Things to do in Banff - Summer
SULPHUR MOUNTAIN GONDOLA
Gondola Webcam • Website: www.banffjaspercollection.comTelephone: (403) 762-2523 • Mountain Avenue, Banff
From their website: Banff Gondola at Sulphur Mountain is located at the end of Mountain Avenue in Banff in the heart of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Banff Gondola at Sulphur Mountain transports visitors to an elevation of 2,281m (7,486 feet) above sea level at the top of Sulphur Mountain in Banff, Alberta, Canada. This offers the best view in the Canadian Rocky Mountains - an unobstructed 360° view of the most memorable mountain scenery you will ever witness! But don't take our word for it - see the view from the top of the mountain for yourself by using the Eye on Banff , a live WebCam mounted on the roof of the summit complex! Views are updated every 10 minutes. Be sure to look through our website; we have quite a bit of information here that can help you make the most of your visit to both Sulphur Mountain and Banff National Park. The links at the top of this page will take you to information on Banff National Park, the Town of Banff, and every available service at the summit of Sulphur Mountain. But most of all, remember this: whether you're spending a few days in Banff or just a few hours, be sure to include Banff Gondola at Sulphur Mountain in your Rocky Mountain experience. See what over 10 million visitors to the top of our world have found to be the highlight of their visit to Banff! At the summit, enjoy nature on one of our three outdoor observation terraces. For the adventurous, there are trails along beautiful mountain ridges with panoramic views. Hike to new, magnificent vistas and find peaceful moments among the quiet solitude of the superb mountain terrain. Or follow in the footsteps of Banff pioneers such as Norman Sanson, known as Nature's Gentleman, on the interpretive walkways to Sanson's peak. All this and more - set amongst a fabulous mountain backdrop of the magnificent Canadian Rockies....only at Sulphur Mountain.
Banff Upper Hot Springs
Toll Free: 1-800-767-1611 (pre-recorded messages) • Tel: 403-762-1515. Mountain Ave. Banff
From their website: All the amenities of a modern facility are featured in this splendid, historic spa and bath house - against a backdrop of Banff's spectacular alpine scenery. You will luxuriate in the comfort of soothing hot springs where travelers have come to "take the waters" for more than a century. Banff's premier attraction offers: Hot Springs and the Pleiades Spa are open daily, year-round. Restored 1930's heritage bathhouse. Outdoor mineral spring fed hot pool with views of famous Mount Rundle. Children's wading area in pool. Spacious change rooms with heated floors.
The Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course
Phone: (403) 762-6801 • Bow Falls Road
Taxi Mike's Golf Webpage - Renowned for its panoramic beauty, The Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course is a captivating and challenging layout set in the heart of Canada's Rocky Mountains. The course offers just two simple things. First, a breathtaking view in every direction and second, a magnificent layout that thrills every golfer fortunate enough to spend a day here. Amateurs and professionals alike are constantly amazed by its panoramic challenge. From the actual hole design to the optical illusions created by the surrounding mountains, this course will delight and tempt you. Banff Springs Website
Banff Canoe Club - Canoe Rentals
Phone: (403) 762-5005 • Corner of Wolf Street and Bow Ave.
Website: Rent a canoe or kayak from the Banff Canoe Club, located at the corner of Wolf Street and Bow Ave, in downtown Banff. From the canoe docks, paddlers can explore a gentle leg of the Bow River or follow Forty Mile Creek into the Vermillion Lakes. Both routes offer stunning views and opportunities for wildlife viewing.
Rocky Mountain Raft Tours
Bow Falls Banff • Phone: 403-762-3632 • Website: www.banffrafttours.com
From their website: The Rocky Mountain Raft Tours specializes in leisurely one and two hour tours along the Bow River. The Hoodoo Float Tour: What we do is just an easy boat ride on class 2 water. It is not a white water trip. We launch on the Spray River and float out on to the Bow River and travel a magnificent section of the Bow Valley that takes you down between Tunnel Mountain and Mount Rundle. We travel away from Sleeping Buffalo Mountain and drift slowly around the Hoodoos and then we land at the towering North Face of Mount Rundle. There we have buses to bring you back. You are on the water for about one hour. Our guests often bring cameras, as it is a sight seeing trip and you can have the reasonable expectation to be dry at the finish. Families and seniors are also more than welcome to join. We have all the different size life jackets to fit everybody so even little children may board the boat! The Rundle Float Tour: We will meet you at the launch site at the base of Mount Rundle’s towering North Face. From there we float East for approximately two hours through the Bow Valley. Wildlife, waterfowl, and wild flowers are abundant on this exclusive section of the Bow River. Our guides land the rafts on the banks of the river and from there we do a three-block nature exploration walk through the forest to meet your bus transportation. We offer morning and afternoon departures from mid June until Labour Day.
