This 11-day winter festival in Banff is seriously magical

Dec 14 2017, 5:56 am

Talk about a winter wonderland.

The Ice Magic Festival in Banff this upcoming January is like nothing you’ve ever seen before.

With 10 massive ice sculptures to gaze at, a natural ice rink to skate on, and all the wonders that a winter in the Rocky Mountains has to offer, missing out on this experience is simply not an option.

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Running 11 days long from January 18 to 28, the Ice Magic Festival hosts 10 teams of two in a competition to create the most stunningly shiny work of frozen art.

The artwork will then be on display until the end of the festival on the January 28, accompanied by live DJs and nighttime lighting displays.

Snowshoeing, skiing, ice skating, and sleigh riding could also fill your days – while you aren’t sitting cozy by the fire, that is – as Banff is home to many great wintertime activities.

Ice Magic Festival Banff 2018

Thursday, January 18 to Saturday, January 20 from 8 am to 10 pm
Sunday, January 21 to Sunday, January 28 from 10 am to 5 pm

Where: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise – 111 Lake Louise Drive, Lake Louise

Tickets: Online, $12.50 (tickets only needed for weekend days, weekdays are free to attend)

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