This 6,641 square kilometer park is packed with some of the world’s most fascinating and beautiful natural sites, such as the emerald waters of Lake Louise, the profuse wild flowers of Sunshine Meadows, and the Canadian Rockies’ most famous view at Lake Morraine.
Banff National Park also offers a wide array of activities, including hiking, backpacking, skiing and snowboarding, canoeing, helicopter touring… the list goes on of fun things you and your friends and family can enjoy in the park.
The town of Banff also offers a terrific place to enjoy your vacation time. Located in the middle of some of the Canadian Rockies’ most beautiful peaks, you’ll find Banff to be a vibrant community full of arts, festivals, world-class restaurants, luxurious accommodations, and friendly people.
Lake Louise Tours
For many decades the interest of visitors was based around finding a route to the Pacific Ocean. It was not until the Canadian Pacific Railway pushed through these peaks that people came to stay. Enjoy our stories of the people, geology, and creation of these mountain towns.
Sightseeing from the Banff Gondola
Marvel at the unsurpassed view of Banff and the Bow Valley in a breathtaking journey to the top of Sulphur Mountain. You will feel like you’re on top of the world when you are standing on the spacious main level observation deck. Be sure to bring a sweater or light jacket as the wind can become quite cool at 2,285 metres above sea level.
Trips to the Calgary Stampede
For 10 days every July, Calgary is the THE place to be for a taste of the Canadian West! At the Greatest Show on Earth you’ll take in the Stampede Grounds (midway, live entertainment, agriculture & livestock exhibit, and food booths), the Chuckwagon Races, the Grandstand Show and the world-famous Rodeo. These tours include a round-trip transfer between Calgary and Banff/Canmore.
Tour the Columbia Icefield
Experience the Icefields Parkway, one of the most scenic roadways in Canada, and one of the most spectacular mountain highways in the world. The Columbia Icefield is the Parkway’s crown jewel, where you venture out onto the surface of the Athabasca Glacier in a specialized 4×4 vehicle.
What better way to experience the towering peaks and unrivalled beauty of Western Canada than by experiencing the wonders of the Canadian Rockies, while flying atop glaciers and valleys on a helicopter tour. Whether you fancy heli-hiking, ice-walking or simply an exhilarating ride amidst the majestic mountains, there are plenty of options for you to choose from. Don’t forget your camera!
Horse and Wagon Tours
Spend a few hours, or a full day enjoying the sights in and around Banff in true Western style guided by a cowboy guide. Explore the trails around Banff townsite by horseback, or in the comfort of a covered wagon.
Tours of Yoho National Park and Lake Louise
Begin your journey from beautiful Banff and learn about the natural forces that have shaped the appearance of the lakes and streams found in this area of the Rocky Mountains. Enjoy a stop at Moraine Lake before crossing the Great Divide to experience Yoho National Park, Emerald Lake, Natural Bridge and Takakkaw Falls.
Minnewanka Lake Bout Tour
Spend a few hours outside the town of Banff on Lake Minnewanka, the largest lake in Banff National Park. Enjoy a cruise and experience some of the most interesting and spectacular scenery found anywhere in the Canadian Rockies.
Tour the Whyte Museum
Experience Banff’s culture through the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, Banff Park Museum, the Cave and Basin, Banff Gondola and Lake Minnewanka. It’s a convenient and economical way to learn about the people, history, wildlife and geology of Banff’s past.
Enjoy a relaxing few hours floating along the Bow River. The scenery is fantastic and wildlife, waterfowl, and wildflowers are abundant in the area. Please dress for the weather and remember that warm casual clothing is appropriate for our tours. The temperature can be cool, so we advise you to bring an extra layer – a jacket if it looks breezy and a hat if you are sun-sensitive.