Things to do in Banff this Fall
- September 14, 2021
As the air becomes crisper, the trees come alive with radiant colors and the serenity of fall replaces the buzz of summertime. Fall in the Canadian Rockies is the perfect time to connect with the beauty of our natural environment with warm days and cool nights.
At Charlton Resorts, we've highlighted some activities to do during your Banff Fall excursion.
Larches are conifers that are native to cooler temperatures. Although they are conifers, they are deciduous that lose their needles in the autumn. Right before they lose their needles, they turn a golden color for a few short weeks creating an amazing scenic landscape. People around the world flock to the area to see this event, the peak season for autumn colours is from mid to late September.
Relax & Unwind
Summer is always a hover of activity – swimming, hiking, bike rides & more. While being active and social is always great, it's always important to have a little downtime. Prepare your skin and body for the dry seasons by heading to the Grotto Spa at the Royal Canadian Lodge. This Banff Spa offers indulgent massages and luxurious facials.
Catch a bird’s eye view of fall in Banff National Park with a trip up the Banff Gondola. Offering eye-catching scenery, your journey begins with embarking in a gondola cabin as you soar above the forest. The world appears different from Sulphur’s summit, spectacular vistas come into clear view, stirring the spirit. If you are able, the hike up the trail is relatively moderate. It’ll make views at the top so much sweeter!
As the summer season draws to a close, the wildlife will start to emerge again. With the winter months nearing, wildlife in Banff National Park are preparing themselves for the cold season. You will not need to venture too far from town to see the elk roaming around or a bear looking for the last of the mountain berries before the frost settles in. Pick a trail, bring some bear spray and head out to see the wildlife in action!
Please note – respect the wildlife and their habitat. Please keep your distance.
>Visit Parks Canada on Wildlife Watching in Banff
Drive on the Icefields Parkway
Who says that road trips are best left to the summer?! With one of the most scenic highways in the world in our backyard, exploring Banff National Park and all it has to offer is not very hard. Grab your friends, some snacks and hit the open road – chances are you’ll catch some wildlife, gorgeous views and lakes along the journey.
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- September 20, 2021
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“This was my second time staying at Charlton's in Banff. We are usually needing two bedrooms and their suite set up for this is perfect. The place is really nice and we love how they have the two patio areas that you can enjoy on the second level, and the staff were very friendly and helpful :) I would definitely recommend Charlton's!”-Amazing, Carolyn T. - Ontario Canada
“This was our first visit to Banff and the Charlton’s Banff Hotel exceeded our expectations. The room was clean and comfortable and the location of the hotel was excellent. The front desk personnel were very friendly and accommodating. We would definitely recommend this hotel and would stay there again the next time we visit the area. ”-Great Stay, Cathy B. - Utah, US
“Good location and amenities! Rooms were modern, spacious and had a view! The pool was awesome!”-Excellent, Steven J. - Alberta Canada
“I took my sister on a trip to Banff as a "pre-wedding" gift. When I made my reservation, I mentioned she was about to get married and asked if they could provide just a small note of congratulations. They went above and beyond and not only wrote a lovely note, but also gifted us with truffle chocolates and sparkling wine! The stay was great, the room was clean and cozy - I was very happy and grateful they made our stay so nice.”-Thank You, Simon E - Alberta Canada