In the heart of these winter months, Banff National Park invites visitors and locals to embrace the cold, vigour, and fun that winter brings. The silence that comes with falling snow, the glowing crackle of a fire, and the joy of snowball fights: it is a magical time of year. Come love winter during SnowDays, the festival of snow in Banff National Park.
The annual SnowDays Festival is a highlight of the winter season in Banff and Lake Louise. A 12-day long celebration held during January, the festival features a variety of events, shows, and activities that combine history, culture, and winter activities.
Inspired by the picturesque Canadian Rockies, Banff SnowDays celebrates winter in many exciting ways. Highlights include the artsy snow sculpture competition, the Ice Magic Carving competition, gondola routes up to Banff Sunshine Village, skiing at the Lake Louise ski resort, snow tubing at the Norquay’s tube park, a guided tour of Johnston Canyon, a guided ice climb on the frozen waterfalls and dog sledding. There will also be places for food and drinks.