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Cave & Basin Hot Springs

311 Cave Avenue

Banff, AB T1L 1A1

403-762-4900

Hours: Center open year round, swimming pool open mid-June to Labour Day

Historic and geological displays reveal the effects of the warm sulphur water on the flora and fauna of the area. There are interpretative displays and self-guiding trails.

Canada Place

101 Mountain Ave

Banff, AB T1L 1A1

In Park Administration Building at the end of Banff Avenue

403-760-1338

Hours: Call for days and hours of operation

Admission Free, Admission Charged for CN IMAX Theatre

The CN IMAX Theatre offers spectacular films featuring themes such as outer space, Canadian wildlife and other natural wonders using a giant 5-storey high screen. Explore the “Promenade Into History”, a self guided tour of forty-four educational and interesting plaques describing in detail historical moments that take you back in time while you watch the harbour activities and views.

Sulpher Mountain Gondola

Located 3.2 km (2 mi) from Banff town on Mountain Ave

Banff, AB T1L 1B2

403-762-2523

Hours: Call for additional information

Admission Charged

Ride to the top of Sulpher Mountain in a glass-enclosed, four-passenger gondola car and enjoy a 360-degree view of Banff and the surrounding area. This 8-minute ride transports visitors to outstanding views 2,281 m (7,486 ft) above sea level. While on the mountain, take in a self-guided walk leading to Sanson’s Peak. The original 1903 stone observatory is located here.

Ski Banff @ Norquay

#2 Mt. Norquay Rd
Banff, AB T0L 0C0

403-762-4421

Hours: Open seasonally, call for additional information

Admission Charged

From gentle beginner runs, to heart pounding double black diamond runs, to a full featured snowboard park, Norquay now has everything you need for a great day of skiing or riding no matter what your ability.

Crowfoot Glacier

197 km (123 mi) S of Jasper/33 km (20.6 mi) N of Lake Louise

Crowfoot is one of over a hundred glaciers that can be seen along the Icefields Parkway. Years ago, this glacier resembled a crow’s foot, with three large toe-like extensions. The lower "toe" of this foot has receded so much that only two toes remain.

Columbia Icefield

Icefields Parkway, AB

Ice-walk tours are available April 10th until October 20th.

The Columbia Icefield is located on the boundary of Banff and Jasper National Parks. One of the largest accumulations of ice and snow south of the Arctic Circle, it covers an area of nearly 325 sq km. The continuous accumulation of snow feeds eight major glaciers including the Athabasca, Dome, and Stutfield Glaciers, all visible from the Icefields Parkway. The Columbia Icefield is a true "continental divide," for its meltwater feeds streams and rivers that pour into the Arctic, Atlantic, and Pacific oceans. Markers at the icefield indicate the rate at which the toe of the Athabasca Glacier has receded this century. Caution - The glacier is dangerous! People have been killed falling into deep, hidden cracks called crevasses in the glacier. For your safety do not cross the barriers.


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