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From Banff: Lake Louise and Moraine Lake Sightseeing Tour

1. From Banff: Lake Louise and Moraine Lake Sightseeing Tour

Enjoy the drive from Banff in a modern minibus after your friendly guide picks you up from the meeting point. Keep your eyes peeled for animals such as deer, elk, and bears as you drive along scenic, winding Bow Valley Parkway. Your guide will share stories on Banff National Park, its history and the local animals on the way. Arrive at iconic Lake Louise after a scenic stop along the Bow Valley Parkway to admire the views of Castle Mountain. Your 30-minute visit at the lake gives you plenty of time to wander the famous shoreline, take photos of the lake against the backdrop of the mountains and Victoria Glacier, and admire the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise Hotel. Next, your guide will take you to Moraine Lake, set in the rugged Valley of the Ten Peaks with waterfalls and rock piles. Enjoy a short guided walk to the famous Valley of the Ten Peaks viewpoint, or relax and take in the lake from the shoreline. After a 30-minute stop here, your guide will transport you back to Banff and drop you at your hotel.

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Calgary: 3-Hour Sightseeing Bus Tour

2. Calgary: 3-Hour Sightseeing Bus Tour

Explore Calgary and its landmarks, from the Calgary Tower and Heritage Park to the famous WinSport's Canada Olympic Park. Travel through the city while discovering how the Calgary Stampede, the 1988 Winter Olympics, and the railway helped to create this cosmopolitan city. Discover city sights such as Calgary City Hall, Olympic Plaza, Telus Spark, Calgary Zoo, East Village, Studio Bell, Stampede Park, Lougheed House Shopping Areas, Heritage Park Historical Village, Canada Olympic Park, Crescent Hill Peace Bridge, Downtown Calgary, Chinatown and Calgary Tower. This tour includes 3 brief stops, allowing for photo opportunities and additional commodity of the sights. At the end of the tour, you will be retuned to the base of the Calgary Tower.

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Canmore: 3-Hour Canyons and Cave Paintings Hiking Tour

3. Canmore: 3-Hour Canyons and Cave Paintings Hiking Tour

Embark on a hiking tour by meeting your guide at Rotary Friendship Park. From there, depart on a short 15-minute drive to the trailhead (vehicle required).  Explore the narrow-walled creek bed which twists and turns for many kilometers. Reach a fork in the creek bed as the smooth limestone walls get steeper and steeper. Head right to see a glistening waterfall.  Discover ancient, indigenous pictographs hidden in the cave walls and learn about the history that has almost been lost in time. The tour is offered in the summer and winter.  In the winter, ice cleats and hiking poles are supplied. Exploring the canyon in the winter is a very unique and rewarding experience. Go deep into the canyon with your ice cleats allowing you to go into more unexplored areas.

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Banff: Private Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride

4. Banff: Private Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride

Embark on a ride on a horse-drawn carriage to explore the main sights of Banff in a fun, romantic, and authentic way. Each carriage can hold up to 6 passengers. Choose from 3 regular tours from downtown Banff. The Downtown Banff carriage ride is a 15-minute ride that takes you through the town and along the Bow River. Pass by many of the original homesteads of Banff, each having a story to tell. From the Bow River, pass by Banff’s Central Park and back onto Banff Avenue for your return to downtown. The Bow River carriage ride is a 30-minute ride that takes you over the Bow River and past the Indian Trading Post onto one of Banff’s prestigious residential streets. Follow the Bow River and loop back to downtown, crossing the Bow River again before returning to downtown Banff. The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel ride is a 1-hour carriage ride along the Bow River and past Central Park. Continue over the Bow River, past the Luxton Museum, and past the world-famous Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel.

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Banff: Lake Louise & Moraine Lake Evening Tour with Dinner

5. Banff: Lake Louise & Moraine Lake Evening Tour with Dinner

Get picked up from your Banff hotel in a modern minibus by a friendly guide. Drive along the scenic, winding Bow Valley Parkway as you keep your eyes peeled for animals such as deer, elk, and bears through this wildlife-rich habitat. Before heading to these famous lakes, stop for a delicious early dinner at the Baker Creek Bistro. This charming restaurant offers authentic Canadian cuisine from locally and regionally sourced ingredients in a warm log cabin ambiance complete with a roaring fireplace. After dinner, continue to Lake Louise, one of the most famous lakes in the Canadian Rockies. With a full hour to explore this stunning mountain lake, choose to take a guided shoreline walk, or simply explore and soak in the views with the Victoria Glacier as the perfect backdrop. Be sure to visit the famous Fairmont Chateau hotel while at Lake Louise, where you can explore this 100-year-old hotel or simply enjoy a drink overlooking the lake. Lastly, head to Moraine Lake, a glacier-fed turquoise gem set in the rugged Valley of the Ten Peaks. With a 30 minute stop, there's plenty of time to wander along the shoreline or walk to the famous viewpoint of the Valley of the Ten Peaks before you return to Banff.

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Calgary: Heritage Park Historical Village Admission Ticket

6. Calgary: Heritage Park Historical Village Admission Ticket

Complete your trip to Calgary with a visit to the Heritage Park Historical Village. Spend an incredible day at a 127-acre living history museum. Explore the historic buildings and antique machinery, ride authentic attractions, interact with costumed improvisational actors, learn about the history of Western Canada and have lots of fun. The park encompasses 4 distinct areas that you can reach by train or by feet: • 1880s Pre-Railway Settlement • 1860s Fur Trading Fort and First Nations Encampment • 1900s Living Historical Village • 1930s to 1950s - Heritage Town Square Each area is full of exciting things to see and do, taking you back in time to the early days of Western Canada's history. Visit the exhibitions of Calgary's Electric Streetcar System, Standard Gauge Railway, Gasoline Alley Museum with an impressive vintage car collection, Hudson's Bay Company Fur Trading Fort and many others. Explore inside the historical homes and saloons, see a blacksmith in action, visit the farm animals in the Ranch Area, and much more. Don't forget to ride the antique midway rides, including the Ferris Wheel, Bowness Carousel, the Caterpillar and the Whip - the world's first thrilling attraction. Finish your day by riding the S.S. Moyie paddle-wheeler boat or take a horse-drawn wagon tour. Food and drinks are available in various locations throughout the park, along with several shopping opportunities to find the perfect souvenir.

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What people are saying about Alberta

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 16 reviews

If you’re fortunate to have Heidi as your tour guide, then you will have the BEST time. All the laughs (she’s hilarious), so much new and interesting info, and of course the views were amazing. If you’re coming to Banff you have to take this tour, you won’t regret it (unless you don’t have Heidi)!

This was an awesome tour! Andrew was very knowledgeable and treated us to the history and interesting facts of the area as we were driving. Lake Louise and Lake Moraine were breathtakingly beautiful. Highlight was the rock climb at Lake Moraine, stunning views. Highly recommend this tour!

Wonderful sunny day for the tour. The tour guide Rob was very good at story telling the whole ride there and back. The tour bus goes slowly on the highway which is good otherwise we'd be bounching off our seats.

First time in Banff, Heidi was our tour bus driver & guide. She was full of knowledge and has an excellent personality.

We had a great time, and the guide was very informative