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3 Days of Winter Romance

Duration
3 Days
Num of Experiences
8 Experiences

Head to the mountains for a cozy getaway with your significant other on this romantic winter escape. Make lasting memories and experience a taste of the snowy wonderland that is Banff and Lake Louise in the winter months.

Who's it For?

  • Outdoorsy Couples
  • Weekend Getaway-ers

When to Go

  • December - April

Trip Itinerary

Getting to Banff and Lake Louise

With plenty of transportation options to get you to and from the Banff and Lake Louise area, you can rest easy knowing you'll be able to plan a seamless journey from start to finish.

Learn about getting here.

Day 01

Bundle up for a day full of wintery adventure and breathtaking frozen landscapes as you explore by dogsled and Gondola.

Excited people on a dog sled ride in Kananaskis with Snowy Owl Dog Sled ToursExcited people on a dog sled ride in Kananaskis with Snowy Owl Dog Sled Tours

Dog Sledding in Kananaskis


Duration
1-3 hrs
Difficulty
Easy
Operating Dates
Dec - Apr
See details about Dog Sledding in Kananaskis
Car (25km)
A gondola car goes up the cable with Mount Rundle in the backgroundA gondola car goes up the cable with Mount Rundle in the background

Banff Gondola


Duration
1-3 hrs
Difficulty
Easy
Operating Dates
Year Round
See details about Banff Gondola
Car (30km)
Two people enjoying a meal with mountain views at Sky Bistro at the top of Banff GondolaTwo people enjoying a meal with mountain views at Sky Bistro at the top of Banff Gondola

Mountaintop Dining at the Sky Bistro


Duration
1-3 hrs
Operating Dates
Year round
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Day 02

Head to Lake Louise for the day to experience the iconic location dusted with snow. Skate on the lake and cozy up as your take a sleigh ride around the lake.

A couple skating on Lake Louise in the winter in Banff National ParkA couple skating on Lake Louise in the winter in Banff National Park

Ice Skating on Lake Louise


Duration
< 1hr
Difficulty
Easy
Operating Dates
Dec - Mar
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Sleigh Ride in Lake LouiseSleigh Ride in Lake Louise

Sleigh Ride in Lake Louise


Duration
1-3 hrs
Operating Dates
Dec - Mar
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Day 03

Spend your last day soaking up the winter magic of the Banff area. Enjoy shopping in downtown and a relaxing soak in the hot springs.

Two people walking down Bear Street with coffees in handTwo people walking down Bear Street with coffees in hand

Shopping Bear Street


Duration
1-3 hrs
Operating Dates
Year round
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Shopping Banff AvenueShopping Banff Avenue

Shopping Banff Avenue


Duration
1-3 hrs
Operating Dates
Year Round
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Two people soaking in the Banff Upper Hot Springs on a winters dayTwo people soaking in the Banff Upper Hot Springs on a winters day

Soak in the Banff Upper Hot Springs


Duration
1-3 hrs
Difficulty
Easy
Operating Dates
Year Round
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Where to Stay

Here's some accommodation options that work for this trip:

Juniper Hotel

Hotels & Inns
Location
Banff Town
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Banff Log Cabin

Bed & Breakfast
Location
Banff Town
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Storm Mountain Lodge & Cabins

Hotels & Inns
Location
Banff National Park
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Castle Mountain Chalets

Hotels & Inns
Location
Banff National Park
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Baker Creek

Hotels & Inns
Location
Lake Louise Area
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See more options

Reservations & Booking

Some of the activities require reservations or bookings upfront. Here is an overview of all providers:

Dog Sledding in Kananaskis

  • Snowy Owl Sled Dog Tours
  • Banff Adventures
  • Discover Banff Tours

Banff Gondola

Mountaintop Dining at the Sky Bistro

Ice Skating on Lake Louise

Sleigh Ride in Lake Louise

Soak in the Banff Upper Hot Springs

Good to Know

Maximise your trip enjoyment with a little pre-planning. Here's our pro tips:

  • Get a Park Pass

  • Make a reservation for gear/ activities

  • Learn about the best ways to get around

  • Check the weather forecast