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The holidays are a time to cherish family and friends. To share Christmas Activities in Banff with them. I’ve been coming to Banff for over 20 years.

I live an hour away from the Canadian Rockies and I visit often. Christmas is my favorite time of year here. You'll see incredible snow capped mountains and beautiful blue blue skies....

As so eloquently put by Norman Vincent Peale...."Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful."

Come Visit the Banff Springs Hotel....

Come visit the Castle this Christmas....Enjoy wonderful Christmas Activities in Banff....

What could be more lovely than waking up to the beautiful Canadian Rockies. It's a winter wonderland. What great way to spend the holidays!!!

In the land of a million Christmas trees, there's a magical castle known the world over as the Banff Springs Hotel. That's where I go when every I can....Christmas at the Castle.

It was built over 100 years ago and styled after a Scottish baronial estate. You're in a picturesque mountain setting...... nestled between Sulphur Mountain and Mount Rundle. Surrounded by mountains. This holiday season enjoy unique Christmas Activities in Banff.

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Let the Christmas Activities in Banff begin.....

The hotel really gets into the holiday spirit with beautiful ornate decorations.

Creatively appointed Christmas trees line the halls. Roaring fireplaces warm your heart.

Candles burning everywhere you look.

It's the most romantic place on earth.

So many Christmas Activities in Banff....

Want to let Santa know where you are this Christmas? Drop off your letters to the North Pole in the mailbox in the lobby before 5 pm.

You’ll receive your own personally handwritten reply from Santa himself!!!! It will arrive via reindeer-air mail the next day, delivered to your room!!!

There are bedtime stories by the fire with milk and cookies.

There’s a Christmas Parade thru the halls of this castle led by Santa and Mrs. Claus with a cavalcade of Christmas characters. Lots of fun!!!!

You can ice skate on their outdoor rink or enjoy tobogganing for the young or the young at heart. Sip hot chocolate around a roaring bonfire....with a back drop of these majestic mountains.

Amazing Christmas Activities in Banff...something to keep you busy through out the holiday season.Try dog sledding or a wonderful sleigh ride!!!!

On Christmas Eve.....Mrs. Claus invites you to help her send Santa on his way as he leaves the Banff Springs Hotel. He's off to deliver gifts to children around the world.

You can take a tour of the hotel....see the incredible holiday décor and hear stories from the past. Listen to the history of the hotel and take in the grand architecture.

If you're lucky….maybe get some gossip on some of the legendary guests who've stayed there. Marilyn Munroe????

It's a wonderful place for children.....really, that's what Christmas is all about....

Your kids will enjoy all kinds of Christmas Activities in Banff - there is so much to do...such fun!!!!

Christmas Activities Banff
It's a magical place to spend the Christmas Season with your family.

It's the most romantic setting to share with your special someone.

This coming from a hopeless romantic!!!!

My favorite is going to for a walk on Christmas Day, with the sun glistening on the snow. You can here the snow crunch under your feet. This is one of many peaceful and quiet Christmas Activities you can enjoy while visiting Banff. Especially after all the hype of this holiday season.

The air is so so fresh and the sky so blue. So relaxing….then off to enjoy that turkey!!!

You can experience Banff in all seasons.....see the ice thaw in spring. Take in the brilliant views of the mountains in summer. See incredible wildlife.

Watch the autumn colors change.... or ski this winter wonderland....try dog sledding, snow shoeing or experience a romantic sleigh ride...all kinds of things to do....

Banff is such a beautiful part of the country. I love it. It’s got a world class reputation. It’s a special place - it’s good for the heart and soul…..come take a look!!!! Participate in numerous Christmas Activities in Banff.Come Visit this Magical Place.

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The Chateau Lake is....
one of those Christmas vacations to Remember!

It looks like a French Chateau doesn't it.....

It offers some of the world's best outdoor adventures .

Enjoy nature, see beautifully decorated Christmas trees at this world class resort. Eat huge snowflakes outdoors and yummie gourmet indoors.

Christmas is a special time at the Chateau Lake Louse....they offer all kinds of activities from tree decorating to writing your last minute wishes to the North Pole at Santa’s workshop.

Sip hot chocolate as you skate through an ice castle on stunning Lake Louise. Take a sleigh ride or experience the thrill of dog sledding on what is sure to be the most memorable Christmas vacation ever!

Winter at Lake Louise is a magical time where you can enjoy all the exciting winter activities we have to offer.

Be pampered at The Chateau with an array of dining options, rejuvenate yourself in the newly renovated spa. Relax with friends and family while soaking in the beautiful views from the numerous lounge areas.

