What To Do in Banff in March

What To Do in Banff in March
Johnston Canyon Evening Icewalk with Discover Banff Tours

Looking for the best things to see and do in Banff in March?

While officially February marks the end of winter, there’s still plenty of sub-zero weather and snowy fun to be had in March! As the temperatures start to warm a little it’s the perfect weather for activities such as skiing, snow tubing, winter hikes and more!

1. Ski at Kicking Horse and Panorama Mountain Resorts

Two incredible ski resorts are at Banff’s doorstep in British Columbia, and our ski shuttles to Kicking Horse Mountain Resort and Panorama Mountain Resort are affordable and accessible, priced below the cost of a lift ticket for each resort and including return transportation from Banff and your full-day lift ticket. Did we mention that BC is typically around 10 degrees warmer than Banff? Stay in Banff, ski in BC.

Kicking Horse Mountain Resort Powder Express Shuttle from Banff
Photo Credit: Resorts of the Canadian Rockies (RCR)

2. See frozen falls under the stars

With little to no light pollution, Banff National Park is the perfect place for star gazing. Located just 30 minutes from Banff, Johnston Canyon is a popular daytime hike but did you know that you can visit these frozen falls at night under the stars? The Johnston Canyon Evening Icewalk takes you on a small group hike led by a friendly guide who will share stories of the canyon and use their powerful uplights to show off the glittering pillars of ice. Turn off your headlamp (included) on the return walk to properly appreciate the night sky if you dare!

Banff Evening Icewalks at Night with Discover Banff Tours

3. Go tubing at Alberta’s largest tube park

Looking for a fun outing for the whole family or just the young at heart? Located just a 10 minute drive from the Town of Banff, Mt Norquay is home to Alberta’s largest tube park with eight lanes of tubing fun. Grab an inflatable tube, ride up the magic carpet and then fling yourself down the snowy hill.

Mt Norquay Snowtubing

The best Banff activities in March

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
Panorama Scenic Skiing
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
12 Hours
Banff Tubing at Mt Norquay

Banff Mt Norquay - Tubing

It’s time for a downhill thrill of a different kind! Jump on an inflatable snow tube and hold on tight
10:00am – 4:00pm
Open Ticket

Ice Hockey - Calgary Flames

Listen to the roar of the crowd, watch the hockey players glide swiftly across the ice and cheer loudly for
Varies, approx 3 hours before the game
8 Hours
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
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
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
12 Hours

4. Hike through a canyon on a frozen creek bed

Staff favourite alert! This morning winter hike to icy Grotto Canyon is a bit of a local’s secret, you won’t find any crowds here. Strap on your ice cleats over your winter boots and you can walk on a frozen creek through the canyon as the walls tower above you. We’ll hike to see ancient pictographs as your guide weaves stories about the history of the canyon. The finale? Three frozen falls where you’ll stop for hot chocolate and maple cookies while we look for ice climbers scaling the 30 metre pillars of ice.

Wear ice cleats on a frozen creek bed on a Grotto Canyon Icewalk with Discover Banff Tours in the Canadian Rockies

5. Soak in natural hot springs

After a day of exploring or skiing, treat yourself to a steamy soak in Canada’s highest operating hot spring at 5,200 feet. The Banff Upper Hot Springs is open daily throughout the day, and the hot soaking pool has spectacular views of Mount Rundle.

Enjoy the Banff Hot Springs in Winter
Photo Credit: Banff & Lake Louise Tourism / Noel Hendrickson

6. Watch an ice hockey game

Is there a more quintessentially Canadian experience than watching a ice hockey game up close? Canada’s professional league, the NHL, includes the Calgary Flames and you can see the Flames play at the Saddledome Stadium in Calgary with transportation from Banff and expert commentary from your on-board guide.

Ice Hockey at the Calgary Saddledome with Discover Banff Tours

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