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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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Grizzly Bears in Banff

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Grizzly bears (Ursus arctos horribilis) are found in Banff National Park. Grizzly bears are one of the iconic and keystone species in the Canadian Rockies, and encountering them in their natural habitat is a unique and exciting experience for visitors.

Banff Grizzly Bear Habitat

Grizzly bears inhabit a variety of habitats, including alpine meadows, subalpine forests, and mountainous terrain. Banff National Park provides suitable habitat for these bears, offering a mix of ecosystems.

Grizzly Bear Population in Banff

The grizzly bear population in Banff National Park is part of the larger population in the Canadian Rockies. Parks Canada monitors and manages the grizzly bear population to ensure their conservation and minimize human-bear conflicts.

Grizzly Bear Seasonal Behavior

Grizzly bears exhibit seasonal behaviors, such as feeding on vegetation, roots, berries, and insects in the spring and summer. In the fall, they may focus on foraging for high-calorie foods in preparation for winter hibernation.

Banff Wildlife Safety

Parks Canada places a strong emphasis on wildlife safety, and visitors are encouraged to be bear-aware. This includes carrying bear spray, making noise on the trails to alert bears to your presence, and following recommended safety guidelines.

Banff Bear Closures and Advisories

Parks Canada may implement temporary closures or advisories in areas with increased bear activity. It's crucial for visitors to stay informed about current trail and campground conditions, especially during the bear season.

Banff Grizzly Bear Educational Programs

Parks Canada offers educational programs and resources to raise awareness about wildlife conservation and safety. Attend ranger-led programs or access information to enhance your understanding of grizzly bears and their role in the ecosystem.

Bear Safety and Regulations

Regulations are in place to ensure the safety of both visitors and bears. This includes rules about proper food storage in bear-proof containers in campgrounds and guidelines for backcountry travelers.

Reporting Grizzly Bear Sightings in Banff

If you encounter a grizzly bear or observe its tracks, it's important to report the sighting to park authorities. This information contributes to monitoring and managing wildlife populations.

When traveling in grizzly bear habitat, it's crucial to be bear-aware, carry bear spray, and know how to use it. Hikers and outdoor enthusiasts should stay on designated trails, travel in groups, and follow all safety guidelines provided by Parks Canada to minimize the risk of bear encounters and contribute to the coexistence of humans and grizzly bears in 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.