Must See Tourist Places in Banff National Park

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.
In winter, take your pick from the three of the magnificent ski-resorts of Banff National Park.


Banff Gondola, Banff National Park

Built in 1959, the Sulphur Mountain Gondola is the only bi-cable gondola in Canada. A four person enclosed cars takes 8 minutes to reach the top of the Sulphur mountain where Bow valley, cascade mountain, Lake Minnewanka can be see from the mountain top ...
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Banff upper hot springs

Banff Upper Hot Springs, Banff National Park

Rain or snow, relax in the soothing Hot springs pool with the modern amenities in the magnificent Canadian Rockies. Banff upper hot springs is a developed outdoor pool filled with natural mineral enriched water heated by earth's crust, pushed to the surface through Sulphur Mountain thrust fault (crack in the earth's crust) ...
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Bow Falls, Banff National Park, Alberta

Bow Falls Banff National Park

A shallow but wide waterfall caused by the change of course of the Bow River, situated very near the Banff town. Enjoy seeing the falls and the scenery around the falls ...
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Bow Valley Parkway

Bow Valley Parkway – Banff National Park Alberta Scenic Drive

Bow Valley Parkway is a 51km scenic road and one of the two roads that link (Trans Canada Highway being the other) that connects Banff and Lake Louise.The drive that cuts through mountains and passes over Bow river valley, is replete with panoramic views and wildlife ...
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Buffalo Luxtons Museum

Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum, Banff

Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum is dedicated to preserving the culture and heritage of the First Nations who lived in and around the Canadian rockies ...
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Cascade Gardens - Park administrative building

Cascade Gardens Banff National Park

Cascade Gardens in Banff National Park is a well-landscaped garden with a varied mix of annuals and perennials surrounding the park administrative building. Parks Canada took over the Brett Sanatorium and Hotel built in the 1880s, when it burned down in 1930 and converted it into the present day gardens. Ontario architect, Walter Beckett, planned the Parks administrative building and the gardens in the ~12 acre site, which was completed in 1935 ...
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Cave & Basin National Historic Site

Cave & Basin National Historic Site, Banff

the Cave & Basin National Historic Site is the birthplace of all national parks across the continents. This National Historic Site was built around natural thermal mineral springs in late 1800s. The interpretive centre displays heritage of the thermal waters and the history of national parks. The outside boardwalk explores the historic bathing pavilion and the natural history of the area. ...
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Banff Park Museum

Banff Park Museum, National Historic Site of Canada

Built in 1903 for Victorian era visitors who wanted to see the wild animals without much trouble, Banff Park Museum is the oldest natural history museum in Western Canada. It houses mounted specimens of fauna, flora and minerals associated with the Banff national park ...
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Herbert Lake, Icefields Parkway

Herbert Lake

Visit Herbert Lake early in the morning or during sunset to enjoy incredible reflection of Mt. Temple ...
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Mt Norquay Ski Resort Banff

Mt Norquay Ski Resort Banff

Situated on the Mountain named after Premier of Manitoba, John Norquay, Mt Norquay ski resort is one of the three world famous ski resorts in Banff National Park. The first chair lift in Canada was installed in Mount Norquay. ...
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Johnston Canyon Banff National Park

Johnston Canyon Banff National Park

Johnston Canyon was caused by erosion of limestone rock as Johnston Creek, a tributary of Bow River, empties into the Bow River. Over thousands of years, the erosion has formed gorges and waterfalls. The main activity of Johnston Canyon, is the hike, which takes one along the waterfalls, lime stone rock tunnels & caves, steep canyons and blue-green pools at the end of the hike ...
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Lake Louise Banff National Park

Lake Louise is a glacial lake in the Canadian rockies which sits at an elevation of 200 vertical feet above the valley floor. Called 'The Lake of the Little Fishes' by the Stoney Natoka First Nations, the Lake was named after Princess Louise, a daughter of Queen Victoria and wife of Governor General of Canada, Marquess of Lorne. The greenish colour is due to the rock silt which flows into the Lake due to the melting of glaciers ...
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Lake Louise Gondola

Lake Louise Gondola connects the southern slope of the Merlin Ridge of the Slate Range to Whitehorn lodge on the Mount Whitehorn, through a ski lift. The main ski lift of Lake Louise resort named Grizzly Express Gondola, takes visitors up to an altitude of 2088m (6850ft) above sea level ...
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Lake Louise Ski Resort

Lake Louise Ski Resort

The only ski area in Canada to hold the FIS Ski World Cup circuit, Lake Louise Ski resort is one of the three ski resorts in Banff National Park. It has a total of 145 runs (marked + back bowls) with 25% beginner, 45% intermediate and 30% advanced . The ski resort is served by 10 lifts including 3 magic carpets ...
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Lake Minnewanka

Lake Minnewanka, Banff National Park

Named 'Water of the Spirits' by the First Nations, Lake Minnewanka is a glacial lake fed by Cascade river and is the largest body of water in the Banff National Park. Enjoy the exhilarating scenery of Lake with Mount Inglismaldie and Fairholme range as the backdrop ...
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Boat Cruise Maligne Lake

Lake Minnewanka Boat Cruise

Brewster tours operate a narrated boat cruise on Lake Minnewanka in Banff National Park. One may choose between 43 passenger Lake Cruisers or the 65 passenger Alberta Explorer; both boats are glass-enclosed ...
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Lake Minnewanka Scenic Drive, Banff National Park

Lake Minnewanka Scenic Drive , Banff National Park

Lake Minnewanka Loop (24km) is a scenic drive in the Banff National Park, with several Alphine lakes of Canadian Rockies. Remains of an old booming coal mining town, Bankhead, is also found along the loop ...
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Moraine Lake

Moraine Lake, Alberta

Situated in the Valley of Ten Peaks, Moraine Lake is a glacially fed lake, at the elevation of 1885m. The deep blue shade is due to rock silt deposited into the Lake due to melting glaciers ...
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Mt Assiniboine

Mt Assiniboine Provincial Park

Mt Assiniboine Provincial Park is a UNESCO World Heritage site and situated along the continental divide, in British Columbia. Named after Assiniboine people, the park's name sake, Mt Assiniboine sits at an elevation of 3,618m and is also called "Matterhorn of the Canadian Rockies". Assiniboine means "stone boiler", which comes from the Indian practice of using hot rocks to cook food ...
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Peyto Lake

Peyto Lake Banff National Park

Named for Bill Peyto, a packer and guide of early 1900's, the Lake is located at an elevation of ~1800 m in the Canadian Rockies. The amazing blue-green colour of this lake is due to the light reflecting properties of the glacial flour that flows into the lake from the Peyto glacier. ...
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North American Chairlift & Sightseeing, Mt. Norquay

Summer at Mt. Norquay – Via Ferrata & Chairlift

Mt Norquay, one of the three famous Ski Resorts in Banff National Park, has reopened the North American Chairlift, 1950's Tea house, along with a new mountaineering/ hiking activity - Via Ferrata from June 19, 2014. Via Ferrata is Italian for ‘Iron Path’. The Via Ferrata at Mt. Norquay is Banff National Park’s first and only Via Ferrata. The North American chairlift takes one, 8040 ft above sea level ...
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Sunshine Meadows

Sunshine Meadows Banff National Park

Sunshine Meadows better known as home to Sunshine Village, is famous for its beautiful setting with alpine meadows covered with carpet of fire weed and glacier lilies with the snow-capped Canadian Rockies as backdrop. Accessible via road only during summer, Sunshine Meadows is a hikers paradise ...
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