THINGS TO DO IN BANFF IN SUMMER

In summer, Banff’s long sunny days give you plenty of time to explore, with late sunsets at around 10pm. This allows plenty of time for spectacular sightseeing tourssignature hikes and adventurous mountain activities like horseback riding and whitewater rafting. It’s the perfect time of year to explore all that the Canadian Rockies has to offer with its turquoise glacier lakes, rugged mountain peaks and incredible wildlife. It’s also the most popular time of year to visit Banff, so we recommend booking in advance to avoid disappointment.

Locally owned and operated since 1999, we have 20 years experience helping visitors and we can guarantee you’ll find the best deals by booking direct with us, as we own and operate many of the tours and activities listed.

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See Elk on the Discover Banff and Its Wildlife Winter Tour
Family Fun

Discover Banff & Its Wildlife

Uncover the secrets of a historic mountain haven with a local guide leading the ...
per person
8:30am
3 Hours
All Ages
Most Popular

Banff Helicopter Flights

A once in a lifetime experience to fly over mountain peaks, alpine meadows, pris...
per person
Throughout the day
25 Mins, 35 Mins, 45 Mins
All Ages

Icefields Helicopter Flights

See the Canadian Rockies on spectacular Icefields heli sightseeing flights with ...
per person
Throughout the day
20 Mins, 30 Mins, 55 Mins
All Ages
Meet wolfdogs on the interactive tour at the Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary
Limited Space

Wolfdog Sanctuary – Interactive

Come enjoy an up-close and intimate look at wolves and wolfdogs on this semi-pr...
per person
10:30am, 12:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:30pm
45 Mins
15+

Columbia Icefields Parkway Tour

Travel along the world famous Icefields Parkway Highway and see, touch and even ...
per person
8:00am
11 Hours
All Ages
See elk and other animals on a Banff wildlife tour with Discover Banff Tours
Most Popular

Evening Wildlife Safari

Where do you find the animals of Banff when the sun goes down? Your guide will k...
per person
5:30pm, 6:30pm, 7:30pm, Varies seasonally
2 Hours
All Ages

Discover Grizzly Bears

Meet Boo at the Grizzly Bear Refuge! Seeing a bear in the flesh is a thrilling m...
per person
8:30am
10 Hours
All Ages

Private or Custom Tours

Sometimes, it’s nice to have a more personalized experience. You might want th...
per person
All Ages
Year Round
Hiking Lake Louise
Most Popular

Guided Signature Hikes

With hundreds of hiking trails how do you know which one to choose? Come with us...
per person
8:00am
7 Hours
13+
See turquoise Moraine Lake and the Valley of Ten Peaks on the Lake Louise and Moraine Lake Tour with Discover Banff Tours
Most Popular

Lake Louise & Moraine Lake

See two of the world's most beautiful lakes including iconic Lake Louise - famou...
per person
8:00am, 1:00pm
4.25 Hours
All Ages

Lake Louise Spring & Fall Tour

See iconic Lake Louise, famous for its jewel-like water nestled between rugged p...
per person
1:00pm
4.25 Hours
All Ages
Take in the evening beauty of Lake Louise on the Deluxe Lake Louise and Moraine Lake Tour
Limited Space

Deluxe Lake Louise & Moraine Lake

This evening tour gives you more time to wander and soak up the beauty of Lake L...
per person
3:30pm
6 Hours
All Ages
Take a guided horseback ride along the Bow River with Discover Banff Tours in the Canadian Rockies
Most Popular

Horseback Ride – Bow River 1 Hr

A 1 hour horseback ride along the Bow River and past the natural sulphur hot sp...
per person
Throughout the day
1 Hour
8yrs+, 230lbs limit

Horseback Ride – Sundance Loop 2 Hrs

Ride along the Bow River, past the Cave & Basin hot springs and up to the Wi...
per person
9:30am, 12:30pm, 2:30pm
2 Hours
8yrs+, 230lbs limit

