Banff

Banff is the main town of the famous Banff National Park in the Alberta section of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Sitting at an elevation of 1,380m and surrounded by breathtaking mountains and lakes, Banff is a paradise for all and has much to enjoy, year round.

A holiday in the Canadian Rockies is not complete without a few nights in Banff. From here you can horse ride, white water raft, bike, hike, take the Rocky Mountaineer train through to Vancouver, or just relax and enjoy the scenery.

Why should I visit Banff?

There is a stunning vista no matter where you look in Banff.  Its a lively town and a great place to base yourself for a few days. Head up the Banff Sulphur Mountain gondola, take a Lake Minnewanka loop drive or cruise, head out on a Horseriding trip, experience the thrill of Whitewater rafting, Canoe or kayak, tee off on the amazing Championship Banff Springs Golf course in the town plus others nearby or just explore Banff National Park. There is plenty to do in Banff.

Frontier’s Personal Experience

“One of my favourite places in Canada. It’s such a pretty town right in the Rockies and a great base to explore the area. As well as the Banff gondola up Sulphur mountain I recommend heading up Mt Norquay chairlift; we saw a mother bear and 2 cubs right under us!  In the evening pop along to High Rollers for some pizza and bowling fun – great for kids right up to 10pm!”

Jeremy Timms, Frontier Canada

Things to do in Banff

Sundance Loop Horseride

The cowboys will lead you through the Cave & Basin and along the Bow River. Fantastic scenery surrounds as you climb up Sulfur Mountain and around to the Windy Knoll viewpoint. No Experience necessary. 2 hour trip
Departs daily at 9:30 am, 12:30 pm, and 2:30 pm.

Discover Banff & It’s Wildlife

Experience a half-day journey to some of the most important landmarks in the area. Stop at the iconic Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, Bow Falls, Lake Minnewanka and the “oh wow!” view at Surprise Corner.

Head down peaceful pine-scented trails and learn about wildlife habitat and behaviour.
You will be guided by knowledgeable experts. Don’t forget your camera – wildlife is spotted on 95% of these tours. 3 hour trip.

Kananaskis Whitewater Rafting – family fun for ages 5 – 85!

An exciting white water paddle raft adventure on the scenic Kananaskis Rivers. Enjoy a beautiful mountain river located along the front ranges of the majestic Canadian Rocky Mountains. The river tour is rated as Grade 2 to 3 and is an excellent experience for adventurous groups families and friends. The Kananaskis River offers wonderful mountain scenery, excitement and natural history. This 4 hour tour is very popular for people looking for an introduction to white water or river experience the whole family can enjoy. Departures from Banff at 1:30pm.

Horseshoe Canyon Whitewater Rafting

A half day white water tour that offers rating thrills and excitement close to Banff. The Bow River Horseshoe Canyon section has spectacular scenery, big waves and grade 3 to 4 white water. Located in the front ranges of the Rockies the Horseshoe offers some of the best scenery in the area. The Bow River gives you a sense of remoteness complete with shale canyons and excellent opportunities to view large birds of prey. The tour will stop to let you experience an optional cliff jump along the way.

4 hour tour. 08:15am departure from Banff.