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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

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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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Bow Lake

Bow Lake

Bow Lake is a stunning glacial lake located along the Icefields Parkway, one of the most scenic drives in the world, connecting Banff and Jasper National Parks in the Canadian Rockies.

Bow Lake Location

Bow Lake is situated approximately 37 kilometers (23 miles) north of Lake Louise and about 40 kilometers (25 miles) south of the town of Jasper in Alberta, Canada.


The lake is known for its pristine turquoise-blue waters, surrounded by breathtaking mountain peaks, including the iconic Crowfoot Mountain. The Bow Glacier feeds into the lake, contributing to its vibrant color.

Bow Lake Photography

Bow Lake is a favorite destination for photographers due to its stunning landscape. The reflections of the mountains on the clear waters, especially during calm conditions, create picturesque scenes that are often captured in photographs.

Num-Ti-Jah Lodge

Located on the shores of Bow Lake, Num-Ti-Jah Lodge is a historic lodge offering accommodation, dining, and interpretive programs. The lodge provides a cozy setting with views of the lake and surrounding mountains.

Bow Lake Hiking Trails

Bow Glacier Falls Trail

This trail starts near the Num-Ti-Jah Lodge and leads to a viewpoint overlooking the Bow Glacier Falls. The hike offers scenic views of Bow Lake and the surrounding area.

Peyto Lake Viewpoint

While not a trail directly from Bow Lake, the nearby Peyto Lake viewpoint can be reached by car and offers a stunning panoramic view of Peyto Lake and the surrounding mountains.

Crowfoot Glacier

Crowfoot Mountain, visible from Bow Lake, has a glacier resembling a crow's foot. The glacier is accessible by a challenging hike, providing a closer look at the ice formations.

Wildlife Viewing near Bow Lake

The area around Bow Lake is known for its wildlife, including bears, elk, and mountain goats. Visitors should be cautious and follow guidelines for wildlife viewing.

Bow Lake's Seasonal Changes

Bow Lake's beauty changes with the seasons. In winter, the lake may freeze over, and the surrounding mountains are often covered in snow, creating a serene winter landscape.


Bow Lake is easily accessible by car via the Icefields Parkway. There is a parking area near the lake, allowing visitors to take in the views and explore the surrounding areas.

Icefields Parkway

Bow Lake is part of the scenic Icefields Parkway, which offers travelers breathtaking views of glaciers, waterfalls, and mountain landscapes as they drive between Banff and Jasper National Parks.

Bow Lake is not only a beautiful destination in its own right but also a stop along the spectacular Icefields Parkway, making it a must-visit location for those exploring 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.