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Summer in Banff

Summer in the Canadian Rockies is unlike anything else. Glacier-fed, turquoise blue lakes provide endless opportunities for adventure – hiking, floating, fishing, rafting, canoeing – just to name a few. The possibilities are truly remarkable. Discover all there is to do to make the most of your summer in Banff National Park.

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Summer Activities

When you’re in a natural paradise in the heart of Canada’s first national park, there’s no shortage of activities to take on. Explore the mountains, paddle pristine lakes, play a round of tennis, or splash the day away in the pool. Find your ideal summer experience at Fairmont Banff Springs.

Year-Round
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Gondola & Lifts

Experience Banff National Park from a new angle - on top of a mountain peak!
Summer
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Via Ferrata

A climbing experience for those with little experience.
Summer
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Vermilion Lakes Bike Tour

Leaving from the hotel, you will bike along the Bow River and Vermilion Lakes, stopping along the way for you to take some beautiful photos and hear your guide talk about the area, mountains, and animals.
Springs, Summer, Fall
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Golf

The Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course combines two sure things – impressive views and masterful golf courses. Both the Stanley Thompson 18 & Tunnel Mountain 9 were designed and perfected for pure enjoyment with a strategic and challenging layout sure to win over both experts and beginners of the game. With perfectly placed bunkers and optical illusions, aplenty our courses demand the players’ undivided attention.
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Pools & Fitness Centre

Find your fitness groove in the Canadian Rocky Mountains
Summer
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Golden Skybridge

See Golden British Columbia like you've never seen it before!
Summer
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Tennis Courts & Lessons

Please book the resort tennis courts and tennis lessons through Spa Reservations, 403 762 1772. Proper tennis attire including tennis shoes required at all times.
Summer
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Columbia Icefields

A bucket-list drive through the Canadian Rockies.
Summer
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Open Top Touring

Step into Banff’s golden era with Open Top Touring for a round-trip guided heritage experience
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WOW Banff

WOW Banff offers a variety of multi-language tour experiences around Banff & Lake Louise.
Summer

Sundance Canyon Bike & Hike

Enjoy the best of both worlds and adventure on this Bike and Hike experience to Sundance Canyon.
Summer
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White Water Rafting

Get your adrenanline pumping with a white water rafting adventure.
Summer
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Cave Tours

Available year-round, Cave Tours are the perfect activities for those looking for something creative and unique.
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Alpine Air Adventures

Explore the best of Banff with Alpine Air Adventures.
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Canyon Walks

Take a tour of the incredible photogenic Johnston’s Canyon.
Summer
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Summer Rentals

Enjoy the great outdoors with these summer rentals.
Summer
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Climbing Tours

Incredible views and a heart-pounding challenge are only a harness strap away.
Summer
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Moraine Lake

An iconic Canadian destination - this pristine lake offers stunning views.
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Columbia Icefields Adventure

Explore Athabasca Glacier, the Glacier Skywalk and more!!
Fall, Spring, Summer
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Forest Bathing

Forest Bathing is a mindfulness practice born in Japan and known as Shinrin Yoku. This experience encourages participants to connect with nature in a deeper and more profound way.
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Bowl Valley, Five Pin & Pints

Join us for bowling and a bite to eat at Bowl Valley, located in the Conference Centre.
Summer
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Lake Minnewanka

Explore Banff's largest lake, Lake Minnewanka.
Summer
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E-Bike Tours

Grab an e-bike and explore!
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Running & Walking Trails

Explore some of our local trails with digital Hotel Guides and audio-guided running and walking routes. Visit RunGo for routes and guides.
Summer
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Boating, Canoeing & Float Trips

Enjoy your time on any one of the bodies of water in Banff.
Summer
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Lake Minnewanka Cruise

A unique sightseeing tour exploring Lake Minnewanka, the largest lake in Banff National Park.
Summer
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Mountain View Range Experience

Target greens, a practice bunker and grass-hitting area allow you to hit a variety of shots while enjoying a bite to eat and beverages with your group.
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Banff Gondola

Experience mountain views from the summit of Banff’s Sulphur Mountain.
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Whyte Museum

Enjoy complimentary access to Banff’s Whyte Museum.
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Exclusive Guided Adventure

Design your own adventure around Banff National Park, whether you crave a hike, driving tour or snowshoe, it’s all up to you.
Year-Round
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Glacier Skywalk

Experience waterfalls, wildlife, fossils and more, on an exciting cliff-edge walkway
Year-Round
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Wildlife Tours

Take a tour to discover how the true Banff local lives
Year-Round
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Family, Recreational & Cultural Programs

Includes trivia, bingo, scavenger hunts, and more family fun!
Summer
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Horseback Riding

Ride through the wilderness of the Canadian Rockies on horseback
Summer
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Hiking

With world-class hiking trails and views you'll never forget Banff is a hikers paradise.
Summer
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Lake Louise

Lake Louise is the quintessential spot when visiting the Canadian Rockies.
Summer

