Banff is an incredibly interesting destination in winter. With the majestic Rocky Mountains as a backdrop, surrounded by stunning snow-capped peaks and pristine wilderness, it offers a unique blend of outdoor activities and cultural attractions.
Banff Christmas Market is one of the highlights of the winter season. In this guide, find updated dates, locations and opening hours for 2022.
Christmas in Banff is a magical experience. Banff is transformed into a winter wonderland during the festive season, with sparkling decorations, festive lights and carolers singing in the streets.
There is a range of activities to enjoy, from outdoor skating on the frozen lake to skiing and snowshoeing in the mountains or simply taking in the sights in the charming mountain village.
Christmas in Banff is a truly special and unforgettable experience.
Banff Christmas Market 2022
The Christmas markets in Banff feature an array of activities for all ages, including live music, local artisans, food and drink vendors, visits with Santa and a variety of holiday-themed activities.
Visitors to the market can explore the local shops and artisan vendors while listening to festive holiday tunes and enjoying the stunning backdrop of the Canadian Rockies.
There is something for everyone, from the children’s train rides and carousel to the gingerbread house workshop and a variety of Christmas-themed games.
Dates and Location
Banff Christmas Market dates: Fridays to Sundays from 18th November to 4th December 2022.
Opening times: 10am to 8pm. Closes at 4pm on Sundays.
Christmas Day: Closed.
Location: Warner Stables.
Admission: Tickets must be purchased in advance.
Pet-friendly: Yes. Dogs are allowed on a lead.
Parking: Please take public transport to help limit congestion.
Reason to visit: Events for the kids like Santa’s House and Reindeer Stables. Live music from 10:30am.
Recommended tour: See the incredible snow-capped mountain views from the Banff Gondola.
Specialties: Locally distilled spirits, pierogies, tacos and mulled wine.
Where to stay: Mount Royal Hotel is nice hotel with excellent facilities, located in central Banff.
Hotels near Banff Christmas Market
Banff is a resort town within the stunning Banff National Park. The Christmas market is not far away, but it’s outside of the town centre. I recommend staying somewhere central to be within walking distance of places to eat out, entertainment and for access to the mountains.
I suggest staying at Mount Royal Hotel for its excellent location and lovely facilities.
Location of Banff Christmas Market
Discover more events with my Canada Christmas market guide. Get ideas for where to go, things to do and the best ways to experience Canadian food, history and culture.
Banff Lake Louise has more information on visiting Banff at Christmas and for a full list of events.
Sustainable Travel Tips
Many of us are increasingly concerned about climate change and sustainability. I’ve listed some small actions we can take to help lower our impact at this event.
- Shop mindfully. Only purchase what you really need.
- Walk, cycle, and use public transport to get around.
- Stay in a sustainable hotel powered by renewable energy.
- Avoid using plastic or buying items made or packaged with plastic.
- Try to eat locally sourced organic food where possible.
- Limit your consumption of meat and dairy.
- Explore more than just the main tourist areas.
- Support the arts and attend local events.
- If possible, avoid flying to your destination.
Banff Christmas Market is on Fridays to Sundays from 18th November to 4th December 2022.
The Christmas markets in Banff are held at Warner Stables, 100 Sundance Road.
The Christmas markets are open from 10am to 8pm. Closes at 4pm on Sundays.
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