Your Last Minute Summer Bucket List in Banff

5 Sep 2023

Your Last Minute Summer Bucket List in Banff

Your Last Minute Summer Bucket List in Banff

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Summer is almost over, don’t miss your chance for one last epic adventure! The Canadian Rockies are the best playground for thrill seekers of all ages and levels, and Banff National Park remains one of Alberta’s most popular destinations for those looking to escape the noise of the city and bask in the beauty of nature. Whether you're seeking a fun weekend getaway with friends, a family-friendly vacation, or are looking to sneak in one last extended trip before fall hits, we have everything you need to make the most of your time in Banff.

Enjoy the Beauty of Late Summer

Summer in the Rockies is a truly magical time, as the Bow Valley and Banff National Park explode to life with an endless tapestry of green and blues. There’s nothing like catching radiant rays of sunshine as you hike, bike, and explore to your heart’s content, and Banff Adventures is here to make sure you don’t miss out on a single moment. We offer a wide variety of activities suitable for all experience levels, and partner with some of the most trusted guides in the region to ensure that your safety and enjoyment always come first. Some of our most popular summer and early fall activities include:

The Banff Gondola

Embark on a thrilling journey to the top of Sulphur Mountain aboard the Banff Gondola and treat yourself to jaw dropping views that are sure to keep your insta-grid on point! Soar to 7,486 ft above sea level and be captivated by awe-inspiring views of Banff and all surrounding peaks that help make the park so spectacular. At the summit, guests can indulge in fine dining while learning about the Bow Valley Region at the world-class interpretive centre, and for those feeling extra adventurous, you can follow the boardwalk all the way up to the true summit of the mountain.

This must-visit adventure is suitable for adventurers of all ages and promises breathtaking panoramas that will leave you mesmerized.

White Water Rafting

Let’s get wet and wild! For an adrenaline-packed experience, venture to the Kicking Horse River, just 75 minutes away from Banff in Golden, BC. Our partners, Hydra River Guides offer exclusive access to an ultra-exclusive river base right on the shores of the Kicking Horse, which gives you even more time on the river and the comfort of warm showers after your refreshing journey. Guides will help rafters of all levels navigate thrilling class 1-IV rapids, and teach you about the region along the way!

Columbia Icefield and Skywalk

Looking to experience the perfect combination of thrills, and natural beauty and add a little science/geology to your adventure? Banff National Park and the Columbia Icefields offer plenty of beauty and history to enjoy as you wander across an ancient landscape full of stories with the help of special ice crawlers!

Daredevils can treat themselves to a exciting skyway that leads you onto a platform 918 ft, with a glass bottom that makes it perfect for photos. For extra fun, try our Ultimate Explorer package, which includes a summer lake cruise, an ice explorer package and a skywalk for the ultimate sightseeing experience!

Horseback Riding

Giddy up and get ready to explore! Immerse yourself in the spirit of the Wild West with an authentic trail ride through the Bow Valley Region. Banff Adventures' expert guides will lead you on existing trails, revealing iconic sights such as numerous peaks and the Banff Springs Golf Course. With trail rides suitable for all experience levels, including young adventurers, this is the perfect family-friendly activity to connect with nature and create cherished moments. Want a little extra? Add in an authentic cowboy dinner for even more memories!

Don’t Miss the Final Days of Summer!

Banff Adventures is your gateway to exploring the wilderness and finding calm and plenty of fun in the Rockies. Contact us today to learn more and begin planning your unforgettable summer getaway!

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