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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.

Couple in Banff National Park in the summer

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.

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Hiking & Walking

With world-class hiking trails and views you'll never forget Banff is a hikers paradise.
Sundance Canyon Banff National Park

Sundance Canyon E-Bike & Hike

Enjoy the best of both worlds and adventure on this Bike and Hike experience to Sundance Canyon.
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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.
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Sightseeing & Wildlife Tours

Take a tour to discover how the true Banff local lives
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Shopping at the Castle

If you like to shop there is no need to look further than Banff. Home to stylish boutiques and world-class stores that carry everything you could want for your time here.
Springs, Summer, Fall
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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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Lake Minnewanka Cruise

A unique sightseeing tour exploring Lake Minnewanka, the largest lake in Banff National Park.


Soar through the trees and learn more about a unique valley with trusted and friendly guides
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Pools & Fitness Centre

Find your fitness groove in the Canadian Rocky Mountains
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Gondola & Lifts

Experience Banff National Park from a new angle - on top of a mountain peak!
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Helicopter & Heli-Hiking Tours

Hit the skies and immerse yourself in the Canadian Rockies
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Lake Louise & Moraine Lake Tour

Enjoy a half-day tour of Lake Louise & Moraine Lake.
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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.
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Summer Rentals

Enjoy the great outdoors with these summer rentals.
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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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Ultimate Explorer

Enjoy the best of Banff National Park with this packaged experience.

Sunrise Hike

Allow our experienced guides to whisk you away on a private sunrise hike.
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Fishing in Banff is one of the most serene experiences
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Guided Tours

Join our Fairmont professional guides for a complimentary tour exploring the local area.
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Banff By Scooter

Experience the thrill of driving modern Vespa scooters around the beautiful streets of Banff!
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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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Glacier Skywalk

Experience waterfalls, wildlife, fossils and more, on an exciting cliff-edge walkway
Banff National Park Gondola

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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ATV Tours

Get that heart pumping with an ATV Tour.
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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.
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Golden Skybridge

See Golden British Columbia like you've never seen it before!
Year Round
Banff Hot Spring

Banff Hot Springs

Soak in the hot springs while enjoying scenic views of the surrounding mountains.
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Family, Recreational & Cultural Programs

Includes trivia, bingo, scavenger hunts, and more family fun!
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Boating, Canoeing & Float Trips

Enjoy your time on any one of the bodies of water in Banff.
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White Water Rafting

Get your adrenanline pumping with a white water rafting adventure.
Spring, Summer & Fall
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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.
Banff Pedestrian - E-bike

Guided E-Bike Tours

Experience Banff National Park by E-bike!
Pursuit Sightseeing Collection - Banff National Park

Pursuit Collection Sightseeing

Experience the best of the Canadian Rockies
Hiking in Banff National Park

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.
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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.
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Columbia Icefields Adventure

Explore Athabasca Glacier, the Glacier Skywalk and more!!
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Climbing Tours

Incredible views and a heart-pounding challenge are only a harness strap away.
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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
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Wildlife Corridor Tour

It's not a trip to Banff National Park without seeing local wildlife
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Horseback Riding

Ride through the wilderness of the Canadian Rockies on horseback
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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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Thanksgiving Dinner To-Go

Delight in a stress-free Thanksgiving with our delectable to-go feast. Perfectly roasted turkey & all the trimmings, ready to savor at home.
Location: Fairmont Banff Springs
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Banffchella at Fairmont Banff Springs


Grab your sunglasses and a flavourful cocktail and enjoy summer at our very own Banffchella!
Location: Fairmont Banff Springs
Time: October 3rd:
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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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Banff Golf Vacation

Stay & Play the iconic Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course.
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Banff Bed & Breakfast

BANFF BED & BREAKFAST Bed & Breakfast, with à la carte breakfast, gratuities & parking included.
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Fairmont Spa Package

Enjoy a daily spa treatment, breakfast and parking.

Suite Life

Make the most of your stay in Banff with some extra space and some suite perks.
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Seniors Rate

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

Fairmont Gold

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

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

CAA / AAA members can save up to 30% off accommodation.
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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.

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5 Things To Do at Fairmont Spa

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Wellness in Banff National Park

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Wildflower Cocktail Recipe

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Alberta Local Ingredients

Planning Tips

Top 10 Reasons to Visit Banff in Summer

Planning Tips

Top 10 Summer Activities in Banff

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Banff’s Best (and only) Golf Course

Insider Tips

Best Hikes in Banff

Planning Tips
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Top 10 Rainy Day Activities in Banff

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Celebrations At The Castle

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The Best Nanaimo Cheesecake Bars

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Garden & Tonic

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Blanket Fever

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Virgin Cherry French 75

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Homemade Gingerale

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Mad Hatter Mocktail

Homemade Granola Bars with Peanuts and Cranberries (selective fo

Healthy Homemade Granola Bars

Spring salad with asparagus, rhubarb, strawberries, black lentils, arugula and goat cheese on white plate.

Strawberry Arugula Salad

Dates cocoa coconut oats walnuts raw vegan balls

Healthy Power Balls

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Caramelized Shallot and Crispy Speck Dip

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Delicious Cauliflower Gratin

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Smoked Fish Dip

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Amazing Parsnip Soup

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

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Adopting A Pet In Banff

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

The Rundle Bar Caesar Recipe

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

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The Vermillion Room’s Bison Bourguignon Recipe

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