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Banff National Park

Located in the jaw-droppingly beautiful Canadian Rockies, Banff National Park attracts millions of people every year to enjoy its unique vistas. Comprising more than 6,000 square kilometres, Banff National Park contains snow-capped peaks fringed by aquamarine lakes and soft pine trees. A trip to the apex of Sulphur Mountain will reward you with some of the best views in Canada looking out across the unspoilt alpine scenery. With cascading waterfalls and a vast array of wildlife to discover throughout, Banff National Park is a dream holiday destination for the outdoors adventurer.

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  • Admiring the views of Lake Louise in Banff National Park - Banff & Lake Louise Tourism/Paul Zizka

  • Hiking Sentinal Pass in the alpine valley of Banff National Park - Banff & Lake Louise Tourism - Paul Zizka

  • Hiking Moraine Lake - Discover Banff Tours/Travel Alberta

  • Hiking on Banff Highline - Yamnuska Mountain Advenures

  • Canoeing on Moraine Lake - Banff & Lake Louise Tourism/Jake Dyson

  • Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course - Travel Alberta

  • Aerial shot of Egypt Lake, Banff National Park - Clark Monson

  • Bow River horseback adventure - Discover Banff Tours/Travel Alberta

  • Rock climbing with Fairmont Lake Louise in the background - John Price

  • Casual hike in the alpine meadows of Banff - Travel Alberta/John Price

  • Looking at the view on Skoki Mountain, Banff National Park - Banff & Lake Louise Tourism/Paul Zizka

  • Two people canoe Bow Lake - Banff & Lake Louise Tourism/Paul Zizka

  • Taking selfies at Little Beehive - Banff & Lake Louise Tourism/Paul Zizka

  • Sunshine Meadows view, Banff National Park - Rachel Gillcrist

  • Couple driving through Banff National Park, Alberta - Banff & Lake Louise Tourism

Average temperature

Information below is based on average highest temperature for each month.

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Information above is based on the average number of days which experience some form of rainfall for each month.

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When to Visit

Below gives you information and a rating of the best time of year to visit.

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Explore is a global adventure travel company with 40 years’ experience in providing exciting and authentic travel experiences. With over 350 trips in around 100 countries, Explore’s expertly crafted itineraries combined with award-winning tour leaders, small group sizes and a commitment to responsible travel ensure unforgettable travel experiences in extraordinary destinations.

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Flight Centre are long-haul, tailor-made holiday specialists offering amazing travel experiences. Our wonderful Travel Consultants are passionate, well-travelled, and with 32,768 collective years’ experience in travel they are all about getting to know you and your holiday style.

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Riviera Travel is the UK’s leading luxury river cruise & tour company with over 38 years’ experience in crafting worldwide tours, luxury river cruises, rail holidays and UK tours. Their commitment to quality & thoughtfulness has earned them a coveted Which? recommendation.

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For more than 60 years, Travelsphere has been crafting amazing itineraries to destinations around the world. They take care of all the details so you don’t have to. From flights, hotels, the services of an expert Holiday Director, and a range of incredible experiences, each tour is designed to immerse you in local culture, cuisine and take you to explore all the very best sights.

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