Winter Has Officially Arrived in Banff

Nov 19, 2015
Banff locals don’t shy away from winter, we embrace it. After all, there’s plenty to do in this enchanting mountain town once the snow has fallen and the temperatures have dropped. While it can be a tad chilly, as long as you’re dressed appropriately for the weather, you can spend hours outside enjoying all the activities that Banff has to offer. There’s plenty of reasons why November is a great time to visit Banff and the surrounding area of the Bow Valley, the summer tourists are long gone, restaurant line ups have lessened and the holidays are still weeks away.

This means hotels are offering discounted rates and it’s the perfect time to soak in the views and live like the locals do - without breaking the bank. While Banff is typically known for its incredible skiing, it’s important to note that there’s plenty going on even off the slopes!

From November 12–22, foodies can rejoice in ten delicious days of dining at some of the top restaurants in town with Bon Appetit Banff. Toque Canadian Pub joins the table with a Canadian-inspired menu featuring modern twists on traditional favourites including a decadent house-made maple crème brûlée.  

Looking for more reasons to fall in love with Banff this winter? Those wanting to get in the holiday spirit can do so with a weekend at the Banff Christmas Market from November 20-22. With one-of-a-kind shopping, live entertainment and fantastic food, this charming experience is the perfect time to raise your spirits, relax with friends and even find that special gift. So leave hibernation to the bears, it’s time to get outside and celebrate winter in the Canadian Rockies!
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