Things To Do in Banff

Banff, Canada: Plenty to See and Do in the Heart of the Canadian Rockies, Banff National Park

Boat tours on Lake Minnewanka in Banff National Park.

Boat tours: Lake Minnewanka in Banff National Park.

There are plenty of things to do in and around Jasper and Jasper National Park, of course — hiking, skiing and a long list of other outdoor activities. You can even enjoy great cuisine and luxury accommodations at resorts or boutique hotels in town. But a few hours away away down the Trans Canada Highway (or scenic Bow Valley Parkway) — lies another lovely Albertan town: Banff.

Here you will find no end of things to do as well, be it indoors or out. Mention Banff, Alberta or Banff National Park to someone and the first thing they may think of is mountains – it is the Canadian Rockies, after all – and in the winter that means snow and skiing. In the summer, it means trails and downhill mountain biking.

Mountain biking in the Canadian Rockies Banff National Park.And that’s true, of course. The Canadian Rockies are great places for skiing and mountain biking; there are reasons why the region has been host to two different Winter Olympics as well as world-class mountain bike races

But there is much, more more to see and do in and around Banff National Park and the Canadian Rockies; there are activities for everyone all year long, whether your interests lie in outdoor recreation and roughing it with a tent and backpack, or you prefer cultural programs and the arts, and accommodations that lean toward luxury, such as boutique hotels, spas and resorts.


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Things To Do in Banff

First Aid in the Wilderness

First Aid in the Wilderness

If you ski and hike in the backcountry of the Canadian Rockies or elsewhere, you know how important safety can be. Sign up for a wilderness first aid course.

Guided Private Tours

Guided Private Tours

Want a unique Canadian Rockies trip? Try a private guided backcountry skiing, mountaineering, ice climbing, rock climbing, hiking, or backpack trip.

Banff Sightseeing

Banff Sightseeing

The sightseeing around Banff, Canada and elsewhere in Alberta province is literally endless – even if you prefer high-heels to hiking boots.

Gondolas in Banff, Lake Louise

Gondolas in Banff, Lake Louise

Gondolas are an option for the whole family to enjoy scenic mountain beauty and Canadian Rockies wildlife. They operate in both Banff and Lake Louise.

View Banff Wildlife

View Banff Wildlife

Alberta’s Canadian Rockies are crowded: with critters and wildlife. The wilderness offers many chances to see and photograph animals.

Banff Hoodoos and Hotsprings

Banff Hoodoos and Hotsprings

Fascinating natural phenomena in Banff, Alberta and Banff National Park can be seen year-round: waterfalls, mysterious hoodoos, and hotsprings.

Banff Art Galleries

Banff Art Galleries

There are many art galleries in Banff, Alberta, specializing in various artistic media: painting, photography, sculpture, jewelry and printmaking among others.

Recreation Facilities in Banff

Recreation Facilities in Banff

Banff has places to play and traditional recreation facilities available all year long, regardless of the weather, if you’re tired of skiing, hiking and such.

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Yamnuska Mountain Adventures

Hike Jasper with Yamnuska

Inside Banff Activities

Getting to Jasper and Jasper National Park

Jasper Transportation

Airport shuttles, airlines and transportation

The Park

The largest wilderness park in the Canadian Rockies

Jasper Webcam

Live Web Cam feed for Jasper, Alberta


Learn about the history of the park


Choose from a selection of hotels, motels and bed & breakfasts

Booking and Reservation

Search for discounted hotel rooms, rental cars and airfares

Free Brochures

Order free brochures and visitors guides


Recreational opportunities abound in Jasper


A Variety of incredible opportunities


Hiking, biking, skiing, wildlife watching, & rafting and canoeing


Wide variety of wildlife


Check out the best map collection on Jasper!

Free Guides

Download free guides

Free Golf Package Quotes

Alberta and British columbia offers some of the finest golf courses and resorts in the world

Jasper Summer Tours

Experience sightseeing tours in Jasper

Jasper Winter Tours

Exceptional locations for photos, wildlife viewing, and ice-walks

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Winter Icewalk Tours
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Join us on the three-hour Maligne Canyon Icewalk, where you will discover frozen waterfalls and elaborate ice caves!

Whitewater Rafting in Jasper, Alberta
Raft the exciting Sunwapta or the Athabasca River, or try the Fraser River in B.C. Jasper whitewater rafting has never been so appealing.

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