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Banff National Park Signature Experiences

Posted by Jane Carswell on Wed, Jul 27, 2011

Two weeks ago the Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC) announced a collection of Signature Experiences that are quintessentially Canadian and included CMH's High Flying Adventure in the list.

Many other exceptional Banff experiences were selected for the Signature Experiences Collection and are worthy of consideration for anyone planning some vacation time in Banff before, after or independent of, their CMH Summer Adventure:

Plain of the Six Glaciers Tea House Ride by Brewster Adventures

If you've ever wanted to journey by horseback in the mountains, this is a fantastic introduction.  The Brewster Family has been guiding guests in Banff National Park since 1892 and this half day journey to the base of the Victoria Glacier on the shores of Lake Louise to a backcountry tea house is one of their more exceptional rides.

Journey Atop a River of Ice by Brewster Travel Canada

Banff Signature Experiences   IcefieldTourTake an 80 minute journey on board a Brewster Ice Explorer 'Snocoach' onto the Columbia Icefield.  Walk safely atop the six kilometre by one kilometre 10,000 year old Athabasca Glacier.



Fondue with a View: Chocolate Mountain High by Great Divide Nature Interpretation

Get your mountain legs in gear before your heli-hiking trip and join professional hiking guides for a day hike to a historic fire lookout site and enjoy a chocolate fondue with expansive mountain views.

Canadian Rockies Highlights with Rocky Mountaineer

Many CMH guests enjoy the Rocky Mountaineer's 2-day daylight railway trip between Vancouver and Banff or Jasper.  The Rockies Highlights is a 7 day/6 night journey incorporating all the highlights of Banff National Park and is a perfect introduction to the mountains before being whisked away by helicopter to the Bugaboos or Bobbie Burns.

Historic Railway Hotels with Fairmont Hotels and Resorts

Banff Signature Experiences   Banff Springs HotelAn image synonomous with Banff National Park is the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, but visitors to the area may also want to include a stop or an overnight stay at the Chateau Lake Louise or Jasper Park Lodge.




Many years ago someone once wrote a book called "Don't Waste Your Time in the Canadian Rockies".  I've not read it, as I'm here for the long-haul, but I sure hope he included these five experiences, along with our Bobbie Burns High Flying Adventure.

What favourite Banff National Park experiences would you add to the list?  Share them with us here!

Tags: Bobbie Burns Lodge, High Flying Adventure, CMH Summer Adventures, Banff