Whether it's first tracks, grizzly-spotting, or après afternoons; Banff’s got it all! Take in live music at the Banff Rose and Crown or Wild Bill’s Saloon, curl up at fireside lounges at the Saltlik, or sip locally brewed beers at the Banff Ave. Brew Pub. As the night continues and your dancing shoes replace ski boots, head to the Dancing Sasquatch, Aurora Nightclub, or Hoodoo Lounge to experience the pumping dancefloors and DJ's.
For down days to rest tired muscles, there's dog sledding, horse-drawn sleighs, or ice-skating on the iconic Lake Louise just to name a few. Lake Louise Ski Resort and Mt Norquay offer the ever-popular tubing and tobogganing, plus a magic carpet and kids' play area, making it an ideal family destination. For a more relaxing non-ski day activity, there's a multitude of spas and hot springs to be enjoyed. Canada's highest natural hot spring is open to all ages, with a children's play area onsite, so the whole family can rejuvenate and recharge! They offer therapeutic massages, yoga and pilates, relaxing mineral waters and much more at the superb spa facility.
If it's a more adventurous down day you're after, snowshoeing or even ice climbing activities are available in some of Canada's most mesmerizing wilderness scenery. If you're lucky you may even spot some of Banff National Park's local residents, including nearly 270 elk, 70 Grizzly bears, 40 Black bears and 45 wolves! Make sure you've got the camera ready at all times, because this is one destination you won't want to forget!