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Summer Activities in Banff, Alberta

Banff in Summertime: Warm Temperatures, Blue Skies, and Daylight that Seems to Last Forever

Wildflowers in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, Kootenay National Park, BC, CanadaBanff, Alberta and Banff National Park are among the most popular summer vacation destinations in Western Canada, as well as all of North America. Our high latitudes coupled with alpine 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 this under a crystal 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 (we recommend a Kicking Horse white water rafting adventure) – 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.

 

 

Banff, Alberta Summer Activities

Guided Private Tours

Guided Private Tours

Want your very own Canadian Rockies trip? Try a private guided backcountry skiing, ski mountaineering, ice climbing, rock climbing, hiking, or backpacking trip.

Banff, Lake Louise Gondolas

Banff, Lake Louise Gondolas

Operating in both Lake Louise and Banff, gondolas are a great way for the whole family to partake in scenic mountain beauty and Canadian Rockies wildlife.

Camping Banff National Park

Camping Banff National Park

You can opt for luxury resort and boutique hotel accommodations, but camping is a great and inexpensive way to enjoy Banff National Park and Canadian Rockies.

Banff Alberta Cycling

Banff Alberta Cycling

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

Banff Canoeing and Kayaking

Banff Canoeing and Kayaking

Banff National Park has it all: Placid alpine lakes; lazy, slow rivers; rippling, foamy mountain creeks and epic whitewater: perfect for canoeing and kayaking.

Heli-Hiking Banff National Park

Heli-Hiking Banff National Park

Heli-hiking gets you out into the scenic alpine backcountry of the Canadian Rockies around Banff. Plus you get to see Banff National Park from a helicopter.

Rock Climbing in Banff

Rock Climbing in Banff

Inside Banff National Park there is great rock climbing and mountaineering among the peaks and spires of the Continental Divide and the Canadian Rockies.

Banff Sightseeing, Wildlife Tours

Banff Sightseeing, Wildlife Tours

If waterfalls, lakes, mountains, alpine meadows and wildlife are on your list of things to see in Banff National Park then a sightseeing tour is for you.

More Banff, Alberta Activities

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backpacking, ice climbing

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Vacation Bookings

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Canadian Rockies Lodges & Inns

Mount Robson Inn
A Jasper hotel offering family friendly accommodations in the Canadian Rockies with landscapes that will capture your heart.

Mountaineer Lodge
Comfortable lodge located in Lake Louise, nestled in a pine forest with tremendous views of Mount Temple and its summit glacier.


Canadian Rockies Activities

Banff Backpacking & Mountaineering
We are the premier provider of trekking, mountaineering, and rock climbing in the Canadian Rockies.

Winter Icewalk Tours
in Jasper, Alberta

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

Raft the Kicking Horse
in Banff, Alberta

The Kicking Horse River is one of the best
known for rafting tours...

White Water Rafting in
the Canadian Rockies

Experience whitewater adventure in the Canadian Rockies...

Golf Banff
Golf Jasper
The best & most beautiful golf courses in the Canadian Rockies...

Canadian Rockies
Golf Guide

Golf BC, Jasper, Banff and the beautiful Canadian Rockies....