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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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The World's Fastest Skiers Come to Lake Louise

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Nov 1, 2019

Experience the high-speed action of world-class alpine ski racing at the Lake Louise World Cup, Canada’s pr

4 Reasons To Visit Lake Louise Alpine World Cup

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Oct 14, 2019

World Cup festivities make for an unforgettable weekend in Lake Louise.

Things To Do In Banff and Lake Louise in January

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Oct 4, 2019

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

5 Ways to Find Silence in Banff National Park

Tera Swanson
Sep 30, 2019

Banff National Park is home to pristine landscapes and beauty that beckon to inspire, calm and reconnect

4 Reasons To Visit The Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival

Meghan J. Ward
Sep 26, 2019

Nine epic days of adventure in Banff National Park!

Explore Communal Dining In The Mountains

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Sep 23, 2019

Your guide to communal dining experiences in Banff and Lake Louise

Things to do in October in Banff and Lake Louise

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Sep 20, 2019

It's time for unique opportunities for nature lovers!

5 Hikes To Lakes in Banff National Park

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Sep 20, 2019

Experience the thrill of exploring a high-alpine lake in the mountains.

Local’s Favourite Christmas Traditions

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Sep 18, 2019

We interviewed five local families to find out their favourite Christmas traditions.

4 Ways to Have a Canadian Mountain Christmas

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Sep 18, 2019

The perfect way to take a step back and take in the moment.

Things To Do in Banff and Lake Louise in November

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Sep 16, 2019

The complete guide to must-visit events for November in Banff and Lake Louise.

The Perfect Family Christmas in Banff National Park

Tanya Koob
Sep 13, 2019

Family guide to spending Christmas in Banff and Lake Louise.

10 Great Winter Adventures For Families In Banff and Lake Louise

Jonny Bierman
Sep 10, 2019

Fun for the whole family in Banff National Park

Guide To Christmas Events in Banff and Lake Louise

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Sep 5, 2019

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

A Festive Weekend in Banff and Lake Louise

Meghan J. Ward
Sep 4, 2019

Here's your guide to kicking-off the holiday season!

5 Ways To Feel "Hygge" in Banff and Lake Louise

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Sep 1, 2019

There is no shortage of the Danish art of cozy in Banff National Park

Guide To Your Cozy Cabin Holiday in Banff National Park

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Sep 1, 2019

Your complete guide to a cozy cabin vacation.

5 Ways to Soothe the Soul in Lake Louise

Meghan J. Ward
Sep 1, 2019

Your guide to breaking free from the hustle at Canada's most iconic lake.

16 Delicious Events in Banff and Lake Louise This Fall

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Aug 31, 2019

A variety of menus, events, and specials to celebrate this fall!

5 Reasons To Visit The Banff Craft Beer Festival

Tera Swanson
Aug 29, 2019

“The World’s Most Beautiful Beer Festival” will be returning to Banff National Park again this Fall. 

Things To Do in Banff and Lake Louise in December

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Aug 29, 2019

A quick look at events in Banff and Lake Louise during the month of December.

7 Christmas Traditions To Discover in Banff and Lake Louise

Meghan J. Ward
Aug 29, 2019

Make memories in Banff National Park.

How To Spend Christmas Day in Banff and Lake Louise

Meghan J. Ward
Aug 29, 2019

Your guide to Christmas day in Banff National Park.

7 Places to Meet with Santa in the Mountains

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Aug 28, 2019

Even Santa himself wants to partake in this special Canadian Mountain Christmas.

8 Reasons To Try The Banff Marathon

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Aug 27, 2019

Here's why you'll want to consider lacing up for the Banff Marathon this year!

Backpacking Banff: A Fall Trip On The Skoki Loop

Devaan Ingraham
Aug 23, 2019

This golden wonderland is exactly why The Skoki Loop is one of the most beloved three-day backpacking trips.

Things To Do In Banff and Lake Louise in September

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Jul 30, 2019

Your guide to exploring Banff National Park in September!

Things To Do In Banff and Lake Louise in August

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Jul 17, 2019

Your guide to exploring Banff National Park in August!

7 Days in Banff National Park

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Jul 9, 2019

A seven-day summer itinerary for Banff National Park.

How To Spend 72 Hours in Banff National Park

Tera Swanson
Jun 25, 2019

A three-day summer itinerary for Banff National Park