Light Up the Night Sky in Banff

As the sun sets behind the majestic peaks of the Rocky Mountains, Banff transforms into a captivating wonderland. Explore the enchanting world of nightfall with these five must-do experiences that illuminate the night sky and add a touch of magic to your Banff adventure.

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Couple looking over the town of Banff during Nightrise at the Banff Gondola
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The lights of Nightrise at the Banff Gondola
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Overlooking the town of Banff at night from the top of the Banff Gondola

Nightrise at the Banff Gondola

Embark on a journey to the stars with Nightrise at the Banff Gondola. Ascend to the summit of Sulphur Mountain as the evening descends, offering unparalleled views of Banff’s sparkling lights below. Explore four multi-sensory art installations and discover your own connection to the mountaintop. Gaze at the constellations from the rooftop terrace, where the crisp mountain air and the starry night sky create a moment of serenity.


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Northern lights at Lake Minnewanka

Rocky Mountains After Dark Tour

Join the Rocky Mountains After Dark Tour for an exploration of Banff’s nocturnal secrets. Led by knowledgeable guides, venture into the heart of the Rockies when the moon is high, discovering the wildlife that comes alive under the night sky. This guided tour offers a unique perspective on the Rockies’ natural beauty after sunset.

Photo Credit: Reuben Krabbe

Night Skiing at Mount Norquay

For those seeking an adrenaline rush after dark, experience the thrill of night skiing at Mt Norquay. The slopes come alive with the glow of vibrant lights, creating an exhilarating atmosphere as you carve through the powder under the stars. Whether you’re a seasoned skier or a novice, night skiing adds a touch of adventure to your Banff winter escape.

Photo Credit: Travel Alberta / Josh Segeleski
Snow sculpture in the town of Banff
Photo Credit: Travel Alberta / Josh Segeleski
Snow Sculpture at the SnowDays Festival in Banff
Photo Credit: Travel Alberta / Josh Segeleski
Snow sculpture in the town of Banff

SnowDays in Banff

Banff’s SnowDays Festival is a winter celebration that transforms the town into a snowy spectacle. From ice sculptures to winter markets, immerse yourself in the festive atmosphere as the town comes alive with twinkling lights. Indulge in the warmth of local cuisine and join in the cheerful festivities that make Banff a true winter wonderland.

dome lit up at night
table place setting from interior of 360 dome 

Dine under the stars in Banff: 360° Dome Experience

Indulge in a dining experience like no other within the enchanting ambiance of our 360° Dome, where the art of cuisine meets the beauty of panoramic views. As you step into this unique structure, you are immediately transported into a world where every detail is designed to heighten your senses and create an unforgettable culinary journey. The dome’s design seamlessly blends the indoors with the outdoors, allowing you to savor the changing hues of the sunset or the mesmerizing dance of the stars, all while enjoying the comfort of a sophisticated and intimate setting. Whether it’s a special celebration, a romantic dinner, or a unique gathering with friends, our 360-degree dome dining experience promises an extraordinary evening that transcends the ordinary.



Banff’s nights are as captivating as its days. Whether you’re stargazing from Sulphur Mountain, discovering wildlife in the Rockies, or skiing under the moonlight, the beauty of Banff truly shines when the sun dips below the horizon. Plan your nights of wonder in Banff and let the mountain magic light up your evenings.


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