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Johnston Canyon Icewalk
Hike on steel walkways built into the canyon walls and get an airy view of the canyon below. Travel through breathtaking scenery and nature on your way to the trail head and learn about the history and geology of Johnston Canyon.This popular wal""Join this small-group Banff guided tour and hike on steel walkways which have been built into the canyon walls. Travel through prime wildlife habitat and learn how Johnston Canyon was formed. You'll be led past lower falls and end up at breathtaking uptitle=Icewalk+Highlights&1=Enjoy+a+beautiful+tour+of+the+Johnston+Canyon+Icewalk%AE&2=Look+out+for+the+various+types+of+wildlife+which+inhabit+the+area&3=Learn+about+the+history+and+geology+of+the+area+from+your+knowledgeable+guide&4=Complimentary+pick"""Banff Canada"
From CAD71.00
 
Winter Tour: Banff and its Wildlife
"Build a connection to the World Heritage Site as you visit Banff's landmarks and view wildlife in their natural winter habitat. Hear how the history of the Bow Valley changed when three railway workers rediscovered a hidden treasure. See and le habitat and their winter survival adaptations. This is Banff's best tour for viewing wildlife and animal species are seen on 95% of the tours. Please note: This tour is seasonal and only operates from December through April.""""Join a personalized small-group tour and discover beautiful Banff in the winter! Over three hours your local guide will point out all the landmarks and wildlife in their natural habitat particularly their ability to survive the cold winter months."title=Tour+Highlights&1=Enjoy+a+sightseeing+tour+of+Banff+and+its+wildlife&2=Visit+historic+places+and+famous+landmarks&3=Learn+about+the+history+and+geology+of+the+area+from+your+knowledgeable+guide&4=Complimentary+pickup+and+drop+off+from+most+Banff+hot
From CAD62.00
 
Maligne Valley and Wildlife Tour
"There’s only one way to see the splendor that is the winter wildlife and nature of Jasper National Park. This guided tour takes you in a van through the most stunning sites of the park including Athabasca Valley Maligne Valley and Medicine Lake. See the diversity in the National Park as the van rolls along. There is minimal walking. Get great photos of animals along the way including Elk deer sheep goats
From CAD68.00

Cascade Gardens Tips (11)

CASCADE GARDENS

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 was disappointed. The lawns were nice, as was the setting, and I loved the stone building which is the headquarter's of Parks Canada.

I have seen photo's of these landscaped gardens, filled with seasonal plants, ponds, bridges, walkways and mature trees, they really do look beautiful and worth seeing if you are here at the right time of the year.
In summer they are filled with more than 50,000 flowers.

OPEN DAILY.... June to September.
ADMISSION FREE

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balhannah
Aug 31, 2010

Beautiful and calm

The Cascade Gardens were the idea of an architect named Harold C. Beckett. He envisioned the gardens as a journey through time. Although the gardens did not work out exactly the way he wanted, the result is a lovely garden full of bright flowers, cascading gentle hills, trees and ponds. These gardens are located at Canada Place, the Banff Park Administration Centre. I visited in August, when the flowers were at their peak. Even though the Gardens are literally a 2 minute walk down Banff Ave, the main street), it's not very crowded, and therefore quite peaceful. It's a nice place to sit on a bench and have a quiet conversation, read a book, have a sandwich or just sit in silence and appreciate the beauty around you.

The view facing Banff Ave is one of the most popular of Banff, appearing on many postcards, the garden in the foreground and Cascade Mountain in the background.

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Karlie85
Aug 20, 2008

Canada House - National Parks Administration

Situated in the beautiful Cascades Gardens just across the Bow River Bridge, it is an easy walk from town. The Park Administration Building has interactive exhibits about Canada's land and people. Admission is free and whilst there you can enjoy the Cascade Gardens, a great place to take photos of the town and landscape.

Summer Entry 10am to 6pm, May 21st to September 30.

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Mikebb
Oct 27, 2007

Cascade Gardens Beauty & Mountain Views

A short walk from Banff Ave across the Bow River Bridge and you will arrive at the beautiful Cascade Gardens and Canada House. The gardens are built into the hillside and as you walk through them you are surrounded with nice views of the Bow River, Banff town and the mountains in the distance.

We were there mid June and the gardens were in their prime, flower beds covered with flowers of every colour, huge trees dominating the gardens and providing shade for the visitors. Do not forget to take your camera as there are numerous photo opportunities.

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Oct 07, 2007
 
 
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Cascade Garden ,Banff Avenue, Cascade Mountain.

You just must go see these fantastic '' Cascade Gardens '' when you visit Banff and Banff National Park. I think when you tired , these Gardens are the right place to find a bench ,or just unwind on the grass.
The view from the Gardens looking at Banff Avenue and Cascade Mountain is incredible
beautiful.

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Waalewiener
Jun 20, 2003

The Cascade of Time Gardens of Banff National Park

These Tranquil Cascade of Times Gardens should not be missed on your trip to Banff, just over the Bridge ,you cannot miss the location, the Gardens have beautiful ponds, scenic views,wooden Bridges Pavillons ,walkways and 50.000 beautiful coloured Flowers,and Flowering Plants, the gardens have been visited since 1936.

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Waalewiener
Jun 19, 2003

Cascading Rock Gardens, Banff....

Cascading Rock Gardens, Banff. This pic was taken from the gardens down Banff Avenue.
Although it was still pretty, we didn't visit at the best time of year, which would be spring/summer. It was still nice to walk around though.

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Vic5
Aug 24, 2002

Canada Place and the Cascade Gardens

The distinctive Canada Place building is a Banff National Park administration building and behind it is the colorful cascade gardens. Its just a short walk from downtown across the river to get here.

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Spend some time in the gardens

Canada Place has a very nice building to see a lot of historical and hands on things about Canada. We enjoyed the gardens in the back.

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Sep 13, 2008

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Cascade Garden is very beautiful. In mid-summer, I could see many colorful flowers and butterfilies there. You can see the Cascade Mountain and Banff Ave far away from the Garden.

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Sakura_Kobe
Feb 01, 2004

A relaxing place is near the Parks adm building.

A great place to bring a book , or have a sandwich , or just lay around an relax , it is a very quiet place out of the busy season.
I highly recommend you check it out when visiting Banff.

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Waalewiener
Jun 20, 2003

Things to Do Near Banff

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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...
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Upper Hot Springs

We only had 1 day to sight-see in Banff. We had spent the previous day on the road from Jasper so today we just wanted to do something local. Perfect! I had seen pictures of the hot springs and...
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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...
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Johnston Canyon

We decided to begin our trip with a visit to Johnston Canyon, one of the parks most popular hikes. Perhaps we should have picked another time than a gorgeous Sunday afternoon because the trail was...
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Cave and Basin

Tourism in the area started here with this Hot springs Cave. Today bathing is no longer allowed in the cave ( you can view it though) but you can still visit the site and hike the trails in the nearby...
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Hiking/Trails

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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Getting to Banff

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Parks Canada box 900 Banff Alberta Canada T1L1K2

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