Things to do in Banff with Kids in the Winter

Things to do 1. Go Skating Rink options (usually ready mid-late December) Banff High School – the town floods the field behind the high school The Fairmont Banff Springs – the hotel creates an outdoor rink every year, which is adjacent to a hill that’s great for sledding.  Banff Recreation Centre – The Rec Centre has an … Read more

Cows Ice Cream – Banff, AB

Cows Ice Cream - Banff, AB

Location: Banff, AB – 134 Banff Ave Open year roundSeating: None, but there are benches outsideSpecial Diet Options: None Ice Cream: “Super premium” ice cream made in PEIOther Frozen Treats: None, but there are snacks like cookies and powdered hot chocolate for sale. When we’re in Banff – especially during the summer months – … Read more

Christmas in Banff with Kids

Christmas in Banff

When you think of Christmas, what springs to mind? Snow? Skating? Hot chocolate, shopping, visits with Santa? Well, Banff has all of that and more – with incredible scenery to boot. Here are my favourite things to do with kids at Christmastime in Banff. ACTIVITIES Skating Lace up and spend some time on the ice, … Read more

Banff Rotary Playground

Banff Rotary Playground

Location: Banff – at the intersection of Badger Street and Cougar StreetDirections: Take Banff Ave to Badger Street, turn right onto Cougar Street. The playground is nestled into the back of Banff Rotary Park.Parking: Free parking in small adjacent lot. Surrounding Park Area: The playground is located in a small park which consists of a … Read more

Banff Elementary School Playground

Banff Elementary School Playground

Location: Banff – 325 Squirrel Street (note that this is a school playground, so you may be asked to leave during school hours)Parking: Free street parking. Surrounding Park Area: The playground is located behind Banff Elementary School. The area includes a basketball court and large grassy area. Age Range: 2 – 12Ground Cover: Pea gravel, … Read more