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Winter Drives in Banff National Park


Scenic Drives Near Lake Louise & Banff Banff National Park offer is well known for a host of world famous scenic drives allowing visitors to take a long, slow cruise through a breathtaking winter wonderland enjoying stunning mountain views. Below are a few unforgettable road trips that you can experience year round. (Be sure to [...]

Winter Walking Trails in Banff


There are many relatively flat pathways and trails that are suitable for winter walking in Banff. The Cascade Ponds is an easily accessible area located on Lake Minnewanka Drive just across the highway from the Banff town site. Other options include the Fenland Loop Trail, the Bow River Trail, the Marsh Loop and Sundance Trail. [...]



Snowmobiling is not permitted within the national parks, but there are opportunities in nearby Golden just 1 hours west of Lake Louise. We recommend Golden Snowmobile Rentals and Tours. Their website is: WestBench Trail Tour The WestBench Trail Tour is a scenic ride following the upper bench of the famous Columbia Valley. With [...]

Icewalk in Johnston Canyon


Johnston Canyon traverses a series of steel catwalks that give spectacular views of the Johnston Canyon below. This popular ice walk will lead you past the lower falls and to the breathtaking upper icefalls. Travel through prime wildlife habitat and learn the clues to how Johnston Canyon was formed. The scenery changes dramatically in [...]



There’s lots of incredible snowshoeing terrain around Banff and Lake Louise with rental options for going on your own or options for guided tours. Ski Louise offers a range of guided trips: Parks Canada offers the following trail information in Lake Louise: Nearby Yoho National Park maintains the following winter trails: [...]

Ice Magic Festival


Ice Magic Festival Set in the spectacular surroundings of Lake Louise, the Ice Magic Festival is a world class event with over 20 years of history. Watch as talented ice artists from around the world skillfully combine gruelling physicality with precision artistry in an ice carving competition. In 34 hours, internationally renowned teams of two [...]