- Lake Minnewanka Boat Cruise & Tours
- Sightseeing Gondolas & Attractions
- Wildlife Tours
Combo Package; look for wildlife on a twilight tour, ride a chairlift to 7,000′ and do a fun and informative cruise Banff’s Lake Minnewanka.
Included: Evening Wildlife Safari (start time varies seasonally)
Where do you find the animals of Banff when the sun goes down? Your guide will know! Keep your eyes peeled for twilight wildlife encounters as you view rare animal artifacts and learn about local wildlife, safe wildlife watching practices and the importance of wildlife management in Banff National Park.
Included: Banff Sightseeing Chairlift (open ticket)
Soar to the sky on an 8 minute open-air chairlift ride over a natural bear habitat up to 7,000 feet at Mt Norquay, with breathtaking views of Banff and the Bow Valley. At the top, you can relax over a snack or meal, craft brews or a glass of wine at the Cliffhouse Bistro, or look for bighorn sheep as you walk along the interpretive walkway.
Included: Lake Minnewanka Boat Cruise (various times available)
Take to the water on Banff National Park’s largest lake, Lake Minnewanka, on a 1 hour interpretive boat cruise under the towering peaks of breathtaking mountains. Interpretive guides will share stories of native folklore and the submerged village of Minnewanka Landing while you survey the shoreline for animals such as bighorn sheep.
Activities in this package can be taken on the same day or on different days.
The best parts of the Evening Wildlife Safari for most people include the following:
Interpretation and Education
The best parts of the Banff Sightseeing Chairlift for most people include the following:
Ride to 7,000 feet at Mount Norquay
Mountain top dining and facilities
The best parts of the Banff Lake Cruise for most people include the following:
1 hour interpretive boat tour
The free shuttle bus runs throughout the day from Banff with several pick-up locations.
Free Shuttle Bus Schedule (Valid from June 11 to October 9 2022)
|Train Station Info Centre||07:55||08:50||09:50||10:50||11:50||12:50||13:50||14:50||15:50||16:50||17:50||18:35|
|Mt Royal Parking Lot||07:57||08:52||09:52||10:52||11:52||12:52||13:52||14:52||15:52||16:52||17:52|
|Banff Park Lodge (Opposite)||08:00||08:55||09:55||10:55||11:55||12:55||13:55||14:55||15:55||16:55||17:55|
|ARRIVES AT NORQUAY||08:10||09:10||10:10||11:10||12:10||13:10||14:10||15:10||16:10||17:10||18:10|
|RETURN TO BANFF||09:35||10:35||11:35||12:35||13:35||14:35||15:35||16:35||17:20||18:20||19:10|
Stoney Squaw Mountain
Distance: 4.2 km return
Elevation Gain: 190m
Time Required: 2 hours
Hike through a beautiful lodgepole pine and spruce tree forest for a unique view of Cascade Mountain, and peaks of the Fairholme Range. During the ascent, hikers will enjoy unique views of Banff, Vermilion Lakes and surrounding mountain ranges. This trail is also popular for mountain biking.
Distance: 15.4 km return
Elevation Gain: 640m
Time Required: 4-6 hours
The hike begins at the Mt. Norquay ski area, crosses a bridge over Forty Mile Creek, and then zigzags its way through the dense forest to Cascade Amphitheatre. As you emerge into the amphitheatre, impressively enclosed by limestone cliffs, keep your eyes out for wildflowers.
Alternatively, the Roam Transit bus runs seasonally from downtown Banff to Lake Minnewanka.
- Activities in this package can be taken on the same day or on different days.
- Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed.
- The minimum age for this package is 2, and children aged 15 years and under must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian.
- The maximum combined weight is 226kg (500lbs) per chair.
- Photo ID may be required for identity verification.
- Tours for the Banff Lake Cruise are weather permitting, particularly early and late season departures.
- Please note that the Evening Wildlife Safari requires a minimum of 4 participants, please call the day prior to confirm the tour.