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Columbia Icefield Tour including the Glacier Skywalk from Banff

Discover the awe-inspiring mountain scenery and massive glaciers of Alberta’s Rocky Mountain region on this full-day Banff glacier tour to the Columbia Icefields. As you follow one of the world’s most famous mountain drives, the Icefield Parkway, you’ll stop at stunning Lake Louise, Crowfoot Glacier and Peyto Lake before the tour culminates in an all-terrain ride on the Ice Explorer through the amazing Columbia Icefields. This day trip includes roundtrip transport from multiple locations in Banff, a knowledgeable guide and buffet lunch.
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  • 11 hours
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  • 11 hours
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Banff National Park Tour with Lake Louise and Moraine Lake

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
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  • 4 hours 15 minutes

1 Hour Banff Horseback Riding Adventures

Saddle up for a 1-hour trip 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, where you’ll 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
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  • 1 hour

Evening Wildlife Safari

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
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  • 2 hours

Jasper National Park Tour: Maligne Valley, Medicine Lake and Spirit Island

Experience the most incredible sights in Jasper National Park’s Maligne Valley during this 6-hour guided excursion to the region’s most scenic lakes and majestic canyons. Check out Medicine Lake, Maligne Canyon and Maligne Lake during your trip, keeping your eyes out for area wildlife, and learning about the unique natural history (and more recent human settlement) of the Canadian Rockies. Over the course of the day you’ll also get to enjoy short walks through the beautiful scenery, and choose between a boat ride or guided hike at Maligne Lake. Your Maligne Valley trip also includes round-trip transport from your Jasper hotel.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours
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Columbia Icefield Tour including the Glacier Skywalk from Calgary

Explore the majestic scenery along the Icefields Parkway, including a trip out onto Athabasca Glacier by all-terrain vehicle, during this 14-hour day trip from Calgary. Visit iconic sites like Lake Louise before enjoying a drive along the Icefields Parkway, admiring the road's jaw-dropping scenery, before arriving at the Columbia Icefield, where you'll have the chance to visit the amazing Athabasca Glacier up close on board the all-wheel-drive Ice Explorer.
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  • 14 hours
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  • 14 hours
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Covered Wagon or Horseback Ride in Banff with Western Cookout

Saddle up for a ride along the Bow River in Banff and a Western style cookout. Choose from riding on horseback or in a covered wagon through the beautiful Rocky Mountain terrain. At the dining site, spend some time perfecting your roping skills or relaxing with a game of horseshoes before “tucking in”--that’s cowboy speak for “eating”—a yummy BBQ meal.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours

Athabasca Glacier Full-Day Tour

Discover the scenic beauty of the Icefields Parkway on this full-day tour to the Athabasca Glacier in the Canadian Rockies. Travel from Jasper en route to the famous Columbia Ice Fields. Walk through snow and ice on the glacier while your guide navigates crevasses and keeps you safe. Experience is not necessary on this alpine walk, perfect for beginners. All gear and transportation is included.
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours
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Columbia Icefield Tour including the Glacier Skywalk from Jasper

Take an outdoor-lover’s odyssey along Alberta’s famous Columbia Icefields Parkway, stopping to enjoy incredible scenery and a ride on the Athabasca glacier, during this 5.5-hour excursion from Jasper. Drive along this incredible roadway, set among two incredible national parks, admiring glacier-fed streams, iconic mountains and local wildlife as you go. Then make a stop for a ride aboard the all-terrain Ice Explorer on the surface of the Athabasca glacier. This Columbia Icefields excursion also includes admission to the Glacier Skywalk attraction, buffet lunch and round-trip transport from select hotels in Jasper.
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours
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Banff National Park Big Canoe Tour

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
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Athabasca Glacier Snow Trip from Banff

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
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  • 11 hours

Jasper Evening Wildlife Tour

In the cool and quiet evening climate, Jasper’s wildlife comes out in force. Experience Jasper National Park at this special time of day on a 3.5-hour evening wildlife tour led by an expert guide. Travel around the park with ease and visit seasonal spots inhabited by grizzly bears, mountain goats, pocket-sized squirrels, and more. This small-group tour, limited to 15 people, includes hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Jasper to Banff One-Way Tour