Horseback Ride – Sulphur Mtn 4 Hrs

A half day ride that gives you a scenic introduction into the quiet backcountry ...
per person
12:30pm
4 Hours
8yrs+, 230lbs limit

Horseback Ride – Spray River 1 Hr

Our guides will lead you past roaring Bow Falls where you will cross the tranqui...
per person
Throughout the day
1 Hour
8yrs+, 230lbs limit

Horseback Ride + Cowboy BBQ Cookout

Ride along the base of Sulphur Mountain to a delicious cowboy BBQ cookout at 3 M...
per person
11:30am, 4:00pm, 5:00pm
3 Hours
8yrs+, 230lbs limit
Class 4 rafting rapids fun on the Horseshoe Canyon in the Canadian Rockies
Limited Space

Horseshoe Canyon Whitewater Rafting

Calling all adventure lovers - there’s no better way to get the adrenaline flo...
per person
8:15am
4 Hours
12+
Family friendly rafting rapids on the Kananaskis River in the Rockies
Family Fun

Kananaskis Whitewater Rafting

Get ready for awesome Banff Rafting! You'll get splashed by the frothy swells ...
per person
1:30pm
4 Hours
5+

Wagon Ride + Cowboy BBQ Cookout

Take a relaxing wagon ride along the Bow River and join the horseback riders for...
per person
11:30am, 4:00pm, 5:00pm
3 Hours
All Ages

Horseback Ride – Bow Valley Loop 3 Hrs

This ride offers the greatest variety of scenery from the Cave & Basin area ...
per person
1:30pm
3 Hours
8yrs+, 230lbs limit
Family Carriage Ride in Banff, Canadian Rockies
Family Fun

Carriage Rides

See the highlights of Banff in style on a private horse-drawn carriage ride tour...
per booking
Throughout the day
15 Mins, 30 Mins, 1 Hour
All Ages

Halfway Lodge – 5 Nights

The ultimate backcountry trip, few folks ever get to experience a place like thi...
per person
6 Days
Thursday, Sunday
9yrs+, 230lbs limit

Erling Strom Trail Lodge – 3 Nights

Ride through Alberta’s Wild West, tracing the paths that the early pioneers us...
per person
4 Days
Wednesday
9yrs+, 230lbs limit

Sundance Explorer – 2 Nights

Rugged mountain scenery and an abundance of wildlife. And when the sun sets, you...
per person
3 Days
Monday
9yrs+, 230lbs limit

Sundance Overnight – 1 Night

Want to experience the unspoiled wilderness of Banff on horseback, but don’t h...
per person
2 Days
Saturday
9yrs+, 230lbs limit

Kicking Horse River Classic Whitewater Rafting

The Kicking Horse River is the Ultimate Canadian Rockies Rafting with thrilling ...
per person
9:15am, 1:15pm
3 Hours
12+

Wolfdog Sanctuary – Self Guided

The self-guided walk through this Wolfdog Sanctuary in the Canmore area lets vis...
per person
Throughout the day
1 Hour
6+

Wolfdog Sanctuary – Intro

Want to know more about wolfdogs? Learn all about the Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary...
per person
10:45am, 2:15pm, 3:45pm, 12:15pm
30 Mins
10+
Take a fun SUP group tour in Banff
Most Popular

Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Tours

Stand Up Paddleboarding is the perfect way to explore spectacular Two Jack Lake ...
per person
11:00am, 2:00pm
1 Hour
6+
Take a scenic river tour and float along the Bow River in the Canadian Rockies
Family Fun

Float Trips

A gentle one hour float trip through stunning glacial blue waters, towering moun...
per person
9:00am, 11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm, 5:00pm
1 Hour
3+, 30lbs+

Canmore Caves Adventure Tour

Spend four hours underground as you climb, crawl, wiggle and slide through the w...
per person
8:45am, 10:15am, 11:45am
6 Hours
12+

Canmore Caves Explorer Tour

An introduction to the amazing world of caves, spending two hours climbing, craw...
per person
9:30am, 11:00am, 12:30pm
4.5 Hours
10+

