Winterstart Festival

November 12, 2015 - December 12, 2015
WinterStart Festival

Winter. Starts. Here.

All of the holiday jubilation, shimmer of lights and culinary delights of the season come together at the Winterstart Festival.  With unique one-of-a-kind weekend events and a robust weekday schedule of activities, there's no better place to get in the spirit than Banff National Park.

Spend an afternoon strolling the boutique-lined streets of downtown Banff until you find that cozy restaurant with the seasonal dish that you’ve been craving.  And when it’s time to leave the energy pulsing through the nightlife, you can curl up by the crackling fire at your mountain getaway.

The next day you can catch World Cup racing at the Lake Louise Ski Resort or hit the slopes yourself, followed up by some well earned après ski fun.  

Don't miss the holiday favourite event of the festival, the Santa Claus Parade of Lights & Festive Fun where Santa himself dazzles the young and young at heart.  And once it’s time to put the twinkle of the festival lights behind, you’ll not only be feeling more optimistic about winter, you’ll be contemplating what you can fit in on your next escape to the Park. 

Check back in September/October for a full schedule of events and programming, apres specials and special retail offers happening during Winterstart!  



*Event schedule subject to change without notice