Activities & Attractions


A multi-faceted destination, Banff National Park and Canmore, Alberta offer a year-round wonderland of attractions and recreational opportunities: cross-country skiing, white water rafting, kayaking, helicopter tours and world-class golf, are just some of what make Canmore the perfect vacation destination.

Get an aerial view of the majestic splendor of Banff National Park, Canmore, or Kananaskis Country on a helicopter sightseeing tour. Go on a unique underground exploration of Canmore caves. Take an unforgettable sled dog tour with your own team of huskies leading the way. From skiing to dining and everything in between, Solara Resort & Spa in Canmore is the ideal starting point to see and do it all.

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Canadian Rockies White Water Rafting

Experience white water rafting at Canadian Rockies Adventure Centre. River rafting is a highlight of any summer trip to Canmore, Lake Louise, and Banff, and the Canadian Rockies Adventure Centre can plan the ideal whitewater adventure with a choice of half day, full, and multi-day river rafting trips for the whole family.

Silvertip Golf Course

Silvertip Golf Course in Canmore, Alberta was designed by famed golf course architect Les Furber. Silvertip is a par-72 golf course with championship tees and a dramatic 600 feet of elevation change. The course length caters to both recreational and professional player skill levels with tees ranging between 5,100 to 7,200 yards.

Canmore Cave Tours

CCanmore Cave Tours offer an underground adventure! Numerous tours of Rat's Nest Cave near Canmore, Alberta are offered year-round with varying lengths and activities from 2 hours to 14 hours. The alpine cave lies under Grotto Mountain and features more than 4 km of passages, which are generally mild in temperature. 

Hiking at Spray Lakes

Hiking at Spray Lakes offers spectacular mountain terrain and stunning natural vistas. The often steep hikes near Spray Lakes range from 2-3 hours to full day hiking expeditions. Trail heads are accessible from Highway 40 and the Smith Dorrien Trail/Spray Lakes Road/Route 742. For more hiking ideas and trail details, visit

Horseback Riding

Enjoy a horseback riding adventure at the Canadian Rockies Adventure Centre. See the Canadian Rockies on horseback rides that wander through alpine forests and rugged Bow Valley benchlands, which offer unforgettable mountain views.

Snowy Owl Sled Dog Tours

Snowy Owl Sled Dog Tours offer dog sledding adventures with a team of huskies through timeless valleys and across scenic bridges. En route to Snowy Owl, enjoy a charming stop at Goat Pond. At trip's end, a campfire, cookies and hot beverages await.


Cross Country Skiing

Enjoy cross country skiing on hundreds of kilometers of trails suited to all skill levels. For beginner skiers, hit the Banff Trail in Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park and Sheep Valley Provincial Park's Sandy McNabb cross-country trails. Intermediate and Expert skiers will discover challenges at the Evan Thomas Provincial Recreation Area. For trail information, visit the Alberta Parks website.

Banff Mount Norquay Ski Resort

The Banff Mount Norquay Ski Resort has 28 runs, which are 85% covered by man-made snow. The ski area features a wide array of runs for almost all ski levels with 16% of runs rated expert, 28% rated difficult, 36% rated medium, and 20% of runs rated easy. Banff Mount Norquay offers a vertical drop of 503 meters/1,650 ft and night skiing from January to March.

Alpine Helicopter Sightseeing Tours

Alpine Helicopter sightseeing tours provide rare and dazzling views of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Featuring a facility for the comfort of tourists, the tours depart from the Canmore Municipal Heli-port which is adjacent to Banff National Park and located near the Three Sisters Peaks. All tours have a 2 passenger minimum. Visit