Category Archives: Guided Tours and Activities

Discover Banff and Its Wildlife Tour

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sundogs3BANFF, Alberta – Learn about Banff’s rich history on a guided tour through some of the Canadian Rockies most popular sightseeing attractions. Jasper Vacations Tours departs daily from Banff on wildlife and sightseeing tours that will connect you to the history and folklore of the region.

You will have the chance to take short walks with rewarding sweeping views and panoramic vistas. There are plenty of opportunities on this three hour tour to snap pictures of stunning frozen scenery and winter wildlife.

The tour stops at several important and scenic locations in Banff National Park including A Canadian National Historic Site, the Cave & Basin. Your guide will educate you on the daily habits of Canadian Rockies wildlife and how animals adapt to survive the winter season.

Discover Banff Tour

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sundogs3BANFF, Alberta – Jasper Vacations Tours provides interpretive tours that will take you to all the hot spots in Banff with the option to include a gondola ride. See the main attractions in a bustling yet serene Canadian Rockies mountain town.

Jasper Vacations Tours offers this tour through the summer months and has several pick up and drop off locations. You can choose to include the cost of the Gondola ticket in the Jasper Vacations Tour price.

On the Discover Banff Tour, you will have the chance to learn about local wildlife, geology and folklore. The highlight of the tour is a stop at the Banff Gondola ride which gives you are sweeping 360 aerial views of the 6 surrounding mountain ranges.

Lake Minnewanka Cruise

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sundogs3BANFF, Alberta – Jasper Vacations Tours offers touring packages to Lake Minnewanka while highlighting many of the popular attractions in the Canadian Rockies. Take a cruise on Banff’s most pristine waters while watching for wildlife sightings and admiring majestic mountaintops.

Jasper Vacations’s guided tour sets out from the town of Banff, passes Cascade Mountain on to the Cascade Falls. Be on the look out for native wildlife sightings including big horned sheep, mountain goats, elk, deer, and even the occasional bear.

Lake Minnewanka is nestled between majestic Canadian Rocky Mountains such as the Hoodoo Clusters and Mount Aylmer. The return trip to Banff passes through the beautiful Two Jack Lake area.

Evening Wildlife Tour and Cruise

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sundogs3BANFF, Alberta – Adventure out on an evening wildlife tour and boat cruise which practically guarantees native wildlife sightings. Set out on a Canadian Rockies wildlife viewing adventure in Banff National Park with Jasper Vacations Tours.

The tour starts with a comfortable coach ride along Cascade Mountain to Lake Minnewanka. Banff National Park comes to life in the evenings with a bustle of wildlife activity so have your camera ready to capture a flurry of activity from bighorn sheep and mountain goats to deer and even bears.

Jasper Vacations Tours has several pick-up and drop-off locations in the town of Banff and the tour runs for approximately four hours with plenty of wildlife sighting opportunities.

Discover Lake Louise and Moraine Lake

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sundogs3BANFF, Alberta – Jasper Vacations Tours offers daily tour departures from the town of Banff through the scenic and serene mountain lakes of Banff National Park. Tour the beautiful Canadian Rockies terrain surrounding Lake Louise and Moraine Lake.

The guided tour meanders through Banff National Park’s magnificent collection of glacial lakes. Once you arrive at Lake Louise, you can see the reflection of the Victoria Glacier and Mount Victoria in the calm lake waters. During the tour, be on the look out for wildlife sightings such as elk, deer, and mountain goats.

The tour departs daily from the town of Banff from several locations. Make sure to bring your camera along to snap some shots of the castle-like Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise before the tour’s finale at Moraine Lake.

Jasper to Banff Tour

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sundogs3JASPER, Alberta – See many of the Canadian Rockies main attractions on an interpretive tour running from Jasper to Banff, Alberta. Jasper Vacations Tours operates guided tours between two of Alberta’s most scenic mountain towns including a stop at the Columbia Icefields between destinations.

The tour follows Canada’s most scenic highway, the Icefields Parkway, and stops at several scenic and popular sightseeing destinations along the way. Jasper Vacations offers either a one way excursion ending in Banff or Lake Louise or the option to continue back to Jasper. The tour lasts between 6 and 12 hours depending on whether you decide on a one-way or round-trip excursion.

