Group Activities in Banff

THE 10 BEST Large Group Activities & Things to Do in Banff

Best Group Activities in Banff

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  • timW9081YL
    1 contribution
    Definitely go at sunset and walk out along the ramps to see from different vantage points. Beautiful!
    Written February 19, 2024
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  • goodmanboy
    Cork, Ireland70 contributions
    Lake Minnewanka is a short trip outside Banff which can be driven in a pleasant loop that also takes in Two Jack Lake. On the day we visited, the weather was overcast but the scenery was still wonderful. Boat trips are available which can take you far down the lake but we just walked around the closest part. It was peaceful and provided a real escape from the busy world.
    Written January 6, 2024
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  • Stephen & Sue
    Canberra, Australia2,488 contributions
    Sunshine Meadows would be the least publicised of the 4 chairlifts or gondolas in this area, but wow, what an absolute gem.
    It’s about half an hour out of town, and starts with a gondola ride, then change to a chairlift, then a short walk to a viewing platform that brings you to just about the most beautiful spot in the Rockies.
    From there you can walk a short distance into the wildflower meadows and back, or continue on to the longer 2 hour circuit down to the lower lakes, and then back around to the gondola (no need to walk back up the steep slope to the chairlift).
    And the lack of publicity means no crowds. We couldn’t believe how few people knew about this place.
    There was heaps of free parking, no queue for the gondola or the chairlift, or the cafes at the base station or chairlift station.
    And if, as we did, you extend the walk beyond the first platform, you will rarely encounter another person.
    Instead you get waterfalls, running streams, lakes, stunning views and wildflower meadows.
    As the little boy next to us said when he reached the lookout “mum, I can’t believe it’s real”. Neither could we.
    Weather plays a big part here so, choose a sunny day, but if you can only do one gondola or chairlift, ditch the rest and journey out to Sunshine Meadows.
    Written December 15, 2023
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  • Cynthia N
    Sacramento, United States10 contributions
    Was beautiful and very peaceful in the middle of winter. Was just a short stop for the view, but well worthwhile. The information boards were interesting and worth stopping to read. I would guess in the summer it would be lovely and offer some hiking around the river/falls and canoeing or kayaking on the river.
    Written February 15, 2024
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  • Martin C
    Thornhill, Canada17 contributions
    In November, this was a mostly deserted drive through trees and lakes and mountains. It's not fast and it's not crowded, which was perfect for our purposes. If you have the time, this is a much more relaxed and scenic way to go between Banff and Lake Louise.
    Written November 29, 2023
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  • luv4phood
    Marietta, GA835 contributions
    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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  • tinaNtravel
    San Jose, CA2,007 contributions
    The main avenue in Banff is both cute and also crowded. Just about every place on the main street is either a souvenir shop, a restaurant, a bakery or an ice cream shop. Now and then we saw some street performers. The evenings are quite crowded with everyone out and about for dinner. All in all, in spite of the crowds, it had an overall quaint feel.
    Written September 10, 2023
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  • Stewarts Vacation
    1,035 contributions
    The gardens in front of and behind the Municipal Buildings were beautifully laid out and maintained. It was peaceful to walk along the little paths meandering through the flowers beds and beside streams. There were little bridges and quite a few steps as the area is terraced, so it's not suitable for prams, wheelchairs or mobility scooters. There was also a large area of lawn and trees. There were stunning views of the surrounding peaks, in particular Cascade Mountain. The Municipal Building was an attractive structure too!
    Written January 1, 2024
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  • L0d0
    London284 contributions
    Worth a drive or take the bus to the Hoogoo view point for great views of the river below.
    Very scenic drive just outside town.
    Written June 22, 2023
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  • leslie D
    Fort Nelson, Canada2 contributions
    The staff was excellent, our rooms were comfortable. I enjoyed the atmosphere, watching elk graze a marmots sing in the morning :)
    Written June 5, 2022
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  • Brooke In The Air
    Cleveland, OH50 contributions
    The Hot Springs are truly amazing and rejuvenating. If you're going to Alberta, please do yourself a favor and visit the Banff Hot Springs, your health will thank you.
    Written December 16, 2023
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  • Janey
    Buffalo, NY32 contributions
    We stopped here on a tour and it was breathtaking! We were lucky enough to visit on a day that was still so our photos were a total reflection because of the stillness of the water. Im enlarging the photo I took and adding it to my treasured wall of gorgeous locations!
    Written September 24, 2023
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  • yik lam l
    Vancouver, Canada6 contributions
    We took advantage of the Day Pass for Bus #6 (Lake Minnewanka) to hit all the lakes. It's our first stop and we absolutely loved it! We checked the bus schedule carefully and were able to have around 30-60 min at each lake to take photos. We were tourists with limited time but definitely would be nice to spend a relaxing afternoon here!
    Written September 12, 2023
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  • Marc W
    Weymouth, UK1,396 contributions
    The walk from Banff alongside the Bow River to the Bow Falls is very beautiful and an easy trail to follow.

    There are plenty of benches to sit on and take in the breath taking scenery!

    Highly recommended if you have a few spare hours to use whilst in Banff.
    Written January 3, 2024
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  • Katia74LA
    Los Angeles, CA23 contributions
    We loved the whole thing! Drivers were polite, timely and the entire experience was affordable and seamless! Thank you
    Written February 20, 2024
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