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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Banff Family Fun!


Although the weather outside is still rather chilly, Banff has many secrets to share this January. Insiders know that the best places are ones that keep kids engaged but don’t bore the snowpants off mom and dad. For that reason here are some of the fun activities and hotspots around Banff this winter:

• Starting with the Douglas Fir Resort, what better way to defrost than an exhilarating ride down our two giant indoor waterslides, a splash around in our kiddies’ pool, or by simply relaxing in the 24-person Jacuzzi or large steam room? Need to dry off? Why not try our games room, conveniently located right next to the waterslides. And for the very little ones, we have ourseven level play-zone! It’s safe to say that your fun family holiday starts right outside your hotel door here at the Douglas Fir Resort.

• As for outside activities, there is a fantastic tobogganing hill located near the Waldhaus Restaurant below the Fairmont Banff Springs (parking near Bow Falls). You can buy a toboggan cheaply at the Home Hardware store on Bear St in Banff.

• Additionally, The Fairmont Banff Springs often has an outdoor ice rink and ice hockey nets set up next to the tobogganing hill. It is lit at night and they offer hot chocolate and fire-pits to warm up.

• Finally, what would a winter vacation to Banff be without visiting one of our incredible ski hills? Mt Norquay, Sunshine and Lake Louise ski resorts offer great family friendly activities year round including my favorite – tubing!

So whether you are looking for a warm spot to wear the kids out or a winter wonderland to explore, these are just a few of the many adventures that Banff has going on this winter.


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