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Things to do in Banff, Alberta in Winter Season 2022

Updated: Jul 5, 2022

4 Must Not Miss Winter Activities in Banff

Canada cannot be separated from the word—snow. When people from other countries think of Canada, they think of—snow. One may imagine that the winter season in this country is a time when people stay at home and have their warm cup of tea to stay warm. That’s unseemly as there is a whole of adventures you can do in the winter season especially here at Banff, Alberta, Canada.

We have compiled the 4 best winter activities in Banff to make your snowy visit a time to remember.

A Fairytale come true at Fairmont Banff Springs

Mimicked as the jewel of Banff, you wouldn’t miss the Scottish baronial architecture of Fairmont Banff Springs.

You may choose to view it up close and see how its interior is still intact after a century when it was built. Visit its famous spots—Mount Stephen Hall, Cascade Ballroom, Alhambra Ballroom—and immerse with its Châteauesque design elegance.

You may also choose to witness its splendor from afar. Included in many visitor’s winter activities here in Banff is prenuptial photography. They have Fairmont Banff Springs as their background to match the happily ever after marriage photos.

view from secret corner Fairmont Banff Spring hotel
Fairmont Banff Spring in Winter Season taken from the deck of Secret Corner photo by

Winter Hiking at Johnston Canyon

Hiking isn’t just for the warm seasons, but it can also be enjoyed in winter times. Be sure to wear the right winter hiking attire as the temperatures here get to as low as -20ºC.

Walkthrough the designated hiking path just beside the canyons while you stuff your eyes with whites and browns because of the snow-covered rocks. Feel the icy breeze slightly prick your cheeks and face as you relax with the sound of flowing “Ink Pot” spring waters which are almost frozen. Johnston Canyon’s waterfalls turn into majestic ice sculptures in winter, which becomes a location for ice climbing for more adventurous visitors.

There are also a lot of trails in Banff National Park hikers can explore during the winter season.

Snowboarding, Ski and more Adventures at Banff National Park

Aside from the park’s views of snow capped mountains, Banff National Park is the place to be to experience different winter activities. The green mountains in warmer seasons become great places for snowboarding and ski activities in winter, so have your ski paraphernalia ready and coordinate with ski resorts like Lake Louise Ski Resort, Mt. Norquay Ski Resort and Sunshine Village Ski and Snowboard to begin your ascent and descent to the icy mountains.

Other winter activities in Banff also include ice skating at Lake Louise and Lake Minnewanka, I know you want to visit Moraine Lake but unfortunately the road is close in winter season it will open again mid of May.

ice skating at the lake minnewanka
Lake Minnewanka in Winter photo

Omnipresent Perspective inside Banff Gondolas

Get a 360º view of the snow capped Canadian Rockies through the gondolas. Travel to this place just before sunrise or before sunset, so when you reach Sulphur mountain, you can get photos with perfect lighting. If you arrive there during sunset, prepare to be amazed by the country lights glowing as the sun continues to set.

There are a whole lot more to experience here in Banff, Alberta, Canada during the winter season like snowmobiling, sleigh rides, ice fishing and cave tours, and as you rider-driven travel and tours provider—ABest Travel and Tours Services—would gladly take you in your destinations safely and comfortably.

Connect with us your winter activities and itinerary plan.

Contact us now at 1-885-SKPDCAB or send us an email at, so we can arrange the tour for you.



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