Winter Wonders in Banff: Your Ultimate Guide to Seasonal Adventures with Banff Adventures

29 Jan 2024

Winter Wonders in Banff: Your Ultimate Guide to Seasonal Adventures with Banff Adventures

Winter Wonders in Banff: Your Ultimate Guide to Seasonal Adventures with Banff Adventures

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The new year is here, and while Banff may be experiencing an unusually warm season, there’s plenty to do and explore in the Canadian Rockies before summer returns to the mountains. Read on to find out some of the best ways to explore Banff National Park in winter and why Banff Adventures is your best choice for an all-access pass to adventure all season long!

Why Visit Banff in Winter? 

Banff is known around the world as a winter wonderland, and for good reason! With top-tier ski hills, gorgeous snow-capped panoramas, and ample room to satisfy adventurers of all ages and experience levels, Banff and the surrounding area offer something for everyone and endless ways to relax, explore and reconnect surrounded by the beauty of the Canadian wild. No matter who you’re coming with, and what your favourite activities are, Banff Adventures is here to help you create the trip of your dreams. Some of our favourite winter activities for guests include: 

For Couples

For couples Banff is romantic all year round (just ask the many couples who choose to tie the knot here!), but there’s something truly magical about sharing the Rockies with your sweetheart when the land is blanketed with twinkling snow and frozen wonder. While there are endless ways to enjoy the area with your loved one, two of our most popular “date” activities are the Banff Gondola and our sleigh rides.

Banff Gondola

The Banff Gondola treats you to soaring views of the region, including some of the famous peaks in the areafrom atop a world-class educational facility that offers 360° views of 5 mountain ranges. Alongside fun and informative facts about Banff National Park and the Rockies and a fully stocked gift shop with plenty of goodies to take home, you’ll also find the delectable Sky Bistro, which offers fine dining menus and the perfect jaw-dropping date night for couples to enjoy! Book your tickets here 

Sleigh Rides

Christmas may have passed, but that doesn’t mean that the magic of dashing through the snow pulled by trusty steeds has faded! Multiple sleigh rides are available, including the opportunity for an ultra-romantic private ride in a true one-horse open sleigh (complete with a warm blanket, hot chocolate, and a s’mores kit by the fire after your ride). 

Want to warm up together? After adventuring in the cold, you can make the most of both the Banff Gondola and sleigh rides with our sleigh, soar and soak package, which features passes for the gondola, a sleigh ride and a relaxing soak in the famous Banff Upper Hot Springs. 

For Adventure Hounds

If adventure is the name of the game for your next trip to the mountains, we’ve got you covered! Top adrenaline-inducing activities in and around Banff National Park include:

Dog Sledding 

Dog sledding is a true bucket list adventure that gives you plenty of thrills and an unforgettable way to experience the Rockies up close and personal. Spend 1.5 to 2 hrs zooming through the frozen landscape of Spray Lakes and Lake Louise and take in iconic Canadian views. Our dog sled tours are suitable for adventurers ages 2 and up, and are sure to keep your heart pumping with excitement the whole time!


Snowmobiling offers an adventure jam-packed with excitement and a chance to explore the snowy terrain of Panorama, Golden and Wiseman Lake just across the Alberta border in BC (motorized sports are not permitted within Banff National Park). Whether you’re an experienced rider or a first-time driver, our guides will help you let loose and have fun while exploring in the region's deep, sled-ready powder on tours ranging from  2.5 hours (half day) to 4 hours in duration. Learn more here!


Want to take your ski experience to the next level, literally? While Banff is famous for its gorgeous ski hillsthose who want an an unforgettable day on the “hill” can soar to new heights and treat themselves to untouched snow that’s perfect for slicing through on skis or by board with some of your closest friends. With 3 and 5-run options and multi-day options, we’ve got you covered for all your epic skiing needs! Learn more here!

For Everyone

Sightseeing and Ice Walks

Banff National Park and the surrounding region is famous for countless iconic sightseeing locations, including Lake Louise, the Icefields Parkway and bubbles at Abraham Lake, Johnston Canyon, and more. Our sightseeing tours are designed to make sure the whole family is able to take in unparalleled views and make the most of your time in the Rockies with lots of photo-ready opportunities!

Maximize Your Fun!

Want to make the most of your vacation in the mountains? Banff Adventures’ winter activity packages are crafted with your enjoyment in mind and designed to give you optimal access to some of the most popular activities in the region. With passes for tubing, the Banff Gondola, the hot springs and more, we’ve got you covered when it comes to doubling your fun without draining your wallet! See our packages here

Stay and Play This Winter!

Banff Adventures is here to help you plan the vacation of your dreams in the Rockies this winter. Contact our team today to learn more about making your next getaway the perfect fit!


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