The Best Family Adventures in Banff

17 Aug 2020

The Best Family Adventures in Banff

The Best Family Adventures in Banff

Author: banff  /  Categories: Activities, Lifestyle, 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 Glacier 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 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.
  • 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 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.
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