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Friday, December 31, 2010

A Big Banff Welcome to 2011!

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With less than 12 hours until we welcome the New Year, we at the Douglas Fir Resort thought we would take a look at what is going on in the bustling town of Banff over the month of January!


New Years Eve Fireworks
Foremost, what more of a magical way to ring in January 1st 2011 than with Banff’s annual New Year’s Eve fireworks display.

This year’s display will take place from the rear of the National Parks Administration Grounds at midnight. For the best views we suggest you head downtown on Banff Avenue – the 100 and 200 Block of Banff Avenue will be road-blocked for the New Year's celebrations between 9:00pm and 12:30am.


Ice Magic, International Ice Sculpture Competition and Exhibition
Held from the start of January until March, this event attracts experienced teams of ice sculptors from all over the world. Transforming huge blocks of ice into breathtaking works of art along the shore of Lake Louise, this has become one of Banff's premier events and draws large crowds of spectators, with a number of workshops available.

 
Visiting Artists Series
The Banff Center will be playing host to the ‘Visiting Artists Series’ which will be taking place here from January 15th until the 23rd of April.

Kicking off the series are the Brothers of Baladi - an incredible mix of vintage Middle Eastern influences with a world-beat sound. Other performers include national treasure Anton Kuerti, The Manitoba String Quartet and The Royal Winnipeg Ballet.

Check out The Banff Center website for the full-schedule:
http://www.banffcentre.ca/events/listings/by-category/visiting-artists-series.mvc



Mount Norquay
For all you snow bunnies, Banff’s closest ski mountain has some great activities and deals for you over the month of January!

Perfect for all you skiers and snowboarders around on the first Thursday in January (6th), Mt Norquay is offering full day passes for only 85 cents! I would definitely make a trip of it, even if just to make the most of all this amazing new snow!

And for both the big and the little kids, Norquay’s tube park is now open! A unique way to enjoy the slopes this season, the park features a snow tube rope tow and large sliding lanes to go down along with your group of friends or your family.

For those that feel a little more competitive, on Wednesday January 26th between 5-10pm Mt Norquay is holding its ‘Cardboard Sled Derby’. The Derby is at a costjavascript:void(0) of $10 to enter your sled.

To view other activities going on at the hill visit:
www.banffnorquay.com.




That’s all from us for 2010. On behalf of all of us at the Douglas Fir Resort, wishing you all a happy, safe New Years and all the best for 2011!!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Happy Holidays from Douglas Fir Resort & Chalets

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Douglas Fir Resort & Chalets Front Desk Team Top 20 Winter Activities for December

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Being our guests first point of contact, we get asked “what is there to do around here?” all the time.  So we, the front desk team, decided to make a Top 20 list of what activities there are to help you get out and get motivated.  So why not pack up the family and come enjoy winter in Banff!!  See you soon!

Douglas Fir Resort Front Desk Top 20 Winter Activities in December

  1. Tobogganing at the Banff Springs Hotel
  2. Ice skating on the Bow River
  3. Pictures with Santa
  4. Skiing/Snowboarding at Sunshine, Mt Norquay or Lake Louise
  5. Winter Start Festival
  6. Santa Claus Parade
  7. Seeing the ice sculptures at Lake Louise
  8. Ice skating at Lake Louise
  9. Tube Park at Mt Norquay
  10. Seeing the Christmas Train
  11. Going Dog sledding
  12. Going Snowmobiling
  13. Horse-drawn sleigh rides
  14. Snowshoeing the back country
  15. Ice walks at Johnson Canyon
  16. Gondola ride up Sulpher Mountain
  17. Ice fishing on Lake Minnewanka      
  18. Seeing the World Cup Ski Competition in Lake Louise
  19.  Window shopping along Banff Avenue
  20. Cuddling up in front of the fireplace at the Douglas Fir Resort
 
 
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P.O. Box 1228
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