Banff
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Our most recommended Banff Bus & Minivan Tours

  • From Banff: Lake Louise and Moraine Lake Sightseeing Tour

    1. From Banff: Lake Louise and Moraine Lake Sightseeing Tour

    Enjoy the drive from Banff in a modern minibus after your friendly guide picks you up from the meeting point. Keep your eyes peeled for animals such as deer, elk, and bears as you drive along scenic, winding Bow Valley Parkway. Your guide will share stories on Banff National Park, its history and the local animals on the way. Arrive at iconic Lake Louise after a scenic stop along the Bow Valley Parkway to admire the views of Castle Mountain. Your 30-minute visit at the lake gives you plenty of time to wander the famous shoreline, take photos of the lake against the backdrop of the mountains and Victoria Glacier, and admire the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise Hotel. Next, your guide will take you to Moraine Lake, set in the rugged Valley of the Ten Peaks with waterfalls and rock piles. Enjoy a short guided walk to the famous Valley of the Ten Peaks viewpoint, or relax and take in the lake...

    Wonderful sunny day for the tour. The tour guide Rob was very good at story telling the whole ride there and back. The tour bus goes slowly on the highway which is good otherwise we'd be bounching off our seats.

  • Banff: Evening Wildlife Safari Guided Tour

    2. Banff: Evening Wildlife Safari Guided Tour

    Go on an evening wildlife safari tour and discover the animals of Banff. Led by your expert guide, experience twilight wildlife encounters.  As the sun sets behind the craggy peaks, the wildlife of Banff National Park become more active in the cool hours before dark. Get the chance to be up close with some of Banff’s wildest residents. Spot an elk sauntering across a clearing or a bighorn sheep grazing in an alpine meadow. Sometimes, you may even see a grizzly bear snuffling through a berry bush.  Have your guide take you on a paved road bus tour where you are most likely to see Rocky Mountain creatures. Learn about how the park protects these animals and their natural habitat from many threats to the ecosystem.

    We had a great evening. Our guide had a great sense of humour. He was extremely knowledgeable about the wildlife and area.

  • Banff: Sightseeing, Lake Minnewanka Cruise, & Banff Gondola

    3. Banff: Sightseeing, Lake Minnewanka Cruise, & Banff Gondola

    Join a 6.5-hour tour to learn about culture, geology, and wildlife while exploring the spectacular sights of the renowned mountain town of Banff. Experience some of the most incredible sights and sounds that western Canada has to offer. Visit and learn about Banff, Bow Falls, Tunnel Mountain Drive, Surprise Corner, Hoodoos, and Two Jack Viewpoint. Then, head up the Banff Gondola to the peak of Sulphur Mountain for a 360-degree view. Climb aboard your four-person gondola cabin with large windows, sit back, and relax. During the eight-minute ride to the summit of Sulpher Mountain, take in the views of the town of Banff, Bow Valley, and six different mountain ranges. Set off on an exciting hike across the Sulpher Mountain boardwalk to explore the Sulphur Mountain Cosmic Ray Station, a National Historic Site of Canada. Complete the day with a historical tour of Lake Minnewanka on a lake c...

  • Athabasca Glacier: Columbia Icefield Parkway Tour from Banff

    4. Athabasca Glacier: Columbia Icefield Parkway Tour from Banff

    Get picked up from your Banff hotel in a modern mini bus by your friendly guide. Departing from Banff, your friendly guide will welcome you on the tour with an overview of where you'll be headed as you sit back and enjoy the ride along the Icefields Parkway, one of the world’s most stunning scenic drives. Because you don’t have to navigate or watch the road, this tour lets you to focus on the amphitheatre of mountains towering above as you keep your eyes peeled for wildlife at the edges of the forest. The highlight of the tour is the Glacier Adventure, located approximately halfway along the Icefields Parkway near the border of Jasper National Park. Stop at the Columbia Icefield Glacier Discovery Centre and board a bus that will take you to the specially designed 56-passenger Ice Explorer vehicle. Then, drive onto the Athabasca Glacier that is thousands of years old. After learning abou...

