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Address: 225 Bear Street, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1B5, Canada
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+1 403-762-8177
08:00 - 20:00
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Excellent Prices

We had just enough time in Banff to get in a bike ride. It was another bike rental company that referred us to Bactrax. Luckily their prices were a fraction of what we were going... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 July 2016
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Regina, Sk
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Friendly staff, everything we rented worked perfectly on lake Louise. It's a bit disappointing that you can't rent goggles though.

Thank Sansoni
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recommended to me via a family member currently working at Norquay as a Ski instructor. Bactrax offered good value for money for very decent rental ski/snowboard gear. The staff were very accommodating, I'm an intermediate/advanced snowboarder but know little about the advantages of different boards, as I have never bothered getting my own... The staff were more than happy to... More 

Thank joshua b
Blind Bay, Canada
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Knowledgeable and friendly folks work here. You can rent almost anything you need to play in the mountains or back country. Kids sizes....no problem!!

Thank Holly W
Banff, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

This is the best rental shop in Banff for sure! The staff here are super knowledgeable and happy to help. The prices are great too!

Thank Jessandtheworld
Banff, Canada
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52 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Snowtips is the best ski shop in Banff. Their prices are really good and being on the front desk of a nearby hotel, I always send my guests there to get their Winter or Summer gear. They did a fantastic job on my boyfriend's skis when he had a massive scratch down to the core of his ski, now you... More 

Thank Leigh1980
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

My 17 year old daughter planned a four day backpacking trip (for late July) in the Banff National Park. She found Snowtips - Bactrax online; and from there we were able to research what we needed for the trip. After a couple phone calls with the Bactrax staff, we were all set. Upon arrival in Banff we stopped by the... More 

1 Thank louisianatraveler675
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58 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

We had just enough time in Banff to get in a bike ride. It was another bike rental company that referred us to Bactrax. Luckily their prices were a fraction of what we were going to pay with the previous rental agency. We got a couple mountain and cruiser bikes and took a great path around the lake, Even stopped... More 

Thank Marshymiss
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49 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

We rented moped's to drive around Banff for 2 hours and it was the highlight of our trip. So much fun and Banff is the perfect town to try these out if it's your first time riding one! Great prices too!

Thank J689
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

My husband and I rented mopeds to tour around banff and it was so much fun! The staff were super friendly and helpful! Would highly recommend it and would def do it again!

Thank Brittany B
Vancouver, Canada
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23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

Was referred to this place by the info center to get our crampons. The staff was nice and taught us how to put our gear on for the hike. They have reasonable price.

Thank Parfum O

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