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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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Glacier Water: The Secret Ingredient

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Sep 6, 2018

It is the purity of the water that defines the craft beverage movement in Banff National Park

Experience Banff National Park - The Amazing Race Canada Style

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Sep 3, 2018

Have your own Amazing Race Canada adventure in Banff and Lake Louise. 

Family Guide to Resort Skiing in Banff National Park

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Aug 27, 2018

Everything you need to know to hit the slopes!

5 Must-try Food Experiences in Banff & Lake Louise

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Aug 19, 2018

Your guide to five amazing food experiences in Banff National Park.

8 Must-Visit Stops On The Bow Valley Parkway

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Jul 16, 2018

Something for every visitor to Banff National Park

The Perfect Getaway: Calgary To Banff With On-It Regional Transit

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Jul 14, 2018

This is the perfect weekend to visit the mountains.

Explore The Lake Minnewanka Loop in Banff National Park

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Jul 14, 2018

Have a full-day of adventure and let us do the driving!

The best ways to enjoy a coffee or tea in BNP

Tera Swanson
Jun 15, 2018

If there’s one thing that’s easy to agree on, it’s this: coffee and tea taste better in nature.

Getting to Banff is Easier Than You Think

Meghan J. Ward
Jun 12, 2018

Once that airplane hits the tarmac, you’re just a short drive away from it all: Banff & Lake Louise.

4 Horseback Adventures In Banff National Park

Whitney Arnott
May 31, 2018

Explore the untouched wilderness by horseback.

Grab & Go Restaurants In Banff and Lake Louise

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
May 17, 2018

Great options that will get you on the trail early!

Mountaintop Dining In Banff and Lake Louise

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
May 16, 2018

Explore the best of dining above the clouds!

Your Guide to Camping in Banff National Park

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
May 9, 2018

Banff National Park comes alive in the summer.

Banff Marathon: A Destination Guide

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
May 1, 2018

The perfect time to experience everything Banff National Park has to offer.

Banff Yoga Festival: A Destination Guide

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
May 1, 2018

You won’t find a more stunning setting to celebrate everything yoga.

6 Essential Stops On Your RV Road Trip

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Apr 30, 2018

See the best of Banff National Park!

Rock Climbing For All Levels In Banff National Park

Meghan J. Ward
Apr 26, 2018

Here's your guide to hitting the crag!

Your Guide To The Performing Arts In Banff National Park

Whitney Arnott
Apr 26, 2018

Dance, theatre, talks, and musical stylings take the stage!

The Pubs Of Banff National Park

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Apr 25, 2018

6 places to raise a glass in Banff and Lake Louise

5 Amazing Birds of Banff National Park

Joel Hagen
Apr 23, 2018

Learn more with Master Interpretive Guide Joel Hagen

Journey Into Luxury With The Rocky Mountaineer

Jonny Bierman
Apr 16, 2018

With new routes through Banff & Lake Louise.

Your Guide To Getting Around Banff National Park

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Apr 13, 2018

Planning tips to make your trip easy!

The Beginner's Guide to Heli-Hiking

Whitney Arnott
Apr 12, 2018

Experience adventure from a different perspective by heli-hiking in the Rockies.

You Can Hike 365 Days A Year In Banff National Park

Jonny Bierman
Mar 29, 2018

Here's your guide to hiking Banff & Lake Louise

Explore The Mt Norquay Via Ferrata

Jonny Bierman
Feb 28, 2018

An adventure that anyone capable of hiking can do!

5 Adventure + Food Pairings in Banff National Park

Tera Swanson
Feb 26, 2018

Ski + Curry? Backpacking + Burgers? Check out some of our favourites!

Explore Johnston Canyon in 360 Degrees

Devaan Ingraham
Feb 22, 2018

The next best thing to hiking it in real life!

Top 10 Selfie Spots in Banff and Lake Louise

Jonny Bierman
Feb 12, 2018

Here's how to take your Instagram feed to the next level!

72 hours for families in Banff and Lake Louise

Jonny Bierman
Feb 5, 2018

Everything you need to have the perfect family getaway in Banff and Lake Louise.

Ice Magic That Lasts

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Jan 23, 2018

Meet the couple who have been coming to ice magic for more than 15 years.