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Banff: Banff Gondola Admission Ticket

Banff: Banff Gondola Admission Ticket

Climb aboard this iconic 4-person gondola cabin with large windows and relax. During the 8-minute ride to the summit of Sulphur Mountain, take in the views of the town of Banff, Bow Valley, and six different mountain ranges. While on the mountain's peak, be amazed by 360-degree views. Explore the interactive Above Banff Interpretive Center to learn about the early explorers, wildlife, and local area. Included in your ticket is the “Above Banff Theatre” where you soar above mountain peaks and through the Bow Valley on a cinematic journey that spans generations. Along the way you will encounter daring climbers, high-flying skiers and stunning shots of mountain wildlife. Several scenic hiking trails lead away from the summit complex. One of the most popular is the self-guided interpretive Sulphur Mountain Boardwalk to Sanson's Peak and the Sulphur Mountain Cosmic Ray Station, a National Historic Site. For a drink or snack at the top, visit the Castle Mountain Coffee Co.. If you are looking for a full meal, make a reservation at either the Northern Lights Alpine Kitchen buffet-style restaurant or the Sky Bistro, serving elevated Canadian Cuisine. After the sun sets in the winter months (mid-November to the end of March) experience Nightrise - honoring the magic of these sacred mountains. Explore four immersive stations of light, sound and projections spread throughout the summit building - Cosmic Rays, Diamond Dust, Alpenglow and Frosted Waves.

From Banff: Shuttle to Moraine Lake and Lake Louise

From Banff: Shuttle to Moraine Lake and Lake Louise

Book a round-way shuttle between Banff, Moraine Lake, and Lake Louise so you don't need to worry about driving, finding a taxi, or joining the crowds on big buses Ensure you easily visit Moraine Lake, which is closed to public vehicle access in 2023. With this shuttle service, you are guaranteed to visit Moraine Lake easily. Best of all, the voucher can also be used for a further transfer within the same day schedule if there are seats available. The return trip seats are guaranteed if you follow the bus schedule. Below is the designed shuttle schedule: Morning Schedule#1: Banff (8:30 AM) / Lake Louise (9:30 AM to 10:30 AM) / Moraine Lake (11 AM to 12 PM) / Banff (1:30 PM) Morning Schedule#2: Banff (10:30 AM) / Lake Louise (11:30 AM to 12:30 PM) / Moraine Lake (1:00 PM to 2:00 PM) / Banff (3:30 PM) Afternoon Route Schedule: Banff (14:30) -- Lake Louise (15:30 to 16:30) -- Moraine Lake (17:00 to 18:00) -- Banff (19:30) Ticket is for round-way trip. if you want to customize your ride schedule instead of follow our schedules above, please contact us in advance so that we can plan ahead to accommodate your request. In most cases we're able to fit your schedule. Hope you'll enjoy our hassle free shuttle service. For the Banff Departure, please meet us at the bus parking area behind the Mount Royal Hotel. Don't wait in front of the hotel. NOTE: the schedule above is a general guide, bus can be delayed by bad road condition, traffic jam, road construction, unexpected events, bad weather, etc. We do our best to follow the schedule. Based on the transportation regulation, parents or guardians are responsible for providing a car seat or booster if you have any infants or young kids. This tour won't provide any car seats or boosters.

Banff/Canmore: Lake Louise, Moraine Lake & Johnston Canyon

Banff/Canmore: Lake Louise, Moraine Lake & Johnston Canyon

Experience a full-day group tour of Banff National Park’s most iconic lakes, including Lake Louise and Moraine Lake, Vermilion Lakes from Calgary, Banff or Canmore. Embark on the best hiking trail at Johnston Canyon, and explore the highlights of Banff town. After heading to the meeting point in Calgary, Canmore or Banff, meet your local guide and board your air-conditioned van for the day. Drive toward Lake Louise, and enjoy a perfect photo opportunity by the pristine shores of the glacial lake. Continue to Moraine Lake and take in spectacular views of the scenic lake surrounded by mountains. From October 15–May 31, Moraine Lake will be replaced by Lake Minnewanka, another scenic spot. Next, hike a trail at Johnston Canyon to discover the area's picturesque waterfalls (Ice walk with free rental of crampons in winter). Finish the tour by immersing yourself in the charm of Vermilion Lakes and Banff Avenue before getting dropped off at your original starting point.

