Are you eager to get back outside and into warmer weather? It won’t be long until the grass is green and the trees are full, but what will you do when the sun comes out? As always, there will be no better place to celebrate brighter days than Alberta, so here are 13 things you can do in the Rocky Mountains this spring.

Banff Food and Cocktail Festival

Featuring 25 of the area’s best local restaurants and bars, the MADE WITH LOVE festival will return this April and it’s going to be more delicious than ever. From competitions and education events to the huge 2-day celebration on Bear Street, it’s going to be an incredible time. Don’t miss it!

When: April 19th – May 4th, 2024
Various locations, Banff, AB

Miette Hot Springs

Located in Jasper National Park, this particular destination is said to have the ‘hottest water in the Canadian Rockies’ and is a fool-proof way to relax, recharge and kick off the spring season.

When: May 2024
Improvement District No. 12, AB
Cost: $17.50

The 360° Dome

This spring, indulge in Fairmont’s magical 360° Dome outdoor dining room! An incredible private venue with unreal food and a spectacular view, there’s really nothing quite like this in the Rockies.

When: Year-round
Where: 405 Spray Avenue Banff, AB
Time: See times above
Cost: $125+

Horseback Riding

Yeehaw! Horseback is undeniably the most traditional way to experience the West and Banff Adventures runs a variety of tours exploring the area. Check out what they have to offer above and enjoy!

When: April 2024
211 Bear Street – Banff, Alberta
Cost: $92 +

Canmore Cave Tours

You’ve seen the outside of the Rockies, now explore the insides of them! On this tour, you will embark on a one-of-a-kind, 4 to 6-km adventure through the caverns below the Bow Valley, during which you’ll learn about our province’s natural history and geography. We hope you’re not claustrophobic!

When: All spring long
Where: 211 Bear Street – Banff, Alberta
Cost: $135 +

Jasper Pride & Ski Festival

From ski events to a disco dance party, you’re invited to celebrate love in and around the mountains during Jasper’s Pride and Ski Festival! To see the full calendar of fun, visit the link above and enjoy!

When: April 12th-21st, 2024
Where: Various locations, Jasper, AB

Rocky Mountain Sidecar Tour

Are you ready to take the ride of a lifetime? This spring, hop into an old-school sidecar for a unique tour of lakes, rivers, and breweries. The world is your oyster and the motorcyclist is your guide!

When: June 2024
Where: 64 Cantrell Bay SW, Calgary, AB
Cost: Varies

White Water Rafting

It doesn’t get cooler than this! This spring, buckle into your life jacket and grip a paddle for dear life as you ride the wild rapids through the mountains with an experienced guide.

Where: May 2024
 215 Banff Ave. Banff, AB T1l 1B5
Cost: $240+

Columbia Icefields

An Alberta MUST. This sunny season explore the one-of-a-kind Columbia Icefield Skywalk. From wildlife, mountain views, cascading waterfalls, and history you’ll see it all from 918 feet in the air.

When: May 2024
Icefields Pkwy, Improvement District No. 12
Cost: TBA

Rock Climbing

Face your fears and take a thrilling rock-climbing tour of the Rocky Mountains! Offered between May and October, Albertans of all skill levels can swing, repel and climb their way through the beautiful backcountry with the help of a certified instructor.

When: May 2024
Box 2474 Jasper, AB Canada
Cost: $325

Banff Scooter Company

There’s really nothing like feeling the mountain wind through your hair! This spring, rev a two-wheeler and cruise Alberta’s favourite national park. Head to their website above and book away.

When: May 2024
327 Railway Avenue, Banff, AB
Cost: $105+

Open Top Tour

See the Rockies like never before! From the backseat of an open-top vehicle, guests will learn about the area’s active wildlife, the area’s colourful history, and their fellow passengers with the help of an interpretive guide.

When: March 2024
Mount Royal Hotel – 138 Banff Avenue
Cost: $55+

Bacon Fest

This spring, pig out at Banff Sunshine’s big annual bacon fest, which will feature fun, food and meaty activities on May 4th, 2024. Enjoy!

When: May 4th, 2024
#1 Sunshine Access Road, Banff, AB

And there you have it! 13 things to do in the Alberta Rocky Mountains this spring.