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Things to Do

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Banff Upper Hot Springs

Soak in the steamy hot mineral water where travelers have come for over a hundred years against a backdrop of Banff’s spectacular scenery.  Open year-round.

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Sulpher Mountain Gondola

Ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain to experience a stunning bird's eye view of six mountain ranges. Witness breathtaking views in every direction from one of several observation decks. Open year-round.

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BANFF SPRINGS HOTEL & GOLF COURSE

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the world famous Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel stands as a landmark in the picturesque alpine town of Banff.  The adjacent championship golf course is open in the summer months.  

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CAVE AND BASIN NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE

The Cave and Basin National Historic Site of Canada commemorates the birthplace of Canada's National Park system, which began here in 1885. The growth and development of Canada's national parks are celebrated in interactive displays and exhibits. Naturally occurring, warm mineral springs can be found inside the cave, and outside in an emerald coloured basin.  Open year round.

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MOUNT NORQUAY

During winter months, Mount Norquay offers the most accessible skiing when staying in Banff!  Only a 5-minute drive from Banff, Mount Norquay also offers a tube park & snowshoe trails.  During summer months, enjoy the site seeing chairlift & via ferrata experience!

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Summer

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Lake Minnewanka Boat Tours

The Lake Minnewanka boat tour is a magnificent cruise that consists of a tour of Lake Minnewanka and the surrounding area. Interpretive guides will teach you about the wildlife and vegetation that inhabit the Canadian Rockies. The highlight of the tour is the Devil's Gap; a glacial path carved through Lake Minnewanka from the foothills of the Rockies. The Lake Minnewanka valley offers some of the most interesting and spectacular scenery found anywhere in the Canadian Rockies.  Open in the summer months.

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LAKE LOUISE SITE SEEING GONDOLA

The gondola takes visitors to an elevation of 6850 feet and provides spectacular views during the summer months. The Wildlife Interpretive Centre, located at the top of the sightseeing Gondola, provides guests with a unique opportunity to learn about the local wildlife and rich history of Lake Louise and the Banff National Park.

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MORAINE LAKE

Moraine Lake is a glacial fed lake situated in the Valley of the Ten Peaks, located 14km outside of the village of Lake Louise.  Moraine Lake offers spectacular views, canoeing and numerous hiking trails.  Open in summer months.

Winter

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SUNSHINE VILLAGE SKI AREA

Sunshine Village sits high on the Continental Divide in the heart of Banff National Park, only a 25-minute drive from the Town of Banff.  The resort features more than 3,300 acres of skiable terrain, ranging from gentle, inviting beginner runs all the way up to the most extreme big mountain runs.

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LAKE LOUISE SKI AREA

With 4200 skiable acres, Lake Louise is one of the largest ski resorts in North America.  Beginners and intermediate skiers have access to an abundance of gentle slopes and long cruising runs. Experts can explore endless chutes, glades, gullies and remote bowls in some of the Rockies' most challenging terrain.

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More things to do in Banff

For more things to do in Banff, check out Banff Lake Louise Tourism