In the heart of Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, sit three of the world’s finest ski resorts: Mt. Norquay, Lake Louise Ski Resort, and Sunshine Village. A single tri-area lift ticket gives you access to almost 8,000 acres of skiable terrain. With one of the longest ski seasons in North America, these resorts are open from early November to mid-May.
You can float through the powder, cruise wide-open groomers, relax in the natural hot springs, explore ice canyons, mush a team of dogs, or experience downtown Banff’s unique shops. Be sure to save some energy for the evenings, so you can enjoy the mix of hip lounges, lively pubs, and trendy restaurants along Banff Avenue. And remember, you’re in Canada’s premier National Park, so don’t be surprised if you spot elk ambling down the snow-covered streets.
Congratulations on selecting Banff as your Skican vacation destination! Although Banff is best known for its terrific skiing/riding, the area offers plenty of additional activities for you to enjoy during your stay.
Tri-Area Sightseeing Lift Ticket
This sightseeing pass opens up the mountains for non-skiing guests who want to experience the incredible scenery at Mt Norquay, the Lake Louise Ski Resort, and Sunshine Village. These tickets provide transportation to and from the resorts, round trips on the chairs and/or gondola at the resorts, as well as a $12 food voucher, so all you have to worry about is having fun.
Mt. Norquay and Lake Louise Ski Resort offer a fast-paced, fun-filled adrenaline rush with their snow tube parks.
For those wanting to venture beyond the pistes, snowshoeing can be a great way to get off the beaten path. Lake Louise Ski Resort and Sunshine Village even offer a guided service with catering options available. Mt. Norquay offers unguided snowshoeing along three marked trails that take between 1hr - 2.5hrs each.
Night Skiing & Tubing
Mt. Norquay is the only ski resort in Banff National Park to offer night skiing. Guests can enjoy lapping the Cascade chair to access three runs and the extensive terrain park on Friday and Saturday nights between December and April. Night tubing is also available.
Banff offers a plethora of cross-country ski trails, meaning you will be spoiled for choice with trails designed to accommodate any skill level from beginner to Olympian.
Enjoy the scenery of the Canadian Rockies in a truly unique fashion. Sit back and relax, or if you're feeling more adventurous, take a turn driving your own team of dogs.
While in Banff, experience the excitement of a Cave Tour. Visit the infamous Rat’s Nest Cave, and explore the twisted passageways that lead to large underground chambers.
Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides
Enjoy a traditional Horse Drawn Sleigh Ride in Banff or Lake Louise. It's a perfect way to end your day in the Rocky Mountains. Banff has a variety of options to choose from, including a romantic ride for two!
Bathe in the “Sacred Waters of the Mountain” in the Sulpher Mountain Hot Springs. These natural hot springs will leave you feeling energized and refreshed.
Explore frozen waterfalls and canyons on an Ice Walk. There are several tour operators that explore the Johnston Canyon Region.
There are several Museums in Banff that are worth a visit, including the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies and the Banff Park Museum National Historic Site.
*Skican does not endorse these activities and you undertake them at your own risk.