Banff Attractions

Places to visit, points of interest and top things to see in Banff

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Johnston Canyon is a popular hiking trail in Banff, Alberta, Canada. A lot of hikers who wants to reach Ink Pots take this trail. It is also one of the widely known recreation place for serious climbers and those who want to try Ice climbing, as the canyon is the perfect spot when it is frozen in the winter. The Canyon originates on the glacial valleys of the Banff National Park, below the feet of Cascade Mountain in Badger Pass. It has an elevation of 8, 202 ft (2,500 meters). The water that flows in the falls are coming right through the south-west and south-east, and in between the Sawback Range and Helena Ridge, through a series of gorges and seven cascades.

While walking along the trails, some animals can be seen afar such as grizzly and black bears, sheep, insects, elk, and goats.

While hiking along any of the seven stunning waterfalls, you can take photographs of the rich fauna and flora or simply breathe the fresh air of this lovely Canadian Rockies location... read more arrow
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The Canadian Rocky Mountains grant visitors some of the most spectacular vistas in the world, and Suphur Mountain is one such location, overlooking Banff, Alberta. Sulphur Mountain is not only magnificent, but the home of two research facilities: a meteorological observatory and research station that opened in 1903, and the Cosmic Ray Station that opened in 1978. Views of the Bow Valley are spectacular from the summit of Sulphur Mountain.

There are a number of activities available around the Sulphur Mountain area, such as:

1. The Gondola Ride is an enclosed four-passenger gondola rising to the Summit Upper Terminal during an eight minute journey. Panoramic views from the voyage up to the summit become more remarkable as the gondola progresses up the mountainside.

2. The Winter Wonderland Playground near the base of the Gondola, opened February 2010, contains an outdoor skating rink, a Starbucks, and beautiful gathering area complete with seating and a fire pit... read more arrow

* Regular pre-pandemic touristic activity level.

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