Our most recommended things to do in Kananaskis

Jasper: Icefields Parkway Self-Guided Driving Audio Tour

Jasper: Icefields Parkway Self-Guided Driving Audio 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! This 130+ miles-long tour covers the essentials of Icefields Parkway in 2 - 3 Hours. This tour can begin in Jasper or Banff, whichever’s most convenient! The Jasper route begins in the town of Jasper. One of the first stops will be the breathtaking Jasper SkyTram, where you’ll have the chance to ride up the face of a mountain for a bird’s-eye view of the vast landscape unfolding on this journey. Then, you’ll pass a trail that winds into the lush Valley of the Five Lakes. Continuing, you’ll come to Athabasca Falls, a roadside waterfall plunging into an ancient canyon. As you gaze up at the towering peaks of Mount Kerkeslin and Mount Christie, you’ll discover the history of this majestic place, from the First Nations to the daring construction of the Icefields Parkway itself. Your next stops include the serene settings of Wabasso Lake and Horseshoe Lake. Here, nature isn’t just observed; it’s felt. Discover secrets of the surrounding ecosystem, from the tiniest wildflower to the majestic elk. Stop at Goats & Glacier Lookout for exactly what you’d expect: Mountain goats and a glacier! Then, continue and learn about the crucial role of the Canadian Pacific Railway in bridging vast distances across Canada’s wilderness. Soon, the Columbia Icefield Skywalk awaits. This glass-floored observation deck offers unparalleled views and an unforgettable experience of these mountains. With the glaciers beneath your feet, time seems to stand still. Peyto Lake, up next, offers a perfect spot for contemplation. But don’t linger too long, as the historical tales of Hollywood's forays into the Rockies beckon. Then, hear tales of strange World War II experiments amid the icefields and stop at another overlook for a fabulous view of Crowfoot Glacier. Finally, you’ll approach the picturesque Lake Louise, one of Banff’s most iconic attractions. Here, the reflections of the mountains on the pristine water are a reminder of the eternal beauty of nature and the stories it holds. Your tour concludes here. If you begin at Lake Louise, you’ll experience all the same sights, just in the opposite order!

Calgary & Lake Louise: Smartphone Audio Driving Tour

Calgary & Lake Louise: Smartphone Audio Driving Tour

Follow your audio tour guide along the iconic Trans-Canada Highway 1, one of the most exciting drives in Alberta. Start anywhere along the route between Calgary and Lake Louise. The tour experience is the same in any direction. Learn about the discovery of the Banff Hot Springs and admire the beauty of Banff National Park. Hear about Kananaskis Country and other sights at your own pace.  You'll hear about the indigenous peoples, early pioneers, animals, geography and historical events. See & hear about towering mountains, pristine lakes & rivers, wildlife crossings & mountain towns that make this drive incredible. With no time constraints, enjoy the freedom to stop anywhere and take your time exploring. Entertaining audio clips will play automatically as you drive using a live GPS map, and no data is used during the tour. Enjoy a fun audio tour with information and trivia to keep the whole family laughing and engaged along the way. Each point of interest along the way has a multiple-choice trivia question about the sights. Keep score and learn plenty of interesting facts along the route.

Between Banff & Calgary: a Smartphone Audio Driving Tour

Between Banff & Calgary: a Smartphone Audio Driving Tour

Follow your audio tour guide along the iconic Trans-Canada Highway 1, one of the most exciting drives in Alberta. Start anywhere along the route between Calgary and Banff. The tour experience is the same in any direction. Learn about the discovery of the Banff Hot Springs and admire the beauty of Banff National Park. Hear about Kananaskis Country and other sights at your own pace. Hear about indigenous peoples, early pioneers, animals, geography and historical events. See & hear about towering mountains, pristine lakes & rivers, wildlife crossings & mountain towns that make this drive incredible. With no time constraints, enjoy the freedom to stop anywhere and take your time exploring. Entertaining audio clips will play automatically as you drive using a live GPS map, and no data is used during the tour. Enjoy a fun audio tour with information and trivia to keep the whole family laughing and engaged along the way. Each point of interest along the way has a multiple-choice trivia question about the sights. Keep score and learn plenty of interesting facts along the route.

