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1 Hour Bow River Ride

1 Hour Bow River Ride

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Saddle up for a journey through the celebrated landscape of Banff National Park on this guided horseback riding adventure. Get out of the car and onto the trails of the Bow River or the Spray River and enjoy the area’s beautiful outdoor environment, largely unchanged from the days of the pioneers. This equine-themed odyssey includes a guide, use of a horse, and all necessary equipment.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$60.50
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Evening Wildlife Safari

Evening Wildlife Safari

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Join an animal-spotting bus tour in Banff National Park, observing the park’s amazing wildlife at dusk on this 2-hour, small-group tour that’s perfect for nature enthusiasts. Enjoy Banff’s beautiful landscapes in the evening searching for elk, deer, bears and more because each tour has a 95% success rate of viewing animals in their natural environment. You'll also hear about the park's efforts to protect animals and their habitat from your expert guide.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$50.86
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Johnston Canyon Icewalk

Johnston Canyon Icewalk

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Experience the winter wonderland of Banff’s Johnston Canyon on this ice walk tour. Join a professional guide on a hike along the canyon’s steel walkways, to visit the beautiful lower and upper waterfalls, and learn how this majestic canyon was formed. Your excursion includes round-trip transportation, ice cleats, and a hiking pole, plus a light snack and hot chocolate to help warm you up.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$71.90
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Banff National Park Tour with Lake Louise and Moraine Lake

Banff National Park Tour with Lake Louise and Moraine Lake

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Discover Lake Louise and Moraine Lake on this guided tour from Banff. Located inside the Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, the lakes are well-known for their distinct turquoise hues. Gain insight into the area’s mountaineering history, admire views of the Valley of Ten Peaks and leave with plenty of frame-worthy photos. Round-trip transportation is included on this small-group tour. Don’t miss this seasonal tour that operates from April to November.
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  • 4 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$78.92
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 Banff National Park Big Canoe Tour

Banff National Park Big Canoe Tour

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Delve deep into the Banff National Park and admire the scenery from the water on this canoe adventure. Paddle along the pretty Bow River and listen as your guide sheds light on centuries of Canadian history and heritage. Watch the riverbanks for sightings of native wildlife, then finish your canoe tour with light refreshments.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$50.44
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2 Hour Banff Horseback Riding Adventure

2 Hour Banff Horseback Riding Adventure

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Saddle up and head out on the Rocky Mountain trails in Banff National Park. Explore the area by horseback with your cowboy guide to see the area in a way you can only experience from on the back of a horse. With a guide in the lead and a guide bringing up the rear, your ride will be a safe, fun adventure in the wilderness.  
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$113.12
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Banff Gondola Ride Admission

Banff Gondola Ride Admission

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Maximize your views of Banff National Park with minimal exertion during this round-trip gondola ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain. Take in views of six different mountain ranges and nearby rivers aboard your state-of-the-art alpine transport, offering large windows and seating for four guests. Enjoy time exploring the ridge line boardwalk before returning back to town.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$58.99
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Banff National Park Guided Hike with Lunch

Banff National Park Guided Hike with Lunch

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Choose from among four of Banff National Park’s most iconic trails on this 7-hour guided hiking tour with packed lunch. Pick the perfect walk for your level of ability and experience, varying from 4.5 miles (7km) to 6.6 miles (10.6km) in length, with spectacular mountain scenery no matter which option you select. The trip’s four options include explorations of Larch Valley, Stanley Glacier, Consolation Lakes or the Plain of Six Glaciers.
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  • 7 hours
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3 Hour Bow Valley Loop Horseback Ride

3 Hour Bow Valley Loop Horseback Ride

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Situated within Banff National Park, the pretty town of Banff is the stepping stone to some of Canada’s most beautiful mountain landscapes. On this tour, swing into the saddle and trek through the Rocky Mountains scenery on horseback with your guide. Follow rugged trails past dense forests and shimmering lakes, and enjoy a relaxing introduction to the spectacular Banff National Park. Along the way, spot native beavers and elk in their natural habitat.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$153.45
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Johnston Canyon Evening Icewalk

Johnston Canyon Evening Icewalk

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Discover one of Banff National Park’s most popular hiking trails at night, without the fear of getting lost, during this small-group tour. Equipped with a headlight, explore Johnston Canyon with a guide leading the way, and marvel at shimmering frozen waterfalls and hike along a suspended catwalk. Then, take a break to warm up mid-route with hot chocolate and maple cookies.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Discover Grizzly Bears from Banff

Discover Grizzly Bears from Banff

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Pursue the elusive Canadian Grizzly Bear on this 10-hour excursion through Banff and Yoho National Parks, perfect for animal- and nature-lovers alike. Head out for a gondola ride up to 7,700 feet for a mountain-top lunch at Canada’s highest restaurant, and then take a chairlift ride up to the world’s largest enclosed and protected grizzly bear habitat to see Boo the resident bear rescued as a cub. This full-day trip also includes round-trip transportation, professional guide, lunch and light refreshments.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$201.68
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eBike and Hike Banff to Johnston Canyon small group guided program

eBike and Hike Banff to Johnston Canyon small group guided program

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Experience two of Banff's best attractions in one guided tour, cycling the world famous Bow Valley Parkway by e-Bike to access Banff's most popular dayhike Johnston Canyon.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Johnston Canyon Icewalk from Banff

Johnston Canyon Icewalk from Banff

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Trek safely through Johnston Canyon in the winter, surrounded by frozen waterfalls and ice pillars, in the company of a guide. This half-day tour allows you to embark on an icy trek without worrying about safety issues or directions; your guide is with you the whole way. Listen to guided commentary on the canyon's formation and see fossils buried in the rocks, giving a window into the past. This moderately difficult hike includes cookies and hot chocolate to warm up with at the conclusion.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$72.18
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1 Hour Spray River Ride

