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Celebrate the Holidays in Banff

It's the most wonderful time of the year in Banff National Park. Over the festive season, Banff transforms into a dazzling winter wonderland, inspiring joy and lasting memories. Ski, skate and play amidst a sparkling snow-draped landscape. Breathe in the fresh mountain air, embrace the tranquillity and toast to a healthy and happy new year.

Stay in the heart of Banff Ave, at the alpine-chic Elk & Avenue or Mount Royal Hotel, to complete your cozy Canadian Rockies' holiday. With fewer crowds and no international travelers, your merry escape will feel safe, magical and brim with good cheer.

Celebrate in Banff

Downhill Skiing


Dominate the slopes this season at any of the three ski resorts near Banff. With a total of 7,748 acres of skiable terrain, 2 gondolas, 26 chairlifts and 30 feet of feather-light, dry Canadian Rockies powder annually there will be space for everyone to have fun.

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Ice skating


Banff has several natural outdoor rinks with unique spectacular vistas for you to skate with your loved ones. Some of them are Mile Creek to Vermilion Lakes, Two Jack Lake and Lake Minnewanka. Rentals are available in town in case you don't have your own pair of skates.

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In Search of Christmas Spirit

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.

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Cross country skiing


Cross-country skiing is one of the most popular winter activities for locals in Banff National Park. Travel down the historic Great Divide or find yourself a piece of solitude in the woods. Regardless of your ability, there are many trails in Banff and Lake Louise that you’ll find to be a perfect fit. Rentals are available in town.

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Banff Gondola


The Banff Gondola offers one of the most iconic views in Banff. Perched at the top of Sulphur Mountain, the epic views are truly endless from the rooftop deck or with a stroll along the mountain boardwalk. With ample outdoor space and heighten hygiene and sanitation protocols this is an experience you want to make time for during your stay in Banff.

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Holiday Dining in Banff

Brunch at Farm & Fire

Available daily
8 AM – 2 PM

Brunch is always a great idea! Fuel up for your winter adventure wherever you like with our Take-out options. Our popular Bowls created with local ingredient are a must!

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Elk + Avenue & Mount Royal Hotel Activities

Wishing Tree

December 1 – January 1

Share your best wishes for the season in our wishing tree, get a complimentary ornament upon arrival.

Seasonal Surprises

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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