Banff Fishing Unlimited
Website: http://www.banff-fishing.com • Email:
Phone: (403) 762-4936 • Banff, Alberta, Canada
From their website: Welcome to BANFF FISHING UNLIMITED, Alberta's year round guiding and outfitting service for Fly fishing, Lake Trout charters, and Ice fishing in and around Banff National Park, Kananaskis Country, and Alberta's Rocky Mountain park area. As one of the areas only year round fishing specialists,(Longest running Guide service on the Upper Bow River), we have unrivaled experience and local knowledge of the wide range of lakes and rivers in this region. With over 20 years of business experience, providing successful guided outtings for our clients, we are confident we can give you a memorable and exceptional fishing adventure. The scenery is fantastic and the fishing is great. As the largest and most comprehensive guiding and outfitting service for fishing in the region that includes Banff National Park, Peter Lougheed Provincial Park, and Alberta's Rocky Mountain park area, we provide four unique fishing experiences for our clients. Any of our guided trips can give you a truly memorable fishing experience. If fishing amidst the splendour of the Canadian Rockies is in your plans, please contact us at Banff Fishing Unlimited. Through our abilities to network with other outfitters ,we can also arrange fishing trips into beautiful British Columbia. We invite you to preview our guided trips listed below. If you desire, we will customize a fishing adventure to meet your specifications.
Holiday on Horseback - Warner Guiding and Outfitting - Summer
Trail Rider Store 132 Banff Avenue Website: http://www.horseback.com • Phone: 403-762-4551 • Toll Free: 1-800-661-8352
From their website: Would you like to explore Banff on horseback? Join us at either of our convenient locations, Warner Stables or the Fairmont Banff Springs Corral, for a one, two or three hour ride. Hungry? Ride to 3 Mile Cabin on the Mountain Morning Breakfast Ride, Covered Wagon Cookout or the Evening Trailride/Steakfry for BBQ steak dinner made to order. With over 300 horses we can accommodate any rider level, from novice to advanced. As we do have some restrictions on age and weight, please contact us for more information at (403) 762-4551 or stop by the Trail Rider Store at 132 Banff Avenue. While your there, check out our collection of cowboy boots and hats for the whole family and take home a little piece of the old west. Holiday on Horseback offers true western heritage experiences in Banff National Park. Exciting horseback riding brings you closer to nature, where you will learn all about life in the west! The cowboys, provided by Warner Guiding and Outfitting, will guide you through a photographers haven to the best fishing spots the Canadian Rockies have to offer. A Holiday on Horseback packtrip takes you and fellow adventurers deep into the heart of Banff National Park. During your journey you may choose to stay in tents, or enjoy a backcountry lodge stay at the historical Halfway Lodge or the beautiful Sundance Lodge. For horseback riding in Banff, contact Holiday on Horseback at 1-800-661-8352.
Minnewanka Boat Tours
P.O. Box 2189, Banff, Alberta, Canada T1L 1B9
Phone: (403) 762-3473 • Fax: (403) 762-3479
From their website: Lake Minnewanka lies in the heart of the Canadian Rockies in Banff National Park, just a short 15 minute drive from the town site.We operate three, 48 passenger tour boats on the lake, several times daily from mid May to mid October. This magnificent cruise consists of a 1.5 hour interpretive tour of Lake Minnewanka and surrounding area. Our experienced crew will guide you through this rugged paradise richly steeped in history, native folklore and geology. The narration is entertaining and informative. You will learn about the wildlife and vegetation that inhabit these mountains, the early explorers who named them and the tremendous forces that created them. The highlight of the tour is the Devil's Gap; a glacial path carved through Lake Minnewanka from the foothills of the Rockies. The Lake Minnewanka valley offers some of the most interesting and spectacular scenery found anywhere in the Canadian Rockies. Transportation: Bus transportation is available through Brewster Tours (403) 762-6767, from most Banff Hotels. Ample free parking is available for coaches and automobiles. 2005 Operating Season: Devil's Gap Boat Cruises: May 14 - October 3, 2005 • Charter Fishing & Boat Rentals: May 21 - September 5, 2005 • Scheduled Sailings: 9:00 am (available for groups only), 10:30 am, 12:30 pm, 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm, (and 7:00 until September 5, Labour Day, only).
Banff Tours and Activities
The Columbia Icefield
Website Toll Free:
1-877-423-7433 • Summer: 1-780-852-6550 • Winter: 1-403-762-6731
From their website:The Columbia Icefield Glacier Experience™ reveals the most unique attraction in the Canadian Rockies. Massive Brewster Ice Explorers, specially designed for glacial travel, take passengers on a remarkable excursion onto the surface of the Athabasca Glacier. Each 80 minute journey is lead by an experienced driver-guide, who shares a wealth of fascinating information about glaciers, icefields and their impact on our environment. Mid-point in the tour, passengers can safely step out onto the glacier and stand on this powerful ancient ice. Tours depart every 15-30 minutes from the Icefield Centre on the Icefields Parkway.
