Banff National Park is paradise for hiking enthusiasts. If you are planning a hiking getaway in Banff and Lake Louise, here are five fantastic hikes that will show you the best of the national park’s beauty.

Visiting Banff can make you feel like you have stepped into a nature documentary. You’re likely spot deer or elk meandering right into the townsite of Banff and if you venture a little further out, there’s animals such as bears, bighorn sheep, marmots and more.

Our guides know the best ways to explore Banff and the surrounding area. So it serves as no surprise, that the best way to hike Banff is with Discover Banff Tours’ knowledgeable hiking guides in small guided groups.

As Banff visitors travel west from Calgary, the landscape goes from flat plains to the rolling foothills, and then into the dramatic, sky-piercing Canadian Rockies. So, what about the views from the top? Well, luckily in Banff, we have two great gondola and sightseeing lift options for viewing the Rocky Mountains.

The best way to spot wildlife in Banff is with the expert guides at Discover Banff Tours. We know the places they like to hang out, how to safely view, and some pretty cool facts that will entertain you and your family.

Glaciers and snow melt, rivers rise, and rafting is born in the Canadian Rockies – welcome to Discover Banff Tours’ wet and wild adventures with whitewater rafting! Whitewater rafting adventures near Banff gives you three rivers to choose from, and each is accessible, affordable, and full of action-packed adventure.

Banff National Park is a breath of fresh air. During our summer months, many visitors enjoy a leisurely pace to sightsee our turquoise coloured lakes, mountains with hanging glaciers and icefields, and wildlife on our Banff guided sightseeing tours. Check out our Banff summer itinerary to plan your perfect trip!

If you’re reading this article, I bet you’re wondering: when exploring Banff, is it better to see the sights with an experienced local guide, or go your own way? Here are some of the advantages and disadvantages to doing it on your own versus going on a tour.

From viewing local wildlife to seeing glacier lakes to hiking through the majesty of the Canadian Rockies, check out our top ten summer things to do in Banff and Lake Louise in Banff National Park, Canadian Rockies.

Check out the latest images from Banff National Park, Canadian Rockies, shared by our guests via Instagram. They manage to capture some of the best day to day mountainscapes, wildlife, adventures, activities and fun with our guides.