Skip to main content
Events

SnowDays Festival

Every January Banff and Lake Louise comes alive with the annual SnowDays celebration. The streets of downtown Banff transform into larger-than-life winter galleries with giant snow sculptures to be found throughout. The thrill of skijoring can be felt by excited onlookers lining the streets of Banff Avenue and the sounds of laughter and joy can be heard echoing from the SnowDays Play Zone.

Chaque année en janvier, Banff et Lake Louise célèbrent les Jours de neige. Les rues du centre-ville de Banff se transforment en galerie d’art hivernal exposant des sculptures de neige géantes. Le long de l’avenue Banff, les spectateurs du skijoring frissonnent de plaisir et on entend des rires et des cris de joie retentir dans la zone de plaisir des Jours de neige.

Event Overview

When
Jan 18 - 29, 2023 | 18 au 29 janvier 2023
Time
Multiple events
Cost
Free Event

Events & Activities

Discover all things winter during SnowDays in Banff and Lake Louise

  • SkijoringSkijoring

    Skijoring

    Events & Festivals
    Date
    Jan 27, 2024
    See details about Skijoring
  • Adult and child riding down a snow slide on a snow tube at the SnowDays Play ZoneAdult and child riding down a snow slide on a snow tube at the SnowDays Play Zone

    SnowDays Play Zone

    Events & Festivals
    Date
    Wed - Sun during SnowDays
    See details about SnowDays Play Zone
  • Giant Snow Sculptures on Bear Street during SnowDays Festival.Giant Snow Sculptures on Bear Street during SnowDays Festival.

    Snow Sculptures

    Events & Festivals
    Date
    Jan 18 - 29, 2023 | 18 au 29 janvier 2023
    See details about Snow Sculptures
  • Views of bear street with snow sculptures during the snowdays festivalViews of bear street with snow sculptures during the snowdays festival

    Bear Street Live Entertainment

    Events & Festivals
    Date
    Jan 18 - 29, 2023
    See details about Bear Street Live Entertainment
  • Nightrise at the Banff GondolaNightrise at the Banff Gondola

    Nightrise at the Banff Gondola

    Events & Festivals
    Date
    Everyday until March 13, 2023
    See details about Nightrise at the Banff Gondola
  • Banff Winter Carnival ReturnsBanff Winter Carnival Returns

    Banff Winter Carnival Returns

    Events & Festivals
    Date
    Dec 17, 2022 - Apr 2, 2023
    See details about Banff Winter Carnival Returns
  • People enjoying a dog sled ride on a snowy trail in Lake Louise with Kingmik Dog Sled ToursPeople enjoying a dog sled ride on a snowy trail in Lake Louise with Kingmik Dog Sled Tours

    Dog Sledding in Lake Louise

    Duration
    1-3 hrs
    See details about Dog Sledding in Lake Louise
  • Sleigh Ride in BanffSleigh Ride in Banff

    Sleigh Ride in Banff

    Duration
    1-3 hrs
    See details about Sleigh Ride in Banff
  • A couple skating on Lake Louise in the winter in Banff National ParkA couple skating on Lake Louise in the winter in Banff National Park

    Ice Skating on Lake Louise

    Duration
    < 1hr
    See details about Ice Skating on Lake Louise
  • Group of people on a cross country ski tour in Banff National ParkGroup of people on a cross country ski tour in Banff National Park

    Cross-Country Ski Lessons

    Duration
    1-3 hrs
    See details about Cross-Country Ski Lessons
  • Sleigh Ride in Lake LouiseSleigh Ride in Lake Louise

    Sleigh Ride in Lake Louise

    Duration
    1-3 hrs
    See details about Sleigh Ride in Lake Louise
  • Group of people on a guided snowshoeing tour in the Lake Louise areaGroup of people on a guided snowshoeing tour in the Lake Louise area

    Guided Snowshoeing Tour

    Duration
    3-6 hrs
    See details about Guided Snowshoeing Tour
  • Excited people on a dog sled ride in Kananaskis with Snowy Owl Dog Sled ToursExcited people on a dog sled ride in Kananaskis with Snowy Owl Dog Sled Tours

    Dog Sledding in Kananaskis

    Duration
    1-3 hrs
    See details about Dog Sledding in Kananaskis

Celebrate winter at SnowDays

How will you indulge your sense of adventure on your SnowDays holiday? Our three world-class ski resorts are waiting to welcome you, fluffy pow at the ready. The cross-country skiing and snowshoe trails of the park are more picturesque than ever, and the iconic Lake Louise ice rink invites you to skate and play in the quintessential Canadian experience.

Continue your SnowDays adventure with an unforgettable dog-sled or horse drawn sleigh ride through a snow-covered valley or feel the exhilaration as you whizz down the slopes at the Norquay or Lake Louise tube parks. Have the greatest winter days ever during SnowDays in Banff and Lake Louise.

Célébrez l’hiver durant les Jours de neige

Comment donnerez-vous libre cours à votre goût pour l’aventure pendant les Jours de neige? Nos trois stations de ski de calibre mondial et leur poudreuse vous attendent. Les sentiers de ski de fond et de raquette du parc sont plus pittoresques que jamais, et la patinoire emblématique de Lake Louise vous invite à vous amuser en vivant l'expérience canadienne par excellence.

Poursuivez votre aventure des Jours de neige par une promenade inoubliable en traîneau à chiens ou en traîneau tiré par des chevaux, ou par une descente exaltante en chambre à air sur les pentes de Norquay ou Lake Louise. Vivez les plus belles journées de l’hiver durant les Jours de neige à Banff et Lake Louise.

Event Schedule

DatesActivityLocationPrice
Jan 18 - 29, 2023 | 18 au 29 janvier 2023See the snow sculptures anytime during the SnowDays Festival. They are lit up in the evenings.
Snow SculpturesMultiple Locations
Jan 27, 2024Multiple shows
SkijoringBanff Avenue - 100 BlockFree Event
Wed - Sun during SnowDays4pm-8pm Wednesday - Friday & 12pm-8pm Saturday - Sunday
SnowDays Play ZoneBanff High School FieldFree Event
Jan 18 - 29, 20234pm - 8pm
Bear Street Live EntertainmentBear StreetFree Event

Event Location