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Events & Festivals

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Christmas in Banff

Unwrap your sense of wonder and experience a magical Christmas in Lake Louise and Banff complete with holiday concerts, free wagon rides through downtown, strolling under the canopy of lights while shopping at unique stores.

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Lake Louise Audi FIS Ski World Cup

These events mark the exciting start of the ski season in Lake Louise. Watch the world's fastest skiers race on the World Cup circuit compete in downhill and Super-G events.

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Ice Sculptures in Lake Louise

Ice Magic has been postponed for 2023. There will not be a competition or large display of ice. For registered guests of the Mountaineer Lodge in Lake Louise, you will see local carvers at work and smaller displays of sculptured ice at areas reserved for you, as a valued guest only. Please watch for announcements for Ice Magic 2024 to be made in late summer 2023.

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SnowDays in Banff

The annual SnowDays Festival is a highlight of the winter season in Banff and Lake Louise. A 10-day long celebration held during January, the festival features a variety of events, shows, and activities that combine history, culture, and winter activities.

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Horses like to play in the snow too! Enter skijoring: a horse and rider pulling a skier or snowboarder on snow. It is the snow rodeo of a life-time! The town of Banff is the best destination for this phenomenal event.

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Cardboard Box Downhill Derby

Build your own cardboard sled and hit the slopes at Mt. Norquay! You'll race on the Tube Park for awesome prizes and bragging rights! Click here to find all the details including what you're allowed to use to create your sled.