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From Calgary/Canmore: Banff, Lake Louise, Moraine Lake Tour

From Calgary/Canmore: Banff, Lake Louise, Moraine Lake Tour

Explore Banff National Park on a day tour from Calgary, Banff, or Canmore. Experience the magnificence of Lake Louise and Moraine Lake and take part in a remarkable ice walk through the stunning Johnston Canyon, equipped with special ice crampons for an unforgettable experience. Start with pickup from Calgary, Banff, or Canmore. Discover the spectacular highlights of Banff National Park with your knowledgeable guide as you admire the wonderful scenery Admire the wonderful hues of Lake Louise and Moraine Lake. Enjoy plenty of time for perfect photo opportunities and time to soak in the beauty of your surroundings. Embark on a guided ice walk through the Johnston Canyon. After a day of exploration, relax on the return journey to Calgary, Canmore, or Banff.

Banff: Highlights and Wildlife Group Tour

Banff: Highlights and Wildlife Group Tour

Experience many of Banff's highlights on this tour with a focus on viewing wildlife in their natural environment. Enjoy guaranteed visits to Lake Minnewanka, Two Jack Lake, Bow Falls, Surprise Corner, Hoodoos Viewpoint, and Mt. Norquay Viewpoint. Start your wildlife adventure with pickup from select locations in Banff. Enjoy an itinerary carefully tailored by your expert local guide based on each day’s recent wildlife sightings and weather conditions. In addition to the sites mentioned above, you can also expect visits to some of the following locations: Vermilion Lakes, Cave and Basin, Marsh Loop, Tunnel Mountain, and some local secret spots. Learn all about the area from your guide along the way. Get your cameras ready and keep your eyes peeled as you travel through wildlife corridors and seek out bears, elk, deer, coyotes, foxes, bighorn sheep, and more.

From Calgary: Banff National Park Premium Day Tour

From Calgary: Banff National Park Premium Day Tour

Embark on an exclusive journey into Banff National Park from Calgary downtown or Canmore. Explore the Rockies as your expert guide leads the way, uncovering major attractions and hidden gems while maximizing opportunities for wildlife encounters. The expedition begins in a winter wonderland experience at Johnston Canyon (from October to June). Admire the icy spectacle of frozen waterfalls, a picturesque scene offering an enthralling fusion of nature's artistry and rugged canyon vistas. In the warmer months (from June to October), the journey leads to the iconic Moraine Lake, where its azure waters reflect the majesty of the Ten Peaks. Traverse the radiant landscapes to the enchanting Lake Louise, where the glistening turquoise waters and Victoria Glacier serve as a breathtaking backdrop. Banff Town's charm, a vibrant mosaic of culture and modern delights. Capture the essence of nature's symphony at Bow Falls, witnessing the cascading waters harmonizing with the majestic mountains. The vista at Surprise Corner offers an unexpected panoramic view of the Fairmont Banff springs hotel on Sulphur Mountain. (seasonal) The picturesque destination of Lake Minnewanka becomes a highlight during summer months, replacing Bow Falls and Surprise Corner on the itinerary. Its crystal-clear waters mirror the breathtaking landscape, framed by towering peaks. Your extraordinary adventure awaits.

Banff National Park: 1-Hour Spray River Horseback Ride

Banff National Park: 1-Hour Spray River Horseback Ride

Embark on a horseback riding adventure as you breathe in the pine-spiced mountain air. Approach the Bow Falls and enjoy spectacular views. Pass by the famous Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course known as one of the most immaculately manicured courses in Canada. Continue along the edge of the Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course and cross through the waters once more. A partial climb up Sulphur Mountain brings you through a wooded residential area and back to the corrals. Enjoy a unique experience and cross the Spray River. On hotter days, your horse may even decide to cool itself off by splashing water onto its belly. Have an experience unlike anything else.

