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The Real Banff

Banff bridge
Noel Hendrikson

Real People, Real Stories, Real Banff

Real Banff is an inside look at the events and activities around the park, brought to you by Banff & Lake Louise Tourism. Our mission is to have a post on pretty much everything that is available for you to do in Banff, Lake Louise and beyond.

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Summer Itineraries: A Week of Hiking in Banff and Lake Louise

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Feb 5, 2022

With so many trails to discover in Banff National Park, here's how we recommend you spend your week of hiking!

What to Expect in Banff and Lake Louise in March

Whitney Arnott
Feb 2, 2022

Here’s what you can expect to see, do, and experience in Banff and Lake Louise in March

9 Places to Après in Banff and Lake Louise 

Jonny Bierman
Jan 30, 2022

The perfect pairing for an adventure is a cold beverage best enjoyed by a fire.

7 Ways to Stargaze in Banff and Lake Louise

Meghan Ward
Jan 25, 2022

Experience the stars and aurora under Banff National Park's towering rocky mountains with these how to tips

7 Winter Adventures To Try in Banff & Lake Louise

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Jan 20, 2022

Winter in Banff and Lake Louise is full of adventure! Here's a guide to favourite Canadian winter activities

72 hours for families during winter in Banff and Lake Louise

Jonny Bierman
Jan 15, 2022

Everything you need to have the perfect snowy family getaway in Banff and Lake Louise.

Summer Itineraries: 3 days of relaxation and bliss in Banff and Lake Louise

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Jan 10, 2022

Are you in need of an escape and some relaxation? This is the perfect three days in Banff National Park for you.

Gearing up for summer activities in Banff National Park

Meghan J. Ward
Jan 7, 2022

Discover where to rent bikes, cars, sports equipment, and gear for your adventures in Banff and Lake Louise.

6 Reasons To Visit Ice Magic Festival

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Jan 2, 2022

The beauty of Lake Louise in winter is undeniable. Don't miss Ice Magic - Jan. 18-28

Things To Do In Banff and Lake Louise in January

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Jan 1, 2022

A winter wonderland awaits you in Banff National Park this January.

5 Reasons to See Skijoring in Banff

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Dec 23, 2021

Horses, skier's, tricks, and jumps are all a part of Skijoring during Banff SnowDays

How to Make the Most of Ice Magic

Tera Swanson
Dec 20, 2021

Due to changing circumstances, 2022 Ice Magic has been cancelled.

What to Expect in Banff and Lake Louise in January

Whitney Arnott
Dec 20, 2021

Here’s what you can expect to see, do, and experience in Banff and Lake Louise in January

What to Expect in Banff and Lake Louise in February

Whitney Arnott
Dec 19, 2021

Here’s what you can expect to see, do, and experience in Banff and Lake Louise in February

Winter Itinerary: 7 Days of Winter in Banff National Park

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Dec 17, 2021

Spend a week seeking out winter’s surprises in Banff National Park

Celebrate New Year's Eve in Banff and Lake Louise

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Dec 3, 2021

Celebrate the new year in Banff National Park with peak celebrations, views, and culinary delights

Follow Banff's 2021 Hot Chocolate Trail

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Nov 26, 2021

Sipping on a steaming cup of hot chocolate is a must this Christmas season! 

Things To Do in Banff and Lake Louise in December

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Nov 24, 2021

A quick look at events in Banff and Lake Louise during the month of December.

Winter Itinerary: 3 Days of Winter Romance in Banff and Lake Louise

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Nov 24, 2021

Reconnect with your romantic side in the winter wonderland found throughout the Canadian Rockies

Winter Itinerary: 4 Days of Powder in Banff and Lake Louise

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Nov 24, 2021

Enjoy this four day itinerary catered to any ski or snowboard enthusiast in the Canadian Rockies

Your Gift Guide for Banff

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Nov 22, 2021

There is something special about C

Banff's Festive Markets

Delaney Johnston
Nov 10, 2021

Come get your holiday shopping done in the mountains at Banff's two Christmas markets.

Guide To Christmas Events in Banff and Lake Louise

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Nov 10, 2021

All of the must-see events happening this holiday in Banff National Park.

Winter Itinerary: 3 Days of Family Magic in Banff and Lake Louise

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Oct 28, 2021

Here in the Canadian Rockies, Christmas spirit meets mountain magic

5 Reasons to Visit Taste for Adventure 

Tera Swanson
Oct 25, 2021

From November 1st to 28th, Taste for Adventure is back at 19 participating restaurants in Banff National Park

What to Expect in Banff and Lake Louise in December

Whitney Arnott
Oct 25, 2021

Here’s what you can expect to see, do, and experience in Banff and Lake Louise in December

Relax in the Outdoor Hot Tubs in Banff and Lake Louise

Delaney Johnston
Oct 20, 2021

Soak in the views of mountain vistas and snow-capped peaks from a picturesque outdoor hot tub in Banff

4 Reasons To Visit Lake Louise Alpine World Cup

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Oct 18, 2021

World Cup festivities make for an unforgettable weekend in Lake Louise.

The World's Fastest Skiers Come to Lake Louise

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Oct 18, 2021

Experience the high-speed action of world-class alpine ski racing at the Lake Louise World Cup, Canada’s pr

Guide To Your Cozy Cabin Holiday in Banff National Park

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Oct 11, 2021

Your complete guide to a cozy cabin vacation.