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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
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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
 
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

Most Viewed Local Customs in Banff National Park

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Birds/ Animals/Flowers

One of the most commonly sighted animals in the park are Elk. You can see them by the roadsides in the early morning or at dusk. The bow valley parkway provides a better opportunity than the main...
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Presents/Souvenirs

All these wonderful items were found at the shops along Banff Avenue. I took these pictures because I've learned to curb my spending on decorative items. You wouldn't believe the amount of things I've...
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Churches

The pretty llittle white church is located at 102 Banff Avenue on the corner of Buffallo Avenue. Designed by architect John Manuel of Winnigeg in the Gothic Revival style. The church was built in...
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Local Crafts

Finding locally produced products in Banff is a hard task. Most craft items are mass produced in the far east - a hard fact of mass tourisim. Indian head wear and the popular dream catchers are all...
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I thought backpacking was supposed to be cheap

With over 1000 miles of hiking trails in Banff National Park, you would imagine this to be a great place for backpacking but it turns out only if you are the kind of backpacker that likes to spend...
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God's Country comes at a price

You can drive through Banff National Park for free. The Trans-Canada Highway is a main thoroughfare across Canada and is a route for trucks and people just going from point A to point B. If just so...
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burning too much wood ain't good

Parks Canada has come up with their own way of restricting campfires or perhaps is it just a way of making some extra money? Along with your camping fee, if you want to have a campfire, you have to...
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Canoes, eh

There is something about a canoe that is so Canadian. Native Americans invented them but my guess is the first white men to utilized them were Canadians and if that is not the case, they sure took...
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Tim's, eh

If there is anything more Canadian than a canoe, it's Tim Horton's. Man, these people love their donuts and I'm from the States, surely the second biggest per capita donut-eating country in the world....
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Taxi Mike

Taxi Mike is a Banff taxi driver who is a bit of a local legend for his wealth of knowledge of the area. He has his own website, which offers great insider's info about lodging, restaurants and night...
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What's in a name?

Banff in Canada shares its name with the much older small town of Banff in Aberdeenshire. It is here the similarity ends. However there is a connection between the two, this relates to hunting and...
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Dual Language with a bit extra

Banff like the rest of Canada has dual language of English and French. In Banff township we did notice a lot of Japanese writing in shops and other tourist spots. A very old language system was also...
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Jimmy Simpson had a mountain named after him

Mount Jimmy Simpson is named after the English guider and trapper who emigrated to Winipeg in 1896. He then found his way to Banff after shunning the farming life. He was known as the Grand Old Man of...
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CASTLE MOUNTAIN ~ The Ukrainian Connection

Under the shadow of Castle Mountain is the site of one of Canada's darkest memories...fading reminders of an internment camp built during the First World War.When Canada entered the war, more than...
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Top Hotels in Banff National Park

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8 Golden Knowes Road, Banff, BA AB45
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610 8th Street, Canmore, Alberta, T1W 2B5, Canada
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Icefields Parkway (Highway #93 North), (formerly Columbia Icefield Chalet), T1L 1J3, Canada
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Ranch Rd., PO Box 964, Kananaskis Village, Alberta, T1L 1A9, Canada
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Pyramid Lake Road, 5 km from Jasper, Jasper, Alberta, T0E 1E0, Canada
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Mt Shark Road, turn onto Spray Trail, 38 km south of Canmore, Box 8239, , Alberta, T1W 2T9, Canada
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Top Things to Do in Banff National Park

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Moraine Lake/ Valley of Ten Peaks

As busy as Lake Louise already was, I was concerned about the crowds at Moraine Lake. Luckily, we still got here early enough (around 10:30), that the crowds were not too horrible. There was a fairly...
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Peyto Lake

Peyto Lake was the last stop of our one-day roadtrip on the Icefields Parkway. This is another stop that doesn't require too much time, unless you want to go all the way to the Bow Summit Lookout, in...
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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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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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Banff Springs Hotel/Bannf Hot Springs

I guess you can't really go to the Rockies without dipping in the mineral waters of at least one of Parks Canada's hot springs - after all, that's what started it all! The very first hot springs to be...
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Banff Gondola

For my sister's sake, I didn't want to make this trip all about hiking so I basically planned for one daily hike in the morning, and one more relaxing activity in the afternoon. Technically, going up...
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Top 5 Banff National Park Writers

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zrim

"Banff"
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madamx

"CANADA'S FIRST NATIONAL PARK"
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scottishvisitor

"under re construction please come back"
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Camping_Girl

"The Canadian Rockies"
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Lady_Mystique

"BANFF NATIONAL PARK"
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