While Banff, Alberta may be the perfect location for ski vacations, this highest town in Canada offers much more for the family vacation. With a little something for every member of your family, Banff offers sleigh rides, an ideal adventure for your family. Dogsled tours, ice walks, snowshoe tours, and cave tours are also wonderful picturesque attractions. Sightseeing tours offer you a glimpse of the natural beauty found in Canada’s first national park. While checking out this winter wonderland, you may even spot bighorn sheep, marmots or exotic birds. While taking in gorgeous views of the Rockies and a hearty lunch, the Snowmobile tour includes a visit to an early 1900s Silver Mining Town, a perfect educational opportunity for your children. The Power Hound Express will have you and your family driving a team of huskies through the mountains as well as learning the art of dog-sledding. With over 200 runs available, skiing is the perfect excursion for any day of your family’s visit. Ski school is offered for both kids and adults alike, ensuring a safe adventure down the slopes.
The accommodations include Banff hotels such as the Douglas Fir Resort and Chalets. Located just 4 minutes above downtown, the Douglas Fir offers condos, chalets, specialty suites and family suites. While these unique accommodations are perfect for ski vacations, the resort also offers its own indoor playground. Perfect for families, the Douglas Fir has two large indoor water slides, a swimming pool and an indoor playzone. Your kids will love the adventure found right inside the resort. After a long day on the slopes or snowshoeing through the Rockies, the adults can relax in the whirlpool or sauna while the kids splash around in the pool.
Banff is the perfect winter playground, offering an array of excursions and adventures for all. Whether you and your family choose to soak in the beauty of the mountains or learn the history of Banff, you will all enjoy this vacation. There are many Banff hotels to choose from, offering a relaxing haven for visitors. With more than 4 million visitors each year, Banff is the perfect family vacation destination.