Are you in the early stages of planning your next Rocky Mountain escape and wondering how you can make this vacation your best one yet? With so many things to do, see, and experience, Banff National Park is a year-round wonderland that truly has the perfect adventure for everyone just waiting to be discovered. For over 20 years, Banff Adventures has been helping visitors from all across Alberta as well as from all corners of the globe uncover their perfect piece of paradise, one adventure at a time.
If you’re wondering how to make the most of your trip in the Rockies and aren’t sure what kind of activities are available, keep reading! Below we’ll discuss some of the most popular tours and excursions you can take part in while visiting the Canadian Rockies!
Perfect All Year Round
Despite being known all around the world as a winter wonderland, Banff is an ideal playground for lovers of the great outdoors all year round. Whether you’re a winter sports fanatic that finds yourself answering the call of the slopes every year or a warm-weather adventurer that loves seeing Banff and the Bow Valley teeming with lush greenery during the summer, there’s no shortage of ways to make the most of your time here, no matter the season. Popular seasonal activities and excursions include:
Banff is a gorgeous landscape during the warmer months full of thick forestry, glistening blue lakes, and endless hiking trails to be conquered. For those preferring to venture out during the summer, you’ll want to consider the following activities:
Lake Minnewanka Cruise
Located just 15 minutes away from Banff, Lake Minnewanka is the biggest lake within the park and is the only lake within Banff National Park to allow the limited use of powerboats. Banff Adventures offers two cruises during the summer months, both aimed at allowing you to get up close with the awe-inspiring scenery of the area, and with our beer voyage giving you to sip some delicious brews while doing so.
White Water Rafting
Want to kick things up a notch? Tackle the Kicking Horse River on a white water rafting expedition and you’ll do just that! Home to class I-IV rapids, the Kicking Horse offers plenty of thrills and is suitable for adventurers of all skill levels.
Giddy up, partner! It’s time to connect with your western roots and see the Rockies just like the cowboys did way back in the day! Our trail rides range from 1-3 hrs and are suitable for all experience levels.
Looking for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that’s sure to take your breath away? Helicopter tours are an unbeatable way to take in the mountains like never before. Gain a birds-eye view and a brand new perspective while you soar to new heights and see the Rockies on one of these incredible tours
Visiting Banff in the winter truly is like stepping into a winter wonderland full of shimmering peaks and glistening trees. If you plan to vacation during the colder months you may want to consider:
Want to see the Rockies like never before and experience an authentic part of Canadian history? Our dog sled tours are a breathtaking, heart-pumping experience that you’ll remember for the rest of your life as you race across the snow and learn more about the region along the way!
Ready to bring the carols to life? Go dashing through the snow as a family or as a romantic couple outing and experience winter in Banff in all its magical glory while being pulled by our majestic horses across the snow. Bundle and snuggle up and you’ll have plenty of memories to share once your vacation is over!
With Banff National Park being home to 3 world-class ski hills, there’s no better place to satisfy your urge for fresh powder! We offer several ski packages to help you get the most of your time in the Rockies.
The Banff Gondola
The Banff Gondola is a year-round attraction but takes on an extra special feel in the winter. Ascend to the top of Sulphur Mountain, 7500 feet in the air and treat yourself to unrestricted views of several mountain regions all covered in snow and sparkling in the daylight. For those visiting in January, you can partake in the Alpenglow festival atop the mountain which features music, drinks, and fire pits to warm up at!
What Are You Waiting For?!
Don’t miss out on your passport to fun in the Rockies! Contact Banff Adventures to learn more about our available activities for Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer!
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