Winter Wonderland

Winter in the Canadian Rockies is all about outdoor adventures for snow sport lovers! Fun facts: Banff National Park is Canada’s oldest national park, established in 1885 and welcomes an average of four million visitors every year. Lake Louise has something for everyone, including:

  • Time to break out the ice skates and hockey pucks for some good old-fashioned fun at Lake Louise. During the winter, the lake is completely frozen over making it the most scenic ice rink in the world! Don’t have skates? Wilson Mountain Sports has you covered, located in Lake Louise Village.
  • Our world-class snow and amazing summit views make Lake Louise the perfect family-friendly ski area for all levels. You can even take ski or snowboarding lessons if you’re just starting out.
  • With over 1000 miles of trails to explore in Banff National Park, enjoy a guided snowshoeing tour or explore on your own. Our lakeshore offers four kilometers of
  • We’re home to A LOT of wildlife, including elk, bears, wolves, mountain goats, caribou and other magnificent wildlife. Bring a camera or phone to capture these majestic creatures in their natural habitat but be sure to keep a safe and respectful distance.
  • For family fun, kick off the holidays with an official Santa Claus Parade on November 16. Good ol’ Saint Nick arrives in style to ignite the Christmas spirit in the Rockies with a parade of lights, procession of floats and photos at Banff Train Station. Additional info here.
  • Watch the world’s best ski racers compete for world cup glory at one of the most beautiful locations in the world during the Lake Louise Alpine Ski World Ski Cup, November 30 to December 01, 2019. Click here for a complete schedule and tickets!
  • Start out your day with a hearty breakfast in Legends and end it with some comfort food in Timberwolf Café. Better yet, discover a truly Canadian experience in our on-site Gazebo every Saturday from 6 pm to 9 pm with our Apres Ski Gazebo Bonfire featuring complimentary hot chocolate, marshmallows and s’mores!
  • And remember that safety never takes a holiday so make sure to pack a trail guide/map, water, winter apparel, bear spray, sunscreen and sunglasses, winter hat and gloves, hand and toe warmers and carry a cell phone.