For a completely different kind of mountaineering, Via Ferrata is the way to go! Cables and fixed anchors will provide a climbing thrill without overlooking any safety measures. A certified guide won’t be far off either. So you’ll be in good hands while enjoying a challenging climb.
Wolf Dog Sanctuary
Wolves are extremely important to the natural environment. Now you can discover their vital contribution firsthand at the Wolf Dog Sanctuary. Bring your camera for some wonderful photo opportunities. And if you have any questions about these amazing animals, the sanctuary guardian is always happy to provide you with the answers.
Johnston Canyon IceWalk
Now you can enjoy a close-up view of striking animals such as wolves, moose and coyotes in their natural habitat. For this scenic walk, you’ll get to strap ice-cleats on your winter shoes to keep you steady along the trail. Not only will you see lovely creatures during your trek, but you’ll learn fascinating historical facts about the canyon, too.
Banff Sleigh Rides
One of the most festive and fun things to do in the wintertime is to take a sleigh ride. And you can enjoy this relaxed experience while passing by the Canadian Rockies. It’s the perfect way to take in the beautiful scenery on a winter afternoon!
Travel up Sulphur Mountain in a fully enclosed gondola cabin for a scenic view to remember! You’ll get to see six gorgeous mountain ranges from a whole new perspective. Don’t forget to bring a camera!
Banff Upper Hot Springs
Looking to relax? Then a visit to the Banff Upper Hot Springs is in order. You can unwind in hot mineral water and enjoy the natural beauty that surrounds you. It’s a popular experience that draws many visitors. Find out why people have been coming to these waters for more than one hundred years.
Canmore Cave Tours
Discover what it’s like to travel in an undeveloped cave. You’ll explore the Canadian Rockies from the inside to learn about the natural history of this region and details of its ancient cultures. Adventure awaits you!
Canmore Nordic Centre
This Provincial Park was developed for the 1988 Olympics. It features spectacularly groomed cross-country ski trails ranging from quiet forest routes to challenging, world-class biathlon trails. Night skiing is along a 6.5 km illuminated track.
In summer, the single track mountain biking trails for rookies or experts make Canmore one of the top centres in North America. The 70 kilometres (38 miles) of mapped trails give cyclists and hikers a chance to view wildlife such as deer, bears and cougars while viewing some astounding scenery. Aside from biking, visitors can participate in an 18-hole disc golf course or four orienteering courses.
Alpine Ski Destinations
Nearby massive ski areas are so well known throughout the world that they hardly need more mention here. But to discover further details, there are resources you can explore. Visitors looking for fun things to experience near Banff, AB will eagerly find great information on one or more of the three major sites:
Sunshine Village boasts the longest ski season in Canada and the world's fastest eight-passenger gondola.
Lake Louise Ski Area is Canada's single largest ski area, offering 18 square kilometres (11 square miles) and 11 lifts, including a gondola from which you might see a glacier or a wild grizzly bear in its natural habitat.
Ski Norquay is only 25 minutes from Canmore, enabling you to get in more skiing sooner each day. Although some ski teams may find the terrain steep, it is quite family-friendly. Norquay is the only local hill offering hourly rates so you pay only for the time you ski.
Lake Minnewanka Boat Tours
Lake Minnewanka, the largest lake in Banff National Park and one of the most picturesque, is also the only lake that allows powerboats. Guides in three glass-enclosed tour boats entertain their visitors as they interpret the area's history, geology, flora and fauna. In addition, the company offers charter fishing and boat rentals for those inquiring about fun things to do near Banff AB.
Stewart Creek Golf & Country Club
Showcasing stunning views of the Three Sisters, Cascade, Pigeon and Ha Ling Mountains, this Gary Browning–designed mountain course is consistently rated among the best golf courses in North America.
Silvertip Golf Course
Nestled among 600 acres of untouched peaks, grasslands and valleys, this Les Furber-designed course offers a breathtaking round of golf and a beautiful patio for post round relaxation.
Yamnuska Ice Climbing
Get a spectacular view of the Canadian Rockies when you ice climb! The experienced guides at Yamnuska Mountain Adventures will show you exactly how to climb as you see amazing settings along the region’s frozen waterfalls. It’s a memorable journey that will challenge you every step of the way.
Get a unique view of the Canadian Rockies from horseback! You’ll be taken on a guided trail ride to experience gorgeous mountain scenes. Riders of all levels are invited to go on this relaxing tour that can be customized for every taste.
Looking for a summer adventure? Then rafting along the rivers of the Canadian Rockies is a great choice! Get a gorgeous view of the mountains while traveling through different types of vibrant waters. From beginners to those seeking more of a challenge, there’s a rafting tour waiting for you!
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