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SnowDaysWinter in Alberta can be, well, cold and dark with short days and temperatures below freezing for weeks on end. To bring some brightness and cheer to the season, the month-long SnowDays festival in Banff and Lake Louise includes ice sculpture competitions, a seasonal ice-skating rink on Lake Louise when it is frozen solid, and a number of other events from concerts to skiing competitions. Visitors are more than welcome to join alongside locals in this popular celebration.
John Newton traveled on Collette’s Canada’s Winter Wonderland tour as part of AFAR’s partnership with the United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA), whose members provide travelers with unparalleled access, insider knowledge, and peace-of-mind to destinations across the globe. For more on John’s journey, visit the USTOA blog.