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Winter Guide & Activities
For more information or to book your winter adventure, do not hesitate to contact our Concierge any time by email or by phone at +1 403 762 6895.
When the snow starts falling Banff National Park comes alive with lots of activities to keep your days and evenings full! If hitting the slopes is not for you, enjoy the outdoors and all the fresh powder, with activities from snowshoeing to skating and everything in between.
Please note, advance reservations are recommended for all Snow Experiences.
A true north experience like no other! For those looking to see the great outdoors at their own pace, snowshoeing offers the very best of Banff National Park.
Soar down snow-covered hills in a tube! If you want to try something different but still seeking a thrill – snowtubing is perfect for all ages. Operated by Norquay Banff, minutes from the hotel. All children must be a minimum age of 4 years or at least 42″ tall.
Looking for an adrenaline rush? Snowmobiling offers an amazing way to see the true beauty of the Canadian Rockies, while experiencing a rush like no other.
DOG SLED TOURS
Take a ride through the forests of Banff National Park with huskies leading the way. As you snuggle up in blankets and glide over the snow, take time to appreciate the scenery. Sled Dog Tours are available as guided or self-guided tours, with weight and height restirctions.
Enjoy a sleigh ride with your loved ones. This is the quintessential Western experience that will leave you in awe of your surroundings. Private and public 45-minute sleigh rides are available.
EYE IN THE SKY
Take your sight-seeing adventures to new heights! These activities are designed for you to experience Banff National Park from a different vantage point.
These helicopter tours in the Canadian Rockies offer unique and panoramic views of Banff National Park and surrounding areas.
GONDOLA & LIFTS
With 360° sweeping views of mountains surrounding you, taking a gondola or lift is an experience you’ll never forget.
Take your passion for exploration to the great outdoors! With plenty to see and do during the winter, Banff National Park does not disappoint in the winter.
Regarded as one of the best destinations in the world to ice climb, Banff National Park offers a wide variety of places to climb to your hearts content.
Not only a summer activity, winter ice fishing is hugely popular in Canada. Cast your rod and get on the ice for this past time.
Available year-round, Cave Tours are the perfect activities for those looking for something creative and unique. This tour allows you to explore the underground world of Rats Nest Cove.
Take a journey through the frozen canyons in the Canadian Rockies and discover how nature makes art out of ice. Tours operate through Grotto Canyon and Johnson Canyon, with evening tours available.
Set out to discover how a true Banff local lives. Experience scenic views and animals with a wildlife winter tour.
SKI & SNOWBOARD
With one of the longest ski seasons in North America, deep powder and 8,000 acres of skiable terrain, Banff National Park is home to world-class ski hills. With three of the regions best mountains within a short drive, grabbing your ski’s or snowboards will give you the chance to explore nature’s best playground.
SKI BIG 3 PASSES
Banff National Park is home to three unique and beautiful ski hills – Lake Louise Ski Resort, Mount Norquay & Sunshine Village. Each brings its own diverse terrain that is sure to make a memorable day on the hill. Follow the “champagne powder” and ski at all three with a Ski Big 3 tri-area lift ticket.Learn More
Our Luxury Ski Package combines all the best of Banff. Incredible accommodation and world-renowned skiing. What more could you want?Learn More
Serving incredible snow conditions, endless mountain terrain all in the heart of Banff National Park. Sunshine village truly encompasses the heart of Banff’s pristine wilderness.
Need to Know:
– 25-minute drive down the TransCanada Highway westbound from Banff
– 107 named runs in 3,300 acres
Located just minutes outside the town of Banff, Mount Norquay offers skiiers unparalleled mountain and town views. Providing amazing conditions for beginner, intermediate and advbanced skiiers alike.
Need To Know:
– Located just 10 minutes from downtown Banff
– Snowshoeing available
LAKE LOUISE SKI RESORT
With diverse terrain, light snow and panoramic views of the Canadian Rockies, Lake Lousie Ski Resort provides the perfect trifecta for a wonderful day of skiing and snowboarding.
Need to Know:
– 40 minute drive from the hotel with shuttle services available
– Snowshoeing available
SPORT RENTALS & RETAIL
With three locations in Banff National Park to better serve you (2 in Banff and 1 in Lake Louise) Chateau Mountain Sports is an independent retailer and rental business. Get all your outdoor gear for skiing, snowshoeing and more!Learn More
FAIRMONT BANFF SPRINGS SKI VALET
Travelling with all your gear? We’re happy to offer a safe place to store your equipment in preparation for your ski adventures.
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