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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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Tenting in Banff

Tenting in Banff

Camping in Banff National Park is a popular way to immerse yourself in the stunning wilderness and enjoy the natural beauty of the Canadian Rockies. There are several campgrounds and options for tenting in Banff.

Banff Frontcountry Campgrounds

Banff National Park has numerous frontcountry campgrounds that provide campsites for tents, RVs, and trailers. These campgrounds are easily accessible by road and offer basic amenities such as picnic tables, fire pits, and restroom facilities.

Tenting at Tunnel Mountain Campgrounds

The Tunnel Mountain Campgrounds (Tunnel Mountain Village I and II) are the largest campgrounds in Banff. They offer sites suitable for tents and RVs. Tunnel Mountain Village II is open year-round, while Tunnel Mountain Village I operates seasonally.

Banff's Two Jack Main Campground

Located near Lake Minnewanka, Two Jack Main Campground provides tenting sites and is a popular choice for those looking to explore the Lake Minnewanka area.

Johnston Canyon Campground Tenting

Situated near the popular Johnston Canyon, this campground offers tenting sites and is a great base for exploring the canyon's waterfalls and hiking trails.

Tenting Lake Louise Campground

Near Lake Louise, this campground offers tenting sites and is an excellent option for those wanting to explore Lake Louise and the surrounding hiking trails.

Banff Mosquito Creek Campground

Located along the Icefields Parkway, Mosquito Creek Campground provides a more rustic camping experience with tenting sites and basic amenities. It's a great stop for those traveling along the parkway.

Banff Backcountry Tenting

For a more immersive experience, backcountry camping is available at designated backcountry campgrounds. These sites are accessible by hiking or backpacking and require a wilderness permit. Popular backcountry campgrounds include Egypt Lake, Mystic Lake, and Skoki.

Wilderness and Remote Camping

Wilderness and remote camping is allowed in some areas of Banff National Park, providing a more secluded experience. However, strict regulations apply, and campers must follow Leave No Trace principles. Check with Parks Canada for specific guidelines.

Tips for Camping in Banff

Banff Tenting Reservations: Frontcountry campgrounds often fill up quickly, especially during the peak season. It's advisable to make reservations in advance through the Parks Canada Reservation System.

Bear Safety: Be aware of bear safety practices, including storing food in bear-proof lockers and carrying bear spray.

Leave No Trace: Practice Leave No Trace principles to minimize your impact on the environment. Pack out all garbage, follow designated trails, and respect wildlife.

Check Tenting Regulations: Familiarize yourself with camping regulations, fire bans, and specific rules for each campground.

Banff Weather Preparedness: Be prepared for changing weather conditions, especially in the mountains. Bring appropriate clothing, gear, and be aware of any weather warnings.

Whether you choose a frontcountry campground for convenience or venture into the backcountry for a more remote experience, camping in Banff National Park provides an opportunity to connect with nature and enjoy the unparalleled beauty 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.