Banff: Lake Minnewanka Cruise

Banff: Lake Minnewanka Cruise

Admire views of the Canadian Rockies as you cruise on the largest lake in Banff National Park. Get the chance to see sheep, deer, and mountain goats along the shore, and learn about the culture of the indigenous people who used to live in the area from your expert guide. Meet your guide and captain on the boat dock at Lake Minnewanka and begin your adventure. Glide through the crystal clear water of this glacier lake and soak up the views of the mountains and blue sky above you. Keep an eye out for wildlife on the lakeshore, including big-horned sheep, deer, mountain goats, and even the occasional bear. During the cruise, learn interesting facts and stories about the wildlife and vegetation that inhabit the Canadian Rockies from your guides. Dive into the culture of the indigenous people who used to call the area home and hear a lot of entertaining legends of the area.

From Banff: Lake Louise and Moraine Lake Sightseeing Tour

From Banff: Lake Louise and Moraine Lake Sightseeing Tour

Experience Banff’s famous lakes on a guided tour of Lake Louise and Moraine Lake.  Keep your eyes peeled for animals such as deer, elk, and bears on your way, and admire views of Castle Mountain before arriving at the first lake of the day. Hear stories about Banff National Park, its history, and the local animals from your guide. Enjoy a 30-minute visit to Lake Louise. Wander the famous shoreline and take photos of the lake against the backdrop of the mountains and Victoria Glacier.  Admire the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise Hotel from the outside or inside. Explore 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. Enjoy water and maple cookies at one of the scenic stops. After a 30-minute break at the viewpoint, return back to Banff and drop you off at your hotel.

Banff: Sunset and Stars Evening Walking Tour

Banff: Sunset and Stars Evening Walking Tour

Take an evening sunset walk and watch the stars come out while experiencing nature at remote trail locations. Watch a stunning mountain sunset and feel the awe of seeing the first stars appear. Explore Banff National Park like never before and see nature by night. Be escorted by professional mountain guides and see more of the area with the use of headlamps and lanterns. Hike along local trails around Banff and take the unique opportunity to watch the nocturnal world come to life.

Banff National Park: 1-Hour Bow River Horseback Ride

Banff National Park: 1-Hour Bow River Horseback Ride

Start the tour in Banff where you will meet a member of the riding office, who will check you in and provide you a helmet for your ride. From here, walk back outside into the sunshine and meet your trusty horse. Using a step, climb onto your horse under the direction of your guide, and learn some basic horseback riding techniques. Follow your guide along the tranquil Bow River and past the historic Cave and Basin Hot springs - the original birthplace of Banff National Park. This area is home to wildlife in amongst the thick marshes and grassy meadows. Enjoy unspoiled views of the magnificent Rocky Mountains along the way. After 1 hour of scenic horseback riding, return to the stables, where you'll disembark and say goodbye to your horse with some farewell pats.

Banff: Kananaskis River Whitewater Rafting Tour

Banff: Kananaskis River Whitewater Rafting Tour

The Kananaskis Whitewater Tour is a Whitewater Rafting experience that everyone can enjoy. From the playful waves to the scenic landscapes, punching through rapids, to fun filled games on calmer sections of the river; this tour has something for everyone. Don't let this Class 2-3 grade river, fool you, it delivers big splashes with heart pumping hits. We meet at our River Base, or pre book a shuttle from Canmore by contacting Canadian Rockies Rafting. You will be greeted and checkin with one of our awesome team members. We then gear up in the provided wetsuit, helmet, booties, splash jacket and life vest, gather around our demo raft to go over a safety briefing and load the buses for a 5 mins drive to the put in. At the put in you'll meet your fun and trusty guide. Pay close attention as they go over paddling commands and general instructions for your time on the river. Now hop in the raft and let's go rafting! After your full filled adventure you'll be reunited with our buses for a quick 10 min ride back to our River Base to change and grab a refreshing non alcoholic beverage. You'll also be provided the "how to" on where to view and purchase the photos from your tour. Your adventure has now come to an end, if you took our transport from Canmore we are ready to bring you back, if you met us at the River Base you are free to enjoy the rest of your time in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Don't be sad, we will be here whenever you are ready for more fun!

