World-renowned Banff National Park offers a small-town experience in the midst of the stunning Rocky Mountains.
Spend the day skiing at one of three world-class ski resorts; Mount Norquay, Sunshine Village and Lake Louise or cross-country ski on spectacular trails throughout the park. Snowshoeing, dog sledding, ice skating, ice walks and ice climbing are favourite outdoor activities.
For a more relaxed vacation, soak in Banff Upper Hot Springs to unwind. Take a tour to the top of Sulphur Mountain for bird’s eye view of Banff and the surrounding mountain ranges. Banff National Park with all its natural riches is the perfect place to enjoy all the Rocky Mountains has to offer. In the summer hiking, woodland walks, shopping, wildlife viewing, canoeing and touring the Town of Banff are the preferred activities.
Scenic Road Trips
Banff National Park
Rocky Mountain peaks, turquoise glacial lakes, a picture-perfect mountain town and village, abundant wildlife and scenic drives come together in Banff National Park - Canada’s first national park and the flagship of the nation’s park system.
Between Banff and Lake Louise is the popular Johnston's Canyon hike - open year round for an amazing experience. Wear ice cleats in the winter!
Banff Upper Hot Springs
At the base of Sulphur Mountain, foot of the Gondola, is the Banff Upper Hot Springs. Take a relaxing soak after an exhilarating day in the great outdoors. Prices approx $8 per adult
Sulphur Mountain - Banff Gondola
Take in six incredible mountain ranges as you surround yourself with the greatest alpine views in the Rockies. At night, this space transforms into the ideal location for sunsets and stargazing, complete with fire pits to keep you warm.
Ski Big Three Ski Resorts
Three ski resorts on great website! Lake Louise Ski Area, Sunshine Village, and Banff's Mount Norquay. Updates on ski conditions, lifts open, and more.
Banff National Park is home to 53 species of mammals. This incredible diversity of wildlife is a reflection of the wide range of habitats found in the park due to variations in elevation, climate, and plant communities. Some species are a bit more public than others such as Elk, Rocky Mountain Sheep, Grizzly Bears and Black Bears, and often Mountain Goats can be seen along the Icefields Parkway.