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Banff National Park Activities

Banff National Park offers the visitor an array of exciting activities in a majestic setting. Located amidst a multitude of stunning lakes, including Lake Louise, just viewing the spectacular scenery is an activity in itself.

Summer Activities

Fishing
Fishing is a popular activity with so many lakes. Minnewanka offers Rockies and is the site of one of the fishing tours. Professional guides are found in the area and will show the visitor the best places to make their catch, whether it is fly or spin fishing.

Gondola Rides
Located five minutes from the town of Banff, panoramic views can be had from the the Banff Gondola on the edge of Sulphur Mountain. Views with 360 degrees visibility abound. Other gondolas offered over the ski areas, including Lake Louise and Sunshine Village, also provide exceptional views.

Caving
Adventure awaits those who go just outside the park to explore tunnels beneath the surface in a 4-km cave system. No handrails or walkways make this adventure exciting, as one discovers animal bones as well as stalactites and stalagmites.

Hot Springs
Open year round, the Banff Hot Springs have called travelers to the area for many years. Because of the endangered snail, the only hot springs open in the area is The Banff Upper Hot Springs, located at the end of Mountain Avenue. Temperature of the springs remain at 37 degrees Celsius throughout the year. Chill out or warm up here as the snow falls.

Winter Activities

Sleigh Rides
Snuggle up to a loved one or friend and enjoy a ride through trails of snow while enjoying hot cocoa. Rides are available in the Lake Louise area as well as in the Town of Banff.

Ski and Snowboard
Mt. Norquay, Sunshine Village and the Lake Louise area offer exciting skiing and boarding with fabulous views in addition to terrain that is accessible for all levels of skiing.

Dog Sledding
A team of huskies draws you through the snow in this true Canadian experience. Touring companies offer this exciting excursion.

Numerous other memorable activities also are found at Banff National Park.