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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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16 Delicious Events in Banff and Lake Louise This Fall

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Aug 31, 2019

A variety of menus, events, and specials to celebrate this fall!

5 Reasons To Visit The Banff Craft Beer Festival

Tera Swanson
Aug 29, 2019

“The World’s Most Beautiful Beer Festival” will be returning to Banff National Park again this Fall. 

Things To Do in Banff and Lake Louise in December

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Aug 29, 2019

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

7 Christmas Traditions To Discover in Banff and Lake Louise

Meghan J. Ward
Aug 29, 2019

Make memories in Banff National Park.

How To Spend Christmas Day in Banff and Lake Louise

Meghan J. Ward
Aug 29, 2019

Your guide to Christmas day in Banff National Park.

7 Places to Meet with Santa in the Mountains

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Aug 28, 2019

Even Santa himself wants to partake in this special Canadian Mountain Christmas.

8 Reasons To Try The Banff Marathon

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Aug 27, 2019

Here's why you'll want to consider lacing up for the Banff Marathon this year!

Backpacking Banff: A Fall Trip On The Skoki Loop

Devaan Ingraham
Aug 23, 2019

This golden wonderland is exactly why The Skoki Loop is one of the most beloved three-day backpacking trips.

Things To Do In Banff and Lake Louise in September

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Jul 30, 2019

Your guide to exploring Banff National Park in September!

Things To Do In Banff and Lake Louise in August

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Jul 17, 2019

Your guide to exploring Banff National Park in August!

7 Days in Banff National Park

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Jul 9, 2019

A seven-day summer itinerary for Banff National Park.

How To Spend 72 Hours in Banff National Park

Tera Swanson
Jun 25, 2019

A three-day summer itinerary for Banff National Park

Tea House Hikes in Banff National Park

Summerthought Publishing
Jun 18, 2019

Here's how you can visit the iconic tea houses of Lake Louise!

Locals' Favourite Hikes In Banff National Park

Summerthought Publishing
Jun 13, 2019

Here are five hikes that showcase the best of Banff & Lake Louise!

5 Things To Do In Banff and Lake Louise in July

Tera Swanson
Jun 10, 2019

Your guide to exploring Banff National Park in July!

8 Jaw-Dropping Paddles to Explore in Banff National Park

Molly Segal
Jun 8, 2019

These breathtaking canoe destinations in Banff National Park will wow all, from the novice to the expert

How To Spend a Summer Day in Banff

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Jun 5, 2019

Your guide to 24 hours in Banff

How To Spend a Summer Day in Lake Louise

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Jun 3, 2019

It’s easy to see why Lake Louise is one of the most popular stops in North America.

Gearing up for summer activities in Banff National Park

Meghan J. Ward
May 27, 2019

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

6 Things To Do In Banff and Lake Louise in June

Meghan J. Ward
May 21, 2019

Your guide to exploring Banff National Park in June!

Explore Banff National Park Car-free

Meghan J. Ward
May 1, 2019

Your complete guide to navigating the public transit services in Banff and Lake Louise.

6 Things To Do in Banff and Lake Louise in May

Meghan J. Ward
Apr 29, 2019

Your guide to exploring Banff National Park in May!

Exploring Banff and Lake Louise on Your Own Two Feet

Meghan J. Ward
Apr 23, 2019

Here are the best ways to take these destinations in stride!

11 patios you need to try this summer in Banff & Lake Louise

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Apr 22, 2019

Your guide to the perfect patio day in Banff National Park.

16 Unique Experiences in Banff and Lake Louise

Meghan J. Ward
Apr 19, 2019

Something for everyone in this mountain paradise.

7 Summer Adventures in Banff and Lake Louise

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Apr 11, 2019

Here's your guide to bucket list summer adventures in Banff National Park.

Best of Brunch in Banff National Park

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Apr 10, 2019

Hungry? Brunch in the Canadian Rockies can’t be beat!

7 Alpine Runs in Banff National Park

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Apr 1, 2019

Join @Scree_Dust as he guides you through his favourite alpine runs in Banff and Lake Louise.

Perfecting the Classic Mountain Picnic in Banff National Park

Tanya Koob
Mar 31, 2019

Enjoy a lunch in the great outdoors - your complete guide to the perfect picnic in Banff National Park

9 Ways To Eat Healthy In Banff

Davida Kugelmass
Mar 20, 2019

The Banff culinary scene isn’t just for the average foodie - It’s also for the healthy foodie.