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!
Twenty minutes down the road you will reach the parking lot for Johnston Canyon
- a well-defined trail that takes you through a canyon with lots of frozen waterfalls. Take your time, watch your footing and enjoy the fresh air and natural beauty (also look out for the ice climber’s at the upper falls!) Don’t forget to check the Parks Canada
website for Wildlife etiquette and trail conditions.
3. Ice Skate on Lake Louise
Lake Louise is one of the most iconic lakes in all of Canada so why not rent a pair of ice skates and do a few laps whilst it’s frozen. From January 19th-29th the Banff Ice Magical Festival takes place and a huge ice sculptured castle is built on the lake making Ice Skating an even more unique experience. Afterwards why not view the lake via horse and carriage or admire the views from inside the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.