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Banff National Park National Parks

The elements that make the Canadian Rockies a year round dream destination converge in perfect harmony in Banff National Park. Established after railway workers stumbled onto a thermal hot spring, Banff became Canada’s first national park in 1885 and today is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore more than 1,600 km (1,000 mi) of maintained trails on foot, by bicycle or on horseback. Come back in winter and ski some of the finest powder anywhere. The alpine towns of Banff and Lake Louise have all the amenities and everything you need to stay and explore this magical place.
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It’s a brisk, cloudy morning in February in a remote valley on the eastern edge of Banff National Park. Five modified shipping containers sit on the ground, vibrating. Inside are groups of plains bison—three or four to a container, not quite shoulder to shoulder, 16 animals in all. The bison each have a numbered tag attached to one ear, a special collar around their necks, and lengths of rubber hose duct-taped to their horns to protect one another from accidental gougings.

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The Grotto Pool and Spa

Banff, Alberta

The Grotto Spa is a detox holistic health spa with specialized and certified therapists that cater to the mind, body and spirit connection.

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The Banff Canoe Club

Banff, Alberta
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Canoeing on the Bow River is the quintessential Canadian activity; a peaceful way to explore Banff National Park. Rent a canoe or kayak from the Banff Canoe Club, or join one of our Interpretive Guided Voyageur Tours where you will be entertained with stories of the past, the history of canoeing and interesting local facts. No paddling experience is necessary. The canoe docks can be found just a short walk from downtown Banff.

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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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Tailor-Made Lake Louise Skiing

Let Ski Independence's team of Ski Specialists create the perfect Lake Louise itinerary for your 2017/18 ski holiday. Save 15% at the great value Lake Louise Inn + receive a complimentary room upgrade from a Standard Room to a Deluxe 2 Queen - book by 31 August 2017.

Offered By: Ski Independence

Expires: 2017-11-30
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Rockies Winter Experience

Spend 7 days in the Rockies and enjoy Dogsledding, a Snowshoe Tour and a sleigh ride amongst others.

Offered By: My Canada Trips

Expires: 2018-03-01
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Brewster Travel Canada

Banff, Alberta

With expertise in travel planning transportation hospitality and attractions Brewster Travel Canada is the standard of excellence for authentic travel experiences in Western Canada. Visit www.brewster.ca to learn how to Escape Connect Refresh and Explore with Canada's premier travel company.

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Alpine Air Adventures

Banff, Alberta

Alpine Air Adventures specializes in rock climbing, ice climbing, alpine climbing, backcountry skiing and snowboarding, avalanche courses and improvised rope rescue courses. Fully certified IFMGA Mountain Guide and ACMG Guides. AAA offers a variety of private and course based adventures to suit all levels of adventurer.

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Discover Banff Tours

Banff, Alberta
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Discover Banff Tours provides small sightseeing tours and activities in both summer and winter for individuals and groups. Using mini-buses and vans personalizes our tours of Banff National Park and the surrounding Canadian Rocky Mountains. Our small group sizes give you plenty of time to chat with our friendly, local and professionally trained guides.

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