Banff Attractions

Banff Attractions

Banff Attractions (Photo by Satoru Kikuchi)

A resort town about four hours to the south of Jasper, Banff is close to the spectacular Lake Louise and Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada. The town is a perfect holiday destination during every season of the year. Banff has places for hiking, biking and snowboarding as well as exploring, fishing and more. Here are some of the most popular Banff attractions:

Cascade Gardens

Located on Banff Avenue in Banff National Park behind the administrative buildings is Cascade Gardens. This lovely, well-kept garden area is free to the public.


The Banff Gondola gives passengers an incredible ride to Sulphur Mountain’s summit. Taking seven minutes, people can ride while they admire the marvellous views and take photographs.

Icefields Parkway

Visitors can book a bus tour or take a drive in their own vehicle. This fantastic road trip runs from Lake Louise up to the town of Jasper. Self-tours can stop and go at leisure. This route gives people a chance to immerse themselves in the grandeur of scenic Alberta.

Parker Ridge Trail

In the nearby National Forest and on to Smith River, hiking this trail is a free activity both strenuous and rewarding. Stately trees, amazing birds, and stunning glaciers are common sightings along the way. Bringing a camera is a brilliant idea.

Rafting on Kicking Horse

White-water rafting adventures are available on the Kicking Horse River. A great activity for individuals and families with older children, the professional guides are experts and safety is combined with the extreme excitement.

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