Seniors in Banff

Banff National Park is renowned for its accessibility, opening up fantastic experiences to visitors of all ages, including seniors. In Banff you can sip on a cappuccino, ride the gondola, rent a canoe, and enjoy a live performance all on the same day. How much you want to pack into your day is up to you!

Banff is the perfect place for the young-at-heart who are keen to make their mark on the mountain trails and ski slopes, as well as for those who are keen to keep their national park experience more low-key. In addition to beautiful walking trails and soft recreation, superb cultural experiences, such as the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies and the Cave and Basin National Historic Site, are the perfect way to get to know the history of this fascinating area.

The Banff Seniors Centre, located at 101 Bear Street and just a short walk from Banff Park Lodge, welcomes visiting seniors with open arms.

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  • Banff Dining

    Banff has on offer some of the best dining restaurants right on your doorstep. An abundant selection of cuisines and ambiances will make your dining experience perfect for your occasion.

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  • Banff Gondola

    ​Take an 8 minute ride in a safe, glass enclosed gondola as you ride up to the top of Sulphur Mountain. Savour 360 degree spectacular views of the majestic rocky peaks that surround Banff as your eyes focus to Lake Minnewanka in the distance.

    Enjoy lunch at the Summit Restaurant or dine at the Panorama Restaurant. If you are feeling adventurous you can hike up the Vista Trail Boardwalk to Sanson’s Peak or to the true summit of Sulphur Mountain on the South East Ridge Trail.

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  • Hiking

    ​Banff National Park boasts thousands of kilometres of hiking trails, for all ages and hiking abilities. Popular trails close to downtown Banff include Fenland Trail, an easy 2km loop, and Tunnel Mountain a moderate 2.3km hike that offers spectacular 360 degree views over Banff and its valley. With moderately steep switchbacks, this small summit is most definitely worth the effort. For more hiking trail information, including current trail conditions, please visit the Banff Visitor Centre on 224 Banff Avenue upon your arrival.

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  • Helicopter Tours

    For your ultimate mountain experience! Want to get closer to the Rocky Mountain peaks without having to pull out your hiking boots? Helicopter Tours are available in Canmore at Alpine Helicopters. If you are looking for heli-hiking, check out CMH! Take a step beyond the ordinary with sightseeing air tours for a once in a lifetime unforgettable experience. Fly over ageless glaciers in a remote and breathless world of majestic mountains.

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  • Cycling

    Banff National Park consists of over 190kms of mountain bike trails and various road riding opportunities. The biking season typically runs from May to October, and the trails range from easy to difficult. For all your biking and accessories rentals you can find numerous shops in town, including Banff Adventures Unlimited, Bactrax, Soul and Mountain Magic.

    The Banff Legacy Trail, completed in 2010, was built to commemorate Parks Canada 125th Anniversary. This 3 metre wide, 22km long commuter trail is a suitable trail for families and cyclists of all abilities. You will enjoy the breath-taking views of the surrounding mountains as it runs parallel to the Trans Canada Highway.

    Vermillion Lakes Road is the perfect bike ride to pack a picnic and set up at one of the 3 shallow lakes surrounded by marshlands. From here you will capture the magnificent and classic view of Rundle Mountain with Vermillion Lakes. This is an easy trail that provides beautiful views.

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  • Golfing

    ​Reputed as one of the best golf courses in the world, The Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course consists of the best 27 holes you’ll potentially golf in your lifetime. Located below the historical and beautiful Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, you will find yourself admiring the views of Mount Rundle and Sulphur Mountain, as you play each hole along the Bow River. This 100 year old course was redesigned by Canada’s Master golf course architect, Stanley Thompson.

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Banff Park Lodge

The perfect place for your mountain getaway.

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Each of our 211 bright and spacious rooms includes a balcony or patio from which you can enjoy the fresh mountain air and spectacular views of Banff National Park. Loyal guests return to Banff Park Lodge year after year to enjoy our friendly and relaxed atmosphere, attentive service,and incomparable location.

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Banff Park Lodge takes pride in its range of services and practical amenities that help guests feel right at home. Visitors travelling for business or leisure will appreciate the range of services that enhance the comfort, convenience and security of their stay.

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Whether you’re looking for a quiet meal for two, a family-friendly brunch or three-course banquet, Banff Park Lodge has dining options to suit your needs and preferences! Find out more about the Terrace DiningRoom and Lounge and the Chinook Family Restaurant.

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