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Icefields Parkway: Smartphone Audio Driving Tour

Icefields Parkway: Smartphone Audio Driving Tour

Discover the incredible Icefields Parkway with this smartphone audio tour between Lake Louise and Jasper. Let your audio guide transform this beautiful scenic drive into a sight-seeing, fact-finding, trivia-answering, family-friendly adventure. With your phone as your guide, start from either Jasper or Lake Louise, and end at the other. Enjoy the same tour experience in either direction. Your audio guide will point out must-see sights, attractions, breathtaking mountains, and glaciers that you pass along the journey. Learn about the area's early pioneers, animals, geography, and the historical events that led to the highway’s creation. Take in the panoramic views of Lake Hector and Bow Lake, and stop for easy trails in Banff National Park. Explore the famous Columbia Icefields and the Columbia Icefields Discovery Center. See the majestic Dolomite and Bow Peaks, Mount Amery, Mount Murchison, and Mount Wilson. Take in the gorgeous Sunwapta Falls where the water flows from the melting Athabasca Glacier. Hear about the people and events that made the area famous like Mary Shaffer Warren, Bill Peyto, George Simpson, and the Palliser Expedition. Easily navigate your tour and enjoy entertainment suitable for all ages. Stay laughing and engaged with your friends or family along the way with trivia fun. Hear fun audio clips that play automatically as you drive using a live GPS map. Try out multiple-choice trivia questions about the sights at each point of interest you pass. With no time constraints, enjoy the freedom to stop anywhere and take your time exploring.

Banff/Canmore: Lake Louise, Moraine Lake & Emerald Lake Tour

Banff/Canmore: Lake Louise, Moraine Lake & Emerald Lake Tour

Meet your guide at the designated meeting point in Banff or Canmore and begin your tour. Discover the iconic beauty of Lake Louise and Moraine Lake (replaced by Marble Canyon in Kootenay, a breathtaking natural wonder from Oct 15 - May 31), each offering breathtaking scenery. After this, we will have a lunch stop (own expense) at the Lake Louise Village or Lake Louise Ski Resort. Then, visit Yoho National Park, admire to spectacular Emerald Lake, and marvel at the Natural Bridge, a stunning geological wonder. Get dropped off back at your pickup point in Banff, Canmore or Calgary at the end of your tour.

Banff: Grizzly Bear Refuge Tour with Lunch

Banff: Grizzly Bear Refuge Tour with Lunch

Get picked up from a meeting point at the Mt Royal Hotel in a modern minibus by your friendly guide. Departing from Banff, head to Takakkaw Falls in Yoho National Park (when access permits), to see Canada's 2nd highest waterfall tumbling 254m (830 feet) in one stretch and 384m (1,260 feet) in total. The falls can be admired from the parking area or from an optional short 0.5km (¹⁄₃ mile) walk on a paved trail from the parking area to the base of the impressive falls. Then, continue on to Kicking Horse Mountain Resort to take an enclosed sightseeing gondola with glass windows. Travel up to 7,700 feet s you admire the panoramic views of the Rocky Mountains, the Columbia River Wetlands, and the quaint town of Golden. At the top, enjoy a gourmet lunch from your choice of menu items with a non-alcoholic beverage and dessert at Eagle's Eye restaurant, Canada's highest restaurant. After a leisurely lunch and enjoying the mountain top views, descend back down the sightseeing gondola, and take a 4-person open-chairlift chairlift partway up the mountain to the Grizzly Bear Refuge, the largest enclosed grizzly bear habitat in the world. At the refuge, meet Boo, a bear with paws the size of hubcaps, a mouth full of sharp teeth, and enormous muscles moving beneath his shaggy fur, in his 20-acre habitat in the Rocky Mountain bush. Hear his personal story and learn about grizzly bear behavior from the knowledgeable guide. Watch him explore, hunt, and forage just like his wild cousins. After the tour, descend back down the open-air chairlift and have a brief stop at stunning Emerald Lake on the return journey to Banff. This tour has a guaranteed grizzly bear sighting or your next tour is free.

Golden, BC: Kicking Horse River Family Rafting with Lunch

Golden, BC: Kicking Horse River Family Rafting with Lunch

Enjoy a family friendly rafting tour on Kicking Horse River. Suitable for kids as young as 4, and anyone who doesn't want to raft on big whitewater. Meet at the rafting base in Golden, BC. Get set up with your rafting gear and the bus will drive you to the river. Raft along 14 km on the calm Upper Canyon of the Kicking Horse River. This trip starts in Yoho National Park and will have you floating through beautiful forests and mountain scenery. There are some splashes, but it's not a big whitewater trip. You have the option to go for a swim if you're feeling up to it and will finish your tour with a riverside BBQ lunch. Choose an item hot off the grill, and from a variety of other snacks and drinks. At the end of your trip, the bus will drive you back to the rafting base where you can get changed and enjoy a hot shower.

