Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Where to Spend Easter in Kananaskis and Banff

Ever dream of skiing with the Easter Bunny?  Want to hunt for Easter eggs on a ski hill?  Or think it would be cool to have Easter Brunch on top of a mountain?  These are just some of the many things you can do in Kananaskis and Banff this Easter from a base camp in Calgary, Canmore, or the town of Banff itself.

Here is my Easter Activity Round up for 2014:

Go to Mount Norquay for their Annual Easter Brunch and Easter Egg Hunt

This is a fun one!  Celebrate on Easter Sunday with brunch and an Easter egg hunt for the kids at  Banff's Mount Norquay Ski Resort.  The brunch is only $17 for adults and teens over 14, with children under 6 free. The Easter egg hunt is free for all kids.  For more information visit Mount Norquay's website.  While at Norquay, make sure you check out their awesome Tube Park.  It can't be beat for super family fun!

Mount Norquay Tube Park

Spend Easter Weekend at Sunshine Village

Sunshine Village Ski Resort is celebrating Easter on both Saturday and Sunday, April 19-20th with church services, an Easter Bunny on site, and Easter egg hunts.  For more information, visit the Sunshine Village website.  While you're planning your trip to Sunshine Village, consider participating in one of their new Historical Snowshoe and Fondue Tours.  There may still be room in some of the Easter Learn to Ski/Ride Camps as well for children 6+ years of age.  And, there's a special Steeps Camp for teens 13+ .

Sunshine Village Gondola Ride

Find the Easter Bunny at Calgary's Closest Mountain, Nakiska Mountain Resort

The Easter Bunny will be at Nakiska all weekend from Good Friday through Easter Sunday, hopping around and hiding eggs for the children to find.  Balloon artists and live music will also be featured on Saturday and Sunday.  For more information, visit the Nakiska website.  Want to spend the weekend at Kananaskis Village?  Check the Delta Kananaskis Lodge for availabilities.  They always have a LOT of fun activities planned over Easter for their Easter Egg-Stravaganza!  This year there will be a giant Easter egg hunt, petting zoo, and a special visit from the Easter Bunny.

Skiing at Nakiska Mountain Resort

Spend the weekend in Banff with the Easter Bunny

Yes, the Easter Bunny is visiting Banff this year so don't worry about leaving home for the weekend.  The Bunny will find your kids.  Canadian Rocky Mountain Resorts have room specials at the Buffalo Mountain Lodge in Banff, and the Deer Lodge at Lake Louise.  For a bit more per night, you can even cross into Yoho National Park and stay at the fabulous Emerald Lake Lodge for Easter.  Each resort will feature different activities along with decadent breakfast buffets, visits from the Easter Bunny and Easter egg hunts.

Beautiful Emerald Lake Lodge

Have Easter Brunch on top of Sulphur Mountain

The Banff Gondola will be doing a special Easter Brunch on April 20th.  Gondola tickets are included in the brunch package and you'll be dining at the upper gondola terminal overlooking beautiful downtown Banff. From there, you can do a short hike to the top of Sulphur Mountain.  To read my recent gondola story, visit  Playing Tourist in Banff Without the Crowds

Banff Gondola Visit

Celebrate Easter in Luxury at the Fairmont Banff Springs

You know you've always dreamed of staying at the Fairmont Banff Springs, our "castle" in the Rockies.  So, here's your chance!  The Resort has a bunch of super fun activities planned for Easter from Easter basket making to Easter egg decorating, scavenger hunts, family movie nights, and more.  And you know the Sunday Easter Brunch is going to be amazing!  I've only ever had brunch once at a Fairmont Resort, but the memory lives vibrant and yummy in my brain!  For special vacation offers, visit the Fairmont Banff Springs website. 

High above the Fairmont Banff Springs on Tunnel Mountain

Visit the Easter Bunny at Lake Louise

My, the Easter Bunny will be busy hopping around Banff!  He will make appearances at the Lake Louise Ski Resort all weekend from April 18th through the 20th passing out chocolate eggs.  If you're really lucky, you might even get the opportunity to take a run down the Tube Park with the Bunny himself! For more information, visit the Lake Louise website.

Scenic Lake Louise

Happy Easter (in advance!)   Did I miss anything?  Leave a comment with your favourite place to spend Easter in the Canadian Rockies.


  1. Thanks so much for putting this together Tanya! I will definitely use some of your suggestions this weekend!

  2. Thanks so much for posting this Tanya - I will definitely use some of your suggestions this weekend!