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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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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.

Your Gift Guide for Banff

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Nov 22, 2021

There is something special about C

Banff's Festive Markets

Delaney Johnston
Nov 10, 2021

Come get your holiday shopping done in the mountains at Banff's two Christmas markets.

Guide To Christmas Events in Banff and Lake Louise

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Nov 10, 2021

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

Winter Itinerary: 3 Days of Family Magic in Banff and Lake Louise

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Oct 28, 2021

Here in the Canadian Rockies, Christmas spirit meets mountain magic

5 Reasons to Visit Taste for Adventure 

Tera Swanson
Oct 25, 2021

From November 1st to 28th, Taste for Adventure is back at 19 participating restaurants in Banff National Park

What to Expect in Banff and Lake Louise in December

Whitney Arnott
Oct 25, 2021

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

Relax in the Outdoor Hot Tubs in Banff and Lake Louise

Delaney Johnston
Oct 20, 2021

Soak in the views of mountain vistas and snow-capped peaks from a picturesque outdoor hot tub in Banff

4 Reasons To Visit Lake Louise Alpine World Cup

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Oct 18, 2021

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

The World's Fastest Skiers Come to Lake Louise

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Oct 18, 2021

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

What to Expect in Banff and Lake Louise in November 

Whitney Arnott
Oct 14, 2021

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

Guide To Your Cozy Cabin Holiday in Banff National Park

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Oct 11, 2021

Your complete guide to a cozy cabin vacation.

7 great indoor adventures in Banff and Lake Louise

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Oct 7, 2021

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

Your Guide to Banff's Coffee Shops

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Sep 29, 2021

Pair iconic sights with indulgent sips as you explore Banff and Lake Louise with your coffee in hand

Warm-Up this Fall in Banff National Park

Whitney Arnott
Sep 27, 2021

After a day full of fresh alpine air, unwind and cozy up at these local restaurants.  

What to Expect in Banff and Lake Louise in October

Whitney Arnott
Sep 21, 2021

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

What's Happening in Banff and Lake Louise this October

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Sep 21, 2021

Your guide to the events and activities available this October in Banff and Lake Louise

Celebrate Pride in Banff

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Sep 21, 2021

Banff Pride is happening October 3 - 11, 2021

8 Larch Hikes in Banff National Park that are Local Favourites

Tera Swanson
Sep 14, 2021

Embrace autumn in Banff National Park with these beautiful hikes.

3 Ways to See Larches Without Hiking

Tera Swanson
Sep 7, 2021

Explore the many ways to enjoy the golden larches in all their glory this Fall in Banff National Park

What to Expect in Banff and Lake Louise in September

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Aug 30, 2021

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

6 Instagram-Worthy Sweet Shops in Banff National Park

Tera Swanson
Aug 24, 2021

Enjoy a sweet treat as you tantalize your taste buds and feast your eyes on the sights in Banff National Park

7 Ways Banff National Park Has Changed Since 2020

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Aug 19, 2021

Find up to date information to help visitors from near and far plan the ultimate trip to Banff National Park

Explore the Art in Nature Trail

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Aug 10, 2021

Wander through the stunning pieces of art on Banff's Art in Nature Trail along the Bow River Trail.

How to Keep Banff National Park Wild

Whitney Arnott
Aug 5, 2021

How to have a safe and enjoyable visit for both you and the wildlife in Banff National Park

Things To Do In Banff and Lake Louise in August

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Jul 30, 2021

Your guide to exploring Banff National Park in August!

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.

Your Guide to New Banff Restaurants in 2021

Delaney Johnston
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.