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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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Mountain Goats in Banff

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Mountain goats are another species of wildlife that can be found in the mountainous regions of Banff National Park.

Banff's Mountain Goats Species

The mountain goat (Oreamnos americanus) is known for its shaggy white coat, distinctive facial features, and curved black horns. They are well-adapted to alpine and subalpine environments.

Mountain Goats Habitat in Banff

Mountain goats are typically found in rocky mountainous terrain, where their specialized hooves provide excellent traction on steep and rugged surfaces. In Banff National Park, they may be spotted on cliffs, rocky slopes, and high-altitude areas.

Mountain Goats Viewing Opportunities in Banff

Mountain goats can be observed in various parts of Banff National Park, particularly in areas with rocky outcrops and cliffs. The Icefields Parkway, Bow Valley Parkway, and high-altitude locations provide opportunities for sightings.

Mountain Goat Seasonal Behavior

Mountain goats are active year-round, and their behavior can vary with the seasons. In the summer, they may be seen foraging on alpine vegetation, while in the winter, they may descend to lower elevations.

Banff Roadside Mountain Goat Encounters

Similar to other wildlife, mountain goats may sometimes be seen near roadsides or on cliff faces visible from roads. Exercise caution while driving, especially in areas known for goat activity, and be prepared for sudden wildlife crossings.

Banff Mountain Goat 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 mountain goats and their role in the ecosystem.

Banff Wildlife Safety

For safety reasons, it's important to keep a safe distance from mountain goats and other wildlife. Parks Canada recommends maintaining a distance of at least 30 meters (100 feet) from these animals and using binoculars or a telephoto lens for closer observation.

Banff Wildlife Photography Etiquette

When photographing mountain goats or any wildlife, use long lenses to maintain a respectful distance. Avoid approaching or disturbing the animals for the sake of a photograph.

Observing mountain goats in their natural habitat is a unique and captivating experience. As with all wildlife encounters, it's essential to prioritize safety, respect the animals' space, and follow guidelines provided by Parks Canada to ensure a positive coexistence between visitors and wildlife.

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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.