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SnowDays Festival


Witness Skijoring during Banff and Lake Louise's annual SnowDays Festival. Teams of athletes and horses from Skijor Canada will descend on the town of Banff for a breath-taking exhibition of horse-riding, trick-riding, and ski stunts. Join us to watch Alberta cowboys, cowgirls, Skijorlings and their horses, partner with trick skiers to thrill and entertain the crowd.

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Event Overview

Returning Jan, 2025
100 Block, Banff Avenue
Free Event

What to expect:

  • An action-packed skijor show including trick riding and stunt skiing.
  • Big screens with instant replays and participant interviews.
  • SkijorStyle half-time fashion show competition. Brush your yeti boots, dig out your grandma’s fur coat, your pappy’s trapper hat and anything neon in your attic. Mash with leather, fringe and mod tech gear to show us your signature #SkijorStyle. There will be prizes up for grabs!
  • Live-streaming is available at select following restaurants in destination.

Please note: This event is weather dependent. Skijor Canada’s first priority is the safety of horses, riders, sliders, and spectators. In the event of adverse weather, including extreme cold or rain, Skijor Canada may need to modify or cancel all or part of the event. If that happens, we’ll provide the latest updates on our Facebook and Instagram or you can also contact our Visitor Services team directly via LiveChat.

Event Location

Parking at the Train Station

Free public parking is available at the Banff Train Station for up to 9 hours per day. Located at 327 Railway Avenue.

Walking from the Train Station

It is approximately a 10 minute walk to the start of the skijoring track located at the intersection of Banff Ave and Caribou St.

Event Viewing

Standing room and limited bleacher seating is available at the event site on the 100 block of Banff Avenue. We recommend arriving early to get a good spot!

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