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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, 2022 — September 5, 2022

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

Alberta Culture Days

September 1, 2022 — September 30, 2022

Celebrate Alberta Culture Days and nationwide Culture Days in Banff in the month of September. 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, 2022 — October 10, 2022

Celebrate diversity, love, and kindness in a fun-filled, colourful week at Banff Pride. Delight in different flavours as local restaurants participate in a colourful cocktail event in Banff and Lake Louise. With the largest event schedule ever, mix your mountain adventures in Banff National Park with the Drag Brunches, Queer-lesque performances, concerts, and parties.

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

Jasper’s Dark Sky Festival

October 14, 2022 — October 23, 2022

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 29, 2022 — November 6, 2022

JSince 1976, the Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival, a flagship program of Banff Centre, has been an industry leader in the celebration of Mountain Culture. We promote understanding and appreciation of the world’s mountain places by creating opportunities for people to share and find inspiration in mountain experiences, ideas, and visions. Following the festival each fall, our annual World Tour reaches more than 40 countries on 7 continents, making us the largest adventure film tour on the planet.

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

Jasper in January

January 13, 2023 — January 29, 2023

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. 

GET LOCAL DEALS 

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

Banff & Lake Louise SnowDays

January 18, 2023 — January 29, 2023

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

Ice Magic Festival

January 18, 2023 — January 31, 2023

Experience the exceptional talents of International Ice Carvers as they take on the challenge to build a work of art out of ice. The competition takes place at the beginning of this two-week-long festival, but you can see the completed works, well until they melt!

Stay at the Mountaineer Lodge Lake Louise during Ice Magic Festival and receive the following:

  • All-day access to Competition Carving Site
  • VIP shuttle access to Ice Magic Festival area / Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise from Samson Mall, across the road from the Mountaineer Lodge, and return
  • breakfast daily at the Mountaineer Lodge

CHECK RATES & AVAILABILITY NOW or CALL 1.855.556.8473

For more information, visit:
https://mountaineerlodge.com/visit-lake-louise/events-festivals/ice-magic-festival

Jasper Pride Festival

April 14, 2023 — April 23, 2023

There's an energy at Jasper Pride that you won't feel anywhere else. Being surrounded by natural beauty in a town that openly and proudly supports the LGBTQ community year round. With so many activities and events going on you can't help but feel like you're a part of something special.

The Jasper Pride Festival Society has the purpose of creating an annual Pride Festival in Jasper National Park in support of the local and visiting LGBTQ+  community. JPFS plans, hosts, and fundraises throughout the year to bring this festival and related events to our world-class destination in the Canadian Rockies.

The Jasper Pride Festival Society strives to create a safe and inclusive atmosphere of equality, acceptance, and support for the LGBTQ+ communities.

For more information, visit:
https://jasperpride.ca/about/

Jasper Canadian Rockies Half Marathon

April 22, 2023

Whether your first-ever footrace or searching out an event to kickstart the season, the Jasper Canadian Rockies Half Marathon Festival is sure to please!
 

Choose from a 5km to a half marathon. Choose your race and & join us in the annual Jasper Canadian Rockies Half Marathon Festival! 

  

For more information, visit:
http://www.jaspercanadianrockieshalf.ca/

Banff Yoga Festival

May 5, 2023 — May 7, 2023

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/