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Trip Guide to Summer in Banff, Alberta

Annie Schlechter 15 Quick Summer Getaways

Photo: Annie Schlechter

When it comes to the Rockies, most travelers have overlooked this Canadian wilderness for the more familiar peaks of Montana and Colorado—until now. "Brokeback Mountain" was filmed in the area, bringing the region's rugged terrain center stage. Summer is prime viewing time for Jasper National Park's Columbia Ice Fields or the Athabasca Glacier.

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Destinations: Banff

Hotels (3)

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    Buffalo Mountain Lodge

    Try the caribou in a berry glaze with mashed sweet potato in the woodsy hotel restaurant.

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    Juniper, Banff

    Visit this eco-hotel constructed from native fir and Rundle stone.

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    Fairmont Banff Springs

    Gaze out at the white-capped peaks of Banff National Park. Ski packages include lift tickets, equipment rental, and lessons at three nearby resorts

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    Jasper National Park

    Summer is prime viewing time for Jasper National Park's Columbia Ice Fields or the Athabasca Glacier.

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