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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 Wildlife Viewing

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Banff National Park is home to a diverse range of wildlife, and wildlife viewing is a popular activity for visitors. Here are some tips and information about wildlife viewing in Banff.

Safety First

Wildlife in Banff National Park is wild, and it's essential to prioritize safety for both humans and animals. Maintain a safe distance and never approach or feed wildlife. Use binoculars or zoom lenses for a closer look.

Best Times for Banff Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife is active throughout the year, but certain seasons offer better opportunities for viewing. Spring and early summer (May to June) are great for seeing newborn animals, while fall (September to October) is the mating season, increasing wildlife activity.

Banff Wildlife Corridors

Animals in Banff National Park move through designated wildlife corridors. These areas are crucial for their migration and movement. Stay alert while driving and adhere to speed limits, especially in these wildlife corridors.

Banff Wildlife Hotspots

Lake Minnewanka

This area is known for bighorn sheep and mountain goats.

Bow Valley Parkway

A prime location for viewing elk, black bears, grizzly bears, and wolves.

Icefields Parkway

Along this scenic highway, you might spot elk, moose, bighorn sheep, and bears.

Roadside Wildlife

Keep an eye out while driving, especially during the early morning or evening when animals are more active. Elk, deer, and bighorn sheep are commonly seen near roads.

Banff Wildlife Tours

Joining a guided wildlife tour with experienced naturalists can enhance your chances of spotting and learning about Banff's wildlife. These tours often use specialized vehicles and equipment for better observation.

Binoculars and Cameras

Bring binoculars or a camera with a telephoto lens to observe wildlife from a safe distance. This ensures you can appreciate the animals without disturbing them.

Banff Wildlife Etiquette

Be respectful and quiet when observing wildlife. Keep noise levels down, and avoid sudden movements. If an animal changes its behavior because of your presence, you are too close.

Bear Safety in Banff

If you're hiking, especially in bear country, carry bear spray, make noise to alert bears to your presence, and be aware of bear safety guidelines.

Banff Bird Watching

Banff is also a haven for birdwatchers. Keep an eye out for species like eagles, osprey, ptarmigan, and a variety of songbirds.

Remember, while Banff National Park offers incredible opportunities for wildlife viewing, it's crucial to respect the animals' natural behaviors and habitats. Adhering to ethical wildlife viewing practices ensures a positive experience for both visitors and the park's inhabitants.

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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.