With the onset of autumn, the colours of nature start giving out a tinge of gold; and why not? After all, it is a colour enriched with tones of merriment. Then comes a phase when this shiny festive shade gets into the décor of your house, and to enhance this effect, nature takes its course of turning on the white leaf or as we commonly know it, snow. Thus, it is when the earth turns into a blank canvas, you know that the celebrations are on!
Although most parts of the world are touched by the festive spirit, the west is specifically decked up for celebrations like Christmas, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah and more. These celebrations spread goodwill and joy that motivates one to start the New Year on a fresh note and with a lot of hope. Taking these merrymaking traditions a level ahead, a month long winter festival at the Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada hits the high notes of art.
Now, there are many who associate snowcapped landscape with staying indoors and celebrating with family, whereas there are enthusiasts who take the entire family out for a roll of adventure sports. Banff SnowDays is an event where you can have a memorable time, whichever way you prefer.
Just imagine a dreamland covered in snow where kids and adults can have fun equally, get an adrenalin rush with skiing, marvel at the brilliant ice sculptors at the Ice Magic Festival or simply sit down in a quiet corner and enjoy the incredible sight of stars against the snow-laden ground.
Normally, we look for a historical account or the origins behind the celebrations; here, however, it is simply “the love of winter” that has inspired this gala event.
On a clear morning when you have a steamy cuppa in your hands and you get to witness the glaciers and crystal clear lakes around them; the reflection of the scenery is just breath-taking. It gives you the same amazement as ice climbing or dog sledding.
If there is a shopaholic within you, then how about using it to inspire you for the next snow trip? Pick from a wide range of snow gear at the buzzing markets. The most perfect way to end your trip will be to warm yourself up in the natural hot springs available there.
Yes, you heard it all right. It does sound like a package where everyone can have their bit and still make memories as a family. So, pack up and rush towards the snowy peaks!