Once the snow melts away, Banff National Park transforms from a winter wonderland into an endless expanse of natural beauty. Here are three activities to tick-off your summer bucket list!
CLIMB A MOUNTAIN AT MT NORQUAY
Locals will agree that it’s hard to beat the view from the historic Cliffhouse Bistro. However, if you’re looking to take it to the next level Mt Norquay has got you covered. Grab a harness and join your ACMG Guide for the unique opportunity to walk along the summit of Mt Norquay. With three via ferrata routes of varying difficulty spanning in length from 2 – 6 hours, Norquay really does have something for everyone. Those looking for a more relaxed sightseeing experience can still experience the epic views by riding the North American chair to the boardwalk.
EXPLORE SUNSHINE MEADOWS
Voted the #1 day hike in Canada by Lonely Planet, Sunshine Meadows offers an incredible combination of panoramic views and blooming wildflowers. A quick zip up the Sunshine Village gondola (Gondola runs Friday, Saturday and Sunday) brings you to the starting point for your adventure. Explorers can add a trip up the Standish Chair to soak in the views of Mount Assiniboine and beyond. If you’re looking for a guided walks of Sunshine Meadows check out the interpretative tours offered by White Mountain Adventures.
SOAR ABOVE LAKE LOUISE
Climb aboard the Lake Louise Ski Resort gondola and ride to 2088m (6850ft)! Be sure to bring a camera to capture the jaw-dropping views of the surrounding peaks. From here you can join guided hikes (Starting on June 6th) through grizzly bear country or hike to the summit of Mt Whitehorn. Hikes are well suited to all ages, ability levels and range in length from 45 minutes to 3.5 hours.
For more summer information, purchase tickets and reserve your favourite Summer Activity while visiting Banff & Lake Louise, stop by the Banff Ski Hub, located at 119 Banff Avenue (beside lululemon).
To book your next ski vacation at Ski Banff-Lake Louise-Sunshine, check out our featured ski and stay vacation packages or call us at 1-844-762-7190.