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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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Gearing Up For Winter Activities in Banff National Park

Meghan J. Ward
Jan 16, 2018

Take some time to gear up with the right stuff.

How to Cook Drool-Worthy Meals While Camping

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Jan 16, 2018

Four recipes that are perfect for cooking around the campfire.

Your Guide to Dog Sledding in Banff and Lake Louise

Devon Murphy
Jan 15, 2018

Everything you need to take a dog sled tour in Banff and Lake Louise.

8 Memorable Places to Skate in Banff National Park

Meghan J. Ward
Jan 9, 2018

We've compiled a list of some of our favourite places to skate in Banff National Park

oTENTik camping in Banff National Park

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Jan 9, 2018

A perfect introduction for those looking to explore the wonders of Banff.

Banff National Park’s Best Ski Resort Bites

Tera Swanson
Jan 8, 2018

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

6 reasons to visit Banff SnowDays

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Jan 7, 2018

Downtown Banff comes alive with the new SnowDays festival.

10 Places to Après in Banff and Lake Louise 

Jonny Bierman
Jan 5, 2018

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

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

Jonny Bierman
Jan 5, 2018

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

Your 72-hour Romantic Mountain Getaway

Whiteny Arnott
Dec 13, 2017

The mountains are everything you expected and more.

Banff & Lake Louise Holiday Gift Guide

Jonny Bierman
Dec 12, 2017

Give the gift of winter adventure to your friends and family.

5 Ice Adventures in Banff and Lake Louise 

Jonny Bierman
Dec 5, 2017

There's no better place to enjoy the icy adventures than in Banff and Lake Louise.

6 Reasons To Visit Ice Magic Festival

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Nov 30, 2017

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

5 Excuses To Visit Banff and Lake Louise in January

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Nov 30, 2017

Discover an adventurer’s paradise of ice and snow.

Guide To Your Cozy Cabin Holiday in Banff National Park

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Nov 22, 2017

Your complete guide to a cozy cabin vacation.

7 Excuses To Visit Banff & Lake Louise in December

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Nov 16, 2017

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

4 Reasons To Visit Lake Louise Alpine World Cup

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Nov 14, 2017

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

Have The Perfect Family Christmas in Banff National Park

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Nov 14, 2017

Family guide to spending Christmas in Banff & Lake Louise.

Finish Your Christmas Shopping in Banff and Lake Louise

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Nov 8, 2017

Find something perfect for everyone on your list.

3 Reasons To Visit The Banff Craft Beer Festival

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Nov 5, 2017

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

The World's Fastest Skiers Come to Lake Louise

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Nov 1, 2017

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

Guide To Christmas Events in Banff and Lake Louise

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Nov 1, 2017

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

7 Excuses To Visit Banff In November

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Oct 29, 2017

The complete guide to 7 must-visit events for November in Banff and Lake Louise.

Discovering the Aurora Borealis above Banff National Park

Faye Baldock
Oct 24, 2017

Watching the northern lights above the skies of Banff National Park is a once in a lifetime experience

Backpacking Banff: A Fall Trip On The Skoki Loop

Devaan Ingraham
Oct 23, 2017

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

From Summit to City Street: The Banff-Calgary Experience

Meghan J. Ward
Oct 20, 2017

A 1 hour and 30 minute drive is all that separates these world-renowned destinations.

Four Ways to Plan a Transformational Trip in Calgary and Banff & Lake Louise

Meghan J. Ward
Oct 20, 2017

There’s no such thing as an ordinary trip to Calgary and Banff & Lake Louise.

Explore The Banff Christmas Market

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Oct 20, 2017

A weekend-long celebration featuring unique art, jewelry, and handcrafted gifts.

7 Great After-Dark Adventures in Banff and Lake Louise

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Oct 19, 2017

Just because the sun has set doesn’t mean your adventure needs to be over!

7 scenic restaurants in Banff and Lake Louise

Jonny Bierman
Oct 18, 2017

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