• Banff National Park - Banff, Alberta

    Banff National Park - Banff, Alberta

    Walk along the Bow River and take in spectacular views of Mt Norquay and Cascade Mountain.

  • Banff National Park - Banff, Alberta

    Banff National Park - Banff, Alberta

    Beautiful sunrise along the Trans-Canada Highway.

  • Banff National Park - Banff, Alberta

    Banff National Park - Banff, Alberta

    Banff was the first national park established in Canada, and the third established in the world behind Yellowstone National Park in the United States and Royal National Park in Australia.

  • Banff National Park - Banff, Alberta

    Banff National Park - Banff, Alberta

    Banff National Park is one of four national parks (Banff, Jasper, Yoho and Kootenay) that, together with three British Columbia provincial parks (Mount Assiniboine, Mount Robson and Hamber), make up the Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage Site.

  • Banff National Park - Banff, Alberta

    Banff National Park - Banff, Alberta

    Lake Minnewanka is a glacial lake located in the eastern area of Banff National Park.The largest lake in the park is man-made. When it was dammed, the water level rose and drowned the tiny resort village of Minnewanka Landing.

  • Banff National Park - Banff, Alberta

    Banff National Park - Banff, Alberta

  • Banff National Park - Banff, Alberta

    Banff National Park - Banff, Alberta

    More than 3 million visitors travel to Banff National Park every year.

  • Fairmont Banff Springs - Banff, Alberta

    Fairmont Banff Springs - Banff, Alberta

    Locally known as Surprise Corner, this is the spot where most of the famous pictures have been taken of the historic Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel. Canada's "Castle in the Rockies" has been providing legendary hospitality to its guests for more than 125 years.

  • Fairmont Banff Springs - Banff, Alberta

    Fairmont Banff Springs - Banff, Alberta

    Located in the heart of Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the world famous Fairmont Banff Springs stands as a landmark in the picturesque alpine town of Banff, Alberta.

  •  Fairmont Banff Springs - Banff, Alberta

    Fairmont Banff Springs - Banff, Alberta

    It is difficult to imagine a more idyllic setting than the Fairmont Banff Springs to celebrate the holidays. As soon as you arrive at the ‘Castle in the Rockies’ you'll be greeted by lavishly decorated Christmas trees and festive music.

  • Fairmont Banff Springs - Banff, Alberta

    Fairmont Banff Springs - Banff, Alberta

    The Fairmont Banff Springs annual candy castle.

  •  Fairmont Banff Springs - Banff, Alberta

    Fairmont Banff Springs - Banff, Alberta

    A snowman greets visitors within the compounds of the Fairmont Banff Springs.

  • Fairmont Banff Springs - Banff, Alberta

    Fairmont Banff Springs - Banff, Alberta

    A gorgeous bear sculpture stands guard outside the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel.

  • Fairmont Banff Springs - Banff, Alberta

    Fairmont Banff Springs - Banff, Alberta

    Fairmont Banff Springs ice sculpture.

  • Fairmont Banff Springs - Banff, Alberta

    Fairmont Banff Springs - Banff, Alberta

    Canadian souvenirs for sale inside the Fairmont Banff Springs.

  • The Lively Streets of Downtown Banff - Banff, Alberta

    The Lively Streets of Downtown Banff - Banff, Alberta

    Flanked on all sides by the Rockies, Banff offers an irresistible combination of perfect powder, luxury lodges, fine dining and lively nightlife. Banff Avenue is the main street in town. Spend an afternoon exploring the many shops, restaurants and art galleries.

  • High Rollers - Banff, Alberta

    High Rollers - Banff, Alberta

    High Rollers is a retro themed bowling alley and beer hall located in the lower level of Clock Tower Mall, along Banff Avenue.

  • Banff Ave Brewing Co. - Banff, Alberta

    Banff Ave Brewing Co. - Banff, Alberta

    Stubble Jumper Saskatoon Berry Blonde Ale. Back by popular demand, this blonde ale is brewed with real Saskatoon berries to infuse the beer with hints of tartness and a refreshing finish.

  • Kootenay National Park - Radium, British Columbia

    Kootenay National Park - Radium, British Columbia

    Travel to Kootenay National Park and admire the dramatic colors of Marble Canyon. See how the pounding and frozen waters of Tokumn Creek have eroded a 40 meter deep limestone gorge. Snowshoe through the forest left standing from the 2003 Kootenay fire. And search for hare, lynx and wolf tracks while exploring how the landscape is changing and animals are adapting.

