With so many incredible activities, Panorama could be the ideal Canadian Rockies destination for your summer vacation! Enjoy hiking, biking, golfing, kayaking, swimming, yoga and more in a blissful mountain setting.
Panorama is well known and loved as a winter wonderland in the Canadian Rockies; a mecca for powder lovers, Panorama Mountain Resort offers night skiing, heli-skiing, and beautiful glades, with ski-in/ski-out accommodations and slopeside hot pools.
A snowy paradise, for sure. Yet, while this resort sees its most popular season in winter, it is important not to overlook the charm of summertime in Panorama. The warmer weather brings a whole new look and feel to the stunning mountain area, and there are a surprisingly large amount of wonderful things to see and do.
Panorama is the perfect choice for those looking to escape the crowds of destinations like Banff or Whistler, but still want to be in an area where there’s lots of action. The resort is nestled in the BC Rockies near the village of Invermere and scenic Lake Windermere and contains a variety of accommodations to suit many different people’s needs and price points. Expect beautiful weather in summer and lots of areas of interest to go and see, including incredible peaks and icy blue glacier lakes to hike to, and plenty of family friendly activities in and around the resort to keep the kids busy.
Excellent points of interest like Radium Hot Springs, Revelstoke and Kicking Horse are all within easy driving distance for a day trip too, making Panorama the perfect location in the heart of the Rockies for exploring. So, if you are currently planning your summer vacation to the Canadian Rockies, Panorama may well be the ideal destination for you.
Here’s a list of some of our favourite summer activities at Panorama, so you can start planning what to do when you get there!
The area around Panorama features some incredible hiking trails, from family walking trails that take under an hour to complete, to rugged trails with beautiful wilderness scenery and large changes in elevation – there’s something for everyone! If you love hiking, make sure you check out the Lake of the Hanging Glacier trail, which will lead you to a stunning blue glacier lake, and the Jumbo Pass hike for surrounding scenery of glorious peaks, alpine lakes and wildflowers blooming.
CANOEING, KAYAKING & SUP
Rent kayaks, canoes or stand up paddleboards for an incredible day taking a self-guided tour around Lake Windermere or the Columbia Valley Wetlands. The perfect way to explore the lakes and rivers of this beautiful region at a relaxing pace – soak up some sunshine and drift along the water in summer bliss
Panorama’s Greywolf Golf Course is a must to experience. Legendary architect Doug Carrick designed the beautiful, award-winning course, which has been named one of the best in Canada by Golf Digest. Greywolf is nestled in stunning mountain scenery and boasts plenty of elevation change and unparalleled views along the fairways. The course’s crowning jewel is the famed Cliffhanger hole, where the ball must land on a cliff-side green. An incredible day out for any golf lover!
Panorama Resort features 17 mountain trails for bikers, many of which received refurbishments and reroutes just last year. The terrain is perfect for all experience levels, making it ideal for families. The recent addition of a new top to bottom beginner trail has proved very popular, as well as the brand new intermediate jump line on the Mercy Me trail, and some huge new jumps on the expert Hell’s Bells trail. The resort also has a number of cross country bike trails for those looking to ease into the mountain biking experience.
Every morning during the summer season, guests can sign up for a magical Hatha Yoga class set against pristine mountain scenery. All abilities are welcome, and the class size is limited to ensure the experience is as refreshing as possible. The class takes participants through a wonderful variety of stretches, poses and sun salutations. The instructor, Jody, has 15 years of experience and is totally focused on helping each individual make personal progress.
A UTOPIA FOR KIDS
Kids are very well catered for at Panorama, making it a wonderful choice for families with active little ones. Enjoy a dip in the biggest slopeside pools and hot tubs in Canada, open year round. There are waterslides that prove fun for all ages, and kids will have hours of fun playing here. Add a 25 ft bungy apparatus, an archery range, FunZone bounce house and kids’ club camps and activities… and you have a winning recipe for pleasing the whole family!
Come and experience the wonderful Panorama for yourself with Leavetown! Simply call our experts on 1.877.902.1616 or browse our extensive selection of vacation rentals online if you’d like to consider soaking up some summer sunshine in beautiful Panorama.