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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. 

Events, Festivals and More

SnowDays Festival

The annual SnowDays celebration is a highlight of the winter season; a free 12-day long event centred around massive snow sculptures in downtown Banff and the Ice Magic Festival in Lake Louise. Jan 20 - 31, 2021

Ice Magic Festival

Set in the spectacular surroundings of Lake Louise, the Ice Magic Festival is a world-class ice carving event. Jan 20 - 31, 2021. Watch as talented ice artists from around the world combine gruelling physicality with precision artistry in the ice carving competition.

NHL Hockey Games

See the Flames play at the Saddledome Stadium in Calgary with transportation from Banff. Your trip wouldn’t be complete without the quintessentially Canadian experience of seeing an NHL ice hockey game.

Tribute Craft Spirits

TRIBUTE Craft Spirits Celebration brings together the best regional craft distilleries and showcases the vibrant local food scene. Enjoy 12 days of special cocktail menus, culminating in a two-day, outdoor event on Jan 24th & 25th, when Bear Street will host a range of enticing food and drink stations. Jan 15 - 26, 2020

Skijoring on Banff Ave

Skijoring comes to Banff Avenue on Sunday, January 19. Teams of athletes and horses from Skijor Canada will descend on the 200-block of Banff Avenue for a breath-taking exhibition of horse-riding, trick-riding, and ski stunts.

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.

FIS Alpine World Cup

The fastest ski racers in the world will descend on Lake Louise for the first downhill and super-G races of the World Cup season. Get tickets for a VIP experience. Nov 28 - Dec 6, 2020.

Banff Craft Beer Festival

Banff Beer Fest is widely considered the World’s Most Beautiful Beer Festival and will be taking place at the home of Canada’s First National Park, the Cave and Basin National Historic Site. Nov 26 - 28, 2020

Banff Mountain Film Festival

Don’t miss nine epic days filled with stories of remote journeys, ground-breaking expeditions, and cutting-edge adventures told through the eyes of adventurers, authors, photographers, and filmmakers from around the globe. Oct 31 - Nov 8, 2020

SnowDays Festival

The annual SnowDays celebration is a highlight of the winter season; a free 12-day long event centred around massive snow sculptures in downtown Banff and the Ice Magic Festival in Lake Louise. Jan 20 - 31, 2021

Ice Magic Festival

Set in the spectacular surroundings of Lake Louise, the Ice Magic Festival is a world-class ice carving event. Jan 20 - 31, 2021. Watch as talented ice artists from around the world combine gruelling physicality with precision artistry in the ice carving competition.

NHL Hockey Games

See the Flames play at the Saddledome Stadium in Calgary with transportation from Banff. Your trip wouldn’t be complete without the quintessentially Canadian experience of seeing an NHL ice hockey game.

Tribute Craft Spirits

TRIBUTE Craft Spirits Celebration brings together the best regional craft distilleries and showcases the vibrant local food scene. Enjoy 12 days of special cocktail menus, culminating in a two-day, outdoor event on Jan 24th & 25th, when Bear Street will host a range of enticing food and drink stations. Jan 15 - 26, 2020

Skijoring on Banff Ave

Skijoring comes to Banff Avenue on Sunday, January 19. Teams of athletes and horses from Skijor Canada will descend on the 200-block of Banff Avenue for a breath-taking exhibition of horse-riding, trick-riding, and ski stunts.

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.

FIS Alpine World Cup

The fastest ski racers in the world will descend on Lake Louise for the first downhill and super-G races of the World Cup season. Get tickets for a VIP experience. Nov 28 - Dec 6, 2020.

Banff Craft Beer Festival

Banff Beer Fest is widely considered the World’s Most Beautiful Beer Festival and will be taking place at the home of Canada’s First National Park, the Cave and Basin National Historic Site. Nov 26 - 28, 2020

Banff Mountain Film Festival

Don’t miss nine epic days filled with stories of remote journeys, ground-breaking expeditions, and cutting-edge adventures told through the eyes of adventurers, authors, photographers, and filmmakers from around the globe. Oct 31 - Nov 8, 2020

SnowDays Festival

The annual SnowDays celebration is a highlight of the winter season; a free 12-day long event centred around massive snow sculptures in downtown Banff and the Ice Magic Festival in Lake Louise. Jan 20 - 31, 2021

Ice Magic Festival

Set in the spectacular surroundings of Lake Louise, the Ice Magic Festival is a world-class ice carving event. Jan 20 - 31, 2021. Watch as talented ice artists from around the world combine gruelling physicality with precision artistry in the ice carving competition.

NHL Hockey Games

See the Flames play at the Saddledome Stadium in Calgary with transportation from Banff. Your trip wouldn’t be complete without the quintessentially Canadian experience of seeing an NHL ice hockey game.

Tribute Craft Spirits

TRIBUTE Craft Spirits Celebration brings together the best regional craft distilleries and showcases the vibrant local food scene. Enjoy 12 days of special cocktail menus, culminating in a two-day, outdoor event on Jan 24th & 25th, when Bear Street will host a range of enticing food and drink stations. Jan 15 - 26, 2020

Skijoring on Banff Ave

Skijoring comes to Banff Avenue on Sunday, January 19. Teams of athletes and horses from Skijor Canada will descend on the 200-block of Banff Avenue for a breath-taking exhibition of horse-riding, trick-riding, and ski stunts.

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.

FIS Alpine World Cup

The fastest ski racers in the world will descend on Lake Louise for the first downhill and super-G races of the World Cup season. Get tickets for a VIP experience. Nov 28 - Dec 6, 2020.

Banff Craft Beer Festival

Banff Beer Fest is widely considered the World’s Most Beautiful Beer Festival and will be taking place at the home of Canada’s First National Park, the Cave and Basin National Historic Site. Nov 26 - 28, 2020

Banff Mountain Film Festival

Don’t miss nine epic days filled with stories of remote journeys, ground-breaking expeditions, and cutting-edge adventures told through the eyes of adventurers, authors, photographers, and filmmakers from around the globe. Oct 31 - Nov 8, 2020

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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.

SkiBig3 Reservations Team, Banff National Park
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