Best Adventurous Things to Do in Banff

THE 10 BEST Adventurous Things to Do in Banff

Best Adventurous Things to Do in Banff

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  • luv4phood
    Marietta, GA841 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a quick hike with fantastic views. We arrived a little bit later in the afternoon so it was not terribly crowded. The trail makes a quick elevation gain for beautiful views of the Saskatchewan Glacier. The trail is mostly loose rock so hiking boots are a must. Also, this trail has no shade. In the summer, a hat and sunblock would be recommended.
    Written February 2, 2024
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  • tsullivanmd3
    Chantilly, VA15 contributions
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    An excellent hike worthy of the effort required on a very difficult trail. The initial climb up Cory Pass is long and steep after which the pitch flattens some although still a ways to the summit. The trail is poorly marked so strongly advise access to online trail app to help stay on track. We did not have such and got off track; luckily connected with others who had such access and made a world of different.
    There is a long hike along ridge line with superb views and several rock scrambles including a steep downward section. We are 68 and able to finish the loop although a bit slower than most.

    Along with the suggestion to have access to a trail app I would also advise not doing in inclement weather as trail would be very slippery.
    Written October 9, 2019
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  • Michiel Cornille
    Ostend, Belgium10 contributions
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    Had a great time on the 3 hours loop. We have very basic to no experience at all but this didn't matter as the horses are very well trained so that non experienced riders can enjoy this as well. Would do this again when visiting Banff
    Written July 17, 2024
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  • Poppy W
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Really challenging, but a good challenge! Hard for younger kids though. Harder than the typical since there are not as many clues and leading answers, but it was nice to really work to solve the puzzles. Plenty of chances to ask for hints. Staff member helping us was very kind! We've done several Escape rooms in the US and I thought this was the most challenging I had done. We did not escape, but had a younder set with me, 7, 10 and 13. Definitely a good activity!
    Written July 16, 2024
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  • jdteeth
    Saint Louis, MO279 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Ronna took the four of us on a super hike the other day. We hiked Sherbrooke Lake. We are fairly rookie hikers. Ronna gave us all sorts of hints on how to hike better, safer, use better techniques, conserve energy, etc. The hike was fantastic. And she gave us all sorts of good ideas for our planning for the following days. I would highly recommend Ronna to anyone looking for a guide in the Banff/Lake Louise area.
    Written September 9, 2022
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  • AmyPM1011
    Daphne, AL20 contributions
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    This was the highlight of our trip! We were supposed to go on the first day of our trip but due to weather we had to reschedule for the last day, and I’m so happy it worked out like that as this was the perfect way to end our vacation. The folks at White & Wild were amazing, and the location was absolutely stunning and well worth the drive. This is a must do!!
    Written January 21, 2024
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  • Catherine W
    Spokane, WA7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had a great time with Hannah as our raft guide! This was a great family friendly rafting experience with a nice float for the end. Both my 8 and 15 year old readily enjoyed it so I call it a win! Thanks!
    Written July 20, 2024
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  • Subham
    Waterloo, Canada8 contributions
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    This was my first visit to Banff National Park and I barely knew anything about the whereabouts of the hikes and trails. I needed some confidence from a trusted org. This is when I came across the signature hikes of Discover Banff Tours. I booked all 4 of the signature hikes.
    1. Larch Valley (Rescheduled to Lake Agnes due to avalanche activity)
    2. Stanley Glacier
    3. Consolation lakes (Rescheduled to Inkpots due to bear activity)
    4. Plain of six glaciers

    some of the hikes were rescheduled but undoubtedly, Discover Banff has done a great job in placing an alternative for them. I was informed before the reschedules.

    Besides, the hike guides are amazing with the information about the flora and fauna of the place and give us some good insight about them.

    I am glad that I took the tours with Discover Banff. I got to meet wonderful people from different corners of the world.

    Cheers!
    Subham
    Written July 10, 2024
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  • AdventureSeekingFam
    Spring, TX68 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Brandon guided our group on a work retreat to do the Via Ferrata and we had a blast! I want to bring my family back here to do it again. Totally the best thing to do in Banff. Need to be a little adventurous though.
    Written September 20, 2023
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  • philip k
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unbelievable experience for the Snowshoe
    Trek at Sunshine village. Jennifer, our guide was an absolute pleasure from start to finish. As it turned out, there were only two of us , it felt like a private trip. Everything was expertly explained, first time on a ski lift ,so we listened to every word Jennifer said. Once we reached the top, the scenery was jaw-dropping. We were the only people on the mountain for 90 minutes. Loved every minute of it and would do it again tomorrow. Highly recommend this trip . It was made more memorable having Jennifer as our guide .
    Written January 5, 2024
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  • Michaela G
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My husband and I went for the Explorer Via Ferrata Trail for our honeymoon. It was so enjoyable that we are looking for via ferratas near us! Our guide was David and he was so kind and so patient. I had a severe asthma attack and almost fell down the mountain and he made sure I got back to basecamp safely.
    Written July 6, 2024
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  • Kayne F
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We came all the way from Australia and can say this was absolutely amazing! The team are superb, extremely friendly, skilled, knowledgeable and patient. The canyons are amazing! The big waterfall is epic and the heli flight to the top just makes this a once in a lifetime experience! Thank you so much!!!
    Written July 17, 2024
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  • Michel C
    Cheticamp, Canada172 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Booked this trip to celebrate my 50th birthday and do something out of the box with my son. I'm going to need a thesaurus to describe how extraordinary this trip was. From the moment we were greeted at the bus transfer by the very friendly staff I knew this was going to be a great trip. It had it all, adventure, amazing memories, luxury, and fun! Lodge was wonderful, rooms luxurious, great food, tons of activities in the lodge (basketball, pool, Foosball, games), but the real draw is the spectacular hiking. Your taxi (helicopter) whisks you and other adventurers to unbelievable mountain drop offs as you either hike or climb. The guides (we had Tom and Simon) make safety a priority and push your limits to achieve amazing heights, literally. You can have nice gentle hikes or if more brave tackle the via ferratas. From the moment we arrived the staff knew our names and went above and beyond to make our trip special. If you are even considering CMH then don't delay, book it now! Not many vacations have you coming home feeling like you have changed your life!
    Written July 6, 2023
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  • Shannon
    22 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We did a private guided hike in Lake O’Hara and I highly recommend the experience if you are considering it! Our guides name was Peter and he was excellent. He made us feel safe and also informed us of how to handle every element during our hike - animals, nature, and weather. If you are lucky enough to get Peter, you will be in great hands!
    Written October 9, 2023
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  • Bree S
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My partner and I chose the side by side experience. The whole experience was amazing! The staff were friendly, welcoming and very professional! Our guide Davis shared his knowledge about the surroundings and the history also made sure we were safe at all times and in general was just a lovely guy! We will be back in the winter! High recommend this company!
    Written August 27, 2023
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