With over 6,641 square kilometres to explore in Banff National Park, there is no shortage of surprises and hidden gems. This summer you can join many of the unique and exciting tours offering a chance to see the Banff and Lake Louise area in a whole new way. Let locals guide you off the beaten path as they provide an entirely new perspective of the park.
1. Multi-night Horse Riding
Exploring the backcountry can seem daunting; luckily our local horseback riding companies offer a chance to explore the backcountry in comfort. Saddle up for any of the overnight lodge tours ranging from one night to a full week in historic backcountry lodges. Enjoy the scenery as you venture off the beaten path and into the wilderness with Banff Trail Riders, Timberline Tours, or Brewster Adventures.
2. E-Bike Tours
This summer White Mountain Adventures is offering a new and exciting experience to cycling enthusiasts. Enjoy a diverse offering of e-bike tours ranging from Easy – Advanced. Take advantage of the opportunity to explore the great outdoors from a new perspective through the Banff Townsite Explorer, Legacy Trail & Canmore, or even E-Bike & Hike Tour Johnston Canyon.
3. Banff Canoe Club
The Banff Canoe Club takes you off the trails; instead offering an exciting and interactive way to explore the waterways of Banff National Park. For those with little paddling experience; feel free to join in on a Big Canoe Tour (including the River Explorer or Wildlife on the Bow). They also offer group kayak tours featuring the same friendly tour guides and countless opportunities to spot wildlife along the Bow.
4. Open Top Touring
Travel through the national park in style in a 1930’s inspired open top vehicle. Choose from an array of fun and informative tours including a Classic Tour, a Family Tour, or even a Moonshine and Microbrews Tour (including the Beer Voyage cruise on Lake Minnewanka). This is a perfect way to see and experience many highlights of Banff in a one-of-a-kind themed tour.
5. Mountain Lakes & Waterfalls Tour
Most summer tours (including this one) will help you access iconic areas such as Lake Louise and Moraine Lake. However, iconic sights do not stop there; you can also venture into the neighbouring Yoho National Park to visit Emerald Lake and Takakkaw Falls (Canada’s third highest waterfall!). This tour offered through Discover Banff Tours perfectly blends classic and unique experiences into one beautiful day trip.
6. Guided Walks and Hiking Tours
Embarking on a guided walk or hike allows you to explore the mountains in a style catered to your interests and abilities. Choose from a range of special themed hikes, guided medicine walks, or even a private guided trek designed specifically for you. Venture onto paths less travelled as you discover the true depth of the national park.