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The Bow Falls are located on the Bow River in Alberta's Banff National Park, within walking distance of the Banff Springs Hotel. The short, wide, cascading falls make for a popular sightseeing stop, likely because of how accessible the natural destination is—the falls can be easily enjoyed by people of all abilities and all ages. Trails for pedestrians and cyclists wind along the south shore of the Bow River and its rapids, with the walking trail climbing up to the clifftop where the falls begin (bicycles aren’t allowed at the top).

The viewing areas at Bow Falls offer vistas of the river and the falls themselves, while a cement promenade located at the base of the cascade has a few benches to sit on, though most people sit on the ledge of the promenade and enjoy the views from there. At the far end of the promenade is a small, sandy beach where rafting and kayak tours often begin.

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Lake Louise and the Icefield Parkway - Full-Day Tour
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Lake Louise and the Icefield 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
  • Taking safety measures
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US$140.99
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US$140.99
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Summer Tour: Banff and its Wildlife
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Summer Tour: Banff and its Wildlife

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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 guided tour includes hotel pickup and drop-off in Banff, a professional guide, and light refreshments.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$64.45
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Winter Tour: Banff and Its Wildlife

Winter Tour: Banff and Its Wildlife

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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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$62.70
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US$62.70
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1 Hour Spray River Ride
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1 Hour Spray River Ride

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Follow in the footsteps of Canada’s rugged pioneers during this guided horseback ride through stunning Banff National Park. Get access to more sights in less time, moving swiftly through the tranquil Canadian wilderness. Highlights include a first-hand peek at Bow Falls and its surrounding mountain range and a chance to lead your horse across Spray River.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$75.77
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US$75.77
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Banff Area 1-Day Tour from Calgary or Banff

Banff Area 1-Day Tour from Calgary or Banff

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Explore many of Banff National Park’s key sights—and don’t worry about driving yourself—on this stress-free, full-day tour from Calgary or Banff Town. Set off in the morning, and travel in an air-conditioned coach. You’ll visit landmarks like Sulphur Mountain (upgrade for a gondola ride) and the dramatic Bow Falls, will tour the Johnston Canyon Walk, and will have time at leisure for wandering and lunch (own expense) in Banff Town.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$118.66
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Private Tour for 1 to 10 guests of Lake Louise and the Icefield Parkway

Private Tour for 1 to 10 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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US$565.24
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Winter 4-Day Rocky Fairmont Tour

Winter 4-Day Rocky Fairmont Tour

4-day guided tour exploring the Rocky Mountain National Parks of Canada! ☆ Guaranteed 3-nights for Fairmont Hotels ☆ Explore the famous Banff National Parks ☆ Free rental for Snowshoe and trail crampons
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  • 4 days
  • Taking safety measures
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US$644.92
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4-Day Winter Banff Mini Tour

4-Day Winter Banff Mini Tour

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Fascinating 4-day guided tour exploring the Rocky Mountain National Parks of Canada! ☆ Rocky Mountain Gateway. Starting from Calgary, it takes only 1.5 hours to enter the scenic area of the National Park ☆ Completely transparent itinerary, ensuring you a productive and pleasant time during your visit to natural gems in the National Parks, offering you a unique travel experience! ☆ Our transparent itinerary ensures you a productive and fulfilling trip as you go sightseeing at the natural gems in the National Park ☆ The classic itinerary covers the world-famous National Parks, Banff National Park
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  • 4 days
  • Taking safety measures
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US$541.34
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Banff Day Trip From Calgary

Banff Day Trip From Calgary

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Spend the day exploring the incredible scenery of the Canadian Rockies during this day trip from Calgary to the mountain town of Banff and its surrounding attractions. Canada’s first national park, one of the world’s premier destination spots. Whether you only have a short amount of time in Calgary, or are looking for a no-hassle way to experience the celebrated natural beauty of Alberta, this day trip is a great choice. Itinerary: • Start your trip from your Hotel (7:00am) • Banff Gondola Ride: Enjoy a 360 view of Banff. (Stop for about 2 hours) • Bow Falls: A gushing waterfall near town which offers great photo opportunities. (stop for about 20 mins) • Surprise Corner: Great spot where most of the famous pictures have been taken of the Fairmont Banff Spring Hotels. (Stops for about 15 mins) • Banff Town: The biggest town of national towns, many shops and restaurants wait for your discovery. Lake Minnewanka & Two Jack Lake. • Finally, we return to Calgary and arrive around 5pm.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$646.10
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US$646.10
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Lake Louise and Banff Day Trip

