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From Banff: Mountain Lakes and Waterfalls Full-Day Tour

1. From Banff: Mountain Lakes and Waterfalls Full-Day Tour

Discover soaring mountains, emerald lakes, and breathtaking waterfalls on a full-day tour of the Canadian Rockies. Visit the most spectacular places in Banff and Yoho National Parks to explore the awe-inspiring scenery. Travel through the Canadian Rockies in a comfortable bus, as you learn about the area from your knowledgeable guide. The tour will take you to Lake Louise, Moraine Lake, and Emerald Lake to admire the incredible landscape. Enjoy some free time at each of the lakes to stroll along the shore, or sit by the water and soak it all in. From October to June, when the road to Takakkaw Falls and Moraine Lake is closed due to snow, alternative stops will be made. These might include the Bow Valley Parkway, Johnston Canyon, Marble Canyon, or the Natural Rock Bridge. During the tour you’ll stop for lunch at the historic lodge in Yoho National Park.

Banff: Eat the Castle Food Experience at Banff Springs Hotel

2. Banff: Eat the Castle Food Experience at Banff Springs Hotel

Meet your guide inside the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel and begin with a welcome tasting with all in-house prepared breads, meats and preserves plus a beverage pairing. Take a tour the greenhouse or micro-greenery, and mingle with the culinary team as you go behind-the-scenes to learn some pastry arts. Head to a closed to the public dining room for a formal sit down seafood and wine pairing. Meander the hallways to learn about history, art and architecture with your storytelling guide. Cozy up in the wine cellar for a private tasting and food pairing.  Access the photo archives to get a glimpse into Banff as it used to be. Receive a special parting gift and get tips on other great things to do in the area.

Banff: Sunset and Stargazing Walking Tour

3. Banff: Sunset and Stargazing Walking Tour

Take an evening sunset walk and watch the stars come out while experiencing nature on Banff's trails with this guided our. Watch a stunning mountain sunset and feel the awe of seeing the first stars appear. Explore Banff National Park like never before and see nature by night. Feel safe with professional guides and the use of headlamps, lanterns, ice cleats, and micro spikes. Hike along local trails around Banff and take the unique opportunity to watch the nocturnal world come to life.

Canadian Rockies: Helicopter Flight with Exploration Hike

4. Canadian Rockies: Helicopter Flight with Exploration Hike

Get ready for an awe-inspiring experience of the Rocky Mountain with this scenic helicopter flight and hiking tour. See the Rockies from a bird's-eye view. Admire the stunning views of the mountains, lakes, and glaciers from above. Then explore the region’s natural beauty on foot. Choose from a 20, 30, or 55-minute scenic flight. Each option includes incredible panoramas of waterfalls, emerald-green lakes, and mountain ridges. With the 55-minute flight, approach the Columbia Icefield, the largest expanse of ice in the Rocky Mountains. After the flight, land at the confluence of the Cline River and Waterfalls Creek. Continue to explore the wild beauty of this region on foot, hiking to the Twin Falls waterfall. Then climb back on board the helicopter and fly back to the heliport, enjoying the fantastic views of Abraham Lake.

Banff: Wildlife on the Bow River Big Canoe Tour

5. Banff: Wildlife on the Bow River Big Canoe Tour

Discover life on the Bow River in a 12-seat Canoe. Start the tour in the evening and learn fun facts about animal habitats, behaviors, and conservation in the region. Escape the bustling Banff streets and get back to nature. Enjoy paddling up the scenic Bow while keeping your eyes peeled for some of the locals like bald eagles, elk, muskrats, and maybe even “Barry” the resident beaver. Let our informative guides share the best practices for wildlife encounters and discover the challenges they face with increasing human interaction.

