Top Ten Rainy Day Activities in Banff
BANFF UPPER HOT SPRINGS Let the snow fall while you soak in the view from soothing 40°C (104°F) mineral waters. The heritage bath house contains a gift shop, spa, restaurants and interpretive exhibits.
BOWLING The Fairmont Banff Springs Bowling Centre features four lanes of 5-pin bowling, a licensed lounge and games room. Neon Blacklight Bowling is on certain days.
BROWSE THE SHOPS Many stores have both street and mall entrances, so you can browse in comfort on cold weather days. The Fairmont hotels also have many boutiques inside their grand walls.
CLIMBING GYM The Sally Borden Centre has an indoor climbing gym and offers equipment rentals and beginner lessons for kids and adults. Elevation Place is another great climbing facility, located in Canmore.
FENLANDS, BANFF’S RECREATION CENTRE As Banff’s only indoor ice facility, this is a vibrant space year round for hockey, skating and other activities. The Fenland boasts two arenas, four sheets of curling ice and other facilities.
HISTORIC HOTELS Your trip isn’t complete without a visit to these two historic hotels! Admire the view while you stroll the grounds, or wander the many different halls inside the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel and Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.
MOVIES The Lux Cinema features 4 wide-screen, Dolby sound theatres playing the latest movie releases. The Lux upgraded theatres one and four to digital, making 3D movies now available in Banff! www.luxbanff.com
MUSEUMS Tour Banff’s museums & historic sites, such as the Banff Park Museum, the Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum or the Cave & Basin National Historic Site.
SPAS There's nothing like a spa visit to rejuvenate your mind and body. Hot springs, massage, cleansing wraps, facials, body scrubs, manicures and pedicures—it's all here, along with a few offerings unique to the Rockies.
SWIMMING The Douglas Fir Resort has two giant indoor waterslides (open to the general public Sun-Thur only). Kids will also enjoy the swimming facilities at the Sally Borden Building.