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Banff tailor-made holidays

Introduction

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.

Natural Springs

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.

Lakes

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.

Skiing

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.

Special offers in Banff

Rockies Explorer & Alaska Cruise Escorted Tour

20-day escorted tour & rail journey from £7,495 pp

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Early booking discount – Save up to £150 pp
Book by: 31 October 2017

The Canadian Rockies are spectacular. Giant peaks towering above beautiful tree-covered valleys and sparkling lakes, interspersed with pretty villages and mountain resorts sit alongside an abundance of native wildlife from deer and moose to black bears and grizzlies.

Best of Alaska and the Rocky Mountaineer

16-day cruise and rail from £6,615 pp incl. flights

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Exclusive tailor-made fly, cruise and rail holiday
Book by: 31 December 2017

Between giant glaciers, unique wildlife and snow-capped peaks, Alaska and the Canadian Rockies are a passion shared. And, this is your chance to see them in style, combining an all-inclusive luxury cruise along the Alaskan Coast with one of the world’s most scenic trains – the Rocky Mountaineer.

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Top itineraries in Banff

Alberta’s Summer Sensations

10-day tailor-made self-drive from £1,980 pp incl. flights

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. Take in Canada's Rocky Mountains and the charming mountain resorts of Jasper, Lake Louise and Banff.

Northern Lights in Yellowknife & the Rockies

12-day tailor-made journey from £2,510 pp incl. flights

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.

Winter Rockies Tour: Vancouver to Calgary

11-day tailor-made rail & stay journey from £2,045 pp incl. flights

This ten-day, tailor-made Canadian adventure takes you across the spectacular landscapes of the Rocky Mountains from the exciting coastal city of Vancouver in British Columbia to Calgary in the province of Alberta.

Rocky Mountaineer: Canadian Rockies Highlights

7-day tailor-made luxury rail journey from £2,740 pp incl. flights

Sweep through the Canadian Rockies on a truly legendary rail journey, stopping off for scenic helicopter flights, gondola rides and guided tours of Banff and Yoho National Park. You'll even stay right on the shores of Lake Louise.

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Top places to stay in Banff

Buffalo Mountain Lodge, Banff

Contemporary hotel

This rustic mountain-style lodge offers comfortable accommodation in a beautiful setting just outside the centre of Banff.

Three Bars Guest & Cattle Ranch

Accommodation

Experience the ultimate horse-riding holiday in the heart of Canada's spectacular Rocky Mountains at Three Bars Guest & Cattle Ranch, located between the Banff and Glacier National Parks.

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Banff articles

Best of Canada's Winter Destinations

Winter is Canada's longest season. However, rather than shut down the country comes alive with opportunities for activities and festivities. Essentially the country is one big winter playground.

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Why book with Wexas Travel?

At Wexas, we specialise in bespoke travel experiences. Our itineraries are just samples of what we can arrange, and can be changed depending on your precise needs, finances and ideas by our experienced destination specialists.

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