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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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Columbia Icefield

Columbia Icefield

The Columbia Icefield is a massive icefield located in the Canadian Rockies, spanning the border between Jasper National Park and Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada.

Columbia Icefield Location

The Columbia Icefield is situated along the Continental Divide of North America, straddling the boundary between Jasper National Park to the north and Banff National Park to the south. It is part of the larger Columbia Icefield Area.

Size of the 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.

Columbia Icefield Glaciers

The icefield feeds several notable glaciers, including the Athabasca Glacier, Dome Glacier, Stutfield Glacier, and others. The Athabasca Glacier is one of the most accessible and well-known glaciers in the area.

Athabasca Glacier

The Athabasca Glacier is a popular destination for visitors. Guided tours onto the glacier are available, allowing people to experience walking on the ice and learn about glaciology and the geological features of the area.

Ice Explorer Tours

To access the Athabasca Glacier, visitors can take an Ice Explorer, a specialized all-terrain vehicle designed for glacier travel. These tours provide a close-up view of the glacier's crevasses, ice formations, and unique landscape.

Columbia Icefield Skywalk

The Columbia Icefield Skywalk is a glass-floored observation platform that extends from the edge of a cliff. It offers breathtaking views of the Sunwapta Valley and surrounding mountain scenery. The Skywalk is accessible from the Icefields Parkway.

Columbia Icefield Visitor Centers

The Columbia Icefield Discovery Centre, located near the Athabasca Glacier, serves as a hub for visitors. It provides information about the icefield, guided tour options, and exhibits on glaciology and the environment.

Hiking Opportunities at the Columbia Icefield

There are hiking opportunities around the Columbia Icefield area, allowing visitors to explore the stunning alpine landscapes and enjoy breathtaking views of glaciers, mountains, and valleys.

Weather and Accessibility

The weather at the Columbia Icefield can be unpredictable, even during the summer. It's important for visitors to be prepared for changing conditions. The Icefields Parkway provides access to the area, and portions of it are open year-round.

Columbia Icefield Environmental Importance

The Columbia Icefield is a crucial source of freshwater for rivers and ecosystems downstream. The meltwater from the icefield feeds rivers that eventually flow into the Pacific, Atlantic, and Arctic Oceans.

The Columbia Icefield is not only a remarkable natural wonder but also a hub for scientific research and environmental education. Visitors have the opportunity to witness the awe-inspiring beauty of glacial landscapes and learn about the significance of these icy expanses in the broader context of the region's ecosystem.

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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.