4 star rating: Recommended 18 Reviews

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  • Location:Calgary, Canada
  • Duration:12 hours (approx.)

Banff Day Trip from Calgary

Take a full day to explore the Canadian Rockies, and travel along Tunnel Mountain Drive, with its wind-carved rock formations. Then ride to the mountain top on the Banff Gondola for amazing views! Enjoy free time in the picturesque town of Banff before making your way back to Calgary.


  • Day trip from Calgary to Banff, in the heart of the Canadian Rockies
  • Ride Banff Gondola to the top of the mountain for spectacular views
  • Free time to eat lunch and explore the town of Banff
  • Upgrade to include a cruise on Lake Minnewanka
  • Pickup and drop-off from select Calgary hotels

What You Can Expect

Banff Day Trip from Calgary

Take in stellar views as you ride the Banff Gondola

From Calgary, take the scenic Tunnel Mountain Drive to the town of Banff, keeping an eye out along the way for wildlife such as deer, elk and bears.

Inside Banff National Park, take the Banff Gondola to ride up into the mountaintops, and take in jaw-dropping views from the boardwalk or the 360-degree observation deck.

Then enjoy the peaceful beauty of Bow Falls. Later, enjoy free time to have lunch and explore the idyllic mountain town of Banff. For an extra-special experience, upgrade to include a cruise around Lake Minnewanka.

Return to Calgary in the evening after a full day exploring the Canadian Rockies.

Please note: This tour is seasonal and only operates from May through to October.

Due to renovations, the Banff Gondola will close October 21, 2015. It will re-open to the public on May 1, 2016

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The tour was amazing. Our tour guide was very friendly and interesting to listen to, answering all our questions with knowledge and a bit of humour. He made everyone feel very special and genuinely cared for our comfort. Thank you for a wonderful day!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Excellent drivers very informative information
Coach very comfortable

Very well organized and much enjoyed

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

really nice way to spend a day off

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

Wonderful day tour, great staff, and always on time. Would recommend it to all our friends.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2012

We had a wonderful day, the driver/guide was very professional, friendly and welcoming. The whole day was a wonderful experience and we would recommend this tour to anyone spending a few days in Calgary. We thought we had seen it all having spent two days on the Goldleaf service on the Rocky Mountaineer but this coach tour just put the icing on the cake! Thank you to all involved

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2012

The Guide was fantastic

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2011

This tour was the only reason we stopped at Calgary and it did not disappoint. The Rockies were superb and we got a fantastic view from the Gondola ride. It was also good to be able to wander around the town of Bamff. The only minor negative was the confusion over the return bus trip (i.e. we went on a different bus) but the original driver did everything he could to line it up and make it work. A fantastic day and very worthwhile.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2010

The park is beautiful and the views were spectacular.

4 star rating: Recommended August 2015

It's an early start to the day out of Calgary, but well worth it. Having the gondola ride first was great from the perspective that my breath was taken away right off the bat and it was only crowded on the way down. The guide was knowledgeable and humorous. I'm not really a tour kind of person, but this one was excellent.

4 star rating: Recommended September 2014

It was good...I enjoyed. But is a little time in the places. Not too much time.

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