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Snow Sculptures

Snow Days
Devaan Ingraham

An Outdoor Gallery of Winter Art

January 18 - 29, 2023

A exhibition of mastery and an outdoor gallery of awesome size and grandeur transforms downtown Banff during the SnowDays festival. During the first days of the festival catch talented Canadian sculptors in action as they contour enormous blocks of snow into works of art. Grab a hot drink to go, bundle up and follow the trail of snow sculptures throughout downtown Banff from the Whyte Museum, to Bear Street and Banff Avenue Square.

2022 Snow Sculpture Descriptions

Otters: This sculpture depicts North American river otters as the lively inhabitants of Banff National Park that they are. They represent joy and playfulness, the perfect embodiment of Banff. Created by Susanne Ruseler & David Ducharme from the Kootenays, BC. 

Spreading Joy: This sculpture is a reminder of the importance of the simple beauty that surrounds us. Created by Susanne Ruseler & David Ducharme from the Kootenays, BC.

Sharp Feet: This sculpture prompts us to experience the thrill of going where no one has gone before. Created by Peter Vogelaar & Alex Avelino from Winlaw/Nelson, BC. 

Kids Gotta Fly: This sculpture embodies childlike playfulness. It doesn't take much....some snow, a hill and a toboggan! Created by Peter Vogelaar & Alex Avelino from Winlaw/Nelson, BC.

Mutual Passion and Affection: This sculpture depicts two loyal friends “Billy and Balti “ the dogs, cherishing a wholesome moment after a long day exploring the mountains. Created by the Baisas Brothers from Ontario/Quebec.

More Pine Cones Please!: This sculpture shows a hard working red squirrel perched upon a well stocked midden, enjoying the abundance of pine cones they have acquired, while luxuriously lounging on an imagined chaise lounge, for a well deserved break. Created by Voyager Art: Brian McArthur & Dawn Detarando from Red Deer County, AB.

Cozy Corner Cabin: This sculpture tells the story of an inquisitive bear picturing himself in a plush chair by the roaring fire. Created by Voyager Art: Brian McArthur & Dawn Detarando from Red Deer County, AB.

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