Things to do in Banff in Summer

Why Visit Banff in the Summer

Waterfalls are flowing, the glacial lakes take on a brilliant hue of blue, fishing is bountiful, and wildlife is on the move – you may even see a grizzly or two.

There are also plenty of festivals and events to make the most of the beautiful weather. There’s so much to do in Banff in the summer you may want to stay longer than planned.

Canoeing and Kayaking in Banff

A tranquil paddle offers some of the best vantage points for the most beautiful scenery in the park and excellent opportunities for wildlife encounters.

Rent a Canoe from Banff Town or Lake Louise

From here, you can choose to explore the Bow River and the possibility to follow Forty Mile Creek into the Vermilion Lakes.

Fishing in Banff National Park

Fishing in Banff National Park offers anglers of all types superb opportunities to catch some unique fish while surrounded by the world’s best scenery.

Drive the Stunning Icefields Parkway

Continually named the most scenic drive in the world and one of the best road trip routes in Canada.

Banff Sightseeing Chairlift

For an extra thrill, take a ride on the open-air chairlift on the Banff Sightseeing Chairlift at Mt Norquay, just 5 minutes from downtown Banff.

Banff National Park Wildlife

Home to a myriad of iconic wildlife. Elk, bighorn sheep, moose, and black and grizzly bears are usually high on most visitors’ wildlife sighting wish list.

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