Summer Activities

 

Summer Activities

The Canadian Rockies are absolutely stunning in summer! The wildflowers are out, the sun is shining and there’s so much to explore and enjoy. Summertime in the mountains offers something for everyone in the family to love.

We share upcoming events and activities in the local Canmore & Banff area on our Facebook page.

Summer in the Canadian Rockies is generally from June to September. Although be warned, June can sometimes be a wetter month. July and August are the warmest months. If you want to hike the higher elevation trails it’s best to visit late summer once all the majority of the snowpack has melted. Check out Canmore’s weather and climate.

Tours

We recommend Discover Banff Tours, a locally operated tour company that specializes in personal, small-group tours. Summer tours include sightseeing, wildlife viewing, whitewater rafting, horseback riding, helicopter tours, caving, gondola, rock climbing and visits to the Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary.

We also recommend The Adventure Hub, a locally operated tour booking platform. They offer horse riding, cave tours, brewery, distillery tours and many other fun local tours in Canmore and Banff.

Golf

With 6 world-class golf courses and 135 of the most beautifully laid out holes you will ever see, Canmore, Alberta in the Canadian Rockies is the hub for golf enthusiasts from around the world.

Canoeing, Kayaking and Stand Up Paddle-boarding

There are many different companies in the area where equipment can be rented, including Banff Canoe Club and Bow Valley Stand Up Paddle-Boarding.

Adventure Tour Providers

Have you ever dreamt of having the skills required to safely go mountain climbing, scrambling and mountaineering during your stay in the Canadian Rockies? Check out these locally run companies in the area; Yamnuska Mountain Adventures, Mountain Skills Academy and Adventures, Canadian Rockies Mountain Guides and OnTop Mountaineering.

Mountain Biking

The Banff and Canmore area is a very popular location for people who like to cross country and downhill mountain bike. There are a few rental shops in town: Rebound Cycle, Gear Up and Trail Sports. For a list of trails around Canmore check out Trail Forks.

Hiking

One of the things that makes Canmore such an amazing location is being surrounded by world-class outdoor recreation experiences. The hiking opportunities are some of the best in the world. Here are a few links to different trails in the area; Banff and Beyond, Town of Canmore, Alberta Parks and Canmore and Kananaskis.

The Alberta Parks link above has trail reports/closure information. We also suggest contacting the local visitor information centres in Canmore, Banff, Lake Louise and Kananaskis before heading out.