The annual SnowDays Festival is a highlight of the winter season in Banff and Lake Louise. A month-long celebration held during January and February, the festival features a variety of events, shows, and activities that combine history, culture and winter action. By day, skate on the stunning frozen surface of Lake Louise, watch competitive ice carvers, or spend a day skiing or riding on the slopes of one of the nearby ski resorts. By night, join the festivities in town by watching live music, ski and snowboard competitions, or enjoying drinks by the fire.
SnowDays Special Offers
Fairmont Banff Springs
- Save up to 45% when you book the SnowDays guestroom package.
- Earn a 10% discount on spa treatments and products at the Willow Stream Spa. Mention "SnowDays" at the time of booking or at the spa reception when checking in.
The Juniper Hotel & Bistro
- Enjoy the Juniper Bistro’s delicious Après Ski Lounge Menu, available daily from 3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
- Receive a $25 dining voucher at The Juniper Bistro, plus 2 Banff Upper Hot Springs passes when booking the Banff Winter Package.
- Happy hour and après ski specials are available daily from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. throughout SnowDays.
- From January 28 to February 4 you can take in the signature Sky Experience, which includes admission to the Banff Gondola and the choice of any two-courses from the menu starting from $65. Available Tuesday to Saturday after 4:00 p.m. (first dinner seating is at 4:30 p.m.).
During the festival, make the most of the festive atmosphere in town with special cultural and food events. The Cave and Basin Historic Site hosts ongoing activities during the SnowDays festival including film screenings, snow sculpting, an ice palace, and music. Many of the other museums and galleries also offer special winter exhibitions.
While all of the events during SnowDays are worth experiencing, there are four in particular that demand to be blocked off in your calendar. Please click on the links below for more detailed event listings and information. For more general SnowDays event listings, please see the Events Calendar at the bottom of this page.
***Please note that event schedules are subject to change without notice.