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Enjoy the most wonderful time of the year here in Banff National Park. During the Holiday Season, Banff transforms into a magical winter wonderland with endless opportunities to create a Christmas to remember. Without international travel this year, the mountains will have plenty of space and activities to explore safely.
Starting December 19 at 11 AM
Soar up to visit Santa's workshop, help decorate cookies in the bakeshop, take safe photos with Santa, roll your own maple taffy and watch a film in our theatre. The Banff Gondola is where Christmas memories happen and this year, it's all happening with a new focus on safety!
December 12,13,19 & 20
11 AM – 2 PM
Ski or snowboard with Mr. and Mrs. Claus on the slopes as they take a break from the Christmas rush and give away candy canes. Take a photo with them after at Sunshine Mountain Lodge.
Starting November 26 at 5 PM
A Christmas story told by the wildlife of Banff National Park is the perfect evening trail. This outdoor experience will immerse you in the sounds of the forest.
Starting at 5 PM
Enjoy a Christmas feast in our warm and open modern dining space. Make an event of it and take the family on a winter adventure to work an appetite before you load up on a delicious wood-fired meal. See you by the fire!
Starting at 4:30 PM
Pair the best views in town with a delicious Christmas dinner. Gather with your loved ones on the top of Sulphur Mountain while you take in the views of six mountain ranges and the Bow Valley stretch below. Arrive an hour prior to your reservation to stroll the boardwalk to the Cosmic Ray Station and Sanson's Peak. A spectacular meal is always a little bit tastier after some fresh mountain air!
11 AM – 3:30 PM
While visiting Santa at the Banff Gondola, take a break and enjoy a Christmas themed lunch paired with mountaintop views.
8 AM – 2 PM
Brunch is always a great idea! Fuel up for your winter adventure with our popular Bowls created with local ingredients and why not kick off the day with a morning cocktail?
Kick off the Christmas spirit upon arrival. Every kid receives an individual Craft Kit when checking in
December 1 – 18
Get the perfect Christmas selfie at the Christmas Photobooth located on the Elk + Avenue Lobby.
Locate Santa's helper "Elfie", take a picture and share it on your social media to enter a contest to win a free night stay!
December 1 – January 1
Share your best wishes for the season in our wishing tree, get a complimentary ornament upon arrival.
December 24 – January 1
Stay with us and receive a small Gift to spread the holiday cheer from day one.*
*One gift per room per stay
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