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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 beauitiful 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 Banff Centre

Banff, Alberta
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Canada's creative leader in arts and culture, The Banff Centre is a globally recognized educational institution and conference facility.

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Sunshine Summer Sightseeing Gondola and Lift

Banff, Alberta
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Ride the Sunshine Summer Gondola – with its spacious 8 passenger cabins – to the Sunshine Village area. At the Village, stop at our interpretive centre before embarking into an exploration of the more than 12km of marked trails that wind their way through waterfalls, lakes, and flower-filled meadows. You can also take part in one of our hosted trail tours. Sunshine Summer Gondola and Sightseeing Chairlift will take the whole family to the “Top of the World" for an unobstructed 360 degrees view of one of the most outstanding areas in Banff National Park and the Canadian Rockies.

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The Fenlands, Banff Recreation Centre

Banff, Alberta

We have the perfect municipal facility for your event, be it a wedding, family reunion, hockey tournament, or corporate event. The Fenlands facilities include: one NHL-sized hockey rink; one 185' x 85' sized hockey rink with a spectator capacity of 550; four sheets of curling ice and a lounge/bar; two meeting rooms that can accommodate between 45 to 60 people each; a scenic concourse that is perfect for banquets and weddings; full service concession, free WiFi, and the Banff Sports Hall of Fame.

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Travel Offers

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Rocky Mountain Escape

Enjoy a 2-night escape in the beautiful Rocky Mountains. Stay in a standard room at the Rocky Mountain Resort and enjoy a $50 food and beverage credit for the new Alpha Bistro. Price is per person for a 2-night stay. Based on double occupancy.

Expires: 2017-10-31
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5 Day Winter Adventure in Banff

Make your way to Banff, the jewel of the Rockies. Take a sleigh ride, head to the hills and experience the "champagne powder" Banff is known for, and adventure through steel walkways built into the walls of Johnston Canyon. Includes 4 nights accommodation and transfers.

Expires: 2017-12-31
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A Taste for Adventure: Dine & Stay Packages

For 16 days in the fall, Taste for Adventure celebrates all things culinary in Banff and Lake Louise. Why not make a proper adventure of it and take advantage of dine and stay packages? Choose from participating accommodation and restaurant partners. Prices vary. Subject to availability.

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Tours

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Backcountry Skiing / Wapta Ski Traverse

Banff, Alberta

Join Powder Guides on the famous Wapta Traverse, the ultimate hut to hut ski tour in the Canadian Rockies. The Wapta Icefields spread for many miles north along the continental divide from the Lake Louise area. With vast glaciers, easy peaks and a well placed hut system, the area is perfect for a great ski traverse. Join us today!

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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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Events

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Santa Claus Parade of Light

Banff, Alberta
2017-11-18 to 2017-11-18 MST

As fall retreats and winter emerges, so does the wonder and joy of Christmas in the Canadian Rockies. November 18th, a flurry of family-friendly activities kick-start the season in Banff, bringing holiday cheer to a whole new level. During the day, take a photo with Santa Claus and tell him all your Christmas wishes. At dusk, the streets come alive with the magic glow of the Santa Claus Parade of Lights as a procession of floats, performers, and the big man himself traverses Banff Avenue.

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Harry Manx with special guest Kevin Breit

Banff, Alberta
2018-01-14 to 2018-01-14 MST

Harry Manx has been dubbed an “essential link” between the music of East and West, creating musical short stories that wed the tradition of the Blues with the depth of classical Indian ragas. His unique sound is bewitching and deliciously addictive to listen to. Blend Indian folk melodies with slide guitar blues, add a sprinkle of gospel and some compelling grooves, and you’ll get Manx’s unique “mysticssippi” flavour. It’s hard to resist, easy to digest, and keeps audiences coming back for more.

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Banff Craft Beer Festival

Banff, Alberta
2017-11-23 to 2017-11-25 MST

The most beautiful beer festival in the world takes place in the most beautiful place in the world, the Cave and Basin in Banff National Park. Banff is known for pristine wilderness, glacier fresh waters and beautiful scenery and you can now immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and stories of this iconic national park and landmark while sampling some of the best beers and spirits from over 30 Alberta breweries and distilleries, and delicious food from Banff’s finest eateries. This festival is held partially outdoors surrounded by the majestic Rocky Mountains.

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