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Banff: Kananaskis River Whitewater Rafting Tour

1. 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 hop on our complimentary shuttle from Canmore, where you'll 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 Round-Trip Shared Transfers

2. From Banff/Canmore: Moraine Lake Round-Trip Shared Transfers

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!

From Banff: Johnston Canyon and Lake Louise Winter Tour

3. From Banff: Johnston Canyon and Lake Louise Winter Tour

Head out on a Canadian winter journey and discover Banff's highlights, including Johnston Canyon, Lake Louise, the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, and more. Sit back in comfort in your van and let the breathtaking panoramic views speak for themselves. In the morning, head to your first stop by Two Jack Lake to capture some photos, then head to Lake Minnewanka. During winter, you have a higher chance of seeing the magical phenomena of icy bubbles (winter only) at Lake Minnewanka. Next, make your way to Johnston Canyon, Banff National Park's most popular hiking destination, to see spectacular frozen waterfalls. Enjoy ice walking in the amazing Johnston Canyon, with your free borrow of Rivet crampons. In the afternoon, continue on to another enchanting winter wonderland in the Rocky Mountains: Lake Louise. Nestled against the Victoria Glacier, every year from January to April, the grand Ice Magic Festival takes place here. Artists and ice enthusiasts from around the world gather to create a beautiful fairytale world through magnificent ice sculptures. Marvel at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise that resembles a scene from a painting, with snow-capped mountains and lake reflecting each other. If the weather cooperates and the conditions are good, take the opportunity here to enjoy the fun activity of snowshoeing with the complimentary use of snowshoes (winter only). Then go to the famous Vermilion Lake. The hot springs at the bottom of the lake and the mist surrounding it reflect the majestic mountains making the lake a well-known photography spot. After that, return to Banff Town, known as the "soul of the Rockies". Stroll around the century-old town full of 19th-century architectural features, look for local shops on Banff Avenue, and end the day's journey in a leisurely mood.

Banff: Morning Whitewater Rafting Tour in Horseshoe Canyon

4. Banff: Morning Whitewater Rafting Tour in Horseshoe Canyon

Embark on an exciting rafting trip through class 3-4 rapids and with big waves meaning you will get soaked and have lots of fun. During the 4 hour experience, you will spend 1.5 - 2 hours on the river, exploring the pristine waterways of the Kananaskis River. Along the way, keep your eyes peeled for local wildlife sightings and enjoy the stunning outdoor beauty of the Horseshoe Canyon section of the Bow River. Get fitted with your wetsuits and other safety equipment, be transported in a comfortable bus a short distance to the starting point on the Bow River. Here, your guides will go through safety instructions and paddle techniques ready for your time on the river. Then it's time to jump aboard to start your journey. Admire the views during calm parts of the river and learn from your guide as they lead the group through different paddling techniques. Make sure to watch for the area’s local wildlife, including eagles soaring above and deer strolling along the river banks. Then, the river comes to life, kicking up a series of frothy rapids that will get your heart pumping. Hang tight and listen for your guide's instructions as he helps you navigate the whitewater through the shale cliffs. At the midway point, stop for an optional cliff jump into the glacier-fed waters of the Bow River. Depending on your adventure level you can choose from a medium or a big cliff jump, or simply enjoy watching the others take the plunge. After the thrill of cliff jumping, continue rafting until you reach the endpoint. Return to the river base for high fives, snacks, and optional return transport. This tour operates from mid May to early September.

From Banff/Canmore: Moraine Lake and Lake Louise Transfer

5. From Banff/Canmore: Moraine Lake and Lake Louise Transfer

Reserve this shuttle service and guarantee easy access to Moraine Lake and Lake Louise in Banff National Park. Enjoy a round-trip transfer service from Canmore and take the stress out of your travel plans. Meet at 1 central point in Banff or 2 central points in Canmore and board the spacious, high-roof vehicle which will take you to Banff National Park. Relax on the journey to the national park and admire the views along the way. Be dropped off at Moraine Lake and Lake Louise and take some time to snap stunning photos of the vibrant blue waters. Enjoy 1 hour of free time to explore each. Afterward, board the bus for the return journey to Banff/Canmore, with drop-off in the center of town.