From Banff/Canmore: Moraine Lake & Lake Louise Experience

From Banff/Canmore: Moraine Lake & Lake Louise Experience

Start your day effortlessly with our expert tour guides offering a stress-free pick-up in Canmore or Banff. Travel in style and comfort in our spacious vans as we make our way to the iconic Lake Louise. Upon arrival at our exclusive tour parking lot, your guide will provide insider tips and highlight must-see attractions to enhance your visit. Enjoy up to two hours of leisure time, whether you prefer exploring with newfound friends or venturing out on your own. Choose to sit & relax, walk the lake's edge, hike up to a stunning lookout, rent a canoe or indulge yourself in the Fairmont Chateau. After immersing yourself in the beauty of Lake Louise, we'll whisk you away to Moraine Lake for another two hours of free time and a plethora of exciting options to elevate your experience. Climb the Rockpile for the best views, rent a canoe, wander the lake's edge or sit & relax. As we wrap up our time at Moraine Lake, we'll return to Banff and Canmore, making additional bonus stops handpicked by your guides for added surprises along the way. Don't miss out on this extraordinary journey – join us for an adventure like no other!

Banff: Evening Wildlife Safari Guided Tour

Banff: Evening Wildlife Safari Guided Tour

Go on an evening wildlife safari tour and discover the animals of Banff. Led by your expert guide, experience twilight wildlife encounters.  As the sun sets behind the craggy peaks, the wildlife of Banff National Park become more active in the cool hours before dark. Get the chance to be up close with some of Banff’s wildest residents. Spot an elk sauntering across a clearing or a bighorn sheep grazing in an alpine meadow. Sometimes, you may even see a grizzly bear snuffling through a berry bush.  Have your guide take you on a paved road bus tour where you are most likely to see Rocky Mountain creatures. Learn about how the park protects these animals and their natural habitat from many threats to the ecosystem.

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Our most recommended Banff Hiking

Banff: Banff Gondola Admission Ticket

Banff: Banff Gondola Admission Ticket

Climb aboard this iconic 4-person gondola cabin with large windows and relax. During the 8-minute ride to the summit of Sulphur Mountain, take in the views of the town of Banff, Bow Valley, and six different mountain ranges. While on the mountain's peak, be amazed by 360-degree views. Explore the interactive Above Banff Interpretive Center to learn about the early explorers, wildlife, and local area. Included in your ticket is the “Above Banff Theatre” where you soar above mountain peaks and through the Bow Valley on a cinematic journey that spans generations. Along the way you will encounter daring climbers, high-flying skiers and stunning shots of mountain wildlife. Several scenic hiking trails lead away from the summit complex. One of the most popular is the self-guided interpretive Sulphur Mountain Boardwalk to Sanson's Peak and the Sulphur Mountain Cosmic Ray Station, a National Historic Site. For a drink or snack at the top, visit the Castle Mountain Coffee Co.. If you are looking for a full meal, make a reservation at either the Northern Lights Alpine Kitchen buffet-style restaurant or the Sky Bistro, serving elevated Canadian Cuisine. After the sun sets in the winter months (mid-November to the end of March) experience Nightrise - honoring the magic of these sacred mountains. Explore four immersive stations of light, sound and projections spread throughout the summit building - Cosmic Rays, Diamond Dust, Alpenglow and Frosted Waves.

From Banff: Shuttle to Moraine Lake and Lake Louise

From Banff: Shuttle to Moraine Lake and Lake Louise

Book a round-way shuttle between Banff, Moraine Lake, and Lake Louise so you don't need to worry about driving, finding a taxi, or joining the crowds on big buses Ensure you easily visit Moraine Lake, which is closed to public vehicle access in 2023. With this shuttle service, you are guaranteed to visit Moraine Lake easily. Best of all, the voucher can also be used for a further transfer within the same day schedule if there are seats available. The return trip seats are guaranteed if you follow the bus schedule. Below is the designed shuttle schedule: Morning Schedule#1: Banff (8:30 AM) / Lake Louise (9:30 AM to 10:30 AM) / Moraine Lake (11 AM to 12 PM) / Banff (1:30 PM) Morning Schedule#2: Banff (10:30 AM) / Lake Louise (11:30 AM to 12:30 PM) / Moraine Lake (1:00 PM to 2:00 PM) / Banff (3:30 PM) Afternoon Route Schedule: Banff (14:30) -- Lake Louise (15:30 to 16:30) -- Moraine Lake (17:00 to 18:00) -- Banff (19:30) Ticket is for round-way trip. if you want to customize your ride schedule instead of follow our schedules above, please contact us in advance so that we can plan ahead to accommodate your request. In most cases we're able to fit your schedule. Hope you'll enjoy our hassle free shuttle service. For the Banff Departure, please meet us at the bus parking area behind the Mount Royal Hotel. Don't wait in front of the hotel. NOTE: the schedule above is a general guide, bus can be delayed by bad road condition, traffic jam, road construction, unexpected events, bad weather, etc. We do our best to follow the schedule. Based on the transportation regulation, parents or guardians are responsible for providing a car seat or booster if you have any infants or young kids. This tour won't provide any car seats or boosters.