Calgary: Moraine Lake, Lake Louise, Emerald Lakes SmallGroup

Calgary: Moraine Lake, Lake Louise, Emerald Lakes SmallGroup

Start with pickup from a centrally-located meeting point in Calgary. Hop on board an air-conditioned vehicle and soak up breathtaking views of the Canadian wilderness. Keep an eye out for local wildlife like black bears and deer along the way. Head to the turquoise lakes of Lake Louise & Moraine Lake ( replaced by Marble Canyon in Kootenay National Park from Oct 15 - May 31). Travel to Yoho National Park of Emerald Lake, which offers spectacular scenery. And natural Bridge where you can capture pictures of this erosion-shaped rock formation that spans the Kicking Horse River. Relax in this serene and picturesque setting. Return to your meeting point with unforgettable memories of the Canadian Rockies.

In-Depth Lake Louise & Yoho N.P & *Moraine Lake Day Tour

In-Depth Lake Louise & Yoho N.P & *Moraine Lake Day Tour

Today you will explore the breathtaking the Lake Louise and Yoho National Park. 【Lake Louise】 This beautiful lake is named after Princess Louise Caroline Alberta. Famous photo-taking location. (Stop for about 2 hours) **Experience Snowshoeing this winter activity - Strap on your snowshoes and beat the snowdrifts. (Snowshoe rental is included/ about 20 minutes) / weather dependent** 【Yoho National Park】 Named for a Cree expression of awe and wonder, Yoho lies on the Western slopes of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. 【Emerald Lake】 It’s the largest lake of the Yoho’s. The color of the water is cause by powdered limestone. (approx. 20 mins) 【Spiral Tunnel】 The construction and extra track effectively doubled the length of the climb and reduced the gradient to 2.2%. (Pass through) 【Natural Bridge】 Sculpted by the erosive forces of rushing water over what had once been a waterfall, the Natural Bridge is a powerful reminder of how much influence water has in shaping the landscape. (approx. 15 mins) 【Moraine Lake/Ten Peaks Valley】 Its waters are the most amazing color, a vivid shade of turquoise that changes in intensity through the summer as the glacier melt. Set in the rugged Valley of the Ten Peaks, Moraine Lake is surrounded by mountains, waterfalls, and rock piles, creating a scene so stunning it almost seems unreal. (approx. 60 minutes) *Moraine Lake open from (Late May or early June to early Oct). If closed, it will be replaced by the Vermillion Lake

Banff: Waterfalls Tour in Banff & Yoho National Parks

Banff: Waterfalls Tour in Banff & Yoho National Parks

Experience a day trip adventure through Yoho National Park and go chasing Canada's most scenic waterfalls with an expert guide. Thrill the adventurer in you, escape the big bus crowds of Banff National Park and learn about the region's best kept secrets. Begin the tour with pickup from your hotel in downtown Banff and head towards the national park in the comfort of a van. Once arrived, follow your guide off the beaten track to experience the epic beauty of the Canadian Rockies without the summer crowds. You will discover the lesser-known but just as incredible Yoho National Park and get to see the non blue waters of Emerald Lake and Canada'as tallest waterfall at Takkakaw Falls. As you go, listen to your guide share stories and local insights with a combination of on road guiding and in-destination solo exploring allowing you to experience each stop at your own pace. Let your guide tailor the itinerary to your group whilst factoring in big bus tour schedules and weather conditions and choose to canoe, hike or simply sit back and watch the world go by under a giant tree.

