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Upcoming Events

The communities of Banff and Jasper offer visitor experiences year round with special events and festivals that showcase the essence of Canadian Rockies culture. Whether we are celebrating Canada Day in our National Parks, opening days of the ski season, bears coming out of hibernation, art and photography, ice carving competitions or climbing and cycling competitions, we love a great festival and event. At the Mount Robson Inn in Jasper and Mountaineer Lodge in Lake Louise you will find accommodations paired with such events and festivals.

Miette Hot Springs Operating Season

May 1, 2020 — October 12, 2020

Miette Hot Springs, located in Alberta’s Jasper National Park, feature the hottest hot springs in the Canadian Rockies. The natural hot springs water flows from the mountain at 54°C (129°F), the water is then cooled to a comfortable temperature of 40°C (104°F) as it enters the hot springs pool.  Miette Hot Springs beautiful location and luxurious water makes it one of the top things to do in Jasper National Park and one of Alberta’s best kept secrets. Whether it is the quiet peaceful panorama surrounding the hot springs or the scenic drive along the wild Fiddle valley, Miette Hot Springs is a unique experience that will keep you coming back year after year.

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Alberta Culture Days

September 25, 2020 — September 28, 2020

Celebrate Alberta Culture Days and nationwide Culture Days in Banff in September 2020. Get a behind the scenes look at the rich art, culture, and history of this authentic mountain community with a variety of exciting events and activities including artist receptions, tours, live performances, and heritage interpretation.

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Banff Pride

September 29, 2020 — October 4, 2020

Join us for a week of fun and colour as we celebrate Pride in Banff and Lake Louise. Banff PRIDE hosts events and activities for all, from family-friendly good times to gatherings more suitable for grown-ups.

In 2019 we enjoyed colourful cocktails made from local craft spirits, a drag brunch, and a free outdoor event for families. This year we are looking forward to even more fun, all in the name of recognizing and celebrating diversity in our community.

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Jasper’s Dark Sky Festival

October 16, 2020 — October 25, 2020

Jasper's Dark Sky invites stargazing adventurers to get lost in the wonder of one of the world's largest dark sky preserves. As daylight hours begin to recede, October is the ideal time to celebrate the skies with the annual Jasper Dark Sky Festival, an ever-growing celebration aimed at connecting all ages to our universe and beyond.  This free festival has quickly become one of Jasper's signature events. Check Jasper Dark Sky Festival for a full listing of events that are taking place. October is also Dark Sky month in Jasper National Park and there are many great events happening throughout the month. 

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Banff Mountain Film & Book Festival

October 31, 2020 — November 8, 2020

Join us in Banff, Alberta, Canada this fall to celebrate over 40 years of cutting-edge adventure and exploration from filmmakers and authors around the globe at the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival.  The Festival happens over nine days each fall and features stories of profound journeys, unexpected adventures and ground-breaking expeditions told by renowned authors, photographers, adventurers and filmmakers from around the globe. Days after the Festival, our World Tour launches, bringing films to fans in over 40 countries.

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WinterStart Festival - Banff & Lake Louise

November 20, 2020 — December 31, 2020

Discover the holiday spirit in Banff and Lake Louise, where timeless traditions meet inspired festivities. Here you will relish every unforgettable moment with an extraordinary winter retreat in the breathtaking Canadian Rockies. This year is about giving yourself the freedom and time to create meaningful family experiences. In a season filled with a hundred things to do, find the one that truly matters: being present with the ones you love.

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Jasper in January

January 15, 2021 — January 31, 2021

Celebrate the season with everything that makes our chilliest months also our most memorable. Your nose might be cold but your heart has never been warmer.

Activities include;

  • Ice Climbing 101, Live Music, Dark Sky Snowshoe, Dogsledding, Sleighrides and Yoga events
  • Brewery tours, WIne in Winter, Whiskey, Wine & Hops event
  • Lole Wellness Weekend, ATCO Street Party & Fireworks, Yoga, Dark Sky Snowshoe, Chili cook-off and much more. 


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Banff & Lake Louise SnowDays

January 20, 2021 — January 31, 2021

he magical allure of Banff and Lake Louise is yours to discover. Alongside its world-class skiing and astounding wilderness, the essence of mountain culture comes to life during SnowDays, a vibrant winter festival in the heart of the Canadian Rockies. Warm up to winter with Ice Magic International Ice Carving Competition, the SnowDays Snow Sculptures Competition and Exhibition, exclusive culinary offerings, cozy après-ski culture, the thrill of skijoring, and the invigorating SnowDays Play Zone. This calendar of events will be the highlight of the season. Here, you’ll fall in love with the snowiest days of the year.. 

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