sightseeing sulphur mountain gondola Paddy Palin 1h 615x410 300x200 ActivitiesThe 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.

Winter Activities – Ski/Snowboarding

Discounted lift tickets available at front desk.

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Opening Day: Early November
Closing Day: End of May
Top Elevation: 2,730 metres
Skiable Area: 3,358 acres
Winter months
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.*
Spring months
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.*

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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)

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Family-friendly Mt. Norquay offers outstanding conditions for beginner, intermediate and advanced skiers and riders.

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)

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Activities Within 1km of The Banff Y Mountain Lodge

Downtown Banff Avenue – Free

ICON summer banff avenue Zizka 2h1 300x194 ActivitiesThe 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.

photo2 150x150 ActivitiesBanff Farmers Market – Admission Free

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

fairmontBanffExtWinter 150x150 ActivitiesFairmont Banff Springs Hotel – Free

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

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Four lanes
Neon Blacklight Bowling
ProScore Plus automatic computer scoring
Group functions
Christmas and Birthday parties
Licensed lounge
Games room

Banff Recreation Grounds – Free

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  • 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

Cascade Gardens – Free
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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

Bow Falls Trail Walkway in Summer 150x150 ActivitiesStairs and railings on the Bow Falls Trail let you get a good, safe look at the rapids above the pounding cascade of Bow Falls



Within 4km of The Banff Y Mountain Lodge

Banff Upper Hot Springs – Price: Adult $7.30, Youth $6.30, Child (Under 3) Free

Upper Hot Springs in Winter 150x150 ActivitiesThe Banff Upper Hot Springs is one of Banff’s most famous attractions, discovered in 1884, the hot springs were included in Banff National Park, the first National Park in Canada.

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 Sulphur Mountain Gondola – Adult (16+) $29.95, Child (6-15) $14.95

Banff Gondola in Winter 150x150 Activities 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.

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