We have carefully selected the following suggestions for some of the best highlights of the Banff area:
Cave and Basin National Historic Site
Commemorating the birthplace of Canada’s National Park system in 1885, this site uses interactive displays and exhibits. Naturally occurring warm mineral springs can be found inside the cave and outside in an emerald coloured basin:
Banff Upper Hot Springs
Soak in the steamy hot mineral water where travellers have come to ‘take the waters’ for over a hundred years:
Ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain to experience a stunning bird’s eye view of six mountain ranges. Witness breathtaking views in every direction from one of several observation decks. Discover a 1 km interpretive Summit Walk to a national historic site. This exhilarating activity is open year-round and a definite ‘must-do’ on your trip to the Canadian Rockies.
Sally Borden Fitness and Recreation at The Banff Centre
Offering a wide range of recreational opportunities and fitness services for people of all abilities and interests, including 25m swimming pool, whirl pool, steam room and climbing wall.
Banff Centre for Performing Arts (Theatre, Music, Dance, Films)
The Banff Centre is the largest arts and creativity incubator on the planet. Their mission is inspiring creativity. Over 8,000 artists, leaders, and researchers from across Canada and around the world participate in programs at The Banff Centre every year. Check out their events and catch a performance while you are here.
Lux Movie Theatre
Local movie theatre within walking distance, located on Bear Street. For current show times and prices.
Walks in Town
These trails are within walking distance of the Banff townsite or can be easily accessed by using public transportation.
Biking in Banff
Banff is home to some of the most spectacular road and mountain biking in the world. Cycling is accessible to everyone and trails range from easy to difficult.
BanffLIFE is the best resource for young adults ages 18-30 to get started in Banff. They provide a calendar for weekly drop-in programs including Banff orientations, weekly pasta nights, and yoga classes.