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Events & Festivals


Melissa's Road Race

Are you looking to get your run on among other like-minded, active folks in the Mountains? Join the always memorable Melissa's Road Race in Banff, Alberta. It's a fun and colourful family-friendly, annual running event you don't want to miss!

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Banff Pride

Celebrate love, diversity, and acceptance in a colourful week at Banff Pride with thousands of others from around the world. Mix your mountain adventures in Banff National Park with the Drag Brunches, Queer-lesque performances, concerts, and parties.

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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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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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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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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.