Top Things to Do in the Rockies

Beautiful Banff National Park lies in the majestic Canadian Rockies. First established in 1885, it is Canada’s oldest national park, spanning 6,641 square km (2,564 square miles) of protected terrain and encompassing picturesque mountains, glaciers, meadows, lakes, rivers, waterfalls, hot springs and a wide array of stunning wild life. Nestled in between Mount Rundle, Cascade Mountain, Mount Norquay, Sulphur Mountain, and Tunnel Mountain, the town of Banff Alberta offers attractions, festivals, arts, outdoor adventure and so much more.

There are so many things to see in Banff National Park that it’s sometimes difficult to know what to do first. Here are some of the top things you should be sure not to miss.
The Banff Gondola

The Banff Gondola

For some of the most spectacular views in Banff, you won’t do better than a ride to the summit of Sulphur Mountain on the thrilling Banff Gondola. 
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Hiking, mountain biking and other summer sports

Hiking, mountain biking and other summer sports

With an alpine adventure playground all around, there’s always plenty to do for the outdoor enthusiast, from hiking and mountain biking, to climbing or water sports. 
Guided Tours

Guided Tours

When you’re in the mood for a guided tour, you’ll find you’re spoiled for choice in Banff. You might choose to take a Glacier Adventure on the Athabasca Icefields, or a relaxing Banff Lake Cruise.
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Lakeside activities

Lakeside activities

Around one of Banff’s many beautiful alpine lakes, there are plenty of activities, including fishing and swimming - even scuba diving. 
Wildlife spotting

Wildlife spotting

Banff has an abundance of wildlife, from bighorn sheep, mountain goats, bears, elk, caribou and even wolverine.
Museums and history

Museums and history

Banff has a rich and varied history, which is showcased in several museums, including The Cave and Basin National Historic Site
The Banff Upper Hot Springs

The Banff Upper Hot Springs

The warm, soothing waters of the natural springs of Sulphur Mountain make for a great way to relax after a tiring day’s adventure.
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