    Rob was fantastic and made our trip so enjoyable. He was very knowledgeable and pleasant. Would highly recommend. Thank you

  • Banff: Winter Wonders Tour with Banff Gondola Ride

    5. Banff: Winter Wonders Tour with Banff Gondola Ride

    Get a classic Canadian wintertime experience in Banff on this tour. Sample some of the most quintessential winter moments in the area — snowshoeing at Lake Minnewanka, walking along steaming thermal waters, and marveling at clean, clear skies perfect for amazing photos. After complimentary pickup at one of the three pickup points in Banff, enjoy a scenic ride and learn interesting facts about the area from your knowledgeable tour guide. Make your first stop at the breathtaking Two Jack Lake, then continue to Lake Minnewanka to experience snowshoeing by this beautiful frozen lake surrounded by snowy peaks and snow-covered fir trees. Next, head to the iconic Cave and Basin National Historic Site. Here, see where the original Banff Hot Springs were found and learn about how Banff National Park began. Continue to the Bow Falls, a dramatic waterfall with a 9-meter (29-foot) drop that offers...

    Awesome tour, My husband and I couldn’t recommend it highly enough. Ellie (our tour guide) was very friendly and professional and went above and beyond to book my husband and I into the SkyBistro (which she didn’t have to do) so that we could have a romantic dinner together,We also left our bags in the bus at the bottom of Sulfur Mountain and our bags were brought to us (which they didn’t have to do) we were so happy she could do this for us. The snowshoe walk on lake minnewanka was jaw droppingly beautiful and after that Ellie made us a hot chocolate which was just perfect. Ellie and Brad (the driver) were funny, knew their stuff and my husband and I are so happy with the tour.

  • Banff: Sightseeing and Wildlife Minibus Tour

    6. Banff: Sightseeing and Wildlife Minibus Tour

    Get picked up from your Banff hotel in a modern minibus by your friendly guide. Get ready for a morning exploring the best viewpoints and historic landmarks in Banff. Along the way, hear how the 11,000-year-old human history of the Bow Valley changed when 3 railway workers rediscovered the historical Cave & Basin hot springs, now a National Historic Site. Learn about the local wildlife and behavior, habitat, and the importance of wildlife management practices in a national park while you keep your eyes peeled for animals such as elk, deer, and bighorn sheep. Spend your time enjoying the sights, taking photos, and participating in short walks to viewpoints, on the many stops of the tour.  During the tour, visit Bow Falls, where many iconic movies from the 1950s were filmed. See water crashing over ancient limestone creating a spectacle of sound and sight. Admire the famous Fairmont Banf...

    Very knowledgeable & fun. . Enjoyed every minute with Rob & Jeff on our second tour.

  • Banff: Johnston Canyon Evening Icewalk

    7. Banff: Johnston Canyon Evening Icewalk

    Get picked up by your friendly guide from the meeting point in Banff, then enjoy the drive in a modern minibus. Take the Bow Valley Parkway to Johnston Canyon, a scenic drive through a wildlife-rich habitat. On arrival at the Johnston Canyon trailhead, your guide will show you how to put on ice cleats over your winter boots, as well as give you some tips on winter hiking. From here, start the easy 1.1km hike with 65m elevation gain to the lower falls, walking along the steel catwalks built into the canyon walls which allows a spectacular view down the canyon walls to the ice and river below. Along the way, your guide will highlight unique features by powerful flashlight and pause for moments of darkness and quiet to foster an appreciation for spending time in the canyon at night. At the turn around point, your guide will illuminate the expanding ice that encases the rushing water. Have...

