News Releases

#ProjectSnow – Banff National Park’s Winter Canvas

Banff, Alberta (March 10, 2015) – #ProjectSnow, a spectacularly beautiful, poignant video montage of ‘Snow Art’ in motion releases today. Presented by The Upthink Lab, the 2:22 narrative intimately captures the creative journey of internationally-acclaimed snow artist Simon Beck during his first artistic exploration of North America. #ProjectSnow tells the visual story of Beck’s magnificent imprints on the pristine, mountainous landscape of Banff National Park - his latest winter canvas. 

Beat the January Blues - Take a Well-Deserved ‘Snow Day’ in Banff National Park!

Banff, Alberta (January 5, 2015) – SnowDays is coming and visitors to Banff National Park are in for a real Rocky Mountain treat. The annual celebration of all things winter, now in its fourth year, features an entire month of mid-week and weekend events that combine history, culture and cutting edge winter action that can’t be found anywhere else. Fuelled by non-stop fun, SnowDays has something for everyone – from adrenaline-pumping activities to family friendly winter entertainment, and many of the events are free!

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Banff, Alberta (December 5, 2014) – It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The holiday season conjures up movie scenes of families gathered around the Christmas tree, burning log fires and snow lightly falling against a picture perfect mountain backdrop. But you don’t have to watch a movie to feel that kind of festive excitement - a trip to Banff National Park will have all the family experiencing that Christmas magic! Here are just a few ways to enjoy the season in the Rockies.

The Wait for Winter is Over!

Banff, Alberta (December 2, 2014) – December is here and it’s time to dust off those skis and snowboards powder hounds, because the wait is finally over! With up to 95cms of the white stuff having fallen in the last week, the three ski resorts of the Banff National Park are open and ready for the one of the longest seasons in North America. 

Banff National Park invites you to kick off winter at the 2014 Winterstart Festival

Banff, Alberta (November 28, 2014) - The infamous Banff Squirrel, the unlikely spokes-squirrel of Banff and Lake Louise Tourism, announced today that the Winterstart Festival kicks off this weekend and runs until December 21, 2014, marking the official start of winter at the World’s Finest National Park.

Bon Appétit Banff to Serve Up Delectable Feast of Dining Delights

Banff, Alberta (November 10, 2014) – ‘Tis the season to be gluttonous! Banff National Park is calling on all fanatic foodies, greedy gourmands and devotees of dining out, to give into temptation and devour a mouth-watering taste adventure this November.  Bon Appétit, Banff’s not-to-be-missed culinary event, returns from Thursday 13th to Sunday 23rd, whetting appetites with a scrumptious selection of specialty menus and limited-edition dining experiences.  

Moved by Mountains in Film and Fiction

Banff, Alberta - The 39th annual Banff Mountain Film & Book Festival comes to Banff National Park for nine epic days of mountain appreciation through the arts, hosted by The Banff Centre.  

Sherpas Cinema to Release its Latest Film Production - Starring Ski Legends of Banff National Park

Banff, Alberta (September 15, 2014) – Acclaimed cinema production house Sherpas Cinema, recognized for award-winning ski reels ‘Into the Mind’ and ‘All.I.Can’, has created four dramatic short films capturing the deep spirit of skiing straight from the heart of the Canadian Rockies.  The series, entitled ‘Sculpted in Time’ reveals a new dimension to the significance of ski culture in Banff and Lake Louise - depicted in spectacular high-definition footage.  Launching today, the trailer for the series can be viewed online at, with each of the four films set to relese in sequence weekly from September 29.

Third Annual GranFondo Cycling event takes place in Banff, Alberta - Saturday August 23, 2014

Banff, Alberta (August 14, 2014) - GranFondo Canada has announced today that the RBC GranFondo Banff has reached its capacity of 1,500 registered participants. The cycling event has sold out every year since the inaugural event was held in 2012.

