Banff Things to Do

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  • 1. Banff Avenue

    The town lies in the middle of Banff National Park, in the valley of the Bow River and resembles a small town in the Alps. In the summer time it is mostly visited by hikers, and winter is a place for...

  • 2. The Cascade Gardens

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    I was told the Cascade Gardens are beautiful, and that I must see them as I enjoy gardening and flowers. I think I must have been here at the wrong time, as there were hardly any flowers in bloom, I...

  • 3. Sulphur Mountain Gondola

    Let's go hike Sulphur Mountain - Note to self, this is uphill all the way! The hike up Sulphur Mountain is 5.5km, and not done easily. You criss cross as you go up the mountain. The elevation of the...

  • 4. Lake Louise

    We were here early morning and the areas are already full with bus tourist and cars especially it was on Sunday and many locals too from other state coming for a visit. The lake is a short walk from...

  • 5. Animal sightings

    I was hiking off Moraine Lake one afternoon. It was nice and quiet, not many others around. I looked up and I saw this bird looking at me. It sure looked like an owl at first glance, but don't owls...

  • 6. Upper Hot Springs

    I had an afternoon of luxury at the Banff Upper Hot Springs where I "took the waters" and indulged to a massage and some pampering at the Pleides Massage & Spa Centre (Went in July 2005). Banff Upper...

  • 7. Bow Falls

    Early Sunday morning, we were in town and looking to kill some time, and we ended up hiking along this trail - you take Banff ave across the river, and the trailhead begins about here. For the first...

  • 8. Lake Minnewanka

    Just 10 km out of Banff town you will come to the turnoff for the 14 km drive by beautiful Lake Minnewanka and Two Jack Lake. We took this drive twice during our 7 day stay, the first time late...

  • 9. Hoodoo's Trail

    I didn't expect to find Hoodoo's in Banff! We were travelling along Tunnel Mountain Road, when we came across the Hoodoo Viewpoint. We parked the car and went for look, saw a beautiful view of the...

  • 10. Farimont Springs Hotel

    The Banff Springs Hotel is a luxury hotel near Banff townsite. Following the tourism vision of Willian Cornelius Van Horne, the hotel first opened in 1888 and designed by Bruce Price, an American...

  • 11. Horseback riding

    I visited this remote Lodge in Banff National Park by horse. 18 miles round trip. I enjoy a trail ride when traveling but this was one of the most amazing I have done. You can visit Skoki Lodge by...

  • 12. Johnston Canyon

    As soon as we enter Alberta state coming from British Columbia the first we intended to see is the Johnson Falls which is located 18 km from Banff, Highway 1A Bow Valley Parkway, there were tourist...

  • 13. Columbia Icefields

    The Columbia Icefield is technically in Jasper National Park, but it is almost halfway between the towns of Banff and Jasper (180km from Banff, 108km from Jasper). Take a thrilling 2-hour drive, most...

  • 14. Hiking

    I highly recommend hiking in Banff - in town as well as other areas of the Park. You can find a list of hikes here: JOHNSON FALLS/CANYON & INK...

  • 15. Vermillion Lake

    Is one of beautiful lake in Banff national park. The Banff area extending from Canmore to Lake Louise, has to be at the top of our list of favourite places, we visit the lake before heading to Banff...

  • 16. Moraine Lake

    After visited Lake Louise we drove to Moraine Lake which is a short drive to each other, the lake was beautiful as well and impressive. Moraine Lake is only half the size of its nearby neighbor Lake...

  • 17. Cave and Basin

    This is the other Hot Springs site in Banff. It is a Natural Historic Site of Canada. It is not open for public swimming due to an endangered species of snail living in the water. There are signs...

  • 18. Mount Norquay

    Mount Norquay is only 6kms from Banff. It was Summer when we were on the Mountain, and there was no snow, but instead, Bighorn Sheep. If you are here in Winter, it must be pretty good for skiing, as...

  • 19. Ice Caverns

    There are several companies in Banff which offer oragnised day trips to areas outside the town. If you are without transport (like we were!) These are excellent oppurtunities to get out intot he...

  • 20. Visitor Center

    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...

  • 21. Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum

    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...

  • 22. Bankhead Coal Mine

    The ruins of the old Bankhead coal mine are located along the Minnewanka Loop just before you reach Lake Minnewanka. The coal was used to fuel the engines of the Canadian Pacific railway. There is...

  • 23. Lake Louise Gondola

    The Gondola is not at the Lake, but nearby at the Lake Louise Lodge & Interpretation centre. You will finds signposts to it. The ride takes fourteen minutes, either in an open chair or a fully...

  • 24. Canoeing

    You will see some people placidly paddling a canoe down the very tame Bow River or Vermillion Lakes. Certainly a nice peaceful place to do it. A bit expensive though ($35 for the first hour, 20 for...

  • 25. Weeping Wall

    We came across the Weeping Wall on our drive along the Icefield's Parkway. Small streams of water were tumbling and spraying down the vertical walls of Cirrus Mountain from snowfields above. The...

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