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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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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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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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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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Northern Lights Dinner Package

Enjoy the freedom of refined dining at Northern Lights Café, with carefully selected cuisine at dedicated food stations freshly prepared as you wind down from your adventure. The Northern Lights Dinner Package: from $85/adult (includes Banff Gondola admission and dinner at Northern Lights). Seating times from 5 p.m.

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Jasper to Banff bike tour

The Icefields Parkway between Jasper and Banff has been called the most spectacular highway in the world. Experience two national parks at the right pace from the seat of a bike. This basic package involves staying in hostels. Additional package options are available which include hotel upgrade and rental bikes.

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Hiker's Package in Banff

Hiking in the Canadian Rockies is an experience of pure adrenaline and delight. Package includes overnight accommodation and hiker's boxed lunch for two. Valid until Sept. 30, 2018. Rates are based on availability and subject to change.

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Backcountry Skiing / Wapta Ski Traverse

Banff, Alberta

Join Powder Guides on the famous Wapta Traverse, the ultimate hut to hut ski tour in the Canadian Rockies. The Wapta Icefields spread for many miles north along the continental divide from the Lake Louise area. With vast glaciers, easy peaks and a well placed hut system, the area is perfect for a great ski traverse. Join us today!

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Chinook Rafting

Banff, Alberta
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Chinook Rafting offers the closest whitewater rafting to Calgary and Banff in the Canadian Rockies, with mountain views providing a stunning backdrop. There's rapids suitable for all levels from family-friendly rivers to big waves or roaring rapids depending on your experience and confidence. With over 30 years experience in excellence, they deliver exceptional levels of guest interaction and service with a team of highly-trained professionals committed to showing you a great time on the water. Chinook Rafting uses only top quality, modern equipment and their licenced, professional guides love sharing their knowledge, local stories, skills and enthusiasm to make your whitewater adventure one of life's greatest experiences. The whitewater rafting season runs from mid May to mid-Sept., with transport available from Banff.

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Brewster Sleigh Rides

Banff, Alberta

Brewster Adventures brings a Christmas card image to life at Lake Louise with a sleigh ride that follows the lake-side trail beneath Victoria Glacier. Enjoy views of the Ice Falls at the end of the lake by day, or the glow of the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise on evening rides. There is no better way to spend time together than drinking in the beauty of sparkling snow and blue sky, bundled beneath a blanket together on a horse drawn sleigh! The season for sleigh rides starts mid-December and goes to early April, weather and snow cover permitting.

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Summer Music Series: World Premiere by George Lewis

Banff, Alberta
2018-06-29 to 2018-06-29 MST

The Banff Centre has commissioned an extraordinary 12 new works! This new music will make an indelible impact on the contemporary music scene and will involve the Banff Centre participants in the most important process of the musical world: the creation of new art. George Lewis, composer, improviser, music technologist, and much more, will unite musical practices and aesthetics into a single important work. Join them for a pre-Concert talk at 6:45 p.m. in the Bentley Chamber Music Studio.

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Cave Lantern Tours

Banff, Alberta
2018-06-02 to 2018-06-02 MST | Show All Dates

Saturday nights. Two tours, at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. June 2 to Sept. 29. It’s after hours at the Cave and Basin, but you're being let in. All your senses awaken as the light from your lantern casts shadows on ancient grotto walls. Mysterious sounds and voices are a reminder that others, like you, have journeyed to these thermal waters for centuries. Lanterns are supplied; you supply the imagination. A family-friendly 40-minute program. $10.80 per person. Registration required.

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Susie Cipolla - painting demonstrations

Banff, Alberta
2018-06-29 to 2018-07-05 MST

SUSIE CIPOLLA - painting demonstrations at Canada House Gallery. Friday, June 29 - Thursday, July 5, 2 - 5 pm. Susie first broke into the art world at the age of seven, winning a bicycle in a Dairyland colouring contest. After that, art languished on life’s back burner while she finished school and pursued a career in physiotherapy. In 2009 she discovered a new passion in painting.Over the last eight years Susie has committed herself to improving her skills as a professional artist. She spends her days with her family on their rural property. Her art studio sits next to the horse coral and overlooks their ninety-year-old farmhouse. The local scenery is stunning, with towering mountains, flat farmland, old buildings, wildlife and farm animals in abundance. In 2015, Susie won the Grand Prize, at the Federation of Canadian Artists Signature Medal Show, for her rendering of a West Coast fishing vessel.Susie is a Senior Signature Member (SFCA) and a past Board member of the Federation of Canadian Artists.

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