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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 everything you could wish for. Make your way along Banff Avenue and you’ll discover a diverse collection of designer boutiques, 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, take a dip in the famous thermal waters responsible for the creation of Canada’s first national park.
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Where to find Easter eats and treats in Alberta

Julie van Rosendaal Dinner With Julie

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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Attractions

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Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum

Banff, Alberta
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The Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum is dedicated to the appreciation, interpretation, demonstration and display of the cultures, traditions, and values of the First Nations of North America and their trading partners. The museum seeks to show how the people of this land lived and adapted to their surroundings and each other prior to contact with European culture, and how they continued to adapt after European influences. The Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum provides a link between the past and the present...demonstrating that aboriginal arts and culture is alive and flourishing today!

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Willow Stream Spa

Banff, Alberta
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Reminiscent of the hot springs that beckoned travellers over 100 years ago the pulsating waterfalls and the mineral pool in the heart of the spa rejuvenate tired muscles and soothe troubled spirits. The intensity of oxygen inspires clarity of thought and renews strength of purpose. Willow Stream brings to life the unique healing powers of the alpine air the sacred waters and mountain magic.

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High Rollers

Banff, Alberta

These are all good things. So we put em together in a big ole beer hall. Six bowling lanes. 3 pool tables. We’ve got bowling & rolling covered. New York-style pizza slices the size of your head. 48 craft beers on tap. So hang up your skis, skates, hikin’ boots & snowshoes and come make a few new friends. Order your pizza. Drink your beer. Bowl your balls.

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Wildlife Tour + Chairlift + Lake Cruise

Take a guided safari to see local wildlife, cruise down majestic Lake Minnewanka, and ride a chairlift high above Banff with this amazing package.

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Best of Banff

Explore Banff on one of most popular packages: 1 hour canoe rental, 1 hour horseback ride and Banff Gondola admission. Based on 2 people in a canoe.

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Discover Banff & Its Wildlife

Build a connection to a World Heritage Site on this trademark sightseeing tour as you visit Banff's landmarks and historic places. See and learn about wildlife behaviour habitat and their winter survival adaptations.

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Fall in the Canadian Rockies Photo Tour

Banff, Alberta

The Canadian Rockies is one of the most beautiful photography destinations and the late summer/early autumn is a precious time of year. This 8 day (7 night) tour focuses on the Canadian Rockies incredible landscapes, stunning waterfalls, marvellous canyons and colossal glaciers. Join award winning blogger Marta Kulesza and award winning photographer Jack Bolshaw on their 8 day photography tour around the Canadian Rockies. The 8 day (7 night) photography tour will be focused on 3 major destinations. Canmore, Banff National Park and Jasper National Park. The 10 available spots are open to all levels of photographers.

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Banff Trail Riders

Banff, Alberta
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Experience the thrill of wild west in the Canadian Rockies. Banff Trail Riders offers a host of exciting horseback excursions for all ages and abilities. Saddle up for a scenic trail ride along the Bow River. Dig in to a delicious barbeque lunch at an authentic cowboy cookout. 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.

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Banff & Bow Valley Photography Workshops

Banff, Alberta

This isn't your normal day tour of Banff National Park. Because this is a photography workshop, you will get plenty of time in each location to compose and capture images without being rushed. We will spend most of the day outside taking photos. Plus, we'll be teaching the whole group general photographic concepts, having a longer time at each location means more personalised teaching time for each attendee. Lakes, glaciers, babbling creeks, pristine woodland, snow-capped landscapes, and of course, the unmatched beauty of the mountains. Banff National Park offers more than we could ever possibly show you in a day, but we can't wait to show you some of the highlights and locations you have always dreamed of seeing. Our day trip to the National Park is led by Kristin Repsher, a professional photographer based in southern Alberta. The workshop itinerary varies by season; the main thing that doesn't change is how epic the landscapes are. We'll take you to a few of the world-famous viewpoints that you've seen on Instagram, like Two Jack Lake and Castle Mountain, but we'll also take you off the beaten path to some of the locally-known gems as well. Through all of these locations, you'll receive individual photographic tuition on the technical and artistic aspects of photography (including composition and lighting) to help you get the best possible shots of your trip to Banff. We'll get an early start so we can chase the best light through the park, and we'll finish it off around 5.30pm followed by an optional group meal where we can talk about our favourite images of the day. This workshop is organised so you get to see each location in the best possible light. Lighting makes a huge difference in photography, so if a mountain's slopes are lit by the sun in the afternoon, we'll make sure to take you there at that time. Due to the long days of summer, we won't be able to take you to locations at sunrise or sunset, but our instruction will help you judge the best light if you're planning to do other photographic excursions within the park. Hope to see you soon.

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Banff Canada Day

Banff, Alberta
2017-07-01 to 2017-07-01 MST

The Town of Banff is the perfect place to celebrate Canada's birthday on July 1st. Fantastic family-friendly events run throughout the day, including our famous parade down Banff Avenue. From bands to balloon animals to birthday cake, we've got it all. The full-day celebrations are capped off with a spectacular evening fireworks display.

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National Aboriginal Day 2017

Banff, Alberta
2017-06-21 to 2017-06-21 MST

On National Aboriginal Day, please joins us for Birth of a Family, a film by Tasha Hubbard followed by a panel discussion. Three sisters and a brother, adopted as infants into separate families across North America, meet together for the first time in this deeply moving documentary by director Tasha Hubbard. Removed from their young Dene mother’s care as part of Canada’s infamous Sixties Scoop, Betty Ann, Esther, Rosalie and Ben were four of the 20,000 Indigenous children taken from their families between 1955 and 1985, to be either adopted into white families or to live in foster care. Now all in middle age, each has grown up in different circumstances, with different family cultures, different values and no shared memories. Birth of a Family follows them through the challenges, trepidations and joys of their first steps towards forming their family. Meeting all together for the first time, they spend a week in Banff, Alberta, sharing what they know about their mother and stories about their lives and the struggles they went through as foster kids and adoptees. As the four siblings piece together their shared history, their connection deepens, bringing laughter with it, and their family begins to take shape.

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FLOW by Robin DuPont

Banff, Alberta
2017-06-01 to 2017-06-30 MST

Robin DuPont - Flow. Celebrate Canada 150 - June feature. Porcelain vessels teem with surface texture and pattern in our June Feature of Robin DuPont’s new works. Known for his atmospheric wood firing from his Anagama kiln, the artist also fires with train and soda kilns. This new work involves pieces from all these various ways of firing, which reveal subtle and inexplicable tones, surfaces, and effects.

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