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.

3 days in Banff

Level Contributor
26 posts
Save Topic
3 days in Banff

Hey,

I've got three days in Banff (21st ,2nd,23rd Aug) and was wondering what the best activities to do around here are?

I'll have a rental car so can get about.

I'm into hiking/sports/adventure trips - what are the best/most reasonable companies in Banff for these?

Am staying at a Hostel - should I organise these before I go or just book when I turn up?

Recommendations please! thanks,

John

Mentioned in this post
Banff
Banff
Banff National Park, Canada
Saskatoon, Canada
Level Contributor
1,857 posts
304 reviews
Save Reply
1. Re: 3 days in Banff

You can decide when you get there

Activities will be weather dependant and in the mountains it is hard to predict

Banff, Canada
Destination Expert
for Banff, Lake Louise
Level Contributor
3,207 posts
Save Reply
2. Re: 3 days in Banff

Hello,

Thank you for your interest in visiting the Banff and Lake Louise area!

There are tons of amazing things to do in Banff National Park. For activities I would check out

http://www.banffadventures.com/

https://www.banfftours.com/ or

https://www.brewster.ca/

for different options and activity combinations. Banff is a very popular destination this time of year, so we do recommend booking in advance.

Feel free to pop in and see us at the Visitor Centre when you arrive for more information!

Mentioned in this post
Banff
Banff
Banff National Park, Canada
Lake Louise
Lake Louise
Banff National Park, Canada
Banff National Park
Banff National Park
Canadian Rockies, Canada
Jasper, Canada
Destination Expert
for Jasper, Jasper National Park, Canadian Rockies
Level Contributor
21,524 posts
126 reviews
Save Reply
3. Re: 3 days in Banff

Note that it is the job of the destination marketing organization rep who is posting above to promote the paid attractions and activities. Nothing wrong with that, but good to be aware.

There are also many, many things you can do in the national parks without paying. Hiking trails are free to use, and you can tour by car to the various lakes and scenic attractions. Parks Canada has done a pretty good job of putting up interpretive plaques at various sites to educate and inform, but if you want more in-depth knowledge, then going on a guided hike or tour.

Lake Louise and Moraine Lake are great areas for hiking, with some really beautiful trails. Parking is limited compared to peak season demand, so it's recommended to go early. Depending on how much hiking you want to do, these areas could take two days of your visit. Drive there or back via the Bow Valley Parkway at least once, and visit Johnston Canyon.

Since you mention adventure, are you interested in doing a via ferrata? There is one at Mt. Norquay. Not my kind of thing ;-) but a friend of mine did it recently and took a lot of really great photos - great scenery and some adrenaline.

Mentioned in this post
Canada
Canada
North America
Lake Louise
Lake Louise
Banff National Park, Canada
Moraine Lake
Moraine Lake
4,909 Reviews
Lake Louise, Canada
Bow Valley Parkway
Bow Valley Parkway
2,087 Reviews
Banff, Canada
Johnston Canyon
Johnston Canyon
2,092 Reviews
Banff National Park, Canada
Mt. Norquay
Mt. Norquay
371 Reviews
Banff National Park, Canada
4. Re: 3 days in Banff

-:- Message from TripAdvisor staff -:-

This topic has been closed to new posts due to inactivity. We hope you'll join the conversation by posting to an open topic or starting a new one.

To review the TripAdvisor Forums Posting Guidelines, please follow this link: http://www.tripadvisor.com/pages/forums_posting_guidelines.html

We remove posts that do not follow our posting guidelines, and we reserve the right to remove any post for any reason.

Removed on: 12:18 am, July 26, 2018