January 10, 2014 - February 9, 2014
January 10 - February 9, 2014
SNOW MUCH FUN!
With heaps of snow and fun-filled activities, Banff National Park knows how to do winter best! Celebrate this exciting season with the 3rd Annual SnowDays, a month-long festival jam-packed with mid-week events and weekend festivals that celebrate Banff’s historic love for winter.
SnowDays festivities are focused in three main central locations:
- The Downtown Skating Rink (300 block Banff Avenue)
- Banff Avenue Square (200 block Banff Avenue)
- Central Park (Banff Avenue and Buffalo Street)
Kicking off this year's SnowDays are three exciting new events you won't want to miss. Street party meets terrain park showdown at The Big Bear on January 10. Next, honour Canada’s Olympic hopefuls and wish them success in Sochi 2014 along side CBC’s George Stroumboulopoulos and the Juno Award-winning bands The Sheepdogs and The Arkells at the Canadian Olympic Block Team Party on January 11. Breathtaking backdrops will complement TSN’s annual Skins Game on January 11 & 12 as world-class curlers showcase their talent at The Travelers All-Star Curling Skins Game presented by Pinty’s.
Rounding out the first weekend are loads of exhilarating outdoor activities including the Slide & Ride, an ice playground and a 40ft ice climbing wall in downtown Banff!
The Ice Magic Festival, is two weekends of icy fun. The International Ice Carving Competition January 17 - 19 is celebrating 20 years! And January 25 & 26 is the Little Chippers Weekend which is jam packed with activities for the kids.
Discover the magic of climbing waterfall ice with MEC Ice Climbing Festival premiering this year in the heart of downtown Banff. January 31-February 2 will be a weekend dedicated to celebrating the sport of ice climbing.
Take It To The Street, wraps up SnowDays February 8 & 9 with a quintessentially Canadian game of 3 on 3 ball hockey in downtown Banff. Whether you’re watching from the sidelines or facing off at centre “street”, this tournament promises some bonding time with friends and family, complete with a healthy dose of rivalry!
Ongoing ActivitesGeocaching "Banff's Best Kept Secrets"Jan 10 - April 10 Ice Playground: BanffJan 11 - Feb 9 Ice Climbing WallJan 11 - Feb 9 Banff High School Skating RinkDec 13 onwards Banff Park Museum National Historic SiteJan 10 - Feb 9 Name the Trails ContestDec 16 - March 31 Geocaching on SnowshoesDec 6 - March 31 Live Entertainment in the Rundle LoungeJan 10 - Feb 8
Take advantage of the special offers available for the duration of SnowDays. January 12- February 10 unless otherwise specified.Holiday on Horseback Sleigh Rides Explore Rockies Cafe, Skate Rental & Hot Chocolate for only $8.00! Free Tea at the Ice Climbing Wall Wine Tasting at Authentically Local Wine Store
The American Bus Association has included SnowDays in their annual compendium of Top 100 Events & Festivals in North America for 2014.