Banff is a natural place to experience ice climbing, as the vast nature of the countryside and cold and mountainous landscape offers a large number of ice climbing locales.
Some of the ice climbing can be quite tough, so being fit and in good shape before arriving is recommended, as it will ensure you enjoy everything more.
The town itself is a great place to relax when not ice climbing, with many restaurants and bars around.
In winter the temperatures can get extremely cold, so pack appropriately so as not to get caught out, and to maximise your comfort and enjoyment.
Fairly mild summers and extremely cold Winters, with temperatures often going below -10 degrees celsius
Calgary is 140kms away, so flying in to Calgary International Airport and then driving or taking the bus is easiest.
Winter, when it is coldest and ice climbing conditions are at their best
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