5 Ways to Get the Most Out of the Rest of Your Summer

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5 Ways to Get the Most Out of the Rest of Your Summer

Take in the View at Lake Louise

Sightseeing Lake Louise Gondola by Paul Zizka
Sightseeing Lake Louise Gondola, photo by Paul Zizka

Make memories at 6,893 ft with Lake Louise’s Summer Sightseeing Gondola. You will be able to take in a new perspective of the world-class resort as you bask in the brilliant scenery. The sightseeing gondola passes over a wildlife corridor, making it one of the top spots to see Banff’s diverse wildlife — including bears! Whether you choose to hike up to the Kicking Horse viewpoint or indulge in some delicious dining options, this is one summer experience you won’t want to miss. Buy your ticket online ahead of time.

Ride the Legacy Trail

Take in the views of Banff on two wheels on the Rocky Mountain Legacy Trail. Completed in 2010 to celebrate Banff National Park’s 125th Anniversary, this 26.8 km combination of paved pathway and parkway is one of the best ways to explore in an environmentally friendly way. Bring along a picnic to enjoy along the trail, or stop in either Banff or Canmore and enjoy some fresh, local eats. Reserve your e-bike online and pick it up the Adventure Hub so you can start your adventure on your own time.

Get Vertical on the Via Ferrata

Via Ferrata at Mt. Norquay by Jesse Tamayo
Via Ferrata at Mt. Norquay, photo by Jesse Tamayo

Douse yourself in the adventure of hands-on experience at the Mt. Norquay Via Ferrata. Italian for “iron road”, a Via Ferrata is a climbing route that uses steel cables, rungs, ladders and bridges fixed to the rock of a mountain. With six different adventure routes to pick from, this is truly the epitome of a “Choose Your Own Adventure” book. You can buy your ticket online or at the SkiBig3 Adventure Hub on Banff Ave.

Connect with Your Inner Cowboy on a Trail Ride

Experience untouched areas of Banff National Park 1885 style; on the back of a horse. With trail ride options in Banff and Lake Louise, you can select which trail suits you and your group best. If a couple of hours on horseback isn’t enough for you, you can also live the traditional cowpoke life with a multi-day backcountry trip.

Already planning for next summer?

Sunshine Meadows Will Reopen for Summer 2022

Summer Sunshine Meadows by Sunshine Village
Summer Sunshine Meadows, photo by Sunshine Village

Imagine this: blankets of wildflowers, hidden oasis lakes, and 360 views of breathtaking mountains. That’s Sunshine Meadows. Sunshine Meadows is a sun worshipper’s paradise with guided hiking options, a sightseeing gondola, and distinct dining options for when your energy reserves hit empty. Sunshine Meadows is only accessible by foot for summer 2021, but you’ll want to mark their gondola on your bucket list for summer 2022.


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Banff National Park might be just the place to quietly escape for a much needed summer vacation. Talk to our in-destination Reservations Team today to plan a personalized trip. With a flexible change policy and no risk cancellation options, this might be the coveted summer escape you crave.