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Our most recommended Canmore Tours

Canmore: Highlights Electric Bike Guided Tour

1. Canmore: Highlights Electric Bike Guided Tour

Explore Canmore's beautiful landmarks on a gudied tour by electric bike. See the Engine Bridge, Northwest Mounted Police Barracks, and fantastic views along the Bow River. Just outside of Banff National Park lies the charming mountain town of Canmore. With its storied origins as a coal mining town transitioning to Olympic Event Centre and now a popular film location, Canmore has become one of the most desirable mountain towns in the world. Explore some of its extensive system of trails surrounded by jaw-dropping mountain views.

Banff: Beginner Canyoning Half-Day Tour

2. Banff: Beginner Canyoning Half-Day Tour

Looking to try Canyoning for the first time? Then this is the trip for you! Heart Creek Canyon is a ton of fun! The easy approach, ideal location to learn rappelling, and the amazing scenery all make this trip the perfect choice for your first canyoning experience. Heart Creek Canyon is also our closest trip to the townsites of Banff & Canmore. Upper Heart Canyon provides a perfect location to learn and develop your rope rappelling skills. Introductory short rappels allow you to ease into rappelling and increase in length as you progress down the canyon, finally culminating with an exciting 60ft+ wet waterfall rappel and slide (optional: it is possible to hike around the lower falls).

Cowboys and Coal Mines - Historical Walking Tour

3. Cowboys and Coal Mines - Historical Walking Tour

Enjoy this immersive experience into the history of western Canada. Let your fun and friendly guide take you on a journey through time and reveal the stories behind the scenery. Go back into the history and mystery of the first peoples of the Rockies. Explore a history written in rock! This tour will provide you with a story of mystery and intrigue that was shared by the early explorers, pioneers, and cowboys that called the Rockies home. Rated as a leisurely walk suitable for the whole family! A truly authentic local experience presented by professional guides and local historians.

Banff: Morning Whitewater Rafting Tour in Horseshoe Canyon

4. Banff: Morning Whitewater Rafting Tour in Horseshoe Canyon

Embark on an exciting rafting trip through class 3-4 rapids and with big waves meaning you will get soaked and have lots of fun. During the 4 hour experience, you will spend 1.5 - 2 hours on the river, exploring the pristine waterways of the Kananaskis River. Along the way, keep your eyes peeled for local wildlife sightings and enjoy the stunning outdoor beauty of the Horseshoe Canyon section of the Bow River. Get fitted with your wetsuits and other safety equipment, be transported in a comfortable bus a short distance to the starting point on the Bow River. Here, your guides will go through safety instructions and paddle techniques ready for your time on the river. Then it's time to jump aboard to start your journey. Admire the views during calm parts of the river and learn from your guide as they lead the group through different paddling techniques. Make sure to watch for the area’s local wildlife, including eagles soaring above and deer strolling along the river banks. Then, the river comes to life, kicking up a series of frothy rapids that will get your heart pumping. Hang tight and listen for your guide's instructions as he helps you navigate the whitewater through the shale cliffs. At the midway point, stop for an optional cliff jump into the glacier-fed waters of the Bow River. Depending on your adventure level you can choose from a medium or a big cliff jump, or simply enjoy watching the others take the plunge. After the thrill of cliff jumping, continue rafting until you reach the endpoint. Return to the river base for high fives, snacks, and optional return transport. This tour operates from mid May to early September.

Explore Wilderness and Wildlife - Nature Walk

5. Explore Wilderness and Wildlife - Nature Walk

Join your professional guides and naturalists on an adventure into the hidden world of wildlife. They will show you trees that have been scarred by climbing bears, active nests of eagles and ospreys, and fields frequented by elk and wolves. While you can't be guaranteed you'll see animals, you greatly increase your chances by teaming up with an expert. The fun of this tour is its compelling mix of possibility mixed with hands-on experiences. Learn the current trends in wildlife research. What have we learned over the past decade? How are we finding ways to better coexist with the local wildlife population? Hands-on kits provided include an impressive collection of artifacts to add an additional level of excitement. An Intimate Wildlife Experience, Alberta is one of the only places in North America where prairie, boreal forest, and mountain ecosystems meet. As a result, Alberta is home to an abundance and variety of wildlife. More than 400 bird, 90 mammal, 18 reptile and amphibian, 50 fish, and 1800 wild flowering species can be found here.