Lake Louise and Banff Day Trip

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Spend the day exploring the incredible scenery of the Canadian Rockies during this day trip from Calgary to the Lake Louise, Banff and its surrounding attractions. Canada’s first national park, one of the world’s premier destination spots. Whether you only have a short amount of time in Calgary, or are looking for a no-hassle way to experience the celebrated natural beauty of Alberta, this day trip is a great choice. Itinerary: • Start you trip from your Hotel (7:00am) • First Up, we'll visit Moraine Lake. (30 Mins) • Then will head to Lake Louise. (30 Mins) • Banff Town: The Biggest town of National towns, many shops and restaurants wait for your discovery.(Stop here for 2 Hours) • Bow Falls: A gushing waterfall near town which offers great photo opportunities. (stop for about 15 mins) • Surprise Corner: (Stops for about 15 mins) • Banff Gondola Ride: Enjoy a 360 view of Banff. (Stop for about 2 hours) • Finally, we return to Calgary and arrive around 5pm.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$708.37
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2-Hour Guided Banff Townsite e-Bike Explorer
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2-Hour Guided Banff Townsite e-Bike Explorer

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Banff's only guided townsite tour by e-bike! Avoid the crowds and traffic in the big bus as you coast along bike paths and side streets immersed in the fresh air and stunning mountain vistas around Banff townsite.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$71.97
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Classic 5D-Banff, Jasper &Yoho National Park Tour from Calgary(Airport transfer)

Classic 5D-Banff, Jasper &Yoho National Park Tour from Calgary(Airport transfer)

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Classic 5-days guided tour exploring the Rocky Mountain National Parks of Canada! ☆ Guaranteed 2-nights stay in Banff and 1-night in Jasper ☆ Save Time! Explore 3 famous National Parks, Banff, YOHO and Jasper in Canada within 4 days ☆ Explore Columbia Icefield directly at your feet ☆ Professional local tour guide and driver
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  • 5 days
  • Taking safety measures
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US$815.33
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Classic Banff Day Tour: Banff, Sulphur Mountain, Johnston Canyon

Classic Banff Day Tour: Banff, Sulphur Mountain, Johnston Canyon

Bird’s Eye View of Banff: Ride the [Sulphur Mountain] Gondola for a panorama view of Banff at an altitude of 2900 ft. on the mountains.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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Private Tour of Lake Louise and the Icefield Parkway for up to 13 guests

Private Tour of Lake Louise and the Icefield Parkway for up to 13 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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US$889.50
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Rockies Special 2-Day (Banff National Park and Columbia Icefield)

Rockies Special 2-Day (Banff National Park and Columbia Icefield)

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Explore the frozen expanses of the Columbia Icefield, snap photos of the snow-covered peaks of the Rocky Mountains, and learn about the erosive legacy around Banff and Jasper's national parks. Continue on to the shores of Bow Lake, where you can snap photos of the Waputik Range's jagged peaks, and check out the icy foot of the Crowfoot Glacier, and then swing by Peyto Lake whose blue-green waters seem to glow due to their high mineral content. From the quaint mountainside town of Banff, to the must-visit natural attraction Johnston Canyon (if closed, replaced by Lake Minnwanka). Scope out the snow-dusted peaks, misty falls, and dramatic canyons around Banff as you explore this rugged slice of Alberta with an experienced guide.
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  • 2 days
  • Taking safety measures
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US$358.13
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GPS-Guided Audio Driving Tour between Lake Louise and Calgary

GPS-Guided Audio Driving Tour between Lake Louise and Calgary

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Use your smartphone & vehicle's stereo to make your drive come alive! Using GPS, our fun game show host like tour guides will transform this beautiful drive into a sight-seeing, fact-finding, trivia-answering, family-friendly adventure! Enhance your drive between destinations, or use as a one way stand alone tour. Hear about stop-worthy things to see & do, local animals, popular people, historical events & more. Over 45 points of interest will keep you entertained and take your road trip to the next level! Route. Trans-Canada Highway 1 between Lake Louise & Calgary. Travel in either direction. Freedom. Enjoy anytime, not just on your booking date. Stop & start anywhere along the route. Hands Free. Fun audio clips play automatically as you drive. Live GPS map. No data used during tour. Trivia Fun. Each point of interest has a fun trivia question included in the audio. Keep score or just listen! Inexpensive. Only 1 tour booking needed per vehicle.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$4.85
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GPS-Guided Audio Driving Tour between Banff and Calgary

GPS-Guided Audio Driving Tour between Banff and Calgary

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Use your smartphone & vehicle's stereo to make your drive come alive! Using GPS, our fun game show host like tour guides will transform this beautiful drive into a sight-seeing, fact-finding, trivia-answering, family-friendly adventure! Enhance your drive between destinations, or use as a one way stand alone tour. Hear about stop-worthy things to see & do, local animals, popular people, historical events & more. Over 45 points of interest will keep you entertained and take your road trip to the next level! Route. Trans-Canada Highway 1 between Banff & Calgary. Travel in either direction. Freedom. Enjoy anytime, not just on your booking date. Stop & start anywhere along the route. Hands Free. Fun audio clips play automatically as you drive. Live GPS map. No data used during tour. Trivia Fun. Each point of interest has a fun trivia question included in the audio. Keep score or just listen! Inexpensive. Only 1 tour booking needed per vehicle.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$4.98
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The Sights of Banff GPS-Guided Audio Walking Tour

