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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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Things to Do in Banff National Park

Columbia Icefields

Jasper Columbia Icefield

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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 Drives

Banff Drives

Banff National Park offers several scenic drives that showcase the stunning landscapes, majestic mountains, and pristine wilderness of the Canadian Rockies.

Driving Banff's Icefields Parkway (Highway 93)

Route: Running between Lake Louise and Jasper, the Icefields Parkway is renowned as one of the most scenic drives globally, offering breathtaking views of glaciers, mountains, and wildlife.

Driving Banff's Bow Valley Parkway (Highway 1A)

Route: This scenic alternate route parallels the Trans-Canada Highway between Banff and Lake Louise, providing a quieter drive with opportunities for wildlife viewing and scenic overlooks.

Vermilion Lakes Drive

Route: A short and picturesque drive along Vermilion Lakes Road offers views of Mount Rundle and the Vermilion Lakes. It's especially beautiful during sunrise and sunset.

Banff's Lake Minnewanka Scenic Drive

Route: Enjoy a scenic drive along the shores of Lake Minnewanka, the largest lake in Banff National Park. The drive provides stunning views of the lake and surrounding mountains.

Sulphur Mountain Drive

Route: Drive or take a scenic gondola ride to the summit of Sulphur Mountain. The road offers panoramic views of the Bow Valley, Banff townsite, and surrounding peaks.

Banff's Castle Junction to Lake Louise Drive

Route: This stretch of the Trans-Canada Highway offers spectacular views of Castle Mountain and transitions into the stunning scenery around Lake Louise.

Moraine Lake Road

Route: A short drive leads to the breathtaking Moraine Lake. While parking is limited, the drive and the views of the lake and surrounding peaks are worth it.

Rampart Creek to Columbia Icefield Drive

Route: Part of the Icefields Parkway, this segment offers views of towering peaks, glaciers, and the impressive Columbia Icefield.

Driving Lake Louise to Yoho National Park (Highway 1)

Route: Head west from Lake Louise on the Trans-Canada Highway to explore Yoho National Park, passing by the stunning Spiral Tunnels and Natural Bridge.

Banff to Johnston Canyon Drive

Route: A short drive from Banff takes you to Johnston Canyon, known for its waterfalls and scenic hiking trails.

Driving Lake Louise to Morant's Curve

Route: Travel along the Bow Valley Parkway to reach Morant's Curve, a famous spot for photographing trains with the backdrop of Mount Temple.

Driving Banff's Sunshine Road

Route: Accessible from Banff, this road leads to the Sunshine Village ski resort and provides stunning views of the surrounding mountains.

Banff's Lake Minnewanka Loop Drive

Route: This loop drive takes you around Lake Minnewanka, offering opportunities for sightseeing, picnicking, and wildlife viewing.

Before embarking on these drives, be sure to check for road conditions and closures, especially during the winter months. Each drive offers a unique perspective of Banff's natural beauty, and stopping at viewpoints along the way enhances the experience.

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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.