There is plenty in Banff to keep you busy in winter even if you're not one of the avid skiers catching the regular shuttles to Norquay each day. The Hot Springs and their retro bathing suits for hire I hear are a real experience, as well as the snow shoeing trails and short hiking trails to Tunnel Mountain and the Bow River Falls. But the experience you must have, the one you won't forget, is riding the Gondola up Sulphur Mountain. The view from the Samson Weather Observatory is unsurpassed and your reward for braving the chilling walk to the peak? Feeling like you're on top of the world!