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Banff National Park



Come play outside this winter. Known for its powder white snow and the best ski conditions in Canada, Banff National Park offers a myriad of winter activities for all levels and abilities. Experience exceptional cross-country skiing or challenge yourself by trying snowshoeing or skating. Come enjoy one day or a whole week of activities!

All Activities


Looking for more? Contact Banff / Lake Louise Tourism for information about commercial guided tours, attractions, dining or accommodation. Private licensed guides are available through the Interpretive Guides Association or the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides.

Need gear? Contact Banff / Lake Louise Tourism for equipment rentals.

Walking, snowshoeing or tobogganing? You don’t need to venture far to be in avalanche terrain. Not all signed trails are safe for winter travel. November through June, check the Winter Trails Map for safe and fun options, or contact any Parks Canada Visitor Centre.

Reserve your campsite!
1-877-RESERVE (737-3783)

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Prohibited Activities

  • Hunting
  • Motorized off-road travelling
  • Ice Fishing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Paragliding
  • Parachuting
  • Hang gliding or any heavier-than-air aircraft
  • Use of personal watercraft, (such as Sea Doos, Jet Skis etc.) or water skiing equipment
  • Collecting natural (eg. wildflowers, rocks, mushrooms, berries) or cultural objects (eg. arrowheads)

National Park Acts, Regulations and Guidelines