Snow Days in Banff

The second year of Parks Canada's Snow Days celebrations in Banff National Park offers visitors the chance to enjoy traditional winter activities such as skating, ice climbing and snow sliding. Non-traditional attractions such as art shows, movies and taste tasting of roasted chestnuts are also available. Banff was alive with activity on Jan.19 with many locals and tourists on hand. Merchants are divided on whether the celebration brings more people to Banff; some believing snow conditions are the sole key to increased tourist traffic. Snow Days runs until Feb. 10, 2013.

Photos by Katherine Camarta