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Best Months for Adventure Activities
Submitted by M05693
To get the most out of your experience in the Canadian Rockies, the following suggests the best time to plan your vacation depending upon your preferred activities:

Hiking: Best in autumn (September and October), with gorgeous fall colors, wild cranberries for picking, no mosquitos.

Horseback riding: Best in the summer months (June, July and August).

Canoeing: Best in June and July; lower water levels in August and September.

Whitewater rafting: Best in June for thrilling whitewater due to high water ... view more levels.

Bird watching: Best from mid-May to mid-June, as this is the time that our migratory sondbirds come back and fill the forest with color and sound. Eagle migration along the Eastern Slopes begins mid-September and continues until the end of October.

Cross-country skiing: Best in February and March with longer daylight hours and less chance of severe cold front.

Snowshoeing: Best between December and April. Typically, we'll get sticking snow by the end of October and have good snow conditions until the middle of April.