We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Top things to do in Banff National Park

Name
Moraine Lake (Lake Louise)
Book a Tour
$113* and up
Ranked #1 of 66 attractions in Banff National Park
Category: Bodies of Water; Nature and Parks

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 »

Map | Visitor photos (639)
Peyto Lake (Lake Louise)
Book a Tour
$189* and up
Ranked #2 of 66 attractions in Banff National Park
Category: Bodies of Water; Nature and Parks
Map | Visitor photos (240)
Book a Tour
$189* and up
Ranked #3 of 66 attractions in Banff National Park
Category: Scenic Drives
Scenic highway cutting through breathtakingly beautiful mountain passes.
Visitor photos (478)
Ranked #4 of 66 attractions in Banff National Park
Category: Hiking Trails
Map | Visitor photos (87)
Ranked #5 of 66 attractions in Banff National Park
Category: Scenic Drives
Map | Visitor photos (167)
Book a Tour
$189* and up
Ranked #6 of 66 attractions in Banff National Park
Category: Bodies of Water; Nature and Parks
Beautiful lake surrounded by woods and hiking trails.
Map | Visitor photos (689)
Ranked #7 of 66 attractions in Banff National Park
Category: Canyons; Nature and Parks

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 »

Map | Visitor photos (347)
Ranked #8 of 66 attractions in Banff National Park
Category: Bodies of Water; Nature and Parks
Visitor photos (93)
Book a Tour
$88* and up
Ranked #9 of 66 attractions in Banff National Park
Category: Trams; Transportation

The Banff Gondola takes visitors to the top of Sulphur Mountain for the most spectacular views and photo opportunities in Banff National Park. The ride is 8-10 minutes and... more »

Map | Visitor photos (836)
Book a Tour
$88* and up
Ranked #10 of 66 attractions in Banff National Park
Category: Mountains; Nature and Parks
Hike or ride to the top of this scenic mountain.
Map | Visitor photos (189)
Ranked #11 of 66 attractions in Banff National Park
Category: Hiking Trails
Map | Visitor photos (38)
Ranked #12 of 66 attractions in Banff National Park
Category: Ski/ Snowboard Areas
Owner description: Spectacular scenery awaits at Lake Louise with uniquely beautiful terrain that is both vast and varied. Located in the heart... more » Owner description: Spectacular scenery awaits at Lake Louise with uniquely beautiful terrain that is both vast and varied. Located in the heart of majestic, historic Banff National Park, Lake Louise is truly legendary and offers the world's finest terrain. With 4200 skiable acres, Lake Louise is one of the largest ski areas in North America. « less
Map | Visitor photos (70)
Ranked #13 of 66 attractions in Banff National Park
Category: Convention Centers; Theaters
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
Map | Visitor photos (26)
Ranked #14 of 66 attractions in Banff National Park
Category: Historic Walking Areas; Landmarks
Map | Visitor photos (160)
Ranked #15 of 66 attractions in Banff National Park
Category: Hiking Trails; Bodies of Water
Tiny lake only a couple of kilometers away from Lake Louise; a great hiking destination.
Map | Visitor photos (84)
Ranked #16 of 66 attractions in Banff National Park
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers; Traveler Resources
Map | Visitor photos (2)
Ranked #17 of 66 attractions in Banff National Park
Category: Ski/ Snowboard Areas; Hiking Trails
Owner description: CMH Heli-Skiing and Summer adventures provides adventure travel in both the summer and winter seasons for all levels of... more » Owner description: CMH Heli-Skiing and Summer adventures provides adventure travel in both the summer and winter seasons for all levels of travelers. « less
Map | Visitor photos (37)
Ranked #18 of 66 attractions in Banff National Park
Category: Ski/ Snowboard Areas
Owner description: Sunshine Village sits high on the Continental Divide in the heart of Banff National Park, and is just minutes from the... more » Owner description: Sunshine Village sits high on the Continental Divide in the heart of Banff National Park, and is just minutes from the mountain town of Banff. Three sprawling mountains provide breathtaking sitelines, uninterrupted by any signs of civilization beyond the resort's leasehold. Ski or ride in Alberta and British Columbia in one run. Sunshine Village's seven-month season stretches from early November until late May - the longest non-glacial season in Canada. The Village's altitude of 7,082 feet ensures the snow stays dry. Sunshine can receive up to nine metres (30 feet) of snow in a season, and it stays all year. « less
Map | Visitor photos (85)
Book a Tour
$88* and up
Ranked #19 of 66 attractions in Banff National Park
Category: Bodies of Water; Nature and Parks
Banff National Park's largest waterway.
Map | Visitor photos (262)
Bow Falls (Banff)
Ranked #20 of 66 attractions in Banff National Park
Category: Waterfalls; Nature and Parks
Map | Visitor photos (211)
Ranked #21 of 66 attractions in Banff National Park
Category: Trams; Transportation
Owner description: Cruise for fourteen glorious minutes, in an open chair or a fully enclosed gondola, to one of the world's great views! From... more » Owner description: Cruise for fourteen glorious minutes, in an open chair or a fully enclosed gondola, to one of the world's great views! From the top, at 2088m (6850ft).The end of the lift and gondola ride is only the start of the adventure. At the top of the lift and gondola Interpretive Programs are available daily, including indoor presentations and themed guided walks.Stop by and enjoy a delicious buffet breakfast, lunch, or dinner prepared fresh, and served daily in the Lodge of the Ten Peaks! « less
Map | Visitor photos (123)
Book a Tour
$88* and up
Ranked #22 of 66 attractions in Banff National Park
Category: Off road/All Terrain Vehicle Trails
Visitor photos (51)
Ranked #23 of 66 attractions in Banff National Park
Category: Bodies of Water; Nature and Parks

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 »

Map | Visitor photos (63)
Ranked #24 of 66 attractions in Banff National Park
Category: Libraries; Museums; Art Museums; History 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
Map | Visitor photos (20)
Ranked #25 of 66 attractions in Banff National Park
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
Visitor photos (10)
Herbert Lake (Lake Louise)
Ranked #26 of 66 attractions in Banff National Park
Category: Bodies of Water; Nature and Parks
Visitor photos (6)
Ranked #27 of 66 attractions in Banff National Park
Category: Canyons; Nature and Parks
Visitor photos (16)
Ranked #28 of 66 attractions in Banff National Park
Category: Hiking Trails
Visitor photos (8)
Ranked #29 of 66 attractions in Banff National Park
Category: Observation Decks/ Towers; Landmarks
Map | Visitor photos (40)
Ranked #30 of 66 attractions in Banff National Park
Category: Ski/ Snowboard Areas
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
Map | Visitor photos (46)
Trusted travel advice about Banff National Park