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The Real Banff

Banff bridge
Noel Hendrikson

Real People, Real Stories, Real Banff

Real Banff is an inside look at the events and activities around the park, brought to you by Banff & Lake Louise Tourism. Our mission is to have a post on pretty much everything that is available for you to do in Banff, Lake Louise and beyond.

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Summer Itineraries: 4 Days of Love and Romance in Banff and Lake Louise

Delaney Johnston
Jun 10, 2021

Discover more of one another in Banff National Park. Here are fours days of loved up activities in Banff National Park

Summer Itineraries: A 3 Day Family Adventure in Banff National Park

Tera Swanson
Jun 8, 2021

Need a holiday with the family? Here is a three day getaway that the whole family can enjoy.

Summer Itineraries: 4 days to canoe, kayak, or SUP in Banff National Park

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
May 31, 2021

There is more to Banff National Park than the mountains. Here are four days of adventures for those who love the water.

Summer Itineraries: A Week of Hiking in Banff and Lake Louise

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
May 28, 2021

With so many trails to discover in Banff National Park, here's how we recommend you spend your week of hiking!

Things To Do In Banff and Lake Louise in June

Meghan J. Ward
May 27, 2021

Your guide to exploring Banff National Park in June!

Your Guide To Getting Around Banff National Park

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
May 25, 2021

Planning tips to make your trip easy!

Explore Banff National Park Car-free

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
May 11, 2021

Your complete guide to navigating the public transit services in Banff and Lake Louise.

Things To Do in Banff and Lake Louise in May

Meghan J. Ward
Apr 29, 2021

Your guide to exploring Banff National Park in May!

Exploring Banff and Lake Louise on Your Own Two Feet

Meghan J. Ward
Apr 20, 2021

Here are the best ways to take these destinations in stride!

Easy Sightseeing Walks and Hikes in Banff

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Apr 14, 2021

Warm up those legs and enjoy the sights around Banff. Explore Banff and check out these easy walks and hikes!

Banff and Lake Louise for Every Kind of Cyclist

Whitney Arnott
Apr 8, 2021

Cycle through the spectacular scenery of Banff National Park. Park the car, rent a bike, and hit the trails!

8 Locals' tips for kids playing in the snow

Mel Baker
Mar 30, 2021

We all know to avoid yellow snow, but here are some more tips for kids playing in the snow

7 Scenic Restaurants in Banff and Lake Louise

Jonny Bierman
Mar 25, 2021

Insider tips on the best restaurants with a view in Banff National Park.

A Guide to Spring Hiking in Banff National Park

Mel Baker
Mar 21, 2021

Grab your hiking boots, backpacks, and poles and get ready. Plan ahead and prepare for your spring hiking!

7 Ways you can get ready for a Banff National Park trip right now

Mel Baker
Mar 10, 2021

Thinking of a summer in the Canadian Rockies? Start planning now with these tips.

5 Snowy Activities You Can Still Enjoy in March

Jessica Morman
Feb 17, 2021

You can still play in the snow in March! Check out this list of family-friendly activities.

7 Romantic Holiday Packages in Banff and Lake Louise

Delaney Johnston
Feb 11, 2021

Plan your future trip with a choice of accommodation packages that invite you to escape with your loved one.

Things To Do In Banff and Lake Louise in February

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Jan 28, 2021

Embrace the great outdoors in Banff National Park this February.

SnowDays: Inspiration from the Natural World

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Jan 26, 2021

Sculpting Resilience: Inspiration from the Natural World

5 Cross-Country Ski Trails In Banff National Park

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Jan 26, 2021

Find yourself a piece of solitude in the woods.

Your Guide To Winter Hiking in Banff National Park

Meghan J. Ward
Jan 21, 2021

Don't let the snow slow down your hiking adventures!

Things To Do In Banff and Lake Louise in January

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Jan 15, 2021

A winter wonderland awaits you in Banff National Park this January.

Holiday Recipes of Banff and Lake Louise

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Dec 21, 2020

Local restaurants share their festive flavours so you can enjoy festive season in Banff from anywhere.

Virtual Artisan Christmas Market

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Dec 16, 2020

Browse for gifts from a range of stunning handmade goods.

Online Christmas Shopping in Banff National Park

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Dec 11, 2020

Bring a piece of Banff and Lake Louise into your home this Christmas.

10 Great Winter Adventures For Families In Banff and Lake Louise

Jonny Bierman
Nov 19, 2020

Fun for the whole family in Banff National Park

How To Spend Christmas Day in Banff and Lake Louise

Meghan J. Ward
Nov 13, 2020

Your guide to Christmas day in Banff National Park.

Finish Your Christmas Shopping in Banff and Lake Louise

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Nov 12, 2020

Find something perfect for everyone on your list.

7 Reasons to Try Snowshoeing in Banff and Lake Louise

Whitney Arnott
Nov 11, 2020

Have you tired snowshoeing? Here are 7 reasons why you must in Banff National Park

Guide To Christmas Events in Banff and Lake Louise

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Nov 10, 2020

All of the must-see events happening this holiday in Banff National Park.