Winterstart Festival, Banff and Lake Louise

Winter Festivals

First Festival
January 15, 2016 - January 24, 2016

Ice Magic Festival

Two weekends for twice the magic! This Banff National Park classic is more popular than ever. Experience Lake Louise at its...

First Festival
January 16, 2015 - January 18, 2015

All-Star Curling Skins Game

The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre in the town of Banff is the stunning new location of the Pinty's All-Star Curling Skins...

First Festival
January 30, 2015 - February 1, 2015

MEC Ice Climbing Festival

The Canadian Rockies becomes a mecca for ice climbers during a full weekend of activities celebrating the sport of ice climbing....

First Festival
February 5, 2016 - February 7, 2016

The Big Bear

Street party meets terrain park showdown at The Big Bear! Head down to Banff’s Bear Street to watch the pros stomp out...

First Festival
November 12, 2015 - December 12, 2015

Winterstart Festival

All of the holiday merriment, the shimmer of lights and the culinary delights of the season come together for a month-long...

First Festival
November 12, 2015 - November 22, 2015

Bon Appétit Banff

Sweet and savoury, fresh and flavourful, the culinary options in Banff will have your mouth watering before you can say,...

First Festival
November 20, 2015 - November 22, 2015

Banff Christmas Market

The Banff Christmas Market is a unique and relaxing Christmas shopping experience in a place where nature, beauty, culture,...

First Festival
Saturday, December 5, 2015

Santa Claus Parade of Lights & Festive Fun

Enjoy the thrills of the Santa Claus Parade of Lights & Festive Fun with a variety of events catered to the young and...

First Festival
January 15, 2016 - February 7, 2016


With heaps of snow and fun-filled activities, Banff National Park knows how to do winter best! Celebrate this exciting season...