The splendour of Banff National Park is undeniable all year round, but there’s something magical about coming here when it’s transformed into a winter wonderland. Not only is there the opportunity to ski and snowboard some of the best powder on earth, you’ll also see larger-than-life snow sculptures, be able to watch a ridiculous sport called skijoring, and your taste buds will be delighted beyond measure.
The legendary Banff and Lake Louise and SnowDays awaits. With this 6 day itinerary, you’ll see how you can plan an adventure-filled trip that covers the best of Banff in winter.
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Banff in Winter 6 Day Itinerary
Winter is a magical time to visit Banff and Lake Louise in Alberta. Nestled in the Canadian Rocky Mountains and Banff National Park, this is a rare perfect mix of majestic mountain peaks, world-class ski resorts, unbounded adventure opportunities, culinary delights, and a vibrant town that knows how to celebrate the snowy season.
Contrary to popular belief, winter is one of the quietest times of the year to visit, making it low key, the best time to come to Banff. You’ll feel like you have the mountains all to yourselves, the streets are never packed, and there’s child-like wonder that oozes throughout.
Similar to our other travel itineraries such as 10 days in Patagonia, 5 day Maui itinerary, Richmond BC 4 day itinerary, we’ll jump straight into how to plan your own car-less 6 day Banff in winter itinerary.
Make sure to also visit Banff and Lake Louise’s trip planner tool, a handy tool that has trip ideas and produces a full-blown itinerary that can be shared and viewed online.
Why Visit During SnowDays
Hands down, the best times to visit Banff in the winter is during the SnowDays festival.
SnowDays is an annual festival in January that celebrates all things winter.
This is a completely free event that shines a light on what makes winter so much fun. In addition to the ambiance of string lights and twinkly snowflakes, you’ll find these scattered throughout Banff and Lake Louise:
SnowDays is the ultimate après, no matter what kind of adventures you’re up to during the day or throughout the week, and made for everyone including kids, or the kid inside.
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