Summer is in full swing, and if you’re like the many Albertans that are eager to get out and explore, you’re likely thinking about making a trip to the mountains. Located just 4.5 hrs away from Edmonton and 90 minutes away from Calgary, Banff National Park is an incredible destination that has something to offer for adventurers of all backgrounds and experience levels. Despite being known as a “winter town” Banff offers breathtaking views and unforgettable experiences all year round and thrives with undeniable energy during the warmer months as well.
If you’re looking to plan the perfect mountain escape, but also want to stay within a careful budget, you can rest easy knowing that there are many ways to enjoy the Rockies without breaking the bank. At Banff Adventures, we’re proud to offer adventures for all price points, making it easy to enjoy your time in the wild. Below are just a few of our budget-friendly exploration options. Read on to learn more!
Soar to New Heights
As one of the most popular an in-demand activities in the Bow Valley, the Banff Gondola is an absolute favourite and an incredible way to see the Rockies. Located just 5 minutes away from the centre of Banff, the gondola is at the bottom of Sulphur Mountain and takes you to a jaw dropping height of 2,281m above sea level. Once you reach the top, you’ll be able to enjoy a world-class interpretive centre as well as dining facilities at the summit, all while enjoying unbeatable 360° panoramas that are sure to wow everyone!
Hit The Trails
There are plenty of ways to explore Banff and the bow valley, but one of the most fun is renting a bicycle and traveling around at your own pace. Stay active while taking in new sights, spying local wildlife, and enjoy the mountain air while you explore. Banff Adventures has a wide selection of bikes available, including frames suitable for mountain trails, as well as cruisers and kid friendly options.
Paddle Your Way to Adventure
As another visitor favourite, canoe tours are a family friendly activity that allows everyone to relax in the tranquil waters of the Bow River. The Banff Canoe Club is located just 5 minutes away from downtown Banff and is open from mid May- September 30th pending suitable weather, giving you plenty of time to grab your life jacket and take to the water!
Throw on Your Cowboy Hat
Banff horseback tours treat riders to incredible views of the region while also giving you the chance to try your hand at a thrilling activity. Our experienced guides will help you learn more about your beautiful province, while also letting you take the reigns atop your horse!
No matter what your style of adventure is, it’s the perfect time to explore the beauty of the Rockies. Find out more about how you can plan a price friendly getaway by contacting Banff Adventures today.
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