The Bow Valley is one of Alberta’s culinary hot spots. Here’s why.
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.
Eureka escape room adventures has fully immersive interactive puzzle rooms where you will need to work with your team to complete an objective in under one hour to win. Our themed rooms are designed completely different, with no theme having the same objective. You will need to figure out the puzzles in order to complete your task. Communication within your team will be critical.
Jump on an inflatable snow tube and hold on tight as you slide, spin and speed across the snow at our popular Tube Park. Located just five minutes from the town of Banff, Mt. Norquay’s Tube Park offers fresh mountain air, legendary views and an easy adrenaline rush. With 8 lanes of high-speed fun, our Tube Park is the largest in Alberta. We supply the tubes, and our purpose-built magic carpet towing system will pull you to the top of our specially groomed tubing lanes, so there’s no need to walk uphill after each ride. Tubing is suitable for all ages, including children aged 4 and over but must be a minimum of 42 inches tall. Our Snow Tube Park also includes a small sliding area, and a kids’ play area. This season, our Snow Tube Park opens on Fridays and Saturdays starting from January 2019. The Rattle Snake Tube Lane will be open Thursday through Sunday 11 am to 4pm.
With another location in Canmore, Carter-Ryan Gallery bills itself as a place where visual art and theatre coexist under one roof. Both locations are co-owned by Indigenous visual artist Jason Carter — whose art appears in a permanent installation at the Calgary International Airport — and author/director/media personality Bridget Ryan. Here you’ll find vibrant, modern paintings of animals and nature scenes, and bold soapstone carvings by day, and theatre performances by local directors and actors by night.
Mountain views, private hot tub, wine and s'mores. The perfect combination for the Romance on the Ridge package. Includes 2 nights in a King Suite with private hot tub, s'mores, bottle of wine and breakfast in your fridge. Price is per person based on double occupancy.
Wind through Rocky Mountains picturesque landscapes on a two-hour rafting ride with Chinook Rafting. Located just 45 minutes from Calgary and Banff, these class 2-3 rapids are perfect for families and novice rafters. Save 10% by using coupon code ONLINE2SAVE and booking online seven days or more in advance.
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 includes Banff Gondola admission and buffet dinner at Northern Lights. Seating times from 5 PM.
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?
Big waves, rushing rapids & wicked whitewater. This is the Kicking Horse River. Let them introduce you to the water they call home. Hydra River Guides has been introducing guests to the thrills of whitewater rafting for over 30 years. The Kicking Horse River boasts big waves, continuous rapids and a guaranteed good time. With four rafting trips on offer, ranging from the mild, family-friendly trip to the popular Kicking Horse Classic and the Ultimate, Hydra River Guides has a trip to suit all abilities and budgets. 180,000 rafters can't be wrong. Are you ready to join?
Guided rock climbing, mountaineering, ice climbing, ski touring in Banff and the surrounding areas. Banff Alpine Guides also offers avalanche courses and climbing instruction. All of the guides and instructors are certified under the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides and/or the International Federation of Mountain Guides.
The Brent Lee Band is a Wild Bill's favourite. Join Wild Bill's for live country music, come early to get a spot!
The Spring Concert Series is back at Banff Sunshine Village. Starting every weekend they'll be jammin’ with bands from all around Canada performing on the Pepsi stage. Join them in the Coors Light beer garden at the Mad Trapper's Saloon. Each weekend, the Pepsi stage will host a different artist playing on Saturday and Sunday in the afternoon. So, grab a seat, grab a beer, and relax while listening to live music in the heart of the Rockies. Bands to be announced,
Equal parts exhilarating precision and reckless abandon, Lemon Bucket Orkestra’s live shows are truly an immersive experience - ranging from the ecstatic to the cathartic, and all points in between!