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Mount Norquay

5 reasons you'll want to visit Banff this winter

Banff is undisputedly one of the prettiest places to visit in Canada in winter. What makes it so special is its prime location in the Rocky Mountains and easy accessibility to all sorts of winter adventures – from dogsledding to fat-tire biking to skiing, and even caving and icy walks into beautiful canyons.

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Rediscovering Johnston Canyon beneath a star-lit sky

It’s one of those crisp, calm nights on the cusp of the winter solstice, when most folks are hibernating in front of the TV. The moon and a smattering of stars peep out between a wedge in the clouds and light up the velvet-like night sky, but where is Jody Robbins?

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Snowshoeing and spa makes for perfect mini getaway combo

Snowshoe and spa. It doesn't get much better than that in Banff! Read as Jody Robbins explains the relaxing weekend retreat that awaits in the Canadian Rockies.

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Then and now: Mount Norquay

It’s not easy to climb a mountain but it is the ambition of many people. Back in 1887 or ‘88, the premier of Manitoba had just that dream.

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Banff SnowSeekers TELUS TV

Where else can you ski by the hour? Known as the locals’ favourite, this small and friendly resort is located within minutes from downtown Banff. 

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Skiing with a legend at Banff’s legendary ski area

Headlights on, my ski gear rattles in the back of the car as I pull into the dark parking lot less than two hours after finishing a work week in the city.

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Ski in the Nordic trails of Banff champions

The history of the Widmer family in Banff is rich with Nordic skiing. Read about Sochi Olympic athlete, Heidi Widmer, and how you can ski on her family's stomping grounds.

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Make tracks with skinny skis and snowshoes in Banff National Park

In the backcountry, beyond the highway, beyond the resorts and beyond where most people will trek is a place of solitude and silence in some of the best untracked snow in the west. 

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Mount Norquay delivers one sweet ride

A modest hill overshadowed by Lake Louise and Sunshine, Mount Norquay is an excellent winter playground for all ages and abilities. Minor lift lines and stellar scenery add to the Norquay experience.

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Take me out to the old ball hockey game

BANFF, ALTA. - Take Canada’s national pastime and play it on one of Canada’s most iconic main streets in the midst of the Rockies. It doesn’t get more Canadian than that.

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Five ways to winter family fun in Banff National Park

Here are our Top 5 favourite ways to spend a winter day in the snowy outdoors around Banff and Lake Louise.

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Discovering Banff’s Mount Rundle

Doc Pow visited the Town of Banff and had a very adventurous and varied visit as he approached the slopes from a different perspective, by doing some winter hiking on Mount Rundle. 

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Johnston Canyon's breathtaking winter beauty

Johnston Canyon offers a lot. From the tranquility, to the hiking, and even some wildlife, the walk is a great way to experience winter off the hill, and more importantly, experience a signature slice of Banff.

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Banff: the perfect base

Staying right in the Town of Banff is stellar. Banff, located in Alberta’s Banff National Park, hums with activity: a rockin’ nightlife, great family activities, plenty of accommodation options and of course, some excellent dining. 

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Banff National Park confirmed as critical piece of real estate

Banff National Park is the only mountain resort destination and national park community to be included on the MONOPOLY: Canada Edition game board.

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VIDEO: The Snow Show - Banff episode

In this week's episode, Banff resident Whitney Wilson takes Doc Pow for a ski tour of Mount Norquay, gets in some ice climbing with Yamnuska Mountain Adventures, and showcases Banff's awesome nightlife scene.

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What I love about beautiful Sundance Lodge in winter

It’s biting cold with a stiff wind as we don our skis and packs at the Cave and Basin National Historic Site on the outskirts of Banff. But it’s a blue sky day and there’s plenty of sunshine so we’re optimistic that we’ll stay warm on the way into Sundance Lodge.

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