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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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Where to find Easter eats and treats in Alberta

Julie van Rosendaal Dinner With Julie

For locals, the Easter weekend holiday is all about gathering with friends and family over a leisurely brunch or dinner. For travelers, you never have to look far to find some good eats in Alberta.

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Red Earth Spa

Banff, Alberta
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Red Earth Spa is a full service spa with six treatment rooms. The Spa also features an esthetics room with two manicure stations and two pedicure chairs. Spa clients also have full access to the Hotel’s hot pool, steam room and exercise room. The spa has a number of areas for clients to relax before, in-between or after a treatment. Come join us at Banff’s only full service Spa on Banff Avenue.

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Rocky Mountain Yoga

Banff, Alberta

The town of Banff's dedicated yoga studio offers over 25 weekly drop in classes. Styles range for all levels of ability and experience; including Ashtanga, Flow, Yin Yoga, Hatha, Restorative, meditation and healing yoga. Workshops/International Retreats & Yoga Trainings are just some of the wonderful experiences to choose from. Established in 2009, Rocky Mountain Yoga is a community minded space that welcomes residents and visitors from all over the world. We are open year round and provide quality instruction with exceptional experiences. Located in the heart of downtown Banff and walking distance for many, you'll find us on the 2nd floor in the Bison Courtyard-right above the warm and fragrant scents of the Wild Flour Bakery. Practice facing the majestic views of Cascade Mountain. RMY is an intimate space of 1000sq ft. We have a women's and men's changeroom, 1 washroom, props and mat rentals.

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The Historic Luxton Home Museum, Banff

Banff, Alberta
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Open May 19 to October 1, 2017; 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Friday, Saturday, Sunday and holiday Monday's. Admission by donation. The Luxton Home tells the story of a Banff pioneer family - Norman, Georgina and their daughter Eleanor. The Home Museum features a glimpse of Banff over many decades and showcases collections of First Nations artifacts, paintings, china, furniture and more. The Luxton Garden is part of our heritage footprint with 120 year old lilac trees and a garden designed in the Arts and Craft Style ca. 1910. On weekends in July and August bring a coffee or picnic with the family and try a game of croquet on the lawn.

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Raft, Ride and Relax

Make the most out of your adventure! Whitewater raft on the Kicking Horse River with lunch, saddle up on a Cowboy Cookout with dinner, followed by a soak in the Banff Upper Hot Springs. Transfers not included.

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Play for Five Nights Pay for Four in Lake Louise

This season enjoy your fifth night free and a $200 resort credit during your next Lake Louise vacation! This package invites adventurers of all ages and abilities to explore Banff National Park from its base camp, Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. Price reflects min. 5-nt. stay for 2 guests.

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Banff and Lake Louise Tour

Explore the breathtaking scenery that Alberta has to offer. Featuring commentary from our driver/guides and key stops at Lake Louise, Mount Norquay, Town of Banff, and the Cave & Basin. Admission included to Banff National Park and Cave & Basin. Year round dates available. Includes transfers to/from Calgary.

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Banff Lake Cruise

Banff, Alberta
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Embark on a voyage of discovery. Enjoy a 60-minute scenic cruise on Lake Minnewanka, located just a short drive from Banff. Enjoy entertaining and informative story-telling as you travel through the spectacular scenery of the Canadian Rockies.

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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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Hydra River Guides

Banff, Alberta
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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 our mild, family-friendly trip to our popular Kicking Horse Classic and the Ultimate, which includes the upper and lower canyons, Hydra River Guides has a trip to suit all abilities and budgets. 150,000 rafters can't be wrong. Are you ready to join us?

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Canada Day in Banff National Park

Banff, Alberta
2017-07-01 to 2017-07-01 MST

The natural beauty, heritage, and culture of Banff & Lake Louise make for a fantastic setting to experience Canada Day on July 1. There is no better way to celebrate than being amongst the mountains and lakes that have defined images of Canada around the world. Begin your day by devouring a pile of pancakes and maple syrup at the annual pancake breakfast. Stomach full, make yourself comfortable in Central Park as local musicians and cultural performances fill the valley with sound from noon until late. During the intermission, take in the colour and energy of the famous Canada Day parade down Banff Avenue, before settling into the park again for the remainder of the evening performances. The celebrations come to a grand finale with a spectacular fireworks display. Watching the sunset and fireworks illuminate the valley and mountains surrounding Banff is a magical event not to be missed. Plan a day full of activities celebrating Canada's 150th Birthday by visiting the Banff Canada Day Event Schedule.

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Restorative Yoga and Cranial Sacral Therapy

Banff, Alberta
2017-07-23 to 2017-07-23 MST

Join Erin Chaba and James Boyce in this subtle hands-on speciality class takes you through a journey of the nervous system. Includes restorative yoga postures with Cranial Sacral Therapy and manual osteopathic techniques.This session promotes the body’s rest, repair & restore state and increases your innate ability for self-healing. Enjoy a mid Summer boost to help keep you active and healthy. Cost:$45/12ppl max.

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FLOW by Robin DuPont

Banff, Alberta
2017-06-01 to 2017-06-30 MST

Robin DuPont - Flow. Celebrate Canada 150 - June feature. Porcelain vessels teem with surface texture and pattern in our June Feature of Robin DuPont’s new works. Known for his atmospheric wood firing from his Anagama kiln, the artist also fires with train and soda kilns. This new work involves pieces from all these various ways of firing, which reveal subtle and inexplicable tones, surfaces, and effects.

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