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Banff, Alberta, Canada

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Summer in Banff
Banff, Alberta, Canada

Summer's the peak season in Banff National Park. Some visitors arrive via the scenic Rocky Mountaineer Train from Vancouver, or alternatively they board the train in Banff to travel through the Rockies and onward to the West Coast. UK visitors often do a fly-train or fly-drive combo. (The nearest major airport is in Calgary, about 2 hours away.)

For most visitors, the priority in visiting Banff is The Great Outdoors: hiking, horseback-riding, biking... Or maybe just driving to Lake Louise, through the magnificent scenery.

Cool things for families to do in summer:

  • Visit the Huskies and other sled-dogs who love to dog-sled in the winter (-- see for the (Dog Daze of Summer kennel tour.)
  • Visit on Canada Day, July 1st: huge pancake breakfast, birthday cake in Central Park, music, entertainment, games, parade and fireworks.
  • lots of outdoors summer activities in Banff
By the way, the Banff Upper Hot Springs in the photo above won't cool you down in summer! Temperature is between 37 and 40 ° celsius, 98 to 104 Fahrenheit.

-continue to Winter in Banff

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