  • Kootenay National Park - Radium, British Columbia

    Kootenay National Park - Radium, British Columbia

    Snowshoeing scenery in Canada's Rocky Mountains.

  • Kootenay National Park - Radium, British Columbia

    Kootenay National Park - Radium, British Columbia

    Snowshoeing scenery in Canada's Rocky Mountains.

  • Kootenay National Park - Radium, British Columbia

    Kootenay National Park - Radium, British Columbia

    Snowshoeing scenery in Canada's Rocky Mountains.

  • Kootenay National Park - Radium, British Columbia

    Kootenay National Park - Radium, British Columbia

    When life gives you snow, go snowshoeing!

  • Kootenay National Park - Radium, British Columbia

    Kootenay National Park - Radium, British Columbia

    Snowshoes are winter's invitation to peaceful rambling.

  • Kootenay National Park - Radium, British Columbia

    Kootenay National Park - Radium, British Columbia

    Snowshoeing scenery in Canada's Rocky Mountains.

  • Kootenay National Park - Radium, British Columbia

    Kootenay National Park - Radium, British Columbia

    Maple taffy treat made in the snow!

  • Kootenay National Park - Radium, British Columbia

    Kootenay National Park - Radium, British Columbia

    Snowshoeing scenery in Canada's Rocky Mountains.

  • Lake Louise - Lake Louise, Alberta

    Lake Louise - Lake Louise, Alberta

    Banff National Park is rated as one of the top places in the world to ski, but if you don’t like sliding down frozen slopes at super sonic speeds it’s still a great winter destination. You will be hard pressed to find a more scenic winter landscape and don’t worry there are plenty of non-skiing activities to keep you entertained.

  • Lake Louise - Lake Louise, Alberta

    Lake Louise - Lake Louise, Alberta

    Embrace winter in Lake Louise and enjoy everything winter wonderland has to offer!

  • Lake Louise - Lake Louise, Alberta

    Lake Louise - Lake Louise, Alberta

    Rent a pair of skates and glide along Lake Louise, one of the world’s most scenic outdoor rinks.

  • Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise - Lake Louise, Alberta

    Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise - Lake Louise, Alberta

    Enjoy a traditional horse drawn sleigh ride in the beautiful scenery of Lake Louise. It’s always a popular activity with adults and especially young children.

  • Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise - Lake Louise, Alberta

    Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise - Lake Louise, Alberta

    Hugging the edge of a frozen lake, the trail traces a path beneath vast glaciers and craggy peaks. The seemingly tireless horses maintain a steady rhythm and the sleigh glides on, swiftly and silently while you sit cozy under a warm blanket. The sound of jingling sleigh bells and the sights of the magical snowy landscape make you feel like you are a character in your very own fairytale.

  • Kingmik Dog Sled Tours - Banff, Alberta

    Kingmik Dog Sled Tours - Banff, Alberta

    The only dogsledding tour operator in Banff National Park. For a treasured lifetime memory, come mushing with Kingmik Dog Sled Tours happy and hard working Alaskan Huskies.

  • Kingmik Dog Sled Tours - Banff, Alberta

    Kingmik Dog Sled Tours - Banff, Alberta

    It’s the quintessential Canadian adventure, dog sledding in the Rocky Mountains of the Canadian North.

  • Kingmik Dog Sled Tours - Banff, Alberta

    Kingmik Dog Sled Tours - Banff, Alberta

  • Kingmik Dog Sled Tours - Banff, Alberta

    Kingmik Dog Sled Tours - Banff, Alberta

  • Kingmik Dog Sled Tours - Banff, Alberta

    Kingmik Dog Sled Tours - Banff, Alberta

  • Kingmik Dog Sled Tours - Banff, Alberta

    Kingmik Dog Sled Tours - Banff, Alberta

  • Kingmik Dog Sled Tours - Banff, Alberta

    Kingmik Dog Sled Tours - Banff, Alberta

    "Batman" - My favorite dog!

  • Kingmik Dog Sled Tours - Banff, Alberta

    Kingmik Dog Sled Tours - Banff, Alberta

    Traveling by the power of dogs is a remarkable experience. Originally used as a means of transport by the Inuit people of the Canadian Arctic and the early settlers of Banff, dogsledding has since been adopted as a recreational activity well suited to the snowy slopes of the Canadian Rockies.