    Your guide Jeff is amazing!! The whole experience was wonderful :) highly recommend. Very unique

  • Banff or Lake Louise to Jasper: One-Way Sightseeing Tour

    8. Banff or Lake Louise to Jasper: One-Way Sightseeing Tour

    Your full-day mountain adventure commences the moment your friendly driver guide meets you at your hotel or approved accommodation. Your journey through two of Canada's most renowned national parks: Banff National Park and Jasper National Park, starts with incredible views surrounding the town of Banff and a stop at shimmering Lake Louise. After departing Lake Louise, you will travel the Columbia Icefields Parkway, truly one of the most scenic roadways in the world. Take in the magnificent scenery and make several stops along the route to appreciate the region's breathtaking beauty. Along the way, highlights include Crowfoot Glacier, Bow Lake, Petyo Lake, Saskatchewan Crossing, the Weeping wall, the Columbia Icefield and the Athabasca Falls. You will also partake in a delicious picnic lunch at a scenic viewpoint during this journey. At the Columbia Icefields you will take part in a Gla...

    Excellent driver, he tried hard to explain to us in Spanish. It is a tour that helps you get to know many places in a single day but if what you think is that you will stay a good time in each place then it is not the right thing for you. they let you go down between 20 and 25 minutes in each place.

  • Banff: Morning or Afternoon Johnston Canyon Icewalk

    9. Banff: Morning or Afternoon Johnston Canyon Icewalk

    Start with pickup from Banff and travel in a modern minibus along the Bow Valley Parkway to the Canyon. On arrival at the Johnston Canyon trailhead, your guide will show you how to put on ice cleats over your winter boots, as well as give you some tips on winter hiking. From here, start the moderate 2.7 kilometer hike with 135 meter elevation to the Upper Falls. Walk along the steel catwalks built into the canyon walls which allows a spectacular view down the canyon walls to the ice and river below. Along the way you'll learn the clues to how Johnston Canyon was formed and stop at the Lower Falls, where you'll have the option to walk through a natural cave feature for a unique view. At the Upper Falls, enjoy a brief stop on the upper deck with a small refreshment break to enjoy the views. These gigantic pillars of ice are the tour highlight and ice climbers can often be seen scaling th...

    Best way to explore Johnston Canyon is by booking a Tour, we had Great time, it was fun, educational, safe and adventurous tour. Our tour guide Jeff was professional and knowledgeable on the tour. We booked our Tour via Discovery Your. We will definitely go with Discovery Tours on our next adventure. Cheers!

  • Banff National Park: Guided Signature Hikes with Lunch

    10. Banff National Park: Guided Signature Hikes with Lunch

    After being picked up you up from your Banff hotel in a modern minibus by your friendly guide, get ready for a day of exploring the backcountry of Banff National Park on foot. Your guide will give you an introduction to Banff National Park and today's hike as you head towards the trailhead. Choose between 4 hiking routes representing the best trails in Banff: Sundays & Thursdays - Hike to Stanley Glacier; Mondays & Saturdays - Hike to Larch Valley; Tuesdays - Hike to Consolation Lakes; Wednesdays & Fridays - Hike to the Plain of Six Glaciers. Hike to Stanley Glacier Journey through a land sculpted by fire and ice in Kootenay National Park. The trail switchbacks moderately for the first half of the hike, through regrowth from the most recent fire, allowing for unparalleled views down over Vermillion Pass back to Castle Mountain. Follow the trail between sheer towering wa...

    Very knowledgeable guide. The weather was rainy but we did get some nice views. We finished early so the guide asked if we would like to visit a nearby canyon which we did. It was very considerate of him to offer us that/

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What people are saying about Banff

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 56 reviews

The tour was great. They cover lots of different spots. The tour guide was great as well. The only concern I have is with "Get Your Guide" team who mentioned the hotel I stayed is not a pick up place so we walked to the nearest spot in a rainy day but the tour bus came to our hotel looking for us and they mentioned that they cover most of the hotels as their pickup locations. "Get Your Guide" team, please keep that in mind from next time.

Corey was our guide snd we so enjoyed the ride and places he took us! Corey is an exceptional guide! He not only knows the trails, mountains and terrain, he knows about the environment. We thoroughly enjoyed this tour! I highly recommend!

Wonderful sunny day for the tour. The tour guide Rob was very good at story telling the whole ride there and back. The tour bus goes slowly on the highway which is good otherwise we'd be bounching off our seats.

We had a great evening. Our guide had a great sense of humour. He was extremely knowledgeable about the wildlife and area.

Our guide Rob was amazing! Thanks for all the knowledge!