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Top Ten Activities in Banff National Park

Top ten activities in Banff & Lake Louise

BANFF’S ONLY VIA FERRATA  The Via Ferrata is an assisted climbing experience along 3 breathtaking routes on cliffs above the Norquay ski area. Led by a certified ACMG guide, participants climb ladders, cross a 30-metre suspension bridge and experience views of Banff rarely seen. No climbing experience is necessary, if you can climb a ladder, you can climb the Via Ferrata.

BIKING Biking is a great way to enjoy Banff National Park, and rental bikes are available at several stores in ­Banff.

BOAT TOURS Take a narrated tour to the Devil’s Gap, on Lake Minnewanka, where you will see some of the most spectacular scenery in Banff National Park.

FISHING  Fish from a raft, or fly fish in the rivers, catch rainbow trout from a belly boat in a mountain tarn, or go trolling in Lake Minnewanka. For something extra special, try heli-fishing!

GOLF Banff, Canmore and Kananaskis all offer impeccable courses, challenging terrain with meticulous greens, and outstanding facilities and views to create a phenomenal golf destination.

GONDOLA Gondola rides in Banff and Lake Louise are spectacular year-round attractions for visitors to Banff National Park, providing a quick lift to awe-inspiring views of the Canadian Rockies.

HELICOPTER TOURS  Rockies Heli Tours take you high above for a birds-eye view of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Tours include heli-sking, heli-hiking, gourmet picnics on a glacier, or even heli-weddings and heli-yoga!

HIKING Banff National Park has 1,500 kilometres of hiking trails, more than any other mountain park in the world. Trails lead to spectacular lakes, glaciers and summits ranging from short walks to day trips.

RIVER RAFTING River adventures are ideal for keeping cool. For the thrill-seeker, whitewater rafting trips will spark an adrenaline rush. Those who prefer to keep the heart rate down will prefer float tours.

WILDLIFE TOURS  Viewing wildlife is one of the most popular and exciting activities for visitors to Banff National Park. Check out Banff Adventures  or Discover Banff Wildlife Tours for your best chance to view wildlife, including Grizzly bears!

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