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Celebrate Winter At SnowDays

January 19 - 30, 2022

Snowfall always feels like a sprinkle of magic in Banff and Lake Louise. No matter how the world has changed, a snowball fight will fill you with a thrill of adrenaline. Skating across an alpine lake will make you feel like you’re starring in a fairy tale, and your snow angel will always be a masterpiece. How will you indulge your sense of adventure on your SnowDays holiday? 

Unleash your inner child to relish the pure joy of winter at the Banff and Lake Louise SnowDays celebration. 

From January 20-31, the streets of downtown Banff will be transformed into larger-than-life winter galleries by our SnowDays Snow Sculptures. While you’re admiring the exhibition, stop off at one of 16 restaurants and cafes on the Hot Chocolate Trail to take away a limited time treat.    

How will you indulge your sense of adventure on your SnowDays holiday? Our three world-class ski resorts are waiting to welcome you, fluffy pow at the ready. The cross-country skiing and snowshoe trails of the park are more picturesque than ever, and Banff’s two outdoor rinks invite you to skate and play in the quintessential Canadian experience.  

Continue your SnowDays adventure with an unforgettable dog-sled or horse drawn sleigh ride through a snow-covered valley or feel the exhilaration as you whizz down the slopes at the Norquay Tube Park. Find your best day ever in Banff and Lake Louise, where SnowDays celebrates snowy adventures in the glittering mountain landscapes of the Canadian Rockies. 

Plan Ahead: Check the Travel Information Page to ensure you understand any public health measures in place. 

The health and safety of our community, visitors and residents, is our top priority.  In this time of uncertainty and quickly changing pandemic, we are constantly adapting activities in Banff and Lake Louise to ensure the comfort and safety of the community.  

Snow Sculptures

Catch the action as sculptors create gigantic monuments out of snow, to be on display throughout Banff.

Ice Magic

Discover an iridescent winter wonderland of ice castles, ice bars and ice sculptures in Lake Louise.

SnowDays Play Zone

Tube down the snow slide or spin around the rink at the Play Zone where there’s fun for the whole family.

Tribute Craft Spirits Celebration

Taste delicious cocktails made with locally-crafted spirits from the best distilleries in Alberta and BC.


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