Travel to Canada - What to Expect


Events are back in Banff & Lake Louise! Event details may change, check with the event organizer for updates on event postponement and cancellations.

Art in Nature Trail

Whyte Museum 111 Bear Street, Banff, Alberta, Canada

Between July 1 - September 30, 2023, wander along the Bow River Trail and take in the elegance and charm of 65+ different pieces of art as you explore the Art in Nature Trail. The Art in Nature Trail Details: When: July 1 - September 30, 2023 Starting point: The Whyte Museum Cost: Free The […]

Ikon Stoke Event: Calgary

Craft Beer Market 345 10th Ave, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Get STOKED for winter! Join fellow Ikon Pass holders and ski enthusiasts for free appetizers and drinks at Craft Beer Market (Downtown). Stop by to experience a one-of-a-kind Virtual Reality Heli-Skiing Experience by CMH, win trips, and score swag. You will have the opportunity to chat with some of your favorite destinations and take home […]


Banff Pride 2023

Banff Banff, Alberta, Canada

This year, celebrate 10 years of Banff Pride between October 6 - 15, 2023. With 10 action-packed days of drag shows, live music, and lots of outdoor fun. Welcoming both locals and visitors, celebrate diversity amongst the mountain scenery. You won't want to miss this event! What's happening in 2023? Flag Raising and Pride March […]

Akunumusǂitis Studio Crawl and Exhibition Tour

Walter Phillips Gallery & Glyde Hall Studios 107 Tunnel Mountain Dr, Banff, Alberta, Canada

Join this event for a Studio Crawl for the Indigenous Arts residency program, Akunumusǂitis and attend a tour of the current exhibition at Walter Phillips Gallery, In the Present Moment: Buddhism, Contemporary Art, and Social Practice, guest curated by Haema Sivanesan.

Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity 107 Tunnel Mountain Drive, Banff, Alberta, Canada

The 48th annual Festival features a stellar lineup of over 60 live events in Banff including adventurers, authors, and filmmakers sharing their stories; approximately 85 epic films on the big screen from around the world

Mt Norquay Opening Day (TBC)

Mt Norquay Mt Norquay Road, Canada

Tentative opening day for Mt Norquay 21/22 winter ski season – subject to change based on conditions.

Lake Louise Opening Day (TBC)

Lake Louise Ski Resort 1 Whitehorn Rd, Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada

Tentative opening day for the Lake Louise Ski Resort 23/24 winter ski season - subject to change based on conditions.

Banff Sunshine Opening Day (TBC)

Banff Sunshine 1 Sunshine access Rd, Banff, Alberta, Canada

Tentative opening day for the Banff Sunshine Village 23/24 winter ski season – subject to change based on conditions.

Hot Chocolate Trail

What could be better than a hot chocolate on a winter night? Banff and Lake Louise’s Hot Chocolate Trail is a treasure map of restaurants each offering a limited-time, holiday-themed hot chocolate.


Banff Christmas Market

Warner Stables 1 Sundance Road, Banff, Alberta, Canada

Look for a special gift for someone or find a keepsake for yourself while you shop booths of unique, artisanal gifts. Featuring goods inspired by Rocky Mountain culture, you’re bound to find one-of-a-kind treasures. Festive entertainment and culinary delights will put you in the mood for the holidays and jumpstart your Christmas season.

Nightrise at the Banff Gondola

Sulphur Mountain Gondola 100 Mountain Ave, Banff, Alberta, Canada

Experience the sounds, lighting, video projections, and other immersive elements that turn the familiar peaks into something new. Enjoy the sunset, dine atop the mountain and watch as the summit is transformed at Nightrise.


Banff Craft Beer Festival

Cave & Basin Historic Site 311 Cave Avenue, Banff, Alberta, Canada

The Banff Craft Beer Festival returns to the Cave & Basin National Historic Site for 2023.


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