Planning on taking advantage of warmer weather and exploring the great outdoors? Located just 4 hours away from Edmonton and 90 minutes outside of Calgary, Banff, Alberta is the perfect spot for a summer getaway! With plenty of fun waiting for the whole family, there are endless ways to adventure in nature’s biggest playground, and countless activities for everyone to enjoy! Banff Adventures is proud to be your all-access source for fun in the Rockies and to help you experience the Canadian wilderness like never before! For over 25 years, our team has welcomed adventurers of all backgrounds to our slice of Rocky Mountain paradise. With safety, experience and quality you can trust, you can count on Banff Adventurers to help you make lifelong memories this summer!
Below, we’ll explore a few of our popular summer activities, including some that will take you to new heights and those that will allow you to explore the many lakes and rivers in the region. Read on to learn more!
Take to the Skies
One thing Banff has no shortage of is breathtaking views and soaring peaks! Take your summer to new heights with our exciting high up adventures including:
Via Ferrata is Italian for “Iron Road”, and this thrilling adventure will have you traversing the mountainside with the help of a protected climbing route secured to the mountain face. Clip in with your sturdy harness and navigate ladders, bridges, and more with the help of our experienced guides. As a great way to stay active while still remaining accessible, Via Ferrata is a unique way to experience the region and learn more about the area in the process.
Our brand new canyon tours are designed to give you an exciting up-close view of some of the stunning formations within the Bow Valley and Ghost Wilderness Region. Rappel over waterfalls and learn rope work while taking in jaw-dropping views and allowing your inner adrenaline junkie to thrive. With both beginner and intermediate options available, you’ll have plenty of fun learning new skills and practising in the wild!
The Banff Gondola
Looking for unparalleled views that are safe and comfortable to access for the whole family? Take a thrilling ride on the Banff Gondola and soar to nearly 7500 ft above Banff and the Bow Valley to the top of Sulphur Mountain. As an absolute bucket-list item in the Rockies, the Gondola is perfect for memory making, celebrating special occasions, and exploring the region like never before. The gondola is one of our most popular activities and is a frequent feature in our adventure packages to help you double your fun and save!
Once you get your fill of high-altitude panoramas, grab your paddle and tackle one of the wildest, most exciting rivers you’ll find in North America! Located approximately 90 minutes outside of Banff, the Kicking Horse River is home to rushing rapids that are sure to delight the whole gang and help you make lifelong memories full of fun and plenty of laughter. Suitable for rafters of all experience levels, our Kicking Horse Classic trip is a great way to spend the day and a fantastic feature of many of our cost-effective adventure packages.
Relax and unwind on the pristine waters of Lake Minnewanka all summer long with the help of our serene lake cruises! Operating from Mid May to Mid October (weather depending), your one-hour pleasure cruise will show you a new side of the Rockies and allow you to learn more about the region while enjoying a leisurely ride on our comfortable charter boats.
Cast a line and unwind! As a catch and release paradise, Banff National Park is the perfect place to work on your fishing prowess surrounded by the beauty of nature. Banff Adventures offers multiple fishing tours ranging from 3 hrs to half-day excursions pairing you with expert guides that will help you make the most of our beautiful waters teeming with plenty of fish waiting to catch your hook for a day you’re sure to remember.
Choose Your Own Adventure
Don’t miss your chance to make the most of your Summer with the help of Banff Adventures! Contact us today to learn how you can make your next mountain getaway the trip of a lifetime!
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