Canmore: 4-Hour Banff Park Safari Drive & Nature Walk

Canmore: 4-Hour Banff Park Safari Drive & Nature Walk

Enjoy a hike in the great outdoors with this tour from Canmore. Appreciate the peace that comes with hiking on breathtaking mountain trails. Get help with your pack and pick up some hiking tips and tricks from your guide. Meet your guide and begin your adventure in the great outdoors. Leave the beaten path behind as you make your way through the wilderness. Try to spot wildlife like white-tailed deer elk, moose, and bighorn sheep. Breathe in the fresh scents of ponderosa pine, Engelmann spruce, and Douglas fir trees as you walk along. Take in panoramic views of the snow-capped Rocky Mountain peaks. Feel secure knowing that your guide has bear spray and a first aid kit. Be motivated as your guide coaxes you through the rougher spots with care and compassion.

Banff/Canmore: Moraine Lake Signature Private Experience

Banff/Canmore: Moraine Lake Signature Private Experience

Start your day effortlessly with our expert tour guides offering a stress-free pick-up from your preferred location in Banff or Canmore. Travel in style and comfort in our spacious vans reserved for your group only. We'll make our way to the iconic Lake Louise (or Moraine Lake, if you prefer to start there). Upon arrival at our exclusive tour parking lot, your guide will provide insider tips and highlight must-see attractions to enhance your visit. Enjoy free time to sit & relax, walk the lakeside, hike up to a stunning lookout, rent a canoe or indulge yourself at the Fairmont Chateau. After immersing yourself in the beauty of Lake Louise, we'll take the short journey to Moraine Lake where you'll enjoy more free time and new exciting options to elevate your experience. Hike up 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 your own private adventure like no other!

Banff: 30 Minute "Spirit Water" Helicopter Sightseeing Tour

Banff: 30 Minute "Spirit Water" Helicopter Sightseeing Tour

Taking off from our Kananaskis base you'll head north, following the eastern edge of the Rocky Mountains. As we get to End Mountain we will turn into the Lake Minnewanka valley, Flying alongside Mt Costigan's Ridges we will follow the Lake Minnewanka shoreline until we're about halfway the length of Lake Minnewanka. once there we will turn into a valley between Mt Peechee and Saddle Peak and back into the mountainous valleys of Kananaskis Country and Banff National Park. We will meander our way past Mt Townsend, South Ghost peak and Old Goat Mountain. Our final view will be of Mt Yamnuska before we land back at base.

Banff: 45 Minute "Sleeping Warrior" Helicopter Tour

Banff: 45 Minute "Sleeping Warrior" Helicopter Tour

Departing fro our Kananaskis base and heading south, you'll fly past Mt Baldy, the first large named mountain on our epic adventure! Once we get deep into Kananaskis Country and past Nakiska Ski resort, home of the Downhill Skiing portion of the 1988 Winter Olympics, we will close to Kananaskis Village. heading towards Mt Galatea, and the mountains nearby Fortress Ski Area, we will cross into the Spray Lake valley and move from Kananaskis Country and into Banff National Park. Turning Left at Cone Mountain, we head to glacial fed Marvel lake and Gloria lake and to the base of Mt Assiniboine, the Tallest mountain in the southern Canadian Rockies. We will cruise over the Assiniboine and Gloria Glaciers at the "Mt Assiniboine Core area" before sneaking our way around Marvel peak and heading towards Spray Lakes. Following the Spray Lake Shoreline we enter the Bow Valley through Stewarts Gap, past Pigeon Mountain and on our way back to the Kananaskis Base,

Canyoning Half Day - Heart Creek - Beginner friendly

Canyoning Half Day - Heart Creek - Beginner friendly

You will meet your guide at the Parking lot there you will receive our mandatory safety briefing and get all the gear you will need for this adventure. After an approximately 45-minute hike from the parking lot to the canyon, you will participate in a rappel workshop where you will have the opportunity to practice some basic rope skills before entering the canyon. The upper section of the canyon can be relatively dry depending on the conditions, providing ample opportunity to practice rappelling and take in the scenery before getting wet in the lower section. Entering this last section, you’ll be rewarded with an incredible 18-meter waterfall and a massive sense of accomplishment. The trip will conclude with a series of fun slides and a hike back to the cars.

