Another Season to Discover the Magic of Banff & Lake Louise

Summer in Banff & Lake Louise

Summer Activities and Packages

You will never run out of adventures in Banff and Lake Louise! Soaring to new heights in the Lake Louise Gondola to view bears and other wildlife. Hiking the best high alpine trails in the Canadian Rockies in Sunshine Meadows. Testing your nerves on Mt. Norquay’s sky high Via Ferrata.  All this, plus cycling, hiking, lake cruises, sightseeing heli-flights, heli-hiking tours, horseback riding, fishing excursions, caving expeditions, rafting, canoeing and kayaking. 

SkiBig3 Adventure Hub

To learn more about the local area, rent a bike, or book tickets for many of Banff National Park’s best summer attractions, stop by the SkiBig3 Adventure Hub.

To learn more about the local area and book tickets for many of Banff National Park’s best summer attractions – visit the SkiBig3 Adventure Hub. Here you can also find a wide variety of great summer and winter retail items to help you during your stay, and remind you of your Banff and Lake Louise adventures.

SkiBig3 Adventure Hub
114 Banff Ave.
Banff, Alberta, Canada
Phone: 1-403-762-4754

Paddleboard & E-Bike Rentals ​

Discover the beauty of Banff National Park at your own pace! With the help of our Adventure Hub team, you’ll be gliding across a pristine lake or taking in stunning scenery from two wheels in no time. Check out our selection of inflatable stand-up paddleboards (SUP) and fleet of E-bikes to start your adventure.

Photo by Will Lambert

 

Summer Sightseeing Chairlift:

Ticket prices:

  • Adult (16+)  $37.00
  • Child (6-15)  $24.00
  • 5 and under free (minimum age 2 years)

Summer operations at Mt Norquay is open now. To book your Via Ferrata experience, stop by the SkiBig3 Adventure Hub.

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Sightseeing & Via Ferrata at Mt Norquay

Hands-on adventure above the clouds

Looking for the thrill of a lifetime? Challenge yourself to climb Banff’s only Via Ferrata (Italian for the Iron Path) at Mt. Norquay.  Rated the area’s top activity on Trip Advisor, this exhilarating ascent into the cliffs high above the ski area offers jaw-dropping views. Lead by a certified guide, you make your way up a fixed anchoring system of cables, ladders and a suspension bridge. The exposure is real, but so is the safety. No climbing experience is necessary, just the physical ability to climb a ladder and a healthy spirit of adventure. 

Choose from four amazing  Via Ferrata experiences:  

  • Explorer Route – $169 
    The 2.5 hour route for those wanting an introductory taste for mountaineering.

  • Ridgewalker Route – $219
    The 4 hour route that takes you high up on the Norquay cliffs, climbing Memorial, Sunrise and Vista buttresses and traversing the suspension bridge.

  • Skyline Route – $279
    The 5 hour route includes an exciting high traverse on a sheer rock wall and crosses an “airy” 55m suspension bridge.

  • Summiteer Route – $349
    The 6 hour route is the pinnacle of Norquay’s Via Ferrata adventures. A continuation of the brand-new ‘Skyline’ route this 6-hour route traverses the alpine ridge crossing an additional 3-wire suspension bridge over an impressive chasm.

You’ll also get the chance to enjoy a round-trip ride on the historic North American Chairlift, learn about the important connection between the wildlife and the environment in Banff National Park, and enjoy a refreshing drink on the rooftop patio of the Cliffhouse Bistro.

Want the view without the climb? Soar above Banff with a ride on the Sightseeing Chairlift. Perfect for friends and family, enjoy breathtaking views of Banff and the Bow Valley from 7000ft.

Lake Louise Gondola

One of the best places to see wild grizzly bears in their natural environment

Enjoy breathtaking alpine views and the chance to spot grizzly bears who call these slopes home during the summer months on a spectacular ride up the Lake Louise Gondola.  Cruise for 14 minutes in an open chair or fully enclosed gondola to 2,088m (6,850ft) amid stunning mountain scenery. Up for a challenge? Then tackle the summit of Mt. Whitehorn. Whatever your fitness level, also be sure to bring your camera to capture your own special memories of soaring peaks, stunning glaciers, lush carpets of alpine wildflowers fed by clear springs and delightful glimpses of wildlife.

Summer Sightseeing Gondola:  

Ticket prices:

  • Adult:  $37.95
  • Children (6- 15):  $16.95
  • Children 0 – 5 :  Free
  • Family (2 Adults & 2 Children): $99

Ride & Dine Packages

Upgrade your Gondola Lift Ticket to a Ride & Dine package and enjoy an amazing buffet breakfast or lunch and more. A gourmet lunch option “Gondola & Gourmet” is available starting June 11.

Lake Louise Gondola is now open seven-days-a-week for summer 2019 until October 13, 2019! Visit the SkiBig3 Adventure Hub for prices and bookings. 

Guided Hikes

Explore the stunning Rocky Mountain environments of Banff and Yoho National Parks with one of our professional interpretive guides and learn about our unique wildlife, beautiful flora and rich history along the way!

Trail of the Great Bear (45 minutes) – $15.95
This guided informational walk that addresses a question most of us have here in bear country, “What should I do if I see a bear?” You’ll learn about bear behavior and how to stay safe. – Difficulty: Easy

Trail of Ice and Fire (2 hours) – $25.95
Take in the spectacular views and witness the evidence of the ice and fire that shaped the landscape. – Difficulty: Moderate

Trail of 7 Wonders (3.5 hours) – $45.95
Learn about seven endangered and valued species that live and grow here in the Banff National Park. – Difficulty: Moderate

Add Ons: 45 minute and 90 minute interpretive tours can be added to your Sunshine Village Sightseeing tickets.

Learn more about the alpine flowers in Sunshine Meadows.

Also, visit the SkiBig3 Adventure Hub for more information and to book your hiking experience to Sunshine Meadows.

Book an overnight stay at the Sunshine Mountain Lodge.  The lodge is open for visitors from June 28th through until September 8th.

SEASON ENDS SEPT 8TH

Sunshine Meadows & Sunshine Mountain Lodge

Stroll amid soaring peaks

Sunshine Meadows is one of the most stunning alpine setting in the Canadian Rockies. Situated at an average elevation of 2,220m (7,300ft), the Meadows straddle the Continental Divide and the boundary between Alberta and BC.

A network of gentle trails wind their way through the Meadows and offer a range of walking for all abilities; from easy one and two hour strolls, to challenging full-day hikes to Quartz Ridge, Healy Pass, or beyond. You can choose to hike on your own or join one of the full-day guided hikes. Many of the trails are considered gentle and suitable for everyone.

Summer operations at Sunshine Village start on Friday, June 28, 2019.

Ticket prices:  (June 28 – September 8)

 

Gondola & Standish Lift: 8 am – 6 pm

  • Adult:  $45
  • Senior (65+): $42
  • Family (2 Adults/2 Youth): $109
  • Youth/Children (6- 15):  $23
  • Toddler 0 – 5 :  Free

 

Gondola & Standish Lift (Alberta Residents): 8 am – 6 pm

  • Adult:  $39
  • Senior (65+): $37
  • Family (2 Adults/2 Youth): $99
  • Youth/Children (6- 15):  $19
  • Toddler 0 – 5 :  Free

Proof of residence must be presented to gondola attendant.

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