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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Action Packed Banff – Top 5 Adrenaline Junkie Activities in Banff


When you think of Banff you typically picture serene views, gentle hikes and babbling brooks. What you don’t conceive are the adrenaline pumping, heart stopping, gut wrenching, bone rattling (have we made our point yet) activities on the doorstep of your Banff hotel!

Here are a few of our favourites.

Heli-Skiing - While Banff boasts some of the finest skiing in North America at any one of its three, world-class ski hills, sometimes in-resort skiing just doesn’t quite scratch that adrenaline itch. Which is probably why heli-skiing was invented! Hit your own private run to really shred through Banff’s famous powder in a personally guided tour down untracked, virgin slopes with a heli-skiing tour. Choose from 1 to 5 action packed days full of champagne powder and heart pounding runs!

Snowmobiling – Strap yourself on to 660cc's worth of roaring engine and hit the open back country as you’re let loose as the driver of your own snowmobile. Visit a 1900’s deserted mining town atop 8,000 ft. peak or cruise the high alpine bowls for some free-riding as you get a taste for a real Rocky mountain adrenaline rush.

Frozen Waterfall Ice Climbing –  Don your harness, helmet and ice-picks as you scale some of the finest frozen waterfalls in Banff National Park. Waterfall ice climbing is an unbelievably exhilarating sport and local companies cater to all abilities (beginner to advanced). Equipment is supplied.

Cave Tours –Ever wondered what lies beneath those vast mountain peaks? Take a first-hand look as you immerse yourself into the tangled underworld of cave exploring. Discover the twisting tunnels of this 4km limestone cave system on Grotto Mt. with highly trained experts as your guides. Feel your heart race as you emerge from narrow passages into open caverns within the mountain. Minimum age for this tour is 10 – 12 years.

Flight of the Rockies – You don’t have to race through the back country to get your adrenaline kick. Take the ultimate sightseeing tour as you soar over the Rocky Mountains on your personal heli-tour! Choose from 12 to 30 minute flight times which showcase Banff’s beautiful mountain vistas and remarkable lakes. You can also try to spot your Banff hotel from above!

Phew! After that you’ll be ready to kick back by your open fire at your Banff hotel to settle your nerves..until the next day! Click here to view some of the winter adrenaline activities on offer to you!

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