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Banff Area Activities for 7-yr-old

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Banff Area Activities for 7-yr-old

Other than the hiking and canoeing that we're looking forward to doing on our 5 day trip in mid-June, what kinds of other activities are there that a 7-yr-old might enjoy? We're thinking about staying at Baker Creek Chalets which I understand would put us about 40-50 minutes from Banff....


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1. Re: Banff Area Activities for 7-yr-old

Read Inside Banff : Family Travel:


In addition to the activities mentioned on that page and in addition to the hiking and canoeing that you already have identified, you also might consider:

* Spiral railway tunnel lookout points in Yoho National Park, just to the west of Lake Louise

* Columbia Icefields, on the Icefields Parkway (Hwy #93), which is on the way to Jasper. You might consider doing the optional ride in the Ice Explorer vehicle onto the Athabasca Glacier.

* Horseback riding. You can go riding with Brewster Stables in Lake Louise or with one of several stables in Banff. One of the Banff-based stables is Warner Guiding & Outfitting.

The Inside Banff National Park : Itineraries has a suggested itinerary called "5-Day Itinerary from Calgary" that you may find useful:


The weather in the mountains changes a lot. Be sure to read Banff National Park : Clothing:


If you are not already aware of national park entry fees, it may help you to read Inside Banff National Park : National Park Entry Fees:


If you will be departing from Calgary Airport, it would help you to read Inside Calgary : Departing for USA:


If you have a morning flight out of Calgary Airport and need to spend the previous night in Calgary, it would help you to read Inside Calgary : Hotel Districts:


Be sure to include a visit to Moraine Lake. It's 9 miles from Lake Louise and, to my taste, prettier than Lake Louise (although Lake Louise also is a must see). You can rent a canoe at Moraine Lake to make the visit to it worthwhile for your 7-year-old.

When you drive up the Icefields Parkway to the Columbia Icefields, be sure to stop and see Peyto Lake on the way.

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