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The Real Banff

Noel Hendrickson

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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Getting to Banff is Easier Than You Think

Meghan J. Ward
Jun 12, 2018

Once that airplane hits the tarmac, you’re just a short drive away from it all: Banff & Lake Louise.

4 Horseback Adventures In Banff National Park

Whitney Arnott
May 31, 2018

Explore the untouched wilderness by horseback.

Grab & Go Restaurants In Banff and Lake Louise

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
May 17, 2018

Great options that will get you on the trail early!

Mountaintop Dining In Banff and Lake Louise

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
May 16, 2018

Explore the best of dining above the clouds!

Your Guide to Camping in Banff National Park

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
May 9, 2018

Banff National Park comes alive in the summer.

Banff Marathon: A Destination Guide

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
May 1, 2018

The perfect time to experience everything Banff National Park has to offer.

Banff Yoga Festival: A Destination Guide

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
May 1, 2018

You won’t find a more stunning setting to celebrate everything yoga.

6 Essential Stops On Your RV Road Trip

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Apr 30, 2018

See the best of Banff National Park!

8 Reasons To Try The Banff Marathon

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Apr 29, 2018

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

A Local's Guide To Summer In Banff National Park

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Apr 26, 2018

Tips and tricks for a great summer trip!

Rock Climbing For All Levels In Banff National Park

Meghan J. Ward
Apr 26, 2018

Here's your guide to hitting the crag!

Your Guide To The Performing Arts In Banff National Park

Whitney Arnott
Apr 26, 2018

Dance, theatre, talks, and musical stylings take the stage!

The Pubs Of Banff National Park

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Apr 25, 2018

6 places to raise a glass in Banff and Lake Louise

5 Amazing Birds of Banff National Park

Joel Hagen
Apr 23, 2018

Learn more with Master Interpretive Guide Joel Hagen

16 Unique Experiences in Banff and Lake Louise

Meghan J. Ward
Apr 19, 2018

Something for everyone in this mountain paradise.

5 Reasons To Visit During Shoulder Season

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Apr 19, 2018

Colours, deals and amazing events!

Journey Into Luxury With The Rocky Mountaineer

Jonny Bierman
Apr 16, 2018

With new routes through Banff & Lake Louise.

Your Guide To Getting Around Banff National Park

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Apr 13, 2018

Planning tips to make your trip easy!

13 Summer Attractions in Banff National Park

Jonny Bierman
Apr 13, 2018

Guide to opening dates and more!

How to be a responsible visitor in Banff National Park

Alyssa Friesen
Apr 13, 2018

It is our responsibility to treat the park with the care it deserves.

The Beginner's Guide to Heli-Hiking

Whitney Arnott
Apr 12, 2018

Experience adventure from a different perspective by heli-hiking in the Rockies.

Wildlife of Banff National Park

Alyssa Friesen
Apr 12, 2018

Big and small - this place is alive!

Cochon555 Banff: A Destination Guide

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Apr 11, 2018

Make the most of your Cochon555 weekend!

You Can Hike 365 Days A Year In Banff National Park

Jonny Bierman
Mar 29, 2018

Here's your guide to hiking Banff & Lake Louise

5 Reasons To Visit Cochon555 Banff

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Mar 15, 2018

5 Chefs. 5 Pigs. 5 Winemakers

6 Great Summer Events At Banff Centre

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Mar 13, 2018

Banff Centre's summer line-up is official and it's a blockbuster year.

7 Spring Events In Banff & Lake Louise

Jonny Bierman
Mar 2, 2018

Warm weather brings some of the best events of the year!

5 Cross-Country Ski Trails In Banff National Park

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Feb 28, 2018

Find yourself a piece of solitude in the woods.

Explore The Mt Norquay Via Ferrata

Jonny Bierman
Feb 28, 2018

An adventure that anyone capable of hiking can do!

Four Ways to Pamper Yourself in Banff and Lake Louise

Devon Murphy
Feb 27, 2018

Relax and reset. You deserve it.