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Bow Lake in the Canadian Rockies is one of the smaller lakes in Banff National Park. It is the source of the Bow River and lies along part of the Great Continental Divide, which creates the border between Alberta and British Columbia. As with all of the lakes lining the Icefields Parkway in Banff National Park and Jasper National Park, Bow Lake boasts spectacularly colored water and top-notch mountain scenery. One of the most interesting features of these Rocky Mountain Lakes is their differences in color. Some are green, some are bright blue, and sometimes (after a major rain) some of them are brownish. The lake’s colors might even change with the weather. As you continue north along the Icefields Parkway, you will have several different views of the bright-blue waters of Bow Lake, as it lies quite close to the highway. The lake is a great place for a picnic and a stroll, and is especially beautiful at sunrise when the sun shines off of the water and Crowfoot Mountain.

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Lake Louise and the Icefields Parkway - Full-Day Tour
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Lake Louise and the Icefields Parkway - Full-Day Tour

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The Rockies boast some of Canada’s most spectacular scenery, but the rugged mountain terrain poses a unique set of challenges. On this full-day sightseeing tour, enjoy round-trip travel from Banff and reach far-flung attractions including Lake Louise and the Icefield Parkway in comfort. Stop at picturesque spots including Bow Falls and Moraine Lake, and enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour—limited to 15 people.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$142.60
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Athabasca Glacier Snow Trip from Banff
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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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$230.36
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Jasper to Banff One-Way Tour
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Jasper to Banff One-Way Tour

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Traverse the wilderness of western Alberta on this full-day 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
  • Free Cancellation
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$220.99
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$220.99

Columbia Icefield Adventure 1-Day Tour from Calgary or Banff

Columbia Icefield Adventure 1-Day Tour from Calgary or Banff

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Spend the day exploring the wonders of the Canadian Rockies—and have the chance to discover the Columbia Icefield on foot—on this full-day tour from Banff or Calgary. In the morning, board your coach and head into nature. You'll see highlights like the Waputik Range, Peyto Lake, Bow Lake, and the Crowfoot Glacier. For an upgrade, you can also set off via Columbia Icefield Ice Explorer to see the landmark up close.
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  • 10 to 11 hours
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$148.24
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Super DEAL! Canadian Rockies visit Banff, Jasper and Yoho, 5-days tour
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Super DEAL! Canadian Rockies visit Banff, Jasper and Yoho, 5-days tour

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Ideal for those with limited time, see all of the best of Canada's Rocky Mountain National Parks in just five days. This tour takes you to three parks, Banff, Yoho and Jasper and includes a visit to the Columbia Icefield. Four nights' hotel accommodation is included, with two nights in Banff and one night in Jasper.
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  • 5 days
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Banff, Yoho, Jasper, Waterton National Parks, and Drumheller 7-Days Tour
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Banff, Yoho, Jasper, Waterton National Parks, and Drumheller 7-Days Tour

Visit 4 National Parks: Banff, Jasper, Yoho & Waterton Discover Lake Louise, Moraine Lake, Emerald Lake and Peyto Lake on this guided tour from Calgary or Banff. Your trip starts from Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Enjoy one of the most famous “world-class” parkways, Icefield parkway, to the Columbia Icefield. Join the unique experience [Glacier Adventure (Snowcoach+Skywalk)] onto Athabasca Glacier. Cruising on Maligne Lake. Experience the region’s most scenic lakes and majestic canyons in Jasper National Parks. Yoho National Park, “rock walls and waterfalls,” as an expression of wonder and awe, it can roughly be translated as, “Wow!” Waterton National Park: Small, but mighty, Waterton Lakes is the smallest national park in the Rockies, but that just means more awesome per square kilometre. Spectacular Badland and World Well-Known Dinosaurs Museum: Drumheller, Royal Tyrrell Musum
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  • 7 days
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$1,289.35
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Rockies 4-Day tour from Calgary, visit Banff, Jasper &Yoho National Parks
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Rockies 4-Day tour from Calgary, visit Banff, Jasper &Yoho National Parks

