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Summer in Banff, Alberta

by K Gordon Schultz

Great Outdoor Summer Activities in Banff and Jasper, Alberta

It’s not far to that time now folks where the snow will begin to melt slowly, the sun will begin to shine a bit warmer and the skis are put back in storage for the warm months. Fear not however, Banff and its surrounds have as much, if not more, to do in the summertime. Here is a list of some of the best and how to go about organizing your summer’s activities.

Canoeing: 3 minutes walk from the centre of Banff you can find the Blue Canoe docks, where you can take a tranquil canoe journey on the Bow River. There is also canoeing available at Lake Louise and Moraine Lake. There are literally tons of options including

Columbia Icefield Glacier Experience: Climb aboard a massive Ice Explorer and journey across a glacier over 350 metres thick. The Columbia Icefield is the largest sub-polar body of ice in North America.

Hiking: Banff has the most beautiful trails surrounding it. There are so many options with trails and tours that you will find it hard to get through all of them.

Lake Minnewanka Boat Tours: Cruise the waters of the largest lake in Banff National Park, Lake Minnewanka. Unique scenic and wildlife photo opportunities are frequent as you travel through the Canadian Rockies by boat to the Devil’s Gap.

Sightseeing: Let knowledgeable locals show you around Banff and its surrounding areas with small group sizes and personalized tours.

Wildlife Viewing: There is a host of animals that call the Rockies home and are in no way shy about their neighborhood. Whilst in the area always keep your eyes peeled as there are so many animals to spot in the summer in Banff. Companies can take you around to ensure maximum viewing.

For many more activities, summer and winter, check out Canadian Rockies Guided Tours and Activities section.

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