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The Real Banff / Published: Sun, 10/29/2017 - 16:13

Things To Do in Banff and Lake Louise in November

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Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival: October 26 - November 3, 2019

Every fall, authors, photographers, adventurers, and filmmakers from around the world arrive in Banff ready to explore the best in adventure film and literature. With a rich history stretching back to 1976, the week-long festival hosted at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity has become the world’s premier destination for all things mountain culture. 

Ice Climbing, Banff National Park
Larry Shiu, Cascade Mountain, Banff National Park © John Price

Ski and Snowboard Season Begins - Early November

Powder season is upon us! Banff SunshineLake Louise Ski Resort, and Mt. Norquay will be opening soon. Check in with SkiBig3 for the latest resort conditions or have a peek at their webcams to see how your favourite mountains are shaping up. *All opening dates dependent on conditions. 

Santa Claus Parade: November 16, 2019

There is no better place to celebrate the holiday festivities than Banff and Lake Louise. The weekend of festivities begins with Light Up Banff – the official kick-off of Christmas in Banff. On Saturday, November 16, kids can have their photo taken with Santa at the Banff Train Station. Then, experience the magic of the Banff Santa Claus Parade of Lights joining locals and visitors alike as we ignite our Christmas spirit in the Canadian Rockies.    

Santa Claus Parade during the Winterstart festival held in Banff and Lake Louise, AB

Banff Craft Beer Festival: November 21 - 23, 2019 

When was the last time you raised a glass at the very site where Canada’s national park system was founded? Well here’s your chance! Come to the Cave and Basin National Historic Site in Banff National Park for a weekend filled with amazing craft beer from across Alberta, sample some local food and meet some of the talented brew masters that make your pint possible. Don't miss local's favourites Park Distillery Restaurant & Bar and Banff Avenue Brew PubTickets go on sale in October.  

Banff Beer Festival, Banff National Park

Banff Christmas Market: November 21 - 24, 2019

Get started on your holiday shopping early this season at the Banff Christmas Market. Visit Warner Stables and explore unique mountain-inspired goods and tasty culinary treats in a festive and charming setting. 

Christmas, Banff Avenue, Banff National Park, Shopping

Lake Louise Alpine Ski World Cup: November 30 - December 1 & December 6 - 9, 2019

Redefine your understanding of speed and watch the world’s best ski racers compete for world cup glory at one of the most beautiful locations in the world - The Lake Louise Ski Resort. Join fellow supporters at the finish line and watch racers zoom by at over 120km/h! The Men’s competition runs November 30 - December 1, and the Women’s competition runs December 6 - 9. There is a free fan zone and kid’s area, so no lift tickets are required to watch the event. For more information visit our World Cup Page

Men's World Cup Downhill, Lake Louise, Banff National Park

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