Winter is settling into 2021. With shorter days and colder nights the thought of another winter at home can be comforting for some. For others, adventure and quality time is the only solution to the monotony. If you only have a few days in Banff, you will need a solid plan or a flexible private tour to access the best spots with no wasted time. In winter, Banff's snow sparkles with light from the winter sun. When most towns slow down, Banffites sharpen their skis, skates and spikes to play outside during weeks of clear blue skies.
Frosty mountains, snow-capped trees and frozen lakes are the hallmark of Canadian holidays. How does one experience and not only see these sights?
Ride a Gondola
Photo: Paul Zizka
For the best views of any landscape, you'll have to gain the high ground for the vantage point. A fun way is to go by gondola: in only 7 minutes you can stand atop Sulfur Mountain or above the Lake Louise Ski Resort. With the entire valley at your feet you have room to explore new heights with the whole family.
See History In The Making
Photo: Noel Hendrickson
At the Cave and Basin museum, the living waters of the hot spring unite natural and human histories. Bathing in the upper hot springs connects the past to the present. While Currently closed, bathers will soon be able to use Banff Upper Hot Springs.
Explore where few can go
High Camp guides exceed certification standards to take you snowshoeing and hiking where few others tread. Feel the crisp air and fresh snow on the lakes or see the blue ice of frozen waterfalls hidden beyond the trees.
Test your knowledge
Take a trip to the Natural Bridge, a rock formation spanning the Kicking Horse River. Who can guess how it formed? What is a Hoodoo? Knowledgeable guides can enlighten and inspire learning at all ages. In the classroom provided by nature, unforgettable discoveries await.
Take a ride to see the Crowfoot Glacier in all its remarkable beauty. Hanging high above the valley floor, this giant sets the tone of the drive north up the Icefields Parkway. Rated as one of the greatest drives in the world by National Geographic. The road can be narrow and icy, but not a problem with winter tires, 4 wheel-drive and an experienced guide.
See the Aurora Borealis
Appearing only once or twice a year, the Northern Lights of Banff are a once-in-a-lifetime event. Even when there is high aural activity, it is possible to miss due to light pollution or having a mountain in the way. High Camp tracks the aurora and can take you to the best viewing locations.
How High Camp books custom tours
The secret to booking an exciting private tour is an-depth knowledge of the Canadian Rockies, from Kananaskis to Yoho. When you call High Camp we listen to what you need and book only the attractions you want to see. Our customizable tours in Banff are proof that comfort and adventure complement each other well. All we're missing is you, book now!