Banff Points of Interest and Places to Visit

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Icefields Parkway

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 155 Reviews

Every twist and turn of the spectacular 143-mile (230-kilometer) Icefields Parkway reveals cloud-piercing peaks, valley-carving glaciers, teal lakes, and ...  Read more

Athabasca Glacier

4.5 star rating: Recommended 86 Reviews

Part of the vast Columbia Icefield that straddles the border between Alberta’s Banff and Jasper National Parks, the Athabasca Glacier—a huge swath of moving ...  Read more

Banff Lake Louise

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 404 Reviews

The turquoise jewel of the Canadian Rockies, Lake Louise sits nestled between glaciers, beckoning visitors with its mirror-like waters, serene setting, and ...  Read more

Rocky Mountains

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 380 Reviews

Alberta’s stunning Rocky Mountains are perhaps its biggest attraction. Protected by the Banff and Jasper national parks, the spectacular mountains run along ...  Read more

Kicking Horse River

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 251 Reviews

Kicking Horse River flows through the Canadian Rockies in British Columbia, from its source in Lake Wapta, south-west to the Columbia River and the town of ...  Read more

Moraine Lake

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 60 Reviews

Hemmed in by the dramatic Valley of the Ten Peaks, Banff National Park’s glacier-fed Moraine Lake is renowned for its bright blue-green waters. The surreally ...  Read more

Takakkaw Falls

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 33 Reviews

Measuring 1,259 feet from its base, Takakkaw Falls is one of Canada’s highest waterfalls. Based in Yoho National Park and declared a National Historical Site ...  Read more

Victoria Glacier

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 21 Reviews

Named after Queen Victoria in 1897, Victoria Glacier created the iconic Lake Louise over 10,000 years ago and continues to feed the lake with the glacial ...  Read more

Peyto Lake

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 10 Reviews

Peyto Lake is blue—really blue. Because of its proximity to nearby glaciers, large amounts of glacier flour flow into the lake each summer, and these ...  Read more

Spiral Tunnels

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 8 Reviews

Just west of the Canadian Rockies’ Continental Divide lies Yoho National Park, a beautiful land of jagged peaks and roaring rivers. Back in the late 19th ...  Read more

Via Ferrata

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

Thrill-seekers, listen up! Banff, one of the leading ski destinations in the world, now offers a new mountaineering experience on the cliffs of the Canadian ...  Read more

Sulphur Mountain

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Named in 1916 after the hot springs bursting from the earth at its base, 8,041-foot Sulphur Mountain is famous for its views across the mountains and valleys ...  Read more

Bow Lake

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Bow Lake in the Canadian Rockies is one of the smaller lakes in Banff National Park. It is the source of the Bow River and lies along part of the Great ...  Read more

Crowfoot Glacier

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

The Crowfoot Glacier, named for its three glacier toes that once formed a very visual representation of the black bird’s foot, has retreated so much since ...  Read more

Johnston Canyon

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Johnston Canyon is one of the most popular day hikes in Banff National Park. It’s a fairly easy hike on man-made trails to reach the canyon’s two waterfalls, ...  Read more

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