Plan Your Trip To Banff

Activities in Banff

Banff on a budget

If you’re seeking to gain some insights into the best activities in Banff we have you covered. These mountains are packed with a plethora of things to do and experience. As locals, we are spoiled for choice when it comes to filling our days.

Banff supplies extraordinary access to some of the most extraordinary mountain vistas in the world. With a long history of entertaining visitors with once-in-a-lifetime memories, the Canadian Rockies are sure to entertain.

The mountains garner the attention of millions every year for good reason — with many continuing to return throughout life. Hopefully, this guide will provide you with the information to choose the activities in Banff and the Rockies!

Things To Do

Things To Do in Banff

Don’t miss out on our favorite activities in Banff. Whether that’s the perfect hike, trying your first beavertail, or ice skating at Lake Louise.

Things To Do in Jasper

Jasper National Park is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Canada. Like its southern sister, Banff, there are many things to do in Jasper all year round.

Things To Do in Canmore

Canmore, Alberta is easily one of the most beautiful places in the world. It’s no wonder we call it home.

Lake Louise canoe

Things To Do in Lake Louise

There are a plethora of things to do in Lake Louise. After taking in the spectacular scene go for a hike, climb, ski, or canoe.

Emerald Lake Lodge in Yoho

Things To Do in Yoho

Yoho National Park is one of my favorite places to head in the Canadian Rockies.

Paget Peak in Yoho National Park

Things To Do in Golden

There are so many great things to do in Golden, BC during the summer and winter months.

Banff Tours

Banff Trail Riders horseback tour in Allenby Pass a Fantastic Banff activity

Recommended Banff Tours

There is no shortage of amazing Banff summer tours and winter tours. There are some magical experiences and activities in Banff that guarantee memories that will last a lifetime. With passionate locals who love these mountains just as much, if not more, than those who visit it’s easy to have a good time.

We highly recommend hiring a professional to show you the ropes. If you’re considering booking a tour these are some of our favorite tours in Banff during the winter and summer.

Hiking in Canadian Rockies


Hiking in Banff

Looking for the best Banff hikes? We share our favorite hikes in Banff and share all of the details in this guide to experience the best in the park.

Hiking in Kananasksis

We want to share with you our favorite Kananaskis hikes and will continue to update this list year after year as we get out more.

Easy Hikes in Banff

Check out these easy Banff hikes that are family-friendly as the vast majority of us are not up for death-defying mountain summits in the Canadian Rockies.

Fantastic Canmore Hikes

Interested in tackling some of the best Canmore hikes? The little town has a wide selection of hikes.

Lake O'Hara Shoreline

Best Hikes in Yoho

Looking for the best hikes in Yoho National Park? We share some of our favorite hikes around Yoho National Park

Spectacular Lake Louise Hikes

We share the most popular hikes around the lake and share all of the details in this guide to experience the best hikes around Lake Louise.

Ice Skating

Where to Go Ice Skating in Banff

Ice skating in Banff is a highlight for many visitors visit to Banff in the winter and a favorite way to pass time for many locals.

Abraham Lake with frozen bubbles

Guide To Skating on Abraham Lake

There’s nothing quite like wild ice skating on millions of frozen methane bubbles.

Lake Louise Ice Skating is one of our favorite Banff Activities

Tips For Ice Skating on Lake Louise

There is no place to ice skate in Banff more iconic or scenic than the famous Lake Louise.

Breathtaking Mountain Lakes

Moraine Lake

Moraine Lake • A Guide to Visiting Canada’s Most Beautiful Lake

There is no image more iconic of the Canadian Rockies or Canada for that matter than Moraine Lake.


Things to Know Before Visiting Peyto Lake

Peyto Lake is the most famous lake in Banff National Park you’ve probably never heard of before.

Emerald Lake Lodge in Yoho

Emerald Lake Tips to Know Before Visiting

Emerald Lake in Yoho National Park is one of the Canadian Rockies’ finest lakes and a resplendent place to visit.

Skiing in Banff

Ski At Lake Louise Frontside

A Guide to Lake Louise Ski Resort

There is arguably no ski resort in the world with a better view than the Lake Louise Ski Resort.

Sunshine Village Ski Resort

A Guide to Sunshine Village Ski Resort

If you are interested in experiencing some of the “best snow in Canada,” look no further than Sunshine Village.

Nakiska Ski Resort

A Guide To Nakiska Ski Resort

Nakiska Ski Resort is a family-friendly ski hill located in the beautiful Kananaskis Country.

Fantastic Attractions

Ride The Banff Gondola

The Banff Gondola offers incredible panoramic views of the Canadian Rockies, the Bow Valley, and the town of Banff all year round.


The Columbia Icefield

The Athabasca Glacier is a massive glacial toe to the expansive Columbia Icefield that sits on the British Columbia—Alberta border, Canada.

Maligne Lake Spirit Island Landscape

The Amazing Spirit Island

Spirit Island is a small island that sits along the lakeshore of Maligne Lake in Alberta, Canada.