BEST SELLER! 4-DAYS GUIDED TOUR TO THE MOST BEAUTIFUL CANADIAN ROCKIES! Discover Lake Louise, Moraine Lake, Emerald Lake and Peyto Lake on this guided tour from Calgary or Banff. Your trip starts from Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Enjoy one of the most famous “world-class” parkway, Icefield parkway, to the Columbia Icefield. Join the unique experience [Glacier Adventure (Snowcoach+Skywalk)] onto Athabasca Glacier. Cruising on Maligne Lake. Experience the region’s most scenic lakes and majestic canyons in Jasper National Parks. Yoho National Park, “rock walls and waterfalls,” as an expression of wonder and awe, it can roughly be translated as, “Wow!”
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  • 4 days
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$713.46
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Icefields Parkway | Open Top Jeep Wrangler Experience | Off the Beaten Path

Icefields Parkway | Open Top Jeep Wrangler Experience | Off the Beaten Path

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This tour is the only one in Canadian Rockies that gives you the chance to drive a 4x4 open top Jeep Wrangler (weather permitting). What if you want to go deeper and stray off the beaten path to learn more about Banff and Jasper National Parks? How do you travel in the Canadian Rockies and allow yourself to be absorbed into the culture as much as possible? Since its completion in 1940, the Icefields Highway has welcomed tourists, explorers, artists, mountaineers, allied armies and movie stars. Named “the drive of a lifetime” by National Geographic. The Icefields Parkway road is lined with incredible scenery - waterfalls, forests, rivers, mountains, glaciers. Truth be told the Icefields Parkway is really an adventure you have to see for yourself. Photos don't do it justice.
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  • 8 to 11 hours
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$249.55
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Jasper National Park 2-Day Tour

Jasper National Park 2-Day Tour

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Head into the Canadian Rockies, and discover the wonders of Jasper National Park, on this 2-day tour from Calgary or Banff. Following morning pickup by climate-controlled vehicle, head into the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage Site. On the first day, see highlights like the Columbia Icefield (upgrade to explore via Ice Explorer and Skywalk) and Athabasca Falls. After an overnight stay, discover Maligne Lake, Peyto Lake, and more.
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  • 2 days
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$350.86
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Icefields Parkway Tour: Lake Louise | Bow Lake | Peyto Lake | Columbia Icefield

Icefields Parkway Tour: Lake Louise | Bow Lake | Peyto Lake | Columbia Icefield

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✔️ Private Sightseeing Tour. ✔️ Our vehicle is cleaned and sanitized on every trip. ✔️ Just sit back, relax, and leave the driving to us – hassle-free sightseeing. ✔️ Exceptional Customer Service, We are a locally owned company. ⚠️ If you have any tour requirements in mind please don't hesitate to contact us so we can customized it exclusively for your group.
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  • 10 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$299.00
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$299.00
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Private Tour of Lake Louise and the Icefield Parkway for up to 12 guests

Private Tour of Lake Louise and the Icefield Parkway for up to 12 guests

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See the vast landscapes, soaring mountains, and baby blue Lake Louise during this small-group, full-day, guided tour of Banff onboard a mini-bus. Experience driving on the Ice Field Parkway and make a stop at Lake Minnewanka keeping an eye out for elks and bighorn sheep. Lookout over the mountain town of Banff from high above at the Mount Norquay from lookout before stopping at Chateau Lake Louise to explore.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,069.51
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Banff, Yoho & Columbia Icefield Tour from Calgary 4-Days Tour
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Banff, Yoho & Columbia Icefield Tour from Calgary 4-Days Tour

Discover Lake Louise, Moraine Lake, Emerald Lake and Peyto Lake on this guided tour from Calgary or Banff. Your trip starts from Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Enjoy one of the most famous “world-class” parkway, Icefield parkway, to the Columbia Icefield. Join the unique experience [Glacier Adventure (Snowcoach+Skywalk)] onto Athabasca Glacier.
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  • 4 days
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Banff & The Icefields Parkway | Small Group Active Full Day Adventure Tour
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Banff & The Icefields Parkway | Small Group Active Full Day Adventure Tour

