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Mouth-watering food and jaw dropping scenery – could get messy!

Banff, Alberta (November 5th, 2015) – The time of year is upon us when Banff National Park’s vibrant culinary scene welcomes foodies to experience its most delectable side! Complement your snowy experience with après craft beers or hot chocolates by a cozy fire; sip signature cocktails with locally distilled vodka or enjoy a glass of wine at 7,000 feet. Banff & Lake Louise have an exciting and noteworthy Rocky Mountain food and beverage scene waiting to be untapped.

It’s a WonderFall Time to Be in Lake Louise

Are you feeling as if the summer is slipping away far too quickly? Still not ticked off those must-do hikes, or had quite enough time recharging in the mountains?  Fear not – locals will tell you that Fall is a very special time to find yourself exploring in Banff National Park, particularly spending your days in Lake Louise as it glows in golden colours and the air is filled with that fresh, alpine scent of Fall.  To celebrate this distinctive window of time - where the larches transform some of Lake Louise’s favourite hiking trails into a spectacular orange, natural playground – Banff National Park has ‘WonderFall’ (September 5 – October 12).

Green Run: Banff Marathon Aims to be the Greenest Marathon in the World in 2015

June 21, 2015 brings the return of the Banff Marathon to Banff National Park. A series of races including full and half marathons, a 10k and a kids’ race, the event is already renowned for its breathtaking scenery and now aims to make its mark in another way, aiming to be the World’s Greenest Marathon in 2015.

‘Tour Divide’ Riders Return to the Rockies for 2015

The Tour Divide
June 12, 2015
Starting Point: Banff National Park, AB
Finishing Point: Antelope Wells, NM, USA
Distance: 2745miles / 4418km

75 Reasons for 75 Years of the Canadian Rockies’ Icefields Parkway

Banff, AB, (June 3, 2015) – This summer, the 232 km stretch of highway that passes through the very heart of the Canadian Rockies, linking the National Parks of Jasper and Banff, is marking a milestone - the world-famous Icefields Parkway (Highway 93) turns the grand age of 75. In celebration, everyone from Alberta residents to visitors from around the world are being invited to share their own personal memories and moments of time spent in and around the spectacular Icefields Parkway.

Pond Skimming World Cup coming to Banff National Park

Banff-Lake Louise, AB, May 20, 2015 - Mark your calendar, the first-ever Pond Skimming World Cup is coming to Banff National Park on May 23, 2016. In partnership with POWDER Magazine, Ski Banff-Lake Louise-Sunshine is excited to announce the 2016 Slush Cup held annually at Sunshine Village will also serve as the 1st Annual Pond Skimming World Cup.

Cowboys, Climbing, Whiskey and Star-Gazing!

Banff, Alberta (May 11, 2015) - The rich history and scenic drama of Banff National Park has been inspiring storytellers for generations. In 1885 when three Canadian Pacific Railway workers discovered natural hot springs near what is now the Town of Banff, one of Canada's great stories, the creation of the nation's first national park was born. Today, Banff National Park continues to provide limitless inspiration to modern story tellers and adventure seekers alike. In this destination of history and dramatic landscape, there’s always something new, with a whole host of highlights for 2015.

Joel Plaskett Emergency and K-OS to Make Music in the Mountains at 2015 ‘Performance in the Park’

Banff, Alberta (April 28, 2015) - Banff National Park is set to be where it’s at for music lovers June 19 & 20, 2015, with a stellar line up of artists at this year’s annual Performance in the Park, headlined by rock veterans Joel Plaskett Emergency and Canadian rapper  K-OS.

Alberta Residents Celebrate the Centennial Painting of the Bottom of Lake Louise

Lake Louise, Alberta - Yesterday, hundreds of Alberta residents gathered at Lake Louise in the Canadian Rockies for the once in a century painting of the bottom of the lake.

springstART, a celebration of music, art & culture in the mountains returns (April 10-26, 2015)

Banff, Alberta (March 30, 2015) – As the days get longer and springtime breathes new life into the mountain landscape, Banff National Park is preparing to leap into the new season with springstART, an annual festival that celebrates the vibrant cultural, historic and artistic scenes of Banff and Lake Louise.

#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.  

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