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.

Glacier Skills and Peak Climb Weekend 
Learn about safe travel techniques on glaciers. Topics include roping up for the glacier, route-finding, leadership, in the mountains, and crevasse rescue techniques. Participants should have some previous outdoors hiking and scrambling experience. 

Saturday and Sunday
BA-MO-GL-06 June 12 - 13
Cost: $100 Banff Resident
ID 9 Rate: $275 

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-05         Thursday, May 27
BA-MO-RO-06 Tuesday, June 15
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-05          Tuesday, May 25
BA-MO-VI-06 Monday, June 7
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 Mount Yamnuska
Certified Association of Canadian Mountain Guides will lead us as we travel to the top of Mount Yamnuska Distance: 10.1 km Elevation Gain: 939 m

BA-MO-YA-06         Tuesday,  June 22
7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Cost: $30 Banff Resident
ID 9 Rate $75 

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