The mountains are ever-changing landscapes that transform from season to season – as the snow melts and the weather gets warmer, spring arrives in Banff and Lake Louise. Animals wake, flowers bloom, and events throughout the destination come alive. Banff and Lake Louise are home to many great events that rejuvenate the soul, indulge taste buds, test endurance, and bring families together. Looking for things to do in Banff and Lake Louise this spring? Here’s our top picks for spring events:
April 28, 2018
With their first-ever stop in Canada, Cochon555 comes to Banff National Park and the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel. This new and unique event combines responsible agriculture, local family farming, culinary arts and hospitality, regional and national chefs, suppliers and producers, sommeliers, bartenders, restaurateurs, and global travellers. The live, unique, and experiential event will bring together five competing chefs, five heritage pigs, five winemakers, 20 judges, five bartenders, five sommeliers, and Banff’s best restaurants to create unforgettable culinary moments. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 9.
Chef's Table Dine & Stay at Buffalo Mountain Lodge
April 13, 2018
This exclusive event at Buffalo Mountain Lodge offers an intimate dinner with Chef Kelly Strut and a night stay at the hotel. The meal features three courses and an amuse-bouche that is complemented by three wine pairings presented by Wine Director Brad Royale. Only 20 tickets are available for the event, so book early and save 40 percent off of your room.
Mira Costa HS Chamber Orchestra
April 3, 2018
This GRAMMY award-winning school is delighted to bring their beautiful sounds to the Rocky Mountains in 2018 with a stop at the Fairmont Banff Springs. This upper-class string chamber group of 17 players will bring you an evening of wonderful classical music. All proceeds from the ticket sales will go towards the Banff Community Foundation, so get your tickets today.
Banff Yoga Festival
June 1 - 3, 2018
Outdoor meditation, yoga, and spiritual activities once again meet at the Banff Yoga Festival. Banff offers an unforgettable backdrop to this unique festival while practicing in places like the Norquay Green Spot, Tunnel Mountain, and along the Bow River. Indoor practices happen at the naturally lit Fenlands Arena with views of neighboring mountains all around. The Banff Yoga Festival is a transformational event that is not to be missed this spring.
The Banff Marathon
June 17, 2018
Located in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, runners are given an unforgettable experience as they compete in the Banff Marathon with 10K and half-marathon distances. Starting in Banff, participants are greeted with a route that flows through incredible nature, wildlife, and historical points throughout the run.
Banff Centre Summer Programming
With its outdoor stage overlooking the Bow Valley, numerous theatres, events, and new programming, the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity illuminates the valley with many events throughout the season. With more programming than ever before, the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity has events every week to provide entertainment that compliment an active stay.
BONUS: Concerts at the ski resorts
March, April & May 2018
Warm spring skiing lasts until late May in Banff and Lake Louise, with most snow falling during these warmer months. Deep spring skiing is joined by outdoor concerts that have skiers and riders entertained in the warm spring weather. Music, skiing, scenery, and sun – what more could a skier or rider ask for?
For a complete list of events, check out each resort's event calendar: