News Releases

Banff National Park Bike Fest – Day 2 Results

June 18, 2011 (Banff, AB) – Stage 1, Day 2, at the Banff National Park Bike Fest slated the 81km Lake Louise Road Race along the scenic Bow Valley Parkway, home to one of Alberta's premiere bike races. Cool temperatures and a light rain prevailed, making for a somewhat cautious approach to race tactics. Adding to the caution were recent sightings of wolves and grizzlies along the popular route.

Banff Bike Fest

June 17, 2011 (Banff, AB) - With the threat of a storm brewing overhead, the fourth annual Banff Bike Festival got underway at 4pm on Thursday with the Cascade Plaza Prologue amidst the majestic Rocky Mountains in Banff National Park in Alberta. If the 1.5km scenic uphill time trial was any indication of things to come, riders and spectators were in for a treat.

Bike Fest Returns to Banff and Lake Louise

Banff National Park, Alberta (June 9, 2011) – Banff National Park is hosting the fourth annual Banff National Park Bike Fest, June 16 through 19. Road racers will tackle five exhilarating courses through some of the most beautiful scenic routes in the Canadian Rockies. Events include a Prologue, an Individual Time Trial around the Lake Minnewanka Loop, the Lake Louise Road Race along the Bow Valley Parkway, a Criterium through the streets of Banff, and the Tunnel Mountain Road Race.

The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra to mix mountains and music in Banff

The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra heads to Banff on September 17 for an afternoon of music in the mountains, set in the spectacular new outdoor performance venue, the Shaw Amphitheatre at The Banff Centre.

TripAdvisor Announces Top Canadian Destinations

The annual TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Best Destinations Awards have just been released for 2011 – and Banff National Park is rated # 1 amongst the Top 25 Destinations in Canada.

Banff National Park announces a Great Big outdoor concert

Following on 2010’s hugely successful open-air concert at Cascade Gardens in Banff National Park, Canadian folk-rock stars Great Big Sea will bring a music celebration to the Park on June 25. A family-oriented outdoor show filled with music and surrounded by spectacular scenery; tickets for Great Big Sea go on sale Tuesday, April 26 through the Banff Centre Box Office and Ticketmaster

Banff National Park Only Canadian Destination Featured in Historic Expedia Facebook Promotion

BANFF, ALBERTA, CANADA, April 6, 2011 –Banff Lake Louise Tourism today announced that a luxury vacation to Banff National Park for six lucky friends is among over a million dollars’ worth of travel prizes that, the world’s leading online travel agency, is awarding to Facebook friends. The Expedia® Friendtrips™ Game is the largest sweepstakes ever hosted on Facebook. The game began March 31 and will run for six weeks. At the game’s conclusion, a vacation to Banff and Lake Louise valued up to $60,000 will be awarded to a winning entrant and five friends.

More Beauty in Banff National Park, Alberta

Banff, Alberta, Canada Trailblazers, photographers and outdoor enthusiasts have been drawn to the natural beauty of Banff National Park for more than 125 years. Captured on film by millions of visitors, rarely has this beautiful landscape appeared as attractive as today within the highly coveted pages of the 2011 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.  

Sorcerers, Fairies and Dragons Make Lake Louise Magical

Banff, Alberta(January 18, 2011)-Every January for the past 17 years, the shores of Lake Louise host an impressive display of creativity and craftsmanship at the Ice Magic Festival. 12 professional ice carving teams from Canada, Armenia, the United States, The Netherlands, Japan, Russia and the United Kingdom will be converging this weekend at Lake Louise creating enchanting sculptures for this year’s theme of Magical Madness.

Cowbells and Sleigh Bells Ring in Banff National Park

Banff National Park, Alberta– One of Banff National Park’s most anticipated annual festivals, The WinterStart Festival, returns with two weekends of ski racing and a day to celebrate all that is Christmas in the Rockies.

Banff Lake Louise Events Bulletin-Issue Two, August 27 to September 11

As we continue to celebrate summer, Banff National Park’s 125th anniversary and the Summer Arts Festival at The Banff Centre we wanted to share with you some exciting events taking place over the next three weeks in Banff and Lake Louise.

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