News Releases

Banff National Park’s SnowDays Returns with a Flurry of Festivities January 10 – February 9

Banff National Park (January 6, 2014) – Banff National Park’s annual celebration of winter, SnowDays, returns to the legendary mountain playground January 10 – February 9 with its most robust schedule of activities, events and performances ever.

Town of Banff to Host Canadian Olympic Team Block Party

Banff National Park, Alberta (November 20, 2013) – The President of Canada’s Olympic Committee, Marcel Aubut, announced in Calgary today that the town of Banff has been chosen to host the send-off party for the nation’s Olympic athletes as part of the 2014 Celebration of Excellence.

Winter will be Wonderful in Banff and Lake Louise

Banff National Park, Alberta (October 17, 2013) – As the first dustings of snow crown the Rocky Mountain peaks, the communities of Banff and Lake Louise are promising a winter season of new and innovative programming knee-deep in powder, parties and performances.

Serena Ryder ‘Performance in the Park’ Rescheduled for Sept 21 in Banff

Banff National Park, Alberta (July 5, 2013) – Serena Ryder, Canadian songstress and four-time Juno Award-winning artist known for her powerful vocal range and this year’s runaway hit Stompa, has announced that she will  perform at Banff National Park’s rescheduled ‘Performance in the Park’ September 21. 

Banff Forecast: Hot July, Hot Summer Arts Festival

Banff National Park, Alberta (July 2, 2013) – Banff National Park welcomed visitors from across Canada and around the world this past Canada Day weekend with clear blue skies and temperatures soaring into the 30s. The weather lifted spirits, setting the stage for a sizzling month ahead for the arts scene as the Banff Summer Arts Festival kicks into high gear.

Banff National Park Salutes Spirit of Resilience This Canada Day

Banff National Park, Alberta (June 27, 2013) – There will be a full slate of festivities in the town of Banff and hamlet of Lake Louise to celebrate the Canada Day long weekend, providing a much needed respite from the recent flooding throughout southern Alberta.

Banff and Lake Louise weather the storm, ready to welcome our visitors

Banff National Park, Alberta (June 24, 2013) – Banff National Park, the Town of Banff and the hamlet of Lake Louise were fortunate to have escaped many of the direct impacts of last week’s storm. Spirits are up and Banff is OPEN for business.

Banff National Park Passes Now Available for Purchase Online

Banff National Park, Alberta (May 28, 2013) – Visitors to Canada’s iconic Banff National Park are now able to pay park entry fees and purchase annual passes to the famed Rocky Mountain park and UNESCO World Heritage Site online via Banff Lake Louise Tourism’s website.

U.K.’s Largest Ski Tour Operator Clients Confirm Banff is Best

Banff National Park, Alberta (May 2, 2013) – Crystal Ski & Snowboard, The United Kingdom’s largest ski tour operator, has released the results of their recent 2011/12 season customer survey, revealing that Banff National Park, home to Lake Louise Ski Resort, Sunshine Village Ski Resort and Mount Norquay, is truly the land of slope and glory for skiers and snowboarders. 

Banff and Lake Louise Welcome Spring with a Celebration of Arts, Culture and History

Banff National Park, Alberta (March 27, 2013) – Banff National Park is bursting into the season of renewal with the second-annual springstART festival April 5 – 21, 2013.

New Marathon Event Runs into Banff National Park

Banff National Park, Alberta – (March 26, 2013) – Iconic Banff National Park will be home to one of the world’s finest running experiences this summer as the inaugural Banff Marathon takes place June 23, 2013.

Banff’s Fourth-Annual ‘Performance in the Park’ Welcomes Canadian Artists June 22, 2013

Banff National Park, Alberta (February 27, 2013) – Serena Ryder, the soulful Canadian songstress and Juno Award-winning artist known for her powerful vocal range and hits like Stompaand Calling To Say, will headline Banff’s fourth annual Performance in the Park June 22, 2013.

Banff National Park To Star in Upcoming Episode of ABC’s The Bachelor

Banff National Park, Alberta (January 30, 2013) – The beautiful and majestic scenery of Banff National Park and its crown jewel, Lake Louise, will provide the setting for the upcoming 6th episode of the popular reality series The Bachelor when it airs on a special day and time, Tuesday, February 5, 2013 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET/PT) on ABC.

Banff’s “Take It To The Street” Ball Hockey Tournament Chosen as a Remote Location for CBC’s Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada

Banff National Park, Alberta (January 29, 2013) – Banff National Park’s grand SnowDays festival finale, the “Take It To The Street” ball hockey tournament will also take it to the airwaves in a big way on February 9, 2013. CBC Television has chosen the picturesque mountain town as one of the remote locations for their annual coverage of Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada.

Banff Lake Louise Tourism Launches Ultimate Ski and Snowboard App

Banff National Park, Alberta (January 16, 2013) – It’s no secret amongst snow seekers that the hallowed chutes and champagne powder of Banff National Park’s three ski resorts have witnessed some epic ski and snowboard performances. Until now, however, the tall tales and boastful claims of shredders everywhere have rarely escaped the confines of the local après watering hole. So you think you’re king of the hill? Now you can actually prove it.

‘SnowDays’ Festival Returns to Banff National Park

Banff National Park, Alberta (January 4, 2013) – Grab your skis, skates and scarves, SnowDays is back!

From January 12 to February 10, 2013, Banff National Park’s second-annual SnowDays festival will welcome visitors to celebrate winter with a fun-filled month of new activities, adventures and animation.

Mt. Norquay Opens for Skiing October 25 - First Resort to Open in Canada

Banff, Alberta, Canada (October 24, 2012) –  Banff National Park is on track for another record breaking ski season as Mt. Norquay marks its earliest opening in its 87 year history. Already boasting one of the longest ski seasons in North America and on the heels of last year’s 34 feet of snowfall in the park, Mt. Norquay is Canada’s first ski resort to open this year.

Canada’s Hiking Capital to Host $25,000 Banff National Park Big Mountain Challenge

Banff National Park, Alberta (June 11, 2012) – Imagine reaching some of the most iconic and breathtaking summits in Banff National Park, surrounded by glacier-clad peaks, deep forested valleys and turquoise alpine lakes. Three summits in seven days may be a tall order and a dream trip for most - yet this dream will become reality later this summer when a winner and companion will take on the challenge of earning up to $25,000 for their favourite charity.

The Rocky Mountain Wine & Food Festival Returns to Banff

It’s time to once again celebrate the world of epicurean and spirituous pleasures during a festive weekend in Banff National Park.
Recognized by TripAdvisor’s 2011 Traveler’s Choice Awards as one of Canada’s top 10 food and wine destinations, Banff will play host to the fifth-annual Rocky Mountain Wine & Food Festival May 4 – 5, 2012. 

Banff National Park Introduces ‘springstART’ Festival

Banff National Park is leaping into spring with a new festival, ‘springstART’, that will celebrate the coming season with an array of cultural and artistic events April 6 – 29, 2012.

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