Lake Louise Ice Off! Contest
May 17 - June 9, 2013
Trout Unlimited, Parks Canada, and The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise invite the public to participate in a contest to guess when Lake Louise will be completely ice free. Each guess costs a minimum of $20, with proceeds going towards westslope cutthroat trout restoration in Banff National Park. Participants who guess the correct date of the lake’s thaw will be entered in a draw for prizes from the Chateau Lake Louise. To participate: Trout Unlimited - Lake Louise Ice Off!
We are inviting the world to come see Banff’s biggest story - the Birthplace of Canada`s National Parks! New programming, exhibits and hands on special events celebrate the legacy of The Cave and Basin National Historic Site and Parks Canada`s system of world renowned protected areas, Highlights include a fully accessible underground cave, gift store, cafe, 4 season walking trails, bird watching/ flower spotting on 1 km of raised boardwalks over pristine marshland, fun photo booths, after dark special events and a 4-screen, HD immersive short video that takes you on a journey through Parks Canada’s network of national historic sites, parks and marine conservation areas.
Upcoming events and activities
Backcountry Avalanche Warning
April 30, 2013
Parks Canada is issuing a special avalanche warning for Banff, Kootenay and Yoho national parks. Outdoor enthusiasts are strongly recommended to avoid avalanche areas by restricting their travel to simple terrain or within the boundaries of a ski resort. Current avalanche danger in alpine areas is moderate though that is expected to climb to high as the week progresses and temperatures increase.
Contest: Exploring the Trails Together
The winning families are...
Tell us in 50 to 75 words why you would like to learn how to cross-country ski or snowshoe with your family in Banff National Park. Enter to win a classic Canadian experience, for you and your family in Canada’s first national park. Spend the weekend enjoying the great outdoors while an instructor teaches you the basics of cross-country skiing or snowshoeing.