Canadian Rockies: Self-Guided Audio Driving Tours

Canadian Rockies: Self-Guided Audio Driving Tours

Don’t miss a thing as your favorite audio tour narrator guides you to not-to-be-missed places of interest across Banff, Lake Louise, Yoho, Icefields Parkway and Jasper, along with fascinating stories, tips and directions. Follow the suggested itineraries, or divide the commentary and create your own half, full or multi day sightseeing trips. The Canadian Rocky Mountains National Parks are such an amazing place where the scenery is often almost too good to be true. The National Parks are spread over hundreds of miles, each area with its own rewarding features, attractions and wildlife. Includes: Lake Louise and Yoho (Full Day) Lake Louise is one of the most famous of all the photos to take in the Rockies, with the beautifully coloured lake backdropped by massive, glacier-draped peaks. Moraine Lake is easily as stunning, with 10 peaks surrounding the lake. Be sure to read the information about pre-planning required to visit Moraine Lake. Yoho is the National Park that continues directly west of Lake Louise. Major attractions include Takakkaw Falls, a mighty glacier-fed cascade is the biggest in the Rockies, the serene Emerald Lake, and the Natural Bridge - an awesome display of the power of water. Also make a stop at the Spiral Tunnels to witness some manmade ingenuity. Commentary fills the portion of the drive between Lake Louise and Banff, with Johnston Canyon the most popular stop, and it's your choice whether to drive on the fast Hwy 1, or the slower, scenic 1A - Bow Valley Parkway. Icefields Parkway (Long Full Day) Without any doubt, this is the most scenic drive in the National Parks and has been voted the World's Most Beautiful Mountain Drive. Glaciers that practically touch the road, brilliant blue lakes, and thundering waterfalls dominate the route. And this drive is usually rich with wildlife. Take a full day to enjoy all the stops if driving one way between Banff or Lake Louise and Jasper, or reverse. It is also common to drive from Banff/Lake Louise to the Icefields Centre and then return as a day trip. Jasper (1-2 Days) With wider valleys between its mighty mountain ranges, and a touch lower elevation, Jasper is an ideal environment for wildlife. Drive the loop that visits the pretty lakes that sit on a benchland above the town, effortlessly climb Whistlers Mountain on the TramWay and even share the view with some big horn sheep on Old Fort Point, all close to the town. Then venture further out to the Maligne Canyon and Maligne Lake, the location of the famous Spirit Island cruise. And be sure to soak in the Rockies' hottest springs at Miette. Around Town of Banff (Half- Full Day) There are about a dozen surprisingly impressive things to do around the town of Banff, none more than 20 minutes away. Join the tour loop and follow from place to place with frequent stops for incredible views, waterfalls, mountain lakes and often lucky wildlife spotting locations. Complete the loop with short stops in just a few hours, or plan to spend a day with extended visits to ride the Banff Gondola, cruise on Lake Minnewanka, paddle a rented canoe, or relax on a guided float trip.

From Banff or Calgary: Lake Louise & Yoho National Park Tour

From Banff or Calgary: Lake Louise & Yoho National Park Tour

Begin the tour with a drive from Banff or Calgary, passing by Castle Mountain on the way to Lake Louise. This iconic destination in the Canadian Rockies is famous for its turquoise, glacier-fed lake surrounded by high peaks, and the stately Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise with Victoria Glacier as its backdrop. Depending on the season, visit Moraine Lake, set in the Valley of the Ten Peaks, or the alternative attraction of Lake Minnewanka. After a lunch stop at Lake Louise Village, where you can choose from Grill & Bar Asian or Western Set Lunch options at an additional charge, the tour continues into Yoho National Park. Pass by the historic Spiral Tunnel of the Canadian Pacific Railway, a testament to the hard work and sacrifices of railroad workers. The next stop is Emerald Lake, known for its striking blue-green color caused by sunlight reflecting off the "marl" layer, showcasing extraordinary natural beauty. Conclude the tour with a visit to the Natural Bridge, where a waterfall cascades over the rock formations. Enjoy the serene sounds of nature as you walk along the path leading to the bridge. As a memento, receive luggage tags and a complimentary bottle of water. This tour offers an unforgettable experience of the stunning landscapes and rich history of Lake Louise and Yoho National Park.

From Calgary: Banff & Yoho National Parks Private Day Tour

From Calgary: Banff & Yoho National Parks Private Day Tour

The best of two national parks in the Canadian Rocky Mountain both Banff National Park and Yoho National Park — including Lake Louise, Moraine Lake, Emerald Lake, Natural Bridge, and the towering Takakkaw Falls, on this full day of private sightseeing tour. Discover some of the most awe-inspiring natural scenery of the Canadian Rockies, with so much time to spot some of the area’s diverse wildlife, you won't be rushed to enjoy every moment of the places, Exclusive just for your group means no more waiting for others and we can explore more of the less touristy part of the area. Leaving from Calgary, Canmore, and Banff the tour is a private experience so you don't have to feel rushed at any stops. The first stop will be at the Most Beautiful Place on Earth: British Columbia, Yoho National Park's Emerald Lake, and Natural Bridge spend time taking photos and recording the white noise of the flowing stream of water, then continue to drive to the Yoho Valley to see the towering Takakkaw Falls. Going back to Alberta's Banff National Park, we will stop to see the World's Famous Lake Louise and Moraine Lake. We will have a chance to visit the Town of Banff to end the trip before heading back to your Hotel or Airbnb.

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What people are saying about Takakkaw Falls

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4.3
(90 reviews)

I enjoyed all the historical tidbits and when the guide pointed out mountains and other sites I would not have been aware of otherwise. The multiple choice questions were fun too. I’ve never done something like this before but would definitely do again!

It is a very beautiful route. The time in each place is appropriate. They lend you snowshoes to walk in the snow. During the tour, they play a recording that explains a little about Banff.

Informative and well timed with where we were (as it follows our gps). A bit confusing to load the audio tour but once it was done it was nice to have

We had a great time . The driver (Amman) knows the places well. Highly recommended

Tommy was super nice and a great tour guide ever!!! He is the best!