Canadian Rockies Summer Tours and Activities


Banff, Jasper, Canmore and Lake Louise

The parks in the Canadian Rockies, such as Banff and Jasper, and towns like Canmore and Lake Louise, offer awesome choices for your summer activities.

Whatever your interest, whether it be finding the best hike, going caving, or taking a heli-tour over the fast terrain here, you’ll find it here in the Canadian Rockies. Below we offer a comprehensive list of companies that are eager to serve you.

Go Horseback Riding in Lake Louise!

Blaze the summer trails in Banff National Park or try a winter sleigh ride during the holiday season. See the Canadian Rockies in a whole new light when you embark on a backcountry horseback ride. Book your Canadian Rockies horseback riding trip now!

ATV Tours – 4 wheel power all at your finger tips will take you through some rugged mountain scenery.

Bike Rentals – The best way to rent bikes in Banff.

Canoe Adventures – The “Sunburst” Canoe Adventure is the perfect way to start your day in the Rockies! Paddle with your guide on the peaceful waters of pristine mountain lake. The Pyramid Lake ‘Evening’ Canoe Adventure provides and incredible evening experience in a pristine Rocky Mountain environment.

Cave Tours – This tour will see you climbing, crawling and squeezing through the infamous Rat’s Nest Cave.

Columbia Icefields Tour – The Icefield Parkway is considered one of the most scenic roadways in the world. This is the best way to experience this famous highway and to see all the sights along the way!

Guided Tours – guided outings, tours and self-drive packages are just a few ways to see our magnificent country in all of its glory.

Heli Hiking – The ultimate hiking tour designed for people of any experience level.

Hiking – Hike on classic trails near Banff and Lake Louise and walk the path of pioneers and trailblazers from an era gone by.

Horseback Riding – The Rocky Mountains were tamed on Horseback. Today you can live the lore of the west on trail rides in the Banff area.

Rafting – Whitewater rafting on the Kananaskis River, Horseshoe Canyon, or the exciting Kicking Horse.

Sightseeing – Visit icons of the Canadian Rockies and learn the rich human and natural history of the Rocky Mountains.

WildLife Tours – Big and small, wildlife is abundant here and these tours will give you the best chance to see them.

Banff Gondola – One of the best ways to see the mountains of the Canadian Rockies. The ride to the summit of Sulphur Mountain. The views get more and more amazing by the second as you climb.

Jasper Skytram – Take in the breathtaking views from the visitor’s centre or hike to the summit. Take your time enjoying the view and return when you are ready.

Jasper Planetarium and Stargazing – Orbit the Earth, looking down on the night-time storms and auroras. Explore local constellations, the Northern Lights, the Milky Way, right to the edge of the universe from Jasper Dark Sky Preserve.

Boat Cruises – Enjoy a magnificent cruise, which consists of a 90-minute interpretive tour of the lake and surrounding area.

Fly Fishing – There are few things more challenging than the art of fly fishing. Try to conquer the river wild in beautiful Canada. Tours include all fly-fishing equipment and a packed lunch.

Golf – Golfers book golf vacations to Banff, Alberta to experience some of the most spectacular scenery in Canada, which also happens to surround some of the top golf courses in North America.

Helicopter Tours – One of the most exhilarating activities you can possibly find in the Canadian Rockies is a helicopter tour. Fly over the Spray Lakes of Kananaskis Country, and go for a ride down the spine of the Goat range, hover over the Canadian Rockies.

Kayaking – Run rapids rated up to and including Class III. While not overly dangerous, these rapids will get your heart pounding.

Rock Climbing – There is perhaps no more exhilirating outdoors activite than rock climbing, and the Canadian Rockies just happens to offer some of the world’s best climbing areas.

Zip Line – Take a zip line tour to get an incredible rush while taking in some of the best scenery the Canadian Rockies have to offer.

Backpacking – A myriad of backpacking experiences in the Canadian Rockies’ stunning mountain wilderness is available to backpacker in Banff, including access to those exclusive, hard-to-reach areas visited only by a limited number of Banff’s tourists.

Interpretive Hikes – Hiking in Banff National Park offers 1,500 km of trails, 50 backcountry campsites, two trail shelters, four backcountry lodges, several alpine huts, two commercial horse outfitters and numerous licensed guide services.

Jasper Train Tours – Ride the Steel Rails! Enjoy breathtaking views of the Rockies aboard Via’s Skeena Train on one of our Jasper Train Tours.

Mount Edith Cavell Tour – The Mount Edith Cavell Tour follows the “Path of the Glacier” trail though one of Jasper’s most stunning landscapes. This is one of the most spectacular adventures that we offer and should not be missed by anyone visiting Jasper National Park!

Back Country Adventures – Back country adventures like back country skiing enables tourists on their vacations to Banff, Alberta to experience the beauty of Canada’s back country mountain terrain set in the Canadian Rockies.

TrekkingBanff National Park boasts numerous trekking opportunities throughout the Canadian Rockies’ beautiful mountain wilderness. Trekkers can access Banff’s exclusive areas visited only by a limited number of tourists annually.

Maligne Canyon Icewalk – Take an exceptional tour of the deepest canyon in Jasper National Park – Walk on the frozen floor of the canyon, pause for photos of the Queen of Maligne and Angel Icefalls. It is a different world down there.

Maligne Valley Sightseeing Tour – The Maligne Valley Sightseeing Tour is an amazing guided interpretive drive up the Maligne Valley. Our exploration will include a stop at Maligne Canyon for a gentle guided walk to the first two bridges above the gorge, a short stop at the “disappearing” Medicine Lake, and finally Maligne Lake.