To book any of the Winter Activities listed below through Banff Horizons, please call the reservation team at toll free 1.877.894.0202 (0800.404.9872 UK). In addition to the listed Winter Activities, Banff Horizons provides lift tickets at very competitive rates.
Get into the Banff backcountry in the most exciting way possible. Snowmobiling is a great way to get into the outdoors of Banff national park. Set up for all levels, ages and length of trip, these guides will show you the best of nature in a exhilarating way. All equipment provided, from the snowmobile suits, helmets and guides, allow for first timers to enjoy without the fear of being unprepared.
What is more Canadian than a dogsled? Come and let these beautiful dogs do what they love doing, and that’s pulling these sleds along the snow covered trails. Help set up the dog team and harness them to the sled, as well as see the kennels where these huskies live. Choose from a short two hour dogsledding tour to overnight trips complete with cabin or igloo stays, specialty meals of local fare. Ask your Banff Horizons specialist aboutdogsledding lessons on leading teams.
Touted as one of the best places in the world for ice climbing, Banff offers routes, ladders and waterfalls that will challenge even the most experienced. Different locations offer different challenges, as well as length of accent. Visit Banff in December to Mid March for the best ice climbing conditions.
Come watch the local hockey teams, or take a day trip to Calgary to see the National Hockey League team the Calgary Flames. This sport, one that is more Canadian than toques and maple syrup, is a great addition to any trip to Banff. Transport to and from Banff hotels available on request.
Cross Country Skiing
Canmore, a town on the outskirts of Banff national park, is home to the Canadian national cross country ski team. In a country the size of Canada, you cannot get better than Banff for cross country skiing. Set for all levels, abilities or endurance, there is nothing more beautiful than watching nature at play as you zoom along the trails of the Rocky Mountains. Thousands of miles of trails to choose from, ask your Banff Horizons specialist about the best cross country skiing places for your ability.
Banff Sulphur Mountain Gondola
Take a look at Banff from a birds eye view. Well, a bird that has landed on the top of Sulphur Mountain. Hike the trail up or take the gondola, the trip is well worth it. The Sulphur Mountain gondola offer a great view of the Bow river area, as well as a nice place to dine. This viewpoint offers a 360 degree view where, on a clear day, you can see over 90 miles, all the way up and down the Rocky Mountains.
Come stay at the Sundance Lodge, a 16 Km trip from dropoff to lodge. Once at the lodge, enjoy country cooked meals,and intimate settings with the other guests at this historic site of the original Canadian Pacific railway Horse corrall. For a more private setting, the Brewsters Shadow Lake lodge is a getaway for the cross-country skier who wants a break. Located 14 km from the dropoff, this lodge has private cabins, large duvets, a gourmet meal included in the stay as well as a licenced lounge. Truly, a great way to see Banff National Park.