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Congratulations to this year's winner!

This Giveaway contest has ended for this year. Congratulations go out to the winner, Jim Young of Campbell River, B.C.

The timing of this win is perfect for Jim and his wife, as during their time in Banff from February 10, 2014 thru February 15, 2014, they will be celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary.

Special thanks go out to the many sponsors who have made this contest possible. New contests will be forthcoming for both Vancouver Island and the Canadian Rockies so watch for this through this website or through our Facebook Page.

Sponsors - Banff / Lake Louise Grand Prize Giveaway

★ Premier Sponsors

Rimrock Resort Hotel

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Enjoy spectacular views and pure serenity at this spectacular resort hotel which features a 5-diamond restaurant, two lounges plus an excellent health club with full spa facilities.
Rimrock Resort Hotel

Lake Louise Ski Area

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Lake Louse has some of the most scenic runs in the Rockies, and as North America's largest ski area, there's lots to explore. Expanded back bowls mean even more steeps for experienced skiers. Upgraded snowmaking systems have extended the season, so there's more time to play on the resort's 4,200 acres, well served by 11 lifts which whisk skiers and boarders up four mountain faces draped with a variety of easy and challenging runs.
Lake Louise Ski Area

★ RESTAURANTS

Bison Restaurant & Terrace

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The Bison Restaurant & Terrace was named “Best in the Mountains” by Avenue magazine in Calgary in 2011 and “One of the Top Ten Restaurants Worth Traveling the World For” by the Ottawa Citizen in 2008.
Bison Restaurant & Terrace

Eden Restaurant

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For the 10th consecutive year has been awarded the prestigious and exclusive AAA/CAA 5-Diamonds for exquisite cuisine, impeccable service and elegant ambiance.
Eden Restaurant

Le Beaujolais Restaurant

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Renowned Restaurant critic, John Gilchrist, sums up Le Beaujolais best by stating "I just can't believe how reasonable the prices are for the quality, the service, the room, the food and the location.
Le Beaujolais Restaurant

Maple Leaf Restaurant

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The Maple Leaf focuses on Canadian steak, seafood and wild game dishes. They feature succulent cuts of Alberta Beef tenderloin, strip loin and bone in ribeyes. Their chefs are also proud to offer wild game meats.
Maple Leaf Restaurant

Ticino Restaurant

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Veal wiener schnitzel, hazelnut breaded chicken breast stuffed with goat cheese, fresh salmon, steak and lobster, rack of lamb, fresh pasta dishes. Swiss Raclette cheese, beef and cheese fondues are just some of the dishes served at this fine restaurant.
Ticino Restaurant

Balkan Restaurant

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Balkan, The Greek Restaurant presents Banff's only live dinner show on Tuesdays, and some Thursdays. Greek night features professional dancers, Hala Jamal and Meysa, performing the sensual bellydance in a setting reminiscent of the Greek Islands. Plate smashing and traditional Greek dancing make this dinner show an unforgettable dining and cultural experience. Call ahead for reservations at 403-762-3454. OPA!
Balkan Restaurant

Melissa's Restaurant

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Housed in a rustic log building built in 1928, this restaurant offers family dining at reasonable prices. Melissa’s serves the best breakfasts in Banff through to 4pm. Lunch items include burgers, homemade soups, salads and sandwiches. Steaks, seafood, BBQ ribs and other tempting entrees are the specialties for dinner. The bar upstairs features happy hour daily, eleven TV’s, video games, pool table and darts!
Melissa's Restaurant

Saltlik Restaurant

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The emphasis of this fine restaurant is on steaks and there is a variety available ranging from 7 oz. to 21 oz. You can be assured that only the finest and the freshest products available from certified Angus beef and prime Alberta beef are used in this restaurant. The menu also features a selection of seafood dishes, pasta dishes and other tempting entrees. Their downstairs bar is popular with locals and visitors alike and features the best happy hour in town.
Saltlik Restaurant

★ RETAILERS

Banff Wine Store

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Acknowledged as one of Canada’s top wine stores, Banff Wine Store is Banff’s wine specialist. Their knowledgeable staff can introduce you to a new label in any price range, from over a dozen countries, including quality VQA wines from Canada.
Banff Wine Store

Jacques Cartier Clothier

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Perhaps Banff’s most elegant clothing store, Jacques Cartier is best known as the pioneer in securing the finest, softest,warmest and most elegant fibre — Qiviuk.
Jacques Cartier Clothier

Mountain Galleries at the Fairmont

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A favourite stop for collectors of Canadian fine art. The Gallery features leading and mid-career Canadian artists. Original paintings by Canadian landscape icon, Doris McCarthy. Museum-quality glass, clay and other handcrafted one-of-a-kind treasures.
Mountain Galleries at the Fairmont

Rogerʼs Chocolates

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Rogers’ Chocolates make friends around the world and mail orders go out every day—Buckingham Palace and the White House being among the recipients.
Rogerʼs Chocolates

Snowflake

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If you are looking to take home a little bit of Canada, look no further. For over 30 years Snowflake has been a showcase for “the Best in Great Canadian Design”.
Snowflake

Strattonʼs Jewellers

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Banff's destination for Canadian Diamonds, wedding bands and engagement rings. Featuring a wide selection of local, Canadian, and international jewellery designers.
Strattonʼs Jewellers

★ TRANSPORTATION

Brewster Airport Express

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Travel in style and comfort in a first-class Brewster motor coach with large viewing windows, climate controlled temperatures and onboard washroom facilities.
Brewster Airport Express

★ ACTIVITIES & ATTRACTIONS

Banff Gondola

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The Banff Gondola’s 8-minute gondola ride will whisk you up Sulphur Mountain to an elevation of 7,500 feet to offer you the only 360 degree view of Banff, the Bow Valley and the surrounding Rocky Mountain peaks.
Banff Gondola

 

Holiday on horseback Sleigh Rides

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For a romantic rendezvous, Holiday on horseback offers an approximate 45 minute sleigh tour through the woodland and mountain meadow in Banff.
Holiday on horseback Sleigh Rides