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Ranked #1 of 33 attractions in Banff
Category: Hiking Trails
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Ranked #2 of 33 attractions in Banff
Category: Scenic Drives
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Ranked #3 of 33 attractions in Banff
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 »

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Ranked #4 of 33 attractions in Banff
Category: Hiking Trails
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Ranked #5 of 33 attractions in Banff
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
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Ranked #6 of 33 attractions in Banff
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers; Traveler Resources
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Ranked #7 of 33 attractions in Banff
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
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Ranked #8 of 33 attractions in Banff
Category: Bodies of Water; Nature and Parks
Banff National Park's largest waterway.
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Ranked #9 of 33 attractions in Banff
Category: Waterfalls; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #10 of 33 attractions in Banff
Category: Off road/All Terrain Vehicle Trails
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Ranked #11 of 33 attractions in Banff
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 »

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Ranked #12 of 33 attractions in Banff
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
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Ranked #13 of 33 attractions in Banff
Category: Hiking Trails
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Ranked #14 of 33 attractions in Banff
Category: Observation Decks/ Towers; Landmarks
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Ranked #15 of 33 attractions in Banff
Category: Historic Sites; Hot Springs/ Geysers; Specialty Museums
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Ranked #16 of 33 attractions in Banff
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 #17 of 33 attractions in Banff
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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Ranked #18 of 33 attractions in Banff
Category: Gardens; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #19 of 33 attractions in Banff
Category: Hot Springs/ Geysers; Spas
Owner description: All the amenities of a modern facility are featured in this splendid, historic spa and bath house—against a backdrop of... more » Owner description: All the amenities of a modern facility are featured in this splendid, historic spa and bath house—against a backdrop of spectacular alpine scenery. You will luxuriate in the comfort of soothing hot water where travelers have come to “take the waters” for more than a century. Banff’s premier attraction features: a day spa, outdoor terrace, Wonder of water hydrology exhibit and historic swimsuits (1920's) for rent. It also offers an outfitters gift store and the Upper Hot Springs Café. « less
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Ranked #20 of 33 attractions in Banff
Category: Hiking Trails
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Ranked #21 of 33 attractions in Banff
Category: Hiking Trails
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Ranked #22 of 33 attractions in Banff
Category: Art Galleries
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Ranked #23 of 33 attractions in Banff
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals; Landmarks
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Ranked #24 of 33 attractions in Banff
Category: Hiking Trails
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Ranked #25 of 33 attractions in Banff
Category: Nature and Parks
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Ranked #26 of 33 attractions in Banff
Category: Water Parks; Amusement Parks
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Ranked #27 of 33 attractions in Banff
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals; Landmarks
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Ranked #28 of 33 attractions in Banff
Category: Gardens; Historic Walking Areas
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Ranked #29 of 33 attractions in Banff
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Category: Waterfalls; Nature and Parks
Owner description: This is a beautiful waterfall just outside the town of Banff. It can be viewed from the roadway or you can hike up to it.... more » Owner description: This is a beautiful waterfall just outside the town of Banff. It can be viewed from the roadway or you can hike up to it. Apparently ice climbing of the falls is possible. « less
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Ranked #30 of 33 attractions in Banff
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
A museum honoring the sport of skiing.
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