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What’s Happening in Banff and Lake Louise this Spring

Photograph Credit: Noel Hendrickson

Banff Yoga Festival – May 24-26, 2019

The Banff Yoga Festival returns this year bringing together exceptional teachers of yoga, meditation, and mindfulness from Banff and beyond. Create your intentions in a goal-setting workshop, learn the basics of eating well in a cooking class, and connect with friends at a variety of yoga workshops. From yoga classes to hiking adventures, to cultural and social

gatherings, this conscious celebration will leave participants feeling refreshed and renewed fully in mind, body, and soul.

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Banff Marathon – June 16, 2019

Every summer, hundreds of runners and spectators converge on Banff for one of the most memorable running experiences in the world, the Banff Marathon. For most, running through Canada’s first National Park and one of the most pristine and rugged landscapes in North America is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity. Starting in downtown Banff, runners follow the rolling hills of the scenic Bow Valley Parkway alongside the picturesque Vermillion Lakes and Bow River. If runners are unsure about taking on the full marathon distance, they can consider registering for the half marathon or 10K.

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Banff Iiniskim Cross-Cultural Powwow – June 22, 2019

The annual Banff Iiniskim Cross-Cultural Powwow encourages Indigenous and non-Indigenous people to come together and celebrate through cultural performance and dance. This one-day social gathering event welcomes Indigenous families from across North America, and is hosted at the town of Banff’s Fenlands Recreation Centre. In addition to inclusive singing and dancing, the Powwow is also a competition, where participants are judged on their dancing, how well they move in time with the music, and their

regalia. Eight drum groups provide the music for the dancers, and the head invited judge will select other individuals from the crowd to join the judging panel.

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Early season hiking in Banff and Lake Louise

There’s a time known as “shoulder season” in the Rockies, when too little snow means ski season is out and too much snow in the alpine limits options for hikers. June is still spring and fairly snowy

conditions in the higher elevations, yet it’s a wonderful time to start hiking in some of the lower elevation trails in Banff and Lake Louise. Prior to heading out, we encourage everyone to check the Parks Canada website for trail conditions, important bulletins and planned closures that might impact plans.

Explore the Park Car-Free

The best park experience happens when you step out of your vehicle and explore. We are encouraging visitors to plan ahead and explore car-free, learn about RV access, and discover lesser-known adventures within the park. With extended routes and services to popular areas, including all new daily shuttles to Moraine Lake offered by Parks Canada, the best of Banff National Park is as accessible as ever.

Banff and Lake Louise is becoming a ‘where to eat’ destination in Canada Banff National Park is Canada’s first national park. Its breathtaking vistas and natural landscape, and unique food offerings make it a memorable place for all visitors. Locally sourced game meat is a true differentiator for Banff and part of many of the authentic food experiences in destination. Alberta beef is well-known and recognized. Chefs are committed to sourcing regional ingredients and bringing more regional producers to Banff and Lake Louise restaurants. The Alberta and BC craft brew selection has flourished recently. And Banff is home to the only distillery in a National Park in Canada. There are a lot of exciting things happening across Banff and Lake Louise with food. In fact, the Eat The Castle culinary experience offered by Fairmont Banff Springs in partnership with Alberta Food Tours has been welcomed to Destination Canada’s Canadian Signature Experiences collection!