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Located in historic Banff, Alberta, this contemporary hotel offers free shuttle to downtown and the Banff Ski Gondola. It features a cave-inspired hotpool and a Chili’s Restaurant and Grill on site. A flat-screen TV and free Wi-Fi are included in each room at Fox Hotel and Suites. The rooms are also furnished with a coffee maker and sofa bed. Floor-to-ceiling mirrors and a mounted flat-screen TV are part of the Fox Hotel’s on-site gym. Guest laundry facilities are also available. The Banff Park Museum is 1.5 km from the Banff Lodging Fox Hotel and Suites. The mineral springs of the Cave and Basin National Historic Site are within a 10-minute drive of the property.
The Little Blue House offers a fantastic selection of Hatley's clothing for women and children. Whimsical designs, playful prints and vibrant colors come together to create a collection that is fresh and fanciful. Nature-inspired prints and designs add to the rustic charm of Hatley's clothing, appealing to the innocent mind of a child and the playful side of the young at heart. Shop for swimwear, clothing and accessories at the Little Blue House boutique to add a touch of freshness to your little one's wardrobe and a dash of youthfulness to your own.
Take some time out of your busy schedule for your kids and walk into this shop to browse through toys, books and an array of kid's clothes on offer. Located on the busy Banff Avenue, the store features an extensive collection sure to delight the young ones. You will find a lot of options to choose from including Lego products as well as clothes and accessories for kids.
Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies celebrates the arts and culture of the Rocky Mountains and Banff National Park. The Whyte's art collection reflects the evolution of visual arts in the Rockies, featuring many local artists. The history of mountain recreation, transportation and commerce, pioneering artifacts, Native Canadian materials and Japanese materials make up the museum's unique Heritage Collection. The museum shop offers a large selection of books, postcards and posters devoted to area's culture. Call ahead for more details.
If reading is your first love, then you should definitely visit the Banff Public Library. This massive library is home to a brilliant collection of books, records, DVDs, multimedia, CDs, maps, magazines and newspapers. Find books in myriad languages, rare tapes, local records and information, government documents and papers, dictionaries and encyclopedias at your disposal as you peruse their extensive collection of treasures. A separate reading room for kids ensures that they get their own space to explore. The library also encourages generous donations by members and non-members.
This wildlife model museum offers visitors a close glimpse of the area's spectacular and sometimes menacing wildlife and nature. Housing a taxidermy collection of Banff's indigenous animals, visitors can spy on cougars, grizzlies, brown bears, beavers and mountain goats; all set in recreations of their natural habitats. Wildlife related art, models, displays and a library of natural history are also here.
The best groomed and well-trained horses await at Banff Trail Riders to give you the most beautiful tours. These horses of this touring company are easy to handle, irrespective of your experience with these magnificent steeds. They take you on a trail along the Bow River Valley and up towards the Sulphur Mountains. They also give you the perfect inside-out tour of the verdant Banff National Park. The really enthusiastic guests can opt for a horseback camping experience in the wilderness surrounding Banff. Whether you choose a short ride or something more comprehensive, it is certain that Banff Trail Riders will ensure an unforgettable experience.
This semi-secluded hotel, located near downtown Banff, offers guests the opportunity to relax in rustic style at the base of the Rockies. Choose from one-bedroom suites that can accommodate up to four people, and studio lofts that can accommodate up to six. The resort also offers three bedroom suites, accommodating up to ten people. Each room has a kitchenette and a wood-burning fireplace. Executive and honeymoon suites are also available. Children age 14 and under can stay free with their parents.
The Canadian Bowling & Entertainment Centre at Fairmont Banff Springs promises hours upon hours of fun for the whole family. Enjoy bowling Canadian-style with five pins instead of the standard ten, perfect for families with young children. Besides four bowling lanes complete with neon lighting, the center also features ping-pong and pool tables. After a game of bowling, head to the lounge and enjoy some delicious snacks with drinks while the kids battle it out over the ping-pong table.
This world-famous hotel, located in the middle of beautiful Banff National Park, has been wowing guests since its opening in 1888. Looming like a Victorian castle from the thick forest of the Rockies, this first-class hotel offers elegant, deluxe and premiere rooms, junior suites and one-bedroom suites. If the hotel's tasteful and luxurious suites are not enough to win you over, its tennis courts, bowling alleys, spa, golf course, games cafe, grocery store and 12 dining facilities surely will be. It is close to the Banff Park Museum, Yoho National Park, Rocky Mountain Rail Tours and Luxton Museum.
Visitors to the Cave and Basin National Historic Site will learn all about Canada's National Parks System, as this was e country's first national park, set up in 1885. The site offers visitors a glimpse into the world of the parks system through hands-on displays in a fascinating interpretive center. Outdoor lovers will find fascinating trails that wind through the beautiful surrounding area and down into a cave system that can be visited on guided tours or individually. Warm mineral springs are located within the caves, while many species of wildlife can be seen in the forests surrounding the center.
Ride this safe, glass-enclosed gondola system to the top of Sulphur Mountain for unparalleled views of Banff and the Rocky Mountains. The eight-minute journey is a year-round attraction, and during the summer you can hike around the summit area. Marvel at the breathtaking and photo-worthy vistas from the observation deck, have a snack and visit the gift shop. Check the website as the hours of operation are subject to change without notice and vary seasonally.