Hoodoos Trail: Our most recommended tours and activities

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.

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.

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.

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.

From Calgary: Deep 1 Day Tour in Banff

From Calgary: Deep 1 Day Tour in Banff

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: 1. 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. 2. Pets or Animals are not allowed on the vehicle.

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.

From Canmore: Banff National Park Guided Day Tour

From Canmore: Banff National Park Guided Day Tour

Explore Banff National Park on a guided day tour from Canmore and admire spectacular viewpoints and scenic vistas. Visit 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. Start with pickup from your hotel in Canmore and set off on a 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. 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 with flowers, shrubs, rustic bridges, pavilions, and flagged walks. 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.

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What people are saying about Hoodoos Trail

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(2 reviews)

This was a fascinating day. The Royal Tyrell Museum was superb and the other visits were excellent. Our guide Ian was very knowledgeable and helpful. The picnic lunch was delicious. I would very highly recommend this excursion.

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 .

Banff was great, gorgeous views. The guide was very nice and charismatic, he would always flavor sites with information and give us details about the area. 10/10 guide!

The trip was great and very informative. David did a great job taking care of the entire crew.

It was a great trip with many stops at beautiful places with lunch.