What to Do in the Mountains in June

Check out a hip-hop jig workshop at the Banff Centre, go on a food bike tour, dine at Bridgette Bar’s new Canmore location and more.

Inside Bridgette Bar’s new Canmore location. Photograph by Bridgette Bar Canmore.


Celebrate Banff Trail Riders’ 100th anniversary at a concert series

When: June 2 to 3

It’s been 100 years since Banff Trail Riders (then called Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies) was initially formed, and now the local company is celebrating this milestone with a special concert series. On June 2, guests can see Tim Hus and Mariya Stokes perform at the Banff Trail Riders Stables, while June 3 will feature a performance by Corb Lund.

Banff Trail Riders Stables, 100 Sundance Rd., Banff, horseback.com


Go shopping at Rocky Mountain Soap Company’s newly renovated flagship store

Rocky Mountain Soap Company’s flagship store in Canmore recently underwent an exciting renovation and celebrated its grand opening in May. Pop into the store for a serene and beautiful shopping experience as you browse the selection of soaps, bath bombs, shampoo and more.

820 Main St., Canmore, rockymountainsoap.com


Check out the Banff Centre’s National Indigenous Peoples Month celebrations

When: Multiple dates in June

The Banff Centre will be holding a mix of in-person and virtual events as part of its National Indigenous Peoples Month celebrations throughout June. There will be a virtual marketplace running from June 1 to 30, an in-person and virtual hip-hop jig workshop on June 15, a performance by hip-hop artist Eekwol on June 21 and more. Visit the Banff Centre’s website for more details on tickets and registration.

Banff Centre, 107 Tunnel Mountain Dr., Banff, 403-762-6100, banffcentre.ca


Dine at Bridgette Bar’s new Canmore location

If you love dining at Bridgette Bar in Calgary, you’ll be happy to hear that the Concorde Entertainment Group restaurant has opened a second location in Canmore. The Canmore restaurant has a similar menu to the Calgary one, with a mix of delicious wood-fired pizzas, share plates and favourites like the banana pie for dessert.

1030 Spring Creek Dr., Canmore, bridgettebarcanmore.com


Go on a food bike tour in Canmore


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Food Bike Tour, which offers bike tours in several Alberta cities, recently expanded to Canmore (and will soon be opening in Banff, too). Running from Thursdays to Sundays, its Canmore Food Bike Tours offer the chance to go on a four-hour e-bike experience that makes three stops at Market Bistro, either Epi Canmore, Rocket Pie or Roaring Rolls, and Alder Cafe. Expect a behind-the-scenes look at each stop and some tasty bites.



Ride the Elk Chairlift at Fernie Alpine Resort

When: June 24 to September 4

Chairlifts aren’t just for winter these days. Fernie Alpine Resort is launching its summer chairlift hours on June 24, which means you can ride the Elk Chairlift with your family or some friends for a scenic day on the mountain. Later, take the chairlift back down or hike down when you’re done for the day. Chairlift tickets are required.

5339 Ski Hill Rd., Fernie, 1-800-258-7669, skifernie.com


Grab a bite at Jasper’s newest restaurant, Aalto

When: Opens June 24

Jasper is getting a new dining destination this month. Located within Pyramid Lake Lodge, Aalto blends local flavours with a focus on seafood to create its take on “lake-food.” While the menu hasn’t been revealed yet, guests can look forward to trying the grazing menu that will be offered from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

Pyramid Lake Lodge, 6 km north on Pyramid Lake Rd., Jasper, 780-852-4900, banffjaspercollection.com

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