Not only does Banff-Lake Louise offer the world’s finest skiing and riding, but there are many activities to keep you entertained in the evening or on a well earned day off. Experience this truly unique landscape with a walk through frozen waterfalls and canyons, snowshoeing, ice skating, ice climbing, dog sledding, sleigh rides or a caving tour deep into the heart of the Canadian Rockies.
Or if that sounds a bit strenuous, sit back and enjoy pampering spa treatments and warm Canadian hospitality with a variety of entertainment, dining and spa options.
Please see below for more details of some of the activities available while in Banff-Lake Louise.
At the Banff Ski Hub you can book many activities and get the best advice from our passionate and knowledgeable staff. For more information come into the Hub at 119 Banff Avenue, call us on 1-403-762-4754 or email Hub1@SkiBig3.com.
Night Skiing at Mt. Norquay
Mt. Norquay offers night skiing from 5pm to 10pm on Wednesday and Friday nights during the winter (January – March). Free with a valid Ski Banff-Lake Louise-Sunshine tri-area lift pass.
Torchlight Dinner & Ski at The Lake Louise Ski Area
Experience the mountain after hours with mid-mountain après and entertainment followed by first tracks down a freshly groomed run with Lake Louise’s professional escorts. Head to the Sitzmark Lounge where dinner and entertainment awaits you. An optional bus service back to your Lake Louise or Banff hotel is available. Contact the Banff Ski Hub for more details.
Banff Alpine Lights at Sulphur Mountain
Offers guests Canadian cuisine, live entertainment and local music with a scenic evening light display – all from the top of Sulphur Mountain.
Cross Country Skiing
An abundance of trails are easily accessible in Banff and Lake Louise. Suited for any level of cross country ski enthusiast, try a quick half hour or full day. Guided and interpretive tours are available.
Climb, crawl and squeeze through the infamous Rat’s Nest Cave with twisted passageways etched and sculptured by water, to large underground chambers and a pool grotto.
Enjoy the scenery of the beautiful Canadian Rockies in true fashion. Sit back and relax, or take a turn driving your own team of dogs.
Guided Heritage Programs
Take in an informative tour with one of our local guides and learn about Canadian wildlife, heritage and cultural perspectives of Banff National Park.
Horse Drawn Sleigh Ride
Enjoy a traditional horse drawn sleigh ride in Banff or Lake Louise, a perfect way to end your day in the Rocky Mountains.
Try your luck at a favourite Canadian pastime on a winter ice fishing adventure.
Several ice rinks are open to the public in Banff and Lake Louise, including Fairmont Banff Springs and Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. Skate rentals are available at various locations.
Explore frozen waterfalls and canyons with an interpretive guide offering historical insights and local knowledge. Reflect on your experience with a hot chocolate afterwards.
Lux Cinema Movie Theatre
Escape from the winter and enjoy a relaxing afternoon or evening at the movies. New showings are available daily as well as weekend matinees.
A number of museums are located in Banff-Lake Louise including the Canadian Ski Museum, which offers educational exhibits on the preservation of ski heritage in Canada. Others worth visiting include Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, Buffalo Nations Museum and Banff Park Museum National Historic Site.
Sulphur Mountain Hot Springs
Bathe in the ‘sacred waters of the mountains’ – take a soak in the natural hot springs.
Sulphur Mountain Sightseeing Gondola
Discover an unparalleled 360° view of some of the world’s most incredible scenery from the top of Sulphur Mountain.
For the finest cuisine from cultures across the world, Banff-Lake Louise caters to all tastes and budgets with more than 100 bistros, pubs and restaurants igniting your senses. Wherever you chose, you’ll enjoy fine dining and a great atmosphere, framed with stunning mountain backdrops for the ultimate and unique après ski experience. Here’s a selection of our favourites:
137 Banff Avenue
208 Bear Street
219 Banff Avenue
120 Banff Avenue
207 Wolf Street
119 Banff Avenue
461 Banff Avenue
Downtown: 117 Banff Avenue
Caribou Lodge: 521 Banff Ave
337 Banff Ave
600 Banff Avenue
The Fairmont Banff Springs
405 Spray Avenue
The Fairmont Banff Springs
405 Spray Avenue