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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 Ice Walks

Banff Ice Walks

Ice walks, also known as ice walks or guided ice walks, are popular winter activities in Banff National Park, allowing visitors to explore frozen landscapes and unique ice formations.

Johnston Canyon Ice Walk

Banff Ice Walk Location

Johnston Canyon, located in Banff National Park, is one of the most popular spots for guided ice walks.


During the winter, when the canyon is frozen, outfitters offer guided ice walks that take participants along steel catwalks built into the canyon walls to explore frozen waterfalls, ice formations, and the beauty of the winter landscape.

Grotto Canyon Ice Walk

Banff Ice Walk Location

Grotto Canyon, near Canmore just outside Banff National Park, is another area offering guided ice walks.


Participants can walk on the frozen creek bed, surrounded by towering canyon walls adorned with frozen waterfalls and ice formations. Cultural aspects, such as ancient rock art, are often highlighted during the tour.

Athabasca Glacier Ice Walk

Banff Ice Walk Location

While not within Banff National Park but nearby in Jasper National Park, the Athabasca Glacier offers ice walks for those interested in exploring a glacier.


Guides lead participants onto the glacier, providing insights into glaciology, the unique ice features, and the surrounding mountain environment.

Ice Walking Safety and Equipment

Guides and Equipment

Ice walks are typically guided by experienced and knowledgeable guides who provide necessary equipment, including ice cleats to enhance traction on the icy surfaces.

Safety Considerations

Safety is a priority during ice walks, and participants are briefed on safety guidelines and proper techniques for walking on icy terrain.

Banff Ice Walk Photography Opportunities

The frozen landscapes, ice formations, and unique winter scenery provide excellent opportunities for photography. Participants often capture the beauty of the ice-covered canyons and frozen waterfalls.

Educational Insights

Guides on ice walks often share educational insights into the geology, ecology, and cultural history of the area. This adds depth to the experience, making it not only visually stunning but also informative.

Seasonal Availability

Ice walks are typically available during the winter months when temperatures allow for the freezing of water bodies and the formation of ice features. It's essential to check with outfitters for seasonal availability.

Booking in Advance

Due to the popularity of ice walks, especially in Johnston Canyon, it's advisable to book guided tours in advance. Popular times may fill up quickly, especially during peak winter months.

Family-Friendly Activity

Many ice walks are suitable for families, and children can often participate with age-appropriate equipment. Check with outfitters for age restrictions and family-friendly options.

Appropriate Attire

Dressing in warm layers, including waterproof clothing, is essential for ice walks. Participants are usually advised to wear insulated, waterproof boots to keep their feet warm and dry.

Ice walks in Banff offer a unique and enchanting way to experience the winter landscape, providing a close-up view of frozen waterfalls, icy canyons, and other natural wonders. Always choose reputable outfitters, follow safety guidelines, and check the specific requirements for each guided ice walk.

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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.