Canmore: Rat’s Nest Cave Guided Adventure Tour

6. Canmore: Rat’s Nest Cave Guided Adventure Tour

Explore the Rat’s Nest Cave on this adventure in Canmore with a guide and safety equipment. Experience the cave in its natural state, just as the original explorers did, without handrails or walkways. Enjoy an 18-meter rappel and plenty of time to explore passages like the Laundry Chute. Meet your guide to collect your caving equipment and undergo a safety briefing. Then, follow them for a 10-minute drive to the cave parking lot. Suit up in your caving gear and hike for 30 minutes up a mountain trail to the cave entrance. Along the way, listen to stories that tell the incredible history of the Bow Valley. Gain insight into how caves are formed, learn about the geologic history of the area, discover and examine some local fossils, and more. Make sure to keep an eye out for bighorn sheep and maybe even signs of a bear or a cougar. Once at the entrance, climb, crawl, wiggle, and slide your way through the cave's water-worn passages. Your route through the cave gives you a lot of adrenaline-pumping moments including rappelling down an 18-meter drop, passing the Five Way Chamber, crawling through the Laundry Chute, and taking in the Grand Gallery. Finally, make your way to the Grotto, the lowest point on the tour, but also one of the highlights with its crystal-clear pool and walls covered in stalactites and stalagmites. Emerge victoriously from the cave with a celebratory high five. Return to the cave parking lot and say goodbye to your guide.

Cochrane: Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary Tour

7. Cochrane: Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary Tour

Visit one of the largest sanctuaries in Canada and hear about the mission of this wolfdog rescue organization. Learn about wolfdogs during a 30-minute presentation and go inside one of the wolfdog enclosures behind a short barrier. An experienced staff member will safely lead you through the enclosure during the tour. Enjoy a self-guided sanctuary walk either before or after your tour.  Take photographs of one of the packs of wolfdogs from inside their enclosure and ask the wolfdog experts any questions you may have. Please note that there is no interaction with the wolfdogs on this tour.

Banff: Paranormal History Walking Ghost Tour

8. Banff: Paranormal History Walking Ghost Tour

Spend a spooktacular evening unearthing ghastly ghosts, ghouls, and mysterious events lurking in the shadows of Banff’s historic streets. Take a walk on the other side and explore Bow Valley's hidden history on a ghostly walking tour. From haunted hotels to ghost towns, Banff is full of things that go bump in the night. Discover the ghostly past of the Bow Valley on an evening stroll through the paranormal including haunted landmarks, unsolved mysteries, and terrifying encounters at hotels. Hear some of the most spine-tingling stories as you stroll along the historic streets, led by a knowledgeable interpretive guide.

Banff: Legends and Landmarks Historical Walking Tour

9. Banff: Legends and Landmarks Historical Walking Tour

Get a perfect introduction to Banff on this walking tour with a local historian guide. Explore local history and trail systems around the Banff townsite and get local tips on the best ways to explore other hotspots in the area.  Starting from Banff’s Cave and Basin National Historic Site, gear up with ice cleats or walking poles if needed (included). Explore the site and venture through different trails depending on the season to capture the best locations year-round.

The Sights of Banff: a Smartphone Audio Walking Tour

10. The Sights of Banff: a Smartphone Audio Walking Tour

Enjoy listening to the history and culture of Banff on an audio-guided tour. Chart your own course using the GPS map and find out where to find the towns statues, sculptures, and murals. Dive into the story of Banff as you explore the historic downtown. Find out the story of how the town was founded. Challenge yourself with a location-based trivia game at sites like the riverside Banff Central Park or the historic Victorian-style home at the Luxton Home Museum.  Have the freedom to explore sights at your own pace. Pause and resume your tour at anytime. Learn about the buildings, sculptures, surrounding mountains, and parks that have played a role in the town’s history.

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What people are saying about Banff

Overall rating

4.0 / 5

based on 2 reviews

Thanks so much to Jacob for taking us on a guided walk even though I know how busy all the guides have been. We absolutely loved the walk and got to see parts of Banff that we otherwise wouldn't have seen and learnt so much too. Brilliant way to spend an afternoon

Jacob, the guide, knew everything we needed to know to keep us safe. He's even an added whizz with suggested camera shots! Jacob was incredibly funny, so make sure you listen out for the punchline as they can be right crackers!

Very unique and enjoyable. Guide Brent was awesome, the cave was very cool and they have done a great job preparing the cave for people to enjoy different caving experiences like repelling and climbing through squeezes.

This was a beautiful facility. The wolf dogs are captivating and the employees are knowledgable and friendly!

It was a fun event. Easy walk, informative host. Would suggest it or do it again.