On the tour, you will see Bow Lake, the Weeping Wall, Crowfoot Glacier, Athabasca Falls and Sunwapta Falls. The highlight of the tour is a stop at the Athabasca Glacier where visitors can take the opportunity to ride the Snowcoach Tour onto the glacial fields.

Miette Hotsprings Tour

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Discover Jasper Wildlife and Go For A Swim in Natural Hot Springs
with Jasper Vacations!

With great opportunities for wildlife viewing, you don’t want to miss this Jasper sightseeing trip with Jasper Vacations. See mountain sheep, deer, coyotes, loons, eagles, elks, osprey, and eagles, and more on your way to the Miette Hot Springs. This natural hot springs is the warmest in the Canadian Rockies. Take a dip in the pool and take a hike to the source of the springs. After an hour and a half, we’ll return, and you’ll have the opportunity to do more Jasper wildlife sightseeing.

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Covered Wagon & Float Trip

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Inside Out Experience – Covered Wagon & Float Trip

Enjoy an old-fashioned horse-drawn wagon ride that will take you on a scenic 3km trip along the back-country trails of Boundary Ranch.

En-route, keep your eyes open for a chance to spot our local wildlife; there’s even a spot to view our buffalo in their viewing paddock. As the ride takes that last turn before home, you’ll be able to smell the mouth-watering aroma of the barbeque. Adults will enjoy a barbequed 6oz steak, baked potato with all the trimmings, Boundary baked beans, Caesar salad, and wind it all down with coffee/tea and home-baked pie with ice cream. Children will enjoy a Boundary hot dog with all the trimmings, potato chips, ice cream, ice tea or a fountain pop.

After lunch, head off to Seebe to enjoy a half day trip on the calm, scenic Bow River. You and your group will be enjoying a day of unforgettable scenery and interesting stories as our professional guides teach you about the history of the area. This is a gentle float trip that offers great scenery and calm waters. There is no whitewater on this tour.

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Saddle & Paddle Experience

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Inside Out Experience – Saddle & Paddle Experience

Explore the magnificence of the Canadian Rockies on horseback!

Begin your adventure day with a magical 2 hour guided trail ride and get a panoramic view of the Kananaskis River Valley. Enjoy a delicious barbecue lunch at Boundary Ranch and then head to Inside Out Experience for an exciting afternoon of rafting adventure.

Spend approximately 2 hours on the river surfing, splashing, playing games and paddling through the rapids on professionally guided rafts. Hear stories of past cowboys, outlaws and heroes that roamed the area or keep your eyes open for the local resident wildlife. At the end of your adventure quench your thirst with complimentary refreshments and swap stories of your experience!

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Spring Rafting Events in the Canadian Rockies

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Spring is arriving slowly but surely in the Canadian Rockies, and that means the time for one of the Rockies most popular activities, whitewater rafting. Here’s a quick guide to Rockies rafting events coming up this spring.

Alberta offers great spring rafting vacation options.

The 3 Rivers White Water Rendezvous from May 21-24 is one great long weekend filled with river runs, races, film nights, pancake breakfasts, camping and even kayak lessons to sharpen your skills on the water.

Local Southern Alberta paddling groups, such as the Pinch’O’Crow Creekers, pair up with the Alberta Whitewater Association (AWA) to host trips down Carbondale, The Old Man, Crowsnest, Castle and Elk rivers, to name a few. The rivers here range from class I-II to III-IV along with a huge waterfall in the area where daredevils put on quite a show for the crowd. This is a great family-friendly event, the weekend festival gives kids the opportunity to receive top quality coaching from great slalom kayakers as well as freestyle paddlers and river runners.

Novice paddlers can take a clinic through the AWA, and learn about everything from flatwater lessons to advanced river skills, slalom kayaking clinics and races from novice to advanced, freestyle clinics, festivals and rodeos for all skill levels, and even downriver and wild water races for the competitive set.

For more opportunities to get out on Alberta’s rivers, get out to the Paddlefest in Sundre (Jul 9-11), Slave River Festival through Fort Smith, NWT, into Alberta (Jul 30-Aug 2), Grande Cache River Rendezvous (Jun 11-13), Brierlies Fest at Rocky Mountain House (Jul 2-5), Kanfest in Seebe (Aug 14-15) and the Provincial White Water Championships in Seebe (Sep 3-6).