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Winter Things to do IN BANFF!

Banff, nestled in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, offers a remarkable variety of activities for nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers alike. From awe-inspiring hikes through pristine alpine landscapes in Banff National Park to scenic drives along the Icefields Parkway, there's no shortage of ways to explore the breathtaking wilderness. Visitors can take a dip in the soothing mineral-rich waters of the Banff Upper Hot Springs, or hop on a gondola for panoramic views from Sulphur Mountain. For those craving adrenaline, options include rock climbing and mountain biking. In the winter, Banff transforms into a winter wonderland with world-class skiing and snowboarding at nearby resorts like Lake Louise, Sunshine Village and the local ski hill Mount Norquay. Whether you're into outdoor adventures or simply seeking serenity amidst stunning vistas, Banff's diverse range of experiences promises something memorable for everyone.

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Things to do in Banff - Winter

Ski & Snowboard Rentals:

  • Snowtips 225 Bear Street (403) 762-8177 Web
  • Ultimate Sports 206 Banff Ave (403) 762-0547 Web
  • Black Tie Ski Rentals 201 Lynx St. Banff Park Lodge (403) 762-0881 Web
  • Chateau Mountain Sports 405 Spray Ave. Banff Springs Hotel (403) 762-2508 Web
  • Bear Street Outfitters 203a Bear St. +1 877-447-1934Web
  • SkiBig3 Adventure Hub 114 Banff Ave. (403) 762-4754 Web
Skating Skating


Skating is available in the winter months at the Banff Recreation Grounds Outdoor Ice Rink and the Fenlands Recreation Centre indoor rinks and outdoor skating pathway. Fenlands Outdoor Meadow Rink. Fenlands Recreation Centre. 100 Mt Norquay Rd. (403) 762-1235. Indoor rink calender for public skating.

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Norquay Tube Park

Norquay Tube Park • 1-844-Norquay (1-844-667-7829) • Norquay Rd.
From their website: Riding on an inflatable tube, race down Alberta’s longest tube lanes and our magic-carpet surface lift will conveniently carry you back to the top! We offer morning, afternoon & night tubing sessions!

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Snowy Owl Sled Dog Tours

Snowy Owl Sled Dog Tours • (403) 678-4369 • Toll Free: 1-888-311-MUSH (6874) • Mountain Avenue, Canmore
From their website: Snowy Owl Sled Dog Tours excels in offering you the most unique dog sledding experience in the Canadian Rockies! Snuggle into cozy sleds with beautiful blankets. Experience the thrill and excitement of driving a team of Canadian Huskies in our majestic Rocky Mountain wilderness. Imagine your hand-crafted oak sled as it glides down a pristine mountain trail, led by our experienced professional guides. Let your mind drift as the dogs rhythmic breathing and perfect stride create an ancient Inuit song. Let us take you into this mystical world of the Original Canadian!!

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Holiday on Horseback - Warner Guiding and Outfitting - Winter

Trail Rider Store 132 Banff Avenue, Banff, AB Canada
Website: https://horseback.com • 403-762-4551 • Toll Free: 1-800-661-8352
From their website: WESTERN WINTER FUN WITH HOLIDAY ON HORSEBACK - SLEIGH RIDES - Join us on a sleigh ride with your family and friends; the perfect "Western Touch" to your winter holiday. Sleigh rides are available every hour on the hour, 7 days per week, from 10:00a.m. to 8:00p.m. weather and snow conditions permitting. Rides are approximately 45 minutes. Advance reservations are required. Location: Warner Stables, Sundance Road. CROSS COUNTRY SKIING AT SUNDANCE LODGE - "The peace and quiet of a cozy backcountry lodge . . ." If the idea of getting away for a few days to the peace and quiet of a cozy backcountry lodge appeals to you, we have just what you need. Banff Sundance Lodge is the perfect relaxing winter get-away in the mountains! The lodge has 10 sleeping rooms, a large country kitchen, and a cozy living room area where you can curl up by the woodstove and lose yourself in a good book. And after a day spent skiing in the fresh mountain air, you'll appreciate an added comfort from home -- hot showers! Mealtime is always an event - you'll delight in hearty, home-cooked meals and fresh-from-the-oven baked goods - no one ever leaves Sundance hungry. A 16 km ski away from the mountain town of Banff, and just 10 km from the Sunshine turn off. The wide, well-sheltered trail leads you along the tree-lined valley of the Sundance Range, and is considered easy to moderate for cross country ski enthusiasts.

