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Stay safe hiking the mountains

Stay safe hiking the mountains August 27, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Mystic Pass trail. Photo by Ingolfson, Creative Commons It’s the final glory days on the trails in Banff when the trails are their driest and the temperatures are still moderate. September to October offer some of the most pleasant days for hiking. Still, mountain weather is unpredictable at best so...

Music and art in the mountains

August 11, 2011 | Events, Things to Do | Read More
Spectacular scenery awaits at Banff's Summer Festival. Photo courtesy of Banff Centre There’s still over six weeks of events at the The Banff Summer Arts Festival. There are dozens of free or donation-at-the-door events staged at the Banff Centre or in downtown Banff. from May until the end of...

Gearing Up for the Banff Ski Season

Gearing Up for the Banff Ski Season October 29, 2010 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
In Banff, a fresh dusting on the peaks in the Fall gets tongues wagging more than any local fare. Though the streets are still bone dry, it’s not unlikely to see keen skiers and snowboarders lugging their gear to the closest tuning shop to get it ready for the slopes as soon as enough snow has...

5 Great Things About Banff’s Newest Pub

5 Great Things About Banff’s Newest Pub October 26, 2010 | Food, Things to Do | Read More
The Banff Ave. Brewing Co., located on the second level of the Clocktower Plaza, is one of Banff’s newest establishments and it has been a real hit with locals and tourists alike. What makes this brew pub so great? 1. Glacier fed water: They make the highest quality beer by using premium hops and...

Banff Mountain Festivals: Adventure and Insight

Banff Mountain Festivals: Adventure and Insight October 13, 2010 | Things to Do | Read More
Each year, adventurers, climbers, filmmakers, photographers, writers and passionate outdoor enthusiasts descend on this mountain town to take in the Banff Mountain Festival. Hosted at The Banff Centre from October 30 to November 7, 2010, this year’s line-up offers a front row ticket to a great time. Guest...

Banff on a $5 Budget: The Cave and Basin

Banff on a $5 Budget: The Cave and Basin September 23, 2010 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
How Cheap Is Cheap? In general, prices in Banff range from some sweet deals to expensive (but often worth it). Even lower budget travel, however, can be more than other Canadian destinations, particularly because it is located in a national park and its prices are driven by its distance from other...

A Ride on the Banff Gondola

A Ride on the Banff Gondola September 1, 2010 | Things to Do | Read More
For one of the best views in Banff, take the eight-minute ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain on the Banff Gondola. Standing on the top of the mountain at 7, 486 feet (2,281 meters) you get an incredible bird’s eye view of six mountain ranges in the distance. The gondola is modern, fits four passengers,...
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