What to Do in the Mountains in November

This month, try indoor virtual golfing in Canmore, attend the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival (online or in person) and more.

Jenny Belzberg Theatre at the Banff Centre for Creativity and Arts. Photograph by Tom Arban.

[Note: Please consult provincial COVID-19 restrictions and operational restrictions for each event or business.]


Hit the Indoor (Virtual) Greens at CanGolf

CanGolf is Canmore’s first indoor entertainment and recreational venue for all ages, offering the opportunity to keep your golf form during winter with a virtual golf simulator that’s fun for the whole family. The simulator has more than 80 championship courses and a virtual driving range session. You can also play putting games like mini-golf, bar sports like beer pong and more. The entertainment centre has a full food and drink menu and there are lots of admission and membership options for all ages, including league play.

Moose Meadows, 125 B, 306 Bow Valley Trail, Canmore, 403-679-2626, cangolfcanmore.ca


Attend the Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival

When: October 30 to November 7

Last year, the annual Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival went online for the first time in its 45-year history. This year, it’s a hybrid event with online and in-person events happening throughout Banff and Canmore. New this year is the renovated Jenny Belzberg theatre at the Banff Centre for Creativity and Arts, one of many locations in Banff where you can enjoy some of the over 75 film screenings being offered throughout the festival. Live tickets are between $15 to $25 and virtual festival passes are $150. Tickets, passes and a schedule of events can be found online.

Multiple locations in Banff, Canmore and online, banffcentre.ca


Train with Celebrated Fitness Instructors at Banff Wild Wellness

When: November 1 to 18, 2021

If you’re looking to revitalize your workouts, then the Banff Wild Wellness event might be for you. The Fairmont Banff Springs is offering three weeks of wellness in partnership with some of Impact Magazine‘s most celebrated trainers. Train with Tommy Europe from November 1 to 4, Brent Bishop from November 8 to 11 and Trish Duffy from November 15 to 18. Programs are run as drop-in sessions and include accommodation, two workouts per day, evening fireside chats, two-hour spa access to the Willow Stream spa and a complimentary yoga mat to take home. Participation in a full week of programming is not required.

405 Spray Avenue, Banff, 403-762-2211, banff-springs-hotel.com


Purchase Ski Packages for Resorts of the Canadian Rockies

When: Until November 30

While not all of the ski resorts will be open in November, a few Resorts of the Canadian Rockies are offering deals, passes and packages in anticipation of a snowy December. From now until November 30, you can purchase packages for three nights and three-day lift tickets or six nights and six-day lift tickets (kids ski free), as well as a ski escape package for two nights and two-day lift tickets for any of the following Ski RCR resorts: Fernie Alpine Resort, Kimberly Alpine Resort, Kicking Horse Mountain Resort and Nakiska Ski Resort.

Fernie Alpine Resort, 5339 Ski Hill Road, Fernie, B.C, 1-800-258 7669, skifernie.com; Kimberly Alpine Resort, PO Box 40, 301 North Star Boulevard, Kimberley, B.C., 1-250-427-4881, skikimberley.com; Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, 1500 Kicking Horse Trail, Golden, B.C., 1-800-258-7669, kickinghorseresort.com; Nakiska Ski Resort, 2 Mt. Allan Drive, Kananaskis, AB, 1-800-258-7669, skinakiska.com

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