Banff/Canmore: Lake Louise, Moraine Lake & Johnston Canyon

Banff/Canmore: Lake Louise, Moraine Lake & Johnston Canyon

Experience a full-day group tour of Banff National Park’s most iconic lakes, including Lake Louise and Moraine Lake, Vermilion Lakes from Calgary, Banff or Canmore. Embark on the best hiking trail at Johnston Canyon, and explore the highlights of Banff town. After heading to the meeting point in Calgary, Canmore or Banff, meet your local guide and board your air-conditioned van for the day. Drive toward Lake Louise, and enjoy a perfect photo opportunity by the pristine shores of the glacial lake. Continue to Moraine Lake and take in spectacular views of the scenic lake surrounded by mountains. From October 15–May 31, Moraine Lake will be replaced by Lake Minnewanka, another scenic spot. Next, hike a trail at Johnston Canyon to discover the area's picturesque waterfalls (Ice walk with free rental of crampons in winter). Finish the tour by immersing yourself in the charm of Vermilion Lakes and Banff Avenue before getting dropped off at your original starting point.

Banff: Lake Minnewanka Cruise

Banff: Lake Minnewanka Cruise

Admire views of the Canadian Rockies as you cruise on the largest lake in Banff National Park. Get the chance to see sheep, deer, and mountain goats along the shore, and learn about the culture of the indigenous people who used to live in the area from your expert guide. Meet your guide and captain on the boat dock at Lake Minnewanka and begin your adventure. Glide through the crystal clear water of this glacier lake and soak up the views of the mountains and blue sky above you. Keep an eye out for wildlife on the lakeshore, including big-horned sheep, deer, mountain goats, and even the occasional bear. During the cruise, learn interesting facts and stories about the wildlife and vegetation that inhabit the Canadian Rockies from your guides. Dive into the culture of the indigenous people who used to call the area home and hear a lot of entertaining legends of the area.

From Banff: Lake Louise and Moraine Lake Sightseeing Tour

From Banff: Lake Louise and Moraine Lake Sightseeing Tour

Experience Banff’s famous lakes on a guided tour of Lake Louise and Moraine Lake.  Keep your eyes peeled for animals such as deer, elk, and bears on your way, and admire views of Castle Mountain before arriving at the first lake of the day. Hear stories about Banff National Park, its history, and the local animals from your guide. Enjoy a 30-minute visit to Lake Louise. Wander the famous shoreline and take photos of the lake against the backdrop of the mountains and Victoria Glacier.  Admire the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise Hotel from the outside or inside. Explore 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. Enjoy water and maple cookies at one of the scenic stops. After a 30-minute break at the viewpoint, return back to Banff and drop you off at your hotel.

Banff: Sunset and Stars Evening Walking Tour

Banff: Sunset and Stars Evening Walking Tour

Take an evening sunset walk and watch the stars come out while experiencing nature at remote trail locations. Watch a stunning mountain sunset and feel the awe of seeing the first stars appear. Explore Banff National Park like never before and see nature by night. Be escorted by professional mountain guides and see more of the area with the use of headlamps and lanterns. Hike along local trails around Banff and take the unique opportunity to watch the nocturnal world come to life.

Banff National Park: 1-Hour Bow River Horseback Ride

Banff National Park: 1-Hour Bow River Horseback Ride

Start the tour in Banff where you will meet a member of the riding office, who will check you in and provide you a helmet for your ride. From here, walk back outside into the sunshine and meet your trusty horse. Using a step, climb onto your horse under the direction of your guide, and learn some basic horseback riding techniques. Follow your guide along the tranquil Bow River and past the historic Cave and Basin Hot springs - the original birthplace of Banff National Park. This area is home to wildlife in amongst the thick marshes and grassy meadows. Enjoy unspoiled views of the magnificent Rocky Mountains along the way. After 1 hour of scenic horseback riding, return to the stables, where you'll disembark and say goodbye to your horse with some farewell pats.

