Both travellers and locals consider this attraction a firm favourite in Banff. This is an amazing place to be during the winter season, with a view of the snow falling on the mountain peaks. Sunrise and sunset are equally beautiful experiences at the springs, and you'll find they stay open until late evening year-round.
Experience over 1,000 miles of world-famous routes with some of the most sought-after scenery. Hiking opportunities like these can't be missed! Immerse yourself in nature on short walks or multi-day backcountry adventures. From the shores of gleaming lakes to the heady views on a trek up a mountain pass, hiking in Banff National Park will satisfy your thirst for adventure.
Ice skating is a favourite sport among Canadians, and is a great activity for all ages and abilities. Enjoy the refreshing mountain air while skating on the ice. Pause for a delicious hot cocoa to keep warm, before rejoining the fun. Venues include the Waldhaus Rink, Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre, Banff High School and Banff Train Station.
Take to the skies in the Banff Sightseeing Gondola at Sulphur Mountain, which consists of an eight-minute ride to a lofty 2,281 metres. Once at the mountain peak, you will be rewarded with a remarkable panoramic outlook of the park, and then sit down to an unforgettable meal at the summit's Sky Bistro.
With some of the Canada's most picturesque roads and trails, Banff National Park is a great place to explore by bike. Whether setting off on a family-friendly adventure or testing your limits with challenging climbs, there are many routes to suit cyclists of all ages and abilities. The biking season is usually from May through to October.