With its awe-inspiring landscapes, pristine wilderness, and a plethora of outdoor activities, there are plenty of things to do in Banff National Park that beckons you to embark on a journey like no other. 

In this guide, I’ve shared what we got up to, so you can get ready to explore a world of wonder and make memories that will last a lifetime in this iconic natural playground.

Things to Do in Banff National Park

So without further ado, here are some of the most iconic things to do in Banff National Park in Alberta Canada.

Climb the Via Ferrata at Mt Norquay

It’s a thrilling way to experience the thrill of rock climbing and mountaineering without the need for advanced technical skills or equipment.

Admire Views from Mt Norquay Viewpoint

If you didn’t get enough views of the Bow River Valley and Downtown Banff while hanging off Mt Norquay, there is a viewpoint on the drive back down from the Mt Norquay area.

Catch the Sunrise at Lake Moraine

Moraine Lake is celebrated for its vibrant turquoise water, a result of the fine rock particles known as “rock flour” carried into the lake by melting glaciers.

Hike the Larch Valley Hike, Lake Moraine

The Larch Valley hike rises from the shores of Moraine Lake to an extensive forest of larch trees. From this forest of larch trees, Banff hikers will enjoy panoramic views of the mountains which make up the Valley of the Ten Peaks.

Visit Iconic Lake Louise

The vibrant turquoise color of the water comes from the fine glacial silt suspended in it, and it’s set against the backdrop of snow-capped mountains, including Mount Victoria and the iconic Victoria Glacier.

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