Summer in Banff National Park

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Get outside this summer

We’ve got you covered! Our local experts will point you in the right direction for hiking, biking, paddling, sightseeing gondola rides and more. 

Need the rental gear rain or shine? Save with a non-refundable reservation.

Lake & Lifts | Save 15%

 

Combine a rental booking with a Sightseeing Ticket at Banff Sunshine, Lake Louise, Mt Norquay or Sulphur Mountain and save 15% off your rental reservation!

Bike Rentals

E-Bike Rentals

Want to explore on two wheels? E-bikes are a great way to see more and breath in that mountain air. Our Adventure Hub Specialists can tell you what bike you need and where to go for any level of adventure. They’ll get you fitted and show you the best bike routes on trail or on pavement.

Just a heads up, our e-bike rentals are suitable for riders ages 12 and up.

Happy to ride rain or shine? Non-refundable rentals save you more!


DOUBLE YOUR ADVENTURE

Looking to do more this summer? Cycling and paddling make the perfect combination.

Book your e-bike at the same time as your SUP or kayak and save 15%.

Mon - Thurs Fri - Sun
Holidays
Online
4 Hour $69 $72 $59 - $69
Full Day $89 $99 $79 - $89

Paddling - SUPs & Kayaks

Inflatable SUP & KAYAK RENTALS

Banff National Park has countless quiet and scenic lakes to explore. Our inflatable Stand Up Paddleboards  and Tandem Kayaks are easy to transport and inflate, giving you the freedom to choose your own paddling adventure. Not sure where to go? Just ask our Adventure Hub Specialists and they’ll tell you the best spots to put in. 

Summer Paddle Season is May until mid-September.

Kayaks and paddleboards are now available for rent. 

If you’re keen to SUP  or Kayak rain or shine, non-refundable rentals save you more! All paddleboard (SUP)  & tandem kayak rentals include an inflatable paddleboard/kayak, paddles, hand-pump, carry-bag, and PFD (life jacket). Tandem Kayaks include two paddles and two PFDs.

Mon-Thurs
In-store
Fri-Sun & Holidays
In-store
Online Reservations
Paddleboard
Half Day
$62 $68 $55 - $62
Paddleboard
Full Day
$83 $89 $71 - $83
Tandem Kayak
Full Day
$139 $145 $129 - $139
Add'l PFD
(Life Jacket)
$10

Via Ferrata

Mt. Norquay VIA FERRATA 

Discover six breathtaking routes on the cliffs above Mt. Norquay on their assisted climbing Via Ferrata adventure. Test your bravery with the guidance of an experienced ACMG guide, as you scale mountain faces, climb ladders, and cross suspension bridges all while safely secured with a steel cable and harness. 

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. 

Via Ferrata and  Sightseeing operates June 8 – October 13, 2024 (weather permitting)

Choose from five amazing  Via Ferrata experiences:  

  • Explorer Route – $194.25
    The 2.5 hour route for those wanting an introductory taste for mountaineering.
  • Ridgewalker Route – $252
    The 4 hour route that takes you high up on the Norquay cliffs, climbing Memorial, Sunrise and Vista buttresses and traversing the suspension bridge.
  • Alpinist Route – $273
    The 4-5 hour route is longer than the Ridgewalker but done in the same amount of time. Extending along the ridge to the epic Norquay “Panoramadone”, then the scenic narrow crest of the mountain for another 600m. 
  • Skyline Route – $309.75
    The 4.5 – 5 hour route includes an exciting high traverse on a sheer rock wall and crosses an “airy” 55m suspension bridge.
  • Summiteer Route – $388.50
    The 6 hour route is the pinnacle of Norquay’s via ferrata adventures. A continuation of the ‘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.

Buy your Ticket Online or at the SkiBig3 Adventure Hub.

