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Get a quick immersion in the stunning environment surrounding the city of Banff on this 4-hour tour. You’ll discover natural attractions like the hoodoos, strange rock pillars twisted by millions of years of wind, and take in fantastic views on a Banff Gondola ride up to Sulphur Mountain. You can also upgrade to include a cruise on placid Lake Minnewanka. This Banff sightseeing tour includes hotel pickup and drop-off.


  • Banff sightseeing tour
  • Take a ride on the Banff Gondola up to the top of Sulphur Mountain at an elevation of 7,486 feet (2,281 meters)
  • Admire fabulous views of the Canadian Rockies
  • Travel along Tunnel Mountain Drive to see Cascade Mountain, Mt Rundle and Bow Falls
  • Upgrade your tour to include a cruise on Lake Minnewanka
  • Round-trip transport from Banff hotels included

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What You Can Expect

Banff City Sightseeing Tour

Enjoy the scenery along Tunnel Mountain Drive

This 4-hour tour of the spectacular natural landscape surrounding the city of Banff is the perfect introduction to this famous Canadian resort town and Banff National Park.

Begin your tour with hotel pickup, and then proceed along to Sulphur Mountain. Here you will make an ascent to the top of Sulphur Mountain aboard the Banff Gondola, which ferries passengers to the peak of the 7,486-foot (2,281-meter) mountain. Snap a few photos and then head back down. Next continue to Tunnel Mountain Drive, where you can enjoy views of the town, Mount Rundle, Cascade Mountain and Bow Falls. Along the way, you’ll also have a chance to view the hoodoos, a series of interesting rock pillars shaped by countless years of wind and water.

End your day at Two Jack Viewpoint and Lake Minnewanka, and then head back down the mountain for drop-off at your hotel. 

Optional upgrade:If you’d like to continue the fun, select the tour option that includes a cruise on nearby Lake Minnewanka.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

The gondola ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain was fantastic. But WOW!! the view from the top was awesome.
All other stops were fantastic too. I upgraded and did the Lake Minnewanka Cruise, glade I did. The cruise guides
were telling us the the history and many interesting tales about the area, some of witch were very funny.
They kept us entertained. I would recommend doing this tour.

patricia r

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Great tour. Tour guides were great. Time spent and places visited were perfect for seeing the highlights of the Banff area. We took this tour on one day and then the Mountains and Waterfalls the next day. It worked out perfect as there were no repeat places we visited. Picked up and returned to our hotel on time.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

We loved the gondola ride to the top of Sulfur Mountain. It even snowed while we were up there!

Tina P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

We really enjoyed this tour. The scenery was incredible and the guides were awesome. I would take this tour again.

Sandra R Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

This was a great tour such beautiful scenery to see before we left the wonderful place.

Domenic R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

We took this tour with the optional Gondola ride and Boat ride. They were both well worth it.
In addition to the sites visited the tour gives a good perspective of the Banff area that was very helpful later in our trip. We took this tour on day one.

The guides were helpful and knowledgeable. The views from the gondola and the viewing platform were incredible. The boat ride on an incredibly blue lake was beautiful and relaxing.

Jan D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Lots to see, driver was excellent with good stories. In a relatively short time you will see a lot of Banff highlights. Enough time to look around. Highly recommended.

Patricia B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Lovely tour. The highlights of Banff. The tour guides were informative friendly and helpful


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

A good introduction to Banff and an enjoyable trip. We were pleased we saw some of the local wild life along the journey. Some good photo opportunities.

John M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Great tour. Loved the tour especially around the golf course where we saw a lot of wild life. The gondola was fun although no one would take cell phone pictures so they could be forwarded to friends right away. This is because professional pix being taken. Does anyone ever buy these?? The only complaint is we were staying in Cnnmore and had to wait more than an hour for a bus to take us back. Glad we did not have an appointment. The bus station was clean and comfortable. Just wish we had known. VERY good tour director and loved they had apples and water.

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