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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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Banff Gondola Ride
Banff Gondola Ride

Where to find Easter eats and treats in Alberta

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For locals, the Easter weekend holiday is all about gathering with friends and family over a leisurely brunch or dinner. For travelers, you never have to look far to find some good eats in Alberta.

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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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Canada House Gallery

Banff, Alberta
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Showcasing the work of a diverse collection of nationally and internationally recognized Canadian artists, this Banff gallery has paintings, sculptures and a vast collection of Inuit art from Canada's arctic.

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Cave and Basin National Historic Site

Banff, Alberta
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The Cave and Basin National Historic Site commemorates the birthplace of Canada's National Parks, which all began here in 1885 after the discovery of the hot springs. Visit the Cave to see where it all began, or take a Discovery Tour and learn more about the history and culture about this special place.

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Rockies Winter Retreat

Enjoy a winter wonderland in the Canadian Rockies with this memorable journey by rail and road.

Expires: 2017-11-10
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Alberta Explorer

Ski the Canadian Rockies on this tailor-made ski safari in the National Parks.

Offered By: Frontier Canada

Expires: 2017-12-05
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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 personalises 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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Chinook Rafting

Banff, Alberta
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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.

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Banff Trail Riders

Banff, Alberta
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Extraordinary Riding Adventures in Banff National Park, Canadian Rockies. Banff Trail Riders offers a range of exciting horseback excursions from hourly trail rides to multi day backcountry pack trips. All all ages and abilities welcome. Saddle up for a scenic trail ride along the Bow River. Dig in to a delicious barbeque lunch at an authentic cowboy cookout and front country cabin. Hit the trails for an overnight horseback adventure and sleep in a backcountry lodge. Or, take a horse drawn sleigh ride through a magical winter wonderland. We'd love to have you join us one day!

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