The 20 Best Things To Do in Banff in Winter

The 20 Best Things To Do in Banff in Winter

Canadian winter seasonal tips, iconic locations, and photo tips!

Average winter Temperatures in Banff

November: High: 33 / low: 17 – December: High: 23 / Low: 7 – January: High: 25 / Low: 7 – February: High: 32 / Low: 11 – March: High: 39 / Low: 18

Winter Driving Tips in Banff

Give yourself plenty of room between cars. Bring an ice scraper. Go slow and watch out for black ice. Consider getting traveler's insurance!

Banff Gondola


Sitting at 7,486 feet in elevation, the Sulphur Mountain Summit has a newly renovated outdoor boardwalk...aka views views views!!

The Banff Centre


This is a great place in Banff to attend art shows, listen to performances and even bring larges groups for lectures or exhibitions!

Dog Sledding in Banff or Canmore


You can choose a company that lets you be your own musher and watch the dogs run their little hearts out.

Take A Helicopter Tour


Climbing to nearly 10,000 feet and seeing the Canadian Rockies as far as the eye can see is a pretty incredible experience!

Two Jack Lake


Visiting Two Jack Lake is a very easy winter day trip from Banff. Just 15 minutes from town, you could be strapping on your snowshoes or ice skates for some winter fun!

Morant's Curve


The train track curves to match the Bow River and is a spectacular Banff photography location for winter shooting.

Johnston Canyon Ice Walk


You can easily do this on your own, or book it through a tour for a guided experience with tons of cool geological information about this beautiful frozen canyon.

Lake Louise Ice SkaTing


Lake Louise is the most popular lake to go ice skating in Banff. It's also the most scenic ice rink in the world!

Mountain Resorts in Banff


Banff has some of the most beautiful mountain resorts in the world for world-class snow activities! Banff has three hills close to one another known as "SkiBig3"!

Get inspired!

Read our full guide to Banff in winter (with gear recommendations and more locations) below!