The Sights of Banff GPS-Guided Audio Walking Tour

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Listen to a tour guide through your smartphone as you explore incredible Banff! On this 5 km (return) sightseeing tour, you'll explore Banff's past as well as it's present as we point out historical buildings, sculptures, sights & attractions. Highlights include the Banff Administration Building, Luxton Home Museum, Central Park & the Cascades of Time Gardens! Don't just see the beauty of Banff, hear what it has to say! Live GPS map shows where you are and where to go next. As you get close, tour guide commentary will automatically play. The tour also comes with a fun location based trivia game. After the commentary plays, look at your device and tap your guess at the answer. Keep the professional tour guide experience, ditch the crowded tour groups, tight schedules and high prices. Enjoy anytime, not just on your booking date. Stop & start anywhere along route. Note: the number of travelers you select is the number of devices you can download the tour to.
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  • 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$4.98
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US$4.98

Classic 4 Day Banff & Jasper National Park of Canada Tour (Airport Transfer)

Classic 4 Day Banff & Jasper National Park of Canada Tour (Airport Transfer)

Classic 4-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 Parks, offering you a unique travel experience! ☆ The classic itinerary allows you to explore the two world-famous National Parks, Banff and Jasper, as well as the Ancient Glaciers along Icefields Parkway!
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  • 4 days
  • Taking safety measures
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US$613.94
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Exquisite Group Tour-Winter Fun 3Day Tour from Calgary RouteA (Airport transfer)

Exquisite Group Tour-Winter Fun 3Day Tour from Calgary RouteA (Airport transfer)

Fascinating 3-day guided tour exploring the Rocky Mountain National Parks of Canada! ☆ Rocky Mountain Gateway. Starting from Calgary, it takes only 1.5 hours to enter the scenic area of the National Park ☆ Completely transparent itinerary, ensuring you a productive and pleasant time during your visit to natural gems in the National Parks, offering you a unique travel experience! ☆ The classic itinerary covers the world-famous National Parks, Banff National Park
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  • 3 days
  • Taking safety measures
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US$406.67
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3D- Rocky Mountain Tour Banff & Yoho National Park (Airport transfer)

3D- Rocky Mountain Tour Banff & Yoho National Park (Airport transfer)

Fascinating Rocky Mountains 3 Days Tour - Route C - exploring the National Parks of Canada! ☆ Completely transparent itinerary, ensuring you a productive and pleasant time during your visit to natural gems in the National Parks, offering you a unique travel experience! ☆ The classic itinerary allows you to explore the two world-famous National Parks, Banff and Yoho!
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  • 3 days
  • Taking safety measures
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US$418.00
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Exquisite Group Tour-Winter Fun 3Day Tour from Calgary RouteC (Airport transfer)

Exquisite Group Tour-Winter Fun 3Day Tour from Calgary RouteC (Airport transfer)

Fascinating 3-day guided tour exploring the Rocky Mountain National Parks of Canada! ☆ Rocky Mountain Gateway. Starting from Calgary, it takes only 1.5 hours to enter the scenic area of the National Park ☆ Completely transparent itinerary, ensuring you a productive and pleasant time during your visit to natural gems in the National Parks, offering you a unique travel experience! ☆ Our transparent itinerary ensures you a productive and fulfilling trip as you go sightseeing at the natural gems in the National Park
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  • 3 days
  • Taking safety measures
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US$360.53
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Fairmont Experience 4D Tour in the Rockies from Calgary RouteB(Airport transfer)

Fairmont Experience 4D Tour in the Rockies from Calgary RouteB(Airport transfer)

Fascinating 4-day guided tour exploring the Rocky Mountain National Parks of Canada! ☆ Rocky Mountain Gateway. Starting from Calgary, it takes only 1.5 hours to enter the scenic area of the National Park! ☆ Stay in Fairmont Banff Springs and other comfortable hotels in the scenic area throughout your journey in the Rocky Mountains! ☆ Our transparent itinerary ensures you a productive and fulfilling trip as you go sightseeing at the natural gems in the National Parks! ☆ The classic itinerary covers the three world-famous national parks, Banff and Yoho!
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  • 4 days
  • Taking safety measures
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US$902.41
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Rockies Select 2-Day Tour (Banff & Yoho National Park)

Rockies Select 2-Day Tour (Banff & Yoho National Park)

Discover the Canadian Rockies’ must-see scenery—and visit two national parks—with this seamless, overnight coach tour from Calgary. Set off in the morning, and explore the wonders of Banff National Park, from Bow Falls to Johnston Canyon, plus Banff Town. After an overnight stay at a 3-star hotel, see mountain-ringed, azure lakes like Lake Louise and Moraine Lake, and sightsee through Yoho National Park, before returning to Calgary.
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  • 2 days
  • Taking safety measures
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US$358.13
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Should I book Bow Falls tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Bow Falls can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Bow Falls 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Bow Falls costs USD 4.85. Guided Bow Falls tours start around USD 4.85 per person.
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