Banff National Park Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Banff National Park - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Athabasca Glacier

  • Scenic Drive/Tour

The glacier is a 7-km (4½-mile) tongue of ice flowing from the immense Columbia Icefield almost to the Icefields Parkway. A century...

Banff Gondola

  • Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

Views during the steep eight-minute ride to and from the 7,500-foot summit of Sulphur Mountain are spectacular in the enclosed four-person...

Banff Park Museum National Historic Site of Canada

  • Museum/Gallery

A remarkable 1903 log building made chiefly of Douglas fir houses one of western Canada’s oldest natural history museums. From bees...

Banff Upper Hot Springs

  • Bath/Hot Spring

Discovered in 1884, Banff's natural hot mineral springs were the impetus for the development of Canada's first national park. Early travelers...

Banff Visitor Centre

  • Information Center

Parks Canada and Banff Lake Louise Tourism (BLLT) run this center jointly. On one side of the building, Parks Canada staffers dispense...

Barrier Lake

  • Restaurant–Sight

Picnic tables, indoor toilets, a boat launch, a visitor center, free Wi-Fi access, and lovely views are the draws at this day-use area...

Bow Glacier Falls, Bow Lake, Crowfoot Glacier, and Simpson's Num-Ti-Jah Lodge

  • Tour–Sight

You may wish to stop at Bow Lake for the regional Canadian cuisine at Simpson's Num-Ti-Jah Lodge at Bow Lake, but you don't have to dine...

Bow Lake

Situated on the shores of stunning Bow Lake, this picnic area on the Icefields Parkway has a kitchen shelter, tables, toilets, and fireboxes.

Bow Summit and Peyto Lake Lookouts

  • Scenic Drive/Tour

At 2,070 meters (6,791 feet), Bow Summit is the highest drivable pass in the national parks of the Canadian Rockies. The summit's lookout...

Bow Valley Parkway

  • Scenic Drive/Tour

Formerly known as Highway 1A, this scenic drive between Banff and Lake Louise leads to Hillsdale Meadows, Johnston Canyon, Castle Mountain,...


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