Calgary and Vancouver: Smartphone Audio Driving Tour Package

Calgary and Vancouver: Smartphone Audio Driving Tour Package

Embark on an unforgettable journey along the majestic Trans-Canada Highway 1, stretching from Calgary, Alberta to Vancouver, BC. Our audio tour offers four immersive experiences, allowing you to explore at your own pace without any time constraints. With the freedom to stop anywhere, let the scenic beauty captivate you as you drive while the entertaining audio clips play automatically through our live GPS map, all without using any data. The Calgary to Lake Louise tour takes you on a fascinating discovery of Banff National Park, with insights into the historic Banff Hot Springs and the stunning Kananaskis Country. Revel in the wonders of nature as you admire the Rundle, Tunnel, Cascade and Fortress Mountains at your leisure. Continue your adventure from Lake Louise to Revelstoke, as the audio guide brings the drive to life with tales of mountains, rivers, lakes, canyons, and glaciers. Pass by iconic landmarks such as Wapta Lake, Kicking Horse Pass, and Glacier National Park. Explore parks, historical sites, and recreational areas, from the Kicking Horse Pass National Historic Site to the Giant Cedars and Skunk Cabbage Boardwalk Trails. Move on to the Kamloops to Revelstoke tour, where you'll be immersed in the area's natural wonders and history. Enjoy the flexibility to start from either direction as you learn about the Thompson River and its Sockeye salmon. Experience the charm of Mount Ida, Eagle River, Mount Macpherson, and more, while uncovering stories like the Fly Hills Fire and the Last Spike. Follow the route along Highway 1 & the Coquihalla on the Vancouver to Kamloops tour, a breathtaking drive that reveals the beauty of British Columbia. Learn about the Hudson's Bay Company, early explorer James Douglas, and the scenic Fraser Valley. Engage in fun audio clips with multiple-choice trivia questions at many of the point of interests, ensuring entertainment for all ages. Our audio guide ensures a safe and hands-free experience, playing automatically as you approach points of interest. Download the app for offline use and save your data. Whether you start from Calgary or Vancouver, the tour promises an enriching and laughter-filled family-friendly adventure. So, get ready to embark on an unforgettable journey filled with scenic wonders, historical insights, and fascinating trivia, as you explore the breathtaking Trans-Canada Highway 1 at your own pace with our entertaining audio tour guide.

Calgary: Private Transfer to Banff or Canmore

Calgary: Private Transfer to Banff or Canmore

Select your pick-up location at Calgary Airport or a downtown location of your choice. Hop onboard your very own private transfer. We'll drive to your hotel (or another destination you choose) in Banff or Canmore. During your journey, enjoy an included snack. We're always more than happy to share with you my local knowledge, recommendations and any tips to ensure you have the best time in the beautiful Canadian Rockies. We'll part ways at the door of your hotel (or another chosen location) so you can start your trip with the best local insights!

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What people are saying about Kananaskis

Overall rating

3.8
(15 reviews)

Jacob from Canmore Trails and Tales was awesome and so accommodating (originally scheduled in bad weather, so he moved it for us…Plus brought us coupons for rainy day activities😊) While on tour we saw…elk, deer, eagle, and mountain sheep. The only recommendation I would make is to schedule this tour early in your trip as we were given a wealth of information regarding food, shopping, other tours and areas to explore. Great experience! Robin, Raegan, Gage, Cole (Mississippi)

Great tour! Jacob was super accommodating & even moved our tour so that we could have the best possible conditions for the nature walk. He was very informative & helped us track animals including a wolf! It was beautiful, and he helped us take some beautiful pictures. Highly recommend.

It was great. It was as if we had a real guide with us in the car. All the details were interesting. Made our journey so enjoyable and informative. It’s value for money. Thanks.

Good. But some of the attractions are closed due to the weather and winter season. So we didn’t get to see..

It was an amazing day. referring people all the time to come take this tour