Top 10 Best Things to do in Banff this Winter
Hoodoods viewpoint on the winter Discover Banff Tour

There’s an endless list of things to see and do in Banff and winter.

But with limited time on your vacation, which will you choose? Check out our top ten things to do in Banff and Lake Louise in Banff National Park, Canadian Rockies.

10. SNOWMOBILING TOURS

Ride a snowmobile in an open powder bowl in the Canadian Rockies
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Paradise Basin Snowmobiling

A half or full-day guided snowmobiling tour in Panorama, BC, up to Paradise Basin at 8,000 feet through the forest
9:30am
2.5-3 Hours, 4-4.5 Hours

Golden Snowmobiling

Experience the excitement of driving a snowmobile up to 7,000 feet through the Rocky Mountains in Golden, BC on a
10:00am, 1:00pm
2 Hours, 4-4.5 Hours

9. GONDOLA SIGHTSEEING

Banff Gondola View from the Lookout in Winter
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Icewalk + Banff Gondola

Combo Package; explore a frozen canyon of ice, then soar to a mountain summit for views over Banff. Included: Johnston
8+
Nov-Apr
Banff sleigh rides in winter
Family Fun

Sleigh Ride + Gondola

Combo Package; cuddle up on a sleigh ride and then soar to the top of Sulphur Mountain. Included: Sleigh Ride
All Ages
Dec-Mar
Summer views from the Banff Gondola
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Banff Sightseeing Gondola

Soar to the summit of Sulphur Mountain in a modern gondola cabin for breathtaking 360 degree views, 5 minutes from
Throughout the day
Open Ticket

8. TRY SNOWSHOEING

Walk through fresh snow on a Banff snowshoeing tour with Discover Banff Tours in the Canadian Rockies
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Private Snowshoeing Tours

Looking for a new way to snowshoe with just your friends or family? Book a private snowshoeing tour of Marble
5 Hours
8+
Lower Falls Cave on the Johnston Canyon Icewalk with Discover Banff Tours
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Icewalk + Marble Canyon Snowshoe

Combo Package; explore a frozen canyon of ice, then stomp through fresh powder on a snowy forest trail. Included: Johnston
8+
Dec-Apr
Snowshoeing to Marble Canyon
Limited Space

Snowshoeing Tour to Marble Canyon

Your snowshoes crunch on fresh powder as you hike past Marble Canyon's 40-metre deep gorge.   This half-day Banff tour
1:30pm
4 Hours
Banff Snowshoeing Race with Discover Banff Tours
Family Fun

Snowshoeing Tour to Paint Pots

First time snowshoeing? This easy 3-kilometre trail through Kootenay National Park to see the historical Paint Pots is the perfect
1:30pm
4 Hours

7. HELICOPTER SIGHTSEEING

Take a private helicopter sightseeing flight to Marvel Pass near Banff National Park
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Icefields Helicopter Flights

See the Canadian Rockies on spectacular Icefields heli sightseeing flights with glaciers, icefalls, waterfalls, alpine lakes and 11,200 foot peaks.
Throughout the day
20 Mins, 30 Mins, 55 Mins

Private Banff Heli Sightseeing

Located on the south west border of Banff National Park, Marvel Pass has long been a favourite spot for that
Throughout the day
45 Mins
Most Popular

Banff Helicopter Flights

A once in a lifetime experience to fly over mountain peaks, alpine meadows, pristine lakes and to the "Matterhorn of
Throughout the day
20 Mins, 30 Mins, 40 Mins

6. SIGHTSEEING IN BANFF

Hoodoos viewpoint winter photos with Discover Banff Tours
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Private Winter Sightseeing Tours

Looking to tour with just your friends or family? Book a private sightseeing tour of Banff National Park and see
5 Hours
All Ages

Private Wildlife Tours

Looking for a more in depth way to connect with Banff's wildlife? Book a private wildlife tour of Banff National
5 Hours
All Ages
Hoodoods viewpoint on the winter Discover Banff Tour
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Banff + Lake Louise Tours

Combo Package; experience the picture perfect viewpoints of Banff and Lake Louise as they transform into a winter wonderland.  Included:
8+
Dec-Apr
See Elk on the Discover Banff and Its Wildlife Winter Tour
Family Fun

Discover Banff & Its Wildlife

Keep your eyes peeled for deer, elk, and bighorn sheep on this morning tour of the highlights of Banff (the
8:30am
3 Hours

