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Nestled in Canada’s first national park in the heart of the spectacular Rocky Mountains, Banff attracts some four-million visitors a year. With towering peaks and clear alpine lakes and streams, breath-taking scenery awaits at every turn. Be inspired and rejuvenated in this UNESCO World Heritage site, without missing any of the music.

You can join us for pre-planned excursions (such as a bus trip to Lake Louise) or embark on your own adventures. Either way, we hope you take advantage of easy access to endless outdoor activities in Banff National Park.

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Lake Louise and Moraine Lake - Friday, September 2

Catch a ride with the Banff Airporter® to Lake Louise and plan your own adventure when you arrive for 3 hours at this destination! Enjoy high tea at the Chateau Lake Louise, canoe in the spectacular lake, or take a walk around the lake at your own pace (An easy interpretive 2.5km walk along the shoreline with minimal elevation gain: 1.5 hours). This is an unguided trek, providing roundtrip transportation only from The Banff Centre. From Lake Louise, a quick 15-minute drive with the Banff Airporter brings you to Moraine Lake. The ten peaks that surround the glacially fed lake is a hot spot for photographs - you will have one hour at this destination.

Tour Provider: Banff Airporter

  • Cost: $85/pp
  • Date: Friday, September 2
  • Time: 1:30 PM – 6:00 PM
  • Departs from: Lobby of the Professional Development Centre
  • Includes: Return transportation to Lake Louise and Moraine Lake
  • What to bring: Comfortable shoes, weather appropriate clothing, your camera, money for snacks

To book call the Banff Airporter at 1.888.449.2901

Forest Bathing with Ronna - Thursday, September 1

Shinrin Yoku or Forest Bathing is used extensively in the Japanese wellness system as a way to boost health and wellbeing. Research shows that time in nature helps reduce stress, anxiety, overwhelm and will increase focus, immunity, and an overall feeling of wellness. This gentle model is ideal for all types of people and abilities. Forest Bathing walks offers opportunities to connect to yourself, others, and to the natural world around you in a safe and nourishing way. Walks are Covid safe as people will naturally be distanced from each other. These sessions are facilitated by a Certified Forest Therapy Guide (ANFT).

Facilitated by: Ronna Schneberger | Forest Fix (

•    Cost: $55 per person, plus GST 
•    Date: Thursday, September 1 
•    Time: 1:30-3:30pm
•    Meeting Location: in front of the PDC at the Banff Centre

Book directly with Ronna here: Forest Fix

(Maximum: 20 people)

Banff Centre Campus Excursion - Wednesday, August 31

Banff Centre: Geology of the Rocky Mountains and Land Fossil Hunter Program

Join Jim Olver, our Director of Customer Service and Resident Geologist for a walking tour of the Banff Centre Campus. Jim will overview the last 1.5 billion years of Natural and Human History. Topics will include: geological history, mountain building processes, glaciation, Indigenous history, Treaty 7, Banff and Banff Centre history. We will visit Jim’s favourite rock outcrops and search for fossils!

•    Cost: Free
•    Date: Wednesday, August 31
•    Time: 10:00am – 11:30 am
•    Departs from: Maclab Bistro, Banff Centre Campus
•    Includes: A guided walking tour of our campus
•    What to bring: Your camera, comfortable walking shoes

Pre-registration is required. Please inquire at BISQC desk.

Independent Excursions

Whyte Museum Walks

Take a self- directed historical walk around the Town of Banff with the Banff Walking Tour Mobile APP

•    Cost: $5.99 (USD + tax) to download; search for "Whyte Museum Banff" in your app store
•    Duration: 60 - 90 minutes
•    Easy to use, Self paced, Scenic, Accessible
•    Ideal for Single & Couples

E-bike Tours

Explore Banff and the surrounding roadways on an E-bike! A variety of guided tours are available through White Mountain Adventures or Banff Cycle.




Play a round of golf in one of the most beautiful yet challenging courses in the world. The Banff Springs Golf Course has both a 9-hole and an 18-hole course surrounded by stunning peaks and beautiful vistas. 
Book early since tee times are extremely limited.

Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course


Sunshine Meadows

Join a trail host at the Interpretive Centre before riding the Standing Chairlift. From the top of Standish Mountain, walk to the Standish Viewing Deck to enjoy the vistas of the Sunshine Meadows and alpine lakes, all while learning more about the surrounding mountains, wildlife and history of this World UNESCO Heritage Site from your trail host.  You can return to the village via the Standish Chairlift or the Sunshine Meadows hiking trails.

WebsiteBanff Sunshine Meadows

View Hours & Directions (schedules subject to change – please confirm with Sunshine)

Banff Art Walk

In a landscape shaped by the elements, there’s a sense of transformative energy that comes with the territory. The revitalizing power of the wilderness is the inspiration for 30 art installations lining the walking trails in the heart of Banff. Regional artists have crafted each art piece as a tribute to the strength of the mountains. The Art in Nature Trail follows the banks of the Bow River in an exploration of creativity, offering a different perspective for all who revere the Rockies. Starting at the Banff Park Museum National Historic Site and along the Bow Falls Trail. This is a FREE event running daily from July 17th - September 6th.

Art in Nature Trail

Sulphur Mountain Gondola and Banff Hot Springs

Sulphur Mountain Gondola: Witness breathtaking views in every direction from one of several observation decks. Discover a one-kilometer interpretive Boardwalk to a national historic site. And there’s much more to discover inside the state-of-the-art facility that’ll heighten your senses at every turn.

Book online: Banff Gondola Official Page

Banff Hot Springs: At 1,585 meters of elevation (5,200 feet), Banff Upper Hot Springs is the highest operating hot spring in Canada. Thermal waters enjoyed at this facility must be pushed vertically over 2000 meters through a big crack in the layers of rock, called the Sulphur Mountain Thrust Fault. 100% natural mineral water is flowing at the Banff Upper Hot Springs. Water temperature is currently between 37 and 40 degrees Celsius or 98 and 104 Fahrenheit.

Hours & Admission: Banff Upper Hot Springs

Bus transportation is available to Gondola Base and Upper Hot Springs via Roam Transit from downtown Banff: View Schedule

Lake Minnewanka

Lake Minnewanka is a large glacial lake five kilometres (three miles) from the town of Banff. The lake is 21 kilometres (13 miles) long and 142 metres (466 feet) deep. It is a beautiful spot, popular for picnicking, mountain biking, hiking, canoeing, and diving. Boat tours are also available. 

Lake Minnewanka

Boat tours: Lake Minnewanka Cruise

We encourage using Roam Public Transit (Route 6 Lake Minnewanka) to get to the Minnewanka Lake cruise docks. View Schedule

Cave and Basin National Historic Site

Visit the Cave and Basin National Historic Site to experience the birthplace of Canada’s national parks and learn about the natural and cultural history of the mountains.
Discover the hot water that seeps from the rocks, smell the minerals and explore the trails.
Enjoy it on your own or take one of the many guided tours.

Cave and Basin National Historic Site

Johnston Canyon

Carved steeply into the limestone bedrock by thousands of years of water erosion, the dramatic Johnston Canyon is a must-visit natural attraction in Banff National Park. Overhanging canyon walls, waterfalls, the deep pools of Johnston Creek, and lush forest are sure to leave a memorable impression. It can all be experienced via an easy hike along smooth trails and catwalk.

Johnston Canyon

Walter Phillips Gallery

The Shape of An Echo: Selections From The Permanent Collection

May 6 - December 4, 2022

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Gallery Hours: 
Wednesday through Friday | 12:30 - 5 P.M.
Saturday & Sunday| 12:30 - 5 P.M.

Walter Phillips Gallery is located on the ground floor of Glyde Hall and is wheelchair accessible.

Visual Arts Open Studios and Exhibition Tour

Join us for Open Studios for the Visual Arts residency program, Ecologies of Precarious Abundance: Queer Life and Natures and tour of our current exhibition at Walter Phillips Gallery, The Shape of An Echo: Selections from the Permanent Collection.

Wednesday, August 31 | 4 PM | Walter Phillips Gallery/Glyde Hall/Jeanne and Peter Lougheed Studios

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