Are you planning to make one last trip to the mountains before the seasons' change and snow starts to fall? Fall in the Rocky Mountains is truly a sight to behold. Despite often being thought of as a winter town, Banff has plenty to offer adventurers year-round, including the autumn months. With changing colours as far as the eye can see, crisp mountain air, and plenty of cozy cafes to curl up in, September through November is the perfect time to experience the Rockies without the hassle fo handling peak season crowds. Learn more about visiting Banff during the fall, as well as how to take in the best views from the Banff Gondola below!
Nature’s Beauty On Full Display
It’s no secret that the Banff region is one of the most stunning Alpine regions North America has to offer. From snowcapped peaks during winter to shimmering crystal lakes during the summer months, Banff has no shortage of views and activities to offer the many visitors that flock to the Rockies from all over the world. While the fall season is often less thought of time for travellers, there are plenty of opportunities to take advantage of including:
A View Like No Other
One of the best ways to take in the stunning array of colours that spread across the Rockies during the fall is a ride on one of the many gondolas in the region. Soar to over 7,500 feet above sea level and capture incredible panoramas of the majestic peaks, lakes, and foothills that line the Rockies at one of the locations below:
The Banff Gondola
Located just 5 minutes from the town of Banff, the Banff Gondola treats riders to spectacular sights from the top of Sulphur Mountain. Gaze at six mountain ranges, and enjoy the 360° views from the Summit Ridge interpretive boardwalk. The newly renovated facilities at the peak feature a comprehensive educational centre, fine and casual dining options, as well as walkways and more for the whole family to enjoy.
The Mt. Norquay chairlift treats riders to a relaxing 15-minute adventure that overlooks the Town of Banff, as well as the Spray and Bow Valleys and Mt. Rundel. Perfect for those who like to snap photos along the way, you can enjoy a snack, craft brew, or an eloquent glass of wine up top at the Cliff House Bistro.
Sunshine is the perfect option for those looking to add some exercise to their experience. Ride to the top of the village and take advantage of the opportunity to explore the many trails leading to three gorgeous lakes, meadows, and more!
This Autumn, experience the Rockies like never before with Banff Adventures. Contact our team today to learn more and to book the mountain escape of your dreams!
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