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Indoor Activities

A women bowls indoors at the High Rollers Bowling Centre in Banff, AB

Indoor Activities in Banff and Lake Louise

If you are an arts and culture fiend or you’re looking for rainy day activities for the family, Banff and Lake Louise offer many indoor activities and attractions. Let the kids burn off some energy at the bowling alley or climbing gym, treat yourself to a rejuvenating spa treatment, or learn more about the history and culture of the area. There are many options for indoor fun and exploration. 

Arts and Culture

The world renowned Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity offers a full calendar of events, including lectures, workshops, film screenings, and music performances. Banff and Lake Louise townships have several art galleries with impressive art collections and exhibitions, representing a diverse array of arts and culture in the Canadian Rockies. 

The many historic sites and museums in town are a great way to spend a day discovering Banff National Park’s extensive history and culture.

Families and Groups

Explore adventure indoors by visiting an indoor climbing gym or indoor water park. The Lux Cinema in Banff’s town centre has movie showings daily. Banff also has two bowling allies; try the Canadian five-pin style of bowling in the Fairmont Banff Springs’ bowling centre or classic bowling at High Rollers in downtown Banff. 

The climbing gym in the Banff Centre, AB


If the hike up Sulphur Mountain or day of skiing at the Lake Louise Ski Resort didn’t tire you out, test your fitness inside. The Sally Borden Fitness and Recreation Centre has a spin studio, climbing gym, aquatics centre, and fully equipped weight and cardio gyms with regularly scheduled fitness classes available for drop in. Curling and hockey can also be enjoyed year-round at the ice rinks at the Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre.


Those seeking relaxation and stretching after a long day in the mountains can attend a yoga class at a studio in town. For a real treat, nourish your mind and body at one of Banff and Lake Louise’s luxurious spas.

Plan Your Stay

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