BanffLIFE

BanffLIFEBanffLIFE is the best resource for young adults aged 18 to 30 to get started in Banff. Check out the BanffLIFE Calendar for programs, including:

BanffLIFE is dedicated to promoting healthy, balanced lifestyles for young adults living and working in Banff.  We help nurture a sense of community through accessible activities, educational workshops and connecting to resources

Intro to Ice.jpgMountain Adventure Program
These programs are specifically and exclusively for local young adults (18 to 30 years old). Special equipment is typically provided, most trips are introductory and no prior experience is necessary. Mountain Adventure Programs are for Banff and Lake Louise residents only. 

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To register please email community.services@banff.ca The Wim and Nancy Pauw Foundation generously supports Banff resident registration fees for Mountain Adventure Programs. 

All COVID-19 protocols for outdoor recreation will be adhered to including physical distancing and limiting participant numbers.

Intro to Rock Climbing
Learn the basics of rock climbing in the Canadian Rockies from some of the best climbers and guides in the Bow Valley. The course will provide the gear you need, safety procedures, hazard identification, rock movement, rope work, belaying, and lowering on top climbs.  No previous experience required.

BA-MO-RO-07 Sunday, July 11
BA-MO-RO-08 Tuesday, August 31
BA-MO-RO-09 Tuesday September 14
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Cost: $35 Banff Resident
ID 9 Rate: $90 

Via Ferrata
Italian for “iron road,” via ferrata is an easy way to safely explore the mountains. A guide will lead you along and up the 180m rock face on Mount Stelfox, while you are attached to the iron cable and bolts fixed into the side of a mountain. This trip is a fun way to try out climbing. No previous experience required

BA-MO-VI-07 Monday, July 5
BA-MO-VI-08 Monday, August 9
BA-MO-VI-09 Wednesday, September 29
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Cost: $35 Banff Resident
ID 9 Rate: $90

Scramble, Summit Mount Temple
Certified Association of Canadian Mountain Guides will lead us as we travel to the top of Mount Temple Distance: 14.6 km Elevation Gain: 1,682 m

BA-MO-TE-08 Tuesday,  August 3
BA-MO-TE-09 Tuesday, September 14
5 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Cost: $35 Banff Resident
ID 9 Rate: $80

Scramble, Summit Cascade Mountain
Certified Association of Canadian Mountain Guides will lead us as we travel to the top of Cascade Mountain. Distance: 19.8 km Elevation Gain: 1764 m

BA-MO-TE-08 Thursday, July 6
6 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Cost: $30 Banff Resident
ID 9 Rate: $75 

 40 Hour Wilderness First Aid 

This 40 hour course is the wilderness first aid standard for outdoor recreationalists and activity instructors. The program focuses on the longer-term implications for care, stabilization, and evacuation of patients from wilderness locations, beyond the initial first aid treatment, and includes the latest CPR and AED standards. This course is presented by blending classroom/ZOOM theory and practice with 2 days of outdoor practical scenarios. Certification: Adventure Medic (valid for 3 years). Recognized by Alberta OH&S as equivalent to Standard First Aid. 

Monday - Friday
July 12 - 16
9 a.m.- 5p.m.
AC-MO-WI-07
Cost: $200 Banff Resident Rate
$375 Non-Resident Rate 

20 Hour Wilderness First Aid 

A great introduction to wilderness first aid, and good training for outdoor recreationalists. This training is recognized by Alberta Workplace Health and Safety and includes a full day of practical scenarios. Certification: Remote Responder (WFA) Certification (valid for 3 years) and includes CPR and AED training. 

Monday to Wednesday
July 12 - 14
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday and Wednesday
9 a.m. -12 p.m. on Tuesday
AC-MO-WI-05
Cost: $100 Banff Resident Rate
$240 Non-Resident Rate  

Stanley Glacier:  Wildfires, the Burgess Shale Fossils, and Glaciers in Kootenay National Park
Distance: 10 km, Elevation Gain: 400 m.  A great intermediate hike taking you through a valley with views of previous wildfire burn areas and ending at a beautiful glacier viewpoint.  

Wednesday, July 14
8 a.m - 4 p.m.
AC-MO-ST-07            
Cost: $15 Banff Resident Rate
45 Non-Resident Rate

Bourgeau Lake: Wildflowers galore in Banff National Park!
Distance: 15 km, Elevation Gain: 725 m.  A beautiful bowl lake is our destination as we travel and learn about Banff’s abundant wildflowers!  

Wednesday, July 28
8 a.m -5 p.m.
AC-MO-BO-07           
Cost: $15 Banff Resident Rate
$45 Non-Resident Rate 

Iceline Trail: Wildflowers and Glaciers in Yoho National Park!
Distance: 20 km, Elevation Gain: 685 m. Prime for wildflowers, glaciers and fabulous views in Yoho National Park, the gem that few visit! This is a long day hike, so make sure you have being doing some hiking through the summer before signing up. Driving time to get to the trailhead is 1.25 hours.                 

Wednesday, August 11
7 a.m - 5:30 p.m.
AC-MO-IC-08             
Cost: $15 Banff Resident Rate
$45 Non-Resident Rate

 Healy Pass: Wildflower Mecca in Banff National Park
Distance: 20.4 km, Elevation Gain: 655 m. Wildflowers galore!  And the view is magnificent! Another long day hike, so make sure you have been hiking through the summer prior to signing up.  

Wednesday, August 25
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
AC-MO-HE-08           
Cost: $15 Banff Resident Rate
$45 Non-Resident Rate

Boom Lake: The Berry Trail in Kootenay National Park. 
Distance: 10.2 km, Elevation Gain: 175 m.  In the fall, strawberries, grouse berries, buffalo berries and blueberries line the trail en route to a beautiful glacier fed lake.  We will be going to the Continental Divide at the end, then walking the short interpretive trail to learn about wildfires. 

Wednesday, September 15
8 a.m. -5 p.m.
AC-MO-BO-09           
Cost: $15 Banff Resident Rate
$45 Non-Resident Rate 

Rockbound Lake: Golden Larches in Banff National Park
Distance: 16.8 km, Elevation Gain: 760 mThis is one of those secret areas in the fall, where golden larches are abound!  Shhhhhh….don’t tell anyone! 

Wednesday, September 29
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
AC-MO-RO-09     
Cost: $15 Banff Resident Rate
$45 Non-Resident Rate