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Banff is Canada's most visited National Park. Banff's eastern gate is located approximately 100 km west of Calgary in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, and stretches 240 km along the eastern slope of the Continental Divide.
Originally set aside to preserve sulphur hot springs for public use, Banff's towering peaks and beautiful meadows make it among Canada's most incredible holiday areas.

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Columbia Icefields

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Jasper and Banff National Park's Columbia Icefields. Explore Athabasca Glacier and the Columbia Icefields.

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Banff Gondola Ride Admission

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Enjoy stunning panoramas of six different mountain ranges on the state-of-the-art Banff Gondola. Soar to the top of Sulphur Mountain for a bird's-eye view of town and vistas of Canada's first national park.

Banff Lake Minnewanka Cruise

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Majestic views of the Canadian Rockies while cruising beautiful Lake Minnewanka on this panoramic 1-hour interpretive cruise. Learn Native folklore while scanning the lake shore for big-horned sheep, deer, bald eagle and even the occasional bear. Cruise over to Devil's Gap for incredible views of the Prairies and surrounding mountains.

Tour Moraine Lake

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Moraine Lake is a stunning glacially-fed lake located in Banff National Park, in the Canadian Rockies of Alberta, Canada. Famous and iconic, Moraine Lake in the Canadian Rockies and is renowned for its breathtaking turquoise-blue waters and stunning surrounding mountain peaks.

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Banff Cave and Basin National Historic Site

Banff Cave and Basin National Historic Site

The Cave and Basin National Historic Site is a significant location in the history of Banff National Park and holds cultural and ecological importance.

Cave and Basin Location

The Cave and Basin is located in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada. The site is situated near the town of Banff, approximately 3 kilometers (1.9 miles) northwest of the town center.

Banff Cave and Basin National Historic Site History

The Cave and Basin is the birthplace of Canada's national park system. In 1883, three railway workers discovered the site, including a natural thermal mineral spring inside a cave. This discovery played a pivotal role in the establishment of Banff National Park in 1885, Canada's first national park.

Cave and Basin Thermal Mineral Springs

The site features a thermal mineral spring inside a cave, and the water is sourced from deep within the Earth. The mineral-rich water is known for its unique properties and has historical significance in the development of Banff as a tourist destination.

Cave and Basin Pavilion

The Cave and Basin Pavilion houses exhibits and displays that provide insight into the history of the site, its ecological importance, and the cultural significance of thermal mineral springs in the region.

Marsh Boardwalk

Visitors can explore a boardwalk that takes them through a unique marsh ecosystem. Interpretive signs along the boardwalk provide information about the flora and fauna that inhabit the area.

Sulphur Mountain Boardwalk

A boardwalk leads visitors to Sulphur Mountain, offering scenic views of the surrounding landscape. This boardwalk allows visitors to appreciate the natural beauty and geological features of the site.

Cave and Basin Interpretive Programs

The Cave and Basin National Historic Site offers interpretive programs, guided tours, and educational presentations that delve into the history, ecology, and cultural significance of the area.

Events and Festivals

Throughout the year, the site hosts special events and festivals that celebrate the cultural and natural heritage of Banff National Park. These events may include guided walks, presentations, and interactive activities.

Banff Cave and Basin National Historic Site Accessibility

The site is accessible to visitors with various mobility levels. There are ramps, boardwalks, and interpretive exhibits that cater to a diverse audience.

Cave and Basin National Historic Site Entrance Fee

There is an entrance fee for the Cave and Basin National Historic Site. Visitors can purchase tickets at the site or as part of a bundled pass that includes entry to other Parks Canada attractions in the area.

Visiting the Cave and Basin National Historic Site provides an opportunity to connect with the history of Banff National Park, learn about the significance of thermal mineral springs, and appreciate the natural beauty of the surrounding environment. It is a must-visit destination for those interested in the cultural and ecological heritage of the Canadian Rockies.

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Banff, located in the Canadian Rockies, offers stunning natural landscapes and a variety of activities for outdoor enthusiasts.

Banff National Park

Explore the pristine wilderness of Banff National Park, Canada's first national park. Take scenic drives along the Icefields Parkway and Bow Valley Parkway for breathtaking views.

Lake Louise

Visit the iconic Lake Louise, known for its turquoise waters and stunning mountain backdrop. Enjoy activities like hiking, canoeing, or simply taking in the scenery.

Moraine Lake

Marvel at the striking beauty of Moraine Lake, surrounded by ten towering mountain peaks. Take a hike around the lake or rent a canoe to experience its splendor up close.

Banff Gondola

Ride the Banff Gondola to the summit of Sulphur Mountain for panoramic views of the Bow Valley. Explore the boardwalk and visit the interpretive center.

Hiking Banff

Banff offers a plethora of hiking trails for all skill levels. Some popular trails include Johnston Canyon, Plain of Six Glaciers, and Sentinel Pass.

Banff Wildlife Viewing

Keep an eye out for wildlife such as elk, deer, bears, and bighorn sheep. Wildlife spotting tours are also available.

Banff Hot Springs

Relax in the Banff Upper Hot Springs while enjoying mountain views.

Canoeing and Kayaking

Paddle along the Bow River, Lake Louise or Bow Lake for a peaceful and scenic experience. Banff has some spectacular places for Canoeing and Kayaking.

Skiing and Snowboarding in Banff

In winter, Banff transforms into a winter wonderland with opportunities for skiing and snowboarding at resorts like Banff Sunshine, Lake Louise Ski Resort, and Mount Norquay.

Banff Dog Sledding and Ice Walks

Experience the thrill of dog sledding or join an ice walk to explore frozen canyons and waterfalls during the winter months.

Town of Banff

Stroll through the charming town of Banff with its shops, galleries, and restaurants. Visit the Banff Park Museum and the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies for cultural insights.

Columbia Icefield

The Columbia Icefield covers an area of approximately 325 square kilometers (125 square miles). It is one of the largest icefields in North America and is the source of several major glaciers.

Icefields Parkway

The Icefields Parkway, also known as Highway 93, is a world-renowned scenic highway that stretches through the heart of the Canadian Rockies, connecting Jasper National Park to Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada.

Peyto Lake

Peyto Lake is famous for its unique shape that resembles the head of a wolf. It is named after Bill Peyto, an early trail guide and trapper in the Banff area.

Cave and Basin National Historic Site

Learn about the history of Banff National Park and the discovery of the hot springs at the Cave and Basin historic site.

Banff National Park by Horseback

Exploring Banff by horseback is a classic and enjoyable way to experience the stunning landscapes and scenic trails of the Canadian Rockies.