Traverse the wilderness of western Alberta on this 10-hour Jasper to Banff one-way tour. Travel the famous Icefields Parkway with your guide and learn of the region’s colorful past. Discover top attractions including Athabasca Falls, Bow Lake, Crowfoot Glacier and the Weeping Wall. Take part in the Glacier Adventure tour on the Athabasca Glacier or ride the Glacier SkyWalk over Sunwapta Valley. Gain insight into Alberta’s geology at the Columbia Icefield Centre. Take a short walk to a scenic viewpoint for panoramic views, then conclude your tour in Banff.
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours
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Discover Jasper and its Wildlife

Admire diverse animal life in the Canadian wilderness on this 3.5-hour evening wildlife discovery tour from Jasper. Delve into Jasper National Park with your guide. Travel through the mighty Athabasca Valley and marvel at the park’s beautiful landscapes by twilight. Seek out timid native wildlife such as coyotes, deer, elk, big-horned sheep, moose, mountain goats and wolves. Learn of the steps taken to ensure their safety and survival in the park, and gain insight into the region’s rich ecology, history and geology.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Summer Tour: Banff and its Wildlife

Explore the historic landmarks and natural wonders near the town of Banff on this half-day, small-group tour. Admire the unparalleled beauty of natural sights including Bow Falls, the surreal Hoodoos rock formation and beautiful Lake Minnewanka, among others. This 3-hour tour includes hotel pickup and drop-off in Banff, a professional guide, and light refreshments.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours

1-Hour Horseback Trail Ride in Kananaskis

See the mountains of Kananaskis Country the way they have been seen for hundreds of years…on horseback. You’ll spend about an hour riding the Lodgepole Loop around Boundary Ranch. Take in the stunning Rocky Mountain scenery on a sturdy horse who knows the trail well. You will love this authentic Western experience.
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  • 1 hour
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  • 1 hour

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Voyageur Canoe and Horseback Ride

Your day will begin at the Barrier Lake Day Use Area, where you will climb into our voyageur canoe and paddle the breathtaking Barrier Lake. A leisurely paddle along the shore of this lake is the perfect addition to any visit to Kananaskis. As you paddle along the rugged shoreline surrounded by mountains, be sure to watch for the wildlife that frequent this area!Once you return to shore, you will drive south on the picturesque Highway 40, and right into cowboy country. When you arrive at Boundary Ranch, you will enjoy a sumptuous ranch lunch before heading out on horseback.This trail ride is a great introduction to our riding terrain: You will travel through wooded trails, past picturesque ponds with the Kananaskis Range towering against the blue Alberta skies.
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours
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Easy Guided Hikes in Banff

Our guided hikes to beautiful Bow Falls are an easy introduction to hiking in Banff. Available Tuesdays to Saturdays at 11:30am, to September 30. Gentle hike with a local guide in a small group along the glacier-fed Bow River to spectacular Bow Falls, and back. Perfect for beginners looking for a leisurely hike with local insights. It's an easy way to get closer to Banff, connect to nature and experience once-in-a-lifetime Rocky Mountain views.Personalized answers so you won't miss a thing! Breathtaking scenery and insights into the famous, fragile nature of Banff National Park and Canada’s Rocky Mountains. This sustainable outdoor experience is a great introduction to eco-tourism.Walking poles provided at no charge upon request.About 2 hours total time. Approximately 4.5 km or 3 miles total distance. Minimum 2 guests. Depart 202 Bear Street in downtown Banff.Banff's weather is variable, so please wear weather-appropriate footwear and "dress for any weather."
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours
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3 Hour Banff Horseback Riding Adventures

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
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  • 3 hours

2-Day Sundance Overnight Backcountry Lodge Trip by Horseback

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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  • 2 days

2 Hour Banff Horseback Riding Adventure

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
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  • 2 hours

Guided Walking Tours in Banff

Discover the charm of Banff with a guide and learn more about the charming resort town during this small-group walking tour. Walk within the town of Banff, located within Banff National Park, and learn about the area's history, heritage, wildlife, and what life is like in grizzly bear country. Stop along the way for photo opportunities and to admire the beauty of Canada's Rocky Mountains.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
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Winter Tour: Banff and Its Wildlife

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
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  • 3 hours

Deluxe Evening Tour to Lake Louise and Moraine Lake with Dinner

Lake Louise and Moraine Lake are widely considered the most beautiful corners of the Banff National Park, but their popularity means they can get busy with nature-loving sightseers. On this tour, visit Lake Louise and Moraine Lake in the evening and admire the scenery when the crowds have gone. Spot native wildlife along the Bow Valley Parkway and enjoy dinner in a log cabin in the Baker Creek Mountain Resort.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours


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