1. Canada
  2. Alberta
  3. Jasper
  4. Banff National Park

Banff: 3-Day Round-Trip Rocky Mountains Tour

Product ID: 345901
Explore the heart of the Rocky Mountains along one of the most scenic roads in the world, the Icefields Parkway. You’ll discover amazing glacial lakes, snow-capped mountain peaks, pristine rivers, waterfalls, and wildlife everywhere you look.
About this activity
Duration: 3 days
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Pickup included

You can be picked up from any of the listed locations. Pickup time is as shown below. Please let us know at least 7 days prior to departure of the location you want to be picked up from. • HI Banff Alpine Centre: 8:00AM • YWCA (Mountain lodge) hostel: 8:10AM • Samesun Banff: 8:15AM
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore Western Canada's wilderness stopping at stunning viewpoints along the way
  • Tour through both the Banff and Jasper National Parks
  • See majestic waterfalls including the famous Athabasca Falls
  • Enjoy the wicked nightlife and adventure activities in Banff
  • Visit Rocky Mountain landmarks such as Lake Louise and Moraine Lake (seasonal)
Full description
Day 1: Banff to Rampart Creek

Your tour begins with visits to the stunning Moraine Lake (seasonal), and one of the world’s most famous lakes, Lake Louise. From there it’s on to the Icefields Parkway to take in the jagged mountain peaks, glaciers, raging rivers, and more turquoise lakes, all the while keeping your eyes peeled for wildlife. You’ll make stops to see the Crowfoot Glacier, Bow Lake, and the impressive Mistaya Canyon, before arriving to the rustic wilderness hostel alongside Rampart Creek. Once there you can take a dip in the creek, before relaxing in a wood-burning sauna and enjoying a campfire under the stars.

Day 2: Rampart Creek to Jasper

On your second day you can tick another national park off your list as you enter Jasper. You will stop to look for mountain goats at the Goats and Glaciers Viewpoint, before you make your way to Athabasca Falls, one of the most powerful and picturesque waterfalls in the Rockies. It will then be onward to Maligne Canyon, the deepest canyon in Jasper, for a scenic hike that crosses several bridges with amazing views into the canyon. Afterwards, you will roll into Jasper's town site where you’ll have the rest of the afternoon and evening free to explore on your own.

Day 3: Jasper to Banff

Your final day will be another day of jaw dropping vistas along the Icefields Parkway as the tour makes its way back south. The main attraction today is the Columbia Icefield, the largest icefield in the Rocky Mountains at 325 square kilometers. You’ll have the chance to get up close to the Athabasca Glacier, either on a hike to the top of the glacier, or on board a massive Ice Explorer vehicle. Your tour will later end that evening following a group dinner back in Banff.
Includes
  • 2 nights in mixed gender, hostel dormitory style accommodation
  • Bus transportation
  • Services of a professional and fun tour guide/driver
  • 1 group dinner
  • National park fees
  • Discounts on optional activities
What’s Not Included
  • Meals outside of those indicated above
  • Optional activities (available at an additional cost booked by your guide while on tour)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 18 years

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• This tour is designed for 18 to 39 year olds, but welcomes all adventurous travelers that are at least 18 years old
• A moderate amount of walking is involved, therefore this activity is not recommended for participants with limited mobility
• Minimum numbers apply, there is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements (in the event of this occurring you will be offered an alternative or full refund)