Ski Banff-Lake Louise-Sunshine Joins The Mountain Collective™ for 2014-15 Ski Season

Banff, Alberta (August 12, 2014) – The Mountain Collective™ has added the ski resorts of Banff National Park to its roster of iconic mountains for the 2014-15 winter season.  Ski Banff-Lake Louise-Sunshine joins AltaSnowbird, Aspen Snowmass, Jackson Hole, Mammoth Mountain, Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows and Whistler Blackcomb in this unprecedented collaboration of destinations.  

Banff Hosts Two-Day Outdoor Music Festival, ‘Performance in the Park’

Banff, Alberta (June 24, 2014) – Banff’s picturesque Cascade Gardens played host to the fifth ‘Performance in the Park’ this past weekend; the outdoor venue welcomed over 5000 spectators to take in live music including headliners Corb Lund, Sara Harmer and Elliott BROOD over two days, June 20 – 21. 

Mount Norquay Brings a "Via Ferrata" Climbing Experience to Banff National Park

Banff, Alberta (June 19, 2014) - This June, Mount Norquay ski area is opening up summer experiences to visitors for the first time in 23 years, offering legendary views from the North American Chair and new Sightseeing Pathway, as well as introducing a brand new visitor experience to Banff National Park - the highly-anticipated "Via Ferrata".

Banff National Park Gets Back on the Saddle for an Exhilarating Summer of Cycling

Banff, Alberta (June 12, 2014) – In the Summertime, Banff National Park becomes the ultimate playground for hitting the pedals – cyclists of all levels can take their two-wheels to the road and experience some of the most stunning stretches of scenic highway in North America or, find the ride of their life on numerous backcountry trails.

Ski’s Out for Summer but Mountain-Top Adventures Continue in Banff & Lake Louise

Banff, Alberta (May 30, 2014) – Banff National Park, a renowned powder paradise for skiers and riders, may have just wrapped up its seven-month snow season – one of the longest in North America - but its three first-class ski resorts aren’t stopping the adrenalin there, inviting adventure-seekers, sightseeing-enthusiasts and even foodie-fanatics for a good dose of high-altitude experiences this Summer.

The Banff Rocky Mountain Wine & Food Festival Returns

Banff, AB (May 28, 2014) – The seventh annual Banff Rocky Mountain Wine & Food Festival returns to the majestic Fairmont Banff Springs on May 30 and 31, 2014. Once again, thousands will gather during the Festival weekend in Banff National Park to celebrate sensational cuisine and beverages.

Newly-released by National Geographic, ‘The Dog Lover’s Guide to Travel’ Features Banff and Lake Louise

Four-legged family members have always been man’s best friend, but now they can be his best travel companion too with the ultimate travel guide for dog-lovers, recently-released by National Geographic.  Outdoor-loving canine keepers will be happy to see that Banff National Park, Canada’s first National Park and UNESCO World Heritage Site, has been recognized by ‘The Dog Lover’s Guide to Travel’ as one of 75 top destinations for wagging-tail-worthy travels.

The 2014 Banff Summer Arts Festival Takes Centre Stage, June 14 – August 23

This summer, from June 14 – August 23, The Banff Summer Arts Festival (BSAF) showcases some of the finest talent in Canadian and International arts. 

Inner Artist meets Great Outdoors this April

Banff National Park, Alberta (March 20, 2014) –  As the days grow longer and wildlife awaken from their winter slumber, Banff National Park is bursting into the season of renewal with the third-annual springstART festival April 4 – 20, 2014.

Banff National Park’s Performance in the Park Multiplies the Music with Two-Day Gig

This year’s Performance in the Park is scheduled for June 20 and 21 and will  feature Canadian artists Corb Lund, Elliott BROOD, Sarah Harmer, Whitehorse and Jeremy Fisher.

Banff Lake Louise Tourism is Stealing Skiers and Snowboarders

Banff National Park (January 21, 2014) – “Be prepared to change your plans”. That’s the warning from the folks in Banff and Lake Louise for skiers and snowboarders on slopes across North America.

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