The annual SnowDays celebration is a highlight of the winter season in Banff National Park; a free 11-day long event held during January, centered around 10 massive snow sculptures in downtown Banff and two at Mt Norquay. Occurring at the same time as the Ice Magic Festival in Lake Louise, you’ll have plenty of winter creations to explore throughout the park. Don't miss these two special events during SnowDays:
All-Canadian Skate Parties
January 19 from 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. and January 20 from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Winnipeg's DJ Hunnicutt and DJ Co-op are your hosts for a family-friendly skate party at the Banff High School field (the corner of Wolf and Banff Ave.)
Snow Sculpture Celebration
January 20 from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Visitors and locals alike will be cheering on the snow sculptors as they finish their masterpieces in the Bear Street festival area. People can keep warm next to the bonfires and dance the night away to the sounds of DJ Hunnicutt and DJ Co-op.
Three sculptures (including a 20-foot tall snowman) will be built in Banff Avenue Square. Six will be built on Bear Street - one of Banff's restaurant and shopping hubs. The final one will be on the corner of Bear Street and Lynx Street. For a map of all of the locations, click here.
If you're planning to visit Banff during SnowDays you'll want a place that's going to be a perfect retreat after a day of playing in the snow. Search through grand hotels, boutique inns and cozy cabins to find the right one for your trip. The Fairmont Banff Springs even has a special SnowDays offer where you can save up to 45%.
See our calendar below to find other events during SnowDays.
*Please note that event schedules are subject to change without notice.