Skiers on a chairlift at Sunshine Village Ski Resort
Woman admiring the views from the top of Banff Gondola in winter
Guests enjoying a sleigh ride in the meadows of Banff

visit a winter wonderland!

Winter Escape


Itinerary Details

Activity Level
Moderate / Active
Oct - Apr

Snow covered mountains, frozen lakes and quintessionally canadian experiences, explore all that the Canadian Rockies has to offer in winter. 

Day 1

In the morning, find your bearings by soaring to the top of of Sulphur Mountain on the Banff Gondola. With 360 panoramic views, see more mountains in a moment than most see in a lifetime across six stunning mountain ranges. We'd recommend spending approximately 90 minutes at the summit exploring the interactive centre and wander along the boardwalk. 

Spend the afternoon by relaxing and taking in the breathtaking views and sparkling winter air of the Canadian Rocky Mountains on a scenic winter sleigh ride. Step aboard and relax as your cowboy guide takes you on a sleigh ride through Banff’s snowy mountain meadows. The outings usually last for about 45 minutes to an hour, which is the perfect length of time to enjoy the winter weather.

If you wish to enjoy the sunset from the top of Sulphur Mountain, simply do your sleigh ride in the morning or early afternoon and book the Gondola for around 4:30pm. 

Banff Gondola in Winter

From $62
Soar to new heights on the Banff Gondola. Visit in the day or try a unique Night Rise experience.

Banff Sleigh Rides

From $47
Join your friends and family on a unique, western style sleigh ride across the meadows in Banff.

Day 2

Dog sledding has always been one of the most popular winter activities in the Rocky Mountains. This is one experience that you won’t soon forget. Enjoy the beautiful vistas of Spray Lakes whilst driving a dogsled team of Huskies. To warm up after your canine adventure, take a dip in the Banff Hot Spings. Open till late, this is a great night time activity.

Unleash the Musher Dogsled Tour

From $270
Spend time on a spectacular mountain trail with your dog sled team. It's a howling good time!

Day 3

After a few days of seeing the sightseeing, it's time to hit the slopes in true Canadian style! Whether you're a completely new to skiing or looking to experience the light and dry powder Canada is famous for, we have ski and snowboard lessons for everyone. Choose between either Mt Norquay, Sunshine Village or Lake Louise Ski Resort. 

If you're advanced skiier, you should consider heli-skiing!

Ski & Snowboard Lessons

From $175
Lessons are a fun and exciting way to learn important downhill techniques before embarking on your own mountain riding experience.

Day 4

Drive along the Bow Valley Parkway to explore the frozen icefalls of Johnston Canyon and contunie onto Lake Louise for a magical ice skating on the iconic lake. Make sure you have collected your ice cleat rentals and skate rentals before you leave Banff!

If you don't have a vehicle and want to visit either Lake Louise or Johnston Canyon, you can always join one of our sightseeing tours or guided icewalks

Winter Equipment Rentals

From $10.00
Renting high quality equipment is one of the best ways for you to explore on your own.
  • The best time to visit for this itinerary is between mid-December and mid-March.
  • Dog Sledding is a very popular activity, we'd recommend booking this activity sooner rather than later to avoid disappointment
  • If you don't have a vehicle, many of our tours provide transport. Tours which include transportation are a great option if you're looking for hassle free sightseeing

We're here to help

Got questions? We would love to chat with you. Our team of expert staff are ready to help create your dream mountain adventure!

Contact us on 403 -762 -4554

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