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 […]

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; an expanded Festival Marketplace with more brands and the NEW Rab Stage with free presentations; happy hours with music; campfire conversations […]

Back to the Community Book Sale: Copies from the Collection

Whyte Museum 111 Bear Street, Banff, Alberta, Canada

In October, the Whyte Museum Archives and Special Collections Library will host an exciting special event offering duplicate copies of books, pamphlets, and postcards to the community. Over 1,100 duplicate books were carefully processed throughout the year from numerous donations. Some are copies of books from Catharine Robb Whyte, Ben Gadd and Jimmy Simpson's libraries, […]

Nightrise at the Banff Gondola

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

As the sun sets on Sulphur Mountain, Nightrise comes to life. The Banff Gondola is excited to welcome guests back to their after-dark multimedia experience, created by Moment Factory in partnership with the Stoney Nakoda Nation. Experience the sounds, lighting, video projections, and other immersive elements that turn the familiar peaks into something new. Enjoy […]

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 21/22 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 21/22 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. Stay tuned as we whip up 2023's delicious offerings.


Banff Christmas Market

Warner Stables 1 Sundance Road, Banff, Alberta, Canada

Held at Warner Stables, the Banff Christmas Market transforms the space into a charming festive market venue. Inspired by the old world and influenced by the new, it captures all the tradition, heritage, and romance of European Holiday Markets with a mountain twist. Look for a special gift for someone or find a keepsake for yourself while […]

In Search of Christmas Spirit

Cascade of Time Garden Cave Ave, Banff, alberta, Canada

Discover the wonder of Christmas in Banff National Park this holiday season with In Search of Christmas Spirit. Bundle up for a walk through the Cascade of Time Garden, where you’ll witness a live Christmas story told by the animals of Banff National Park. Tickets will be released October 23, 2023


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