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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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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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Lake Louise Hikes

Lake Louise Hikes

Lake Louise, surrounded by towering mountains and glaciers, is a gateway to numerous hiking trails in Banff National Park. Here are some popular hikes around Lake Louise.

Lake Agnes Tea House Hike

Distance of Hike: Approximately 7 kilometers (4.4 miles) round trip.
Difficulty: Moderate.
The Lake Agnes Tea House hike begins at Lake Louise and takes you through a forested trail to the charming Lake Agnes Tea House, where you can enjoy refreshments. For more adventurous hikers, continue to the Big Beehive or Little Beehive for additional viewpoints.

Plain of Six Glaciers Hike

Distance: Approximately 14 kilometers (8.7 miles) round trip.
Difficulty: Moderate to challenging.
This scenic hike starts from Lake Louise and follows the lakeshore before ascending to the Plain of Six Glaciers. The teahouse at the end of the trail offers stunning views of glaciers and surrounding peaks.

Hiking Lake Louise Lakeshore Trail

Hiking Distance: Approximately 4 kilometers (2.5 miles) round trip.
Difficulty: Easy.
The Lakeshore Trail provides a leisurely walk along the shoreline of Lake Louise, offering breathtaking views of the turquoise lake and the surrounding mountains.

Saddleback Pass Hike

Distance: Approximately 8 kilometers (5 miles) round trip.
Difficulty: Moderate.
The Saddleback Pass trail starts from the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and takes you through alpine meadows to a high mountain pass with panoramic views of Lake Louise and surrounding peaks.

Devil's Thumb

Hike Distance: Approximately 11 kilometers (6.8 miles) round trip.
Difficulty: Challenging.
The Devil's Thumb hike is a challenging trail that leads to a viewpoint with stunning vistas of Lake Louise, the Victoria Glacier, and the surrounding mountain scenery.

Hiking Lake Louise Shoreline Loop

Distance: Approximately 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) loop.
Difficulty: Easy.
This loop trail combines the Lake Louise Lakeshore Trail with the Louise Creek Trail, providing a pleasant walk through forests and along the lakeshore.

Fairview Lookout Hike

Distance: Approximately 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) round trip.
Difficulty: Easy.
Fairview Lookout offers a short but steep climb to a viewpoint overlooking Lake Louise and the Chateau. It's a great option for those looking for a quick and rewarding hike.

Hiking The Beehives

Distance: Varies (depending on the specific beehive).
Difficulty: Varies (depending on the specific beehive).
The Beehives are a series of prominent peaks near Lake Agnes. Hiking to the Big Beehive or Little Beehive provides stunning panoramic views of Lake Louise and the surrounding mountains.

Some trails may have seasonal closures or restrictions to protect wildlife and ecosystems. Always practice responsible hiking and follow Leave No Trace principles to minimize your impact on the environment.

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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.