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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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Canoeing in Banff

Canoeing in Banff

Canoeing in Banff is a popular and enjoyable activity, offering visitors the opportunity to paddle on pristine mountain lakes surrounded by breathtaking scenery.

Lake Louise Canoeing

Canoeing Location

Lake Louise, one of the most iconic lakes in Banff National Park, provides a stunning backdrop for canoeing.


Rent a canoe at the Lake Louise Boathouse and paddle on the turquoise-blue waters of the lake. Canoeing on Lake Louise allows you to appreciate the stunning mountain views, including the nearby Victoria Glacier.

Moraine Lake Canoeing

Canoeing Location

Moraine Lake is another picturesque location for canoeing in Banff.


Canoes are available for rent at the Moraine Lake Lodge. Paddling on Moraine Lake provides a unique perspective of the Valley of the Ten Peaks, creating a memorable experience.

Banff Canoe Club

Canoeing Location

The Banff Canoe Club is situated on the Bow River, offering a different canoeing experience compared to the mountain lakes.


Rent a canoe at the Banff Canoe Club and paddle along the scenic Bow River. The river provides a more relaxed environment, and you can enjoy views of the surrounding mountains and forests.

Canoe Rentals

Lake Louise and Moraine Lake

Canoes can be rented at the respective boathouses during the operating season. It's recommended to check with the boathouses for rental rates, availability, and any specific guidelines.

Banff Canoe Club

The Banff Canoe Club offers canoe rentals on the Bow River. Rentals typically include paddles and life jackets.

Banff Guided Canoeing Tours

Lake Louise and Moraine Lake

Some outfitters may offer guided canoe tours, providing insights into the natural history and ecology of the area.

Canoeing Bow River

While the Banff Canoe Club primarily offers rentals, there may be guided tours available on the Bow River through other outfitters.

Seasonal Considerations

Lake Louise and Moraine Lake

Canoeing on the mountain lakes is typically available during the warmer months, from late spring to early fall, when the lakes are free of ice.

Bow River

The Banff Canoe Club operates during the summer season.

Skill Level

Canoeing on mountain lakes is generally suitable for all skill levels, including beginners. Paddling on the Bow River is also suitable for various skill levels, and the gentle flow of the river provides a relaxed experience.

Canoeing in Banff offers a serene and immersive way to connect with the stunning natural surroundings of 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.