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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All in the Wild Gallery

Banff, Alberta
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This art gallery on Banff Avenue offers visitors a close-up view of nature without venturing beyond the Banff townsite. All in The Wild Gallery features the work of Jason Leo Bantle, a prolific wildlife photographer who combines scientific knowledge of the natural world (he has a master’s degree in ecology) with an artistic eye to create stunning images of the region’s flora and fauna. The Banff gallery is one of seven galleries Bantle operates in Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Ontario, all of which raise funds for conservation efforts.

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Parks Administration Building

Banff, Alberta
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Completed in 1936, the Administrative Building is one of the oldest government-built structures in Banff and a recognized Federal Heritage Building. Wander the grounds and admire this rustic building, built in the Tudor-Revival architectural style with rubble limestone and cedar-shingled, pitched roofs. Inside the building, exhibits tell of the building’s history.

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Banff Gondola

Banff, Alberta
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Journey to the top of the Banff Gondola to see a whole new side of Sulphur Mountain and the Canadian Rockies. The attraction has completely rebuilt, redesigned and re-imagined the mountaintop experience, creating a world-class indoor experience that equals the awe-inspiring ridge-top boardwalk 2900 ft. above Banff. From new restaurants and interactive exhibits to a multi-sensory theatre and a breathtaking 360-degree rooftop observation deck, the all-new Banff Gondola experience heightens every sense. Be prepared! Parking can be very tight at the Gondola during the summer, especially during the daytime before 5 PM. Skip the hassle, leave your car behind and take the free shuttle from downtown Banff.

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Bed & Breakfast Package

A hearty breakfast is the best start to the day. And when you’re sitting in The Juniper Bistro, gazing out at the powerful silhouette of Mount Rundle as the sun rises above the valley, it’s more than just a meal. Our B&B package is valid midweek from mid-October to mid-May.

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Private Banff Sleigh Ride

Experience the romance of a 40-minute private winter sleigh ride for two in Banff's mountain meadows with Banff Trail Riders. Enjoy great views of Banff’s surrounding mountains while snuggled under an authentic buffalo robe. Save 10% by using coupon code ONLINE2SAVE and booking online seven days or more in advance.

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Banff Tour and Afternoon Icewalk Winter Package

Join two popular guided winter tours with Discover Banff Tours on this package deal. Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife on a morning tour of Banff's highlights including frozen Bow Falls, Banff's largest lake and scenic viewpoints, and see glittering frozen falls on the Johnston Canyon Icewalk in the afternoon.

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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. They are knowledgeable and super enthusiastic about developing your photography skills and enjoyment of their amazing scenery in this world-class travel photography destination. They 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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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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Banff Jasper Collection by Pursuit

Banff, Alberta

Explore iconic destinations and discover unforgettable travel experiences with Pursuit; a collection of inspiring adventures in Banff, Jasper and Waterton National Parks, as well as other North American destinations. Banff Jasper Collection by Pursuit provides immersive sightseeing tours (Brewster Sightseeing), deluxe transportation (Brewster Express), remarkable attractions (Banff Gondola, Lake Minnewanka Cruise, Columbia Icefield Adventure, Maligne Lake Cruise and Maligne Canyon Wildnerness Kitchen) and signature lodging properties and experiences (Elk + Avenue Hotel, Glacier View Lodge, Mount Royal Hotel) that delivers memories for a lifetime. Create your journey. Discover the unforgettable

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Create to Meditate: Paint Night

Banff, Alberta
2020-01-24 to 2020-01-24 MST

Create to Meditate PAINT NIGHT with Rocky Mountain Yoga's owner, Mindy Johnstone session on Friday, January 24th session is held at Wild Flour Bakery ( below RMY studio in the courtyard) $40 includes art material, warm beverage + light snack. This evening takes you beyond the mat into your community to celebrate Snow Days in Banff. Enjoy a meditative, guided paint class surrounded by the soft glow of winter lights. Painting can be a wonderful technique to develop a mindful practice and study the easy flow of breathing and fluid motions. Working with a meditative pattern of gradient colours, students will fill their canvas with beautiful colour tones. This evening introduces black canvases which make for a mindful approach of working with contrast.No previous painting experience is necessary to join. Perfect for beginners

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Yogic Explorations

Lake Louise, Alberta
2020-02-09 to 2020-02-12 MST

Join Jeff Mah for an intensive yoga retreat focusing on power practices and techniques for the changing world.

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Banff Gallery Hop - Take a Spring Break!

Banff, Alberta
2020-03-21 to 2020-03-21 MST

Take a Spring Break - Are you in need of a break? As we creep out of winter and the daylight slowly grows longer we can see a glimmer of spring on the horizon (maybe). For a break from winter - or just a break from the everyday - join today's Gallery Hop. There is ample sight and sound in the various offerings by 10 different venues to delight your senses.

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