Alpine Ski Destinations
Nearby massive ski areas are so well known throughout the world that they hardly need more mention here. But to discover further details, there are resources you can explore. Visitors looking for fun things to experience near Banff, AB will eagerly find great information on one or more of the three major sites:
Sunshine Village boasts the longest ski season in Canada and the world's fastest eight-passenger gondola.
Lake Louise Ski Area is Canada's single largest ski area, offering 18 square kilometres (11 square miles) and 11 lifts, including a gondola from which you might see a glacier or a wild grizzly bear in its natural habitat.
Ski Norquay is only 25 minutes from Canmore, enabling you to get in more skiing sooner each day. Although some ski teams may find the terrain steep, it is quite family-friendly. Norquay is the only local hill offering hourly rates so you pay only for the time you ski.
Canmore Cave Tours
Discover what it’s like to travel in an undeveloped cave. You’ll explore the Canadian Rockies from the inside to learn about the natural history of this region and details of its ancient cultures. Adventure awaits you!
Canmore Nordic Centre (Canmore)
This Provincial Park was developed for the 1988 Olympics. It features spectacularly groomed cross-country ski trails ranging from quiet forest routes to challenging, world-class biathlon trails. Night skiing is along a 6.5 km illuminated track.
In summer, their single track mountain biking trails for rookies or experts make Canmore one of the top centres in North America. The 70 kilometres (38 miles) of mapped trails give cyclists and hikers a chance to view wildlife such as deer, bears and cougars, as well as some astounding scenery. Aside from biking, visitors looking for fun things to do near Banff, AB can participate in an 18-hole disc golf course or four orienteering courses.
Lake Minnewanka Boat Tours (Canmore)
Lake Minnewanka, the largest lake in Banff National Park and one of the most picturesque, is also the only lake that allows powerboats. Guides in three glass-enclosed tour boats entertain their visitors as they interpret the area's history, geology, flora and fauna. The company also offers charter fishing and boat rentals for those inquiring about fun things to do near Banff AB.
Stewart Creek Golf Course (Canmore)
Showcasing stunning views of the Three Sisters, Cascade, Pigeon and Ha Ling Mountains, this Gary Browning–designed mountain course is consistently rated among the best golf courses in North America.
Silvertip Golf Course (Canmore)
Rockies Heli Canada (Canmore)
Rockies Heli Canada has two unique locations to serve you and provide you with the perfect heli adventure. The Canmore & Banff Base is located 30 minutes from downtown Calgary and just 15 minutes from Canmore, and offers convenience as well as some of the most beautiful views of the Canadian rocky mountains. The Jasper & Lake Louise Base is located deep in the mountains, 25 minutes from the famous Columbia Ice Fields, and offers a rustic, raw and adventurous view of the mountains.
Calgary Zoo (Calgary)
The Calgary Zoo is the second largest zoo in Canada with more than 1000 animals from all over the world. Explore strange and wonderful creatures in exotic habitats from Africa to the Arctic. Stroll through butterfly gardens and tropical foliage. And step back to the land before time in Prehistoric Park. No visit to Calgary is complete without a visit to its world-class Zoo.
The Calgary Tower (Calgary)
Home to the world's highest elevation observation deck, the Calgary Tower provides great sightseeing, entertainment, and dining for visitors and locals alike! Great vistas of Calgary's downtown, as well as great views of the nearby Rocky Mountains. For the truly daring, a walk on the glass-bottom floor will really give you a unique view of the city!
Calgary Stampede (Calgary)
Every July, the world-famous Calgary Stampede draws millions of visitors looking to enjoy a unique rodeo and festival experience. Often called "The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth," the event has been held since 1912 and features the world's largest rodeo, dozens of stage shows and concerts, a parade, and much more. The festivities extend outside the fairgrounds too: for the ten days of the festival the whole city comes alive in celebration. It is truly a one of a kind experience.
Telus SPARK (Calgary)
The Telus SPARK is Canada's newest science centre, with over a decade of planning and construction now complete. Brand new exhibits, temporary and travelling installations, and a domed theatre provide fun for visitors of all ages.
Canada Olympic Park / Winsport Canada (Calgary)
The spirit of the 1988 Olympic Winter Games is still very alive in Calgary, AB. Come check out Canada Olympic Park, just outside of downtown Calgary, with skiing and snowboarding, bobsled rides, summer camps, mountain biking, hockey, ziplining and more! There's an activity or adventure awaiting you year-round at Canada Olympic Park!
Calaway Park (Calgary)
Come experience Western Canada's largest outdoor family amusement park! With over 32 rides, lots of attractions, entertainment, and food services - it's sure to be a blast for the whole family. Admission to the park includes unlimited rides and access to all the attractions and shows.
Heritage Park (Calgary)
Experience "How the West was Once", at Calgary's Heritage Park. Ride a steam train, visit a historic village, and meet pioneers as you journey back to Western Canada's colourful and vibrant history. Heritage Park also offers great seasonal events, as well as unique wedding and event space, too!
Glenbow Museum (Calgary)
Combining a museum, art gallery, library and archives all under one roof, Glenbow boasts over a million artefacts and some 28,000 works of art in its vast collections and is one of the largest museums in Canada.
Cross Iron Mills Shopping Centre (Calgary)
Stoneridge Mountain Resort
30 Lincoln Park, Canmore, Alberta T1W 3E9
Falcon Crest Lodge
190 Kananaskis Way Canmore, AB T1W 3K5
250 2nd Avenue, Dead Man's Flats, AB T1W 2W4
Blackstone Mountain Lodge
170 Kananaskis Way, Canmore, Alberta, Canada T1W 0A8
The Malcolm Hotel Canmore
Canmore's Premiere Hotel. OPENING February 2018!
125 well appointed guestrooms including, 70 double queen rooms, 47 King Rooms and 7 Suites. This beautiful new hotel will be located in the desirable Spring Creek area, close to downtown Canmore and will offer a Steak House Restaurant and Bar, 7,000 sq. ft. of Conference space, Outdoor heated pool, two outdoor hot tubs, fitness centre, heated underground parking and surface parking and a business centre.
Hotel Clique Calgary Airport
24 Aero Crescent., Calgary, Alberta T2E 7Y5 Canada
Applause Hotel Calgary Airport
20 Aero Crescent NE, Calgary Alberta T2E 7Y5 Canada