of Banff in Banff National Park is a fully established community
with a host of activities and amenities. It is possible to spend
an entire holiday just in the Banff area and experience all
that the Canadian Rockies have to offer.
Banff Winter Activities
Banff is perhaps best known for its winter skiing, which usually
starts in December and continues through to May. Shuttles are
available to the ski hills: Sunshine Village, Nakiska, Lake
Louise, Mount Norquay and Fortress Mountain.
Banff Summer Activities
In the summer, visitors to Banff National Park make the most
of the beautiful weather to experience some of its natural attractions.
The visitor centre in town can advise guests of popular hiking
trails and natural attractions. There are many guided tours
available to popular attractions such as Johnson's Canyon, Sulphur
Mountain and even the Athabasca Glacier.
Bafff National Park golf courses are renowned worldwide, particularly
the Banff Springs. Pre-booking of tee times are essential. Other
nearby golf courses include Kananaskis Country Golf Course,
Canmore Golf Course, SilverTip Golf Course and Stewart Creek
The Banff area is also well known for a vast array of outdoor
activities that explore Canadian Rockies, from rafting to horseback
riding, fishing to tennis. Or get a new perspective on Banff
National Park with a heli-tour or a gondola ride up Sulphur
Banff Activities Any Season
There are many world-class spas that can be enjoyed anytime
of the year, such as the Pleaides Massage and Spa at the Banff
Hot Springs. The Banff Hot Springs themselves are a premier
attraction featuring natural thermal baths housed in a modern
The Rundlestone is located on Banff Avenue, which is the town's
main street, walking distance to many international clothing
and souvenir shops, as well as museums and galleries. A huge
array of restaurants, pubs and lounges are also downtown. Visitors
can spend hours wandering the streets, nipping into shops, and
grabbing a bite.
The Rundlestone Lodge itself offers many amenities to keep guests
comfortable and entertained. A pool, whirlpool and fitness centre
also keeps guests busy and relaxed.