Banff/Lake Louise Family Activities

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1 Week | Summer | Family

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Favorite things to do in Banff/Lake Louise

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This is a posting for a friend who is very familiar with Banff after many family trips to the area.

Activities to do in Banff/Lake Louise:

– Riverboarding on Kananastis River – very cool and different

– Via Ferrata – You can choose from a 2, 4, 5 or 6-hour options. 4 hours is perfect. Need to book ahead.

– You can hire a guide to take you on a guided ‘scramble’ – 4-5 people harnessed together for ‘bouldering’ and then an amazing hike. The guides also do things like ice climbing and more.

– Lake Louise is a must-see of course. Probably not worth waiting in line and paying $100 for a canoe ride. Another option is a hike to the tea house there.

– Lake Moraine. This is really a nightmare to get to as the parking lot is full by 6am. Suggest you have dinner at Lake Louise (maybe hike to the teahouse in the afternoon) and then after dinner head to Lake Moraine around 9pm (it will still be light). There will be a slight wait to get into the parking lot (only because people don’t realize there are more spots down below). This lets you see it without the crowds.

– White water rafting on the Kicking Horse- tons of hikes

– Skoki Lodge – very special place, It’s in the backcountry, but instead of camping you get a lodge! Must book well in advance

– If you are flying out of Calgary there is a place called Winsport right on the main highway heading back into Banff (30 minutes from the airport or so). They have bobsleighs with Canadian Olympic athletes as the pilots, a luge, zip lines, mini-golf, etc. Fun to do en route to the airport.


– Banff Block

– Balkan Greek

– Park

– Eddie’s Burger Bar


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1 week

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Family with young kids, Family with teen kids, Family with adult kids




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