Canmore: Downtown Sightseeing Smartphone Audio Walking Tour

6. Canmore: Downtown Sightseeing Smartphone Audio Walking Tour

With your smartphone as your audio tour and guide, explore the best of Canmore as you learn about the surrounding mountains, parks, and rivers that have played a role in the town’s history. Visit Canmore Museum, see the Red Telephone Box, stroll around Friendship Park, and more. After downloading your tour on your phone (download instructions found on your confirmation voucher), the route begins on the east end of downtown Canmore. From here, see the Three Sisters Gallery before crossing the railway tracks, where you'll learn about the importance the Canadian Pacific Railway had on Canmore's development. Follow along a portion of the Bow Valley Trail where your audio guide will point out some sculptures and tell you about some of the mountains you can see to the north. Learn about some of Canmore's old coal mining equipment that you’ll walk past before making your way to the picturesque Policeman's Creek Trail. As you meander along a portion of the trail, hear about the creek, Bow River, and the Canmore Nordic Center. After about a kilometer, find yourself in the heart of downtown Canmore, where you'll hear about its history and historic buildings like the Canmore Hotel and the Canmore Miners Union Hall. Spot Mount Rundle, the Canmore Museum, and Geoscience Center and get a taste of nature as you head through Friendship Park. Finally, finish up your tour with a short walk through Centennial Park, followed by stops at the famous North-West Mounted Police Barracks and the Big Head sculpture where you'll learn all about how Canmore got its name.

From Banff or Canmore: Larch Valley & Moraine Lake

7. From Banff or Canmore: Larch Valley & Moraine Lake

LIMITED TIME ONLY - DO NOT MISS OUT ON THIS OPPORTUNITY Experience the magic of the bright gold larch trees of Larch Valley in Banff National Park. Plus, your last chance to see the incredible Moraine Lake before winter road closures take effect. Self-guided hike from Moraine Lake to the incredible Larch Valley to witness this short lived phenomenon. Sit back and enjoy return shared transfers from Banff & Canmore, expedited access to Moraine Lake & the Larch Valley hike, plus up of 6 hours to free time to hike around and enjoy some of the most breathtaking views you can ever witness.

Banff - Wildlife Safari Drive and Nature Walk

8. Banff - Wildlife Safari Drive and Nature Walk

Enjoy a hike in the great outdoors with this tour from Canmore. Appreciate the peace that comes with hiking on breathtaking mountain trails. Get help with your pack and pick up some hiking tips and tricks from your guide. Meet your guide and begin your adventure in the great outdoors. Leave the beaten path behind as you make your way through the wilderness. Try to spot wildlife like white-tailed deer elk, moose, and bighorn sheep. Breathe in the fresh scents of ponderosa pine, Engelmann spruce, and Douglas fir trees as you walk along. Take in panoramic views of the snow-capped Rocky Mountain peaks. Feel secure knowing that your guide has bear spray and a first aid kit. Be motivated as your guide coaxes you through the rougher spots with care and compassion.

From Banff/Canmore: Moraine Lake Round-Trip Private Transfer

9. From Banff/Canmore: Moraine Lake Round-Trip Private Transfer

Select your pick-up location in Banff or Canmore. Hop onboard your very own private transfer from your hotel and enjoy the Rocky Mountain scenery on the way to Moraine Lake where you'll enjoy the expedited access reserved only for commercial operators and our guests. During your journey, enjoy an included snack. We’re always more than happy to chat with you and give you some inside knowledge on the locations you'll visit and recommend some things to do while you're there. Following your time at Moraine Lake, you'll have the opportunity to visit the world famous Lake Louise (optional) before the return transfer back to your pick-up point.

Canyons and Cave Paintings Hiking Tour

10. Canyons and Cave Paintings Hiking Tour

Embark on a hiking tour by meeting your guide at the designated meeting point. From there, depart on a short 15-minute drive to the trailhead.  Explore the narrow-walled creek bed which twists and turns for many kilometers. Reach a fork in the creek bed as the smooth limestone walls get steeper and steeper. Head right to see a glistening waterfall.  Discover ancient, indigenous pictographs hidden in the cave walls and learn about the history that has almost been lost in time. The tour is offered in the summer and winter.  In the winter, ice cleats and hiking poles are supplied. Exploring the canyon in the winter is a very unique and rewarding experience. Go deep into the canyon with your ice cleats allowing you to go into more unexplored areas.

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What people are saying about Canmore

Hats off to our tourist guide Joey M!! He did an excellent job above and beyond our expectation. Getting this tour is worth it with all the convenience fr the hotel pick up to each strategic spots for phototaking. Joey M even took the initiative to be the official photographer of our group. Its also worth mentioning that with a tour guide like Joey, we skipped all the long waiting lines and the hassle of finding parking spots! We highly recommend this tour to anyone who wants to see the best of banff in one day!

Manny was amazing and took my friend and I to all the spots we wanted to see. He was also a great photographer too! He made sure before the end of my trip we would see some wildlife. He took his time with us and we never felt rushed wherever we were. Highly recommend Manny!

Our driver was so helpful and knowledgeable. We had a fabulous day, he knew just where best photos could be taken and we avoided the crowds and we went at our own pace. Thanks Manny.

Chris was our guide and he was great! Told us so much information about the rapids and the mountains near by. He was nice and was good company. Highly recommend.

These guides are truly excellent. Will always look out for them when travelling by car. Great value