8 Unique Experiences in Banff and Lake Louise


Cross the Street with an Ungulate

Wildlife sightings are so common in the town of Banff and Lake Louise, locals can be recognized as those who don’t stop, flinch or gape at deer or elk. The ungulates too seem to have adapted to mountain town life and use crosswalks and sidewalks pretty frequently; they are the path of least resistance after all.

Poutine Circle

Tempt your Taste Buds with Poutine

Poutine appears on every menu up North. It’s a dish of fries smothered in gravy and topped with squeaky cheese curds. It is fondly called a heart-attack-on-a-plate but this Canadian classic is comfort food at its best. Poutine can be found at all three ski resorts as well as many restaurants around town.


A Lap in Delirium Dive

Sunshine Village boast some of the gnarliest inbounds terrain available at a resort anywhere.  Delirium Dive requires a beacon, shovel and probe to access, but, if you have the skills, it’s the stuff of legends.

Delirium Dive
Skate The Lake Circle

Skate the Lake

Lake Louise has a groomed skating area cleared in front of the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.  Bring skates because it may well be the prettiest place on earth to get on the ice and a great way to make your Instagram followers jealous.


Back Side Bowls

Lake Louise Ski Resort is known for the epic vistas of glaciers, jagged peaks and pristine wildness stretching to the horizon, but if you are looking for your own stash of pow, head straight to the back bowls. You won’t be disappointed.

Back Bowls
Cliffhouse Bistro

Lunch at the Cliff House Bistro

Built to withstand a full blown avalanche back in the 1950s, the Cliff House Bistro is nestled nicely into the mountain side at Mt. Norquay. The result is a retro Bond-like overlook with arguably the best vistas of the town of Banff and great meals for a sit-down lunch at the resort.


Make it Rain with Colorful Cash

With the most favorable exchange rate in over a decade, converting your cash to the Canadian dollar will get you more of those colorful bills than ever before.  Your dollars will simply make more cents!

Colorful Cash

Apres in Style Caesar

In Canada, Caesars are a drink. This northern cousin of the Bloody Mary replaces the tomato juice with clamato (a clam and tomato juice – it is better than it sounds…). The result is less viscous and delicious!

To book your next ski vacation at Ski Banff-Lake Louise-Sunshine, check out our featured ski and stay vacation packages or call us at 1-844-754-2443.

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