Top 10 Best Things to do in Banff this Winter
Try ice skating on a frozen lake on the Discover Lake Louise winter tour with Discover Banff Tours in the Canadian Rockies

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 full-day guided snowmobiling tour in Panorama, BC, up to Paradise Basin at 8,000 feet through the forest with spectacular
9:00am
4-5 Hours

Golden Snowmobiling

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

9. GONDOLA SIGHTSEEING

Banff Gondola View from the Lookout in Winter
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Photo Credit: Travel Alberta / Mike Seehagel

Banff Sightseeing Winter Chairlift

Visit Mt Norquay for a day of sightseeing and dining as you take an open-air chairlift ride up to 7,000
10am – 3:30pm
Open Ticket
Banff Sightseeing 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+
Snowshoeing to Marble Canyon
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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 tour is an
8:30am
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

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
12 Mins, 25 Mins, 30 Mins

6. SIGHTSEEING IN BANFF

Discover Banff and Its Wildlife 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
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

Johnston Canyon Icewalk with Discover Banff Tours
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Private Icewalk Tours

Looking for a new way to tour with your friends or family? Book a private icewalk tour of majestic Johnston
5 Hours
All Ages
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 with 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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Skiing at Panorama Mountain Resort in Panorama, British Columbia
Family Fun

Panorama Ski Shuttle

Ride from Banff to family-friendly Panorama Mountain Resort in BC, with nearly 3,000 acres of terrain across 4,000 vertical feet
6:40am
12 Hours

Heli Skiing

Spend a day on an exhilarating backcountry ski experience in the majestic Purcell Mountain Ranges, located just outside Banff National
8:30am
7 Hours
Kicking Horse Mountain Resort Powder Express Shuttle from Banff
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Kicking Horse Powder Express

The Powder Express takes you straight from your hotel in Banff to Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, one of the most
6:40am
12 Hours

3. TAKE A WINTER SLEIGH RIDE

See Banff's winter beauty on a group sleigh ride
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Private Sleigh Ride

Experience the classical romance of Banff's winter wonderland on a magical sleigh ride package for two complete with chocolates and
Throughout the day
40 Mins
Banff Trail Riders Public Sleigh Ride
Family Fun

Sleigh Rides

Join us on a 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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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
Snowy Owl Tours Dogsled Tour
Limited Space

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
4:00pm
30 Mins
Banff Dogsledding
Limited Space

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

Ice skate at Lake Louise on a full-day tour 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
Ice skate on Lake Louise on the winter Discover Lake Louise Tour with Discover Banff Tours
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Discover Lake Louise

A vast frozen lake surrounded by sparkling snow and an amphitheatre of snow-dusted mountain peaks - Lake Louise is postcard-perfect
10:15am
7 Hours

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