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

Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Beautiful Banff Day Trip from Calgary. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.

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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
September 2014

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

4 star rating: Recommended
December 2013

The day trip was enjoyable. Thoroughly enjoyed the gondola ride to Sulphur Mountain and the stunning view from the top. Lake Minnewanka was magnificent.

4 star rating: Recommended
August 2012

We enjoyed the day trip very much. The Brewster bus was comfortable and punctual. We would like to stay at the Banff Spring Hotel if we go again.

3 star rating: Worth doing
September 2014

Banff was wonderful but I was concerned that the second driver was not sure where to direct me to the bus terminal for my ride back to,Calgary. Turns out he directed me incorrectly to the wrong terminal and I found my way to the Brewster depot by accident.

3 star rating: Worth doing
November 2010

Unfortunately we had bad weather. Therefore it would have been much nicer to have more time in Banff (not only one hour for lunch and shopping). Also the stop at the helicopter station in the middle of nowhere (but with a casino) for 25 min(!) did not make sense. At the end of the tour the bus left us at the central bus station of Banff, where we had to change the bus back to Calgary. It would have been nicer to stay in one bus the whole tour. But in general the trip was very nice and I would recommend this trip to other persons, especially for people who do not have much time but would like to have an impression of the beautiful Rockies. (Tip: do not book the gondola in advance, because of the unknown weather conditions. You can buy a ticket at the gondola station or drink there coffee)

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better
June 2014

Gerald, our driver and guide , was very knowledgeable and helpful. The duration of the tour was just right.
The only thing that almost spoilt the day was the miscommunication at Banff with regards to the time and pick-up location.

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better
June 2010

The weather was lousy, which is not the tour company's fault and the guide did his best. However, I don't think it was worth 155. We only stopped in Banff for an hour - which was supposed to give us time for lunch and shopping. What woman can do lunch and shopping in just 60 minutes? Then, at the end of the day, the bus driver/guide dumped me at the bus station, which was not discussed at the beginning of the trip, so he could go on and take people to other resorts and I could catch another bus back to Calgary. Strange. Very strange. And since I was alone, it was even stranger.

1 star rating: I do not recommend this
August 2014

Waste of time and money. It may be an interesting tour if u r 70 years old or older.

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