Already dreaming about snow covered hills, hot chocolate, and frost covered window panes? So are we! There’s no denying that Banff is a breathtaking place to be all year round, but there’s an extra magic in air once the first dust of snow hits the ground. Known as Canada’s winter playground, it’s no surprise that there’s an almost endless list of things to do in Banff and the surrounding Rocky mountains during the colder months. If you’re planning your dream winter escape, but aren’t sure what to do, check out our quick guide of activities below!
Looking for a once in a lifetime, undeniably Canadian experience? Banff Adventures’ dogsledding tours are one of our most popular options, all winter long. Harness the power of our humanely raised and trained powder hounds and go whooshing through the snow for an afternoon that’s sure to be full of fun and laughter!
Learn more about our dog sled tours here. We recommend booking early to guarantee availability for your ideal date.
For adrenaline junkies seeking the ultimate rush, our heli-skiing and heli-boarding packages (suitable for intermediate to advanced skiers) are the perfect option to take in incredible views, stay active, and experience the mountains in an unbeatable way. Trips give you the chance to experience either 3-5 runs (Panorama), or, for the ultimate powderhead experience, our Golden, BC location offers a 2 day option, giving you plenty of time to enjoy the sun and snow!
Learn more about heli-skiing and boarding trips here.
Banff is the perfect playground for everyone, from the littlest adventurers all the way up to the young at heart. A few of our most popular activities for families include:
Treat yourself to a one-a-kind trek through some of most beautiful natural formations the Rockies have to offer, and enjoy sipping hot chocolate during one of our nighttime walks! Banff Adventures offers guided tours of both Johnston Canyon and the Grotto Canyon, giving explorers a chance to connect with nature and enjoy the crisp winter air.
Learn more about our ice walk tours here.
What better way is there to discover the magic of Banff than on a festive sleigh ride? For those with little adventurers joining in on the fun, sleigh rides are a perfect way to see the sights while staying cozy and safe in the great outdoors. We also offer a more romantic, couple oriented ride in a real one horse open sleigh! Finally, for those wanting to maximize their fun, we offer sleigh rides as part of packages that treats you to an ice walk, as well as a chance to warm up after in the hot springs!
For those looking for a little more adventure, you can also combine your sleigh ride with a dog sledding expedition courtesy of our special Horse & Hound offer!
Learn more about sleigh rides here. We recommend booking early for preferred dates.
Still not sure how to make the most of Banff’s Winter Wonderland? We’re happy to help! Check out our list of winter activities here, or contact our team today to learn more!
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