Discover the Winter Wonderlands of Banff & Lake Louise
Set amongst the Canadian Rockies, Banff & Lake Louise
has the all the makings of a fairytale and once the snow piles high on the trees and the lakes freeze over, it becomes a winter wonderland that dreams are made of. This region has a plethora of magical moments of pure joy, wonder and discovery that is bound to capture your imagination.
Read on for a few ways on how you can make the best of this magical region during the winter season.
Embrace the traditional White Christmas
Escape the normal Summer Christmas and embrace a traditional White Christmas with your family in Banff & Lake Louise. Ignite your festive spirit by exploring towns speckled with Christmas lights, discovering pristine wilderness on a sleigh ride or simply taking a spot by the fire.
From live snow sculpting to skate parties, SnowDays is a free festival held from 15-26 January 2020 that brings Banff to life. SnowDays features a number of winter wonderland events including Ice Magic
on Lake Louise where the world’s best ice carvers create mythical designs on ice for guests to enjoy, plus the Tribute to Craft Spirits festival, where you can embrace your inner foodie and sample local culinary delights and craft spirits bound to warm you up.
Grab your iceskates
With a large number of indoor and outdoor skating rinks, Banff & Lake Louise is a great place to scrub up on your ice skating. For a unique experience, Lake Louise is set up for skaters during the winter, so you can discover for yourself why CNN Travel named it as one of the “10 most beautiful ice skating rinks in the world.”
Go on an adventure
Once it’s been dusted with snow, Banff National Park is transformed into a winter wonderland. Embrace your inner adventurer and explore this awe-inspiring mountain wilderness by enjoying ice walks in frozen canyons, snowshoeing, dogsledding, horse sleigh rides, hot springs, ice fishing, skiing, snowboarding, tubing and much more.
Combine it with the Northern Lights
Looking to get the full winter wonderland experience? After discovering the Canadian Rockies, venture up to Yellowknife in the Northwest Territories to view this natural spectacle to top off your list of a perfect Canadian winter adventure.
Need more inspiration to discover Banff & Lake Louise in Winter? Check out our suggested itineraries here
, or our Winter tailor-made collection
to discover some other ways to explore this region. Alternatively, enquire now
, call (AU) 1300 295 049 or (NZ) 0800 238 368 or see your travel agent to custom make your own tailor-made itinerary.
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