Family Day is right around the corner, and Banff is packed with experiences to make it a memorable one for you and your loved ones. To help you decide the perfect way to enjoy the occasion, we’ve compiled of some of our favourite family themed activities that are on offer in the Bow Valley.
Family Fun Package (Banff Gondola Pass + Daily rental of either: Ice Skates, Ice Cleats or Snowshoes)
As the name suggests, this is a brilliant fast-pass to fun for all the family. Start the day by travelling to the top of Sulphur Mountain and experience the breathtaking beauty of Banff from over 2,200 feet up. After taking in the sights and all that the interpretive centre has to offer, head back into town to pick up your skates for an afternoon gliding around on a skating rink or grab your cleats or snowshoes and set off on one of Banff’s incredible winter hikes.
Cave and Basin National Historic Site
A short hop from downtown Banff, experience the birthplace of Canada’s National Parks and learn about the natural and cultural history of the surrounding area at the Cave and Basin National Historic Site. Informative and interactive guided tours run throughout the day, giving you the chance to discover all the hidden wonders the site has to offer. The Banff Winter Carnival also runs every Wednesday-Sunday until the end of March, with activities for all ages, such as curling, ice sculpting and box hockey.
Banff Experience Package (Banff Sleigh Ride + Banff Snow Tubing Pass + Banff Hot Springs Pass)
Let us remove the hassle this Family Day with our most popular package. The day starts with a short trip down to Banff Stables to hop on a traditional, western style sleigh ride across the meadows around Banff. After taking in the spectacular scenary, you can warm up with a visit to Banff’s world famous Upper Hot Springs, and finish up by hurtling down the runs at Mount Norquay Tube Park. Both the tubing and Hot Springs passes can be redeemed at any time throughout your stay, so no need to try and cram it all into one day!
Ski Big 3
Banff is internationally renowned for the 3 world class ski resorts that surround the town, and Sunshine Village, Lake Louise and Mt. Norquay all offer runs to suit all age and experience groups. If you’re a family that’s infected with the wintersports bug, this is a must-do during your time in the Valley and an unforgettable way to spend the holiday. 1-day passes are available and you can check out our range of ski packages here.
For a family day experience you will truly never forget, why not grab the reins behind a team of huskies for this most Canadian of winter activities. Our expert handlers will get you comfortable before giving you control, as you speed the family through historic mountain trails. Our Husky Express package also comes with Banff Gondola and Hot Springs passes which can be redeemed throughout your stay!
There are so many options to create memories with your loved ones in Banff this Family Day, so why not check out the other winter activities or speak to one of our reservations staff who will be happy to help you create the perfect experience.
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