As Banff visitors travel west from Calgary, the landscape goes from flat plains to the rolling foothills, and then into the dramatic, sky-piercing Canadian Rockies. So, what about the views from the top? Well, luckily in Banff, we have two great gondola and sightseeing lift options for viewing the Rocky Mountains.

Banff National Park is a breath of fresh air. During our summer months, many visitors enjoy a leisurely pace to sightsee our turquoise coloured lakes, mountains with hanging glaciers and icefields, and wildlife on our Banff guided sightseeing tours. Check out our Banff summer itinerary to plan your perfect trip!

If you’re reading this article, I bet you’re wondering: when exploring Banff, is it better to see the sights with an experienced local guide, or go your own way? Here are some of the advantages and disadvantages to doing it on your own versus going on a tour.

From viewing local wildlife to seeing glacier lakes to hiking through the majesty of the Canadian Rockies, check out our top ten summer things to do in Banff and Lake Louise in Banff National Park, Canadian Rockies.

Banff is a wild place – which is mainly why people come to visit. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a protected treasure, and with a treasure like this, comes great responsibility. No many know more about wildlife viewing than our Discover Banff Tours’ Wildlife Tour Guides.

Don’t knock it before you try it! Snowshoeing on a Discover Banff Tours Snowshoe Tour is the best winter way to truly take in the scale, depth, sights and sounds of a Canadian Rockies winter. Unless you come armed with a snorkel and ready to work hard, we suggest you explore the deep snow via snowshoes.

Walking on ice with each of our Icewalks is safe, but no Icewalk is ever the same. With three different icy adventures to choose from, a Discover Banff Tours Icewalk can happen day or night, snow or shine as our guides take you to two spectacular canyons near Banff.