Lake Louise and Moraine Lake: Small-Group Day Tour

Lake Louise and Moraine Lake: Small-Group Day Tour

•With this tour, you will have exclusive access to the world’s most photographed lake, The Moraine Lake. As you know, Moraine Lake is closed to public driving in 2023 and we are offering the most comfortable way to visit it. No waiting on the lines for hours, feel the privilege! (Between June 1st to October 15th) • You will visit the gorgeous Lake Louise with comfort. It is almost impossible to find parking here any time in summer. Thousands of people turning back from here just because of that. With us, you will enjoy seeing Lake Louise without having any hassle. We have special dedicated parking spots here. •Our experienced local guides are going to welcome you with the warmth of family and add value to your trip with their knowledge about the area. Be ready to hear stunning stories and interesting facts. They take nice pictures too. •You may see wildlife on the way such as black bear, grizzly bear, mountain goat, deer, elk from vehicle with safe distance. No, we are not going to feed them :) •Small group guaranteed! Enjoy the comfort of being in a small group and travelling like a family. Feel the great Canadian hospitality in this tour. •You will be visiting the all the gorgeous must-see places in Banff National Park in one day. •This tour starts from Calgary, Canmore, Banff.

Banff: Wildlife and Sightseeing Minibus Tour

Banff: Wildlife and Sightseeing Minibus Tour

Get ready to explore the best of Banff, as you discover the history of the Bow Valley. Be picked up from your hotel in a modern minibus by your guide, and start your 3-hour experience. Learn about local wildlife while you keep watch for elk, deer, and bighorn sheep.  Visit Bow Falls, where many iconic movies from the 1950s were filmed. See the famous Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, known as the Castle of the Rockies. Stop at Lake Minnewanka, and learn the importance of wildlife management practices from your expert guide. Be amazed by iconic views from Surprise Corner and the Hoodoos Lookout. There will be plenty of stops along the route for you to enjoy the sights, snap photos, and walk to incredible viewpoints. At the end of your tour you'll be dropped off back in Banff.

Banff National Park: Self-Guided Scenic Driving Tour

Banff National Park: Self-Guided Scenic Driving Tour

Start by downloading the Action Tour Guide app, which will function as your personal tour guide, audio tour, and map. Purchase one tour per car, not per person. Everyone listens together! Note: This 22+mile-long tour covers the essentials of Banff Townsite in 2-3 hours. Once downloaded, your tour begins in the heart of the Banff Townsite. From there, you'll meander along the Bow River towards the mighty Bow Falls, a natural spectacle you won’t want to miss. Next, you'll head towards the iconic Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, also known as the "Castle in the Rockies." Learn about its rich history, spanning over a century, and how it became a symbol of Banff National Park. From there, take a leisurely drive against the stunning backdrop of Cascade Mountain before reaching the shores of Lake Minnewanka. Here, you’ll uncover legends of this lake both ancient and contemporary. Next, pass the abandoned mining site of Bankhead while you make your way toward Mount Norquay. Finally, you’ll drive up a gorgeous mountain road to the Mount Norquay Lookout, where hiking trails and dining options await you. Your tour concludes here.

Banff Gondola/Upper Hot Springs, Johnston Canyon Banff Town

Banff Gondola/Upper Hot Springs, Johnston Canyon Banff Town

Experience the best of Banff National Park in one day on a bus tour from Calgary. Choose your itinerary and start your day by ascending Sulphur Mountain aboard the Banff gondola at your own expense for breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding peaks and valleys. Alternatively, relax and rejuvenate at Banff's natural hot springs at your own expense, soaking in the mineral-rich waters surrounded by stunning mountain vistas. For some history, head to the Cave and Basin National Historic Site and learn about the park's past and its significance to Canada's national parks system. For an extra dose of nature, visit the iconic and thundering Bow Falls and Surprise Corner's viewpoint. Add a leisurely shopping spree and lunch at your own expense in the charming town of Banff, known for its quaint shops, galleries, and delicious dining options. Conclude your day with a visit to Johnston Canyon and hike along the canyon's edge, marveling at its stunning waterfalls and turquoise pools, before heading back to Calgary.

