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In Search of Christmas Spirit

Christmas Banff and Lake Louse, In Search of Christmas Spirit

Follow Banff's Christmas Lighting Trail

November 24, 2021 - January 1, 2022

Discover the wonder of Christmas in Banff National Park this holiday season. Banff & Lake Louise Tourism is proud to present: In Search of Christmas Spirit - a live Christmas story told by the wildlife of Banff National Park and delivered by a sensory extravaganza of light and sound. 

This event is now sold out. Please check back in case of cancellations.


This is a free outdoor event hosted on select nights of the holiday season. The experience is ticketed for your comfort and enjoyment.

You must reserve tickets for all members of your party, other than children 2 years old and under. There is no group ticket option. 

Please note: To ensure the health and safety of everyone involved, Banff & Lake Louise Tourism will be implementing the Restrictions Exemption Program (REP) at In Search of Christmas Spirit. All attendees aged 12 and up will be required to present valid personal identification and proof of vaccination, or proof of a privately-paid negative PCR or rapid test within 72 hours of the session, or documentation of a medical exemption. 

Times and dates

5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday from November 24 to December 18, 2021.

5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. daily from December 22, 2021 to January 1, 2022.


Check in: At the purple tent beside the Banff Park Museum, 91 Banff Ave, Banff, AB, T1L 1K2

Event: Cascade of Times Gardens

Please arrive 10 minutes before ticket time. Guests will check-in at the purple tent beside the Banff Park Museum and then continue to the Cascade of Times Garden, which is a 5-minute walk away.

Event Details

  • We estimate that you will need 45-minutes to complete the journey.
  • This takes place outdoors, so please dress appropriately (including proper footwear).
  • The trail can be very icy, there are uneven pathways and irregular steps. Walking poles and shoe spikes are welcome and encouraged.
  • The site is not accessible. Strollers may be left upon entry into the gardens (unsupervised area). 
  • No pets allowed.
  • There will be no food or beverage available on site.
  • Washroom facilities are available on site.

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