Arts, events & entertainment

Discover the Mountain Mystique

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Banff and Lake Louise boast a rich history of artists, athletes, festivals, and special events dedicated to capturing the region’s natural wonders and cultural essence. For a glimpse into the area’s characters, culture, and history, 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.

Snowdays Festival

Snowdays Festival

Every January Banff and Lake Louise comes alive with the annual SnowDays celebration. Lake Louise turns into a glittering display of ice sculptures during Ice Magic. The streets of downtown Banff transform into larger-than-life winter galleries with giant snow sculptures to be found throughout. The thrill of skijoring can be felt by excited onlookers lining the streets of Banff Avenue and the sounds of laughter and joy can be heard echoing from the SnowDays Play Zone.

Ice Magic

Ice Magic

Ice Magic is a world-class ice carving event set in the spectacular surroundings of Lake Louise. Watch talented ice artists carve and marvel at the finished sculptures during this 12-day event. Plus, don't forget to sip an ice-cold cocktail at the Chateau Lake Louise's famous Ice Bar - carved from over 300 pounds of ice. 

Banff Park Museum

Banff Park Museum

Located in the heart of Banff’s downtown, the Banff Park Museum has more than 5000 vintage botanical and zoological specimens. Kids love The Xplorers Club booklet scavenger hunt to complete across Banff National Park, perfect for ages 6-11 years old. 

Banff Whyte Museum

Banff Whyte Museum

Visit the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies and explore the culture shaped by this mountain landscape. Discover a wide variety of public events, including artist talks, book launches, film screenings and live performances.

SkiBig3: Your Vacation Specialists

SkiBig3: Your Vacation Specialists

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

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