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The Real Banff

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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6 Winter Adventures To Try in Banff & Lake Louise

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Dec 5, 2016

Winter in Banff & Lake Louise is full of adventure! Here's a guide to favourite Canadian winter activities

The world’s fastest skiers come to Lake Louise

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Nov 29, 2016

A brief summary of events during the Lake Louise Alpine World Cup on December 2nd, 3rd and 4th

9 Excuses To Visit Banff & Lake Louise in December

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Nov 28, 2016

A quick look at events in Banff and Lake Louise for December 2016.

Banff named a must-see destination by National Geographic Traveller

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Nov 17, 2016

National Geographic Traveller has named Banff and Lake Louise one of its “Best of the World” for 2017.

3 Unique Ways To Stay in Banff and Lake Louise

Jonny Bierman
Nov 8, 2016

A Guide to Discovering the Front-Country Lodges of Banff National Park

Three Banff Restaurants Make OpenTable Top 100

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Nov 3, 2016

Three Banff Restaurants Make OpenTable Top 100 restaurants to visit in Canada

5 easy runs for new skiers in Banff and Lake Louise

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Nov 3, 2016

The complete guide to beginner ski runs in Banff and Lake Louise.

Canada - The best place to visit in 2017

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Oct 26, 2016

Congrats, Canada!

Tour The New Banff Summit Gondola

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Oct 20, 2016

Now that the $26 million renovation is complete, you will be able to see Banff like never before.

7 Excuses To Visit Banff In November

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Oct 17, 2016

The complete guide to 7 must-visit even for November in Banff & Lake Louise.

Chasing Waterfalls in Banff

Tanya Koob
Aug 29, 2016

Learn about four unique trips featuring spectacular waterfalls.

#TREKBANFF Contest

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Aug 22, 2016

This summer, Banff & Lake Louise Tourism has partnered with Google to map scenic hiking trails in BNP.

Take in the Beauty of Lake Minnewanka by Canoe

Molly Segal
Jul 11, 2016

Canoeing and camping on Banff's Lake Minnewanka.

5 Reasons to fish in banff national park

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Jul 5, 2016

We looked at what inspires Banff’s anglers to head out and fish on the lakes and rivers

Merman Monster Legend of Lake Minnewanka Banff, Alberta

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Jun 16, 2016

For centuries, Banff’s Lake Minnewanka has been home to some unnerving legends such as the Merman and Bigfoot

8 Jaw-Dropping Paddles to Explore in Banff National Park

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Jun 8, 2016

These breathtaking canoe destinations in Banff National Park will wow all, from the novice to the expert

Adventures along the Minnewanka Loop Road - Banff National Park

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Jun 7, 2016

We share our favourite day use areas on the Minnewanka Loop with activities for the upcoming summer season

12 Things To Do On A Rainy Day In Banff National Park

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Jun 5, 2016

Here are just some of the options available for you if the rain is coming down in our Canadian Rockies

Volunteering with Parks Canada In Banff National Park

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
May 30, 2016

Giving back to this incredible park I call home

Wild Water Rafting Adventures on the Kicking Horse River!

The Real Banff
May 26, 2016

See what a day on the river looks like and how fun (and skilled) the guides are

Concert At The Cave, April 23rd Free Outdoor Concert with with Natalie MacMaster

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Apr 13, 2016

The Concert at the Cave returns to welcome springtime in the Canadian Rockies

Banff National Park Animals Meet the Pika

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Mar 23, 2016

We introduce you to one of the cutest animals in the park, the pika

How To Banff, Episode #20 Spring Skiing

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Mar 22, 2016

Bruno the bear teaches us how to make the most of spring skiing

The Best of Backcountry Lodging in Banff National Park

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Mar 9, 2016

March 8, 2016 By Meghan J. Ward

Ski & Dine under the Full Moon’s Shine at Mount Norquay Ski Resort

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Mar 8, 2016

Make moonlit turns before changing ski boots for dining shoes and poles for a welcome glass of champagne

Snowshoeing in Banff's Sunshine Meadows...On Top Of The World!

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Feb 15, 2016

Real Banff's Jeff slaps on some snowshoes and walks into this magical world of deep snow

Sleigh Rides In Lake Louise With Brewster Adventures

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Jan 16, 2016

Real Banff takes a look at the Brewster Adventures Sleigh Ride at Lake Louise

Interview with an Ice Carver Burr 'Buddy' Rasmussen at Ice Magic

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Jan 14, 2016

We learn more about what it really takes to be a successful ice carver

A Banff and Lake Louise Winter Vacation It’s the People that Make it Memorable By The Planet D

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Jan 11, 2016

While the adventures are memorable, it’s the people that make each experience unforgettable

Earning Your Turns Backcountry Skiing in Banff National Park

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Dec 30, 2015

Take a backcountry ski trip with Real Banff blogger Tera Swanson