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Snow Sculptures

Snow sculpture competition and exhibition

An Outdoor Gallery of Winter Art

January 15 - 26, 2020 - FREE

A competition of mastery and an outdoor gallery of awesome size and grandeur transforms Bear Street in the heart of Banff. During the first days of the festival, talented sculptors contour enormous blocks of snow into works of art, competing for the number one spot and coveted People’s Choice Award. Come applaud their skill during the live event or admire the fantastic sculptures that preside over town during the remainder of SnowDays.

Make Your Vote Count

The Bear Street event site is home to the SnowDays Snow Sculpture Competition where teams will compete for first, second, and Peoples' Choice Award.

This year, six teams will work together to create their snow sculpture masterpieces and compete for first and second place as well as the People' Choice Awards.  Make sure you head to Bear Street to cast your vote on January 18 from - 6 p.m.  The Snow Sculpture Awards Ceremony and Celebration will be held on January 18 from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Snow Days
Devaan Ingraham

Sit Back, Relax, and Listen to Live Music

Embrace winter outdoors and get cozy with live music, fire pits, and marshmallows.

From January 16 - 26, not only can you enjoy viewing the Snow Sculpture Competition and Exhibition on Bear Street, but embrace and enjoy the winter atmosphere with cozy seating areas, fire pits, and marshmallows.  Just a step across the road, make sure you check out the live music in the Bison Courtyard on January 18 from 12 p.m - 6 p.m. and January 19 and 25 from 12 p.m - 4 p.m.

Winter Fire Pits, Banff National Park
William Au

Best Viewing Spots

Enjoy the Snow Sculpture Competition and Snow Sculpture Exhibition with the perfect mountain backdrop at these four locations.  

Bear Street

Bear Street is the home to the Snow Sculpture Competition from January 16 - 18, and the Snow Sculpture Exhibition from January 19 - 26.  Be sure to head to bear street for the Peoples' Choice Vote, the Awards Ceremony & Celebration, live music on weekends and also the cozy seating area with firepits and marshmallows. 

SnowDays in Banff
Dan Evans
Bear Street, Banff

SnowDays Play Zone - Banff High School

Along with all the other festivities at the SnowDays Play Zone, from January 15 -26, the Play Zone will be the home for three more sculptures.

SnowDays, Banff National Park, Devaan Ingraham
Devaan Ingraham

Mt. Norquay

From January 15 - 26, Mt. Norquay will be the home to a Sculpture as a part of the Snow Sculpture Exhibition.

SnowDays Banff Snow Sculpture
Dan Evans

Banff Sunshine Village

From January 15 - 26, Banff Sunshine Village will be the home to a Sculpture as a part of the Snow Sculpture Exhibition.

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