Multisport Outfitters and Expeditions in Banff National Park
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Multisport Outfitters and Expeditions
Abominable Ski & Sportswear. Rent or buy ski and snowboarding equipment in winter and bikes and accessories in summer. 229 Banff Ave., Banff, AB, T1L 1B3. 403/762–2905. www.abominablesports.com.
Bactrax Bike Rentals. This supplier has Banff's largest selection of rental skis and snowboards. It also rents bikes in the summer and arranges one- to four-hour guided interpretive bike tours on local Banff trails, which are suitable for any age or physical ability. 225 Bear St., Banff, AB, T1L 1B5. 403/762–8177. www.snowtips-bactrax.com.
Banff Adventures Unlimited. Rent bikes here, or come by to sign up for almost any area activity. 211 Bear St., Banff, AB, T1L 1A8. 403/762–4554 or 1-800/644-8888. www.banffadventures.com.
Discover Banff Tours. Sign up here for guided sightseeing, wildlife safaris, nature walks, ice walks, and snowshoeing adventures. Sundance Mall, 215 Banff Ave., Banff, AB, T1L 1B5. 403/760–5007 or 877/565–9372. www.banfftours.com.
Great Divide Nature Interpretation. Guided interpretive hikes and snowshoeing trips are the specialty here. 403/522–2735 or 866/522-2735. www.greatdivide.ca.
Mountain Magic Equipment. Canada's largest independent climbing outfitter has three floors of hiking, climbing, skiing, running, and biking gear and a 30-foot indoor climbing wall for testing equipment. 216 Banff Ave., Banff National Park, AB, T1L1B7. 403/762–2591 or 877/665-9921. www.mountainmagic.com.
Soul Ski & Bike. This great spot sells, rents, and services bicycles, skis, and snow boards. They are well known for their custom ski boot–fitting service, and they rent and retail standard, deluxe, and premium equipment. 203A Bear St., Banff, AB, T1L 1A8. 403/760–1650. www.soulskiandbike.com.
White Mountain Adventures. Daily guided hikes, backpacking, and heli-hiking can be arranged through this outfitter. In winter, you can try snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, or a guided ice walk. 120A Eagle Cresent, Banff, AB, T1L 1E6. 403/760–4403 or 800/408–0005. www.whitemountainadventures.com.
Yamnuska. Canada's largest mountain-guide company has programs for groups and individuals. 50 Lincoln Park, Canmore, AB, T1W 3E9. 403/678–4164 or 866/678-4164. www.yamnuska.com.
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