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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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What to Expect in Banff and Lake Louise in August

Whitney Arnott
Apr 29, 2022

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

5 Reasons to See Skijoring in Banff

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Dec 23, 2021

Horses, skier's, tricks, and jumps are all a part of Skijoring during Banff SnowDays

How to Make the Most of Ice Magic

Tera Swanson
Dec 20, 2021

Due to changing circumstances, 2022 Ice Magic has been cancelled.

What to Expect in Banff and Lake Louise in January

Whitney Arnott
Dec 20, 2021

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

What to Expect in Banff and Lake Louise in February

Whitney Arnott
Dec 19, 2021

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

Winter Itinerary: 7 Days of Winter in Banff National Park

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Dec 17, 2021

Spend a week seeking out winter’s surprises in Banff National Park

Celebrate New Year's Eve in Banff and Lake Louise

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Dec 3, 2021

Celebrate the new year in Banff National Park with peak celebrations, views, and culinary delights

Follow Banff's 2021 Hot Chocolate Trail

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Nov 26, 2021

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

Things To Do in Banff and Lake Louise in December

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Nov 24, 2021

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

Winter Itinerary: 3 Days of Winter Romance in Banff and Lake Louise

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Nov 24, 2021

Reconnect with your romantic side in the winter wonderland found throughout the Canadian Rockies