Banff National Park

The big talk around the RiverBase is the upcoming highway construction project. Over the past decade or more, the TransCanada highway, between Calgary, Alberta and Kamloops, British Columbia, has been expanded and upgraded....

Planning a trip to Banff National Park opens up endless possibilities of how best to enjoy the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Making the most of your holiday time is the ultimate goal.  With so many stunning sights and experiences from which to choose, the big question turns out to be: Where do we start? Here are some helpful tips to help plan, and maximize, your upcoming Rocky Mountain holiday:   Things To Do In Banff National Park: Banff National Park is iconic, pure and simple. It is, after all, Canada’s first national park. Since 1885, wilderness enthusiasts from across the globe have made their...

Best views in Banff National Park?  That is a tough question to answer.  For this Rocky Mountain admirer, every view is the ‘best’, no matter the location.  The magic of the mountains is everywhere whether it be next to a turquoise-blue lake, up in the wide open alpine, or driving along scenic highways and by-ways.  Any type of mountain vista is gorgeous, full stop. To help simplify, here is a list of locations where stunning mountain scenery is not to be missed....

River rafting and kids go together, well, like peanut butter and jam.  They were made for each other!  Family rafting near Banff (but not in Banff), with Wild Water Adventures on the Kicking Horse River, is yet another incredible combination that is sure to put a smile on everyone’s faces.  Our daily Gentle family rafting trips offer the perfect venue to get together, try something new and, best of all, have a lot of fun! Family rafting trips are definitely within the realm of holiday possibility.  Not every section of the river rages with big whitewater.  The upper Gentle section has...

Looking to experience an unforgettable stag party near Banff? We’ve compiled a list of the best outdoor stag party ideas in the Canadian Rockies! The endless outdoor activities near Banff National Park, turquoise lakes and towering mountaintops make the Banff and Lake Louise region the perfect location for your stag group! From guided hiking to custom golf packages, this guide showcases some of the best group outdoor activities near Banff and Lake Louise. While you are in town, be sure to grab the best breakfast burrito in the valley at the Trailhead Cafe to fuel up for your outdoor adventure! Our list...

113 days on the river and 5,148km paddled on the Kicking Horse. That's thousands of smiling faces everyday! And just like that, in the blink of an eye, our 26th season is over. Through the hustle and bustle of everyday life on the river it can be sometimes easy to forget how special of a place the Kicking Horse & Banff really are. But what reminds us daily, are our rafters’ faces. Your gleaming eyes when you see the turquoise water, your giggles when the first group picture is taken within minutes of being on the boat, and the sheer excitement in...

Home to wolverines, bears, moose, river rats, and so much more, there is no doubt that Banff National Park is an extraordinary place. It has numerous glaciers, beautiful alpine lakes, and peaks that climb over 3,600 meters (11,800ft)! Did you know that in 2015/2016 Banff saw 3,894,332 visitors? Over three million people...

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