Fall is underway, and as temperatures continue to dip and snow begins to stay (yes, we’ve already had our first snowfall of the season!), there’s no denying that winter is one of the most magical times of year in the Rockies! Whether you’re a big fan of hitting the ski hill or want to celebrate the holidays surrounded by the great outdoors, Banff is the perfect winter destination for explorers of all ages and experience levels.
At Banff Adventures there’s nothing we love more than welcoming you to our great big backyard and helping you make the most of your Rocky Mountain getaway! Don’t miss your chance to create the winter holiday of your dreams with the help of our expert guides and thrilling winter activity packages! Below, we’ll cover some of the most exciting cold weather activities you’ll find in and around Banff National Park. Read on to learn more!
Your Perfect Getaway
The Rocky Mountains are a Mecca for lovers of the great outdoors all year round, but there’s something breathtakingly special about visiting in winter. As the snow begins to fall, there’s an incredible sense of tranquillity and wonder that fills the air, making every moment a little more memorable and each day seems a little more peaceful. As a world-renowned spot for ski and snowboarding enthusiasts, as well as those who love to bask in the beauty of the mountains, Banff is the perfect road trip (Albertans can be here in as little as 90 minutes when travelling from Calgary or just over 4 hrs coming from Edmonton) and international destination for people planning to travel a little farther over Christmas.
When visiting over the holidays, be sure to check out:
If you’re planning on visiting in the new year, Banff’s Snow Days festival is a great way to see the region. Stretching across Banff and Lake Louise from January 18-29 you can take in giant snow sculptures, treat the family to a fun day at the dedicated kids' play zone, and even experience the up-close thrill of Skijoring!
There’s nothing quite like Christmas in the Rockies! Each year, Banff transforms into a winter wonderland over the holidays, with countless of Christmas-related features and activities to take part in. From Christmas markets to the returning In Search of Christmas Spirit installation/experience, dedicated events at the Fairmont Banff Springs, and more, there are no shortage of ways to create wonderful holiday memories and celebrate the most wonderful time of the year!
Night Rise at the Banff Gondola
We are thrilled to announce the return of the Night Rise experience at the infamous Banff Gondola! After a resounding success last year, the Gondola will once again feature its fun interactive program from October 2022 on. This beautiful installation includes a nighttime winter celebration designed to honour the magic of the Rockies. Gather around fire pits, listen to music, and take in stunning exhibits designed to enhance your experience atop Sulphur Mountain!
In addition to town-based activities, the Rockys have plenty of high-octane thrills waiting for visitors to enjoy. Banff Adventure is here to make sure you have access to the best activities that Banff has to offer in winter, including:
Let’s go! For those who love getting their adrenaline pumping and trying something new, dog sledding is an amazing way to experience the mountains up close and personal. Dash through the snow behind a team of expertly trained sled dogs and see the Rockies like never before on a thrill-inducing adventure that you’ll remember forever! Book early to avoid missing out!
Banff Adventures offers a wide variety of winter equipment rentals at competitive prices for your convenience, as well as a selection of ski/board lessons to help you brush up before you hit the hill. We know that travelling with gear can be a pain, and with our rentals making it easy and affordable to tackle the slopes, you can avoid headaches and travel light when packing for your getaway.
Perfect for families, couples, and those who love tradition, sleigh rides are a relaxing winter activity that includes plenty of fun, views, and laughter for all to enjoy. Operating all winter long, sleigh rides are a great way to see the Rockies and partake in a long-favoured winter tradition.
Let’s Celebrate the Holidays Together!
Don’t let your holidays go to waste this year! Contact us now to learn how you can make Christmas 2022 the best holiday season yet!
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