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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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Skiing in Banff

Skiing in Banff

Banff National Park is a winter wonderland, and skiing is one of the most popular activities during the snowy season. The park offers a variety of ski resorts and backcountry opportunities for skiers of all levels.

Banff Ski Resorts

Banff Mount Norquay

Located just outside the town of Banff, Mount Norquay is a ski resort offering a range of terrain, from beginner to expert. It's known for its stunning views of the Bow Valley.

Lake Louise Ski Resort

Renowned for its breathtaking scenery, Lake Louise Ski Resort is one of the largest ski resorts in North America. It offers a diverse range of slopes for all skill levels.

Sunshine Village

Sunshine Village is located at a high elevation, providing excellent snow conditions. The resort offers varied terrain and is accessible via a gondola from the town of Banff.

Terrain and Skill Levels

Banff's ski resorts cater to skiers and snowboarders of all levels. Whether you're a beginner looking for gentle slopes or an expert seeking challenging terrain, there are options for everyone.

Backcountry Skiing

Banff National Park offers opportunities for backcountry skiing, with a range of trails and routes for those looking to explore the pristine winter landscapes. Ensure you have the necessary skills, equipment, and knowledge of avalanche safety for backcountry adventures.

Cross-Country Skiing

The park features cross-country skiing trails for those who prefer the tranquility of gliding through snow-covered forests. Trails vary in difficulty, and popular areas include the Bow Valley Parkway and the Lake Louise area.

Winter Events

Banff often hosts winter events and festivals, including ski competitions and snowboarding events. Check the local event calendar for any winter sports activities during your visit.

Equipment Rentals and Lessons

Ski equipment rentals and lessons are readily available at the ski resorts, allowing beginners to get started and experienced skiers to upgrade their gear.

Seasonal Considerations

The ski season in Banff typically runs from late November to early May, depending on snow conditions. The best skiing conditions are often found in the heart of winter, from December to March.

Scenic Banff Views

One of the unique aspects of skiing in Banff is the stunning mountain scenery. The panoramic views of snow-covered peaks and alpine landscapes add to the overall experience.

Banff Winter Activities

In addition to skiing, Banff offers a variety of winter activities, including snowshoeing, ice skating, and dog sledding.

National Park Entry

Remember that Banff National Park requires an entry fee, and seasonal passes are available. This fee contributes to the park's conservation and maintenance. Whether you're an avid skier or trying it for the first time, Banff's ski resorts and winter landscapes provide an unforgettable experience in 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.