About the Destination ABOUT BANFF & LAKE LOUISE 3 Resorts • 2 Towns • 1 Destination The Canadian ski towns of Banff and Lake Louise are home to the distinctive mountain resorts of Mt. Norquay, The Lake Louise Ski Resort and Sunshine Village. Canada’s Big 3 resorts boast 8,000 acres of skiing, 2 gondolas, 26 chairlifts and 30 feet of feather-light, dry Canadian Rockies powder annually. Explore variety, history and views beyond compare all with one tri-area lift ticket. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the area is known for its exceptional natural beauty, rare wildlife and abundant land-forms. Life changes here: discover pristine skiing in Banff National Park, the crown jewel of Canada’s National Parks and make memories that will last a lifetime. Where We Are Located in western Canada, Banff National Park and the towns of Banff and Lake Louise are just a short scenic drive from the newly expanded Calgary International Airport (YYC), the nearest airport to Banff and Lake Louise. Calgary International Airport to Banff: 90 minutes Banff to Lake Louise: 40 minutes Free Ski Shuttle with Tri-Area Lift Tickets Banff: Canada’s Original Ski Town This vibrant resort town of 9,000 residents welcomes over 4 million visitors annually, but don’t worry about crowds, unlike many other ski destinations winter is our quiet season. While skiing has long been central to Banff’s winter appeal, many other popular outdoor winter activities and experiences can be enjoyed, from dog-sledding to snowshoeing. Banff’s more than 130 bars, restaurants, coffee shops and bakeries will satisfy every palate, its nightlife rocks till the wee hours, and more than 50 accommodation options fit any style and budget. Lake Louise: Peaks and Glaciers Abound Set against the stunning backdrop of Victoria Glacier is one of the most photographed sights in the Canadian Rockies – lovely Lake Louise. Just 40 minutes west of Banff, the luxurious Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise overlooks this postcard pretty setting. Staying here or at nearby lodges in the village of Lake Louise gives you easy access to horse-drawn sleigh rides, dog sledding, cross-country ski trails, snowshoeing and, of course, downhill skiing. In Lake Louise, you’ll find all the amenities needed: hotels, restaurants, bakeries, delis, grocery store, liquor depot, and outdoor sports equipment and apparel. Banff National Park Canada’s first National Park now encompasses 6,641 square kilometres of unmatched mountain scenery nestled in the heart of the magnificent Canadian Rockies. Surrounded by snow-capped peaks, glistening glaciers and sweeping vistas, you’ll be seduced by the elemental allure of this extraordinary wilderness.