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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 Lakes

Banff Lakes

Banff National Park is home to several stunning lakes, each with its own unique beauty and characteristics.

Lake Louise

Lake Location: Located near the village of Lake Louise, this iconic lake is renowned for its vibrant turquoise waters, surrounded by snow-capped peaks and the majestic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.

Moraine Lake

Banff Lakes

Lake Location: Situated in the Valley of the Ten Peaks, Moraine Lake is famous for its stunning blue-green waters and the dramatic backdrop of ten towering mountain peaks. It's one of the most photographed and recognizable locations in Banff.

Bow Lake

Lake Location: Found along the Icefields Parkway, Bow Lake offers breathtaking views of the Crowfoot Glacier and Bow Glacier. It's a beautiful spot for photography and a popular stop for travelers driving through the park.

Peyto Lake

Lake Location: Also along the Icefields Parkway, Peyto Lake is known for its unique shape that resembles the head of a wolf. The lake's vibrant blue color comes from glacial rock flour suspended in the water.

Vermilion Lakes

Lake Location: Located just outside the town of Banff, the Vermilion Lakes offer picturesque views of Mount Rundle and are popular for wildlife viewing, especially during sunrise and sunset.

Johnson Lake

Lake Location: Close to the town of Banff, Johnson Lake is a peaceful and family-friendly lake with opportunities for swimming, picnicking, and hiking along the lakeshore.

Two Jack Lake

Lake Location: Situated near Lake Minnewanka, Two Jack Lake is known for its clear waters and scenic mountain surroundings. It's a popular spot for picnics, kayaking, and paddleboarding.

Lake Minnewanka

Lake Location: The largest lake in Banff National Park, Lake Minnewanka offers a range of activities, including boat tours, fishing, and hiking. It's also a great place to explore the underwater ruins of the old Minnewanka Hotel.

Hector Lake

Lake Location: A less-visited lake along the Icefields Parkway, Hector Lake is surrounded by a pristine wilderness setting, making it a serene destination for those seeking tranquility.

Marble Canyon Lakes

Lake Location: Near the base of Castle Mountain, Marble Canyon Lakes are a series of small lakes and ponds surrounded by lush forest. The area is known for its hiking trails and scenic beauty.

These lakes not only offer breathtaking views but also provide opportunities for various recreational activities such as hiking, picnicking, fishing, and wildlife watching. Each lake has its own charm and is worth exploring during a visit to Banff National Park.

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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.