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The Real Banff / Published: Fri, 12/03/2021 - 15:25

Celebrate New Year's Eve in Banff and Lake Louise

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Come celebrate New Year's Eve in Banff and Lake Louise! Whether you're searching for family-friendly festivities that wrap up in time for bedtime, or a late-night celebration that takes you straight into the new year, we have options to cater to every celebration as we close out 2021 in the Canadian Rockies.

This information is subject to change. Please check with businesses directly to confirm details.

Nighttime Light Spectacle

Add a little light show magic to your New Year's traditions with Norquay's Torchlight Parade! A select number of brave Norquay instructors and staff will take on the North American run from the Big Chair with torches in hand for a light spectacle you don't want to miss!

The best spot to view is right from downtown Banff. So, bundle up the family, grab a hot chocolate, and enjoy the show! 

Culinary Celebrations 

No matter what time you choose to celebrate, you'll find plenty of selection at restaurants throughout Banff and Lake Louise. Be sure to reserve your table early for a culinary celebration like no other.

Park Distillery

Ring in the New Year with craft cocktails and camp-inspired food at Park Distillery.

From 5:00 – 6:30 pm, families can enjoy a four-course menu featuring cozy comfort dishes served alongside award-winning spirits.

At 8:00 pm, the party will begin with a distillery-themed five-course menu and live band.

Hello Sunshine

You're invited to a legendary party where good vibes are guaranteed. A live vinyl DJ will be spinning from 8:00 pm, and Hello Sunshine has created an amazing five-course shareable menu. Expect flavour-packed chef-driven plates to keep the good times going.

The Maple Leaf

Ring in 2022 in the heart of downtown Banff at The Maple Leaf.

Treat yourself to an early three-course steak and seafood dinner from 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm.

From 8:00 pm, enjoy a four-course menu that celebrates the best of Canadian cuisine with your choice of welcome bubbles or a special NYE cocktail.

The Radiant

Ring in the New Year in Gatsby Glamour style! Join The Radiant for a wonderful 1920s themed evening with Burlesque, Drag, and more!

From 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm enjoy a three-course dinner and an arrival glass of prosecco.

If arriving for one of the seatings after 9:00 pm you'll be treated to a glass of prosecco and canapes on arrival, as well as charcuterie for your table.

Chuck's Steakhouse

Celebrate the new year on iconic Banff Avenue with a visit to Chuck's Steakhouse.

Chuck's does New Years right with a spectacular four-course menu featuring their 100 day in-house dry-aged Alberta beef.

Plated steak with glasses of wine and condiments
Julie Van Rosendaal

The Bison

Step out for an elegant grand finale to 2021 at The Bison, complete with live acoustic music and candlelight. From 8:00 pm, enjoy a four-course chef-designed menu highlighting the best of our region. Oh yes, there will be bison.

Three Bears Brewery & Restaurant

Bring the family early (5:00 pm – 6:00 pm) for a four-course menu featuring fresh dishes created to be enjoyed with beer made here at Three Bears Brewery & Restaurant.

The Brewery Bash begins at 8:00 pm with a brewery-inspired five-course menu, live band, beer, and bubbles.

The Balkan

Gather with the family for a three-course Greek Feast at The Balkan, available from 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm.

Say hello to 2022 with a smash! Starting at 9:00 pm, enjoy a five-course menu with live entertainment, including belly dancing performances, plate smashing, noisemakers, and a glass of bubbles at midnight.

Stay and Celebrate

Start the new year right in the Canadian Rockies. Take advantage of festive packages and special events exclusive to in-house guests.

Canadian Rocky Mountain Resorts

Take advantage of the New Year's Eve Package available at Buffalo Mountain Lodge, Deer Lodge, and Emerald Lake Lodge. Enjoy one-night accommodation for two, a New Year's Eve dinner for two, and a New Year's Day breakfast for two. Celebrate the new year in style with a stress-free package for a peak celebration.

Exterior shot of cabins with tall snow covered trees and a starry night sky
Erik McRitchie

New Year's Eve Torch Light Parade

Watch the specially trained torch bearers at Sunshine Village put on a nighttime show for the guests of Sunshine Mountain Lodge. Start the new year on a high note - at the only mountaintop ski-in, ski-out resort in Banff National Park. 

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