• Yale Pagulayan

Rocky Wonderland: Top 5 Fun Activities To Do In Banff

Banff is known for its scenic landscapes, majestic lakes and fun outdoor activities. No wonder, it’s every adventure junkie’s dream destination. Aside from the city’s grandiose mountain landscapes, Banff is also known for its rich and charming history. Surely, Banff has a lot to offer its willing guests.

If you love the outdoors like me, you will absolutely fall in love with Banff. Take a break from the city’s hustle and bustle and enjoy a fun-filled adventure to the land of the famous Canadian Rockies. Relish in the beauty of nature and take in the fresh clean air.

As they say, every trip is worthwhile when the view is great and the company is amazing. Take a break from the city’s hustle and bustle and get ready for an adrenaline rush!

Here’s a list of my top 5 favourite things to do in Banff:

1. Rodeo Horseback Riding

Who can say no to Banff’s exciting trails? Whether you want to try it out as a new hobby or you want to learn it as a new skill, horseback riding in Banff will surely make your break from the city life a trip to remember. Oh, and did we mention that you can book your horseback riding adventure WITH a cowboy cookout meal? Breathtaking views AND great food? Count us in!

Wait no more. Giddy up and experience the sweet cowboy life in Banff. Go horseback riding with your friends, your family, or with your special someone (or even alone, alone time is good!). We wish you nothing but rodeo happiness!

2. Romantic Helicopter Flights

What is more exciting than a helicopter ride? A romantic helicopter ride in one of the most surreally beautiful places in the world, for sure! You’ve seen it in the movies, you’ve read in the books but now you can live it yourself. Book a romantic helicopter flight for you and for your special someone and ignite the sparks of your lovelife.

3. Thrill-filled Canoeing & Kayaking

This one’s for all the bold and adventurous souls out there! Banff offers thrilling canoe and kayak rides for all those who want to experience the true blue Canadian way to explore Banff’s stunning waters. 

Whether you are a water sport daredevil who wants to kayak through the exciting kayak trails of Castle Junction to Banff Distance or you just want a quiet and calm canoe ride in Herbert Lake on the Icefields Parkway, surely Banff will not disappoint.

4. Riding the Banff Gondola

If a romantic Banff helicopter flight is a little out of budget, don’t worry! You can still get to see the beautiful aerial view of Banff by taking a gondola ride. Try riding it just after noon and just before evening. You’ll get to see the range of the most heart-stirring colors of the sunset. 

5. Exploring and Shopping in Downtown Banff

After your exhilarating nature trip, you can also visit Downtown Banff. If you think your Banff adventure ends in the woods, then you’re mistaken. There are also so many fun activities to do at Downtown Banff. You can shop, skate, play ice hockey, rent your own Beaver Cabin, and eat your heart out at Downtown Banff. Click here to see the Top 5 places to eat in Banff.

BONUS: Banff Wedding Shoot / Vow Renewals By The Mountains

Who says you can’t get married in Banff? Whether you want an intimate lakeside wedding by the lake, a cozy vow renewal in the gardens, or a spontaneous elopement wedding at the top of the mountain, Banff is the perfect place to be. Banff’s enchanting vibes and calming energy will surely make your destination wedding the most magical memory of your lifetime.

Consider hiring a professional and adventurous Banff wedding photographer to go hiking and shooting with you. You’ll need someone as energetic and as outdoorsy as you to make the hike more enjoyable and the wedding shoot perfect and full of passion. Preserve your youthful and adrenaline-driven memories well by making sure you get the right photographer for your wedding day!