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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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Banff and Lake Louise for Every Kind of Cyclist

Whitney Arnott
Apr 8, 2021

Cycle through the spectacular scenery of Banff National Park. Park the car, rent a bike, and hit the trails!

8 Locals' tips for kids playing in the snow

Mel Baker
Mar 30, 2021

We all know to avoid yellow snow, but here are some more tips for kids playing in the snow

7 Ways you can get ready for a Banff National Park trip right now

Mel Baker
Mar 10, 2021

Thinking of a summer in the Canadian Rockies? Start planning now with these tips.

5 Snowy Activities You Can Still Enjoy in March

Jessica Morman
Feb 17, 2021

You can still play in the snow in March! Check out this list of family-friendly activities.

Things To Do In Banff and Lake Louise in February

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Jan 28, 2021

Embrace the great outdoors in Banff National Park this February.

SnowDays: Inspiration from the Natural World

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Jan 26, 2021

Sculpting Resilience: Inspiration from the Natural World

5 Cross-Country Ski Trails In Banff National Park

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Jan 26, 2021

Find yourself a piece of solitude in the woods.

Your Guide To Winter Hiking in Banff National Park

Meghan J. Ward
Jan 21, 2021

Don't let the snow slow down your hiking adventures!

Holiday Recipes of Banff and Lake Louise

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Dec 21, 2020

Local restaurants share their festive flavours so you can enjoy festive season in Banff from anywhere.

Online Christmas Shopping in Banff National Park

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Dec 11, 2020

Bring a piece of Banff and Lake Louise into your home this Christmas.

10 Great Winter Adventures For Families In Banff and Lake Louise

Jonny Bierman
Nov 19, 2020

Fun adventures and activities for the whole family in Banff National Park

How To Spend Christmas Day in Banff and Lake Louise

Meghan J. Ward
Nov 13, 2020

Your guide to Christmas day in Banff National Park.

Finish Your Christmas Shopping in Banff and Lake Louise

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Nov 12, 2020

Find something perfect for everyone on your list.

7 Reasons to Try Snowshoeing in Banff and Lake Louise

Whitney Arnott
Nov 11, 2020

Have you tired snowshoeing? Here are 7 reasons why you must in Banff National Park

7 Christmas Traditions To Discover in Banff and Lake Louise

Meghan J. Ward
Nov 4, 2020

Make memories in Banff National Park.

A Beginner's Guide to Cross Country Skiing

Whitney Arnott
Oct 29, 2020

Have you always wanted to try cross country skiing but didn't know where to start? Let us help.

9 Fun Facts About Banff National Park 

The World Pursuit
Oct 27, 2020

You may think you know Banff National Park, but how many of these facts do you know?

Things To Do in Banff and Lake Louise in November

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Oct 22, 2020

The complete guide to must-visit events for November in Banff and Lake Louise.

9 Reasons Why You'll Love Winter in Banff National Park

Emma Mulheran
Oct 19, 2020

Not the biggest fan of winter? Let us change your mind.

A First Timer's Guide to Forest Bathing

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Oct 17, 2020

Not quite sure exactly what forest bathing is? Let us help you out.

Banff and Lake Louise Landscapes that Inspire Adventure

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Oct 13, 2020

Find your inspiration for adventure in Banff National Park

8 Ways To Eat Healthy In Banff National Park

Davida Kugelmass
Oct 10, 2020

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

Things to do in October in Banff and Lake Louise

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Oct 1, 2020

It's time for unique opportunities for nature lovers!

3 Days of Solo Rejuvenation in Banff and Lake Louise

Meghan Ward
Sep 15, 2020

Leave schedules and demands behind for a solo self-care getaway.

8 Gorgeous Lakes That are Alternatives to Lake Louise

The World Pursuit
Sep 11, 2020

Your guide to beautiful lakes besides Lake Louise and Moraine Lake in Banff National Park

Why you want to take a tour in Banff National Park and you don't even know it yet

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Sep 3, 2020

The more local secrets you learn in a destination, the more you’ll get from your

How to be a cowgirl: Horseback riding in Banff

Emma Mulheran
Sep 2, 2020

The Wild West is in Banff National Park and I never even knew it.

Eat Your Way Through the Mountains – Top Banff and Lake Louise Restaurants for Foodies

Emma Mulheran
Aug 11, 2020

How to get the most out of the thriving food scene of Banff National Park and its regional cuisine.

Your Guide to New Banff Restaurants in 2020

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Jul 29, 2020

The ever evolving food scene in Banff National Park continues with four new restaurants this summer

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

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Jul 22, 2020

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