5. WINTER ICEWALKS

See the frozen upper falls on the Johnston Canyon Icewalk with Discover Banff Tours
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Grotto Canyon Icewalk + Sleigh Ride

Combo Package; chill with an ice walk into Grotto Canyon and then snuggle down on a snowy sleigh ride. Included:
8+
Dec-Mar

Icewalk + Banff Gondola

Combo Package; explore a frozen canyon of ice, then soar to a mountain summit for views over Banff. Included: Johnston
8+
Nov-Apr

Banff Tour + Icewalk

Combo Package; tour the highlights of Banff while looking for animals, then explore a frozen canyon of ice. Included: Discover
8+
Dec-Apr
Lower Falls Cave on the Johnston Canyon Icewalk with Discover Banff Tours
Most Popular

Icewalk + Marble Canyon Snowshoe

Combo Package; explore a frozen canyon of ice, then stomp through fresh powder on a snowy forest trail. Included: Johnston
8+
Dec-Apr
See frozen waterfalls on the Grotto Canyon Icewalk with Discover Banff Tours

Grotto Canyon Icewalk

Explore the icy beauty of Grotto Canyon and see ancient native pictographs using special hiking crampons to grip the smooth
8:30am
4 Hours
Banff Evening Icewalks at Night with Discover Banff Tours

Johnston Canyon Evening Icewalk®

Your headlamp makes the frozen waterfalls of Johnston Canyon shimmer as you hike along the suspended catwalks in quiet darkness
6:30pm, 7:30pm
2.5 Hours
Johnston Canyon Icewalk in Banffwith Discover Banff Tours
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Johnston Canyon Icewalk®

Water cascades into this narrow canyon in the heat of summer, but in the winter the thundering falls freeze solid
8:30am, 1:30pm
4 Hours

4. TAKE A SKI DAY TRIP

Experience skiing by helicopter with RK Heliski
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3. TAKE A WINTER SLEIGH RIDE

Banff winter sleigh rides
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Grotto Canyon Icewalk + Sleigh Ride

Combo Package; chill with an ice walk into Grotto Canyon and then snuggle down on a snowy sleigh ride. Included:
8+
Dec-Mar
Banff sleigh rides in winter
Family Fun

Sleigh Ride + Gondola

Combo Package; cuddle up on a sleigh ride and then soar to the top of Sulphur Mountain. Included: Sleigh Ride
All Ages
Dec-Mar

Romantic Sleigh Ride - Couples

Experience the classical romance of Banff's winter wonderland on a magical sleigh ride package for two complete with beverages and
Throughout the day
40 Mins
Banff snowy sleigh ride
Family Fun

Sleigh Rides

Join us on our sleigh ride through the Banff mountain meadows with your family, friends or loved ones for a
Throughout the day
40 Mins

2. TAKE A DOGSLEDDING TOUR

Drive your own team of dogs on a dogsled tour at Spray Lakes in the Canadian Rockies
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Drive your own sled of dogs on a dogsledding adventure at Spray Lakes
Limited Space

Dogsledding - Sunfeather Winterlude 4 Hrs

A longer tour with the option to drive your own dog sled in picturesque Spray Lakes, Canmore. Glide through entwined
11:00am
4 Hours
Canmore dogsledding tour from Banff with transport
Most Popular

Dogsledding - Powder Hound 2 Hrs

This is the best value for money dogsledding tour that guarantees you a hands-on experience to drive your own sled
9:00am, 11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm
2 Hours
Banff Dogsledding
Limited Space

Dogsledding - Narnia 30 mins

This 30 minute tour captures the very best of the spectacular landscape and is the perfect introduction to dogsledding in
2:00pm, 3:00pm, 4:00pm
30 Mins
Banff Dogsledding
Most Popular

Dogsledding - Great Divide 1.5 Hrs

The most popular dogsledding tour at Lake Louise takes you along the base of giant peaks in Banff National Park
9:30am, 12:00pm, 2:00pm
1.5 Hours

1. SEE LAKE LOUISE

Try ice skating on a frozen lake on the Discover Lake Louise winter tour with Discover Banff Tours in the Canadian Rockies
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Private Winter Sightseeing Tours

Looking to tour with just your friends or family? Book a private sightseeing tour of Banff National Park and see
5 Hours
All Ages

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