From Calgary: Banff, Moraine Lake and Lake Louise Tour

From Calgary: Banff, Moraine Lake and Lake Louise Tour

Head out of Calgary and let your guide and driver bring you to Banff National Park. One there, discover the stunning turquoise waters of Lake Louise, surrounded by majestic peaks and dense pine forests. Visit the frozen lake in winter, and see Bow Falls and the Banff Viewpoint, as well as the Rocky Mountains. Next,(in summer time) visit moraine Lake one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. And then Bow Falls, situated just a short distance from the vibrant town of Banff. The viewing platforms offer the perfect vantage point to observe the falls in all their glory. Whether you're taking a leisurely stroll, embarking on a photography expedition, or simply seeking a moment of tranquility, Bow Falls delivers an experience that's both invigorating and contemplative. In the days other than summer, when moraine Lake is closed, in this tour you will go to one of the most beautiful canyons in the region called Johnston Canyon and you will have a half-hour hike to the lower Falls and on the way you will enjoy the beauty of this trail and then you will see the majestic waterfall. Continue to the Banff Viewpoint, also known as the Banff Viewpoint Overlook or Banff Lookout, which is a must-visit location for anyone exploring the stunning Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada. This viewpoint offers an unparalleled opportunity to soak in the breathtaking beauty of the Canadian Rockies and the charming town of Banff itself. You will have a stop in the city of Banff where you will have your lunch and you can buy gifts for yourself or your friends and family from dozens of Banff gift shops. Then you will visit Hoodoo Trail, which is one of the most beautiful valleys in this region, with beautiful mountains and the amazing River in front of you. After having your fill of stunning nature, sit back and relax on your drive back to your starting point in Calgary with a lots of memories.

From Banff/Canmore: Guided Day Tour in Banff National Park

From Banff/Canmore: Guided Day Tour in Banff National Park

Explore Banff National Park on a guided day tour and discover some of the most spectacular viewpoints and scenic vistas. Discover some of the most popular areas of the park as well as a variety of lesser-known viewpoints and natural landmarks with the expertise of your guide. Meet in central Banff and set off on a full day of exploration in Banff National Park. Visit Johnston Canyon and discover a popular hiking trail that follows the canyon and leads to a meadow within the Johnston Valley above. Admire the Ink Pots, which are six blue-green spring-fed pools. Then, head to Vermilion Lakes, located immediately west of Banff in the Canadian Rocky Mountains in the Bow River valley at the foot of Mount Norquay. Keep an eye out for native wildlife and take in the breathtaking scenery. Head to the Cascades of Time Garden which spreads out behind Banff National Park's historic administration building at 101 Mountain Ave. Discover a geological sequence of cascading ponds and water courses provide the garden’s namesake and is highlighted with flowers, shrubs, rustic bridges, pavilions and flagged walks. You will also take some time to explore the beautiful town of Banff which is well known as the heart of Banff National Park. You can also take the Sulphur Gondola and discover sweeping scenes of six mountain ranges, the Bow Valley, and the town from the Sulphur Mountain summit. Stop at Bow Falls which rumble about 30 feet over a low-gradient pitch of channeled bedrock, providing a short turbulent interrupt of the cerulean waters of the Bow River. Visit Surprise Corner which is named for its spectacular views when viewed from Buffalo Street, an excellent place for photos. At the end of your tour, return to Banff with drop-off in the center of town. Note: The guardians are required to provide the car seats or boosters if you have any infants or young kids based on the transportation regulation and this tour won't provide any car seats or boosters.

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Fantastic adventure. BEN was amazing for being new in the role and Larry the bus driver was a hoot! Great stories to share. The mountains are amazing and this tour made it easy to get to and stress free in dealing with traffic and parking.

Great way to see the popular sites when traveling solo. Met so many wonderful people. Your guide was exceptional, knowledgeable and accommodating to everyone on the tour. Magical experience to see Banff in such a has free way!

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.

It was a great trip. Tito is super nice and you can tell he really enjoys giving these tours. 100 % recommended.

it was amazing.. all it was nature beauty which attracted