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  • Whether you're a family of 10, a newly-married couple, or a lone traveler, there are plenty of things to do in Banff. As it is surrounded by the majestic Canadian Rockies, blanketed by vast forests and alpine meadows, and crisscrossed with lakes and rivers, Banff National Park is a wonderful place for those who love the outdoors. If you're hoping to hit the trails for a strenuous climb or leisurely walk, make sure to pick up a free Banff/Lake Louise Drives and Walks guide. With this, you'll be able to navigate the park's 80+ maintained trails and choose from some of its most popular hikes. Make sure to ask local parks rangers about bears, however. While bear attacks are uncommon, late summer is prime berry picking season, and bears might be wandering around!

    There are great opportunities for cyclists in Banff. One spectacular - but challenging - ride is the breathtaking 178-miles between Banff and Jasper along the Icefield Parkway. If you come to Banff sans bicycle, you can rent one at many of the outfitting stores in Banff and the Lake Louise area. Other outdoor adventures include fishing, rafting and canoeing, golfing, and horseback riding. Visitors can experience Rocky Mountain adventures of all sorts with the Canadian Rockies Adventure Centre.

    Although seasonal, there is great skiing for all levels in Banff. Banff's three main ski areas are Mount Norquay, Sunshine Village, and Lake Louise. Check out, a single website devoted to all three areas, to learn more.

    If you're not in the mood for sports, Banff also has great shopping, museums, and other attractions. Take a ride on the Banff Gondola or a boat tour of the beautiful Lake Minnewanka. If you're into museums, check out the Banff Park, Buffalo Nations Luxton, and Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies museums. Or spend the day relaxing in a world-class spa, like the one at the Banff Springs Hotel.

    Banff Sulphur Mountain Gondola

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    Mountain Avenue

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    Upper Hot Springs

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    Mountain Avenue
    Banff National Park of Canada

    Swim in a natural hot pool... read more

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    Sunshine Village Ski Resort

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    119 Banff Avenue

    All Natural Snow, 15 minutes from Banff... read more

    Banff Springs Golf Course

    405 SPRAY AVE

    Classic, historical, world-famous golf course...
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    Cave and Basin National Historic Site

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    The original hot springs in Banff... read more

    Kicking Horse River Whitewater Rafting

    White Water Rafting... read more

    Lake Louise and Moraine Lake Tour

    Visit two of Canada's most iconic mountain lakes...
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    Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies

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    111 Bear Street

    Beautiful Mountain Museum... read more

    Fairmont Banff Springs Spa

    405 Spray Avenue

    Get pampered by expert masseurs... read more

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    Johnston Canyon and the Ink Pots

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    Johnston Canyon Lodge

    Unbeatable mountain scenery along an easy-to-hike trail... read more

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    Tunnel Mountain

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    North side, St. Julien St.

    Short, easy hike that is easily accessed from Banff... read more

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    Moraine Lake

    P.O. Box 70

    Perfect for hiking, photography, and being awe-struck... read more

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    Lake Louise

    Famous lake with dog sled rides, hikes, and cross-country trails... read more

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    Beautiful Banff Day Trip from Calgary

    Day trip to Canada's most famous tourist destination... read more

    Lake Louise and Moraine Lake Day Trip from Banff

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    See the major highlights of Banff National Park...
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    Columbia Icefield Snocoach Tours

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    100 Gopher Street

    Spectacular Glacier Exploration... read more

    Banff Mountain Book Festival

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    Literary mountain adventures... read more

    Banff Park Museum

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    91 Banff Avenue

    Banff's wildlife museum... read more

    Monod Sports Ltd

    129 Banff Avenue

    Spirit Of Christmas

    133 Banff Ave

    Canada's largest Christmas store!... read more
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