Things to Do, Places to visit and Festivals to Enjoy in Banff

View from the Top: A Trip to the Top of the Canadian Rockies

Canadian Rockies with its awe inspiring snow-capped mountains and glaciers hanging on precipitous cliffs make for a trip of a lifetime. The untouched beauty of the Rockies is best enjoyed through views from up above.

Things to Do in Banff in April: Events, Activities and Festivals happening in Banff during April 2017.

Things to Do in Banff in March: Events, Activities and Festivals happening in Banff during March 2017.

Visit the roaring Bow Falls, go up on the historic chairlift on Mt. Norquay, head to Surprise Corner, which offers stunning views of the surrounding Banff National Park. See Hoodoos, sedimentary rocks that have been eroded into needle like points! Go on a Lake Minnewanka Cruise, experience the breathtaking views of Lake Louise, travel Bow Valley Parkway, hike Johnston Canyon.

Stargaze at Banff Gondola, join for torchlight ski at Lake Louise Ski Resort on Valentine’s Day or enjoy a Cliffhouse Moonlight Valentines Dinner at Mt Norquay Ski Resort. Enjoy a concert by Canadian soprano, Measha Brueggergosman at Eric Harvie Theatre or dance the night away with electronic dance music legends Infected Mushroom.

Spread over 6,641 sq. km along the magnificent Canadian Rockies, Banff National Park is located in Alberta, a prairie province of Canada. Banff National Park with its snow-capped mountains, ethereally coloured glacial lakes and abundant wildlife is a must visit place, recommended by all travel gurus.

Things to Do in Banff in January: Highlights include Ice Magic Festival at Lake Louise, Banff’s Big Taste, a 5 Day Culinary Festival and Winter Carnival at Cave and Basin National Historic Site.

Lake Louise, famous for the its turquoise blue waters and backdropped by majestic mountains is a magical place to be in winter season. With an average annual snowfall of 3m (12ft), and almost every single winter activity available on its shores, Lake Louise is the place to be for an outdoor winter enthusiast.

From late fall to early spring, Banff National Park turns into a winter wonderland, becoming a dreamland for all kinds of winter activities.  Whether you want you go dog sledding, or a cozy private cutter romantic tour with your sweet heart or ski in three of the best ski resorts in Canada, Banff National Park provides you with plenty of fun options for a great winter fun trip.

List of dog sledding options in and around Banff National Park.

Take a journey that will lead you through the Bow River Valley, traveling through the foothills of the Canadian Rockies. Enjoy dazzling views of Sulphur Mountain and Mount Norquay, both covered in snow.

Christmas and New Year’s Eve in Banff National Park – Canadian Rockies. Celebrate Christmas skiing with Santa at one of the most beautiful resorts in the world! Kicking off the celebrations to Canada’s 150th anniversary with an huge New Year’s Eve party on December 31 in downtown Banff.

Banff Lake Louise Winter Itinerary Wondering how best to enjoy your Banff – Lake Louise winter trip? Here are some ideas for your consideration. If you are from Calgary or live reasonably near Banff, do few of the Winter activities in Banff National Park like Johnston Canyon ice walk and skating… Read More >>

Banff, with its snow capped rugged mountains, turquoise coloured lakes, rushing waterfalls and lush alpine meadows is a great place to relax and rejuvenate.  In addition to visiting the ‘touristy’ Banff attractions, to experience the real Banff, you need do some of the following summer activities in Banff . 1…. Read More >>

Here is a list of companies offering Horseback Riding In Banff National Park with the packages, rates  and other pertinent information. The article lists only day rides. The Outpost at Warden Post and Timberline Tours Ltd also offer overnight (back country) rides in Banff National Park. Holiday on Horseback offers… Read More >>

How to spend your day if it rains on your trip to Banff National Park? Of course, you can visit these attractions on a perfect summer day, but if you see these when the weather is inclement, you will never be sorry that it rained on your dream vacation. The… Read More >>

A suggestion to make the best of your Banff and Louise one day tour by including the top attractions  and things to do in Banff and Lake Louise.

One Day Tour of Banff National Park An itinerary for one day tour of Banff National Park . This article covers activities to do in  Banff town and around Lake Minnewanka. Get the trail guide so that you can do the easy trails along the attractions listed below.  Pack some quick eats… Read More >>

Wondering how to plan your trip or what to do do, which attractions to see,  if you just have one day to spend in Banff?

Icefields Parkway Interactive Map To read about the attractions, viewpoints, campgrounds and lodges, see the article on Icefields Parkway.  Click on the map icons, for more details about each attraction on the parkway. View Ice Fields Parkway Map – Viewpoints in a larger map Icefields Parkway Interactive Map

A list of Best Hard Hikes in Banff National Park.  Two hikes in this list can be called moderate.  Check for bear activity before hiking and find out whether the hike requires group access especially near Moraine Lake trails. Download hiking guides from Parks Canada website.This list does not include… Read More >>

 Itinerary for One Day in Banff. One day in Banff National Park itinerary covers most of the important attractions in Banff town and Johnston Canyon. It is rare that a trip goes like clockwork , especially if you are traveling with children (a long day trip as outlined, is quite… Read More >>

Here is a list of Best Moderate Hikes in Banff National Park. Check for bear activity before hiking and find out the hike requires group access especially near Moraine Lake trails.The detailed hiking map is available at Parks Canada Website.This list does not include Sunshine Meadow Hikes, which the Lonely… Read More >>

Here is a list of Top 5 easy hikes in Banff National Park (till the Banff National Park border in Ice Fields Parkway). The Lake Louise shore line trail (2 km one way ) and Moraine Lake Shoreline trail (1.5 km one way) are also extremely easy hikes. One needs… Read More >>