lakes Reservoir. Trout, trout and more Trout!! Brown trout, cutthroat, brook trout, rainbows, white fish and the odd rogue bull trout you'd be angling on the Bow River and on Spray Lakes Reservoir, they tackle some fine Lake Trout. Biggest this winter was a 12lb slob. Trips with Hawgwild Fly Fishing Guides are client friendly and include G. Loomis rods, all the flies, lures and tackle, waders and wading boots, spare jackets, lunch and soft drinks, transportation and experienced guide. They have half and full day outings with flexible start and finish times. Ice fishing trips include their warm heated ice fishing lodge, warm outer layers, ice fishing boots, all the gear, hot lunch and transportation! To book it is best to call or text Jim's cell phone at 1 403 678-7980 or kindly email BigJim@BanffFlyFishingGuides.com, which is checked daily! A WIN number and an Alberta Provincial Sportfishing License are required and they can be purchased on line at www.AlbertaRelm.com

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White Mountain Adventures - Winter Tours

Banff, Alberta
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Get the most out of your Canadian Rockies experience by accompanying our professional interpretive guides as they lead you through marvelous backdrops of snow covered mountain peaks and waterfalls frozen in mid stream. Or opt to explore snow-covered forests and along the shorelines of frozen lakes surrounded by picturesque mountain ranges by snowshoe, the easiest way to experience the magic of winter.

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GLENN PAYAN Peaks & Valleys - painting demonstrations

Banff, Alberta
2018-07-17 To 2018-07-19 MST

Canada House Gallery presents GLENN PAYAN - peaks & valleys Artist Demonstrations. Tuesday, July 17 - Thursday, July 19 2 - 5 pm each day. Stylized, sweeping forms grace the canvas from this talented West Coast artist. Payan’s whimsical style combined with his refined technique create a visually stunning body of work. Having spent much time in the mountains climbing and hiking, Payan has an intimate knowledge of the strata and drama of the Rockies. His West coast scenes show confidence and appreciation for the vistas. His work is endearing, captivating and inspiring.

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The Sheepdogs

Banff, Alberta
2018-08-04 To 2018-08-04 MST

Trends come and go, styles fall in and out of fashion, but The Sheepdogs remain steadfast in their commitment to rock n’ roll excellence. Join them at the Banff Center for some “Pure, simple, good-time music,”. The triple Juno Award-winning Saskatoon-based quintet has expanded its sound on Changing Colours to encompass more styles and hues to enhance The Sheepdogs’ trademark beef-and-boogie twin-axe riffs, hooks, shuffles and long-haired aesthetic. An event you cannot afford to miss!

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Chamber Werx

Banff, Alberta
2018-07-11 To 2018-07-11 MST

Join the Banff Center for Chamber Werx, an event which looks to expand the way we hear, see, and interact with art song, chamber music and opera. This multi-disciplined event will engage audience members in new ways through an assortment of music from the 20th and 21st century. They will be enhancing standard chamber music and artsong through stage direction, lighting, costuming and electronic soundscape.The event will feature Banff Center Opera in the 21st Century singers, musicians, and dancers.

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