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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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7 Family-Friendly Spring Activities in Banff and Lake Louise

Meghan Ward
Mar 1, 2020

Make this Spring Break a trip to remember with these activity ideas.

Trip-Worthy Spring Experiences in Banff and Lake Louise

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Jan 31, 2020

Discover what events are worth travelling for this spring.

7 Spring Events In Banff & Lake Louise

Jonny Bierman
Jan 27, 2020

Warm weather brings some of the best events of the year!

Things to do in March in Banff and Lake Louise

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Jan 24, 2020

The longer, warmer days of March offer the perfect opportunity for spring adventures.

Best of Brunch in Banff National Park

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Jan 23, 2020

Is all that fresh mountain air making you feel hungry? Brunch in the Canadian Rockies can’t be beaten!

5 Reasons To Visit During Fall and Spring in Banff National park

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Jan 22, 2020

Colours, deals and amazing events!

Wildlife of Banff National Park

Alyssa Friesen
Jan 20, 2020

Big and small - this place is alive!

How to be a responsible visitor in Banff National Park

Alyssa Friesen
Jan 17, 2020

It is our responsibility to treat the park with the care it deserves.

6 reasons to visit SnowDays 2020

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Jan 2, 2020

Banff National Park comes alive with the SnowDays festival.

5 ways to live your New Year's resolutions in Banff and Lake Louise

Jonny Bierman
Dec 20, 2019

Your guide to a better life in the mountains of Banff and Lake Louise.

12 Free Things To Do At SnowDays 2020

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Dec 17, 2019

Embrace winter with these free outdoor events at SnowDays in January.

Things To Do in Banff and Lake Louise in December

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Nov 26, 2019

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

Where to Eat For Christmas in Banff and Lake Louise

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Nov 26, 2019

We’ve got you covered for a belt-loosening meal, without the cleanup!

Follow Banff's Hot Chocolate Trail

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Nov 26, 2019

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

Your Guide to Resort Skiing in Banff National Park

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Nov 21, 2019

Enjoy The Canadian Rockies' famous champagne powder snow!

7 reasons to ski Banff National Park in 2019

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Nov 20, 2019

Your guide to the skiing the protected slopes of Banff and Lake Louise.

Banff National Park’s Best Ski Resort Bites

Tera Swanson
Nov 19, 2019

Here are cozy options to help you refuel and get back out on the mountain.

The World's Fastest Skiers Come to Lake Louise

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Nov 1, 2019

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

4 Reasons To Visit Lake Louise Alpine World Cup

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Oct 14, 2019

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

5 Ways to Find Silence in Banff National Park

Tera Swanson
Sep 30, 2019

Banff National Park is home to pristine landscapes and beauty that beckon to inspire, calm and reconnect

4 Reasons To Visit The 2019 Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival

Meghan J. Ward
Sep 26, 2019

Nine epic days of adventure in Banff National Park!

Explore Communal Dining In The Mountains

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Sep 23, 2019

Your guide to communal dining experiences in Banff and Lake Louise

5 Hikes To Lakes in Banff National Park

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Sep 20, 2019

Experience the thrill of exploring a high-alpine lake in the mountains.

4 Ways to Have a Canadian Mountain Christmas

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Sep 18, 2019

The perfect way to take a step back and take in the moment.

The Perfect Family Christmas in Banff National Park

Tanya Koob
Sep 13, 2019

Family guide to spending Christmas in Banff and Lake Louise.

A Festive Weekend in Banff and Lake Louise

Meghan J. Ward
Sep 4, 2019

Here's your guide to kicking-off the holiday season!

5 Ways To Feel "Hygge" in Banff and Lake Louise

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Sep 1, 2019

There is no shortage of the Danish art of cozy in Banff National Park

Guide To Your Cozy Cabin Holiday in Banff National Park

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Sep 1, 2019

Your complete guide to a cozy cabin vacation.

5 Ways to Soothe the Soul in Lake Louise

Meghan J. Ward
Sep 1, 2019

Your guide to breaking free from the hustle at Canada's most iconic lake.

5 Reasons To Visit The Banff Craft Beer Festival 2019

Tera Swanson
Aug 29, 2019

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