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Where mountain culture meets magnificent wilderness

Three iconic ski resorts • Two authentic mountain towns • One fabled National Park

Banff National Park
Call of the wild

Banff National Park

Canada’s first National Park encompasses  6,641 square kilometres of unmatched mountain scenery nestled in the heart of the magnificent Canadian Rockies. Surrounded by snow-capped peaks, glistening glaciers and sweeping vistas, you’ll be seduced by the elemental allure of this extraordinary wilderness.

3 Mystical Mountain Resorts
Fairy dust & fall lines

3 Mystical Mountain Resorts

The big mountain resorts of Banff Sunshine, The Lake Louise Ski Resort, and Mt Norquay, accessible from the two towns of Banff and Lake Louise, are as good as it gets for skiers, snowboarders and outdoor aficionados.

From families looking for a memorable vacation, couples seeking true alpine romance, to thrill seekers ready to take the plunge into the wild, everyone who ventures north to Banff National Park departs feeling invigorated, inspired and simply awe-struck.

Town of Banff
Canada's original ski town

Town of Banff

This vibrant town of 9000 residents welcomes visitors from around the world.  While skiing has long been central to Banff’s winter appeal, many other popular outdoor winter activities and experiences can be enjoyed, from dog-sledding to snowshoeing. The Town of Banff is the central hub where most visitors choose to stay.

Banff’s more than 130 bars, restaurants, coffee shops and bakeries will satisfy every palate, its nightlife rocks till the wee hours. With ample shopping and events & entertainment, you'll always have something to do here. From fairytale castles to kitchenette condos, choose from more than 50 lodging options to fit any style and budget.

Village of Lake Louise
A photographer's dream

Village of Lake Louise

Set against the stunning backdrop of Victoria Glacier, Lake Louise is one of the most photographed sights in the Canadian Rockies.

Just a 40 minute drive west of Banff, this postcard pretty setting features a tiny village in the centre of the valley. Head up the road on the west side and you will find the famous lake itself. Venture up the road on the east side and you'll find the Lake Louise Ski Resort. Staying at nearby lodges in the village of Lake Louise, or the famous Chateau Lake Louise gives you easy access to horse-drawn sleigh rides, dog sledding, cross-country ski trails, snowshoeing and, of course,  The Lake Louise Ski Resort.

If you're looking for a quiet & quaint mountain escape, Lake Louise is the place you're looking for. 

A place to nourish your soul


Neighbouring the town of Canmore just east of the Banff National Park gates, you’ll find this charming mountain community with a homey, down-to-earth vibe, spectacular scenery, and a pace that’s unique from Banff and Lake Louise. You’ll rub shoulders with everyone from Olympic athletes to seasonal ski bums, to families who have lived here for generations.

If a winter ski vacation to the Canadian Rockies is on your bucket list, Canmore makes for a perfect home-base for your outdoor adventures.

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