Banff: Kananaskis River Whitewater Rafting Tour

Banff: Kananaskis River Whitewater Rafting Tour

The Kananaskis Whitewater Tour is a Whitewater Rafting experience that everyone can enjoy. From the playful waves to the scenic landscapes, punching through rapids, to fun filled games on calmer sections of the river; this tour has something for everyone. Don't let this Class 2-3 grade river, fool you, it delivers big splashes with heart pumping hits. We meet at our River Base, or pre book a shuttle from Canmore by contacting Canadian Rockies Rafting. You will be greeted and checkin with one of our awesome team members. We then gear up in the provided wetsuit, helmet, booties, splash jacket and life vest, gather around our demo raft to go over a safety briefing and load the buses for a 5 mins drive to the put in. At the put in you'll meet your fun and trusty guide. Pay close attention as they go over paddling commands and general instructions for your time on the river. Now hop in the raft and let's go rafting! After your full filled adventure you'll be reunited with our buses for a quick 10 min ride back to our River Base to change and grab a refreshing non alcoholic beverage. You'll also be provided the "how to" on where to view and purchase the photos from your tour. Your adventure has now come to an end, if you took our transport from Canmore we are ready to bring you back, if you met us at the River Base you are free to enjoy the rest of your time in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Don't be sad, we will be here whenever you are ready for more fun!

From Banff/Canmore: Moraine Lake & Lake Louise Experience

From Banff/Canmore: Moraine Lake & Lake Louise Experience

Start your day effortlessly with our expert tour guides offering a stress-free pick-up in Canmore or Banff. Travel in style and comfort in our spacious vans as we make our way to the iconic Lake Louise. Upon arrival at our exclusive tour parking lot, your guide will provide insider tips and highlight must-see attractions to enhance your visit. Enjoy up to two hours of leisure time, whether you prefer exploring with newfound friends or venturing out on your own. Choose to sit & relax, walk the lake's edge, hike up to a stunning lookout, rent a canoe or indulge yourself in the Fairmont Chateau. After immersing yourself in the beauty of Lake Louise, we'll whisk you away to Moraine Lake for another two hours of free time and a plethora of exciting options to elevate your experience. Climb the Rockpile for the best views, rent a canoe, wander the lake's edge or sit & relax. As we wrap up our time at Moraine Lake, we'll return to Banff and Canmore, making additional bonus stops handpicked by your guides for added surprises along the way. Don't miss out on this extraordinary journey – join us for an adventure like no other!

Banff: Evening Wildlife Safari Guided Tour

Banff: Evening Wildlife Safari Guided Tour

Go on an evening wildlife safari tour and discover the animals of Banff. Led by your expert guide, experience twilight wildlife encounters.  As the sun sets behind the craggy peaks, the wildlife of Banff National Park become more active in the cool hours before dark. Get the chance to be up close with some of Banff’s wildest residents. Spot an elk sauntering across a clearing or a bighorn sheep grazing in an alpine meadow. Sometimes, you may even see a grizzly bear snuffling through a berry bush.  Have your guide take you on a paved road bus tour where you are most likely to see Rocky Mountain creatures. Learn about how the park protects these animals and their natural habitat from many threats to the ecosystem.

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Overall rating

4.9
(39 reviews)

I had so much fun during the trip! The guide was amazing, providing all the information we needed and was very professional and informative. However, the driver was a bit nonchalant and not very approachable. We booked a small tour and signed up for a van but ended up joining the bus group because, as the guide mentioned, the trip was almost sold out and they needed to rent coaches to accommodate everyone. It would be helpful if this information was available online to set expectations. Otherwise, it was a very fun tour!

This tour was nothing short of phenomenal. Tristian is an amazing guide; his knowledge of the area is unsurpassed. His love and respect for the beauty of the area is apparent with every story he shares. The beauty of the Icefields Parkway took my breath away. Tristian took us on a couple of hikes and he was so conscientious of the abilities and limitations of each of us in the group. We absolutely loved this tour and would recommend it to anyone!

Our guide Brooke was exceptional. We had to take a different trail because of the weather and she made the best of it. My wife had a problem with her ankle but we took her pace and our guide made sure she was comfortable. The scenic views were great and the extra time our guide took made it so much more enjoyable. All in all, I think everyone had a great time.

A great evening! It was wonderful to be out walking in nature at night and the stars were putting on a good display! Saw lots of satellites too. Our guide was full of fun and interesting facts. Would highly recommend.

Tito did a fantastic job in showing us everything about Banff. We had a great time visiting the lakes and a secret lookout at the end of the trip. It was a memorable trip thanks to Tito and his team.