SnowDays is twelve days of fun-filled heart pumping, activities and festivals jam-packed with winter adventures of all kinds.

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Location: Banff, Alberta

The Snow Days celebration starts January 19th in Banff and Lake Louise! Downtown Banff shows off their signature ice carvings event while Lake Louise will be hosting their own on locations events.

Join in the fun and stay for the weekend or pop back for some of the snow-filled events.

Ever witnessed skijoring? This fun experience will be taking to the streets of Banff Ave during Snow Days.

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Ice Magic starts January 19 in Lake Louise. Stop in to watch carvers from around the world create their works of art. Each year has an icy theme. What will it be this year? Head to Chateau Lake Louise to discover. The carving goes on for twelve days at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.

Getting there: A free shuttle for all ticket holders will be available on weekends, departing from the Lake Louise Park & Ride.

Photo courtesy of Banff Lake Louise Tourism

Create your own winter adventure by pairing a weekend festival with ongoing activities such as skiing, snowshoeing, dog sledding, "Winter Classic" geocaching or a sleigh ride, just to mention a few.  Finish off your day with delicious après-ski eats by a crackling fire.

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Check out the full schedule of events for all the details then get out and play, because it’s always a ‘snow day’ in Banff National Park!

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