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The Real Banff

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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5 easy runs for new skiers in Banff and Lake Louise

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Nov 3, 2016

The complete guide to beginner ski runs in Banff and Lake Louise.

Canada - The best place to visit in 2017

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Oct 26, 2016

Congrats, Canada!

Tour The New Banff Summit Gondola

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Oct 20, 2016

Now that the $26 million renovation is complete, you will be able to see Banff like never before.

7 Excuses To Visit Banff In November

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Oct 17, 2016

The complete guide to 7 must-visit even for November in Banff & Lake Louise.

Chasing Waterfalls in Banff

Tanya Koob
Aug 29, 2016

Learn about four unique trips featuring spectacular waterfalls.

#TREKBANFF Contest

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Aug 22, 2016

This summer, Banff & Lake Louise Tourism has partnered with Google to map scenic hiking trails in BNP.

Take in the Beauty of Lake Minnewanka by Canoe

Molly Segal
Jul 11, 2016

Canoeing and camping on Banff's Lake Minnewanka.

5 Reasons to fish in banff national park

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Jul 5, 2016

We looked at what inspires Banff’s anglers to head out and fish on the lakes and rivers

8 Jaw-Dropping Paddles to Explore in Banff National Park

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Jun 8, 2016

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

Adventures along the Minnewanka Loop Road - Banff National Park

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Jun 7, 2016

We share our favourite day use areas on the Minnewanka Loop with activities for the upcoming summer season

12 Things To Do On A Rainy Day In Banff National Park

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Jun 5, 2016

Here are just some of the options available for you if the rain is coming down in our Canadian Rockies

Volunteering with Parks Canada In Banff National Park

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
May 30, 2016

Giving back to this incredible park I call home

The Best of Backcountry Lodging in Banff National Park

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Mar 9, 2016

March 8, 2016 By Meghan J. Ward

Ski & Dine under the Full Moon’s Shine at Mount Norquay Ski Resort

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Mar 8, 2016

Make moonlit turns before changing ski boots for dining shoes and poles for a welcome glass of champagne

Interview with an Ice Carver Burr 'Buddy' Rasmussen at Ice Magic

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Jan 14, 2016

We learn more about what it really takes to be a successful ice carver

A Banff and Lake Louise Winter Vacation It’s the People that Make it Memorable By The Planet D

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Jan 11, 2016

While the adventures are memorable, it’s the people that make each experience unforgettable

Earning Your Turns Backcountry Skiing in Banff National Park

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Dec 30, 2015

Take a backcountry ski trip with Real Banff blogger Tera Swanson

A Wild Year 2015 #MyBanff Wildlife Photos

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Dec 28, 2015

Take a look at some of the best #mybanff wildlife photos of the year

8 Memorable Places to Skate in Banff National Park

Meghan J. Ward
Dec 22, 2015

We've compiled a list of some of our favourite places to skate in Banff National Park

Not a Skier? Not a Problem 6 “Other” Winter Activities in Banff

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Nov 9, 2015

We explore some of the other winter activities available, from dogsledding to cross country skiing

10 Beautiful Banff Moments And The Photographer's Stories Behind Them

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Nov 9, 2015

A local photographer shares the stories behind some of his favourite images

10 Reasons Why I Love Banff National Park by Meghan J. Ward

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Nov 6, 2015

Writer Meghan J. Ward celebrates 10 years of living in Banff with her 10 reasons why she loves being here

Wildlife Watching In Banff National Park

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Oct 22, 2015

What we have learned from watching wildlife in Banff National Park

Discovering the Aurora Borealis above Banff National Park

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Oct 7, 2015

Watching the northern lights above the skies of Banff National Park is a once in a lifetime experience

Like Mom, Like Daughter Alpine Adventurers Together

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Oct 6, 2015

A mother describes her special moments in Banff National Park with her daughter

Best Backcountry Larch Hikes in Banff National Park

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Aug 27, 2015

Explore some of local writer Meghan J. Ward's favourite hikes to see the brilliant golden larch forests

Food Bloggers Of Canada Get A Taste Of Banff

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Aug 11, 2015

This summer, we invited a few of the Food Bloggers of Canada to get a little taste of Banff

5 Hikeable Peaks in Banff National Park By Meghan J. Ward

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Jul 13, 2015

There are many peaks in Banff National Park that can be reached without the use of ropes or climbing gear

11 Unforgettable Stops On The Icefields Parkway

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Jun 1, 2015

Flanked by forested valleys and towering peaks, this stretch of road takes you into the heart of the mountains

Glacier Skywalk Icefields Parkway

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
May 17, 2015

With the help of Banff local Jennifer McNally, take a look at this new attraction along the Icefields Parkway