Hiking and Sightseeing

LAKE LOUISE GONDOLA & INTERPRETIVE CENTRE 

Located just outside the Village of Lake Louise, the Lake Louise Sightseeing Gondola and Wildlife Interpretive Centre offer a unique opportunity to soar to the top of a spectacular viewpoint. Dine on delicious mountain-inspired dishes at the Whitehorn Bistro and learn why Lake Louise is the home of the grizzly bear. 

Lake Louise Summer sightseeing scheduled to open May 18, 2024.

Summer Sightseeing Gondola:

Ticket prices:

  • Adult (18+) from $55.80
  • Senior (65+) from $45.90
  • Youth (13-17) from $23.40
  • Child (6-12) from $12.60
  • 5 and under FREE

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) – $16.95
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) – $29.95
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) – $55.95
Learn about seven endangered and valued species that live and grow here in the Banff National Park. – Difficulty: Moderate

Trail of the Larches (4 hours) – $55.95
Take in the spectacular views and witness the evidence of the ice and fire that shaped the landscape. – Difficulty: Moderate

 

Buy your Ticket Online or at the SkiBig3 Adventure Hub.

Mt. Norquay sightseeing chairlift

Discover the best bird’s eye view of Banff with a ride on Mt. Norquay’s famous North American Chairlift. From an elevation of nearly 7,000 ft, enjoy panoramic postcard views above the clouds, you might even be lucky enough to spot a black bear or grizzly bear! The historic Cliffhouse Bistro awaits at the top of the ride for a memorable dining experience.

Norquay Summer sightseeing: June 8 – October 13, 2024 (weather permitting)

Summer Sightseeing Chairlift:

Ticket prices:

  • Adult (16+)  $44.00
  • Child (6-15)  $27.00
  • 5 and under free (minimum age 2 years)

To book your Via Ferrata experience, stop by the SkiBig3 Adventure Hub or buy online.

Sunshine Meadows

Discover why the Banff Sunshine Meadows Experience is 7,000 feet above ordinary. Ride the Banff Sunshine Gondola and the Standish Chairlift to access three pristine alpine lakes, iconic Canadian Rockies peaks, and breathtaking 360 degree views. Take in the scenery from the Standish Viewing Deck or wander through the wildflowers and make it your own adventure.

Banff Sunshine Sightseeing, guided hikes and Sunshine Mountain Lodge will be open June 28, 2024.

Gondola & Standish Lift: 

  • Adult: $68 + GST
  • Senior (65+): $63 + GST
  • Youth (13-17):  $35 + GST
  • Child (6-12):  $19 + GST
  • Toddler 0 – 5 :  Free

MORAINE LAKE BUS COMPANY

Experience the unparalleled beauty of Moraine Lake with Moraine Lake Bus Company, the only shuttle service that lets you pre-book your return journey. Whether you’re planning a day of hiking, photography, or simply soaking in the breathtaking views, Moraine Lake Bus Company will ensure a stress-free adventure from start to finish. Book your journey today and discover why Moraine Lake Bus Company is the preferred choice for savvy travelers.

Gondola & Standish Lift: 

  • Adult: $68 + GST
  • Senior (65+): $63 + GST
  • Youth (13-17):  $35 + GST
  • Child (6-12):  $19 + GST
  • Toddler 0 – 5 :  Free

DISCOVER BANFF TOURS

Experience the breathtaking beauty and diverse wildlife of Banff with our specially curated summer sightseeing tours. Dive into nature’s wonders and create unforgettable memories with these thrilling adventures.

  • Discover Grizzly Bears 
  • Evening Wildlife Safari
  • Lake Louise and Moraine Lake Tour
  • Discover Banff and Its Wildlife

Merchandise & gear

Merchandise & Gear

The Adventure Hub is your go-to spot for summer essentials including bear spray rentals, backpacks, Smith sunglasses, exclusive design Buffs, water bottles and more. Plus, we’re very excited to announce the arrival of new SkiBig3 merchandise. Fresh mountain fashion and truly Canadian souvenirs live here. 

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