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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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Mt Norquay, Banff

Banff, Alberta
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From the legendary ski racers that have claimed their glory on Norquay’s slopes since the 1930s, to beginners clipping on skis or a board for the very first time, Norquay is for everyone with over 60 runs to choose from. The fun does not stop when the sun goes down. Norquay offers the only night skiing in the Alberta Rockies. On Friday and Saturday nights the Cascade chair is fully lit, including the entire terrain and tube parks. Banff National Park’s deep-rooted ski culture started at Mt Norquay. Norquay is also home to Alberta’s largest tube park. Just take a seat on a purpose designed inflatable tube, hold onto the handles and get sliding! Summer months offer opportunities to climb, explore and relax. Norquay has maintained its place as the locals’ hill for over nine decades, it’s Banff’s backyard – all while hosting skiers, riders and sightseers from all corners of the globe. Norquay is a Banff classic!

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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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Lake Louise Gondola

Lake Louise, Alberta
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Ascend to one of Banff National Park’s most incredible views where grizzly bears and other local wildlife are seen almost daily. From the top, at 2,088m (6,850ft) the gondola ride is only the start of your adventure. Make your way to the viewing platform for a panoramic view that will take your breath away. Afterward visit the free Wildlife Interpretive Centre where Interpretive Programs are offered daily, including indoor presentations. A variety of guided interpretive walks are available daily for all fitness levels. Hungry, no problem. There are five unique restaurants located on-site that are sure to please. Dine on one of the famous patios or indoors. The choice is yours. Free parking is never an issue; there is plenty of free parking for your car or RV conveniently located just outside of the main day lodge. From here you can also take our free shuttle service to and from the Village of Lake Louise.

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Travel Offers

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Banff and Lake Louise Tours Package

See the best of Banff and Lake Louise on this popular summer package deal with Discover Banff Tours. Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife on a morning small-group guided tour of Banff's highlights, and in the afternoon visit beautiful Lake Louise and Moraine Lake to learn about their mountaineering beginnings.

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Alpine Canadian

Travel through dynamic landscapes of Western Canada by coach and rail. This tour is packed with incredible sights and unique experiences. From glacier fed lakes of the Canadian Rockies to the fertile farmland of the Fraser Valley, and includes 1 night on-board the iconic Trans-Canadian VIA Rail train.

Expires: 2018-10-12
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DIscover Lake Louise - Winter

Take a full-day tour to iconic Lake Louise with Discover Banff Tours and enjoy four hours of free time to explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Includes a professional guide, snowshoes and hot chocolate. Save 20% by using coupon code ONLINE2SAVE and booking online seven days or more in advance.

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Tours

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Timberline Tours

Lake Louise, Alberta
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Timberline Tours offers trail rides, day trips and overnight horseback riding adventures in the breathtaking Canadian Rockies. Whether you choose a scenic ride in Lake Louise, a three-hour ride to the historic Lake Agnes Teahouse or venture further to explore the Plain of Six Glaciers and beyond, you'll enjoy spectacular mountain views and expert instruction.

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Hawgwild FlyFishing Guides

Banff, Alberta

Let's go fishing!! Spring, Summer and Fall are the seasons for fly fishing and spin fishing the World Famous wild blue waters of the Bow River and Hawgwild Fly fishing Guides would be happy to entertain you, your friends and family on a fun walk and wade fishing adventure whilst on your fun vacation in the Canadian Rockies. Winter also has great angling opportunities at their heated fishing lodge right out in the middle of Spray Lakes Reservoir. Trout, trout and more Trout!! Brown trout, cutthroat, brook trout, rainbows, white fish and the odd rogue bull trout you'd be angling on the Bow River and on Spray Lakes Reservoir, they tackle some fine Lake Trout. Biggest this winter was a 12lb slob. Trips with Hawgwild Fly Fishing Guides are client friendly and include G. Loomis rods, all the flies, lures and tackle, waders and wading boots, spare jackets, lunch and soft drinks, transportation and experienced guide. They have half and full day outings with flexible start and finish times. Ice fishing trips include their warm heated ice fishing lodge, warm outer layers, ice fishing boots, all the gear, hot lunch and transportation! To book it is best to call or text Jim's cell phone at 1 403 678-7980 or kindly email BigJim@BanffFlyFishingGuides.com, which is checked daily! A WIN number and an Alberta Provincial Sportfishing License are required and they can be purchased on line at www.AlbertaRelm.com

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Discover Banff Tours

Banff, Alberta
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Discover Banff Tours provides small sightseeing tours and activities in both summer and winter for individuals and groups. Using mini-buses and vans personalizes our tours of Banff National Park and the surrounding Canadian Rocky Mountains. Our small group sizes give you plenty of time to chat with our friendly, local and professionally trained guides.

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Events

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Grizzly Beer Festival

Lake Louise, Alberta
2018-08-04 to 2018-08-04 MST

Do you love Craft Beer? If so then be sure to visit the Lake Louise Summer Gondola to sample some of the latest & greatest brews from Alberta & B.C breweries. Bear’s Den Smokehouse & Patio will be hosting this 18+ event. Register before the event to reserve your spot and receive a free token! You'll pay $10 now and receive 6 tokens to start you off. Once you arrive, tokens will be $2.00 each. There will be delicious Bear's Den Smokehouse samples available as well. There will also be live music by Daniel Poloni and a free shuttle to and from the village.

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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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Jens Lindemann and Brassfire

Banff, Alberta
2018-07-22 to 2018-07-22 MST

Attend the Banff Center, to enjoy the Brassfire concert! It is an interactive performance celebrating the rich musical history of the trumpet in particular.Brassfire is a complete stylistic performance presented by one of the most versatile players in history and the “International Brass Personality of the Year” (Brass Herald). Along with his stellar trio of world-class players, Gilad Dobrecky (Israel) on drums and percussion, Kristian Alexandrov (Bulgaria/Canada) on piano and percussion and Jeremy Coates (Canada) on bass, Brassfire is an entirely unique concert experience.

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