Adventure awaits in Banff and Lake Louise

A place where wildlife outnumbers people, glaciers supply distilleries, untouched powder is never far, and endless year-round adventure abounds

Published 8 Apr 2019, 23:38 BST, Updated 30 Dec 2021, 17:40 GMT
Skiing in Banff
Skiing in Banff

The three world-class ski resorts in Banff and Lake Louise are made up of Banff Sunshine, Mt Norquay, and the Lake Louise Ski Resort. Though each is unique in terms of dining, terrain and Rocky Mountain views, they can all be accessed by one lift ticket and paired with accommodation packages through SkiBig3. Out here though, a ski holiday isn't just about skiing — it's snowshoeing adventures with Great Divide Nature Interpretation, introductory ice climbing at Johnston Canyon, skating on Lake Louise, nightlife in downtown Banff, soaking in the Banff Upper Hot Springs, dog sledding on historic trails, and scenic drives on the Icefields Parkway. After a day of adventure, finish it off with drinks made with glacial-sourced spirits from Banff's Park Distillery and craft beers from Banff Ave Brewing Co.

There are even more opportunities for adventure as winter turns to spring: ski by morning and hike or bike in the afternoon. Take in a concert at one of the area's ski resorts, dine at the top of Sulphur Mountain, enjoy a chef-inspired meal in a fairy-tale castle or visit a picturesque wooden cabin in the back country. Explore a trip to Banff and Lake Louise and live your own adventure.

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