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Things To Do in Banff

Gorgeous blue lakes, stunning mountain peaks, and thousands of hiking trails, but there’s a lot more to do than just hiking…


Ride the Banff Gondolas

No view encapsulates the majesty of Banff National Park like the 360-degree outlook from the summit of Sulphur Mountain. Learn more

Visit a Distillery

A distillery in the middle of a Canadian national park? Sounds unlikely, but Park Distillery is a perfect fit for Banff. Using water culled from six glaciers high in the Rocky Mountains and premium grains sourced from family farms in the Alberta foothills, the spirits at Park Distillery are hand-milled, hand-mashed and hand-distilled. Learn more


Visit a Brewery

While best known for its beautiful scenery, pristine wilderness and world-class skiing, Banff National Park is also carving out a reputation as a craft beer paradise.

A world of unique, local, craft beers awaits in Banff to quench your mountain side thirst.

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Take a stroll on Banff Avenue

Banff Avenue stretches straight through the middle of Banff and the views from the street are so amazing it’s considered one of the most Instagrammable places in Banff National Park.

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Explore the galleries

The galleries in Banff and Lake Louise showcase the incredible work of our many local artists and are a wonderful opportunity to immerse yourself in the art and culture of the area. For those on the hunt for the perfect piece to add to their personal collection, there are a number of galleries and shops where you can find that special work of art to commemorate your trip. Learn more

Museums & Historic Sites

Steeped in rich history as Canada’s oldest national park, Banff National Park has preserved its classic historic and cultural sites for visitors to explore.  Learn more


Cozy up at the historic tea houses

Nestled among the spectacular peaks surrounding Lake Louise are two historic tea houses, both with their own unique charm. Perfectly positioned for a well-earned rest, cozy up with a warm beverage and enjoy breathtaking views of glacial valleys. Learn more

Relax in the Banff Upper Hot Springs

Rejuvenate and relax with a soak in the soothing waters of Banff Upper Hot Springs. A favorite among visitors and locals, it’s the perfect spot to unwind and enjoy the healing properties of the mineral-rich waters.

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Afternoon Tea
The Fairmont Banff Springs

The traditional tea service is taken to new heights. Linger over flaky scones with house-made preserves, pastries and finger sandwiches presented with flourish on a tiered tea service. Learn more

Play a round of golf
The Fairmont Banff Springs

The Banff Springs Hotel sits right beside the famous Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course, easily one of the most beautiful places to golf in the entire world. If you’re a golfer, you have to enjoy a round here. Learn more


Willow Stream Spa
The Fairmont Banff Springs

Step into Banff's best spa to reconnect with your senses and be nourished by nature. Feel the comforting sensations of rushing waterfalls and burbling mineral pools inviting you for a restorative soak. Learn more


Slow down and take some time to appreciate the town setting and local stores by shopping in Banff and Lake Louise. As you wander the lively streets and soak in the views, you’ll find a wide variety of shops from big brand clothing and technical outerwear to local art and genuine Canadian goods. Learn more


Helicopter Flights

Helicopter flights near Banff National Park offer a unique way to view the stunning scenery of the majestic Canadian Rocky Mountains. Join a flight for a once in a life time scenic experience. Learn more

ATV Tours

Explore the Rockies with the wind in your hair! ATV (All-Terrain Vehicle) tours give guests the thrill of wilderness adventure. Off-road lovers will get their fix as they travel across mountain ridges, visit old mines and see the Canadian Rockies from high above the valley floor.

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Fishing tours

Canada’s Rockies are a fisherman’s dream, renowned for lakes and rivers teeming with an abundance of trout. With multiple tours available you’ll be able to hone your skills and enjoy some quality R&R in one of the most scenic areas Alberta has to offer. Learn more

Canoeing and Kayaking

Glide in a canoe or kayak on crystal-clear waters, enjoy the tranquillity of nature and explore the Bow River as it winds through the valleys. No matter your previous experience, at whatever pace you prefer, Banff has options for you! Learn more


Whitewater Rafting

Rushing water, heart-pumping adrenaline, and picturesque beauty around every turn. Whether you’re a diehard adventure seeker or a first time rafter looking to make special memories with friends, a day spent on the water is the perfect way to experience the magic of Mother Nature firsthand. Learn more

Wildlife Tours

Banff National Park is one of Canada's best places to observe a variety of wildlife in nature firsthand. Join one of the guided tours and explore the natural habitats of the wildlife thriving in the Rockies. Learn more

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