7 Winter Activities in Banff

Skating in Banff
Skating in Banff
Winter in the Mountains

7 Winter Activities in Banff

Make the most out of one day in Banff National Park with tips and tricks from Banff local Faye Alice

How does snowcapped mountains, ice skating on frozen lakes and rustic dining sound to you?

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Icy lake in Banff

Mountain views in Banff National Park.

Banff wildlife

Wildlife in Banff National Park.

2. Take a snowy, scenic wildlife drive to Lake Louise via Johnston Canyon

One of my favorite drives in the Banff / Lake Louise area is the Bow Valley Parkway (1A). This scenic drive transforms into a winter wonderland during the snowy months.

Snow covered pines, mountains and meadows make it the perfect opportunity to do some wildlife spotting and if you’re lucky enough you may see some elk, moose or even some wolves!

 

 

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Family skating on a frozen lake

Take a family skate on Lake Louise.

4. Enjoy downtown Banff

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Downtown Banff

Explore downtown Banff. 

Banff gondola

Skyhigh views from the Banff Gondola.

5. Take the Gondola for a bird’s eye view of Banff

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Aurora Borealis in Banff

Spot the Northern Lights in Banff.

Aurora Borealis in Banff

Norther Lights views from Banff.

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By
Faye Alice
My name is Faye and I arrived in Banff from the UK back in October 2013. I have fallen completely in love with Banff, the Canadian Rockies & everything they have to offer. When I’m not working, you will find me out hiking summits, back country camping, long distance running & volunteering for the park. I love connecting with nature, being in the outdoors and capturing my adventures through photographs. Please jump on board & follow my journey on Instagram @fayealice22