Upcoming Events, Articles, and News at Banff National Park Area
Banff National Park Area Annual Events
Snowdays (January - February)
A month-long festival jam-packed with mid-week events and weekend festivals that celebrate Banff National Park’s love for winter.
Performance in the Park (June)
A one-day outdoor concert held against the spectacular backdrop of Cascade Gardens that celebrates Banff National Park’s mountain and cultural heritage through music.
Parks Day (July)
First celebrated in 1990, Canada's Parks Day is a national event, showcasing parks and historic sites in every province and territory in Canada. In Banff National Park. bring a picnic lunch, roll out your blanket and show off your favourite teddy bear at the annual Teddy Bear Picnic or follow in the footsteps of Norman Bethune Sanson and enjoy a moderately strenuous hike to the top of Sulphur Mountain.
Lake Louise Fall Festival (September - October)
Feast your eyes on the changing colours of the forest and enjoy unique activities, events, programs and outdoor recreation to celebrate the season.
Culture Days (September)
Parks Canada presents the Parks Canada Collection, a national program that brings "best of" interpretation from across the Parks Canada system to the Cave and Basin NHS while celebrating the Parks Canada story, past, present and future.
What to do in Lake Louise and Around
With its blue-green water and dramatic mountain setting, this is the best known and most admired lake in the park. Lake Louise Drive, a paved 4.5 km road, and two trails, the Tramline and Louise Creek, provide access between Lake Louise Village on the valley floor and the lake itself. Pathways lead from the public parking lot to the lake. The magnificent snow-covered peak at the end of the lake is Mount Victoria, named for England’s renowned queen. The lake is named for after one of her five daughters. A stroll through the flower-filled grounds in front of the Chateau Lake Louise is a nice way to spend a half hour. Canoes can be rented from the boathouse at the lake or you can see the lake on foot by walking the Lakeshore Trail. At the Lake Louise ski area, on the opposite side of the valley, visitors can take a chairlift up Whitehorn Mountain in the summertime for panoramic views of Lake Louise and its surrounding peaks.
Lake Minnewanka, Bow Valley Parkway, Lake Louise and Area, Sunshine Meadows, Johnston Canyon, The Hot Springs, The Icefields Parkway and Jasper just to name a few.
Taken from www.banffnationalpark.com
Banff National Park Area Travel Guides
Banff National Park Travel Guide
Banff National Park, located west of Calgary in the Canadian province of Alberta, was established in 1885 in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. It is the oldest Canadian national park and the world’s third. This popular Canadian destination is also recorded as one of the most visited national parks in North America. Best known for its breathtaking ice fields and landscapes, grandiose glaciers, world renowned mountainous terrain and thick coniferous forest, it has become a top choice for both national and foreign tourists. ... read more
Canmore Travel Guide
- Canmore is surrounded by the spectacular Canadian Rockies. Canmore is strategically located 106km/66mi west of Calgary, Alberta on the Trans Canada Highway, an easy and beautiful drive of about one hour from downtown Calgary. The town of Canmore is just 5 kms (2 miles) from the entrance to Banff National Park to the west and 22 kms (12 miles) to downtown Banff. This scenic drive takes just 15 minutes. ... read more