Summer in Banff, just like winter, is stunning. There are plenty of hiking trails accessible from the main town, as well as tours for horseback riding, white water rafting, mountain biking and more. Be warned though - some smaller tour companies are not as professional as the larger tour companies. If they are overbooked, they may pass your credit card details along to a third party without your knowledge and book another tour on your behalf (not always at the same price, and not always the same tour!).
- Canoeing. 3 minutes walk from the centre of Banff you can find the Blue Canoe docks, where you can take a tranquil canoe journey on the Bow river. There is also canoeing available of Lake Louise and Moraine Lake.
- Columbia Icefield Glacier Experience. Climb aboard a massive Ice Explorer and journey across a glacier over 350 metres thick. The Columbia Icefield is the largest sub-polar body of ice in North America.
- Hiking, Banff has the most beautiful trails surrounding it, you can pick-up a free trail map at the Visitor centre, please check the trail reports with the Parks Canada desk before you go. Another option is to go with a hiking guide and group, different locations are available.
- Wildlife Viewing, While in the area always keep your eyes peeled as there are so many animals to spot in the summer in Banff, but please keep your distance as wildlife is wild and they should be kept that way, they can be dangerous too! Learn more and have someone show you around can be a great way to see wildlife too.
- Banff Whitewater Rafting Excitement for all ages, loads of fun with 4 rivers to choose from, makes whitewater rafting a must do when you're in Banff.
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