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Banff, Alberta

Banff National Park, a stop on our Canadian Rockies Cruisetours, provides some of the most stunning sightseeing in the Canadian Rockies. The park itself encompasses 5,200 square miles of parkland and the resort town of Banff. Its breathtaking surroundings and relaxing hot springs are sure to make this a trip that you’ll never forget.

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Banff, Alberta

Port of Call

While on Your Cruisetour

Hiking, cycling, motorcycling and skiing, Banff is full of outdoor adventures for thrill seekers, as well as wide open spaces with beautiful scenery. Go for a hike on Tunnel Mountain or hike to beautiful Bow Falls, a natural waterfall that stands 30-metres (100-feet) high and 30-metres (100-feet) wide. With a thriving art and music scene as well, who wouldn't love it at Banff?

Other Fun Things to Do

  • Travel by train through Banff National Park or cross the Continental Divide through the unique Spiral Tunnels.
  • Take a Banff Gondola ride for a picture perfect view of Banff’s spectacular mountain ranges, the incredible Banff Springs Hotel, otherwise known as the ’Castle of the Rockies’ at the Surprise Corner, and the Hoodoos trail.
  • Visit the Banff Centre, a hidden gem for public concerts, gallery exhibits and performing art events.
  • Take a relaxing dip in one of Banff’s natural hot-spring pools.

Local Currency

The official currency of Canada is the Canadian Dollar (CAD).

Weather in Banff, Alberta


Temperature Fahrenheit Celsius
Average High 22.5° -5.28°
Average Low 5.2° -14.89°
Mean Temperature 14° -10°
Record High N/A N/A
Record Low N/A N/A
Precipitation Inches Centimetres
Average Precip. 1.2 in 3.05 cm

Before You Visit

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