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Radventures presents: The Icefields Parkway Explorer. As Banff's no.1 small-group active adventure provider, we know you want to explore all the famous, must-see spots as well as the secret spots that only us as locals know about. There is so much to see that cramming it all into one day is tough, but we've got it down to a fine art and we guarantee you'll see the best that the Icefields Parkway has to offer. On this active, small group guided tour, your expert local guide will be on hand to provide you with all the amazing local insights you can imagine, and you’ll be able to hit the trails for some short, mellow hikes to explore the best viewpoints and scenic vistas at your own pace without the constraints of a big bus tour schedule. - Escape the big bus crowds and increase your chances of wildlife sightings as we explore the Icefields Parkway’s best locations, plus some secret ones! - Hit the trails to explore Peyto Lake, Bow Lake, Mistaya Canyon, Columbia Icefields & more!
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  • 9 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$205.98
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Glacier Day Tour: Calgary, Bow Lake, Columbia Icefield
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Glacier Day Tour: Calgary, Bow Lake, Columbia Icefield

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It’s the adventure of a lifetime at the Columbia Icefield. Ancient stories, astounding scenery and a deep sense of wonder are at the heart of this unforgettable experience. You’ll explore the ancient Athabasca Glacier on a giant Ice Explorer, discovering glaciology and stepping right on to the glacier itself.
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  • 10 to 11 hours
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$137.58
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Fairmont Experience in the Rockies Banff, Japer & Yoho 5-Days Tour
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Fairmont Experience in the Rockies Banff, Japer & Yoho 5-Days Tour

Experience three of Alberta's national parks and its most spectacular scenery, with none of the hassle, on this 5-day tour. A driver and guide handles all the navigating straight from the Calgary airport, so you can focus on the views of Banff, Jasper and Yoho National Parks, plus the glaciers and waterfalls of the Icefields Parkway drive. Hotel bookings are also arranged, including a night at the luxurious Fairmont Banff Springs.
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  • 5 days
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$1,246.69
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3-Day Rockies Classic Tour (Yoho & Jasper National Park)

3-Day Rockies Classic Tour (Yoho & Jasper National Park)

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****No Hidden Fee**** Skirt the slopes of the Continental Divide as you explore Yoho National Park and beyond with an experienced local guide. Spend time meandering along the shores of Moraine Lake's opalescent waters and examine the natural span of a river-carved bridge created over thousands of years, and also make a stop at Lake Louise for its turquoise waters. Climb on board an all-terrain Ice Explorer and head on to the surface of the Athabasca Glacier to feel the ancient ice while you learn about glaciers and icefields. Continuing on Skywalk to view features waterfalls, wildlife, fossils and more on an exciting 1-kilometre walkway that leads to a platform where glass is all that separates you from a 918-foot (280 m) drop. Enjoy town of Jasper’s beautiful sights, Maligne Canyon and the crystal blue waters of Maligne Lake where you will have a chance to take an unforgettable cruise to Spirit Island (Optional).
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  • 3 days
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Icefields Parkway: a Smartphone Audio Driving Tour

Icefields Parkway: a Smartphone Audio Driving Tour

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NEW TOUR FOR 2022! Connect your smartphone to your vehicle's stereo and listen to a tour guide while you drive! Follow the suggested route from the audio guide between Jasper & Lake Louise, and discover the Icefields Parkway, one of the world's most scenic drives! The tour experience is the same in either direction. See the incredible mountains towering above you and learn of the early explorers who first found them. Discover the beauty of Banff, Yoho & Jasper National Parks. Hear about the Palliser Expedition, Peyto Lake, the Bow River, the magnificent Columbia Icefields & and other sights at your own pace. With no time constraints, enjoy the freedom to stop anywhere and take your time exploring. Tour guide commentary will play automatically as you drive, using a live GPS map. No data is used during the tour. This audio guide will keep your group entertained & engaged along the way. Each point of interest also has a fun multiple-choice trivia question about the sights.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$6.73
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Private Tour for up to 24 guests of Lake Louise and the Icefield Parkway

