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Banff's Special Events

  1. SnowDays Festival

    January 13 - February 5 @ Around Banff

    The annual SnowDays Festival is a highlight of the winter season in Banff & Lake Louise. A month-long celebration held during January and February, the festival features a variety of events, shows, and activities that combine history, culture and winter action.

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  2. Lake Louise to Banff Loppet & Relay

    January 22, All Day

    The Lake Louise to Banff Loppet & Relay is an annual cross-country ski race between the two communities. The race consists of six legs, beginning in front of the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and ending on the Bow River in front of the Central Park gazebo in Banff. Registration for the 2017 Lake Louise to Banff Loppet & Relay will open at 8 a.m. on Saturday December 3. Race Day is scheduled for Sunday, January 22 with a backup date of Sunday, January 29.

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  3. Avalanche Awareness Night

    January 22, 7:00 PM @ The Banff Centre's Max Bell Auditorium

    Learn about avalanche risks associated with backcountry and out-of-bounds travel -- featuring presentations by snow safety experts, films from the Banff Mountain Film & Book Festival, door prizes and a trade show. Presented in partnership with Avalanche Canada Foundation and Canadian Pacific. Suitable for ages 14 and up.

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  4. Jon Whyte Spelling Bee and Trivia Challenge

    January 24, 7:00 PM @ Whyte Museum

    This evening of friendly competition will test your wit and memory, spectators and welcome. Call 403.762.2291 ext.322 for details or to to register your team of six.

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  5. Mountain Madness Relay Race

    January 27, 1:00 PM @ Around Banff

    Mountain Madness is an exciting multi-sport race through Banff National Park and the Town of Banff with teams of five competing in a five leg relay race from the top of Mount Norquay to the finish line on the Bow River. Events include downhill skiing, running, cross-country skiing, skating and snowshoeing.

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  6. SnowDays Learn to Snowshoe

    January 28, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Central Park

    Join a local expert who will share the basic skills of this authentic Canadian sport. This free drop-in program is great for individuals, couples or families – no experience necessary. Presented in partnership with MEC. Snowshoes are provided. All ages welcome.

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