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 are our top picks for spring events:
Nature's Light Show
January 24 - April 4, 2020
Enjoy illuminated mountain peaks and rose-coloured skies surrounding snow-capped mountains at the Alpenglow Festival at the Banff Gondola from January 24 – April 4 (Fridays and Saturdays only). Warm up around the fire pit, toast some s’mores and sip on delicious cocktails at this unmissable event. Make sure to experience dinner at the Sky Bistro, and make time for stargazing whilst you are at the summit.
Chef's Table Dine & Stay at Buffalo Mountain Lodge
March 6, 2020
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 on your room rate.
Banff Yoga Festival
May 29 -31, 2020
Outdoor meditation, yoga, and spiritual activities mingle once again at the Banff Yoga Festival. Banff offers an unforgettable backdrop to this unique festival, with practice hosted in places like the Norquay Green Spot, Tunnel Mountain, and along the banks of the Bow River. Indoor practices happen at the naturally-lit Fenlands Arena with views of neighbouring mountains all around. The Banff Yoga Festival is a transformational event that is not to be missed this spring.
Banff Iniskim Cross Cultural Powow
June 13, 2020
The 5th annual Banff Iniskim Cross-Cultural Powwow is a cross-cultural gathering of indigenous nations and the Banff community. Come, watch, and participate in a lively, unique, and uplifting celebration of culture through traditional song and dance. Enjoy this authentic, indigenous experience as different nations compete for prizes in a series of singing and dancing competitions in beautiful, traditional regalia, all performed live in front of a panel of judges.
June 21, 2020
Located in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, runners are given an unforgettable experience as they compete in the Banff Marathon with ten kilometre 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.
Concerts at the ski resorts
March, April & May 2020
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: