A white Christmas in the mountains is a dream for guests – and December brings the start of the best snowy winter experiences to Banff. Here’s our Top 6 December activities including skating on a frozen lake, being pulled by a team of dogs through the snow, and stomping through fresh powder on snowshoes.
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There is no better way to peel kids away from technology than to place them in adventure at a young age – Banff National Park is perhaps the best place to introduce young explorers to what awaits past a screen. Let’s take a deep snowy dive into which are Banff’s best family activities in winter, and why.
Fact: there is always things to do and see in Banff, year round. Whether it’s wildlife, flora, fauna, or dramatic Rocky Mountain landscapes, there are many different views of Banff National places to explore. The best way to see Banff’s winter scenery, wildlife and hidden gems is on one of our sightseeing tours.
One of our best activities for family adventure in Banff is snowshoeing. With our tours in Kootenay National Park, you not only get to explore this neighbouring national park, but you stomp around completely care and stress-free.
Iconic to the great white north and our most popular activity is dogsledding. These docile and well-trained animals take you on a journey like no other through our Rocky Mountains but book early! Dogsledding tours sell out well in advance.
When the autumn turns to winter and the temperatures drop below freezing, a unique transformation occurs in the canyons – they turn into detailed, Narnia-like ice valleys that create the best icewalks in Banff. Canyons around the Canadian Rockies have been sculpted over thousands of years with the wind, water,