Surrounded by the towering peaks of Alberta's Rocky Mountains, the Town of Banff, along with Banff National Park, is an all-season vacation destination. In addition to year-round activities such as shopping, dining, gondola rides and helicopter tours, visitors will find countless opportunities to partake in unique experiences.
Banff Winter Activities
With ski resorts such as Sunshine Village, Mount Norquay, Lake Louise, Nakiska and Kicking Horse at hand, the Town of Banff is renowned for its exceptional skiing. However, there is more to Banff than just downhill skiing. From snow shoeing and skating to sleigh rides and dog sledding, wintertime visitors will find an assortment of activities to enjoy when not hitting world-class slopes. Experience ice-walking for the first time, cross-country ski through untouched paths or soak in the Banff Hot Springs as a fresh batch of snow trickles from the sky.
Banff Summer Activities
Summers in Banff are a dynamic and busy time. Millions make the trip each year to experience the wilderness and beauty that this mountain town has to offer. With a warm seasonal climate, visitors often delight in activities such as horseback riding, mountain biking, fishing, canoeing and many others. But just as famous as skiing is in the winter, Banff is known for its world-class golfing in the summer. With scenic courses such as the Banff Springs Golf Course, the Kananaskis Country Golf Course, Silver Tip Golf Course and Stewart Creek Golf Course, it's no wonder visitors yearn to try their hand at some of Banff and area's greatest courses.