Banff: Nature Walking Tour

Banff: Nature Walking Tour

From US$ 37.66 per person

Explore Banff's incredible nature on a walking tour with an expert guide. Learn about the mountain ecosystem, medical plants in the forest, and about bears, bear spray, and wildlife survival.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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  • Discover Banff's best trails thanks to your expert guide
  • See the Bow River's crystal clear waters
  • Marvel at the Rocky Mountains in person
  • Learn about mountain and bear survival from locals
Full description

Discover Banff and its stunning natural surroundings through the eyes of an expert guide on a walking tour. A perfect introduction to the Rocky Mountains, this tour opens your eyes to mountain survival, bear encounters, and how locals have used the flora for medicinal purposes over the years.

Head off on an adventurous and educational nature walk around Banff. You'll learn about how locals survive off the land in the summer and winter months, discovering medical plants in the forest.

Hear first-hand stories and facts on bears, bear spray, and how to live safely among wildlife in the Rockies. Be amazed by the dramatic mountain ranges around you, the verdant forest, and clear lakes.

  • Professional guide
  • Hiking poles (upon request)
  • Ice cleats (when required)
  • Bear spray (carried by guide)
  • Safety equipment (carried by guide)
  • Walking tour
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips (optional)
Not suitable for
  • People with pre-existing medical conditions
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Masks are optional for this activity

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Meeting point

Meet your guide outside the Banff Park Museum's main entrance doors. Please be punctual as the tour departs on time.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • This tour takes place rain or shine
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

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This tour is fantastic and I cannot recommend enough. Our guide was born and bred in Banff and was a fountain of knowledge; as well as being interesting, engaging and friendly. The route was beautiful and we took so many pictures but isn’t too challenging and anyone could enjoy (though there are multiple routes available). There is also lots of nature to see around you that only enriches this experience further. It’s an easy 5 stars for this tour and would recommend to anyone heading to Banff!

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April 23, 2022

Product ID: 407270