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Discover your perfect winter vacation with our top picks of the best local experiences, activities and attractions in Banff and Lake Louise.

Many activities and experiences have been operationally impacted by Covid-19. Services and availability are subject to change.

If you need recommendations, have any questions or would like to book any of these exceptional activities, call our friendly Banff-based reservations team at 1-844-754-2443.

Experiences & Adventures

ON-MOUNTAIN EXPERIENCES

OUTDOOR ACTIVE ADVENTURES

TOURS & SOFT ADVENTURES

CULINARY EXPERIENCES

FITNESS & WELLNESS

ARTS, EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT

ON-MOUNTAIN EXPERIENCES

MUCH MORE THAN A DOWNHILL DREAM​

Legendary for its fantastic downhill skiing and boarding amid vast terrain, the three resorts of Banff Sunshine, Lake Louise and Mt Norquay offer an inspiring range of snowsport opportunities – from Guided Adventures, Lessons and Private Guiding to snowshoeing, tubing and sightseeing. There’s plenty to keep you entertained during your day on the slopes.

OUTDOOR ACTIVE ADVENTURES

AMP UP THE ADRENALIN

There are many ways to elevate a winter experience with some added adrenalin. Stoke up your adventure with some outdoor experiences that will leave you wanting more. Banff and Lake Louise offer an inspiring range of snowsport experiences – from backcountry touring to snowshoeing journeys into the heart of Canada’s most mesmerizing wilderness. 

TOURS & SOFT ADVENTURES

WINTER MAGIC IN BANFF NATIONAL PARK

Banff National Park turns into a magical playground each winter. The sparkling white peaks of the Canadian Rockies contrast starkly against our brilliant blue skies. From interpretive tours to dog sledding adventures, Banff and Lake Louise offer a wealth of winter experiences.

CULINARY EXPERIENCES

ADVENTURE IS ON THE MENU

The food scene in Banff and Lake Louise is vibrant and diverse. From modern restaurants in the downtown core to elegant dining rooms in grand hotels or apres patios and late night dance halls we have something for everyone. Explore a selection of stories from Banff and Lake Louise’s food scene, including locals’ recommendations, specialty events and must-do food experiences.

Some like first chair, others prefer last call; either way, Banff’s got you covered. Take in live music at the Banff Rose and Crown or Wild Bill’s Saloon, curl up at fireside lounges at the Saltlik, or sip locally brewed beers at the Banff Ave. Brew Pub. Once you’re ready for DJs and dancefloors, head to the Dancing Sasquatch, or Hoodoo Lounge to kick it up a notch.  Learn more about must-try breakfast spots, cozy comfort foodhole-in-the-wall eateries, and healthy dining options. We’ve got your tastes covered. 

FITNESS & WELLNESS

WELLNESS IS IN OUR NATURE

Just being in Banff National Park can bring balance to your life. Connecting to nature. Connecting to friends and family who share this experience with you. Connecting with your core. The mountain peaks, the quiet snowfall, the exhilaration of crisp fresh air. This is a place where you can rediscover your soul.

ARTS, EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT

DISCOVER THE MOUNTAIN MYSTIQUE

Banff National Park boasts a rich history of artists, athletes, festivals and special events dedicated to capturing the natural wonders and cultural essence of the region. For a glimpse into the characters, culture, and history of the area, drop by the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies. Visit the world-renowned Banff Centre for performances and exhibitions. Or experience one of the many festivals happening throughout the winter. 

SHOPPING

EVERYBODY’S FAVOURITE SPORT
Stroll historic Banff Avenue or nearby Bear Street in search of that perfect souvenir in one of countless gift shops, chocolate and candy stores. Seek out beautifully handcrafted jewelry and one-of-a-kind Native art. Gear up at locally-owned and international sporting goods stores in both Banff and Lake Louise. Even find the finest in mountain culture fashion at boutiques and leading apparel and department stores.

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