Things to Do in Banff During Summer!

We take great pride at TCS Charter Services in providing you with the best and most reliable bus transportation to and from Banff National Park. Allowing you and your group to sit back and relax in your very own luxury charter bus rental with a friendly driver chauffeuring you to some of the many amazing things to in Banff.

Banff National Park is the first national park in Canada and the third created in the world. The park is approximately 6641 square kilometers of jagged peaks, alpine meadows, massive glaciers, and sparkling streams. Visiting Banff during the summer months is a wildly different experience than during the winter. With so many activities and things to do now that the snow has melted and the chill has left the air, here are our favorite things to do in Banff during summer!

things to do in banff - summer hiking

Hiking & Biking

Biking is a perfect way to explore Banff National Park and, whether you’re an avid mountain biker, road biker, or simply riding to unwind, there are trails for all. The Banff Legacy Trail is a local favorite. At just about 26.8km long, the paved trail starts from the Bow Valley Parkway and runs all the way to the Travel Alberta Visitor Information Centre located on the edge of Canmore. The trail was built in honor of Banff National Park’s 125th Anniversary and the interpretive information signs, rest stops and picnic areas make it a fun, leisurely trail to ride on and take in the beauty of Banff, its foliage, and wildlife.

Canoes on a jetty at Moraine lake, Banff national park in the Rocky Mountains, Alberta, Canada - things to do in banff national park - summer

Canoe, Fish, or Swim!

Lake Louise and Moraine Lake are two of Canada’s most iconic lakes. On a warm summer day the lakes are a perfect place to visit. But don’t be fooled! As enticing as the water looks, glacial water is very cold so swimming is not an option. Instead, rent a canoe for a couple of hours. Canoeing allows you to be out on the water, absorbed by the beautiful vibrant colors while seeing the area from a new perspective. If time permits, there are endless hiking trails around the lakes too. At the end of your activities, a cool refreshment awaits inside one of the eateries at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and Moraine Lake Lodge.

things to do in banff - summer stargazing


During the summer months, the night sky in Banff is phenomenal. With it being prime Milky Way season, star gazing is a treat. If you are lucky and timing is on your side, the Aurora Borealis, otherwise known as the Northern Lights, can be seen from the park. One of the popular places to stargaze and view this spectacle is at Lake Minnewanka, but depending on where your day’s activities have taken you, they can also be seen looking back towards the Fairmont Chateau at Lake Louise, Castle Junction near the Bow Valley Parkway, and sometimes at Vermillion Lakes. Set up your camera and take a few pictures or simply gaze up and watch the magic of the night sky unfold before your eyes.

Whether you’re planning a visit to Banff during the Summer or Winter TCS Charter Services is here to give you and your group the most reliable & comfortable group transportation to and from Edmonton, Calgary, Jasper and more. From anywhere in Alberta to beyond book your charter bus rental with TCS Canada today!