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The Real Banff

Noel Hendrickson

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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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

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

A look at Banff...in 1962!

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
May 16, 2015

Step back in time with this classic video on travel in Alberta, circa 1962

Camping at Two Jack Lake In An oTENTik

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
May 13, 2015

Jeff from Real Banff takes a look at the oTENTiks and the Two Jack Lakeside campground in Banff

Q & A With Photographer John E Marriott Tips And Wildlife Stories

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
May 6, 2015

We are thrilled to be sharing some of John E Marriot's amazing Banff National Park moments this summer

Banff's Sweet Trek My Top 5 Candy & Chocolate Shops In Town By John Reid

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Apr 24, 2015

If you really want to know; the sweetest hike around Banff is right in the middle of town

5 Baby Friendly Bike Routes Near the Town of Banff By Meghan J. Ward

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Apr 18, 2015

Biking in Banff National Park is one of the best ways to explore the area with a bambino

Cave & Basin National Historic Site In Banff

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Apr 1, 2015

Take a closer look at the history and evolution of the Cave & Basin National Historic Site in Banff

11 Things To Do On A Rainy Day in Banff National Park

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Mar 16, 2015

Don't let a little rain slow you down! Here is your guide to a rainy day in Banff National Park!

7 Tips For A Winter Wedding By Orange Girl, Kirstie Tweed

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Feb 26, 2015

A Banff wedding photographer shares some of her best tips for getting the best photographs of your special day in winter

Interview: 88 Years In Banff With Eddie Hunter

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Feb 9, 2015

We interview Banff local Eddie Hunter about why he is passionate about the mountains of Banff National Park

Interview: Photo Tips With Local Artist Dan Hudson

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Jan 27, 2015

Local photographer Dan Hudson shares tips about how to take breathtaking photographs of the mountains

Interview: Banff Memories With Pro Skier Eric Hjorleifson

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Jan 22, 2015

We catch up with a Banff local and professional skier Eric Hjorleifson

24 Hours In Banff A Perfect Day, By Ailsa Ross

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Sep 30, 2014

What does a perfect day in Banff National Park look like? Find out in this post.

Horseback Riding Four Days In Banff's Backcountry

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Aug 8, 2014

One of our bloggers describes his experience horseback riding in the high country of Banff National Park

Shelby The Golden Retriever's Last Trip To Banff

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Aug 1, 2014

Guest bloggers describe their trip to Banff National Park with their Golden Retriever, Shelby

Dog Sledding in Lake Louise & Canmore

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Mar 12, 2014

In this video, Real Banff gives you an idea of what it's like to be mushing around with these amazing animals

Hiking To Helen Lake And Dolomite Pass

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Aug 19, 2013

Aug 19, 2013

Moraine Lake Perspectives

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Jun 7, 2013

Read about photographer Paul Zizka's special perspectives of Moraine Lake

Boat Cruise on Lake Minnewanka in Banff National Park

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Sep 20, 2012

Cruise along the turqouise waters of Lake Minnewanka with The Real Banff team

Heli Yoga in Banff National Park

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Jun 18, 2012

Jeff from Real Banff found his 'zen' on a mountain top with a Heli Yoga session

Remote Camera Wildlife - Amazing Images From Parks Canada

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
May 21, 2012

Take a look at some of the images that our remote cameras have captured through Banff National Park

Aurora Borealis A Look At Banff's Northern Lights - by Terry Bilton

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Feb 19, 2012

A closer look at the night sky phenomenon that is seen above the skies of Banff and Lake Louise

Mountain Biking Lake Louise with BikePirate!

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Jul 19, 2011

Mountain bike along the trails near Lake Louise with us

Bears, elk, and deer…mountain biking the Tunnel Loop

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Jun 8, 2011

Ride along the Tunnel Mountain loop with us as we explore the sites along the trail