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Banff National Park

4.4
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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Popular things to do in Banff National Park

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Water Body
Moraine Lake Lake Louise
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
Water Body
Lake Louise Lake Louise
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
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Water Body
Peyto Lake Lake Louise
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
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Water Body
Lake Minnewanka Banff
4.5
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Banff National Park

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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Kingmik Dog Sled Tours Lake Louise
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Hiking Trail
Plain of Six Glaciers Lake Louise
4.9
Duration: 4 hours
Outdoor Activity
Via Ferrata Banff
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Geologic Formation
Big Beehive Lake Louise
5.0
Duration: 4 hours

Nature in Banff National Park

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Waterfall
Bow Falls Banff
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
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Mountain
Temple Mountain Lake Louise
4.8
Duration: 8 hours
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Water Body
Lake Agnes Lake Louise
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Mountain
Sulphur Mountain
4.7
Duration: 2 hours

Trails in Banff National Park

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Hiking Trail
Johnston Canyon
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Hiking Trail
Parker Ridge Trail Banff
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
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Hiking Trail
Mount St. Piran Lake Louise
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
Hiking Trail
Little Beehive Trail Lake Louise
5.0
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Banff National Park

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Scenic Drive
Columbia Ice Field Jasper
4.1
Duration: 2 hours
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Water Body
Emerald Lake Yoho National Park
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Nature / Wildlife Tour
The Burgess Shale Geoscience Foundation Field
4.7
Duration: 8 hours
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River Rafting / Tubing
River Rafting & Tubing Golden
4.9
Duration: 4 hours

Spas in Banff National Park

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Thermal Spa
Banff Upper Hot Springs Banff
3.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
Spa / Wellness
Forest Fix Banff
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Hop On Banff Banff
4.9
Duration: 8 hours
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Outdoor Activity
Banff by Scooter
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Scenic Drive
Icefields Parkway
4.8
Duration: 4 hours
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Historic Walking Area
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise Lake Louise
4.4
Duration: 2 hours

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