LOCAL APPRECIATION DAYS

Calling all locals! We are kicking off summer with Local Appreciation Days at all four of our Canadian Rockies attractions. 

As a big thank you to our local communities, we are offering fun-filled family activities, BBQs, and free admission to our attractions. Join us at the Columbia Icefields and Banff this May as we celebrate the start of summer:
 

  • Banff Lake Cruise - May 23, 2015
  • Banff Gondola - May 24, 2015
  • Columbia Icefield Glacier Adventure - May 30 - 31, 2015
  • Columbia Icefield Glacier Skywalk - May 30 - 31, 2015


Available to residents of: Canmore, Kananaskis, Lake Louise, Exshaw, Harvie Heights, Banff National Park, Jasper National Park and Yoho National Park. Proof of residency required.
 

Local's Appreciation

The Banff Gondola is free for locals on Sunday May 24!

We are kicking off the summer season by showing our appreciation for our local community.
Locals will receive FREE ADMISSION to experience the Banff Gondola on Sunday May 24, 2015. You will also enjoy huge discounts on brunch and photo souvenirs!

Local Specials & Activities

Show your local ID for big savings on brunch and souvenir photos:

  • FREE Banff Gondola admission
  • Local's mountain-top brunch at the Panorama Restaurant for only $18.99 (regular $55.95)
  • Souvenir photos for only $10.00 (regular $25.00)
  • All-day visits from Brewster the Bear and other fun family activities

Free admission offer valid exclusively for residents of Canmore, Kananaskis, Harvie Heights, Kananaskis, Exshaw, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Jasper National Park and Yoho National Park on May 24, 2015. Proof of residency required.

Banff Burner Race

Race to the top of Sulphur Mountain for a chance to win great local prizes! The race is open to everyone, including locals and visitors.

Three competition categories:
  1. Male - solo
  2. Female - solo
  3. Family - minimum 1 adult + 1 child

Prizes Awarded to Top Three Competitors in Each Category:
  Female Male Family
1st 1 hotel night* + Banff
Gondola & Lake Cruise
1 hotel night* + Banff 
Gondola & Lake Cruise
Glacier View Inn** + Glacier
Adventure & Skywalk 
2nd  Alberta Explorer Card Alberta Explorer Card Alberta Explorer Card
3rd  Banff Gondola tickets Banff Gondola tickets Banff Gondola tickets

* 1 hotel night prize valid at either Banff International Hotel or Mount Royal Hotel
** Glacier View Inn prize valid for a 1 night stay

Race details:

  • Race registration is by donation, from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • No advance registration is available, register onsite at the hot springs parking lot trailhead
  • Maximum of 125 racers
  • Begin racing any time between 10:00 AM and 12:00 PM, fastest racers in each category will be announced by Social Media and email 
  • Racers have until 3:00 PM to complete the race

The Banff Lake Cruise is free for locals on Saturday May 23!

Spring has arrived, and the ice is off Lake Minnewanka! To celebrate, we are welcoming our community to join us for a day of fun at the lake. Locals will receive FREE ADMISSION to experience the Banff Lake Cruise on Saturday May 23, 2015. 

Local Specials & Activities

Show your local ID for big savings on boat rentals and family fun:

  • FREE Banff Lake Cruise admission
  • Motorized boat rentals are 33% off for locals
  • Save 33% on pedal boats all day long
  • Visits from Brewster the Bear and other fun family activities

Free admission offer valid exclusively for residents of Canmore, Kananaskis, Harvie Heights, Kananaskis, Exshaw, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Jasper National Park and Yoho National Park on May 24, 2015. Proof of residency required. Tour times subject to availability.

BBQ Lunch

We are firing up the BBQ for a delicious lakeside lunch. Join us between 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM, and put your lunch money to a good cause. All proceeds donated to the Banff Community Foundation.


The Glacier Adventure and Glacier Skywalk are free for locals May 30 - 31!

The snow is melting, the sun is shining, and we are ready for a fantastic summer at the Columbia Icefields. To show appreciation to our local community, we invite you to join us for a weekend of family fun. Locals will receive FREE ADMISSION to experience the Glacier Adventure and Glacier Skywalk attractions during the weekend of May 30 - 31st, 2015. 

Local Specials & Activities

Show your local ID for free family activities:

  • FREE Glacier Adventure admission
  • FREE Glacier Skywalk admission
  • Interpretive Show at the Skywalk ampitheatre. Show runs 10 - 15 minutes, starting at the top of each hour from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM.
  • Junior Scavenger Hunt at the Glacier Adventure and Glacier Skywalk. Prizes for all those who complete the Explorer Sheet.

Free admission offer valid exclusively for residents of Canmore, Kananaskis, Harvie Heights, Kananaskis, Exshaw, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Jasper National Park and Yoho National Park on May 24, 2015. Proof of residency required. Tour times subject to availability.

BBQ Lunch

We are firing up the BBQ for a delicious lunch. Join us between 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM, and put your lunch money to a good cause. All proceeds donated to a local Jasper charity.