News Releases

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.

"LIVE! with Kelly" Travels to Banff - Four Shows Will Air April 2 - 5

Banff, Alberta, Canada (March 5, 2012) Top-rated morning talk show “LIVE! with Kelly” is heading north to beautiful Banff, Alberta, Canada for four shows airing April 2-5, 2012.

New Cycling Event Announced for Banff National Park, Alberta

Banff, AB: GranFondo Canada, producers of epic participation cycling events, has announced the introduction of RBC GranFondo Banff which will take place later this year on Saturday, August 25th. Starting and finishing in the beautiful mountain town of Banff, the 142 km route will take cyclists into the heart of the Rockies to experience the awe-inspiring nature of Banff National Park and discover its tradition of mountain adventure.

Perfect Powder Piles Up in Banff National Park

With over a metre of new snow blanketing Banff National Park, all three of the park’s world-class ski resorts are experiencing truly exceptional conditions.Mount Norquay, Sunshine Village and Lake Louise ski resorts are all heralding the massive snowfall as the perfect start to a great spring ski season in Canada’s flagship national park.

Online Voting Opens for Canada’s Coolest School Trip

For the next three weeks Canadians from coast to coast will have the chance to turn a dream into reality for a group of students. Public voting for “Canada’s Coolest School Trip” opened today with organizers of the contest expecting to generate thousands of votes in the first 24 hours.

Banff National Park Celebrates Winter with New ‘SnowDays’ Festival

Banff National Park, Alberta (January 5, 2011) – We’re waxing our skis, sharpening our skates and polishing our pucks as Banff National Park’s month-long celebration of winter is set to begin with a flurry of activities during the first-annual ‘SnowDays’ festival.

First Annual ‘Bon Appétit Banff’ Celebrates Finest of Rocky Mountain Cuisine

Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada (November 15, 2011) – The town of Banff and hamlet of Lake Louise are celebrating the culinary triumphs of their local restaurants with a new ten-day festival that offers visitors and diners a chance to sample the destination’s finest foods at discounted prices.

TripAdvisor Rates Banff Amongst Canada’s Top Food & Wine Destinations

Banff residents have long known that they live in a gastronomical paradise, but that fact has now been confirmed by TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel website, with its announcement that Banff is amongst Canada’s top ten food & wine destinations.

Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra Returns to the Mountains

Banff, Alberta, Canada (September 13, 2011) – Fans of The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra’s Mozart on the Mountain performances can rejoice once again as the glorious sounds of classical music return to the Rocky Mountains on September 17 in Banff’s spectacular new, outdoor Shaw Amphitheatre.

Banff Celebrates Successful Winter Games Bid

Banff, Alberta, Canada (September 7, 2011) - The Town of Banff and Banff National Park are celebrating the awarding of Alberta’s 2014 Winter Games to the Bow Valley and inviting all Albertans to come to the iconic mountain park and UNESCO World Heritage Site to join in the excitement of the games.

Top Triathletes Set to Compete in Banff National Park

Banff National Park will once again play host to the Subaru Banff International Triathlon on September 10, 2011. Quickly becoming known to triathletes as one of the most scenically beautiful races in the world, this year’s event is expected to attract hundreds of participants from around the globe.

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