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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 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. 

Things To Do in Banff and Lake Louise in December

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Aug 29, 2019

An overview of things to do in Banff and Lake Louise during the month of December.

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 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!

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.

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.