  • Kingmik Dog Sled Tours - Banff, Alberta

    Kingmik Dog Sled Tours - Banff, Alberta

    This unique experience can be tranquil at some times, and exhilarating and delightfully chaotic at others.

  •  Kingmik Dog Sled Tours - Banff, Alberta

    Kingmik Dog Sled Tours - Banff, Alberta

    There’s nothing more exhilarating than being pulled by an energetic pack of dogs through a beautiful winter landscape.

  • Kingmik Dog Sled Tours - Banff, Alberta

    Kingmik Dog Sled Tours - Banff, Alberta

    "Batman" looking back at me.

  • Kingmik Dog Sled Tours - Banff, Alberta

    Kingmik Dog Sled Tours - Banff, Alberta

    The relentless energy of the dogs is contagious - with their excited barks and howls echoing across the serene mountain valleys.

  •  Kingmik Dog Sled Tours - Banff, Alberta

    Kingmik Dog Sled Tours - Banff, Alberta

    Dogsledding is a must do activity for any traveller, but especially so for dog lovers or those wanting to experience a classically Canadian activity.

  •  Kingmik Dog Sled Tours - Banff, Alberta

    Kingmik Dog Sled Tours - Banff, Alberta

    Explore the Great Divide trail by venturing to the border of British Columbia and Alberta with your team of intrepid huskies.Here's a souvenir card listing the names of my dog pack and musher.

  • Kingmik Dog Sled Tours - Banff, Alberta

    Kingmik Dog Sled Tours - Banff, Alberta

    Mushing!

  • Kingmik Dog Sled Tours - Banff, Alberta

    Kingmik Dog Sled Tours - Banff, Alberta

    Not only are the dogs incredible, but so too are the highly trained mushers. Ask your guide about the history, techniques, and subtleties of dogsledding – they are extremely knowledgeable and the close relationships between musher and dogs are especially engaging.

  • Grotto Canyon - Canmore, Alberta

    Grotto Canyon - Canmore, Alberta

    Scenic view as I begin my journey into Grotto Canyon. The narrow-walled creek bed snakes its way towards a fork in the road; heading right will take you to a sparkling waterfall, continuing straight will lead you to hoodoos and a cave.

  • Grotto Canyon - Canmore, Alberta

    Grotto Canyon - Canmore, Alberta

    Incredible scenery! A significant portion of the movie, The Revenant, was filmed within Kananaskis Country, in Alberta.

  • Grotto Canyon - Canmore, Alberta

    Grotto Canyon - Canmore, Alberta

    An ancient native pictograph. The symbols have many possible meanings and origins and you will learn more about First Nation history in the Bow Valley.

  • Grotto Canyon - Canmore, Alberta

    Grotto Canyon - Canmore, Alberta

    Walk on a frozen creek into Grotto Canyon, past unusual rock formations, ancient Native rock art, and icefalls.

  • Grotto Canyon - Canmore, Alberta

    Grotto Canyon - Canmore, Alberta

    The Revenant was shot entirely using natural light by cinematographer Emmanuel "Chivo" Lubezki, which requires that the setting and light conditions look exactly the same from scene to scene — an incredibly difficult task for a film that takes place entirely outdoors.

  • Grotto Canyon - Canmore, Alberta

    Grotto Canyon - Canmore, Alberta

    Enjoying a maple cream cookie with Discover Banff Tours.

  • Grotto Canyon - Canmore, Alberta

    Grotto Canyon - Canmore, Alberta

    Grotto Canyon was one of the great highlights from my trip.

  • Grotto Canyon - Canmore, Alberta

    Grotto Canyon - Canmore, Alberta

  • Johnston Canyon - Banff, Alberta

    Johnston Canyon - Banff, Alberta

    This popular ice walk will lead you past the lower falls and to the breathtaking upper icefalls.

  • Johnston Canyon - Banff, Alberta

    Johnston Canyon - Banff, Alberta

  • Johnston Canyon - Banff, Alberta

    Johnston Canyon - Banff, Alberta

    The Johnston Canyon ice walk traverses a series of steel catwalks that give spectacular views of the Johnston Canyon below.

  • Johnston Canyon - Banff, Alberta

    Johnston Canyon - Banff, Alberta

    Ice climbers can be seen at the Upper Falls.

