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The Best Things to Do in Banff National Park

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Top attractions in Banff National Park

Water Body
Vermilion Lakes , Banff
Home to spectacular wildlife and breathtaking scenery, Vermilion Lakes are the perfect place to be at one with nature. Formed within the Bow
Tours from $5
Canmore Cave Tours , Canmore
Join a guided tour of Canmore Cave Tours. You can push your limits to the extreme while discovering the beauty of the Rockies from the inside
Tours from $5
Ski Area
Sunshine Village , Banff National Park
Sunshine Village sits high on the continental Divide in the heart of Banff National Park, just a 15 minute drive from the picturesque mountai
Ski Area
Hit the slopes in the heart of the Canadian Rockies at The Lake Louise Ski Resort. With 1,700 skiable hectares (4,200 acres) and 139 marked s

Banff National Park

World heritage site · Bodies of Water · Hiking Trails
Among the world's oldest national parks, Banff National Park serves as a World Heritage-listed mecca for cyclists, hikers, skiers, bird-watchers, mountain climbers, and anyone else with a passion for exploring vast untouched wildernesses. Arguably the biggest attraction in Banff National Park is the glacial Lake Louise, which features one of the world's most-photographed mountain ranges for a backdrop. Two relatively small towns house residents and provide amenities for thousands of annual visitors--the rest of the area, about 93 percent of it, remains unspoiled wilderness. You can spend your entire Banff National Park holiday wandering though this natural playground on foot, but if you're strapped for time, drive the scenic roads and look out for deer, elk, and caribou. To personalize your trip to Banff National Park, create itinerary details specific to you using our Canada travel planner.

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Where to stay in Banff National Park

Banff National Park boasts a range of budget to luxury accommodations with amenities available for couples, families, and groups of friends. Options include bed and breakfasts, a wide variety of camping choices, and log cabins for those looking for a more luxurious woodland overnight stay. Reserve your space at campsites in advance online or over the phone to avoid disappointment during peak seasons.
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