Private Tour for up to 24 guests of Lake Louise and the Icefield Parkway

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Stand beside Lake Louise and experience the vast landscapes, soaring mountains, of Banff during this small-group, private full-day, guided tour along the Icefield Parkway. Bring up to five passengers and set off along the winding and spectacular road making stops at stop at Lake Minnewanka, Bow falls, Crowfoot Glacier and more. Enjoy aerial views of of Banff from Mount Norquay after ascending its switchback road to the top.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$2,036.02
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Jasper, Columbia Icefield, Maligne Lake 2 Day tour (Calgary/Banff pick up)
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Jasper, Columbia Icefield, Maligne Lake 2 Day tour (Calgary/Banff pick up)

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Fascinating 2-day guided tour exploring Banff & Jasper National Parks of Canada! ☆ Completely transparent itinerary, ensuring you a productive and pleasant time during your visit to natural gems in the National Park, offering you a unique travel experience! ☆ The classic itinerary allows you to explore the world-famous National Park - Jasper, as well as the Ancient Glaciers along Icefields Parkway!
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  • 2 days
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$388.19
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3-D Rocky Mountains Tour, Banff, Johnston canyon, Columbia Icefield from Calgary

3-D Rocky Mountains Tour, Banff, Johnston canyon, Columbia Icefield from Calgary

Your trip starts from Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Enjoy one of the most famous “world-class” parkway, Icefield parkway, to the Columbia Icefield. Join the unique experience [Glacier Adventure (Snowcoach+Skywalk)] onto Athabasca Glacier.
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  • 3 days
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$452.18
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6-Day Rocky Mountaineer from Vancouver to Banff, Icefield, Jasper, Lake Louise

6-Day Rocky Mountaineer from Vancouver to Banff, Icefield, Jasper, Lake Louise

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Exploring the Rocky Mountain National Parks of Canada by Rocky Mountaineer Luxury Train together with the prestige guided-tour to Banff, Icefield, Yoho and Jasper! Discover Lake Louise, Moraine Lake, Emerald Lake and Peyto Lake. Your guided-trip starts from Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Enjoy one of the most famous “world-class” parkway, Icefield parkway, to the Columbia Icefield. Join the unique experience [Glacier Adventure (Snowcoach+Skywalk)] onto Athabasca Glacier. Cruising on Maligne Lake. Experience the region’s most scenic lakes and majestic canyons in Jasper National Parks. Yoho National Park, “rock walls and waterfalls,” as an expression of wonder and awe, it can roughly be translated as, “Wow!”
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  • 6 days
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$3,311.51
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Self-Guided Audio Driving Tour in Icefields Parkway

Self-Guided Audio Driving Tour in Icefields Parkway

Don't miss a thing as GyPSy Guide's Audio Tour takes you on an incredible journey along one of the world’s most spectacular mountain drives. Along the way you'll be guided to all of the park's famous highlights as well as lessor known gems including a glacier-fed lake named the world's most eye-catching wonder, and the most visited glacier in North America. This self-guided audio tour helps you discover more on your road trip with fascinating behind-the-scenes stories, local tips and directions that play automatically along the drive. Enjoy the freedom to explore offline at your own pace so you can spend more time at places that interest you, and bypass any that don’t. ✅ Tour in either direction ✅ Stories, tips and directions play automatically based on your location ✅ Travel at your own pace ✅ Tours work offline using GPS, no cell service or WiFi needed ✅ Suggested itineraries for half, full or multi day use ✅ No time limits or expiry, free updates Purchase one tour per vehicle.
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  • 8 to 16 hours
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$7.99
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$7.99
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Banff Authentic Culture & Nature 3-Day tour in the Canadian Rockies

Banff Authentic Culture & Nature 3-Day tour in the Canadian Rockies

Authentic culture & nature 3-days guided tour exploring the Rocky Mountain National Parks of Canada! ☆ Experience greater flexibility exploring Banff town, Cowboy BBQ cookout & Rockies Heli tour ☆ Discover Pyramid Lake, Maligne Lake, and Athabasca Falls on this guided tour from Calgary or Banff. ☆ Explore Columbia Icefield directly at your feet ☆ Professional local tour guide and driver
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  • 3 days
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$640.33
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Rocky Explore from Calgary to Banff, Lake Louise, Icefield & Jasper 5-Day Tour

