Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies|
The Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies offers visitors to Banff an opportunity to experience and explore the rich cultural history of this area. Through dynamic fine art exhibits, historical displays, interpretive programs and historical tours, and the rich documentary resources of its Archives, the Museum celebrates the unique wilderness experience of the Canadian Rockies.
The Cave and Basin National Historic Site
The Cave and Basin was reopened in 1985 to commemorate the first 100 years of the national park system. You will learn the story of the discovery of the hot springs that led to the establishment, in 1885, of Canada's first national reserve.
Ice Field Parkway
This highway is regarded as one of the most scenic in the world. There are more glaciers visible from this highway than any other on the planet.
The world famous Lake Louise, once humbly known as The Lake of the Little Fishes, is renowned for its emerald green color.
Banff National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage sight in part due to the stunning scenery at the Valley of the Ten Peaks surrounding Morraine Lake.
The Sunshine Road
starts at an overpass on the Trans-Canada Highway 9 km west of Banff and takes you 9 km up and into the mountains on a paved road. Bighorn sheep frequent the roadside. You can admire Healy Creek at a pull-off near the start or take a close look at avalanche slide paths higher up. At the end of the Sunshine Road, visitors can hike or bicycle 5.3 km up to an alpine meadow at 2280 m elevation which they can explore on a network of short loop trails. Bicycles and horses are not allowed on the meadow trails.