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Head to exquisite Banff, the capital of the Rockies on one of our Canada tours. Discover the unspoilt beauty of Banff's spectacular surroundings, from its mountainous backdrops to its scenic hot springs.
Banff holidays are for exploring unspoilt landscapes – where mountain peaks, pristine lakes and National Park surroundings provide some of the most scenic views in the world. With so much beautiful scenery and such incredible seasonal weather, those on a Banff tour have the chance to enjoy the outdoors to the full.
Banff is home to Canada's first national park, Banff National Park – and at 6,641 square kilometres, it is also one of the largest in the country. Banff National Park is alluring; take a cable car up to the summit of Sulphur Mountain, join a trip to the scenic Surprise Corner viewpoint, take to the skies and soar over the high mountain peaks of the Goat and Sundance Ranges, as you glide across the alpine meadows and pristine lakes on a helicopter ride - a spectacular way to spend a Banff holiday.
You’ll have most likely seen pictures of Banff’s Lake Louise in travel brochures or inspirational wanderlust posts online, and for good reason. This beautiful blend of emerald and turquoise water is postcard perfect and really has to be seen in person to truly be appreciated for its wonder, and a Banff tour is the ideal time to do just that. Take a hike around the surrounding national park and look down at the lake from above. If you're the more adventurous type, why not hire a canoe from the nearby boathouse and enjoy the lake close-up. From here, visitors can enjoy scenic views of the surrounding mountains which really makes a Banff holiday worthwhile.
Feeling peckish after all of that sightseeing? Banff holidays are an excellent opportunity to taste the best of Canada’s varied and delicious cuisine. With many restaurants offering breathtaking views of the lakes and mountains, dining in Banff is more than just grabbing a bite to eat. Surrounded by working farmland, vineyards and ranches, the menus here are a real celebration of local produce, making each dish fresh and full of flavour. Favourites include roasted wild game with mixed grains and fresh vegetables, or tuck into a sharing board of cured and smoked meats with cheese and chutney - a wonderful way to spend part of your Banff tour.
See the incredible wildlife in the Rockies during the summer as you discover your way through the park. During the chilly winter months, Banff comes to life with world-class skiing and snowboarding slopes and stunning vistas to match, and ice hockey becomes the national sporting obsession.
To make the most of your Banff holiday, journey from Jasper, on the Icefields Parkway via sparkling Lake Louise to Banff. Choose from our amazing tours to Banff.