Things to Do
If you’re in Alberta this Labour Day weekend, there is plenty to do to get you out of your regular routine and into leisure. Whether you are rejuvenated by festivals, by the quiet of the landscape, or by learning something new, there’s something on this list for you.
Between music festivals, historical celebratory events, and rodeos, August is the perfect month to explore the diverse regions of Alberta.
From mid-September to early October every year, you can find the green of these particular larches turning a beautiful golden yellow, giving them their name. These deciduous conifers can be found in the alpine areas of the province and are well worth the effort to get to see them.
Banff National Park is a wonderfully beautiful place to spend time in the fall. With fewer visitors than in the summer months, it may be easier to find accommodations and you will easily enjoy the activities and sites without being rushed or crowded. Fall in the mountains brings crisp weather, so come prepared for a variety of temperatures, including the possible below zero at nighttime!
Events Banff Events Calendar
Food & Drink
15 Alberta restaurants were awarded the top honours and the list of best eateries includes 7 places from Calgary, 6 from Edmonton, and 1 each from Airdrie and Longview.
Things to do Explore!
101 Mountain Avenue, Banff, AB
Late spring and summer to view the garden in full bloom.
Cascade Gardens in Banff National Park is a well-landscaped garden with a varied mix of annuals and perennials surrounding the park administrative building. Read more…
Lake Minnewanka Loop Boat Tour Estimated Departure Point, Improvement District No. 9, AB, Canada
Early May - Canadian Thanksgiving in October
Brewster tours operate a narrated boat cruise on Lake Minnewanka in Banff National Park. Read more…