Banff National Park Things to Do

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Most Viewed Things to Do in Banff National Park

  • 1. Moraine Lake/ Valley of Ten Peaks

    Moraine Lake is located near Lake Louise and definitely a lake you can't miss if you travel to the Canadian Rockies. Moraine Lake is set below the Valley of Ten Peaks and it rivals Lake Louise in...

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  • 2. Peyto Lake

    5 out of 5 stars

    If you are planning to drive the beautiful Icefields Parkway then Peyto Lake is a must see! Yes, from the parking lot it's only a short trail up to the viewpoint and it can get very crowded up...

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  • 3. Johnston Canyon

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Johnston canyon is one of the most popular hiking options in the park with either a 2 mile round hike to the lower falls or a 4 mile hike to the upper falls. Its best to get here early as the parking...

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  • 4. Icefields Parkway

    5 out of 5 stars

    I am not sure the Columbia Icefields are really a must see item . They are a small part of a huge glacier just over the ridge . But people come from all over the world to stand on the ice . You need...

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  • 5. Lakes /Mountains /Glaciers / Waterfalls

    Take on Mt. Indefatigable! Words to describe it include: great excersize, spectacular views and the opportunity to experience all four seasons in just one afternoon! Be sure to dress in layers and...

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  • 6. Hiking/Trails

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    One of the most easily accessible alpine meadows in the Rockies is the Sunshine Meadows area, just west of Banff. A ski area in the summer, the Sunshine Meadows complex stays open in the summer to...

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  • 7. Sulphur Mountain Gondola

    The Banff Gondola rises up to an elevation of 7500 feet in under 8 minutes to the top of Sulphur mountain. Once at the top there is an observation station with a gift shop, restuarant ( $$$),...

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  • 8. Lake Louise/Chateau Lake Louise.

    Lake Louise So beautiful !! We parked and took the short walk to the lake. Everything is snowy and icy , even though it is officially spring. The mountain towering over the lake comes and goes through...

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  • 9. Bow Lake

    Bow Lake is part of the Icefields Parkway and is at 1920 m above sea level. It's one of the smaller lakes in the National Park but it's adjacent to the Bow River. It's south of the Bow Summit where...

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  • 10. Banff Springs Hotel/Bannf Hot Springs

    I was recommended to go to the Banff Hot Springs when I was there. It is a nice relaxing thing to do after a long hike or even after skiing at the local mountains. They have swimsuits and towels for...

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  • 11. Banff Town/nearby Lakes/Falls

    Canada Day is the national holiday of Canada and takes place every year on July 1. The holiday was originally called Dominion Day in 1982 but received its present name. During Canada Day parades are...

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  • 12. Athabasca Falls/Glacier

    If you intend to walk on the icefield be careful. The icefield is 100-350 m deep and is surrounded by many peaks that are over 3000m. Tours on the ice explorer operate in the summer time from 9 am to...

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  • 13. Wildlife

    If you spend any time whatsoever inside the park you will be bound to run into something. The park is absolutely teeming with elk, sheep, deer, and bear. i also came across a coyote but he was too...

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  • 14. Vermilion Lakes

    4 out of 5 stars

    The Vermilion Lakes are 3 small lakes in a wetland area that are situated west of the Banff townsite. You can stroll around this wetland area in the summer time. Fenland Trail is also accessible from...

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  • 15. Mount Rundle

    Mount Rundle reaches up 2,948 metres it is just one of many mountains in the Canadian Rockies South Banff Range. Mount Rundle was named by John Palliser in 1858, he named it after the Reverend Robert...

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  • 16. Flowers

    Stunning Lake gloriously blue - lots to do here - have a walk along the lake side or just relax outside Jimmy Simpson's Trading Store where you can buy gifts post your postcards & have a quiet drink...

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  • 17. Cave and Basin

    Cave and BasinThis is just a short ride from the Town Center. It was much better than I thought it would be. We went into the cave and had a look at the natural...

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  • 18. Ski the Rockies

    Woke up this morning all set but with a bit of apprehension for our day of skiing . Outside at 8:30 this morning it is -12C...we hope we don't freeze.We get to...

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  • 19. Cascade Gardens

    Our next stop is the Cascade Gardens . I had read about them but didnT know where they were located , we stumbled upon them on the way to the Banff Springs...

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  • 20. The Founders of The Whyte Museum

    the residence of Peter and Catherine Whyte 1931This is a lovely log home and residence of the founder of the Whyte Museum . I enjoyed hearing tale of the...

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  • 21. Moore Residence

    Historical housesThe 1917 Moore Residence. 125 Lynx St This log home was surprisingly spacious and had lots of interesting artifacts . This had once belonged to...

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  • 22. See the the Rockies

    For me the best part of being in Banff is seeing the Rocky Mountains . I am not a big skier although I will take a run but just standing in the streets in Banff...

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  • 23. Whyte Museum

    This is well worth a visit. Admission is by donation . They had a wonderful ever changing art display , which feature artists from around the world . I did...

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  • 24. On a Clear Day See Forever - Gondola

    My friend wouldn't spend the money to go up the Gondola to the top because "he'd been on gondolas before" - I decided that it was worth my while and money! I...

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  • 25. Castle Mountain

    I stopped at Castle Mountain, which is half way between Banff and Lake Louise, on a few occasions during my visits to the Canadian Rockies. This mountain was...

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