1 Hour Spray River Ride

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Banff National Park is Canada’s oldest and most celebrated national park - and one worth getting out of the car and onto a trail for. Go back to a simpler time with a 1-hour horseback ride and experience the park at a relaxed pace. Led by your cowboy guide, saddle up and cross through the tranquil Spray River, and get a feel for what it was like for pioneers first settling in this once-wild area.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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Experience Rock Climbing

Experience Rock Climbing

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The Rock Experience program is designed to offer a unique rock climbing experience to people of all abilities. Our guides are incredible instructors, skilled climbers, and fun to be around. They are certified to the highest standards in the industry by the ACMG/IFMGA. For beginners, the guides will review all of the basic safety systems and demonstrate proper climbing technique. For guests with intermediate climbing skills, the guides will work on advanced movement skills and other rope techniques such as rappelling. For guests with advanced climbing skills, the guides will offer expert level instruction to keep you engaged - be prepared for steep climbing technique lessons, mock leading, building anchors and rigging rappel systems.
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  • 7 hours
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Grotto Canyon Icewalk

Grotto Canyon Icewalk

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Hike on a frozen creek, and explore surreal rock formations and indigenous wall art on this small-group tour through Grotto Canyon. Your specialist guide explains the unique history and geology of the canyon as you glide past wondrous icefalls in this sublime winter environment. The tour also includes use of ice cleats and a hiking pole, plus a light snack and hot chocolate.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$71.90
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Athabasca Glacier Snow Trip from Banff

Athabasca Glacier Snow Trip from Banff

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Enjoy this full-day tour from Banff, visiting the Athabasca Glacier and the stunning scenery lining the breathtaking Icefields Parkway. This tour travels halfway along the world-famous Icefields Parkway, recognized as one of the top drives in the world passing numerous Rocky Mountain peaks, glaciers, waterfalls, and emerald lakes. Your tour also includes round-trip transport from Banff, a mountain picnic lunch, Glacier Skywalk, and an all-terrain Ice Explorer tour.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Wildlife on the Bow Big Canoe Tour

Wildlife on the Bow Big Canoe Tour

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Paddle along the Bow River in a 12-seater canoe as the sun sets in Banff’s backyard during this guided canoe tour. Dip your oars into the water as team and take in the wildlife and mountain scenery as your guide tells you about the animals and land. Be on the lookout for elk, bald eagles, beaver, and muskrats as the current carries you along.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Horse-Drawn Sleigh Ride in Banff

Horse-Drawn Sleigh Ride in Banff

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Take a charming horse-driven sleigh ride through the snow-covered meadows of Banff during this rustic 40-minute tour. Cozy up with family, friends, or a loved one as your friendly driver whisks you away on a sightseeing tour of the area’s stunning mountain peaks.
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  • 40 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Snowshoeing Tour to Marble Canyon

Snowshoeing Tour to Marble Canyon

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Immerse yourself in Canada's stunning winter landscape on a 4-hour snowshoe tour from Banff to Kootenay National Park. Follow your guide through Marble Canyon and keep your eyes peeled for moose and wolf tracks. The 2-mile (3km) route is along mostly flat terrain and perfect for first time snowshoers. You also enjoy a hot chocolate break with the opportunity to make your own maple taffy in the snow.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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2-Day Sundance Overnight Backcountry Lodge Trip by Horseback

2-Day Sundance Overnight Backcountry Lodge Trip by Horseback

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Live like a rancher riding through the wilderness during this one-night, two-day guided horseback riding excursion that includes accommodation at a lodge. Saddle-up for a backcountry ride along a trail in view of the Canadian Rocky Mountains and around the Bow River fed by glacial waters. At the lodge, enjoy wine and dinner and sit by a fire before turning in. Ride confidently back to Banff on day two.
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  • 2 days
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Discover Lake Louise

Discover Lake Louise

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Widely considered the Banff National Park’s top attraction, Lake Louise is transformed in winter into a snowy wonderland—but booking transportation to reach it independently from Banff is time-consuming. This hassle-free transfer service includes round-trip travel from central Banff, with interpretive commentary from your guide along the way. Enjoy free time to explore Lake Louise at leisure, with snow-shoes and warming refreshments included.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Winter Tour: Banff and Its Wildlife

Winter Tour: Banff and Its Wildlife

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Take an unexpected winter excursion through the landscape of Banff as you search for the park’s famous wildlife on this tour. Head out on a nature-spotting tour to observe animals and learn about their ability to survive the cold winter months. Your morning tour includes round-trip transportation, a professional guide, a light snack and hot chocolate.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$63.13
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GPS-Guided Driving Tour: Icefields Parkway between Lake Louise & Jasper, Alberta

GPS-Guided Driving Tour: Icefields Parkway between Lake Louise & Jasper, Alberta

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Use your smartphone & vehicle's stereo to make your drive come alive! Using GPS, our professional and fun tour guides will transform this beautiful drive into a sight-seeing, fact-finding, trivia-answering, family-friendly adventure! Enhance your drive between destinations, or use as a one-way highway sightseeing tour. Over 44 points of interest include things to see & do, breathtaking mountains, local animals, glaciers, popular people, historical events & much more! Route. Icefields Parkway between Lake Louise and Jasper, Highway 93, Alberta Freedom. Enjoy anytime, not just on your booking date. Stop & start anywhere along the route. Hands Free. Fun audio clips play automatically as you drive. Live GPS map. No data used during tour. Easy to Use. Download the app. Select the tour. Go! Trivia Fun. Each point of interest has a fun multiple choice trivia question. Keep score or just listen! Inexpensive. Only 1 tour booking needed per vehicle.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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