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Banff: Horseshoe Canyon Whitewater Rafting Tour

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 pre book a shuttle from Canmore by contacting Canadian Rockies Rafting. You will 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!

From Calgary: Drumheller and Badlands Tour

From Calgary: Drumheller and Badlands Tour

After departing from Calgary, your first stop will be at Horseshoe Canyon, with the stunning views of the valley. Continue to the Hoodoos, where you will hop off the vehicle to enjoy views of these unique sandstone formations. Walk amongst these imposing structures.  Next, visit the Atlas Coal Mine. Designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 2002, your ride will explore the Processing Plant. Stop for a picnic lunch along the way with some great food and some rest before continuing the journey.  Visit the Royal Tyrrell Museum, Canada’s only museum dedicated exclusively to the science of paleontology. Housing a collection of over 130,000 fossils, see mounted dinosaur skeletons including the T-Rex, Stegosaurus, and Triceratops. Look into the "Preparation Lab", where you can watch technicians prepare fossils for research and exhibition. Continue along Dinosaur Trail to Horsethief Canyon and on to the Bleriot Ferry (seasonal). Wrap up the day and relax at Orkney Viewpoint.

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.

Drumheller Tour: Horseshoe Canyon, Hoodoos & CrossIron Mills

Drumheller Tour: Horseshoe Canyon, Hoodoos & CrossIron Mills

Itinerary: Calgary-Badlands-Drumheller-Horseshoe Canyon (30 min)-Royal Tyrrell Museum (Additional fees) & Lunch stop (150 min)-Hoodoos Trail (30 min) - CrossIron Mills Outlet Shopping(120 mins)- Calgary Departing from Calgary, drive along the Queen Elizabeth Highway as it veers eastward. Experience a visual landscape distinct from the national park as you journey towards the breathtaking Horseshoe Canyon. Stand on the edge of this huge U-shaped canyon and observe the beauty and mystery of the Canadian Badlands. The maroon-striped canyon walls reveal the layers of time down to the Cretaceous period when dinosaurs roamed a lush sub-tropical habitat some 70 million years ago. Next, see the rich fossils found throughout the badlands come to life at Drumheller’s Royal Tyrrell Museum (for an additional fee). See the world’s largest dinosaur at this paleontology museum. Check out other nearby highlights along the Hoodoo Trail (Provincial Highway 10). Finally, go to CrossIron Mills Shopping Outlet, which has over 200 stores, restaurants, and entertainment options for everyone to enjoy. Get the chance to enjoy the lowest provincial tax of only 5% in Alberta.

Western Canada Self-Driving Audio Guide English and German

Western Canada Self-Driving Audio Guide English and German

After booking you receive a separate Email from us with the instructions on how to install the app and the guide! You can ignore the "Ticket" Email from Get Your Guide. Please also check your spam-folder for our Email and please get in touch with us if something does not work! Discover the beauty of Western Canada on a self-guided and driving tour. Explore Chinatown, Gastown, Yaletown, the Westend, Stanley Park, and more with an audio guide. You will receive the download instructions after booking. Download the app and start the tour with your mobile phone as your guide. You will pass by Victoria, the capital of British Columbia, and know about nature, wildlife, hiking, activities, culture, and hidden sights of the area. The scenic drive through the Rocky Mountains is one of the key highlights of Western Canada. Drive along the Icefields Parkway and visit Banff, Jasper, Lake Louise, and many more natural highlights along the way. You will uncover the hidden treasures, with in-depth background information about the geography, economy, history, and culture of Canada.

From Calgary: Guided Day Tour to Drumheller

From Calgary: Guided Day Tour to Drumheller

Visit Drumheller on this full-day guided excursion. Explore rugged canyonlands and get up close and personal with fossils and monolithic hoodoo rock formations. After meeting with your guide, depart from Calgary and ride out to Dinosaur Valley. Listen to tales about the incredible array of species that have been unearthed there. When you arrive, head to the visitor center to check out fossils and artifacts gathered from more than 40 species of dinosaurs discovered nearby. Consider expanding your knowledge of prehistoric life and creatures with an optional visit to the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology. Then, proceed to Horseshoe Canyon, where the Red Deer River makes a U-turn in steep, stratified canyons. Cap off your day with up-close looks at the area's towering hoodoo rock formations worn into columns over hundreds of years.

