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, 2:00pm
3.5-4 Hours, 2.5-3 Hours

Golden Snowmobiling

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

9. GONDOLA SIGHTSEEING

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

Explore the best of the Banff hikes in a frozen canyon of ice, then soar to a mountain summit for
8+
Nov-Apr
Banff sleigh rides in winter
Family Fun

Sleigh Ride + Banff Gondola + Hot Springs

Combo Package; cuddle up on a sleigh ride, soar to the top of Sulphur Mountain, and warm up by taking
All Ages
Dec-Mar
Hoodoos viewpoint winter photos with Discover Banff Tours
Family Fun

Banff Tour + Nightrise Banff Gondola

Combo Package; tour the must see highlights of Banff, then experience the new 'Nightrise' event after dark at the Banff
All Ages
Dec-Apr

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 Banff and area with just your friends or family? Book a private snowshoeing
5 Hours
8+
Snowshoeing to Marble Canyon
Limited Space

Snowshoeing Tour to Marble Canyon

Fresh powder and spectacular Marble Canyon snowshoeing as you hike past Marble Canyon's 40-metre deep gorge.   This half-day snowshoe
8:30am
4 Hours
Banff Snowshoeing Race with Discover Banff Tours
Family Fun

Snowshoeing Tour to Paint Pots

First time snowshoeing? Try one of the best snowshoeing trails near Banff. This easy 3-kilometre trail is a Kootenay National
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
55 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
25 Mins, 35 Mins, 45 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
Hoodoos viewpoint winter photos with Discover Banff Tours
Family Fun

Banff Tour + Nightrise Banff Gondola

Combo Package; tour the must see highlights of Banff, then experience the new 'Nightrise' event after dark at the Banff
All Ages
Dec-Apr
See Elk on the Discover Banff and Its Wildlife Winter Tour
Family Fun

Discover Banff & Its Wildlife

Uncover the secrets of a historic mountain haven with a local guide leading the way as you gaze at stunning
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

A combo package to explore the Grotto Canyon Trail on an icewalk and then snuggle down on a snowy sleigh
8+
Dec-Mar

Morning Icewalk + Banff Gondola

Explore the best of the Banff hikes in a frozen canyon of ice, then soar to a mountain summit for
8+
Nov-Apr

Banff Tour + Afternoon Icewalk

Combo Package; tour the highlights of Banff while looking for animals, then explore a frozen canyon of ice. Included: Discover
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, see ancient native pictographs using special hiking crampons to grip the smooth frozen
8:30am
4 Hours
Banff Evening Icewalks at Night with Discover Banff Tours

Johnston Canyon Evening Icewalk®

Watch the frozen waterfalls shimmer as you take a Johnston Canyon night walk in quiet darkness beneath the stars. The
6:30pm, 7:30pm
2.5 Hours
Johnston Canyon Icewalk in Banffwith Discover Banff Tours
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Johnston Canyon Icewalk®

The Johnston Canyon hike in winter is a spectacular show of natural ice sculptures when 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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Banff Cross Country Ski Tour in Banff National Park
Family Fun

Cross Country (Classic) Ski Tours

Glide through some of the most beautiful mountain scenery led by your experienced and professional guide. An unforgettable outdoor experience
10:00am
2 Hours

Heli Skiing

Spend a day on an exhilarating backcountry ski experience in the majestic Purcell Mountain Ranges, located just outside Banff National
8:00am
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

Banff winter sleigh rides
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Grotto Canyon Icewalk + Sleigh Ride

A combo package to explore the Grotto Canyon Trail on an icewalk and then snuggle down on a snowy sleigh
8+
Dec-Mar
Banff sleigh rides in winter
Family Fun

Sleigh Ride + Banff Gondola + Hot Springs

Combo Package; cuddle up on a sleigh ride, soar to the top of Sulphur Mountain, and warm up by taking
All Ages
Dec-Mar
Try tubing at Alberta's largest tube park at Mt Norquay in the Canadian Rockies
Family Fun

Tubing + Sleigh Ride + Hot Springs

Combo Package; slide down snowy slopes at Alberta's largest tube park, cuddle up on a sleigh ride and end the
4+
Dec-Mar

Private Sleigh Package For Two

Experience the classical romance of Banff's winter wonderland on a magical sleigh ride package for two. Relax and take in
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 dogsled tour with the option to drive your own dog sled in picturesque Spray Lakes, Canmore near Banff.
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! A Dogsledding in Canmore tour that guarantees a hands-on experience to drive your
9:00am, 11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm
2 Hours
Banff Dogsledding
Limited Space

Dogsledding - Narnia 30 mins

This 30 minute Narnia Trail Tour captures the very best of the spectacular landscape and is the perfect introduction to
2:00pm, 3:00pm
30 Mins
Banff Dogsledding
Most Popular

Dogsledding - Great Divide 1.5 Hrs

The most popular Lake Louise dogsledding - The Great Divide tour, takes you along the base of giant peaks in
9:30am, 12:00pm, 2:00pm
1.5 Hours

1. SEE LAKE LOUISE

Take a walk along the Lake Louise shoreline trail on the Discover Lake Louise winter tour with Discover Banff Tours in the Canadian Rockies
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Lake Louise Winter Tour with Discover Banff Tours
Most Popular

Discover Lake Louise & Snowshoeing

A vast frozen lake surrounded by sparkling snow and an amphitheatre of snow-dusted mountain peaks - Lake Louise snowshoeing is
1:30pm
4 Hours

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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