  • Johnston Canyon - Banff, Alberta

    Johnston Canyon - Banff, Alberta

  • Johnston Canyon - Banff, Alberta

    Johnston Canyon - Banff, Alberta

    Walk through a natural cave feature for a unique view of the lower falls.

  • Johnston Canyon - Banff, Alberta

    Johnston Canyon - Banff, Alberta

    The lower falls.

  • Johnston Canyon - Banff, Alberta

    Johnston Canyon - Banff, Alberta

    My first winter vacation included breathtaking scenery of Banff National Park.

  • Johnston Canyon - Banff, Alberta

    Johnston Canyon - Banff, Alberta

    The sun begins to set inside Johnston Canyon.

  • Johnston Canyon - Banff, Alberta

    Johnston Canyon - Banff, Alberta

  • Johnston Canyon - Banff, Alberta

    Johnston Canyon - Banff, Alberta

    Sunset at Johnston Canyon.

  • Calgary Tower - Calgary, Alberta

    Calgary Tower - Calgary, Alberta

    Located 626 feet above the downtown core, the Calgary Tower offers the best view in the city and is a must see on any visitor's itinerary.

  • Calgary Tower - Calgary, Alberta

    Calgary Tower - Calgary, Alberta

    Calgary, a cosmopolitan Alberta city with numerous skyscrapers, owes its rapid growth to its status as the centre of Canada’s oil industry. However, it’s still steeped in the western culture that earned it the nickname “Cowtown,” evident in the Calgary Stampede, its massive July rodeo and festival that grew out of the farming exhibitions once presented here.

  • WinSport Winter Sport Institute at Canada Olympic Park - Calgary, Alberta

    WinSport Winter Sport Institute at Canada Olympic Park - Calgary, Alberta

  • WinSport Winter Sport Institute at Canada Olympic Park - Calgary, Alberta

    WinSport Winter Sport Institute at Canada Olympic Park - Calgary, Alberta

  • WinSport Winter Sport Institute at Canada Olympic Park - Calgary, Alberta

    WinSport Winter Sport Institute at Canada Olympic Park - Calgary, Alberta

  • WinSport Winter Sport Institute at Canada Olympic Park - Calgary, Alberta

    WinSport Winter Sport Institute at Canada Olympic Park - Calgary, Alberta

  • Canada's Sports Hall of Fame - Calgary, Alberta

    Canada's Sports Hall of Fame - Calgary, Alberta

    Canada's Sports Hall of Fame is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to conferring Canada's highest sporting honour on athletes and organizers that make us proud to be Canadian. Canada's Sports Hall of Fame Museum at WinSport's Canada Olympic Park is the home to Canada's Highest Sporting Honour, celebrating a community of Hall of Famers, 665 to date, that inspire Canadians in sport and life. New Hall of Famers are inducted annually and their stories are shared through curated exhibits, immersive experiences and digital storytelling.

  • Peace Bridge - Calgary, Alberta

    Peace Bridge - Calgary, Alberta

    Peace Bridge is a pedestrian bridge, designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, that accommodates both pedestrians and cyclists crossing the Bow River.

  • Peace Bridge - Calgary, Alberta

    Peace Bridge - Calgary, Alberta

    Calgary's iconic Peace Bridge opened to the public on March 24, 2012.

  • Glenbow Museum - Calgary, Alberta

    Glenbow Museum - Calgary, Alberta

    HMS (His Majesty's Ship) Victory, English, c. 1765 (model built in 1930s). The Victory was classified as a first rate ship of the line, carrying over 100 guns and about 900 crewmen. In battle, these ships would come close together and fire their rows of cannon until one of them surrendered or withdrew. Sailors were also trained to board and capture enemy ships.

  • Glenbow Museum - Calgary, Alberta

    Glenbow Museum - Calgary, Alberta

    Discover the rich, western history of Alberta through photography at the Glenbow Museum.

  • Calgary International Airport - Calgary, Alberta

    Calgary International Airport - Calgary, Alberta

    Calgary Zoo themed baggage claim at Calgary International Airport.

  • Calgary International Airport - Calgary, Alberta

    Calgary International Airport - Calgary, Alberta

    Royal Tyrrell Museum themed baggage claim at Calgary International Airport.

Canada - Banff National Park and Calgary