The wild is calling. If you need emerald lakes, soaring mountains, or just a little more downtime in your life (who doesn’t?), the Lodge’s local experts can help chart your next epic adventure.
There’s plenty to do in Banff year-round. Here’s a few ideas to get you started.
Exploration and adventure, deep beneath the Canadian Rockies. Book a Natural History tour of the Rat’s Nest Cave – a wild, undeveloped formation under Grotto Mountain. Sure you will be dirty and tired by day’s end, but you will also be brimming with a newfound appreciation of all that lies below the soaring peaks.
Soar to the top of Sulphur Mountain to experience a stunning bird’s-eye view of six mountain ranges. Then stay for a gourmet lunch or dinner at the newly-remodeled Sky Bistro. Check your fear of heights at the door and prepare to witness breathtaking vistas in every direction.
Travellers have come to “take the waters” at the famed Banff Upper Hot Springs for over 100 years. Banff’s only hot springs pool sits at 1,585 meters (5,200 feet) above sea level, the highest hot springs elevation in all of Canada.
Visit the Cave and Basin National Historic Site to learn about the birthplace of Canada’s national parks system. Feel hot water that seeps from the rocks, smell the minerals and explore the trails. Discover this site on your own or enjoy one of the many guided tours available.
If you don’t mind pristine lakes, imposing glaciers, mountain top tea houses, idyllic outdoor ice skating and world-class skiing, then you should take a look around Lake Louise. Whether it’s your first time visiting or your thirtieth, Lake Louise’s natural splendor never disappoints.
A visit to Banff’s very own “castle in the Rockies” is a must-see stop during your stay in Banff. Walk the grounds and stay for a traditional afternoon tea in the hotel’s famed Rundle Lounge.