Apr – Nov
Season
8:30am
Departure Time
3 Hours
Duration
All Ages
Age
Leisurely
Activity

Uncover the secrets of a historic mountain haven, with a local guide leading the way. Gaze at stunning views, stroll down spectacular trails and hear legends of Banff’s past.

The Town of Banff is an island of culture and history, surrounded by a sea of untamed wilderness. This tour enriches your visit with stories of 11,000 years of history, hidden in these rugged hills.

Navigate a half-day journey to some of the most important landmarks in the area. You’ll stop at the iconic Banff Springs Hotel, Bow Falls, Lake Minnewanka and the “oh wow!” view at Surprise Corner.

Venture down peaceful pine-scented trails and learn about wildlife habitat and behaviour. Ask as many questions as you like, as our guides are experts and love to share their knowledge.  Don’t forget your camera – we spot wildlife on 95% of these tours.

Included
  • Small group size (up to 24 guests per guide)
  • Professional certified guide
  • Hands on interpretive tools
  • Light snack & refreshment
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
Guide Quote

Rose's Pick

"You'll connect with the park's summer beauty." - Rose , Manager of Guiding Operations

Itinerary and highlights:

1

Bow Falls

Water crashes over ancient limestone creating a spectacle of sound and sight.
2

Banff Springs Hotel

The Castle of the Rockies is the railway’s contribution to the building of Canada.
3

Bankhead

An abandonded mining town and relic of Banff’s industrial past.
4

Surprise Corner

A higher view of Bow Falls and the majestic Banff Springs Hotel.
5

Hoodoos Lookout

What is a hoodoo? Understand the lay of the land.
6

Lake Minnewanka

An underwater village, native history, and a pleasant refreshment break.
Included
  • Small group size (up to 24 guests per guide)
  • Professional certified guide
  • Hands on interpretive tools
  • Light snack & refreshment
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
Guide Quote

Rose's Pick

"You'll connect with the park's summer beauty." - Rose , Manager of Guiding Operations

Your tour is provided by Discover Banff Tours Ltd.

Approx return time: Tour returns to Banff approx 11:30am.

Please remember to bring:  Your camera and a smile!

Included
  • Small group size (up to 24 guests per guide)
  • Professional certified guide
  • Hands on interpretive tools
  • Light snack & refreshment
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
Guide Quote

Rose's Pick

"You'll connect with the park's summer beauty." - Rose , Manager of Guiding Operations

Discover Banff and It's Wildlife