While the Banff and Lake Louise area is known for its skiing, there are plenty of activities to keep you and your family busy over the Easter long weekend. Here are our top 4 picks for keeping your holiday weekend varied.
1. Tubing at Mount Norquay or Lake Louise Ski Resort is the perfect activity for the kids and for those with a playful ‘child-at-heart’ outlook on life. Requiring zero skill or muscle tone, tubing allows you all the thrills of zipping down the mountain with none of the effort of skiing. It’s a hair-raising ride that will have everyone in your clan giggling in delight. For hard proof, check out this video.
2. Icewalk Johnston Canyon. A steel walkway built into the canyon walls not only allows you views of the gorge below but eventually leads you to a series of frozen waterfalls. The irredescent blue-white cascades of ice are sure to wow kids and adults alike so bundle up and head out! If a guided experience is more your speed check out Discover Banff Tours.
3. Soak in the hot springs. If a relaxing dip in the hot springs seems like the perfect way to spend the afternoon, head up to the Parks Canada Banff Upper Hot Springs. This inviting open air pool is fed by thermal waters from the core of Sulphur Mountain so it will keep you warm while still allowing you to take in the scenery. With entrance fees only $6.30-$7.30, it’s a budget friendly option for those with a brewd in tow. If an indoor luxury experience is more your speed, leave the kids at home and head to Willow Stream Spa at the Fairmont Banff Springs where a series of plunge pools at various temperatures can be enjoyed with a chilled glass of cucumber water.
4. The Hunt for Easter Fun – 3 fun choices. There aren’t many universal truths in this world, but one that holds true no matter what: Kids love mascots. So here is a summary of Easter events at each of the three ski hills that come with a guaranteed Easter Bunny sighting.
Sunshine Village: Whether you are looking for a religious experience or just some fun for the kids, everyone in your clan can find an activity at Sunshine. The Easter Bunny will make an appearance on both April 4th and 5th and will help kids find stashes of eggs hidden all around the mountain. On April 5th, an Easter Church service is held at the top of Strawberry chair for skiers seeking a twist on a traditional experience. Otherwise, head to the Chimney Corner Lounge in the Sunshine Mountain Lodge for a delectable Easter Brunch to start off your day.
Mount Norquay: If the phrase ‘Free for all kids’ catches your attention, Mount Norquay is your perfect place on Easter weekend. Not only do kids up to age 5 eat free at their Easter Brunch, held at Kika’s Café, but an Easter Egg Hunt that starts at 10am on the Patio of the Cascade Lounge is bound to leave them with pockets packed with complimentary chocolate treasures! Just a keen eye and willingness to go egg-hunting is required.
Lake Louise Ski Resort: If a sighting of the Easter Bunny is what you are after, head to the Lake Louise Ski Resort as a basket toting Bunny will be on hill for three consecutive days, April 3rd to 5th. Bring your camera and get that classic pic of wide-eyed excitement when your kids get a chocolate from the Bunny himself.
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