Banff Tours and Activities



Gondola Webcam • Website: www.banffjaspercollection.comTelephone: (403) 762-2523 • Mountain Avenue, Banff
From their website: Banff Gondola at Sulphur Mountain is located at the end of Mountain Avenue in Banff in the heart of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Banff Gondola at Sulphur Mountain transports visitors to an elevation of 2,281m (7,486 feet) above sea level at the top of Sulphur Mountain in Banff, Alberta, Canada. This offers the best view in the Canadian Rocky Mountains - an unobstructed 360° view of the most memorable mountain scenery you will ever witness! But don't take our word for it - see the view from the top of the mountain for yourself by using the Eye on Banff , a live WebCam mounted on the roof of the summit complex! Views are updated every 10 minutes. Be sure to look through our website; we have quite a bit of information here that can help you make the most of your visit to both Sulphur Mountain and Banff National Park. The links at the top of this page will take you to information on Banff National Park, the Town of Banff, and every available service at the summit of Sulphur Mountain. But most of all, remember this: whether you're spending a few days in Banff or just a few hours, be sure to include Banff Gondola at Sulphur Mountain in your Rocky Mountain experience. See what over 10 million visitors to the top of our world have found to be the highlight of their visit to Banff! At the summit, enjoy nature on one of our three outdoor observation terraces. For the adventurous, there are trails along beautiful mountain ridges with panoramic views. Hike to new, magnificent vistas and find peaceful moments among the quiet solitude of the superb mountain terrain. Or follow in the footsteps of Banff pioneers such as Norman Sanson, known as Nature's Gentleman, on the interpretive walkways to Sanson's peak. All this and more - set amongst a fabulous mountain backdrop of the magnificent Canadian Rockies....only at Sulphur Mountain.

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Banff Upper Hot Springs

Website: http://www.hotsprings.ca
Toll Free: 1-800-767-1611 (pre-recorded messages) • Tel: 403-762-1515. Mountain Ave. Banff
From their website: All the amenities of a modern facility are featured in this splendid, historic spa and bath house - against a backdrop of Banff's spectacular alpine scenery. You will luxuriate in the comfort of soothing hot springs where travelers have come to "take the waters" for more than a century. Banff's premier attraction offers: Hot Springs and the Pleiades Spa are open daily, year-round. Restored 1930's heritage bathhouse. Outdoor mineral spring fed hot pool with views of famous Mount Rundle. Children's wading area in pool. Spacious change rooms with heated floors.

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Alpine Helicopters

Website: http://www.alpinehelicopter.com • Email: canmore@alpinehelicopters.com
91 Bow Valley Trail, Canmore, Alberta, Canada T1W 1N8
Telephone: (403) 678-4802 • Facsimile: (403) 678-2176
From their website: Alpine Helicopters provides Canadian Rockies helicopter tours, including sightseeing, heli-hiking and heli-wedding tours, from bases in Canmore and Calgary in Alberta and Kelowna and Golden in British Columbia. Experience the grandeur of the Canadian Rockies ...…defy conventional tours and behold incomparable beauty, compliments of Alpine Helicopters Ltd.

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Sally Borden Fitness and Recreation Centre

Web: www.banffcentre.ca • Email: sbb_info@banffcentre.ca • 107 Tunnel Mountain Drive, The Banff Centre • P.O. Box 1020, Banff, Alberta, Canada T1L 1H5 • 403.762.6450 • Fax: 403.762.6218 From their website: The Banff Centre experience isn't only about nurturing artistic and intellectual innovation. Creativity requires a healthy body as well as a healthy mind, and Sally Borden Fitness and Recreation offers a wide range of recreational opportunities and fitness services for people of all abilities and interests.

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Lux Cinema Centre (Movie Theatre)

229 Bear Street, Banff, AB (403) 762-8595 Showtimes

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Carriage Rides - Trail Rider Store

132 Banff Avenue, Banff, AB Canada
Website: www.horseback.com • Phone: 403-762-4551 • Toll Free: 1-800-661-8352
From their website: Private horse-drawn carriage tours available daily in the Banff town site. 15 minute, 30 minute and hour long tours are available on a first come – first served basis from our hitching post at the Trail Rider Store, 132 Banff Avenue. Customized carriage transfers are available to chauffer you around the town site. Pick-ups from hotels, restaurants or private residences can be arranged during daylight hours any day of the year. Rates vary depending on number of passengers, locations and length of tour.

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Bowl Valley | Five Pin & Pints

at the The Fairmont Banff Springs 405 Spray Avenue • (403) 762-6892
From their website: If you’re looking for family fun in Banff, Bowl Valley has something for everyone! Bring a group together to enjoy family-friendly bowling and a fully licensed bar. Bowl Valley is equipped with four lanes of Canadian 5-pin bowling, neon blacklight bowling (available upon request), and delicious food and drinks. A takeout menu is also available.

Legion Bingo

Legion Bingo

Every Thursday 7-10pm. Royal Canadian Legion #26 Colonel Moore Branch. 92 Banff Avenue, Phone 1-403-762-2550
Website: Banff Legion Instagram

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Stoney Nakoda Casino

Junction of Hwy#1 & Hwy#40 - Kananaskis Country
888.8.NAKODA • 403.881.2830
From their website: - Enjoy Alberta’s newest Casino Resort situated only 30 minutes East of Banff nestled next to the Canadian Rockies! Exceptional gaming, dining, accommodations and more. The Stoney Nakoda Resort also features: 299 slot machines, 14 Table Games including blackjack, roulette, baccarat, and more, Poker tournaments, Liquor service on the casino floor, The Ridge Buffet featuring a variety of mouthwatering choices including Steak and Lobster, and Angus Prime Rib, Peaks Café for casual dining, Sidelines Lounge for a relaxing sports lounge experience, Unlimited secure parking space, Free coffee and tea for players. Shuttle Service: We offer Complimentary Shuttle service to and from Banff and Canmore on Fridays and Saturdays! Customer Complimentary shuttle number - 403-461-7366. Special Shuttle Bus service is available for groups and special events. Please call 403-881-2836 for details or email sales@stoneynakodaresort.com

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