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YOUR SUMMER ACTIVITY GUIDE
Summer in the Canadian Rockies is unlike anything else. From glacier-fed, turquoise blue lakes that provide endless of types of adventure (hiking, floating, fishing, rafting, canoeing, just to name a few) the possibilities of what your summer has in store for you is truly remarkable. To help you plan your stay and make the most of summer in Banff National Park, we’ve put together this list of top activities in Banff and beyond.
For more information or to book your summer activities, do not hesitate to contact our Concierge any time by email or by phone at +1 403 762 6895.
SUMMER WEATHER IN BANFF (July – September)
Banff enjoys warm, sunny summers, but cool temperatures are not uncommon. Being at an elevation of above 1,400 metres (4,600 feet), it cools off significantly during the night. July is the warmest month, with average highs of 22°C (72°F).
LAKES & WATER ACTIVITIES
Located a few minutes from the town of Banff, this local spot is ideal for swimming, fishing and canoeing. It also boasts some wonderful hiking and biking trails along its 21 km long shore.
Lake Louise is the quintessential spot when visiting the Canadian Rockies. With its turquoise blue waters, surrounding mountain peaks and glaciers, this iconic spot is sure to leave you in awe.
Boasting reflections of the Valley of the Ten Peaks on its surface, Moraine Lake is home to jaw-dropping views. With plenty of hiking trails around it – this spot does not have a bad angle.
BOATING, CANOEING & FLOAT TRIPS
Love spending time on the water? From canoeing to float trips and everything in between, Banff has a plethora of water activities and unbeatable views to keep your days busy.
WHITE WATER RAFTING
Get your adrenaline and heart pumping with a white water rafting adventure in Banff National Park. Experience the thrills of racing down a river in the Canadian Rockies.
Fishing in Banff is one of the most serene experiences. With stunning backdrops and pristine lakes, casting your rod here is a real treat.
EYE IN THE SKY
Take your sight-seeing adventures to new heights! These activities are designed for you to experience Banff National Park from a different vantage point.
GONDOLA & LIFTS
With 360° sweeping views of mountains surrounding you, taking a gondola or lift is an experience you’ll never forget.
Incredible views and a heart-pounding challenge are only a harness strap away. Climbing Tours in the Rockies offer something very few get to experience.
Take your passion for exploration to the great outdoors! With plenty to see and do during the summer, Banff National Park does not disappoint.
Think outside the bus this summer and see the best of Banff’s natural beauty via active, accessible guided e-bike tours.
Open Top touring
Step into Banff’s golden era with Open Top Touring for a round-trip guided heritage experience. The Open Top tour begins at Fairmont Banff Springs and continues to Bow Falls, the Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course, Cascade Gardens and through the town of Banff.
Globally known as a hikers paradise, Banff National Park is home to many trails for all fitness levels.
Fully guided and featuring a array of gorgeous trails, ATV Tours will have you beaming with delight as you rush down a mountain side.
Ride through the wilderness of the Canadian Rockies on horseback. As you explore your surroundings be sure to take a moment to appreciate nature’s fine work.
A climbing experience for those with little experience. Let your guide take you through a series of ladders and ropes as you climb through one of Banff’s majestic mountains.
Available year-round, Cave Tours are the perfect activities for those looking for something creative and unique. This tour allows you to explore the underground world of Rats Nest Cove.
Take a tour of the incredible photogenic Johnston’s Canyon. From the rushing river to mossy greens that surround you – this is a quintessential Banff National Park experience.
Take a tour to discover how the true Banff local lives. From bears, elks and everything else you’ll fid in our forest, this expeirence will give you a new appreciation for the wild.
Rated as one of the most scenic highways in the world, this bucket-list drive will provide you with views of incredible peaks, hidden turquoise blue lakes and many opportunities to see wildlife along the way.
banff by scooter
Experience the thrill of driving modern Vespa scooters around the beautiful streets of Banff! Located on-site, in the Conference Centre, for your convenience.
Experience waterfalls, wildlife, fossils and more, on an exciting cliff-edge walkway that leads to a platform where glass is all that separates you from a 918 foot drop.
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