From Calgary: Banff National Park Premium Day Tour

6. From Calgary: Banff National Park Premium Day Tour

Embark on an exclusive journey into Banff National Park from Calgary's downtown, enveloped in comfort. Explore the Rockies as your expert guide leads the way, uncovering major attractions and hidden gems while maximizing opportunities for wildlife encounters. The expedition commences amidst Calgary's vibrant heart, setting forth on 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, inviting serene moments amidst stunning mountain vistas. Traverse the radiant landscapes to the enchanting Lake Louise, where the glistening turquoise waters and Victoria Glacier serve as a breathtaking backdrop. Then, delve into 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 or intricate ice formations, harmonizing with the majestic mountains. The vista at Surprise Corner offers an unexpected panoramic embrace of Fairmont Banff springs and soaring peaks. 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. Return back to Calgary with hearts filled with laughter, tales, and cherished memories. Your extraordinary adventure awaits.

From Calgary: Banff National Park Day Trip

7. From Calgary: Banff National Park Day Trip

The Canadian Rockies are an amazing place to explore, It's breathtaking scenery is sure to wow the most demanding taste in the world. Not your typical day tour, this feels as if you are on a quest for the most amazing places in Banff, live it! This experience is 10-11 hours long from the moment you are picked up at any of the listed locations in Calgary, Canmore or Banff, until the time you are brought back at your original meeting place. You will experience the area with your guide, and will also have time to explore on your own. You will have plenty of time to shop and taste the local flavours at the Town of Banff where you just might come across Bigfoot, aka Sasquatch! Our stops will include all the main tourist attractions such as Lake Minnewanka, the Town of Banff, as well as a scenic area of Kananaskis Provincial Park. However, the best places are our secret favourite spots and the stops here and there in between each destinations. One of these stops is at Surprise Corner to enjoy the views of the Banff Springs Hotel and Sulphur Mountain. Lake Louise will definitely show off its natural glamour, and the many sights along the way will help to create a lifetime memory. From mid June to mid October you will stop at the spectacular and must see Moraine Lake! This is our favourite summer lake in all of the parks, you'll feel as if you are seeing heaven on earth! During the winter months we'll stop at Two Jack Lake so you can walk on this frozen waters and get a picture worth a million words! There are many activities in the area that you can also do while at Lake Louise, such as hiking, walking on the lake shore, renting ice skates or riding a horse sled in the winter months, or rent a canoe during the summer months. And of course you can just enjoy the majestic view at your own pace, maybe even find the inspiration for that novel you've been thinking of writing. Who's coming? You will be traveling in with a small group of 8 to 12 people who share the desire to visit the most majestic destinations in the park. We will adapt and adjust our stops according to traffic, weather, wildlife sightings. If you like to be dropped off in Banff or in Canmore when the tour ends, you don't have to come back to Calgary. Just text us to see if we have room for your luggage. This experience is about wowing you all day! So bring your phones and cameras fully charged as you might spot some of the local wildlife, a sunset, or you might hear a sound you never heard before, you never know... The reviews are real, the photos are without filters and the fun never stops, so come join this incredible day trip adventure! By the end of the day you will feel as if you spent the day with family you didn't know you had. This is not a touch and go kind of day, we promise you a good night sleep, good times and fun times year round!

Banff: Horseshoe Canyon Whitewater Rafting Tour

8. Banff: Horseshoe Canyon Whitewater Rafting Tour

The Bow River Horseshoe Canyon Whitewater Tour is not for the faint of heart. With a river rating of Class 2-4, the Horseshoe Canyon offers big waves, hard hits, and a whole lot of excitement. From the steep shale walls to the surging glacial waters, with big hits and optional cliff jumps (8ft & 30ft) the Horseshoe Canyon will satisfy the itch for adventure you were looking for. We meet at our River Base, or hop on our complimentary shuttle from Canmore, where you'll be greeted and checked-in 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 15 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 fun filled adventure you'll be reunited with our buses for a quick 15 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!

