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  • Location:Banff, Canada
  • Duration:4.5 or 6 hours

Banff City Sightseeing Tour

Get a quick immersion in the stunning environment surrounding the city of Banff on this 4-hour tour. You’ll discover natural attractions like the hoodoos, strange rock pillars twisted by millions of years of wind, and take in fantastic views on a Banff Gondola ride up to Sulphur Mountain. You can also upgrade to include a cruise on placid Lake Minnewanka. This Banff sightseeing tour includes hotel pickup and drop-off.


  • Banff sightseeing tour
  • Take a ride on the Banff Gondola up to the top of Sulphur Mountain at an elevation of 7,486 feet (2,281 meters)
  • Admire fabulous views of the Canadian Rockies
  • Travel along Tunnel Mountain Drive to see Cascade Mountain, Mt Rundle and Bow Falls
  • Upgrade your tour to include a cruise on Lake Minnewanka
  • Round-trip transport from Banff hotels included

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What You Can Expect

Banff City Sightseeing Tour

Enjoy the scenery along Tunnel Mountain Drive

This 4-hour tour of the spectacular natural landscape surrounding the city of Banff is the perfect introduction to this famous Canadian resort town and Banff National Park.

Begin your tour with hotel pickup, and then proceed along Tunnel Mountain Drive, where you can enjoy views of the town, Mount Rundle, Cascade Mountain and Bow Falls. Along the way, you’ll also have a chance to view the hoodoos, a series of interesting rock pillars shaped by countless years of wind and water.

From there, make an ascent to the top of Sulphur Mountain aboard the Banff Gondola, which ferries passengers to the peak of the 7,486-foot (2,281-meter) mountain. Snap a few photos, and then head back down the mountain for drop-off at your hotel. 

Optional upgrade:
If you’d like to continue the fun, select the tour option that includes a cruise on nearby Lake Minnewanka.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

First time in Banff and I wanted a look at as much as possible in a short time. And I got it! Banff is amazing and I enjoyed every place the bus took us to. Schedule was well planned and we got enough time at each place. Make sure you book the boat tour at Lake Minnewanka too extra charge. That was worth going to and the japanese guide on the boat was one of a kind!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

brewester is an excellent company. Scenic beauty is parallel with switzerland. Great tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

We saw quite a bit. The scenery was beautiful, and we walked to the top of the mountain at the top of the gondola. The lakes were so pretty! Enjoyed the entire tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

We had a great time. Very informative guided tour. The right amount of sightseeing time. Great tour for pictures.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Good way to start, we only had three days in Banff
Unfortunately we did most of the things on our own not realising the tour would duplicate
I wish we had booked the ice fields tour
Having said that the guide was very good and helpful

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Saw a lot for short time. Tour/Driver was very nice!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

A MUST if you've never been to Banff! Especially recommended to do on your first or second day of arrival. Great way to take in the history of the area and get some wonderful recommends for things to do we took the recommend to go have some Elk burgers from the Elk and Oarsman pub and were in heaven!. Our tour guides Jarred on the bus and Andrew on the lake cruise were phenomenal. Full of knowledge. Ready and willing to answer any and all questions. They shared many fascinating and entertaining anecdotes. The views from the Gondola ride are spectacular as was the stop at Lake Bow. June is rainy season so make sure and come prepared for every day to be a mixture of sun and clouds. It's truly magical to experience both the rainy/foggy and the sunny days. Also make sure to add the lake cruise to this tour. Totally worth it!

Linda G
United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

We wanted to fit in as much as we could in our time in beautiful Banff . This tour ticked all the boxes. Our driver was informative and friendly. We added the lake tour as well. Excellent. Well worth the money all round.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Another great trip we got the gondola up to the top of the mountain and saw some magnificent views. We then went on the have a lake cruise which was very funny and informative. Would recommend this trip. Banff is such a beautiful place, would love to return one day.

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