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Saturday, July 25, 2009

2009 Banff Summer Arts Festival

The Banff Summer Arts Festival is in full-swing at the Banff Centre! Attend one of the different concerts in the community; enjoy a classical music concert at St. George's Church (100 Beaver Street) on Tuesday July 28th and August 4th. The Whyte Museum at 111 Bear Street is hosting an afternoon concert tomorrow (July 26) and August 2nd at 4pm.

Attend the final two nights of the Banff Summer Arts Festival to hear the diverse and dynamic sounds of Indigenous music. This showcase of mountain songs ranges from traditional to blues to contemporary electronic. For more information on the Banff Summer Arts Festival, check out

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Friends of Banff at the Banff Aspen Lodge

On Saturday July 25th, come to the Banff Aspen Lodge between 7pm and 9pm to learn more about the natural and cultural heritage of Banff National Park. A representative from Friends of Banff will be in front of the hotel with bear pelts, bear fur, interactive games and so much knowledge about the Park!

This program will take place on Tuesdays from 6-8pm and Saturdays from 7-9pm from July 25th through to September 6th (depending on weather conditions) at 401 Banff Avenue.

What is Friends of Banff? The Friends of Banff National Park is a non-profit charitable organization, committed to increasing awareness and appreciation of the natural and cultural heritage of Banff National Park. Through innovative programming in partnership with Parks Canada and the community, the Friends of Banff provide valuable educational opportunities that inspire environmental stewardship.

Book your Banff Aspen Lodge Vacation now for a Tuesday or Saturday night and learn all about the amazing area you will be staying in ~

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Sunshine Meadows

In the summer time Sunshine Ski Village turns into Sunshine Meadows, an amazing hiking area in the Canadian Rockies. Lakes, mountains and many different wildflowers are all part of this breath taking area. This is a photo of when I was there last summer at the beginning of July.

Their July 8th report show that all trails are now snow free and flowers are in full bloom! Check out for more information.

And don't forget to checkout the hotel's Frugal Day Sale for select dates in July. What could be better than a great hike at Sunshine Meadows and an overnight stay the Banff Aspen Lodge? You can relax your tired mussels in our outdoor hot tub!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Highway 1A

I was driving back to Banff from Lake Louise last Monday on the old 1A and was lucky enough to see a bear from afar on some train tracks ~ it was a gorgeous grizzly bear! We also ran into some beautiful elk on the side of the road.

If you are visiting the park and want to see some animals, take a drive on the 1A between Banff and Lake Louise and you may have some luck. Please remember to drive the speed limit (60KM/Hour) and if you do come across an animal, stay in your car~

Frugal Days in Banff

The Banff Aspen Lodge is exercising the economy with our new "Frugal Days"! Book now for select dates in July and receive up to 50% off of our Premium Room Type. This is an amazing deal for those people who are looking for a last minute vacation to one of the most beautiful areas in Canada ~ Banff National Park.

Visit our Special Offers page for more information ~

Friday, July 3, 2009

Dragan Boat Festival

Banff Lake Louise Tourism has scheduled the second annual Banff National Park Dragon Boat Festival on August 15 & 16, 2009 !

Held at spectacular Lake Minnewanka, the races feature boats with teams of 22 paddlers, a drummer and steers person in heats of 200 and 500 metre stints and a selection of specialty cup races. The festival kicks off on Friday with the traditional Eye Dotting Ceremony where Buddhist monks bless the Dragon Boats. This ancient ritual of “awakening the dragon” is done by painting the eyes on each of the Dragon Boat Figureheads to call forth their spirits.

The weekend offers an opportunity for families to watch the competition from the shores of Lake Minnewanka plus witness the lion and dragon dance performance in downtown Banff.

Corporate retreat, meeting and conference facilities at the Banff Aspen Lodge in the Canadian Rockies
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