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    Banff Gondola

    by Karlie85 Written Sep 10, 2006

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    I decided to be adventurous and go on the Banff Gondola. It was scary on the way up and I thought I was going to be sick on the way down, but the trip was well worth it. The trip is about 8 minutes each way, and cost us $23.50 each. There is a little souvenier shop and restuarant at the top.

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    Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum

    by Mikebb Written Oct 8, 2007

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    This was one of the best museums I visited on this trip, the everyday scences resembling the life of the Buffalo Nation People are outstanding. Our visit gave me an understanding of these people which rarely reaches the "big screen".

    Entry Fee $8 Adults, $2.50 children aged 6 to 12 years.

    Open Summer Time 11 am to 6 pm, From October 9 am to 5 pm

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    Banff Information Centre

    by Mikebb Updated Oct 6, 2007

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    When arriving into a new destination our first stop usually is the Information or Visitor Centre where you can obtain brochures and maps on the location and nearby district. For those requiring accommodation the Banff centre has a Accommodation Available board which can save valuable time in obtaining suitable accommodation.

    We found the service provided to be outstanding.

    The centre is open summertime 8am to 8pm, winter 9am to 5pm

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    Banff Springs Hotel

    by londonlover Written Aug 26, 2005

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    Banff Springs Hotel

    Unless you're floating in money or it's a very special occasion, I wouldn't stay here. But I would have lunch here!

    Banff Springs Hotel was built specifically for the rich toursits who poured into Banff on the Canadian Pacific Railroad. Since the railway business died off, it has undergone a rejuvenation and is now more popular (and expensive!) than ever.

    Styled as a Scottish baronial mansion, this hotel is worth a few hours of sightseeing. Visit the shops, walk the grounds, and most of all, have a buffet lunch--the best you will ever have! Afterwards, take the free guided walking tour of the hotel, led by a knowledgeable guide who will tell you the story of the hotel.

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    Banff Gondola

    by GentleSpirit Written Feb 20, 2013

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    For some reason, I have never been a real big fan of gondolas. If you aren't hiking these can be a nice way of getting to some truly beautiful viewpoints, so make sure to take your camera.

    In Banff township go to the end of Mountain Avenue, you will find the entrance there. That is about 2.5 km from the downtown. On public transport it is Route 1, it will leave you right in front. The gondola goes up Sulphur Mountain. The ride lasts 8 minutes. At the top you get off and there are several restaurants there. Check the website and local tour operators, there are some specials that give you a gondola ticket and dinner at a discounted rate.

    It is not cheap, but people I know who have taken it say the views were incredible. I would rather hike up the mountain personally

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    Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

    by sam_was_here Written Apr 15, 2007
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    Well if you dont have the wallet to match the bill to stay here, its still well worth spending a few hours here to look around the public areas. These include the shops(off course...) the picture museum, the resturant, bar and also all of the outside areas, which have great views of the mountains and the hotel.

    Can quite easily spend some time here, the hotel is immaculate and well, the grounds are stunning. So if you have a few hours to kill, cross the bow river from banff and go and take a small wlalk around!

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    The Banff Springs Hotel

    by Blatherwick Written May 13, 2006
    The Banff Springs Hotel

    The Banff Springs Hotel is a magnificent old railway hotel in the Scottish Baronial style designed by architect Bruce Price. It was built over a century ago by the Canadian Pacific Railway, at the instigation of its President, William Cornelius Van Horne, and rebuilt in the 1928 after a fire destroyed the original in 1926. The hotel is within a spectacular setting in the Rocky Mountains, just above the Bow Falls, and close to the thermal springs. Although this place is expensive for most people to stay at, it is a great place to sit down and have lunch.

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  • High Tea

    by Idadelf Written Mar 3, 2005

    Tour or go through the Banff Fairmont Springs hotel and have high tea. Its quite a hotel and the view in the tea room is wonderful. The little treats and sandwiches are good too and all worth the price.

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    Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies

    by lohki Written Jan 19, 2006

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    Didn't actually have the time to see the galleries this round, but I am looking forward to my next trip home.

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    Banff Gondolas

    by Hanau93 Written Apr 17, 2006

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    Cody and I on top of the Mountain

    Conveniently located only 5 min. from the Banff Townsite. The view is really nice..
    More info on website below..

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    Downtown Banff

    by taryn21 Written Aug 31, 2004

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    the main street in Banff

    Banff is a great town to just spend an evening walking around, checking out all the little shops. It's a very picturesque small town with great nightlife.

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    Banff

    by Rice_Paper Updated Sep 11, 2002

    Just a pic of a shop in Banff's main street. If you're not into hiking or participating in winter activities (skiing, snowboarding, etc), then maybe Banff isn't your cup of tea.

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