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An Outdoor Gallery of Snow Sculptures

January 16-27, 2019

In the heart of the winter months, Banff National Park invites visitors and locals to embrace the cold, vigour, and fun that winter brings. The silence that comes with falling snow, the glowing crackle of a fire, and the joy of snowball fights: it is a magical time of year. Come see winter artistry in action during SnowDays, the festival of snow in Banff National Park.

*Event dates and details are subject to change. 

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 massive snow sculptures in downtown Banff. 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.


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.

You can also make the most of your winter excursion with activities like skiing, tubing and tobogganing, taking a sleigh ride, or skating on iconic Lake Louise.

*Please note that event schedules are subject to change without notice.