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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.

For more information, visit:
https://www.hotsprings.ca/miette

Banff Yoga Festival

May 29, 2020 — May 31, 2020

The Banff Yoga Festival returns in May bringing together exceptional teachers of yoga, meditation, and mindfulness from Banff and beyond. Create your intentions in a goal-setting workshop, learn the basics of eating well in a cooking class, and connect with friends at a variety of yoga workshops. From yoga classes to hiking adventures, to cultural and social gatherings, this conscious celebration will leave you feeling refreshed and renewed fully in mind, body, and soul.

For more information, visit:
https://banffyogafestival.com/?pd00=341493346.1575575949

Banff Summer Arts Festival

June 18, 2020 — July 31, 2020

Banff Summer Arts Festival is an annual summer festival celebrating the art and music communities of Banff, Alberta, through dozens of free performance events throughout the city. Dance, opera, films, theatre, local musicians, internationally acclaimed authors, speakers and artists are presented alongside visual art exhibitions. The magnificent location along with the diverse showcase of international and Centre Arts artists will leave everyone feeling inspired.

For more information, visit:
https://www.banffcentre.ca/articles/summer-events

National Indigenous Peoples Day

June 21, 2020

Join Elders, Aboriginal drummers, singers and dancers in Jasper - Jasper National Park and Banff - Banff National Park on this day of annual celebration of the rich culture and traditions of Aboriginal people. Experience Tipi teachings, storytelling, guided walks, traditional life exhibits, food and children’s craft area.

For more information, visit:
https://www.banffcentre.ca/nipd

Jasper Heritage Rodeo

August 5, 2020 — August 9, 2020

Combining the best of western culture and heritage, the Heritage Rodeo in Jasper, Alberta is a weekend to lasso some fun. Out of the 60 professional rodeos on the western Canada schedule, this one remains at the forefront of rodeo promotion and education.

For more information, visit:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1506244872736792/

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.

For more information, visit:
https://culturedays.ca/en/ab

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.

For more information, visit:
https://www.banfflakelouise.com/banff-pride

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. 

For more information, visit:
https://jasperdarksky.travel/

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.

For more information, visit:
https://www.banffcentre.ca/banff-mountain-film-book-festival

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.

For more information, visit:
https://www.banfflakelouise.com/Christmas

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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For more information, visit:
https://www.jasper.travel/january/

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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For more information, visit:
https://www.banfflakelouise.com/snowdays