Canmore Ghost Walk

Spend a spooktacular evening unearthing ghastly ghosts, ghouls and mysterious ev...
per person
7:00pm
1 Hour 40 minutes
8+

Banff Ghost Walk

Spend a spook-tacular evening unearthing the ghastly ghosts, ghouls and mysterio...
per person
7:00pm
1 Hour 40 minutes
8+

Ghost Canyon Tour

Located on the edge of Banff National Park, Ghost Canyon is one of the most secl...
per person
8:00am
8 Hours
15+

Heart Creek Canyon Tour

Looking to try canyoning for the first time? Then this tour at Heart Creek Canyo...
per person
9:00am, 1:00pm
4 Hours
13+
Via Ferrata three wire bridge on the Mountaineer Route in Banff
Limited Space

Via Ferrata Mountaineer – 8 Hours

Including all of the via ferrata routes in one day, Mountaineers spend up to 8 h...
per person
9:30am
8 Hours
14+

Lake Louise Sightseeing Gondola

Located at Lake Louise Ski Resort with views to Victoria Glacier, hiking trails,...
per person
Throughout the day
Open Ticket
All Ages

Via Ferrata Alpinist – 4-4.5 Hours

Alpinists are continuously on the move. A continuation of the popular Ridgewalke...
per person
Throughout the day
4-4.5 Hours
12+

Banff Sightseeing Chairlift

Take an 8 minute chairlift ride over a natural bear habitat up to almost 7,000 f...
per person
Throughout the day
Open Ticket
2+

Via Ferrata Skyline – 4.5-5 Hours

The Skyline Route includes an exciting high traverse on a sheer rock wall, a sc...
per person
9:00am, 10:30am, 11:00am
4.5-5 Hours
14+
Via Ferrata Ridgewalker Route at Banff Mt Norquay
Most Popular

Via Ferrata Ridgewalker – 3.5-4 Hours

To get a greater feel of heights, exposure and the full Via Ferrata experience, ...
per person
Throughout the day
4 Hours
12+
Cross a wire bridge on Mount Norquay's Via Ferrata Skyline Route in Banff in the Canadian Rockies
Limited Space

Via Ferrata Summiteer – 6 Hours

The Summiteer tops out at the highest point of the via ferrata and traverses an ...
per person
8:30am, 9:30am, 10:30am
6 Hours
14+
Toby Creek Adventures ATV Tour
Most Popular

Panorama ATV Tours

Feel the 4 wheel power at your fingertips as you ride up to 8,000 feet with spec...
per person
1:30pm
3 Hours
16+

Via Ferrata Explorer – 2-2.5 Hours

Step out of your comfort zone and join your guide on the mountain on the Explore...
per person
Throughout the day
2.5 Hours
12+

Banff Hot Springs

The Banff Upper Hot Springs—a historic spa and bath house with modern amenitie...
per person
Open Ticket
All Ages
Leisurely

Private Banff Heli & Hike

The ultimate private hiking experience! Take a scenic helicopter flight to a sec...
per booking
9:30am, 1:00pm
3 Hours
8+

Private Banff Heli Sightseeing

Located on the south west border of Banff National Park, Marvel Pass has long be...
per person
Throughout the day
55 Mins
All Ages

Private Summer Sightseeing Tours

Looking for a new way to tour with your friends or family? Book a private sights...
per person
5 Hours
All Ages
Leisurely

Maligne Valley Sightseeing Tour

Take an amazing guided interpretive drive up the Maligne Valley followed by a Ma...
per person
8:30am
5.5 Hours
All Ages

Discover Jasper & Its Wildlife

Join the daily Wildlife Discovery Tour with knowledgeable guides who are trained...
per person
5:30pm, 3:45pm, 4:30pm
3 Hours
All Ages

Taste of the Trails E-Mtn Bike Tour

Enjoy the ultimate experience of e-mountain biking on sweet single track in the ...
per person
10:00am
2 Hours
12+

Private Wildlife Tours

Looking for a more in depth way to connect with Banff's wildlife? Book a private...
per person
5 Hours
All Ages
Leisurely