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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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Wildlife of Banff National Park

Alyssa Friesen
Jan 20, 2020

Big and small - this place is alive!

10 Early Season Hikes in Banff National Park

Meghan J. Ward
Jan 18, 2020

Some hikes to get you out on the trail.

How to be a responsible visitor in Banff National Park

Alyssa Friesen
Jan 17, 2020

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

Things To Do In Banff and Lake Louise in February

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Jan 15, 2020

Embrace the great outdoors in Banff National Park this February.

Things To Do In Banff and Lake Louise in January

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Jan 10, 2020

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

6 reasons to visit SnowDays

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Jan 2, 2020

Banff National Park comes alive with the SnowDays festival.

5 ways to live your New Year's resolutions in Banff and Lake Louise

Jonny Bierman
Dec 20, 2019

Your guide to a better life in the mountains of Banff and Lake Louise.

12 Free Things To Do At SnowDays

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Dec 17, 2019

Embrace winter with these free outdoor events at SnowDays in January.

Where to Eat For Christmas in Banff and Lake Louise

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Nov 26, 2019

We’ve got you covered for a belt-loosening meal, without the cleanup!

Follow Banff's Hot Chocolate Trail

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Nov 26, 2019

Sipping on a steaming cup of hot chocolate is a must this Christmas season! 

Your Guide to Resort Skiing in Banff National Park

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Nov 21, 2019

Enjoy the best of fresh, dry powder in The Canadian Rockies!

7 reasons to ski Banff National Park in 2019

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Nov 20, 2019

Your guide to the skiing the protected slopes of Banff and Lake Louise.

Banff National Park’s Best Ski Resort Bites

Tera Swanson
Nov 19, 2019

Here are cozy options to help you refuel and get back out on the mountain.

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.

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.