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15 THINGS TO DO IN BANFF & JASPER NATIONAL PARKS (JULY 02 - JULY 11)

Rocky Mountaineer Train

April–October • activity

This is more than just a train!

Moraine Lake

late June–early October • nature

It's not a 20 dollar view, it's a million dollar view!

Columbia Icefield, Athabasca Glacier

mid-April–mid-October • nature

A giant one kilometre wide and six kilometre long tongue of the Athabasca Glacier hidden beyond the mountains

Glacier Skywalk

May–mid-October • activity

Treat yourself to an adrenaline boost high above the ice

Vermilion Lakes Sunrise & Sunset

all year round • nature

Everything that happens at Vermilion Lakes becomes an unforgettable experience

Mountain Biking

May–October • activity

Let’s be honest: biking in Banff is all about the scenery

Hiking

July–mid-September • activity

Imagine the wild and boundless landscape of the Canadian Rockies spread before your eyes

Lake Minnewanka Cruise

late May–early October • nature

Untouched natural beauty all around you

Banff Gondola

late January–early October • activity

Marvel at the unrivalled snowy view while soaring to the top of Sulphur Mountain

Tunnel Mountain Hiking

April–October (all year round) • activity

Tunnel Mountain, with no actual tunnel, is a popular hiking destination

Bow Falls

June–August (all year round) • nature

Take a trip to an unusual waterfall famous for its colour

Wildlife in Banff National Park

all year round • nature

Over 50 different species feel at home here

Miette Hot Springs

early May-early October • activity

Nothing is more relaxing than soaking in the hottest mineral pools of the Canadian Rockies

White Water Rafting

mid-May–mid-September • activity

Join the thousands of visitors who have already made their vacation unforgettable

The Great Divide Trail

July–mid-September • activity

This great corridor along the Canadian Rocky Mountains divides two of Canada's provinces

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Frozen Abraham Lake

December–mid-March • nature

The stunning bubbles under the surface of this frozen man-made lake could be rather dangerous

Skating on Lake Louise

mid-December–mid-April • activity

Visit one of the world’s most incredible skating rinks

Jasper Dark Sky Festival

October 12–21, 2018 • event

Celebrate the stars in the second largest dark preservation site in the world

Santa Claus Parade of Lights

November 17, 2018 • event

Why not get into the Christmas mood in the Canadian Rockies

Skiing & Snowboarding

mid-November–late May • activity

Don't miss the best time for skiing

Banff Marathon

June 17, 2018 • event

Say yes to one of the most beautiful and amazing running experiences!

Dog Sledding

December–April • activity

Glide across a fresh snowy powdered valley with the jingling sounds of husky collars and the soft thuds of their paws

Banff Yoga Festival

June 01–03, 2018 • event

Absorb all the mindfulness in the world among stunning mountain views

Johnston Canyon Ice Walk & Climb

December–mid-April • activity

Choose this once-in-a-lifetime experience only available in Canada