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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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Things to do in Banff and Lake Louise in September

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Aug 18, 2022

What to see, do, expect, and experience in Banff National Park in September

Things to do in Banff and Lake Louise in October

Whitney Arnott
Aug 17, 2022

What to see, do, expect, and experience in Banff National Park in October

Things to Do in Banff and Lake Louise in November 

Whitney Arnott
Aug 14, 2022

What to see, do, expect, and experience in Banff National Park in November

The Ultimate Guide to Resort Skiing and Snowboarding in Banff National Park for Beginners

Tera Swanson
Jun 29, 2022

Endless mountain ranges, featherlight snow, and a sense of off-the-grid wilderness make winter in Banff Nat

Discover More at Moraine Lake This Summer

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Jun 20, 2022

As one of our most popular summer destinations, learn how to make the most of your visit to Moraine Lake

Discover More at Lake Minnewanka This Summer

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Jun 10, 2022

With so much to see and do, learn how to make the most of your visit to iconic Lake Minnewanka

4 Horseback Adventures In Banff National Park

Whitney Arnott
May 31, 2022

Explore the untouched wilderness by horseback.

Discover More at Johnston Canyon This Summer

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
May 27, 2022

As one of our most popular summer destinations, learn how to make the most of your visit to Johnston Canyon

Discover More at Lake Louise This Summer

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
May 26, 2022

As one of our most popular summer destinations, learn how to make the most of your visit to iconic Lake Louise

Things to Do in Banff and Lake Louise in August

Whitney Arnott
Apr 29, 2022

What to see, do, expect, and experience in Banff National Park in August

What to Expect in Banff and Lake Louise in July

Whitney Arnott
Apr 13, 2022

Here’s what you can expect to see, do, and experience in Banff and Lake Louise in July

4 Ways to Experience Accessible Alpine in Banff National Park

Tera Swanson
Apr 13, 2022

You don't have to venture too far off the beaten path for a unique alpine experience in Banff National Park

7 Scenic Restaurants in Banff and Lake Louise

Jonny Bierman
Apr 10, 2022

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

Waterfall Walks Near Banff and Lake Louise

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Apr 8, 2022

We’ve gathered up a list of our favourite waterfall hikes to be found across Banff National Park

What to Expect in Banff and Lake Louise in June

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Mar 28, 2022

Here’s what you can expect to see, do, and experience in Banff and Lake Louise in June

What to Expect in Banff and Lake Louise in May

Whitney Arnott
Mar 18, 2022

Here’s what you can expect to see, do, and experience in Banff and Lake Louise in May

Your Guide to Experiencing the Aurora Borealis in Banff National Park

Tera Swanson
Mar 17, 2022

Viewing the northern lights in Canada’s first national park is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

A Guide to Spring Hiking in Banff National Park

Mel Baker
Mar 1, 2022

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

Your Guide to Fat Biking in Banff National Park

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Feb 15, 2022

With the rise in popularity of fat biking, exploring your favorite trails in winter has never been better!

What to Expect in Banff and Lake Louise in April

Whitney Arnott
Feb 15, 2022

Here’s what you can expect to see, do, and experience in Banff and Lake Louise in April

7 Romantic Holiday Packages in Banff and Lake Louise

Delaney Johnston
Feb 10, 2022

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

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

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Feb 5, 2022

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

What to Expect in Banff and Lake Louise in March

Whitney Arnott
Feb 2, 2022

Here’s what you can expect to see, do, and experience in Banff and Lake Louise in March

9 Places to Après in Banff and Lake Louise 

Jonny Bierman
Jan 30, 2022

The perfect pairing for an adventure is a cold beverage best enjoyed by a fire.

7 Winter Adventures To Try in Banff & Lake Louise

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Jan 20, 2022

Winter in Banff and Lake Louise is full of adventure! Here's a guide to favourite Canadian winter activities

72 hours for families in Banff and Lake Louise

Jonny Bierman
Jan 15, 2022

Everything you need to have the perfect family getaway in Banff and Lake Louise.

Summer Itineraries: 3 days of relaxation and bliss in Banff and Lake Louise

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Jan 10, 2022

Are you in need of an escape and some relaxation? This is the perfect three days in Banff National Park for you.

Gearing up for summer activities in Banff National Park

Meghan J. Ward
Jan 7, 2022

Discover where to rent bikes, cars, sports equipment, and gear for your adventures in Banff and Lake Louise.

6 Reasons To Visit Ice Magic Festival

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Jan 2, 2022

The beauty of Lake Louise in winter is undeniable. Don't miss Ice Magic - Jan. 18-28

Things To Do In Banff and Lake Louise in January

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Jan 1, 2022

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