Ghosts of Drumheller: a Smartphone Audio Ghost Tour

Ghosts of Drumheller: a Smartphone Audio Ghost Tour

Listen to our ghostly tour guide Jefferson through your smartphone and experience the haunted history of Drumheller! With 19 spooky points of interest, this easy to walk tour is a fun way to discover Drumheller's lost souls & haunted buildings...if you dare! Your 2.5 km ghostly tour starts and ends in downtown Drumheller. As you tip-toe around this spooky town full of unimaginable rock formations and dinosaur tales, we'll point out old buildings and tell you about the lost souls that remain within. With his permission, Lothar Malmberg’s book, “Drumheller Ghost Walk” has been the source of much of the information for this tour. As a matter of fact, things are often so mystical in these parts, that with a little imagination, you might even begin to question whether the thin line between "what is" and "what once was" even exists here. Hear the interesting ghostly stories behind the final resting place of spirits at the Drumheller Cemetery, and the residents who never left home at the Johnston House. Why the ghost of the Haunted Spa never left and the strange orbs at 3rd Avenue Arts. As you walk along you’ll hear haunted tales involving the Atlas Coal Mine and the mining industry, both real-life and paranormal. We’ll tell you some of the popular legends behind the Star Mine Suspension Bridge and it’s tragedy, the Spanish Flu and how the Water Tower became “ghostly”. Take in beautiful, historical buildings and hear of the shadowy paranormal figures still allegedly there at the Miner’s Memorial Hall, Cactus Jacks Saloon at the Waldorf Hotel, the Last Chance Saloon and it’s haunted Rosedeer Hotel. Discover the strange and popular legend of Chucky at the Valley Doll Museum, the Legion Hall's giggling ghost and the popular tale of a ghost family with A Woman, a Child and a Grumpy Man. Hear about the tragedies and spooky tales at the East Coulee School Museum and what paranormal investigators found. And finally, the last stop is the Central School, now home to the Drumheller Community Church, where ghosts have been seen from as early as 1920!

From Calgary: Canadian Badlands Private Geological Tour

From Calgary: Canadian Badlands Private Geological Tour

Explore Drumheller Provincial Park and the Canadian Badlands on this all-day private sightseeing tour in Alberta. Travel at your own pace with your own group. Visit Horseshoe Canyon and walk among the hoodoos (tall, thin spires of rock), followed by the Atlas Coal Mine. Stop at the Royal Tyrrell Museum, Canada's only museum dedicated to paleontology. Leaving from Calgary, Your first stop will be at Horseshoe Canyon, with unique views of the valley. A quick stop at the Drumheller Welcome Sign then Continues to the Hoodoos, where you will have time to explore and enjoy views of these unique sandstone formations and take Instagram photos in between rocks. Next, visit the Atlas Coal Mine. Designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 2002, Stop for lunch at the town of Drumheller or See the World's Largest Dinosaur Structure. Added Stop will be Little Church of Drumheller and Horsethief Canyon Visit the Royal Tyrrell Museum, Canada’s only museum dedicated exclusively to the Science of Paleontology. Housing a collection of over 130,000 fossils, see mounted dinosaur skeletons including the T-Rex, Stegosaurus, and Triceratops. Look into the "Preparation Lab", where you can watch technicians prepare fossils for research and exhibition.

Banff: Guided Day Trip with Hotel Pickup and Drop-off

Banff: Guided Day Trip with Hotel Pickup and Drop-off

Experience the beauty of Banff on a day tour departing from Banff or Canmore. Set out from the vibrant down and embark on a scenic journey through the awe-inspiring landscapes of the Canadian Rockies. Begin your adventure with a hotel pickup, with a guide providing insight into the region's rich history and natural wonders. As you travel toward Banff National Park, be treated to panoramic views of snow-capped peaks, pristine lakes, and lush forests. Upon arrival in Banff, immerse yourself in the charm of this picturesque mountain town or simply take in the stunning vistas. Explore hidden including Johnston Canyon, Sulphur Mountain Gondola, Vermilion Lake, Cascade Garden, Hoodoos, Surprise Corner, Bow Falls, and more. After a full day of exploration, relax and unwind as you journey back to the original spot, reminiscing about the sights and experiences of your day in Banff.

Canadian Badlands Private Tour

Canadian Badlands Private Tour

One of the things that makes travelling in Alberta such a special experience is that the landscapes are so diverse. Home to the Canadian Rockies, Horsethief Canyon, the Hoodoos, Horseshoe Canyon, and the Alberta Badlands, there is so much beauty in this province and so many things to do in Alberta. If you’re after dramatic landscapes, gorgeous hikes, cool towns, and incredible prehistoric history with dinosaurs, the Alberta Badlands is a great place to go. Collectively referred to as the Canadian Badlands, it stretches more than 35,000 square miles. Two of the most famous places are the town of Drumheller and Dinosaur Provincial Park.

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Overall rating

4.5
(15 reviews)

Fantastic! I wasn’t expecting a private tour. Caroline’s explanation and drive were so nice. The whole trip was excellent, very satisfying including the beautiful scenery. Caroline was knowledgeable, very friendly and patient. Luckily, a very sunny day and Caroline took a lots of spectacular pictures of me. I’m so glad that I had a chance to spend some time with her and I had an incredible experience.

We had a very nice day. We weren't expecting a personal tour. It allowed us to avoid places we had already been. Alex was very knowledgeable. It is a long day but you go to many places .

Very good trip and we enjoyed it very much. This is the best tour I join in Canada. Must joi ntihs tour if you visit Calgary !

Thank you Yongbin haul for being enthusiastic guide and for such a wonderful trip…it was good day at Drumheller!!

Amber was an excellent guide and the Tyrell museum is very well curated and interesting museum of dinosaurs.