Winter is well underway. Have you had your chance to explore the Rockies and make the most of this beautiful season? While Banff National Park is a gorgeous location all year round, there’s something truly magical about sightseeing in a snow-covered landscape. At Banff Adventures, we love nothing more than helping you relax and recharge surrounded by the beauty of the mountains. Below, we’ll take a closer look at some of the best ways to sightsee throughout the winter in the Bow Valley Region. Read on to learn more!
Johnston Canyon Ice Walks
Located just 30 minutes from Banff, Johnston Canyon is a popular destination for visitors all year round. During the winter, this stunning natural formation is the perfect spot for everyone to explore, with the metal catwalk making it easy for adventurers of all levels to access the canyon. Ice walks are a favourite pastime in the region and give you the chance to hike to the lower falls (approximately a 1.1km trek) or extend your journey another 1.7km all the way up to the upper falls. Along the way, you’ll see stunning frozen waterfalls and native rock art and enjoy the calm that fills the Rockies during the colder months. With morning, afternoon and evening tours available, there are plenty of times to explore!
If you’re looking to see the best views throughout Banff and Bow Valley, dedicated sightseeing tours are a fantastic way to make sure you see all the greatest hits while also giving you the flexibility to make your plans along the way. With private tours, snowshoe tours, and tours incorporating ice walks available, there are endless ways to see more!
The Banff Gondola
If you’re looking for peak views, the Banff Gondola is where it’s at! Soar all the way to 7500 ft atop Sulphur Mountain. Once you arrive at the summit, you’ll find a beautiful interpretive centre where you can learn more about the mountain and the region as a whole. Take your time to explore, snap Instagram-worthy selfies, and grab a bite at the Sky Bistro for a Rocky Mountain adventure you’ll remember.
Don’t want to limit your fun to a single activity? We’ve got you covered! Banff Adventure’s winter packages allow you to stay and play in Banff National Park and double your fun by combining sleigh rides, ice walks, snow tubing, and more. Choose your adventure combination from our packages and get ready for a thrilling time in the Rockies!
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