Summer Adventures

Summer Adventures

With turquoise lakes and flowers in bloom, summer in Banff is a magical time of year. With endless activities and adventures on offer, your summer vacation can be as relaxing or eventful as you wish.

Boating, Float and Canoe Trips
Whether you want to enjoy a scenic cruise on Lake Minnewanka or spend an afternoon canoeing down the Bow River - Banff has all the water activities that capture the essence of a breathtaking summer. If you're after some picturesque relaxation, a float trip down the Bow River is a great water activity for all ages, and the rafting dock is located just a short walk from the Hotel.  

White Water Rafting
Elevate your water adventure with a white water rafting trip in nearby Kicking Horse, Horseshoe Canyon or Kananaskis. These adventures are offered with mild or adventurous tours.

Fishing & Boating
Boat and river fishing are one of the most popular summer activities in Banff. Lake Minnewanka is home to some of the best trout fishing in Canada and river fishing tours offer some of the best sport fishing in the Bow Valley. Float and Wade or Walk and Wade tours are available.

Hiking in Banff National Park 
Hiking in Banff is an ideal way to soak up mountain views whilst getting outdoors and being active. Banff has a number of established hiking trails located within walking distance of the Hotel and townsite. Tunnel Mountain, Bow Falls and Sulphur Mountain are just a few of the most popular hikes from the Hotel. We recommend speaking to our Concierge for hiking recommendations, safety, and to pick up a copy of our comprehensive trail map.

Lakes in the National Park 
Home to some of the most pristine lakes in the world, it is no wonder Banff National Park is on so many travelers' bucket list.

Lake Minnewanka - Located just a 20 minute drive from the Hotel, Lake Minnewanka is the only lake in the National Park which permits motorized vehicles. It is perfect for a boating adventure or guided fishing experience.

Lake Louise & Moraine Lake - Located just 45 minutes from the Town of Banff, Lake Louise and Moraine Lake are two of the most visited lakes in the National Park. During the summer months the crowds increase dramatically, we recommend speaking to our Concierge for the most up to date travel information on how to visit these lakes.

Via Ferrata 
Step into summer at Mt Norwuay's Via Ferrata! Enjoy a leisurely chairlift to an elevation of 7000ft, where you will begin a climbing adventure to the next summit. There are a variety of tours available.

Columbia Icefield 
Enjoy a scenic drive down the Icefield Parkways, Canada's most scenic Highway, to the Columbia Icefield Discovery Centre. From here you'll be transported onto the Athabasca Glacier in the Ice Explorer and afterwards be able to experience the Glacier Skywalk. This is a must-do on many visitors bucket list.

ATV Tours 
Located at the edge of the Canadian Rockies, Paradise Mine is home to endless ATV adventures! With kilometers of trails available, tours are available to suit all ages and abilities.

Horseback Riding 
Discover the Wild West the Albertan way - on horseback! All you have to do is sit back and let your horse guide you on one of the many beautiful trails. Choose from on-site trail rides at Spray Corrals, or head out to Warner Stables in the Town of Banff for trail rides near the Bow River.

Please note advance reservations are recommended for all organized activities.

Restaurant
Waldhaus Restaurant
This hidden Alpine delight has everything you could want from a Bavarian haven.

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