The Banff Centre helps to solidify Banff's claim as the capital of Canadian mountain culture. The Banff Mountain Film Festival (usually held in early November)...more
With 1.6 million acres of mountain wilderness, more than 1,000 miles of hiking trails, and the bustling town of Banff at its center, Banff National Park is the...more
The resort has a ten-kilometer network of groomed trails. Another ten-kilometer trail loops around town (both free). Three-hour ski or snowshoe tours are...more
The ski area has an average annual snowfall of ten meters, five magnificent alpine bowls, and a total of 107 runs. For new arrivals, a complimentary Mountain...more
Held in February, this festival is a tribute to the "Griz"the hero responsible for Fernie's spectacular powder, according to legend. As...more
Combine Banff's plummeting rock walls and cold winter temperatures and the result is a series of frozen waterfalls—prime ice-climbing terrain. Yamnuska...more
Encompassing the alpine meadows of Mount Edith Cavell, the surging Sunwapta Falls, the awe-inspiring Athabasca Glacier (which is easily accessible from the...more
This family-friendly sky ride lifts visitors 3,193 vertical feet up Whistler's Mountain. Not recommended for the acrophobic, the gentle seven-minute airborne...more
Located just west of the Alberta border, this 543-square-mile park contains the Radium Hot Springs mineral pool (5420 Highway 93; 250-347-9485) and Stanley...more
Unlike most American national parks, where trail riding is rarely allowed, Banff offers more than 140 miles of designated biking trail. Trails are carved out of...more
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