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Looking for suggestions: Banff activities for 7-year old

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Background: I volunteered to watch/bond with my 7-year old nephew while his mom and my other sister do "girl" things (I'm assuming spa, tea, and the like) in Banff in February. He tried skiing once last year and said he didn't like it. I got him to promise me he'll give it another shot this time. However, if he still doesn't like it I don't want to force him, so I'm looking for suggestions on alternate activities, just in case.

He likes snow and outdoor activities (just not skiing, apparently), so I would like to take him on some walking trails, like in Johnston Canyon, or along the river near our hotel. I also read up on dog-sledding companies that take children. I've never tried cross-country skiing -- is it really difficult for a 7-year old (or for me, too)? Also, I have never snow boarded before -- should I use the one day of skiing to have my nephew try snowboarding instead? Is that something he might like more than skiing?

I will have a maximum of 4 days to fill (not counting the minimum one day of skiing that he's already promised me) if he doesn't enjoy the first day of skiing. I am open to any suggestions Fodorites might offer.

Also, we're staying at the Banff Springs hotel, if that makes a difference. And I was planning to rent a car so I' won't be limited to the immediate area around the hotel.

Thank you in advance for any advice, even critiques of what I'm doing wrong.

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