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Plenty to See and Do in the Heart of the Canadian Rockies: Things to Do in Banff, Alberta

Boat tours on Lake Minnewanka in Banff National Park.

Take a relaxing boat tour on Lake Minnewanka.

There are plenty of things to do in and around our Albertan towns of Canmore and Kananaskis, of course — hiking, skiing and a long list of other outdoor activities. You can even find great cuisine and luxury accommodations at resorts or boutique hotels in or near both of these places

But just a short drive along the Trans Canada Highway lies another beautiful Western Canadian town of some renown: Banff.

Here you will find no end of things to do as well, be it indoors or out. Mention Banff, Alberta or Banff National Park to someone and the first thing they may think of is mountains – it is the Canadian Rockies, after all – and in the winter that means snow and skiing. In the summer, it means trails and downhill mountain biking.

Mountain biking in the Canadian Rockies Banff National Park.And that’s true, of course. The Canadian Rockies are great places for skiing and mountain biking; there are reasons why the region has been host to two different Winter Olympics as well as world-class mountain bike races

But there is much, more more to see and do in and around Banff National Park and the Canadian Rockies; there are activities for everyone all year long, whether your interests lie in outdoor recreation and roughing it with a tent and backpack, or maybe a Kicking Horse white water rafting adventure, or you prefer cultural programs and the arts, and accommodations that lean toward luxury, such as boutique hotels, spas and resorts.

 

 

Things to Do in Banff, Alberta

Banff, Alberta Art Galleries

Banff, Alberta Art Galleries

There are many art galleries in downtown Banff specializing in various artistic media: painting, photography, sculpture, jewelry and printmaking among others.

Hoodoos and Hotsprings of Banff

Hoodoos and Hotsprings of Banff

There are fascinating natural phenomena in Banff, Alberta and Banff National Park that can be seen year-round: waterfalls, mysterious hoodoos, and hotsprings.

Banff Wildlife Viewing

Banff Wildlife Viewing

The wilderness of Lake Louise, Banff, and the rest of Alberta is crowded with wildlife. Get outside and there are many chances to see and photograph animals.

Banff, Lake Louise Gondolas

Banff, Lake Louise Gondolas

Gondolas — found in both Banff and Lake Louise — are a great option for the whole family to enjoy scenic mountain beauty and Canadian Rockies wildlife.

Relax: Banff Upper Hot Springs

Relax: Banff Upper Hot Springs

The Banff Upper Hot Springs are family friendly, with a kids wading area and spacious changing rooms with heated floors and dedicated family changing rooms.

Sightseeing Around Banff

Sightseeing Around Banff

The sightseeing around Banff National Park and elsewhere in surrounding Alberta, Canada is literally endless – even if you prefer high-heels to hiking boots.

Guided Private Tours

Guided Private Tours

Want your very own Canadian Rockies trip? Try a private guided backcountry skiing, ski mountaineering, ice climbing, rock climbing, hiking, or backpacking trip.

Wilderness First Aid

Wilderness First Aid

It’s good to know wilderness first aid. If you ski and hike in the backcountry of the Canadian Rockies or elsewhere, you know how important safety can be.

More Banff, Alberta Activities


Canadian Rockies Lodges & Inns

Mount Robson Inn
A Jasper hotel offering family friendly accommodations in the Canadian Rockies with landscapes that will capture your heart.

Mountaineer Lodge
Comfortable lodge located in Lake Louise, nestled in a pine forest with tremendous views of Mount Temple and its summit glacier.


Canadian Rockies Activities

Banff Backpacking & Mountaineering
We are the premier provider of trekking, mountaineering, and rock climbing in the Canadian Rockies.

Winter Icewalk Tours
in Jasper, Alberta

Join us on the three-hour Maligne Canyon Icewalk, where you will discover frozen waterfalls & elaborate ice caves!

Raft the Kicking Horse
in Banff, Alberta

The Kicking Horse River is one of the best
known for rafting tours...

White Water Rafting in
the Canadian Rockies

Experience whitewater adventure in the Canadian Rockies...

Golf Banff
Golf Jasper
The best & most beautiful golf courses in the Canadian Rockies...

Canadian Rockies
Golf Guide

Golf BC, Jasper, Banff and the beautiful Canadian Rockies....