What to Do in the Mountains in July

Ride the new mountain coaster at Panorama Mountain Resort, cool down at a new ice cream shop in Canmore, see a Broadway legend in Banff and more.

Photo courtesy of Panorama Mountain Resort.

Check out Panorama’s new mountain coaster and aerial adventure park

When: Opens mid-July

Enjoy a family-friendly thrill on the new mountain coaster at Panorama Mountain Resort. Ride the Discovery chairlift to the coaster, which is located at 1,351 metres, and then descend through the forest and mountain landscape. You’ll travel a total of 171 vertical metres with twists, turns and drops. Afterwards, check out Timberline Traverse, a new aerial adventure park where you navigate a ropes course filled with obstacles, tunnels, zip line and more.

2000 Panorama Dr., Panorama B.C., 1-800-663-2929, ext. 2, panoramaresort.com


Go home decor shopping at Stonewaters Spaces in Canmore

This furniture showroom is the latest shopping destination by the team behind Canmore’s popular Stonewaters store on Main Street. Inside the new store, you’ll find custom, made-to-order sofas and sectionals from Vancouver and modern home decor items like marble dishes, cool coffee table books and rugs. Book a free consultation or visit the showroom where staff can help you craft a personalized furniture piece for your space.

101A, 306 Bow Valley Trail, Canmore, 403-493-0135, stonewaters.com


Stay the night at the new Basecamp Suites Revelstoke

In late June, Basecamp Resorts opened its second property in downtown Revelstoke. A cozy home base for a mountain getaway, the property has a modern, comfortable vibe and offers fully equipped kitchenettes in some rooms. Two rooftop hot tubs will open later this fall.

112 2 St. East, Revelstoke, B.C., 855-219-4707, basecampresorts.com


See Broadway legend Patti Lupone at the Banff Centre

When: July 20

The Banff Centre is marking 90 years with a fundraiser headlined by Broadway superstar Patti Lupone. Join the three-time Tony Award winner as she performs in the Jenny Belzberg Theatre. Various ticket options will get you an elevated dinner, the live performance by Lupone and access to an exclusive piano bar after-party.

107 Tunnel Mountain Drive, Banff, 403-762-6301, banffcentre.ca


Cool down with treats from Canmore’s new Lovely Ice Cream Shop

You may have encountered the Lovely Ice Cream cart just outside of Stonewaters on Canmore’s Main Street before. Now, the team has opened its own ice cream storefront in The Shops of Canmore plaza. The small-batch ice cream producer churns a mix of classic flavours and featured flavours like Cowboy Coffee, custard blueberry, spicy margarita and strawberry balsamic. There are also ice cream sandwiches and treats like caramels to buy.

101, 300 Old Canmore Road, Canmore, 403-493-2774, lovelyicecream.ca


Listen to free live music in Fernie

When: Wednesdays in July

Soak up the summer vibes at Wednesday Socials, one of Fernie’s favourite events. Every Wednesday evening from July 5 to August 14, The Arts Station is hosting free concerts at Station Square. There are food trucks, crafts for the kids and a beverage garden stocked with Fernie Brewing beer, Lonetree Cider and B.C. wine. The event starts at 5:30 p.m., with the concert starting at 6:30 p.m.

Station Square, Fernie, B.C., theartsstation.com

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