- Our list of the best things to do in Banff, Alberta, features the top 26 nearby activities — including 16 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Banff, Alberta has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Outdoor Places, Tours, Sports & Fitness, and Adventures.
- The results below include the top 9 things to do within the city of Banff, Alberta , followed by 17 popular activities in nearby cities, including Canmore, Banff National Park and Cochrane
Bow Valley Parkway invites travelers to explore by car, bicycle, or foot. The 48 kilometer road allows visitors to take their time as they leisurely stroll, observing parts of the park not seen from the parking lot?such as the deer, elk, and bear which live here.
89% 972 votes
215 Banff Ave | Box 1566, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta MoreLess Info
Year round, any tour is possible with Discover Banff Tours. Mostly during the summer and winter, visitors may choose from a multitude of solo or package deals. Tours include on horseback, ski, sled, and more.
A wider and shorter waterfall than most, Bow Falls is a scenic attraction that is not quite easily accessible without prior knowledge, or planning ahead. It is a peaceful location that can be enjoyed by either simply sightseeing, or venturing around the water's edge.
86% 1510 votes
24km (15 miles) north of Banff, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta MoreLess Info
At Banff National Park, Lake Minnewanka is one of the park's larger watering holes, surrounded by mountains, trees, and frequented by wildlife. Activities that can be enjoyed there include boat tours, hiking, camping, and more.
93% 191 votes
1988 Olympic Way | Suite 100, Canmore, Alberta MoreLess Info
The Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park offers the opportunity for its guests to engage in mountain biking, roller skiing, and disc golf during the summer months. Guests can also go ice skating and snow biking during the winter.
Grassi Lakes features a variety of hiking trails that provide views lakes, waterfalls, and mountains, with the easier of the two trails also taking visitors through a dense forest. Signs posted throughout the site detail the history of the location.
97% 153 votes
Mount Lawrence Grass | Spray Lakes Road, Canmore, Alberta MoreLess Info
Ha Ling Peak is a hiking site for individuals who wish to climb uphill for a long period of time and is commonly used by training athletes. At the top of this location, guests will have views of Canmore as well as the Bow River and Goat Creek valleys.
90% 117 votes
2000 Silvertip Trail | P.O. Box 8330, Canmore, Alberta MoreLess Info
The Silvertip Golf Course features an 18 hole short course that can often be completed in less than three hours. The location's dining establishment, Stoney's Bar and Grill, also offers breakfast during golf season.
Howling Dog Tours offers a variety of dog sledding experiences to its guests, including those that include a dinner with traditional Canadian menu items. Guests are guaranteed to not have to share their sleds with strangers.