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Explore the historic landmarks and natural wonders near the city 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, use of binoculars and light refreshments.


  • Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Banff and its wildlife
  • Visit historic places and famous landmarks
  • Learn about the history and geology of the area from your knowledgeable guide
  • Complimentary pickup and drop off from most Banff hotels

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What You Can Expect

Summer Tour: Banff and its Wildlife

Visit The Cave & Basin National Historic Site on your Discover Banff Summer Tour

Learn the stories behind the most famous natural and historic sights near the renowned resort town of Banff on this small-group, half-day tour. Discover the history and geology of the Banff area and get an overview of the unique landmarks that give this mountain town its distinctive flair.

Begin with pickup from your hotel in Banff. Check with your tour operator for exact departure times. Then spend some time enjoying the outdoor wonders of Banff, including Bow Falls, Surprise Corner, Lake Minnewanka, the Hoodoos, as well as a look inside the distinctive Banff Springs Hotel. Your tour concludes with a drop-off back at your Banff hotel.

Please note this tour is seasonal and only operates between April and mid-October.

Customer Reviews

Salvacion A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

We really had fun and our kids enjoy the trip!

Janet T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

love banff and this tour was great our tour guide was excellent

William K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

I was a great way to get acclimated to Banff and both learn my way around town and the history of the town. It was a morning well spent. Our guide Jordan did a very good job.

Paul O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Becky was a most awesome tour guide. The hot chocolate and Two Jacks lake was very nice touch.

Britney J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2012

Great way to see the sights of Banff and learn about its history. Great guide, would definitely suggest it.

Lori W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2011

Wonderful tour; beautiful scenery and a very interesting, fun, responsible tour guide.

Gary W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2011

The tour was excellent and very good value for money. The guide,a gentleman calley Roy, was very friendly and very knowledgeable. He enhanced our enjoyment of the tour. Booking tours like this in advance through Viator is splendid especially as, having paid in advance, you can budget more easily on your holiday

Jeff D USA

4 star rating: Recommended October 2013

Even though the bus was small you should have had some seats upfront for handicapped people. Did see some rutting elks the wish we had seen other types of wildlife

William W USA

4 star rating: Recommended July 2012

We really enjoyed seeing wildlife in a natural environment on our tour.

Though there are no guarantees of seeing wildlife, our guide did a great job of finding Elk, Mule Deer, and Bears and where possible stopped to allow us to take photographs.

In addition to seeing wildlife, the tour also made stops at some beautiful locations such as the Bow River Falls and at several lakes.

Kevin F

4 star rating: Recommended May 2012

Great guide with good local knowledge.

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