Ongoing Activities

Geocaching "Banff's Best Kept Secrets"

Jan10-April10

Geocaching is often described as a "game of high-tech hide and seek". Discover some of Banff's best kept secrets that make Banff National Park a thrilling place to "rediscover" time and time again. Geocaching is fun for everyone from the true adventurists to families enthusiastic about a day of activities together.

Ice Climbing Wall

Jan11-Feb9

Come on down to Banff Ave Square every weekend during SnowDays and try out our 40ft ice climbing wall! Yamnuska Mountain Adventures will be on-site Saturdays from 12:00pm-7pm and Sundays from 12:00pm-5:00pm ready with experts and climbing gear to assist you on your journey up the wall. Cost per climb is $5 for ages 6-12 and $10 for ages 13+. The climbing wall will light up at night creating the perfect photo opportunity! Check the SnowDays full schedule for a list of mid-week programming as well as information on the MEC Ice Climbing Festival happening January 31-February 2.

Ice Playground: Banff

Jan11-Feb9

Kids will love the ice slide and interactive ice games.

Open daily, 9:00am - 5:00pm throughout SnowDays. Located in Central Park, Banff

Banff High School Skating Rink

Dec 13 onwards

Ice skating in downtown Banff? You bet!

Grab your skates and head to the outdoor skating rink located at the Banff Community High School. Skate rentals are available at various locations in Banff. Check the website for special programming. Fun for the entire family.

Banff Park Museum National Historic Site

Jan10-Feb9

Special Winter Opening Hours For SnowDays Only! Saturdays & Sundays from Noon-4pm.

Did you know that visiting the Banff Park Museum has been a traditional experience for generations of Park visitors? Affectionately known as the "University of the Hills", the Banff Park Museum is one of Canada's best examples of a Victorian-era natural history museum.

Located at 91 Banff Avenue.

Name the Trails Contest

Dec16-March31

Parks Canada and The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise are proud to announce the creation of two new snowshoe trails at Lake Louise. There's just one thing missing; their name! Go out and experience one or both of these easy snowshoe trails and get inspired. Submit your name suggestions and you could be the one to tag the trails and win fabulous prizes. Ask for a New Snowshoe Trails handout at the Lake Louise Visitor Centre and go explore! The trails in Banff National Park accommodate different levels of snowshoers from beginners to advance.

Visit www.parkscanada.gc.ca/banffnp-contest for details

Geocaching on Snowshoes

Dec6-March31

Ever tried combining snowshoeing and geocaching? Enter these coordinates into your GPS or smart phone GPS app to find the geocaches along the new snowshoe trails at Lake Louise and discover some hidden wonders.

N51.24.873 W116.13.051

N51.25.181 W116.13.260

N51.25.158 W116.13.038

Visit www.parkscanada.gc.ca/banffnp-contest for details.

Live Entertainment in the Rundle Lounge

Jan10-Feb8

Rundle Lounge presents Stan Jacobs. Enjoy 50's, 60's and 70's pop, blues, R&B, jazz standards, light rock, reggae, calypso and country with seasoned professional, guitarist & vocalist Stan Jacobs. Stan will be performing in the Rundle Lounge on Friday's & Saturday's from 5pm to 7pm and 9pm to 12am. The Rundle Lounge is located in the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, 405 Spray Ave.

Cape Dorset: New Generation

Jan11-Jan25

Come down to the Willock & Sax Gallery located at 210 Bear Street, Banff, for contemporary original drawings and sculpture by young artists living in Cape Dorset. Gallery open daily from 10am-6pm. Please go to http://www.willockandsaxgallery.com or phone 403-762-2214 for more details.