Banff Park Museum National Historic Site

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Banff Park Museum National Historic Site: Our most recommended tours and activities

Banff: Legends and Landmarks Historical Walking Tour

1. 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

2. 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 Park Museum National Historic Site

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 8 reviews

It was a wonderful experience. "Alpine Jake" was very knowledgeable and shared great stories of the park and the people who created it. I have been to Banff many times so was unsure if this would be worth it and I can happily tell you that it absolutely was. Thanks Alpine Jake for giving us a memorable afternoon!

This tour is both informative and full of great stories. Jacob our tour guide was able to bring visual pictures of the past, so we were able see changes in the landmark. Also he is very passionate in telling stories of the "Cowboys" Legends then and now. The walk was no problem and kept on schedule.

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

We learnt so much. A really great experience through beautiful scenery. Alpine Jake was a wonderful guide - it's pointless looking at things when you don't know what you're looking at so having it all explained was brilliant. We really enjoyed this activity.

The guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. Seemed to know the history of the cave and basin really well. All in all a very enjoyable experience.