The Glacier Skywalk
From their website: The Glacier Skywalk is an experience like no other: a perfect balance of breathtaking views, interpretive story-telling and adrenaline-pumping excitement. Start by taking your time to explore a cliff-edge walkway that is filled with nature-inspired interpretive exhibits. Look down and you’ll see hints from life thousands of years ago. Look up and you’ll see the most stunning alpine and glacial vistas. Look around and you’ll discover one of the most unique ecosystems in the world; a place where it’s so hard to survive that adaptation never stops.
Website: alpinehelicopter.com • 91 Bow Valley Trail, Canmore • Telephone: (403) 678-4802
From their website: Alpine Helicopters provides Canadian Rockies helicopter tours, including sightseeing, heli-hiking and heli-wedding tours, from bases in Canmore and Calgary in Alberta and Kelowna and Golden in British Columbia. Experience the grandeur of the Canadian Rockies ...…defy conventional tours and behold incomparable beauty, compliments of Alpine Helicopters Ltd.
Sally Borden Fitness and Recreation Centre
Web: www.banffcentre.ca • Email: firstname.lastname@example.org • 107 Tunnel Mountain Drive, The Banff Centre • P.O. Box 1020, Banff, Alberta, Canada T1L 1H5 • 403.762.6450 • Fax: 403.762.6218 From their website: The Banff Centre experience isn't only about nurturing artistic and intellectual innovation. Creativity requires a healthy body as well as a healthy mind, and Sally Borden Fitness and Recreation offers a wide range of recreational opportunities and fitness services for people of all abilities and interests.
Lux Cinema Centre (Movie Theatre)
229 Bear Street, Banff, AB (403) 762-8595 Showtimes
Carriage Rides - Trail Rider Store
132 Banff Avenue, Banff, AB Canada
Website: www.horseback.com • Phone: 403-762-4551 • Toll Free: 1-800-661-8352
From their website: Private horse-drawn carriage tours available daily in the Banff town site. 15 minute, 30 minute and hour long tours are available on a first come – first served basis from our hitching post at the Trail Rider Store, 132 Banff Avenue. Customized carriage transfers are available to chauffer you around the town site. Pick-ups from hotels, restaurants or private residences can be arranged during daylight hours any day of the year. Rates vary depending on number of passengers, locations and length of tour.
at the Clock Tower Mall
110 Banff Ave. Lower level • 403-762-BOWL (2695)
From their website: PINS. PINTS. PIZZA! These are all good things. So we put em together in a big ole beer hall. Six bowling lanes. 3 pool tables. We’ve got bowling & rolling covered. New York-style pizza slices the size of your head. 48 craft beers on tap. So hang up your skis, skates, hikin’ boots & snowshoes and come make a few new friends. Order your pizza. Drink your beer. Bowl your balls.
Bowl Valley | Five Pin & Pints
at the The Fairmont Banff Springs
405 Spray Avenue • (403) 762-6892
From their website: If you’re looking for family fun in Banff, Bowl Valley has something for everyone! Bring a group together to enjoy family-friendly bowling and a fully licensed bar. Bowl Valley is equipped with four lanes of Canadian 5-pin bowling, neon blacklight bowling (available upon request), and delicious food and drinks. A takeout menu is also available.
7-10pm. Royal Canadian Legion #26 Colonel Moore Branch. 92 Banff Avenue, Phone 1-403-762-2550
Website: Banff Legion Instagram
Stoney Nakoda Casino
Junction of Hwy#1 & Hwy#40 - Kananaskis Country
888.8.NAKODA • 403.881.2830
From their website: - Enjoy Alberta’s newest Casino Resort situated only 30 minutes East of Banff nestled next to the Canadian Rockies! Exceptional gaming, dining, accommodations and more. The Stoney Nakoda Resort also features: 299 slot machines, 14 Table Games including blackjack, roulette, baccarat, and more, Poker tournaments, Liquor service on the casino floor, The Ridge Buffet featuring a variety of mouthwatering choices including Steak and Lobster, and Angus Prime Rib, Peaks Café for casual dining, Sidelines Lounge for a relaxing sports lounge experience, Unlimited secure parking space, Free coffee and tea for players. Shuttle Service: We offer Complimentary Shuttle service to and from Banff and Canmore on Fridays and Saturdays! Customer Complimentary shuttle number - 403-461-7366. Special Shuttle Bus service is available for groups and special events. Please call 403-881-2836 for details or email email@example.com
Please Don't Drink & Drive!