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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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Mt Norquay Via Ferrata

Banff, Alberta
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Feel on top the world. Exhilarate your senses. From Mt Norquay's Via Ferrata you will experience views of Banff rarely seen. A climbing experience along four breathtaking routes on the cliffs above Mt Norquay. Climb ladders, cross suspension bridges, and marvel at the grandeur of the mountain vistas that surround you. Each of the tours starts at 7,000 feet above sea level at the top of Norquay's sightseeing chairlift. After your tour, unwind at the the Cliff house Bistro with a beverage and appetizers – also included in the 6 hour tour. The views are wild, and tours are led by a highly experienced, ACMG-certified guide, you wear a harness that is always attached to the mountain’s steel cable pathway, securing you to the rock at all times.So leave your worries behind, live in the moment and get set to explore! Norquay’s Via Ferrata is designed to accommodate beginners seeking a taste of the alpine, as well as folks who already have alpine experience. No climbing knowledge is needed – just a basic level of physical fitness, and a big sense of adventure!

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Banff Gondola

Banff, Alberta
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At the Banff Gondola, you'll see more mountains in a moment than most see in a lifetime. Ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain to experience a stunning bird's eye view of six mountain ranges. Witness breathtaking views in every direction from one of several observation decks. Discover a 1 km interpretive Summit Walk to a national historic site. This exhilarating activity is open year-round and is a must-do on your trip to the Canadian Rockies.

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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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8 Day Alberta Winter Wonderland

Explore the best that the Rockies have to offer in the winter. Experience new adventures every day by joining this fully guided tours and relax at night by the fire while enjoying some outstanding cuisine in the jewels of the Alberta Rockies - Banff and Jasper National Park.

Expires: 2018-12-31
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Float + Via Ferrata Package

Experience two popular summer activities on this package deal with Discover Banff Tours. Climb the 2.5 hour Explorer Route at Mt Norquay's Via Ferrata on a small-group guided alpine experience up to 2,235 metres above sea level, then take a gentle one-hour float trip along the Bow River in Canmore.

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Rocky Mountain Journey - 10 Days (Ages 14-16)

July 12-21 and August 11-20 (Ages 14-16). Being surrounded by rugged mountains, glacier-carved valleys, mountain lakes, and alpine meadows helps to put life in perspective and consistently proves to be an inspiring place of reflection. Join Outward Bound on this once-in-a-lifetime excursion catered to youth aged 14-16.

Expires: 2018-08-11
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Sunshine Village Historical Snowshoe and Fondue Tour

Banff, Alberta

Sunshine’s historical snowshoe tour provides a unique Canadian Rockies experience through untouched powder deep into Sunshine Meadows. Let local guides at Sunshine Village take you off the beaten track into the heart of Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, surrounded by panoramic alpine views. Walk along paths taken by Canada’s First Nations and listen to stories of first discovery by European explorers. Put yourself in their (snow)shoes. The experience culminates indoors at the Sunshine Mountain Lodge with a traditional Swiss-style cheese fondue. Immerse yourself in an authentic winter alpine experience in a location rich in Canadian history.

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White Mountain Adventures

Banff, Alberta
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You'll find some of the best year-round adventures in the world right here in the Canadian Rockies. Incredible summer hiking and walking, amazing winter ice walks, wildlife watching, and snowshoeing adventures. Take the time to experience them with your own exclusive guide. You choose the date, time, trip length and go at your own pace. Our expert guides and naturalists will make your outing the unique adventure you are looking for.

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Rocky Mountain Photo Adventures

Banff, Alberta
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Rocky Mountain Photo Adventures is a Banff based, locally operated business offering custom designed tours, workshops and seminars in Banff National Park and the Canadian Rocky Mountains. We are knowledgeable and super enthusiastic about developing your photography skills and enjoyment of our amazing scenery in this world-class travel photography destination. We are passionate about the wider photography community and actively engage in educational, environmental and wildlife events and projects, both independently and through partnerships. Rocky Mountain Photo Adventures is a proud sponsor of the iconic Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival.

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Cameron Bird - alpenglow

Banff, Alberta
2018-09-20 to 2018-09-28 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 love and passion has grown over the years and has become the foundation of the artist so many have come to know today.Cameron has been painting professionally since 1989 and full time since 1999. Known for his confident big broad brushstrokes, Cameron’s work is confident and distinctive. Artist reception Saturday, September 22, 2 - 5 pm.

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Summer Music Series: World Premiere by Tyshawn Sorey

Banff, Alberta
2018-07-27 to 2018-07-27 MST

For the 2018 Summer Music Program, 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. Join them and Tyshawn Sorey, a composer-performer, educator, and scholar working across an extensive range of musical forms. Sorey is a multi-instrumentalist who performs on percussion, trombone, and piano. He performs nationally and internationally with his own ensembles, as well as with artists. 2018 he will assume the role of Co-Artistic Director for the Banff International Workshop in Jazz and Creative Music.Join them for a pre-Concert talk at 6:45 p.m. in the Bentley Chamber Music Studio.

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Summer Music Series: World Premiere by Zosha di Castri

Banff, Alberta
2018-07-20 to 2018-07-20 MST

For the 2018 Summer Music Program, 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. Join them for live music with Zosha Di Castri, a Canadian composer/pianist living in New York. Her work (which has been performed in Canada, the US, South America, Asia, and Europe) extends beyond purely concert music including projects with electronics, sound arts, and collaborations with video and dance. Join them for a pre-Concert talk at 6:45 p.m. in the Bentley Chamber Music Studio.

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