How about snowshoeing on Lake Louise in the moonlight or decorating Gingerbread Houses.

There are miles of groomed cross country ski trails outside the front door.

Some of the best Alpine skiing a short drive up the road at the Lake Louise Ski Resort.

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Some of these Christmas activities are complimentary while staying at the Chateau Lake but most have additional charges for the event. Please check with the hotel for costs.

Santa’s Workshop

The final letters to Santa go out Christmas Eve! Here's your chance to send out your last minute wishes, create your own Christmas cards for a loved one, decorate an ornament for the Charlie Brown Christmas tree, or decorate a picture frame for a last minute gift.

Family Wreath Making

Enjoy Family time creating a festive wreath with designer Tricia Ingram from Cobblestone Gardens. You’ll be thrilled with your take home creation.

Story Time

Join us for heart-warming story time in front of the Larch Lounge fireplace.

Family Movie Feature

The Chateau has been known as a Christmas haven for many movie celebrities and though you may not see them around the hotel, this is your chance enjoy some popcorn and watch them on the big screen.

Decorate Your Own Stocking

Here's your chance to decorate your very own stocking and take part in a tradition that dates back to the early origins of Christmas.

Hotel History & Kitchen Tour

The Chateau Lake Louise is more than a grand hotel. Since 1890, it has played a considerable role in the colorful history of Canada’s Mountain West.

Following hotel tour, you'll be taken to the heart of the hotel. Get a sneak peak of how their busiest kitchen is run, and receive a sweet sample from the Chef.

Gingerbread Houses

Join a Chef in decorating a traditional gingerbread house with all the candy trimmings. A sweet treat to eat or display.

Santa’s Coming to Town!

Santa will be arriving by sleigh to the front of the hotel to visit all of the good girls and boys. Tell him of your last minute wishes and maybe he’ll give you a Christmas surprise!

Christmas Eve Caroling

Join other hotel guests and Chateau colleagues for our annual Christmas Eve caroling in the hotel lobby.

Non Denominational Church Service

Make Your Own Mittens

Handcraft a beautiful, warm pair of wool mittens using fabric cut from an authentic Hudson Bay Company Point Blanket.

Christmas Activities Banff

Experience Johnston Canyon Icefalls

Christmas Activities in Banff
Discover a hidden and mysterious frozen world.

Marvel at stilled waterfalls and dazzling pillars of blue.

Explore the surprising magic of this winter wonderland.

Your day begins with a 30 minute drive to the trail head located on the scenic Bow Valley Parkway.


After donning special 'ice cleats' you journey up the lower canyon on numerous suspended catwalks to reach the Lower Falls.

You continue your trek onward and upward until you arrive at the grotto of the spectacular Upper Falls. There are fabulous photo opportunities along the way.

Transportation and ice cleats included.

Cross Country Ski Lessons

Imagine yourself skiing along a quiet forest trail surrounded by mountains blanketed in snow and ice. But before you hit the trails take a lesson to fine tune your skiing abilities.

Tailored to those who have never been on cross country skis or advanced skiers seeking to improve their technique. We have something for skiers of all ages.

The instructors are certified through the Canadian Association of Nordic Ski Instructors. They're there daily to teach you how to "stride & glide". Ski rentals not included but are available to rent at Chateau Mountain Sports in the hotel lobby.

Snowshoeing along the Great Divide

Winter is king along the peaks of the Great Divide. This area has an average annual snowfall of around 3 m / 12 ft. If you can walk, you can snowshoe!

After gearing up with a brief introduction on the basics. You will venture into the forest. You can look for signs of wildlife that have adapted to the harsh winter conditions.

Learn how to read the tracks of different animals and discover how they have adapted to survive the harsh conditions. Very Cool!!! Snowshoes included.

Cross Country Ski Tour

Enjoy endless trails and fresh mountain air. You'll "glide with your guide" along some of the most spectacular ski trails in North America.

The tour provides a perfect opportunity to improve your technique to bolster your confidence while you explore our surroundings. Ski rentals not included but are available to rent at Chateau Mountain Sports in the hotel lobby.

Lake Louise by Moonlight

Secret spots and unique discoveries await us after dark. How romantic....maybe a marriage proposal in the works.

Journey into the woods on snowshoes and enter a world of complete quiet. If the skies are clear, we will take the time to learn some of the great constellations that wheel overhead: Cassiopeia, the Great Bear and Orion the Hunter. Snowshoes included.

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From home to home, and heart to heart, from one place to another.

The warmth and joy of Christmas, brings us closer to each other.

May you enjoy Christmas Activities in Banff with loved ones this year....In Beautiful Banff.


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