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Banff museums

7 Things to See in the Bow Valley this Winter

By Keili Bartlett & Naomi Witherick

Winter sightseeing in the Bow Valley is incredible. Think frozen waterfalls and overall icy paradise. And with helicopter tours and a new mountaintop building to view it from, it’s easy to see something epic in Banff, Canmore, Kananaskis and Lake Louise. Cameras at the ready…

Banff sightseeing

Image: Kelly MacDonald, Lake Louise Ice Magic Festival

Ice Sculptures 

Mountains capped with snow and ice. Turquoise waters frozen over. Lake Louise epitomizes winter wonderland. Celebrate with Ice Magic Jan 19-29, where you can watch professional ice carvers compete. Try it yourself at demo sessions, and revisit the displays until they melt away. (more…)