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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 Bear Street Beat: Exploring one of Banff’s Most Vibrant Streets

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Jul 27, 2021

Dining, Shopping, Galleries and more can be found on the vibrant Bear Street.

7 great indoor adventures in Banff and Lake Louise

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Jul 23, 2021

The sun can't shine every day in Banff National Park, but don't let that slow you down!

Your Guide to New Banff Restaurants in 2021

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Jul 22, 2021

Check out this year's newest additions to the vibrant and dynamic culinary scene in Banff and Lake Louise

A Summer Trip for Everyone in Banff National Park

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Jul 14, 2021

With so much to do this summer in Banff and Lake Louise, planning is a breeze with these summer itineraries.

Pick Up and Picnic in Banff National Park

Delaney Johnston
Jul 13, 2021

This summer you're invited to order, pick up, and picnic as you combine iconic sights with delectable bites

Summer Itineraries: 4 Days of Chilling and Sightseeing around Banff National Park

Mel Baker
Jul 8, 2021

Want to spend time seeing the sights? Jump on a tour and hit the scenic roads of Banff National Park

What's Happening in Banff and Lake Louise this July

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Jul 8, 2021

Take advantage of events, transit offers, and new activities available this month in Banff and Lake Louise

Summer Itineraries: Bike Banff and Lake Louise in 5 Days

Whitney Arnott
Jul 6, 2021

Love to cycle? Visit Banff National Park and try the trails. Here are 5 days of biking in Banff National Park.

6 Banff Rooftop Patios Where You Should Chill This Summer

Emma Mulheran
Jul 5, 2021

Spend summer celebrating outdoors at these rooftop patios in Banff National Park

Summer Itineraries: 3 days of foodie heaven in Banff National Park

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Jun 29, 2021

A perfect pairing: mountain air and delectable fare

3 Days of Pet-Friendly Adventures in Banff National Park

Whitney Arnott
Jun 23, 2021

Explore three days of adventure that you can share with your furry best friend

Summer Itineraries: 4 days of discovery for wildlife lovers in Banff National Park

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Jun 22, 2021

Explore the region for four days and discover more of the wildlife in Banff National Park this summer.

Summer Itineraries: 3 days of relaxation and bliss in Banff and Lake Louise

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Jun 17, 2021

Are you in need of an escape and some relaxation? This is the perfect three days in Banff National Park for you.

Summer Itineraries: 5 Days of Adventurous Activities in Banff National Park

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Jun 15, 2021

5 days of adventure for the thrill seeker and curious explorer in Banff National Park

Summer Itineraries: 4 Days of Love and Romance in Banff and Lake Louise

Delaney Johnston
Jun 10, 2021

Discover more of one another in Banff National Park. Here are fours days of loved up activities in Banff National Park

Summer Itineraries: A 3 Day Family Adventure in Banff National Park

Tera Swanson
Jun 8, 2021

Need a holiday with the family? Here is a three day getaway that the whole family can enjoy.

Summer Itineraries: 4 days to canoe, kayak, or SUP in Banff National Park

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
May 31, 2021

There is more to Banff National Park than the mountains. Here are four days of adventures for those who love the water.

Summer Itineraries: A Week of Hiking in Banff and Lake Louise

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
May 28, 2021

With so many trails to discover in Banff National Park, here's how we recommend you spend your week of hiking!

Things To Do In Banff and Lake Louise in June

Meghan J. Ward
May 27, 2021

Your guide to exploring Banff National Park in June!

Your Guide To Getting Around Banff National Park

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
May 25, 2021

Planning tips to make your trip easy!

Explore Banff National Park Car-free

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
May 11, 2021

Your complete guide to navigating the public transit services in Banff and Lake Louise.

Things To Do in Banff and Lake Louise in May

Meghan J. Ward
Apr 29, 2021

Your guide to exploring Banff National Park in May!

Exploring Banff and Lake Louise on Your Own Two Feet

Meghan J. Ward
Apr 20, 2021

Here are the best ways to take these destinations in stride!

Easy Sightseeing Walks and Hikes in Banff

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Apr 14, 2021

Warm up those legs and enjoy the sights around Banff. Explore Banff and check out these easy walks and hikes!

Banff and Lake Louise for Every Kind of Cyclist

Whitney Arnott
Apr 8, 2021

Cycle through the spectacular scenery of Banff National Park. Park the car, rent a bike, and hit the trails!

8 Locals' tips for kids playing in the snow

Mel Baker
Mar 30, 2021

We all know to avoid yellow snow, but here are some more tips for kids playing in the snow

7 Scenic Restaurants in Banff and Lake Louise

Jonny Bierman
Mar 25, 2021

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

A Guide to Spring Hiking in Banff National Park

Mel Baker
Mar 21, 2021

Grab your hiking boots, backpacks, and poles and get ready. Plan ahead and prepare for your spring hiking!

7 Ways you can get ready for a Banff National Park trip right now

Mel Baker
Mar 10, 2021

Thinking of a summer in the Canadian Rockies? Start planning now with these tips.

5 Snowy Activities You Can Still Enjoy in March

Jessica Morman
Feb 17, 2021

You can still play in the snow in March! Check out this list of family-friendly activities.