Banff tailor-made holidays
A Banff holiday will see you explore the Rockies through the surrounding Banff National Park. Canada's first national park is home to a variety of wildlife, glaciers, rivers, and lakes, as well as drives and hikes for you to explore.
The town of Banff itself is found at the base of Sulphur Mountain. It was built around the natural hot springs discovered by railroad workers in 1883. Popularity has seen it expand but the resort still offer opportunities to soak in its healing waters.
Wildlife and Trails
Johnston Canyon is a gorge with two brilliant waterfalls and is visited along the popular trail from Bow Valley Parkway, where you can also see bubbles of water appearing from a natural spring. Explore the old coalmine and ghost town in Bankhead on a short hiking trail from Lake Minnewanka Road. Further into the mountainous wilderness live grizzly bear, caribou, moose, wolf and elk, as well as a variety of birds nestling in the forestry. On hikes around the national park wildlife is never far from your mind.
The biggest attraction of Banff National Park has to be Lake Louise. It is known as the ‘Jewel of the Rockies' for its clear waters, surrounding peaks and stunning views. It is accessible via the Icefield Parkway. This road links Lake Louise to Jasper National Park. Take a drive around Banff's largest lake and take advantage of the picnic and hiking trails available at Lake Minnewanka.
Winter sports are available due to the reliable snowfall in winter months. The two ski resorts most accessible from Banff town are Norquay and Sunshine Village, with Lake Louise ski resort found further inside Banff National Park. Or try out heli-skiing to access those more remote slopes.
Top itineraries in Banff
This is a great combination of winter experiences in the heart of the Canadian Rockies. The dog sledding is a particularly great way to explore the snowy, alpine terrain.
This superb summer escape introduces you to the exciting cities of Calgary and Edmonton, followed by a journey along the spectacular Icefields Parkway, one of the world's most spectacular highways, via Canada's Rocky Mountains and the charming mountain resorts of Jasper, Lake Louise and Banff.
This 11-day tailor-made winter holiday sees you travel to north to the remote city of Yellowknife, the capital of the Northwest Territories and Canada's most reliable location for spotting the Northern Lights.
Top places to stay in Banff
This rustic mountain-style lodge offers comfortable accommodation in a beautiful setting just outside the centre of Banff.
Special offers in Banff
Stay & Play Offer - enjoy £180 per couple in added value
Book by: 03 March 2017
Travel only in daylight through the beautiful landscapes of the Canadian Rockies in style and comfort aboard the Rocky Mountaineer from Vancouver to Calgary, stopping along the way at some of this breathtaking region's favourite destinations, including Kamloops, Banff and gorgeous Lake Louise.
Special tailor-made cruise and stay
Enjoy a 10-night all-inclusive luxury Alaskan cruise followed by a Taste of the Rockies train tour on Gold Leaf standard
Summer 2017: Bonus of up to £350 per couple in added value
Book by: 03 March 2017
Travel in style through Canada's mighty Rockies aboard the iconic Rocky Mountaineer, which passes through some of the most dramatic mountain scenery in the world.
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