Fun Things to do in Canmore in the Summer
- Banff National Park, Alberta
- Jasper National Park, Alberta
- Kootenay National Park, BC
- Yoho National Park, BC
- Kananaskis Country, Alberta (collection of provincial parks and protected areas)
- David Thompson Country, Alberta (collection of provincial parks and protected areas)
Please note that park fees are applicable in all of these areas, aside from David Thompson Country. Always carry bear spray, dress appropriately, and be prepared for sudden weather changes.
What’s more refreshing than being out on the river on a hot summer’s day? The feeling of the cool river beneath you as the boat glides through calm waters before taking on the white water rapids. White Wolf Rafting offers two tour options, both are 4 hours in total, with 1.5-2 hours out on the river.
This tour covers a bit more distance on the river (9km), is suitable for kids aged 5+ and leaves in the afternoon. Save 10% when you upgrade your tour to include adventure dog carting with our sister company, Snowy Owl Sled Dog Tours, with our Doggie Paddle Package.
Ride the biggest rapids in the Bow Valley with our Horseshoe Canyon Adventure Tour. This tour includes class 3-4 rapids and covers 6km in distance on the river. Suitable for ages 12+, this tour leaves in the morning.
Please note that basic swimming skills are required for this tour. Save 10% when you upgrade this tour to include a husky kennel tour with our sister company, Snowy Owl Sled Dog Tours, with our Doggie Paddle Package.
Dryland Dog Carting
If you’re ready to try something new our sister company, Snowy Owl Sled Dog Tours dryland adventure dog carting is the perfect tour. With Rocky Mountain views, a pack of huskies will lead you along the shaded trail, through the forest at Boundary Ranch, Kananaskis.
This interactive tour includes an intro to dog carting and a chance to care for the husky dogs. You’ll also visit a buffalo paddock! Each cart holds 4 people and is suitable for kids aged 3+.
Husky Kennel Tours
New for the summer of 2022, our sister company, Snowy Owl Sled Dog Tours kennel tours are perfect for people who love big dogs. With over 100 husky hero dogs, there will be plenty of opportunities to get up close and personal for a cuddle.
Watch our pack splash through pools and frolic around with their toys during their free run. After, enjoy some time with the dogs as you learn about the different husky breeds in our pack.
If you love horses, then a visit to Boundary Ranch should be on your Canadian Rocky Mountain itinerary. Situated in Kananaskis Country, Boundary Ranch is family owned and operated. They offer a wide selection of horseback rides and adventures, all with stunning mountain views.
Save 10% on Boundary Ranch’s Ridge Ride horseback tour with our Woof & Hoof Package. Enjoy Snowy Owl Sled Dog Tours dryland adventure dog carting in the morning, followed by a horseback tour and a BBQ lunch with all the fixings. You’ll get a chance to visit their buffalo paddock as well as the Guinn Family Museum.
If you love to swim outside in nature, Canmore and Banff have lots of incredible options. A few of our favourite local swimming holes around Canmore include Quarry Lake Park and Spray Lakes in Kananaskis.
However you decide to spend your time in the Canadian Rockies, we hope you step outside your comfort zone and try something new! Most importantly, ENJOY!!!