A month of snow-filled fun awaits visitors to Canada's finest winter
BANFF NATIONAL PARK, AB, Jan. 5, 2012 /CNW/ - We're waxing our skis,
sharpening our skates and polishing our pucks as Banff National Park's
month-long celebration of winter is set to begin with a flurry of
activities during the first-annual 'SnowDays' festival.
Developed as a destination-wide partnership, SnowDays seeks to build on
the traditions of past winter carnivals whilst establishing new events
with a fun-filled month of weekday activities and weekend festivals
jam-packed with wintry adventures of all kinds.
From January 14 to February 12, 2012, visitors to Canada's first
national park will be able to enjoy an array of wonderful winter
pursuits including ice climbing in downtown Banff, skating on the
town's new ice rink and marvelling at creative snow sculptures.
Additional festival activities throughout the month will include live
theatre performances, a heritage geocache, photography exhibitions and
endless winter sport opportunities featuring everything from
cross-country skiing to curling and snowshoeing to skiing.
Everyone's favourite festival, Ice Magic, featuring a world-class ice
carving competition at Lake Louise, will be extended to two weekends
and will provide the highlight event for SnowDays. The month of
activities will be rounded off with Banff's first-ever 'Take It To The
Street' ball hockey tournament, coinciding with the Scotiabank Hockey
Day in Canada in February.
"SnowDays is an exciting new festival that celebrates this extraordinary
winter wonderland we have in Banff National Park," said Julie Canning,
President & CEO of Banff Lake Louise Tourism. "We're welcoming people
to come and enjoy one of Canada's great natural treasures while it is
beautifully blanketed in powdery snow and has so much to offer outdoor
and cultural enthusiasts alike."
The SnowDays festival was developed in partnership with Parks Canada,
the Town of Banff, Banff Heritage Tourism & Banff Lake Louise Tourism
to foster increased visitation and enjoyment of this UNESCO World
Heritage Site in winter.
For additional information about SnowDays and a detailed schedule of
events throughout the month-long festivities, please visit http://www.banfflakelouise.com/events-and-festivals/festivals/snowdays
About Banff Lake Louise Tourism
Banff Lake Louise is a destination marketing organization for the Town
of Banff, Community of Lake Louise and Banff National Park. Supporting
over 800 businesses, our mission is to engage visitors in unrivalled,
remarkable experiences with our membership.
For media inquiries, please contact Mary Morrison, Manager, Travel Media
Relations at 403.762.0290 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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