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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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Feather-light dry snow revered by skiers worldwide is found at Alberta’s ski resorts. Visit the Big Three in Banff National Park.

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Banff Indian Trading Post

Banff, Alberta

Located in World Famous Banff National Park, for over 100 years The Banff Indian Trading Post has been providing an outlet for First Nations crafts. Today they continue that tradition with a wide selection of Genuine Native Canadian Handicrafts, Sterling Silver Jewellery, Pottery, Moccasins, Mukluks, Hats, Blankets, T-Shirts, Leather Coats, Furs, Souvenirs and much more. From the local Stoney Nakoda to across Canada and North America, they have the best selection you will find.

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Sunshine Summer Sightseeing Gondola and Lift

Banff, Alberta
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Ride the 8-person gondola and Standish chairlift to catch a glimpse of the stunning Mount Assiniboine on weekends and long weekend Mondays between July 1st to September 5th. Don't miss the opportunity to hike the trails through Sunshine Meadows and visit three majestic glacier-fed lakes.

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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 – and if you can climb a ladder you can climb the Via Ferrata. Ride up to the site on an open chairlift and watch for wildlife. Experienced guides at the top will provide an in-depth safety orientation and all the gear you need. Using a 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.

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Banff Gondola Admission

Journey to the top of the Banff Gondola to see a whole new side of Sulphur Mountain and the Canadian Rockies. We’ve completely rebuilt, redesigned and re-imagined our mountaintop experience, creating a world-class indoor experience that equals the awe-inspiring ridge top boardwalk 2900 ft. above Banff.

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Ski Big 3

Ski one of the Rockies' resorts or ski them all! Mt.Norquay, Lake Louise and Sunshine Village are within an hour's drive of Canmore. This package includes room of your choice and lift tickets. Price for one night during midweek, double occupancy. Weekends extra.

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March Madness Ski Touring Lake Louise

Based out of the Lake Louise Alpine Center, the long weekend will be spent climbing and skiing some of the Rockies greatest peaks. The end of March is an excellent time of year to climb and ski the high peaks in and around Lake Louise and north towards Jasper.

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Snowshoeing on Top of the World

Banff, Alberta
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Experience a unique guided adventure at world famous Sunshine Village Ski Resort where the Gondola and a chairlift ride takes you straight to the land above the tree line! Put your snowshoes on and walk with us away from the ski area and into a white powder paradise! Join us on this guided adventure, and experience winter with one of our professional guides the way they like to experience it - as a mix of fun, challenge, and learning, combined with the simple enjoyment of being outside in nature. We'll stop for a hot cocoa and cookies.

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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.

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Johnston Canyon Icewalk

Banff, Alberta
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Trek through Johnston Canyon to a world of frozen waterfalls and pillars of blue ice. This Interpretive guided walk along the canyon bottom and over suspended catwalks leads you past waterfalls frozen in mid-stream, and through a short tunnel for a close up view of the Lower Falls! The grand finale is the incredible Cathedral of Ice at the Upper Falls. It's the perfect destination for a hot chocolate break and a chance to see ice climbers in action. Guide, ice cleats and trail snacks included.

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BOOM

Banff, Alberta
2017-03-12 to 2017-03-12 MST

Written and performed by Rick Miller. An explosive solo performance that documents the music, culture, and politics that shaped the Baby Boomer generation. BOOM takes us through 25 turbulent years, and gives voice to over 100 influential politicians, activists, and musicians A mind-blowing theatrical pop culture tour through an entire generation.

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Stargazing at the Banff Gondola

Banff, Alberta
2017-02-03 to 2017-02-03 MST | Show All Dates

Discover the stunning tranquility of starry skies from the rooftop observation deck at the all-new Banff Gondola summit. Hosted by two members of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada* and a Brewster interpretive guide.Guests will take in star clusters, galaxies, the Milky Way, Mars and the Moon. Cloudy? No problem, join us in the Above Banff theatre for a special presentation. This event is included with your Banff Gondola admission. *Members of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, Calgary Centre.

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Cameron Bird - WILD

Banff, Alberta
2017-03-22 to 2017-04-05 MST

Cameron Bird has grown up with a passion for the outdoors. Whether it was a family camping trip to the west coast of British Columbia, a hunting excursion deep into the backwoods of the northern interior or time spent exploring northern Ontario on his grandparents' farm, Cameron developed a love for nature and its surroundings at an early age. This is our inaugural solo exhibition for Cameron Bird – we are honored to present his oil paintings to our collectors and friends.Exhibition runs March 22nd - April 5th. Artist's reception March 25th from 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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