Banff National Park

Canadian Rockies Banff, Alberta
Banff National Park, located in the Canadian Rockies of Alberta, Canada, is one of the country's most iconic and visited national parks. Banff National Park is renowned for its stunning natural beauty, characterized by towering mountain peaks, turquoise glacial lakes, dense forests, and abundant wildlife. Established in 1885, Banff National Park is Canada's oldest national park and the third oldest in the world. Its creation was spurred by the construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway, which recognized the area's scenic and recreational value.

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Things to Do in Banff National Park

Columbia Icefields

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Banff National Park notes:
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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Banff National Park notes:
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.

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Banff Lake Minnewanka Cruise

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Banff National Park notes:
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.

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Rocky Mountain Train Tickets

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Banff National Park notes:
6-Day Rocky Mountaineer from Vancouver to Banff, Icefield, Jasper, Lake Louise. OR 6 Day VIA Rail Banff - Jasper Rocky Mountain Train Tour from Calgary to Vancouver.

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Tour Moraine Lake

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Banff National Park notes:
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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Things to Do in Banff National Park in Winter

Things to Do in Banff National Park in Winter

Winter in Banff National Park transforms the landscape into a snowy wonderland, offering a wide range of outdoor activities and breathtaking scenery.

Banff National Park Winter Skiing and Snowboarding

Hit the slopes at world-class ski resorts such as Banff Sunshine Village, Lake Louise Ski Resort, and Mount Norquay. Enjoy a variety of terrain suitable for all skill levels, from gentle beginner runs to challenging expert slopes.


Explore the tranquil winter landscape on snowshoes, with trails available for all abilities. Enjoy guided snowshoe tours or venture out on your own to discover the beauty of snow-covered forests and frozen lakes.

Ice Skating in Banff National Park Winters

Lace up your skates and glide across outdoor skating rinks in picturesque settings such as Lake Louise, the Banff Springs Hotel, and the Banff Recreation Grounds.

Cross-Country Skiing

Discover the park's pristine wilderness on cross-country skis, with groomed trails offering scenic routes through snowy forests and meadows. Rentals and lessons are available for beginners.

Banff National Park Winter Ice Climbing

Test your skills on frozen waterfalls and ice formations with guided ice climbing tours led by experienced instructors. Banff is renowned for its world-class ice climbing opportunities.

Dog Sledding

Experience the thrill of dog sledding as a team of huskies pulls you through snowy landscapes. Enjoy guided dog sledding tours that offer a unique perspective of the winter wilderness.

Banff National Park Winter Wildlife Viewing

Bundle up and keep an eye out for wildlife such as elk, deer, bighorn sheep, and even wolves in their winter habitats. Guided wildlife tours offer opportunities to spot and learn about these magnificent creatures.

Snow Tubing and Tobogganing

Enjoy family-friendly fun on snow tubes or toboggans at designated tubing and tobogganing hills in Banff and Lake Louise.

Winter Photography

Capture the beauty of winter landscapes with your camera as snow-covered mountains, frozen waterfalls, and frost-covered trees create stunning photo opportunities.

Relaxation in Banff National Park Winters

After a day of outdoor adventure, unwind and relax at Banff Upper Hot Springs, where you can soak in warm mineral waters and enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding snow-capped mountains.

Banff National Park Winter Cultural Experiences

Explore historic sites, museums, and art galleries in Banff and Lake Louise to learn about the area's Indigenous history, mountain culture, and artistic heritage.

Whether you're seeking adrenaline-pumping activities or serene winter landscapes, Banff National Park offers a winter wonderland filled with unforgettable experiences and natural beauty.

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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.