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Top things to do in Banff National Park

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Moraine Lake (Lake Louise)
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$121* and up
Ranked #1 of 51 attractions in Banff National Park
Category: Bodies of Water; Outdoors

Getting to Moraine Lake There are a number of ways to get to Moraine Lake but if you don't have a car you will need to take a tour company or, better yet, the Greyhound bus. There... more »

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Peyto Lake (Lake Louise)
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$177* and up
Ranked #2 of 51 attractions in Banff National Park
Category: Bodies of Water; Outdoors
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$156* and up
Ranked #3 of 51 attractions in Banff National Park
Category: Scenic Drives; Landmarks
Scenic highway cutting through breathtakingly beautiful mountain passes.
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Ranked #4 of 51 attractions in Banff National Park
Category: Bodies of Water; Outdoors
Beautiful lake surrounded by woods and hiking trails.
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Ranked #5 of 51 attractions in Banff National Park
Category: Canyons; Outdoors

Location Details:  Directions: 30 minute drive northwest of Banff on Trans Canada Hwy (watch for the signs)  Latitude / Longitude: 51.245695 / 115.841328  Hiking Details: Distance... more »

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Ranked #6 of 51 attractions in Banff National Park
Category: Bodies of Water; Outdoors
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Ranked #7 of 51 attractions in Banff National Park
Category: Mountains; Outdoors
Hike or ride to the top of this scenic mountain.
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Sentinel Pass (Lake Louise)
Ranked #8 of 51 attractions in Banff National Park
Category: Trails; Outdoors
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Ranked #9 of 51 attractions in Banff National Park
Category: Hiking Trails; Bodies of Water; Outdoors
Tiny lake only a couple of kilometers away from Lake Louise; a great hiking destination.
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Ranked #10 of 51 attractions in Banff National Park
Category: Convention Centers; Theaters & Stadiums
Owner description: The Banff Centre presents over 400 public concerts, performing arts events, festivals, and gallery exhibits each year.... more » Owner description: The Banff Centre presents over 400 public concerts, performing arts events, festivals, and gallery exhibits each year. Premier events include the Banff Summer Arts Festival, the Banff Mountain Film & Book Festival, the Banff International String Quartet Competition, and Banff Jazz. The Banff Centre is the largest arts and creativity incubator on the planet. Our mission is inspiring creativity! Tickets to all events may be purchased on our website. « less
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Ranked #11 of 51 attractions in Banff National Park
Category: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas; Outdoors
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Ranked #12 of 51 attractions in Banff National Park
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers; Other
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Ranked #13 of 51 attractions in Banff National Park
Category: Bodies of Water; Outdoors
Banff National Park's largest waterway.
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Bow Falls (Banff)
Ranked #14 of 51 attractions in Banff National Park
Category: Waterfalls; Outdoors
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Ranked #15 of 51 attractions in Banff National Park
Category: Off road/All Terrain Vehicle Trails; Outdoors
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Ranked #16 of 51 attractions in Banff National Park
Category: Bodies of Water; Outdoors

Location Details:  Directions: 5 minute drive (1.5 miles) northwest of Banff. From downtown, take Mount Norquay Rd north towards the Trans-Canada Hwy (Hwy 1). For the Fenland... more »

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Ranked #17 of 51 attractions in Banff National Park
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Outdoors
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Ranked #18 of 51 attractions in Banff National Park
Category: Libraries; Art Museums; History Museums; Museums
Owner description: The Whyte Museum inspires discovery and wonder where people and the Rocky Mountains meet. The Museum's founders, Peter and... more » Owner description: The Whyte Museum inspires discovery and wonder where people and the Rocky Mountains meet. The Museum's founders, Peter and Catharine Whyte, were local artists and philanthropists who wished to offer a place where people could gather and appreciate the culture and beauty of the area. Explore the culture shaped by this mountain landscape through our exhibitions, events, heritage homes, archives, library and museum shop. Our programming is made possible through generous support from you - the Museum's Members, donors and sponsors. « less
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Herbert Lake (Lake Louise)
Ranked #19 of 51 attractions in Banff National Park
Category: Bodies of Water; Outdoors
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Ranked #20 of 51 attractions in Banff National Park
Category: Canyons; Outdoors
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Ranked #21 of 51 attractions in Banff National Park
Category: Observation Decks/ Towers; Landmarks
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Ranked #22 of 51 attractions in Banff National Park
Category: Ski/ Snowboard Areas; Outdoors
Owner description: Family-friendly Mt. Norquay offers outstanding conditions for beginner, intermediate and advanced skiers and riders. Since... more » Owner description: Family-friendly Mt. Norquay offers outstanding conditions for beginner, intermediate and advanced skiers and riders. Since its opening in 1926, Mt. Norquay continues to be the locals’ gem. Famous for being the training ground of Olympic and World Cup athletes, and with excellent beginner terrain, everyone will love this small, family-friendly resort. « less
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Ranked #23 of 51 attractions in Banff National Park
Category: Bodies of Water; Outdoors

Location Details:  Directions: 10 minute drive northeast of Banff. Take Banff Ave east out of the town, past the intersection with the Trans-Canada Hwy (Hwy 1). Just past the... more »

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$51* and up
Ranked #24 of 51 attractions in Banff National Park
Category: Historic Sites; Hot Springs/ Geysers; Specialty Museums; Cultural
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Ranked #25 of 51 attractions in Banff National Park
Category: Natural History Museums; Museums

The Banff Park Museum National Historic Site is a graceful 1903 log building whose style is often described as a "railway pagoda". This is a natural history museum in the classic... more »

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Ranked #26 of 51 attractions in Banff National Park
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Ranked #27 of 51 attractions in Banff National Park
Category: History Museums; Natural History Museums; Museums
Owner description: This natural history and Canadian First Nations museum is named after Norman Luxton who once operated a trading post in the... more » Owner description: This natural history and Canadian First Nations museum is named after Norman Luxton who once operated a trading post in the Banff area. Come in for a tour of what life was like for First Nations before settlers came and then view authentic First Nations artifacts, borrowed from both personal collections and the Glenbow Museum. Tours of the Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum guided by staff who are local First Nations. Ask questions, learn and experience something truly Canadian. « less
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Fairview Lookout (Lake Louise)
Ranked #28 of 51 attractions in Banff National Park
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$177* and up
Ranked #29 of 51 attractions in Banff National Park
Category: Geologic Formations; Outdoors
Massive glacier surrounded by forest: a popular scenic spot among tourists.
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Ranked #30 of 51 attractions in Banff National Park
Category: Mountains; Outdoors
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