What To Do In Banff In June

What To Do In Banff In June
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Looking for the best things to see and do in Banff in June?

In June the snow is melting, the lakes are thawing and the rivers are filling. It’s the perfect time to be outside!

1. Get those brag-worthy Instagram shots

Banff National Park has some of the most stunning landscapes in the world and is well known for its turquoise lakes, jagged mountain peaks and glaciers. But how will you get the best photos at all of these stunning locations without the hassles of limited parking and selfie sticks? Join Banff’s small group InstaBanff Tour to Banff’s most scenic photo spots including Lake Louise and Moraine Lake, complete with a scenic restaurant lunch, local guide and photo props.

Banff National Park has some of the most stunning landscapes in the world and is well known for its turquoise lakes, jagged mountain peaks and glaciers. This small group tour takes you to Banff’s most scenic and iconic photo spots –all in one day. Skip the parking hassles and let our friendly guide take incredible photos of you right on your phone or camera. It’s the best way to see the highlights of Banff National Parkand capturebrag-worthy shots ready to share on Instagram.Photo locations include: Lake Louise, Moraine Lake, Surprise Corner, the iconic view down Banff Avenue, the Banff sign and more

2. Sky high views on a sightseeing flight

Keen to see more of the backcountry? Well, it’s hard to get back there in June still but here’s how to cheat – book a Banff helicopter ride that takes you as far as the famous Mt. Assiniboine and right over the glacier. Or for a truly unique Rockies experience, take a helicopter flight up to 7,000′ for a guided alpine hike or take a private flight just for two with a scenic stopover. Traveling to Jasper? Stop along the way for a once-in-a-lifetime sightseeing flight over the Columbia Icefields!

Alpine Heli Tour flying over Lake Gloria

3. See two the world’s most famous mountain lakes

With the access road to Moraine Lake reopening in late May, June is the perfect time to visit both Lake Louise and Moraine Lake as they both thaw. With limited parking at each lake filling up at sunrise, save yourself the hassle and see both lakes on one convenient tour from your hotel in Banff. Daily tours run in the morning and afternoon with a 30 minute stop at each lake, as well as a special evening tour when the crowds have left for the day. There’s also our new small group InstaBanff Tour that includes photo stops at both famous lakes.

See Lake Louise with Discover Banff Tours

The best Banff activities in June

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InstaBanff: Banff Instagram Tour

Get your brag-worthy photos taken at Banff's most iconic Instagram locations including Lake Louise and Moraine Lake - all in
8 Hours
Take a fun SUP group tour in Banff
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Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Tours

A one hour sunset stand up paddleboarding tour is the perfect way to explore spectacular Two Jack Lake in Banff
1 Hour

Icefields Helicopter Flights

See the Canadian Rockies on spectacular Icefields heli sightseeing flights with glaciers, icefalls, waterfalls, alpine lakes and 11,200 foot peaks.
Throughout the day
20 Mins, 30 Mins, 55 Mins

Kicking Horse River Classic Whitewater Rafting

The Kicking Horse River is the Rockies' most thrilling whitewater rafting with Class 1-4 rapids. Located 1.5 hours from Banff
9:30am, 1:30pm
4 Hours

Private Summer Sightseeing Tours

Looking for a new way to tour with your friends or family? Book a private sightseeing tour of Banff National
5 Hours
All Ages

Private Banff Heli Sightseeing

Located on the south west border of Banff National Park, Marvel Pass has long been a favourite spot for that
Throughout the day
45 Mins
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 Louise and Moraine Lake
6 Hours

Via Ferrata Skyline - 5 Hours

The Skyline Route includes an exciting high traverse on a sheer rock wall, a scenic ridgecrest trail walk and an “airy”
9:30am, 10:30am
5 Hours

Banff Alpine Heli & Hike

The ultimate hiking experience! Take a scenic helicopter flight to a secluded area high above the Bow River Valley for a
9:30am, 1:00pm
3 Hours
Horseback ride through the Spray River

Horseback Ride - Spray River 1 Hr

Our guides will lead you past roaring Bow Falls where you will cross the tranquil Spray River, followed by a
10:00am, 11:00am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm, 4:00pm, 5:00pm
1 Hour
Via Ferrata Ridgewalker Route at Banff Mt Norquay
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Via Ferrata Ridgewalker - 4 Hours

To get a greater feel of heights, exposure and the full Via Ferrata experience, become a Ridgewalker on this half-day
8:30am, 10:00am, 1:00pm, 2:30pm
4 Hours
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” is the pinnacle Via Ferrata adventure and traverses an alpine ridge crossing a 3-wire suspension bridge over a
9:00am, 10:00am, 10:30am
6 Hours
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 flowing than big waves! Jump into a
4 Hours
Lake Minnewanka Banff Lake Cruise

Lake Minnewanka Cruise

See the Rocky Mountains from a new perspective on a 1 hour interpretive boat cruise of the largest lake in
Throughout the day
1 Hour

Via Ferrata Explorer - 2.5 Hours

Step out of your comfort zone and join your guide on the mountain on the Explorer Route climbing up to
9:00am, 10:00am, 3:30pm
2.5 Hours

Horseback Ride - Sulphur Mtn 4 Hrs

A half day ride that gives you a scenic introduction into the quiet backcountry of Banff National Park.   From
4 Hours
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Banff Helicopter Flights

A once in a lifetime experience to fly over mountain peaks, alpine meadows, pristine lakes and to the "Matterhorn of
Throughout the day
12 Mins, 25 Mins, 30 Mins
Family friendly rafting rapids on the Kananaskis River in the Rockies
Family Fun

Kananaskis Whitewater Rafting

You'll get splashed by the frothy swells of the rushing river but it won’t wash the smile off your face
4 Hours
See turquoise Moraine Lake and the Valley of Ten Peaks on the Lake Louise and Moraine Lake Tour with Discover Banff Tours
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Lake Louise & Moraine Lake

See two of the world's most beautiful lakes including iconic Lake Louise - famous for its jewel-like water nestled between
8:00am, 1:00pm
4.25 Hours

4. See Banff on horseback

If ground-based activities are more your thing, Banff’s’ horseback rides bring jaw-dropping scenery to riders right near downtown Banff. As the days grow warmer, try a ride that crosses a river – your horse might even decide to cool itself off by splashing water onto its belly.

Horseback ride through the Spray River

5. Get out on the water!

As the lakes and rivers thaw, it’s the perfect time to soak in the scenery from the water. Choose from a lake cruise on Banff’s largest lake, stand up paddle boarding tours, scenic float tours or whitewater rafting.

Take a fun SUP group tour in Banff
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6. Try alpine climbing at a local mountain

Looking for an extra thrill? One of the most popular Banff summer activities, Mount Norquay’s Via Ferrata, gives you the opportunity to climb a mountain while safely secured with a harness and a professional guide. Choose from 4 route lengths, from an introductory 2.5 hour tour to a full day experience complete with a mountain top lunch and an apres climbing platter.

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