Rocky Explore from Calgary to Banff, Lake Louise, Icefield & Jasper 5-Day Tour

Rocky 5-days guided tour exploring the Rocky Mountain National Parks of Canada! ☆ Complimentary :【Basin and Cave Historical Site】admission ☆ Free time in Banff Town:Optional activities at your choices ☆ Visit Basin and Cave Historical Site, Banff’s story starts from there ☆ Classical sightseeing: Banff, lake louise, moraine lake, icefield, jasper, maligne lake , yoho national park, Hiking at Maligne Canyon, Insta Picture at Peyto Lake, and Sunwapta Falls ☆ 4 nights hotel: 1N@Icefield Parkway + 1N@Kanaskies+1N@Jasper+1N@Calgary ☆ Recommended activities: Lake Louise gondola + Snowcoach+ Skywalk+Maligne Cruise ☆ Authentic Activities Option: Ranch BBQ, Icefield Heli Tour
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  • 5 days
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Lake Louise and the Icefields Parkway - Full-Day Tour
"Very knowledgeable. Robbie was a very good story teller. Made effort to speak to everyone. Took photos when we asked."..."
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Athabasca Glacier Snow Trip from Banff
"The tour was more enjoyable as Jeff, Tia, Sean and Ben were all so kind and funny and accommodating."..."
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Jasper to Banff One-Way Tour
"Great trip with Norm (The farm boy from Saskatchewan) who was very informative, especially as regards bears. Great trip on the Athabasca glacier on the big snow tractor buses. Also the stunning visit to Peyto lake, colours were amazing."..."
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Columbia Icefield Adventure 1-Day Tour from Calgary or Banff
"Allan was super nice, informative and pleasant to be around, took us safely up to the Columbia Icefields with a nice sense of humor he made the day extra beautiful. I super recommend Allan (the driver), Calgary Tours - Viator (the travel agency) and the trip "Columbia Icefields 1 day trip"..."
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Icefields Parkway | Open Top Jeep Wrangler Experience | Off the Beaten Path
"This tour of the Icefields Parkway and Banff National Park is truly a once in a lifetime experience, and Jerzy was an amazingly knowledgeable, passionate and kind guide for the same. Jerzy showed us all the prominent sites on the Icefields Parkway - Bow Lake, Peyto Lake, Columbia Icefield and more. He not only had loads of information on each of the sites, but knew the best photo spots and trails for some amateur hiking as well. Jerzy was also extremely accommodating, as he also showed us Lake Minnewanka (we had not been able to see it earlier), got us hiking gear and clicked several professional photographs with his DSLR. All this coupled with his passion and enthusiasm really made the trip special. The entire drive was magnificent and extremely scenic (rated amongst the Top 5 drives in the world by NatGeo) and I truly believe that a trip to Banff would be incomplete without visiting the Icefields Parkway. I highly recommend this tour with Jerzy to anyone visiting Banff National Park."..."
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Private Tour of Lake Louise and the Icefield Parkway for up to 12 guests
"Go with beyond Banff. Robbie is an amazing guide, very knowledgeable and very accommodating. Thank you again for the wonderful time!"..."
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Banff & The Icefields Parkway | Small Group Active Full Day Adventure Tour
"We had a great time with our guide, Dale. We were able to see a ton of sights in the 8 hours, and even beat the crowds to Lake Louise. Loved it overall, highly recommend"..."
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Glacier Day Tour: Calgary, Bow Lake, Columbia Icefield
"We enjoyed our Japser trip very much. We went on the tour in early May, although some of the spots were not yet opened at the time, our tour guide Will is very resourceful and took us to a lot of alternative scenic spots. He is also extremely helpful and informative. We learnt a lot about the landforms in the rockies, enjoyed wonderful scenery, and even got to see a grizzly bear along the way. It really is a once in a lifetime experience and we enjoyed it a lot all thanks to Will! Would definitely recommend the tour to others."..."
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Icefields Parkway: a Smartphone Audio Driving Tour
"We enjoyed the suggestions for places to stop & information. The drive of course was incredible too. Trivia was a fun touch. Will look for more tours in the future. For the price you can't go wrong."..."
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Private Tour for up to 24 guests of Lake Louise and the Icefield Parkway
"Rob Jr. and his father are the best guides you can find in Banff and the surrounding areas. White glove service and extremely knowledgeable."..."
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