10 Jan 2016

The Secrets to a Great Winter Holiday When Visiting Banff

The Secrets to a Great Winter Holiday When Visiting Banff

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The secret to a wonderful winter holiday is knowing all of the things there are to do in Banff that suit your travel needs. You might be traveling with your family, your special someone, or with friends; but you’ll need some ideas for exceptional activities to make your trip unforgettable.

A Memorable Family Holiday

If you are taking your family to Banff, you need to strike a balance with activities where your children are able to participate, but are still exciting for adults too.


  • Snow tubing:
    You and your children will have a great time zooming down the mountain on an inflatable tube. Ensure all of your children are over 4 years old or 42” tall before heading out to one of the tube parks.
  • Horse drawn sleigh ride:
    A sleigh ride is always a popular activity with children. You’ll love being close to such beautiful animals and scenery.
  • Sightseeing tours:
    Looking for something educational, but it’s so fun that the kids won’t realize they’re learning? A sightseeing tour will allow your family to enjoy the spectacular land around Banff with a guided tour.

A Romantic Couples Holiday

There are so many opportunities for a romantic getaway in Banff. Our calendar of events is filled with activities to bond with your partner in an idyllic winter setting.

  • Dogsledding or a private horse drawn sleigh ride:
    Dashing through the snow on a dogsled or a horse drawn sleigh can provide the excitement and incredible scenery that leads to romantic moments that are not easily topped.
  • Snowshoeing:
    This is a great activity to get you and your significant other outside and active. It can also provide the opportunity for conversation along the 4 hour hike.
  • Visit the Radium Hot Springs or Banff Upper Hot Springs:
    Relax and enjoy the healing properties of the hot springs with your special someone.

A Fun-Filled Trip with Friends

If you’re planning a trip with friends, you’re probably looking for some exhilarating activities to keep the excitement and energy up during your stay.


  • Skiing/Snowboarding:
    Book a day on the slopes and enjoy the great powder and awe-inspiring views of the Rocky Mountains while on our pristine runs at Mt. Norquay, Sunshine Village, or Lake Louise.
  • Snowmobiling:
    There are so many exciting snowmobile trails in the mountains around the Banff area, it’s hard to keep track! Guided tours are available for those friends in your group that aren’t experienced snowmobilers.
  • Icewalk:
    Bundle up and head out with your entire group and go on a guided icewalk in Johnston or Grotto Canyon. Safety equipment is provided for everyone for the 2.5 or 4 hour excursion.

If you're coming to Banff for a visit around the holidays you should also check out these amazing events going on in December and January:


  • The Santa Claus Parade:
    Bundle up and bring the kids to meet jolly old St. Nick. Watch the town of Banff come alive for the Santa Clause Parade.
  • The Banff Community Christmas Concert:
    Get in the Christmas spirit by hearing beautiful music and maybe even singing along with some well known carols.
  • New Years Eve Fireworks:
    Enjoy the magic that fireworks always create every year on New Years Eve in Banff.
  • Snow Days:
    This a festival that celebrates winter. You can experience activities such as skiing, skating, dog sledding, snowshoeing, even wine and food events. Snow Days happen in Banff from January 13-February 7, 2016.

You can have the secrets to amazing Banff holiday events by contacting the travel experts at Banff Adventures. Call us at 1.800.644.8888, or e-mail us for more information: [email protected].

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