Exciting Things to Do in Banff

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Exciting Things to Do in Banff for Thrill Seekers

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  • Winnie H
    2 contributions
    Booking the gondola was easy, booking the Sky Bistro was hard, however, the staff were very helpful to get our party of 7 sitting together. View on Sulphur Mountain was fantastic, trip of a lifetime.
    Written 30 June 2022
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  • calgaryjim
    Calgary, Canada83 contributions
    Take the gondola, otherwise the longish hike up is super boring. From the top of the gondola ride, the views along the hike are simply stunning, bring sunglasses for sure. And we hiked in August, the horse flies were just dreadful, they wouldn’t leave us alone. I don’t know when they aren’t so prevalent but before I do the hike again I will definitely find out. Note: we did this hike years ago even though it says 2021, we just couldn’t go back further. Travel date relevant for hotels and restaurants, not so much for hikes. That mountain you can see, it’s probably still going to be there in a decade.
    Written 15 May 2022
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  • PaulaDDuck
    Toronto, Canada191 contributions
    It had snowed overnight, so the surrounding trees and some of the trail were snow covered, so it was handy to have proper hiking boots and poles. It is a steady upward climb. As we neared the top, the wind and snow increased; however, we were lucky that shortly thereafter, the wind dropped, the snow stopped and a glimmer of sun appeared on the Saskatchewan glacier, the valley, the waterfall and surrounding peaks. Soon the wind and snow picked up again. It took us about 2 hours round trip including stopping for pictures. Well worth the effort!
    Written 21 September 2021
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  • Stephanie F
    2 contributions
    Had a great time rafting, even though it was cold and rainy—the guides had us all laughing and enjoying the entire experience, and after awhile no one noticed the weather because we were all bundled up in fleeces and wetsuits. By the end my teen girls jumped in the freezing water on a dare and now have a memory they’ll never forget. We warmed up with hot chocolate at the end with the whole group and made a lot of new friends. Thanks to Taedhg for keeping us in the raft and telling the best stories along the way.
    Written 29 June 2022
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  • Gayle P
    15 contributions
    Our guides visited with each group on the bus so we could plan our day. They marked our schedule on the itinerary so we would know when to get back on the bus, and everything worked out perfectly. We were able to visit the most popular places and not worry about parking. We were very happy with this tour.
    Written 18 September 2019
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  • Laura M
    Ponte Vedra Beach, FL62 contributions
    We had plans to take an e-bike trip, but my husband had a medical emergency and we had to cancel a few hours before. Chris helped us out tremendously! Highly recommend this group, just for their customer service!
    Written 17 June 2022
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  • Khristie M
    Woodbridge, Canada1 contribution
    Hydra provided us with an amazing experience! We we a little late due to traffic yet they provided a calm response and no worries. Dave E delivered on an excellent adventure and laughter abounded, yet I must add at my expense!! Note: sit right at the front for the best ride and do t be afraid to get cold and wet with glacial waters hitting your face! Dave E…enjoy that extra burger!

    Cheers,
    Khris and Lauren
    Thornhill, ON
    Written 1 August 2021
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  • M D
    2 contributions
    My friends & I did the Ridge walk via Ferrata which is approximately 4 hrs. It was most of our first time climbing and we had an amazing time. Our guide, Paul, was great! He was very welcoming, knowledgeable and patient. He ensured that we all felt safe during the whole experience. He was able to lead our group very well and provided assistance to those who were struggling a little. The ski lift takes you approximately 1700m high which is the starting point for the ridge walk which is 2300m . We crossed small bridges, climbed steep cliffs and the walk has plenty of rest stops for you to drink water and enjoy the view. It was a thrilling yet safe adventure and anyone with average fitness level can complete it. The company provides hiking shoes, pants and jackets if needed as it gets very windy and chilly at the top. Overall, it was a great experience with incredible views. I would definitely go again!
    Written 28 June 2022
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  • DonoMoto
    New Berlin, WI1 contribution
    I recommend Banff Cycle above other bicycle rental companies in the area. Banff Cycle offers fantastic customer service. They're really accommodating, and that's important when you're traveling. Way to go Banff Cycle!
    Written 28 June 2022
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  • masonusm
    London, UK4 contributions
    Made 2 bookings on 20th March for for 2 groups of 5 both groups really enjoyed there escape room experience despite one group falling to escape the Wardens Cabin
    the 2 Members of staff were very good.

    I would highly recommend Eureka's Escape room adventures all 10 participants thought it was a great night out on our holiday
    Written 28 March 2022
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  • cdnabroad
    Victoria, Canada86 contributions
    We can't say enough about our heli-hiking experience at the Bobbie Burns lodge. All of the staff were friendly and helpful. The guides were so incredibly experienced and obviously passionate about the mountains - we felt completely safe in their hands. Due to weather, we couldn't do both FULL Via Ferratas, but we did the best parts of both Mt Nimbus and Conrad Glacier. WOW WOW WOW! I wouldn't hesitate to go back and do it all over again!! Awesome food - they fed us very very well! One of the best beef tenderloins I've had in a long time. Super comfortable room. I already can't wait to go back and I've got a lineup of friends who will join me after seeing my social media posts!
    Written 29 August 2021
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  • Mark K
    3 contributions
    Me and a friend booked the 6 day intro to mountaineering course through Alpine Air Adventures, which was an ample amount of time to really pick up key mountaineering skills and develop a lifelong friendship with our guide Christian Schlumpf.

    The course was a nice balance between alpine/ice climbing and rock climbing skills and was tailored specifically to our own desires as well as the weather; every day Christian as well as the rest of the Alpine Air Adventures team ensured that we were doing something unique and really getting a taste for the rockies. From dawning our crampons up to the Mount Anthabasca summit to multi-pitch rock climbing up Castle Mountain the course was everything I imagined at a very economical price. I highly recommend.
    Written 8 September 2020
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  • Megan W
    1 contribution
    We did the kayak explorer with Becca and we loved it! Becca was extremely patient and helpful with us, as we had little to no experience with kayaks. We would highly recommend Becca’s tours!
    Written 23 June 2022
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  • Elizabeth B
    1 contribution
    We had the best day with Dave, he took us on a guided hike through the national park. It was an amazing experience. The price was reasonable and was definitely worth every penny. We were able to see so much wildlife and nature. He was so knowledgeable and we will definitely be coming back for more adventures with Dave!
    Written 17 May 2022
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  • Lyvia J
    1 contribution
    Awesome steep ice clinic today with Kris. Great knowledge and teaching/instruction from him. Learned so much and had lots of fun. Definitely would recommend him and his company for any courses. Would love to book in with them again for further learning in the future.
    Written 19 January 2022
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