Calgary Airport Transfer to Canmore, Banff and Lake Louise

9. Calgary Airport Transfer to Canmore, Banff and Lake Louise

Enjoy a safe and reliable shared transfer between Calgary Airport and the areas of Banff and Lake Louise. Travel safely with ease in a licensed vehicle with a professional driver and get to your destination conveniently and safely. Benefit from air-conditioned vehicles maintained to high hygienic standards. Let your driver navigate you through the traffic smoothly. Enjoy a hassle-free ride without worrying about hotel shuttles or expensive taxis. Be transferred between your hotel and the airport in Calgary, and enjoy the views of the majestic Canadian Rockies as you drive.

Calgary: Glaciers, Mountains, Lakes, Canmore & Banff

10. Calgary: Glaciers, Mountains, Lakes, Canmore & Banff

See the best of Banff, in style. The day will be filled with stunning glacial lakes, mountain views, history, fun stories, incredible photo opportunities, a bit of humour, and maybe a game or two. It will be a day to remember for years to come. Begin your mountain adventure the minute you get picked up at your hotel/lodge in Calgary, Canmore or Banff. This is not a touch-and-go tour, you will have time to explore with our guide as well as on your own. All destinations will be reached based on the best possible time, meaning fewer crowds, better weather conditions, and traffic flow, so you can enjoy the park the way you always imagined. Our stops will be breathtaking, to say the least: Winter/Fall/Spring: Canmore, once a coal mining town, but now a must-visit place due to its charming boutique shops, art galleries, friendly locals, and delicious flavours. Stop for a few minutes to pick up your delicious lunch to go (included). You might also see some wildlife on our way here. Then head to Lake Louise, surrounded by majestic peaks, nearby glaciers, and the famous Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. You'll have time to ice skate, take a horse sled to the end of the lake during the winter months, take that perfect photo you've always wanted with the yellow colours of fall, or simply enjoy a cup of hot chocolate by the lake. Go visit the Peyto Lake Lookout, the newly upgraded viewpoint which truly offers the best views of this glacier-fed lake. You will see why this is one of the most photographed lakes in all of Canada. Then discover Bow Lake, one of the largest and deepest lakes in Banff. If you like nature and love to take photos of stunning unique places, you'll love the possibilities here. See Icefields Parkway, one of the most beautiful drives in the world. You'll see glaciers, lakes, wildlife, and mountains, a very scenic road. Then explore the town of Banff, a popular and must-do stop in the Canadian Rockies. This charming and picturesque stop will be your last stop. Enjoy the souvenir shops, sit down and relax, or visit a museum while you're here. We will also stop at a couple of our favourite secret spots, you don't want to miss this. You will be dropped off at your original pickup location or at one of our listed stops if you prefer (check with your guide) to finish your epic day of adventuring. If you would like to stay in the towns of Canmore or Banff once your tour has ended, get dropped off at your hotel/lodge as part of our deluxe services at no additional cost to you. From June until the end of Septemberbeginning of October, everything above plus Moraine Lake ─ the place everyone wants to see and experience during the summer months when it opens. Located in the Valley of the Ten Peaks, this lake feels surreal, we will spend enough time here to make sure you live it to the max.

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4.6 / 5

based on 110 reviews

The day trip was amazing! The tour guide was incredibly knowledgeable and had a fun, positive attitude. It’s a good way to see all the sights in the area in one go. And the sights are breathtaking. Highly recommend, couldn’t fault a thing.

PERFECT way to explore Banff in a day. Tito was an amazing guide. He’s very knowledgeable, passionate about the area, gave us some useful tips, and has a friendly approach. I totally recommend this trip!

The day trip was great. We received a lot of information and also had a lot of fun. Thank you so much Tito, keep it up! 👍

Perfect day to see Banff! Guide was great, itinerary was organized and time is on the dot ☺️

It's so great~!!!! I think Tito is very perfect guide!!