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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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Visiting Banff, Lake Louise and Moraine Lake

Visiting Banff, Lake Louise and Moraine Lake

Visiting Banff National Park, Lake Louise and Moraine Lake

When visiting Banff, Lake Louise, and Moraine Lake, there are several main aspects to consider to make the most of your visit.

When is the best time to visit Banff National Park, Lake Louise and Moraine Lake?

The best time to visit these areas generally depends on what activities you're interested in. Summer (June to August) is great for hiking, boating, and sightseeing, while winter (December to February) is ideal for skiing and snowboarding.

How can I get to Banff National Park, Lake Louise and Moraine Lake?

The nearest airport is Calgary International Airport (YYC). From there, you can rent a car, take a shuttle, or use public transportation to reach Banff and the surrounding lakes.

What are the top attractions and activities?

In Banff

Banff Gondola, Banff Upper Hot Springs, and various hiking trails.

In Lake Louise

Lake Louise itself, the Lake Agnes Tea House hike, and the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.

In Moraine Lake

The Rockpile Trail for stunning views, canoeing, and various hiking trails.

Where should I stay in Banff National Park, Lake Louise and Moraine Lake?


There are numerous hotels, lodges, and hostels catering to different budgets.

Lake Louise

The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise offers luxury accommodation, and there are other lodges and hotels in the area.

Moraine Lake

Accommodation is limited near Moraine Lake, so many visitors stay in Lake Louise or Banff and visit Moraine Lake as a day trip.

Do I need a park pass?

Yes, a Parks Canada pass is required for entry into Banff National Park, which includes Lake Louise and Moraine Lake.

What should I pack?

Packing essentials vary depending on the season. In summer, bring layers, hiking gear, and sunscreen. In winter, pack warm clothing, snow gear, and possibly snow chains for your vehicle.

Are there any safety considerations?

Be aware of wildlife, particularly bears, and know how to stay safe in bear country. Weather can change rapidly, so be prepared for sudden changes. Always follow park guidelines and trail recommendations.
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What are the transportation options within Banff National Park, Lake Louise and Moraine Lake?

There are shuttle services to Lake Louise and Moraine Lake during peak season to manage traffic and parking. Renting a car provides more flexibility, but parking can be challenging at popular spots.

Are there any special events or festivals?

Banff hosts several events throughout the year, such as the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival and Banff Centre events. Check the local calendar for specific dates and events.

Can I visit Moraine Lake year-round?

Moraine Lake Road is usually open from late May to early October, depending on snow conditions. During the off-season, the road is closed to vehicles, but you can access it by skiing or snowshoeing.

Planning ahead with these questions in mind will help ensure a smooth and enjoyable visit to Banff, Lake Louise, and Moraine Lake.

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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.