Banff National Park National Parks

The elements that make the Canadian Rockies a year-round dream destination converge in perfect harmony in Banff National Park. Established after railway workers stumbled onto a thermal hot spring, Banff became Canada’s first national park in 1885 and today is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore more than 1,000 mi (1,600 km) of maintained trails on foot, by bicycle or on horseback. Come back in winter and ski some of the finest powder anywhere. The alpine towns of Banff and Lake Louise have all the amenities and everything you need to stay and explore this magical place.
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Rocks and Gems

Banff, Alberta

Walkthrough our doors and you will find the largest selection of semi-precious stone and fossil jewelry that we can fit in our combined 7,000 sq feet of display space in three retail locations. Add to those semi-precious stone carvings, mineral specimens, and fossils, and you get a “rock shop” like no other. With a huge selection of products and price points that are accessible to all, there is something for everyone.

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Via Ferrata

Banff, Alberta
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In Banff National Park, a unique climbing experience awaits on Mount Norquay’s Via Ferrata. Italian for Iron Road, it takes hiking to a new level – and if you can climb a ladder you can climb the Via Ferrata. Ride up to the site on an open chairlift and watch for wildlife. Experienced guides at the top will provide an in-depth safety orientation and all the gear you need. Using a an anchoring system of cables and ladders you’ll conquer the pitches and cross a suspension bridge to be literally on top of the world.

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Crock A Doodle Paint Your Own Pottery

Banff, Alberta
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There's hands-on fun for everyone at Crock A Doodle. Paint your own pottery and enjoy some relaxed creative time transforming ready to paint pottery into your own amazing works of art. Pieces are glazed and kiln-fired overnight, ready the following day.

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Eat the Castle

Luxurious food and beverage pairings at a relaxing pace with a storytelling local guide who'll share the stories behind this iconic "castle" in the mountains. Tours take place on select dates June to Dec. Take 10% off your tour with promo code Travel Alberta

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Daily Guided Hike

Daily group hike led by a professional guide, including transportation and packed lunch. A professional driver and interpretive guide with commentary and local stories will whisk you away to your hiking adventure. Choose from a handful of tours offered June 23 - Oct. 8.

Expires: 2019-09-13
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Everything Caribou

Experience everything Caribou! This package includes overnight accommodation for 2 in a Standard Room, $50 Food & Beverage credit to enjoy at the Keg Restaurant and 2 x $75 credit for the Red Earth Spa. Price listed from $175 per person. Min. 2 guests. Subject to availability.

Expires: 2019-09-24
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Rockies Ice and Alpine Specialists

Banff, Alberta
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Whether you’re an experienced mountaineer or an intrepid beginner, Rockies Ice and Alpine hopes to take you to new heights. Owned and operated by a certified guide with extensive wilderness first aid training, the company specializes in ice climbing, rock climbing, and alpine climbing. Sign up for an instructional programs to develop specific skills or a guided ascent of one of the area’s world-class climbing routes. Brave rugged terrain and dizzying heights to experience pristine wilderness and a deep sense of accomplishment. Whether or not you reach the peak, you’ll create memories to last a lifetime.

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Mystery Towns Clue Solving Adventures - Banff

Banff, Alberta
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Experience Banff on a virtual tour adventure with all the fun of a scavenger hunt, the puzzle-solving of an escape room and the challenge of an Amazing Race. Explore must-see points of interest from a unique and fun perspective on a Mystery Towns clue-solving walking adventure. Clues are delivered via the app on your phone. Enter your answers to receive the next clues and as you solve your way around Canmore you will discover local favorites and hidden gems. Take your time or opt to beat the leader-board.

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Hawgwild Fly Fishing Guides: Banff Fly Fishing: Banff Ice Fishing Trips

Banff, Alberta

Banff's Hawgwild Fly Fishing Guides welcomes you to Banff fly fishing trips and ice fishing tours near Banff Alberta Canada. Let's go fishing on the wild blue waters of the Bow River! G. Loomis fly and spin rods, all the flies, lures and tackle, breathable waders and wading boots, spare rain and bomber jackets, transportation, lunch, and Big Jim as your guide are included on the company's action packed walk and wade guided fishing adventures. They'd be angling for brown trout, cutthroat, brookies, rainbows and the odd rogue bull trout. Access is easy and the wading ankle to knee deep on a firm packed freestone bottom in calm water. Ice fishing tours on Spray Lakes Reservoir start in December and go until April. The hottest action is during the month of March and early April. Big fat Mackinaw trout (lake trout) we're jigging for with most of the fish in the 1-4 lb class. Some big 10 lb + monsters lurk in the depths. Ice fishing trips are client friendly including all the gear, lunch, transportation and two heated shelters. Let's go ice fishing.

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Jazz and Creative Music Ensemble Showcase

Banff, Alberta
2019-08-17 to 2019-08-17 MST

Vijay Iyer leads world renowned faculty and participants through an evening of jazz and creative music exploration. Featuring co-Artistic Director Tyshawn Sorey.

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Evolution of the Quartet Faculty Concert

Banff, Alberta
2019-07-16 to 2019-07-16 MST | Show All Dates

Featuring the Eybler Quartet, JACK Quartet, and Parker Quartet.The string quartet, as a genre, is simultaneously one of the most established musical forms and one of the most rapidly evolving. This conversation between legacy and experimentation will be played out every day in our new course, EQ (Evolution of the String Quartet). Who better to kick off this extraordinary new adventure than our faculty quartets guided in conversation by an internationally-profiled thinker and chair of the Music Department at Harvard University, the Canadian-British theorist Suzannah Clark.

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Brad Brewer

Banff, Alberta
2019-07-15 to 2019-07-16 MST

Listening to Brad Brewer makes you nostalgic. Nostalgic for endless late nights with best buds. Nostalgic for trying to figure it all out. Nostalgic for just letting it go. Essentially, Brad Brewer songs are the soundtrack to the good times, the heartbroken times, but mostly, the times where you're feeling a little bit wild. Happening at Wild Bill's Legendary Saloon.

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