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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

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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Lakes /Mountains /Glaciers / Waterfalls

Tunnel Mountain is the closest mountain to Banff town, and the smallest that qualifies as a mountain in the Canadian Rockies. Native people used to call it "Sleeping buffalo" because when you look at...
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Bow Lake

The Bow Lake area was for the most part developed by Jimmy Simpson, who had emigrated to the Rockies from England in 1896 at the age of 19. He explored the area around Bow Lake, and quickly became a...
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Top Warnings and Dangers in Banff National Park

Warnings and Dangers

Beware off and respect Wildlife.

They may be cute and thy may look friendly but DO NOT feed the animals. This little guy has obviously been acclimitized to human contact which is not a good thing. These are wild animals. Sooner or...
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Be aware of lots of mosquitos

In summer, there seem to be a lot of mosquitos, especially on the campgrounds. You should wear a net over your face, to be protected of mosquito bites. West nil virus is spreading more and more in...
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Stay on the designated trails!!!!

When trying to find the trail between the Citadel Peak and the Brewster Creek, you should follow the stone heaps. If you get lost you can find the trail, after two small lakes on the right side of the...
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soo Many Tourist

Though blurry, I wanted to share this pic of a rock slide that is taking up part of Hwy 93 ...... for 2 days I'd seen signs warning of avalanches and poo-poo'd them all .. until I drove by this bit of...
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Take enough water clothing and food during your hikes!!

Between Porcupine campground and Lake Og Campground you will not find any water resources! Thus you should take a lot of water when leaving Porcupine. We ran out of water while hiking through the...
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"CANADA'S FIRST NATIONAL PARK"
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