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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The Grotto Spa

Banff, Alberta

Located in the Delta Banff Royal Canadian Lodge on Banff Avenue, The Grotto Spa offers a variety of treatments including massages, body wraps & facials. Spa guests have full access to the indoor saltwater mineral pool, featuring a rock waterfall and Eucalyptus steam room.

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Canadian Bowling and Entertainment Centre

Banff, Alberta
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Whether the weather has quashed your outdoor plans or you’re looking for a fun night out, the bowling centre at the Fairmont Banff Springs can be just the ticket. The centre offers four lanes of Canadian five-pin bowling— including neon blacklight bowling — as well as ping-pong tables and a pool table. If you’re looking for a nosh, the lounge serves up world-class food and drinks for grown-ups. The centre is open all year long and reservations are recommendations.

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Mt Norquay, Banff Sightseeing Chairlift

Banff, Alberta
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Welcome to the best seat in Banff National Park – and possibly the whole of Canada! More than just a chairlift ride, Norquay's famous Sightseeing Chairlift is a gateway to an unforgettable, 10-minute open-air journey into the sky. Soar to nearly 7,000ft elevation, accessing the historic Cliffhouse Bistro and get ready to be “wowed”. Zip up your coziest layers and visit Norquay for a memorable day of sightseeing, dining and exploring. Here you’ll discover cozy mountain meals, endless photo opportunities, and top-of-the-world views that need to be seen to be believed.

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Erling Strom Horseback Lodge Trip - 3N/4D

Ride through Alberta’s Wild West on a 4-day adventure with Banff Trail Riders following the Erling Strom Trail, a path forged through the dense Banff forests by renowned explorer Erling Strom in the early 1900s, staying in two quintessential mountain cabins. Departs Wednesdays, includes accommodation and a fully catered menu.

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Edmonton to the Rockies

Start your trip in urban Edmonton and travel to the majestic winter resorts Lake Louise, Jasper, and Banff. Try snowshoeing in Marble Canyon, traverse the spectacular Icefields Parkway, and join a wildlife watching Maligne Canyon ice walk tour in Jasper. 

Offered By: Canada by Design

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SnowDays Offer

Celebrate SnowDays in Banff with a special offer and save up to 45% per night on accommodation for stays between Jan. 5 and Feb. 4. This package also includes additional discounts at Willow Stream Spa, dining, bowling and winter equipment rentals. Come and play in a winter wonderland.

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Tours

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Banff Adventures

Banff, Alberta
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Banff's activity booking centre. For over two decades, Banff Adventures has helped visitors experience the best of Banff and the Canadian Rockies. Offering every Summer or Winter activity and tour available, they specialise in providing convenient service, allowing you to spend more time playing in the mountains and less time planning for them. Banff Adventures have a variety of packages that bundle activities together, saving you time and money. They offer bike rentals from the store in the Summer and ice cleats, skates, snowshoes and cross-country ski rentals in Winter. Open seven days a week. Your adventure starts here.

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CMH Heli-Skiing and Winter Adventures

Banff, Alberta
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In 1965, founder Hans Gmoser invented heli-skiing and staked out an exclusive 3-million acre reserve of pristine wilderness. Serviced by 11 lodges in the winter, the powder-obsessed can challenge some of the best mountains in the world. Multi-day trips include powder intros, family weeks, heli-assisted ski touring and private outings. In the summer, 2 lodges allow alpine addicts to commune with the mountains. Offering everything from glacier treks to photography workshops, the majestic peaks of Western Canada are the backdrop to getaways that are equal parts inspiration, relaxation, and exhilaration. Oh, and did we mention, travel by helicopter?

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Discover Banff Tours

Banff, Alberta
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Discover Banff Tours specializes in personalized, small-group tours and activities in winter and summer in Banff National Park and the surrounding Canadian Rocky Mountains. Operating since 1998, they have grown over the years but their goal remains the same: helping travelers get a memorable, one-of-a-kind experience while visiting Banff. Daily tours include sightseeing trips, wildlife tours, glacier adventures, icewalks and snowshoe adventures which can be experienced on a group tour, or personalized on a private sightseeing experience. Discover Banff Tours use only 24-seater mini-buses and comfortable sprinter vans for their tours, ensuring that they stick to small group sizes to give guests a far more personal experience and better opportunity to chat with their friendly, local and professionally trained guides. Their luxurious in-house fleet of vehicles ensures that you travel in comfort and style - with large viewing windows to enjoy the amazing mountain scenery.

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Events

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A Christmas Carol at Fairmont Banff Springs

Banff, Alberta
2019-12-05 to 2019-12-05 MST | Show All Dates

Do not miss the heartwarming tale of a man named Scrooge who is visited by three ghosts and learns what the true meaning of Christmas is all about! Through the use of puppets, music and not-to-be-missed moments of magic, this show is perfect for families of all ages.

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Book Talk—In Rhino We Trust: A Jenny Willson Mystery Series

Banff, Alberta
2019-11-20 to 2019-11-20 MST

Dave Butler presents the third book in his intriguing series. Willson joins an American colleague on a secondment to assist Namibian authorities trying to stem the loss of rhinos to illegal poaching. But the plan takes a dramatic shift when Willson finds herself in the cross-hairs of a conspiracy of wildlife poachers backed by a shadowy network of international buyers who appear ready to eliminate any obstacles in their way, including Willson and her team. While the African assignment allows Willson to sidestep personal and professional questions that remain unanswered back home, she quickly recognizes that leaving the Canadian Rockies could have deadly ramifications. Book signing to follow. This is a free event.

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Remix: Powered by Revv52 Holiday Performance

Banff, Alberta
2019-12-06 to 2019-12-06 MST

Celebrate the festive season at the Fairmont Banff Springs with a holiday performance by Revv52. ReMix: Powered by Revv52 is an extraordinary group of singers from Calgary’s Vocal Energy. This year, they bring their holiday performance to the Fairmont Banff Springs with a broad collection of classic and contemporary holiday songs. Be prepared to fall in love with their upbeat, energetic delivery, incredible vocal power and rich harmonies.All proceeds for this event will be donated to the Trees of Hope campaign which supports the Alberta Children's Hospital.

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