Canada’s first national park, Banff is both a townsite and an abbreviation for Banff National Park, which was established in 1885. This tag will look at all the many things to do in Banff, which is located in the province of Alberta, Canada. Banff in winter has Canada’s top downhill skiing at it’s main ski resorts Sunshine Village and Lake Louise (the first stop on the World Cup circuit). This tag also explores other winter activities from snowshoeing to tubing to cross country skiing in Banff. In summer, Banff is world renown for its scenic drives with views of turquoise lakes, towering mountains and forests. Wildlife viewing is popular in Banff, as is hiking, biking the Banff Legacy Trail, kayaking, via ferrata and camping. This tag also covers accommodation options from luxury Banff hotels like the Rimrock Resort and Fairmont Banff Springs, but also Banff camping spots. Posts tagged with Banff also touch on the best places to eat in Banff, Christmas events, hiking larch valley and Banff hot springs.
From wild skating on frosted lakes to gliding across an ice surface in town, there's no shortage of places to go skating in Banff National Park. Here's a look at your best options for skating on both natural and man-made ice surfaces + info on where to score skate rentals.