12 Oct 2016

Family Adventures Await in Banff

Author: SuperUser Account  /  Categories: Activities, Banff  / 

Vacations can present the challenge of finding activities that everyone in your family will enjoy. A trip to Banff offers so many opportunities to please kids and parents alike, because there are so many options to get you physically active, exploring nature and learning about the ecology of the national park. Here's what you can do as a family in Banff.


  • Explore the Wildlife: Take the kids and try and spot some of the local animals that they will never see in the city such as deer, elk, coyote, mountain goats and bighorn sheep by going on a wildlife tour with an experienced guide.
  • Go Cycling: Rent a bike and explore one of the numerous trails that are safe and within the skill level of children. These trails can offer views of the mountains, lakes, creeks that are abundant in Banff National Park.
  • Visit the Skywalk: Check out some of the most spectacular views with a trip to the Brewster Skywalk. It's an innovative glass walkway that gives you an unparalleled experience of the nearby mountains and ancient glaciers.
  • Ride the Gondola: Get a birds-eye view of Sulphur Mountain by going on the Banff Gondola. Your kids will be pressed to the window as you ascend, and you can take some time to relax. You can even have a meal or go for a hike when you get to the top.
  • Rent a Canoe: Rent a canoe or go on a guided tour with your family and enjoy the turquoise waters of Banff National Park. Simply show up and you will be provided everything you need to have a wonderful day on the water.
  • Take a Hike: There are so many hiking trails in Banff that you can enjoy as a family. Go prepared with proper clothing, bear deterrents, a first aid kit and a picnic lunch. You can even take jogging strollers on many of the easy trails.
  • Soak in the Hot Springs: If your kids love to swim, and they enjoy the water, take your family to the Banff Upper Hot Springs. Adults will appreciate the relaxing atmosphere and the chance to bathe in the heated water.
  • Go Horseback Riding: Your kids will love experiencing the horse culture of the west on a horseback ride that can be as short as 1 hour or extend into a full day trip complete with a meal. Make sure you check age restrictions on the trip you're interested in before booking.
  • Try Rafting: A family oriented float down the Kicking Horse River with lunch provided on a Mild whitewater rafting trip could be the highlight of your vacation with experienced guides and a beautiful, scenic location, you couldn't ask for a better rafting adventure.
  • The Fudgery: What kid doesn't love a candy store or chocolate? Take them to The Fudgery at 215 Banff Avenue for a sweet treat to cap off a great day! You're sure to find a confection that you can sink your teeth into as well.

Call Banff Adventures at 1 (800) 644-8888 or e-mail us at [email protected] and let us help you plan a memorable and fun-filled family vacation.


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