Summer Activities

 

Below are some of the Summer activities available in and around Banff. If you are interested in any of these activities and are going to be a future guest of the hotel, please do not hesitate to contact the Concièrge for additional information.

 

Fly Fishing

Fly fishing is very popular in the Canadian Rockies. Our rivers and lakes are abundant with many species of Trout and Whitefish. Enjoy a day out in the wilderness with some of the best guides in the Canadian Rockies. Price is for up to two participants.

 

Duration: up to 8 hours.
Available: May - October
Inclusions: Transport from the Hotel, lunch, equipment and guide.

 
Helicopter Sightseeing

An excellent introduction to the Canadian Rockies. Your journey will take you to new heights along high mountain peaks, lush valleys, alpine meadows and pristine lakes (this activity is weather dependent).

 

Duration: 30 minutes
Available: Year round
Inclusions: Transport from the Hotel and helicopter ride.

 
Airplane Tours

Get out into the mountains of British Columbia a two hour drive from Banff to the other side of the Continental Divide. View glaciers, icefields or fly into a wilderness lodge for lunch. Aircraft's are Cessna and de Havilland (this activity is weather dependent)

 

Duration: 1 - 4 hours flight time
Available: May - October
Inclusions: Flight (transport available at an extra cost)

 
Hiking

The Canadian Rockies have many great walking and hiking trails, and one of the best ways to enjoy them is with an interpretive guide. Our guides explain how the Ecosystem works and how everything is linked to one another.

 

Duration: 2 hours - 8 hours
Available: May - October
Inclusions: Transport from the Hotel and guide service

 
Rock Climbing and Mountaineering

Rock climbing has become a very popular activity in the area and has some of the top guides in the World. Maybe climbing the various mountain peaks is more interesting. The first guides in the late 1890's took many clients up these peaks safely. Many of the guides whom live here have travelled to various countries and climbed the World's top peaks.

 

Duration: 5 -10 hours.
Available: May - October
Inclusions: Certified Rock or Mountain Guide.

 
White Water Rafting

Raft on the Kananaskis River in Alberta, a Class 2 river, and a great introduction to rafting. Or raft on the Kicking Horse River in Golden, British Columbia, a Class 4 river, with enough excitement for you to talk about for the next few months.

 

Duration: 4 hours.- 8 hours.
Available: May - September
Inclusions: Transport, snack or lunch and guide service .

 
Heli- Hiking Program

Take time to discover natural alpine landscapes and high mountain vistas. Feel free to explore while your experienced guide provides knowledgeable commentary on the areas wildlife, geography, flora and fauna. A 15-minute flight brings for a two to three hours of scenic hiking (this activity is weather dependent).

 

Duration: Full Day
Available: Daily - June - September
Inclusion: Transport from the Hotel, heli-hiking with a certified guide.

 
ATV Tour

Get into the backcountry on these great all terrain vehicles and enjoy the scenery and wildlife. The guide will bring you into the Beaverfoot valley to discover nature and all it has to offer. Your lunch is provided in a historic hunting lodge with homemade food you will not soon forget.

 

Duration: 3 hours - 5 hours
Available: Daily - May - October
Inclusions: Transport, all gear, lunch and guide.

 
Moped Rentals

Go where you want when you want, on an easy to ride 50cc single seat moped. Two speed automatic transmissions, signal & tail lights, hi-lo beam headlight front & rear hand brakes storage trunk and locks.

 

Duration: 4 hours -one day - one week
Available: May - October
Inclusions: Moped, helmet, instruction on use (requires a Driver's License)

 
Bicycle Rentals

Cycling the Canadian Rockies is a very popular activity. Visitors come from all around the World to go on cycling tours, however if you only have a day or a few hours take the opportunity to rent a bike. There are many safe roads and trails to explore in the Banff area and great spots for a small picnic.

 

Duration: 1 hour - one day - one week
Available: May - October
Inclusions: Bike, lock, helmet and water bottle.

 
Horseback Riding

Cowboys will guide you through the most scenic horseback riding in Banff National Park. Inquire about steak frys, breakfast rides, covered wagon luncheon and overnight trips (camp and lodge). Non-riders can enjoy the breakfast and evening steak fry by carriage or covered wagon.

 

Duration: 1,2,3 hours - one day - 2-6 days (back country)
Available: May - October