The Banff Y Mountain Lodge is ideally located for your trip to Banff. The Lodge is set on the banks of the Bow River within walking distance of the Bow Falls, Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, Sulphur Mountain Gondola and Upper Hot Springs. As well as being only 5 minutes walk to downtown Banff Avenue. If you’re into hiking we have some of the best trail access in the world. Find information about hiking in Banff here.
Below you’ll find an overview of our favorite Banff based actives, if there’s anything else you’d like to learn about or help us book for you please contact us.
Within 1km of The Banff Y Mountain Lodge
Downtown Banff Avenue – Free
The streets of Banff offer a mosaic of uniquely Canadian shopping opportunities for visitors and locals alike.
Visitors who are looking to for restaurants, pubs or bars need to look no further than Banff Avenue and it’s adjoining streets gifts. Explore any number of specialty shops offering a vast selection of souvenir items and memorabilia.
Several gift shops highlight the work of aboriginal artists and artisans, an integral part of Banff’s Rocky Mountain heritage. Similarly, the many art galleries in the area celebrate the mountain artwork of local and Canadian artists.
Visit The Banff Farmers Market every Wednesday from June 13- Sept 12, 2012 – 10am- 6pm.
Get yourselves down there for a real Canadian experience or meet the vendors online before you go at http://thebanfffarmersmarket.com/meet.html
The Fairmont Banff Springs is a former railway hotel constructed in Scottish Baronial style located in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada. The original hotel, designed by American architect Bruce Price, was built between spring of 1887 and 1888 by the Canadian Pacific Railway, at the instigation of its President, William Cornelius Van Horne.
Fairmont Banff Springs Bowling Alley – Adults $5.75 per game
Banff Recreation Grounds – Free
- 3 ball diamonds
- Rugby/soccer field
- 3 shelters & multiple picnic sites
- Outdoor surfaced basketball court
- 2 playgrounds
- Washroom facilities
- 2 tennis courts
- Many free to use BBQ’s
Set in the ground of the Parks Canada administration building, Cascade Gardens offers visitors a journey back in time, stopping to see the beautiful flora and fauna along the way.
Bow Falls Lookout – Free
Within 4km of The Banff Y Mountain Lodge
Banff Upper Hot Springs – Price: Adult $7.30, Youth $6.30, Child (Under 3) Free
For more information visit: www.hotsprings.ca
Sulphur Mountain Gondola – Adult (16+) $29.95, Child (6-15) $14.95
The adventure begins with an eight minute journey to the summit of Sulphur Mountain in a modern, fully-enclosed four passenger gondola cabin. The views become increasingly spectacular as you climb 698m (2,292 ft) to an elevation of 2,281m (7,486 ft) at the Summit Upper Terminal – the departure point for a mountaintop of activities.
For more information visit: www.explorerockies.com/banff-gondola/
Winter Activities – Ski/Snowboarding
Discounted lift tickets and lift ticket + breakfast packages available at front desk.
Sunshine Village Ski & Snowboard Resort – Adult (18 years+) $79.95
(Buy from us for £76 inc tAX)
Bus Schedule – http://www.skibanff.com/sunshine-village/bus-schedule/
Lake Louise Ski Area – Adult (18-64) $79.95 (Buy from us for $76 INCL Tax)
Season Length – November – May
Hours of Operation – 9:00am – 4:00pm (winter)
Opening Date – November 5, 2011
Vertical – 991 metres
Base Elevation – 1646 metres
Peak Elevation – 2637 metres
Acreage – 4200 acres
Average Snowfall – 454 cm (179 in)
Bus Schedule: www.skilouise.com/getting-here/banff-bus-service.php
Mount Norquay- Adult (18+) $59
Season Length – November – April
Hours of Operation – 9:00am – 4:00pm daily
Opening Date – November 5, 2011 (weekends only).
Full opening December 2, 2011.
Vertical – 503 metres
Base Elevation – 1630 metres
Peak Elevation – 2133 metres
Acreage – 190 acres
Average Snowfall – 300 cm (120 in)
Bus Schedule :banffnorquay.com/local-information/getting-here/