Sunrise Hike

Allow our experienced guides to whisk you away on a private sunrise hike.
Summer
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ATV Tours

Get that heart pumping with an ATV Tour.
Summer
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Widlife Corridor Tour

Enjoy the luxury of Fairmont Banff Springs while exploring the most active wildlife corridors in the Canadian Rockies.
Summer
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Stanley Thompson Golf Course Cart Tour

The golf cart tour is a one-hour experience that takes you around the front nine holes of our historic Stanley Thompson-designed golf course
Year-Round
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Banff Adventures

Explore winter and summer in Banff National Park with Banff Adventures.
Summer
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Lake Louise & Moraine Lake Tour

Enjoy a half-day tour of Lake Louise & Moraine Lake.
Year-Round
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Guided Tours

Join our Fairmont professional guides for a complimentary tour exploring the local area.
Summer
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Fishing

Fishing in Banff is one of the most serene experiences
Summer
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Banff By Scooter

Experience the thrill of driving modern Vespa scooters around the beautiful streets of Banff!
Year-Round
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Complimentary Roam Transit

Explore Banff like a local with a complimentary ROAM Transit pass
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Summer Events

Make the most of your summer and explore all the unforgettable events Banff has to offer. Fairmont Banff Springs is the perfect homebase for everything happening in this incredible summer vacation destination.

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Summer Offers

Plan your perfect summer vacation escape to Canada’s Castle in the Rockies. Our special offers and packages make it even easier to get away to Fairmont Banff Springs in the summer.

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Seniors Rate

Seniors can save up to 20% off our best available rate.
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Fairmont Gold

Enjoy a private check-in and lounge with complimentary breakfast and canapés.
Spring
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Alberta Resident’s Rate

Save up to 30% off accommodation when you vacation in your own backyard – Banff National Park.
Spring
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CAA / AAA Membership Discount

CAA / AAA members can save up to 30% off accommodation.
Spring
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Fairmont Spa Package

Enjoy a daily spa treatment, breakfast and parking.
Year-Round
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Banff Bed & Breakfast

BANFF BED & BREAKFAST Bed & Breakfast, with à la carte breakfast, gratuities & parking included.
Spring
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Banff Golf Vacation

Stay & Play the iconic Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course.
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Summer Blogs

Summer in Banff is a time filled with exciting activities, dining experiences, and adventure. Read all about what makes Banff National Park an unforgettable summer vacation destination on our blog.

Celebrate
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Celebrations At The Castle

Fall
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Wellness in Banff National Park

Fall
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Wildflower Cocktail Recipe

Fall
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The Best Nanaimo Cheesecake Bars

Fall
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Alberta Local Ingredients

Planning Tips
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Top 10 Summer Activities in Banff

Insider Tips
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Banff’s Best (and only) Golf Course

Planning Tips
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Top 10 Rainy Day Activities in Banff

Planning Tips
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Top 10 Reasons to Visit Banff in Summer

Insider Tips
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Best Hikes in Banff

Fall
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Garden & Tonic

Fall
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Blanket Fever

Fall
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Virgin Cherry French 75

Fall
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Homemade Gingerale

Fall
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Mad Hatter Mocktail

Fall
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5 Things To Do at Fairmont Spa

Fall
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Healthy Homemade Granola Bars

Fall
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Strawberry Arugula Salad

Fall
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Healthy Power Balls

Fall
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Caramelized Shallot and Crispy Speck Dip

Fall
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Delicious Cauliflower Gratin

Fall
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Smoked Fish Dip

Fall
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Amazing Parsnip Soup

Fall
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Q&A with Paul Dixon, the Best Spa Therapist in North America

Fall
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Adopting A Pet In Banff

Fall
Bloody Mary or Caesar Cocktail on the Rocks with Lime, Celery and a Spiced Rim

The Rundle Bar Caesar Recipe

Fall
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Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Fall
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The Vermillion Room’s Bison Bourguignon Recipe

Fall
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Smoked Right Hand Cocktail Recipe

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Golf Fairmont Banff Springs

The Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course boasts an 18-hole championship course designed by legend Stanley Thompson, as well as a 9-hole Tunnel Mountain Course surrounded by towering snow-capped peaks. The two one-of-a-kind courses provide memorable experiences for golfers of every skill level.

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Summer Weather In Banff

From July to September, Banff enjoys warm, sunny days, but cool temperatures are not uncommon. At an elevation of above 1,400 metres (4,600 feet), the outdoor temperature cools off significantly at night. July is the warmest month, with average highs of 22°C (72°F).

Explore Every Season

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Spring

Spring in Banff opens up opportunities for even more adventure. Ski, golf, and explore the mountains as you enjoy the warming weather and longer days.

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Fall

From cozy days spent in Canada’s Castle in the Rockies to experiencing nature’s marvelous transformation – fall into adventure at Fairmont Banff Springs.

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Winter

When the snow starts falling, Banff National Park comes alive with adventurous outdoor activities to keep your days and evenings full of fun.