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Banff Holidays

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Our Banff holidays will transport you to an all-seasons resort that is encircled by majestic peaks, home to crystal-clear lakes and full of historic charm; there is a reason that everyone has heard of Banff. This tiny mountain hamlet is nestled high in the Rocky Mountains and offers all the amenities – and world-class hospitality – you could ever ask for.

Located within the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Banff National Park, this charming town has the ability to enchant and entertain in the middle of 6000 acres of wilderness. The entire region is a natural wonder in itself, and is home to hundreds of species of wildlife, from grizzly bears to bald eagles. From wildlife watching experiences to outdoor adventures in the mountains, Banff National Park will allow you to feel truly immersed in nature.

First settled in the 1880s and lying across the Canadian Pacific Railway Line, Banff has been a resort town since its fruition. In the colder months the town is dedicated to winter sports; skiing, in particular, is popular and there are 3 world-class ski resorts to wow those who love to traverse dramatic drops and downhill runs. This is just one of many first-class sporting options available – you can also sample heli-skiing, snowboarding, ice-climbing and tubing throughout the magnificent park. If you would like to explore at a slightly slower pace, why not take a horse-drawn sleigh ride around the outside of Lake Louise?

The warmer weather opens up a plethora of opportunities to experience Banff in all its glory. Make sure you pack your camera so you can capture the perfect shot of alpine meadows full of mountain flora, wildlife meandering around the town limits and your viewpoint overlooking countless turquoise lakes. Hike through varying and ever-changing landscapes, stopping at quaint tea houses amongst the peaks for a bite to eat with a remarkable view.

As well as some of Canada’s most spectacular scenery, Banff is home to all the facilities that visitors could ever ask for. Take a dip in the renowned Upper Hot Springs, dine with a mountain vista in one of the many fine-dining establishments, shop in some of Alberta’s most delightful boutiques and stay in the most luxurious hotels; the world is your oyster from the moment you arrive.

Is it time for you to embark on a trip to the unforgettable town of Banff? Our Canada Specialists will be delighted to tailor-make your trip to suit your exact requirements. With your own personal advisor, low deposits and holiday payment plans its easy to see why now is the time to embark on that holiday of a lifetime.

Get in touch today to plan your jam-packed holiday to Banff.

5 Places To Visit

Banff Gondola - Found on the shoulder of Sulphur Mountain is one of the easiest ways to admire the natural beauty of the Canadian Rockies. Board a four person glass enclosed gondola and take in the views as you gently move towards the sky
Skiing - Every winter Banff welcomes a blanket of snow. Combine that with its easy access to the Big 3 slopes - Mount Norquay, Sunshine Village and Lake Louise – and you’ll discovered the reason why it is so popular with skiers.
Evening drinks - Despite its secluded alpine location Banff knows how to party. The streets are lined with lively bars and nightclubs packed with skiers and locals letting their hair down after a day hitting the slopes.
Banff Upper Hot Springs   - Take a dip in Canada’s highest natural springs. It’s also the only hot springs in Banff National Park and many locals recommend that you pop by in the morning for the best experience.
Bow Falls - Bow Falls is a major but serene waterfall located within walking distance of Banff. If you think they look familiar it is because they were featured in the 1953 Marilyn Monroe film River of No Return.

Location

Highlights

Banff Gondola

Departing from base of Sulphur Mountain A breathtaking ascent to the pinnacle of Sulphur Mountain for an aweinspiring 360-degree panorama of sheer mountain majesty. Enjoy the interpretative hiking trails that lead along the ridge of the mountain

The Icefields Parkway Tour

Discover the Glacier Trail on a full day sightseeing tour that travels through a landscape carved by glaciers and opened by pioneers. The Icefields Parkway is rated as one of the most scenic highways in the world. See glaciers remaining from the last ice age. Hear stories of early explorers who opened these valleys. Enjoy an alpine picnic. See the Athabasca Glacier and Columbia Icefields Centre. Join an Ice Explorer Tour (included) onto the glacier or explore the interpretive centre and surroundings.

Discover Banff & Its Wildlife

Build a connection to our World Heritage Site on our trademark sightseeing tour as you visit Banff’s landmarks and historic places. Hear how the 11,000 year old human history of the Bow Valley changed when three railway workers rediscovered the Cave & Basin, now a National Historic Site - Your time will be spent enjoying the sights, taking photos, and participating in short walks to view points, on the many stops of the tour

When to Visit
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Currency Canadian Dollar ($)
  • Travel Time 7 hours
  • Language English
  • Brits must have a full 10-year British Passport that's valid for six months after you return to the UK.
I would highly recommend staying a few nights in Banff which has an excellent atmosphere and some nice eating places. From here you can easily visit Lake Louise and Moraine Lake.
Kieran - Travel Consultant