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The Real Banff Blog / Published: Wed, 02/01/2017 - 14:09

5 excuses to visit Banff & Lake Louise in February

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1. The Big Bear - February 3rd & 4th 

The Big Bear is your chance to watch ski and snowboard pros up close as they stomp out their tricks at the unique location of the Banff Train Station. In between sessions there’ll be chances to win great prizes. There are also DJs and music, plenty of food and beverages to enjoy. The fun starts on Friday, February 3rd with the amateur competition and wraps up on Saturday, February 4th with The Big Bear Pro division. Visit our Big Bear page for a complete listing of events.

William Au

2. TSN All-Star Curling Skins Game - February 3rd - 5th 

Curlers, rejoice! The Pinty’s TSN All-Star Curling Skins game returns to the beautiful Fenlands Banff Recreation centre in Banff National Park. Watch as Canada’s finest curlers (including Jennifer Jones and Brad Jacobs) battle it out for over $100 000 in prize money. Visit Banff All-Star curling skins game for ticket info or check out this great article from TSN for a full analysis of the event. Hotel and ticket packages are available via the Rimrock Resort Hotel

3. Big Mountain Challenge - Februrary 24th & 25th 

Looking to get your heart pumping? Head up to The Lake Louise Ski Resort on Feb. 24th and 25th for the 14th annual K2 Big Mountain Challenge (B.M.C.). Watch high-level free riders test their mettle in the back bowls of The Lake Louise Ski Resort judged on line, control, fluidity, technique, and style. The event will run with qualifiers on Friday and finals on Saturday.

Check out the action from B.M.C. 2015. 

4. Photo moments with Amar - Feburary 11th at 7 p.m. 

Join local wildlife and nature photographer Amar Athwal as he explore some of his favourite moments in photos from the past year in Banff National Park. Here’s your chance to hear Amar speak about his work at the Cave and Basin National Historic Site and learn more about how he managed to capture the perfect shots. Visit the Cave and Basin to learn more or check out Amar’s work at www.banffmoments.com.

Amar Athwal

5. Lake Louise Pond Hockey Classic - February 23rd - 26th  

The only thing more Canadian than going for a skate on Lake Louise is picking up a stick and dropping the puck for a good ole’ hockey game. Celebrate Canada’s great game at the 8th Annual Lake Louise Pond Hockey Classic. Two tournaments are being offered this year - a mid-week or a weekend - so grab some colleagues and friends and show off your skills. 

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