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Story Ideas

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The dramatic landscapes, rich history and heritage, and mountain culture of Banff & Lake Louise have inspired storytellers for generations. To assist in the creation of new stories, we’ve compiled a list of story starters and ideas covering everything from historical anecdotes and adventure tales to romance and wildlife facts.  

We also encourage you to visit the other sections of our website to peruse the full range of events, activities and attractions in Banff & Lake Louise.

Adventure – Banff & Lake Louise is world famous for its easy access to a lifetime’s worth of outdoor adventures: rafting, skiing, hiking, climbing and mountaineering, and horseback riding and more.
Arts & Heritage – Banff is home to seven National Historic Sites, each with an extensive body of backstories and history to be uncovered.
First Nations – Tell the stories of the people who have occupied the area around Banff & Lake Louise for nearly ten thousand years. 
History – Relive the discovery of the Banff Hot Springs, the stories of miners, and the history of the Canadian Pacific Railway in the Rockies.
Legends & Myth – Indulge in the mysterious stories of the Banff Bigfoot, Lake Minnewanka Merman, and the haunted past of the famous Chateau Lake Louise.
Meetings, Conventions, and Incentive Travel – The modern conference centres, amenities, and accommodations set in the pristine wilderness of Banff National Park make an ideal place for business retreats.
Mountain Culture – There is a strong sense of living an inspired life in the mountains in Banff & Lake Louise. 
Romance – Banff National Park is full of intimate and romantic getaway spots and activities for you and your loved one.
Shopping – Modern amenities, quirky shops, and luxury goods. 
Spa & Wellness – Relax in the original Banff Hot Springs or the many luxurious full service spa and wellness centres. 
Summer – The season of long evenings, picnics along the river, sunsets over the mountains, and endless adventures in the outdoors.
Trailblazers – Delve into the stories of the hardy mountain men and women who were the first settlers of Banff & Lake Louise.
Virtual Travel - Get a taste of what you can experience in Banff and Lake Louise prior to your visit, or relive the magic.
Wildlife – A herd of elk in a field, a mountain goat scaling a cliff or a grizzly bear fishing in a creek are just some of the sights you can see in Banff National Park.
Wine & Dine – The talented chefs and award winning restaurants of Banff & Lake Louise continually create innovative cuisine and in the Canadian Rockies. 
Winter & Ski – Crisp air, fun on the slopes and cozy indoor time define the winters in Banff & Lake Louise.