Summer Activities in Banff

Warm Temperatures, Clear Blue Skies, and Daylight Forever: that’s Summertime in Banff

Wildflowers in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, Kootenay National Park, BC, CanadaBanff, Alberta and the surrounding Banff National Park are among the premiere summer vacation destinations in Western Canada, not to mention North America — if not the world. Its high latitudes coupled with mountain elevations make this part of the Canadian Rockies ideal for summer fun – sweeping alpine vistas, clear blue lakes, verdant forests and mountain meadows filled with wildflowers – all under a clear Albertan sky.

Despite the amount of precipitation experienced in the Canadian Rockies each year, the humidity during the summer months is low, particularly in July and August. Temperatures are nice, with average highs between 21- and 22-degrees Celsius (or about 70- to 72-degrees Fahrenheit, to you Yanks). And in summer in the Canadian Rockies you’ve got plenty of daylight for outdoor recreation – at the summer solstice it’s still light out after 11 p.m.!

Just a word of advice about summer in the high latitudes and elevations to be found in Banff National Park and throughout Western Canada: the UV rating in Banff National Park tends to be high. Between the altitude and the angle of the Sun people burn easily: sunscreen, sunglasses and a good wide-brimmed hat are a must when you hit the trail, hop in the boat, or hit the links for a round of golf.


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Banff Summer Activities

Soak in Banff Upper Hot Springs

Soak in Banff Upper Hot Springs

The Banff Upper Hot Springs are family friendly, with a kids wading area, changing rooms with heated floors and dedicated family changing rooms.

Banff Sightseeing, Wildlife Tours

Banff Sightseeing, Wildlife Tours

Roaring waterfalls, emerald lakes, alpine meadows, snowcapped peaks and wildlife sound nice? Take a sightseeing tour in Banff National Park.

Banff Rock Climbing

Banff Rock Climbing

Go rock climbing and mountaineering in the alpine terrain of the Continental Divide and the Canadian Rockies in Banff National Park.

Banff National Park Heli-Hiking

Banff National Park Heli-Hiking

See Banff National Park via helicopter. Like heli-skiing, heli-hiking lets you enjoy the scenic alpine beauty of the Canadian Rockies in and around Banff.

Canoeing and Kayaking Banff

Canoeing and Kayaking Banff

Placid alpine lakes; lazy rivers; rippling mountain creeks and epic whitewater: perfect for canoeing and kayaking. It’s all in Banff National Park.

Cycling Banff, Alberta

Cycling Banff, Alberta

A bicycle is an excellent way to take in the scenic beauty of Banff National Park and the Canadian Rockies, whether you prefer mountain biking or road cycling.

Banff National Park Camping

Banff National Park Camping

You can choose resort and boutique hotels, but camping is a great and inexpensive way to enjoy Banff National Park and Canadian Rockies.

Gondolas in Banff, Lake Louise

Gondolas in Banff, Lake Louise

Operating in Banff and Lake Louise, gondolas are a perfect option for the whole family to enjoy mountain scenery and Canadian Rockies wildlife.

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Inside Banff Activities

Getting to Jasper and Jasper National Park

Jasper Transportation

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The Park

The largest wilderness park in the Canadian Rockies

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Recreational opportunities abound in Jasper


A Variety of incredible opportunities


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Jasper Summer Tours

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Winter Icewalk Tours
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Join us on the three-hour Maligne Canyon Icewalk, where you will discover frozen waterfalls and elaborate ice caves!

Whitewater Rafting in Jasper, Alberta
Raft the exciting Sunwapta or the Athabasca River, or try the Fraser River in B.C. Jasper whitewater rafting has never been so appealing.

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