25 Incredible Things to Do in Banff National Park, Canada

Banff National Park is one of the most visited national parks in Canada because this beautiful area of mountains, lakes and wilderness is simply spectacular. 

It’s an incredible place to visit, and to inspire your trip, here are the best things to do in Banff National Park.


Banff National Park is renowned for its numerous lakes, and Another iconic natural sight to visit while you are in the area is Lake Minnewanka.

Skip Rocks at Lake Minnewanka

Try White Water Rafting

Once the ice and snow have begun to melt, one of the best outdoor activities you can take on in Banff National Park is white water rafting.

At 2451 meters in height, Sulphur Mountain is one of the tallest in the near vicinity of the town and offers incredible views of Banff National Park from the summit.

Climb Sulphur Mountain

Go Skiing in the Winter

In winter, Banff turns into a lively ski resort and there are slopes and ski fields that are perfect for almost any ability.

Go Caving in Canmore

Taking a caving adventure in Canmore is unique to the Banff area and something I highly recommend if you are not claustrophobic and enjoy a good adventure.

The Glacier Skywalk takes visitors along a safe, yet high walkway that runs along the edge of a cliff, for stunning views across Banff National Park and across the Columbia Icefields.

Face the Glacier Skywalk 

Paired with the strong scent of pine and fresh air. You’re rewarded with waterfalls for the hiking efforts too.

Visit Johnston Canyon

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