Must-Attend Events in March and April in the Bow Valley and Interior BC

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Explore the Bow Valley and the BC Interior this winter/spring with some must-see/do events spanning from Canmore, Banff, Revelstoke, and Golden through March to April 2024. Immerse yourself in mountain culture while experiencing festivals, events, and community initiatives. Be sure to mark your calendars for these exciting upcoming experiences.

Revelstoke Winter Carnival 

Dates: March 1 - March 2, 2024, Revelstoke BC

Kick off March with the Revelstoke Winter Carnival, a celebration of winter sports, community, and culture. This event brings together locals and visitors for two days filled with fun activities, including snow sculpture contests, winter parades, and live music, all set against the stunning backdrop of the Monashee and Selkirk Mountains.

Nightrise at the Banff Gondola

Dates: Until March 30, 2024, Banff AB

Experience the magic of the mountains at night with Nightrise at the Banff Gondola. This immersive event combines multimedia special effects, including lights, music, and storytelling, to create a unique nighttime adventure. Ride the gondola to the summit after dark and be captivated by the breathtaking views of Banff National Park under the stars.

Source: Pursuit Collections | Banff Gondola

The Big Mountain Challenge

Date: March 8, 2024, Lake Louise

This event invites skilled skiers and snowboarders to showcase their abilities as they navigate the natural terrain of one of the Rockies' most challenging mountains. Competitors are judged on their line choice, fluidity, control, and overall execution as they descend through steep and technical sections. 

More details & registration can be found here.

Natural Selection Tour

Dates: March 10 - March 17, 2024, Revelstoke BC

The Natural Selection Tour showcases the world's best freeride snowboarders in a competition that emphasizes creativity and natural terrain. Watch as the sports top athletes take on challenging lines in a quest for backcountry glory. The event can be streamed live on Red Bulls website and on giant screens at the base of Revelstoke Mountain Resort. Be sure to keep an eye out around Revelstoke for the likes of Travis Rice and other celebrities who will be attending this years event.

Source: Red Bull | Natural Selection Tour

BMW IBU Biathlon World Cup 2024

Dates: March 14 - March 17, 2024, Canmore AB

Witness the precision and endurance of the world's top biathletes in Canmore, a key stop on the Biathlon World Cup circuit. Competitors race against the clock and each other in a thrilling combination of cross-country skiing and rifle shooting, set against the majestic Canadian Rockies.

You an find more info here.

Steep Dreams Golden Ski Mountaineering

Dates: March 22 - March 24, 2024, Golden BC

Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, in partnership with Steep Dreams, hosts the only North American ISMF Certified Race in the circuit. The festival features a vertical race and clinics on Friday, and an individual race across varied terrain on Saturday as part of the Canada Cup circuit,including categories for all skill levels. The event concludes with Canada's only team race through challenging terrain on Sunday and showcases some of the most thrilling skiing opportunities, suitable for everyone from recreational skiers to North America's fastest racers.

More details & Registration can be found here.

Easter Bunny and Egg Hunt at Banff Sunshine Village 

Date: March 31, 2024, Banff AB

Celebrate Easter in the mountains at Banff Sunshine Village with an unforgettable Easter Bunny and Egg Hunt event. This family-friendly affair brings the magic of Easter to the slopes, with the Easter Bunny himself making an appearance.. Participants can join in the hunt for hidden eggs scattered around the base area and on the mountain, each containing surprises and treats.

Source: Banff Sunshine Village

Revy Beerfest

Dates: April 5 & 6, 2024, Revelstoke BC

Revelstoke's craft beer scene comes alive at the Revy Beerfest, where local and regional breweries showcase their best brews. Sample a wide range of beers, meet the brewers, and enjoy live entertainment in a fun and friendly atmosphere. 

Purchase tickets here.

Golden Whitetooth Brewery Days

Dates: April 6, 2024, Golden BC

Dust off your retro gear and get ready to hit the slopes on the Pioneer Chair during this exciting weekend! Expect a weekend filled with fun activities, including a best-dressed contest, most laps on Pioneer Chair, Hot Dogger Mogul Comp, and Amateur Ski Ballet competition!

View the event schedule here.

2024 Sunplash Funkfest 

Dates: April 13 & 14, 2024, Golden BC

Golden's Sunplash Funkfest combines spring skiing with an unforgettable music festival. Hit the slopes by day and dance by night to live funk bands. This festival is the perfect way to welcome the warmer weather and longer days.

View the event schedule & registration details here.

Source: Kicking Horse Mountain Resort

Made with Love Festival - Banff

Dates: April 19 - May 4, 2024, Banff AB

The Made with Love Festival in Banff celebrates the best of local food and drink. Discover Banff's culinary delights through special menus, cooking demonstrations, and tastings. This festival is a feast for the senses and a celebration of local chefs and producers.

Source: Banff and Lake Louise Tourism

Earth Day

Dates: April 19

Celebrate Earth Day in the heart of the Rockies and the BC Interior. Participate in environmental workshops, community clean-ups, and nature walks to learn more about sustainability and conservation efforts in these stunning natural environments.

Canmore community clean-up.

Banff community clean-up.

Mount Slushmore

Date: April 27, 2024, Lake Louise

As the ski season nears its end, Lake Louise bids farewell to winter with its annual Mount Slushmore event. This celebration of spring skiing features a fun and exhilarating pond skimming competition where participants attempt to cross a large pool of water on their skis or snowboards.

Find more details here.

Source: Banff and Lake Louise Tourism

When searching for accommodations that are both family-friendly and conveniently located near all of these events, remember to explore Basecamp Resorts. We offer properties in Revelstoke, Golden, Lake Louise, Banff, and Canmore to cater to your requirements for any event or occasion. To view all our properties, please visit our website.

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