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Winter Carnival
Please Note: This Event has been Cancelled
Events Wednesday, December 18th 2019 – Sunday, February 23rd 2020

Winter Carnival

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Immerse yourself in the magic of winter and let the snow fly! The Banff Winter Carnival returns to the Cave and Basin National Historic Site this year with fun activities for all ages. Try your hand at curling, craft an ice sculpture and play in a snow fort. Challenge family and friends to wild and wacky outdoor games like curl-plunk and box hockey, and check out vintage films and media from the Banff Winter Carnival’s glory days in the Roaring Twenties. Just over a century ago (1917), the first Banff Winter Carnival kicked off with great fanfare and enthusiasm, much to the delight of locals and visitors alike. There were competitions in curling, hockey and ski jumping, along with more unusual spectacles like snow-shoe obstacle races, broom-ball tournaments, swim races and fancy diving in the Cave and Basin hot pool. The Winter Carnival quickly became a must-see annual festival that helped to establish Banff as one of the world's premier winter sports destinations. The original Winter Carnival faded into memory long ago, but in Banff the spirit of winter fun lives on!

Full Event Date Details:

Wednesday, December 18th 2019 – Sunday, December 22nd 2019Wednesday, December 25th 2019 – Sunday, December 29th 2019Wednesday, January 1st 2020 – Sunday, January 5th 2020...Wednesday, January 8th 2020 – Sunday, January 12th 2020Wednesday, January 15th 2020 – Sunday, January 19th 2020Wednesday, January 22nd 2020 – Sunday, January 26th 2020Wednesday, January 29th 2020 – Sunday, February 2nd 2020Wednesday, February 5th 2020 – Sunday, February 9th 2020Wednesday, February 12th 2020 – Sunday, February 16th 2020Wednesday, February 19th 2020 – Sunday, February 23rd 2020
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  • Time:11:00am – 5:00pm
  • Venue: Cave & Basin National Historic Site
  • Address:
    311 Cave Avenue, T0L 0C0, Banff, Alberta, Canada
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  • Phone: 403.760.1338

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