We’ve come a long way from the days when the only way to get from Calgary to Banff was on horseback. You’ve now got a lot more options to choose from to get from Cowtown to your mountain retreat. No matter which route you choose, the journey is truly spectacular.

Banff is one of the most amazing places in the world with a lot of ‘priceless’ and free viewpoints. But in peak seasons, it’s not exactly a cheap place to visit. Now if budget isn’t an issue, there is an array of luxury hotels, high-end restaurants and swanky stores catering to

Banff is a magical wonderland when seen through young eyes. This unspoiled mountain retreat offers your little ones the chance to wander through wild forests, dip their toes in cold glacial lakes, watch the sunsets turn the mountains gold, and see deer and elk casually strolling down the street. No

The crisp pine-scented air. The crunch of rocky scree under your boots. The way the sunlight glints off a river in the valley far below you. Yes, Banff and Lake Louise are paradise for hiking enthusiasts. Avid hikers from all over the world come to traipse up and down the

Respect the Wildlife While it’s a thrill to see wildlife in their natural surroundings, it is crucial to be respectful and not to encroach on their environment. The Parks Canada website has a helpful guide to safe wildlife viewing that is a must-read before you visit Banff. You should never

A grizzly bear galumphs through the underbrush, 500 pounds of muscle wrapped in shaggy brown fur. An enormous moose sloshes through a soggy wetland, gooey strands of algae hanging from it’s six-feet-wide antlers. A pair of male Bighorn rams face off head to head, the clashing of their horns so

When should I book my activities in Banff? So you’ve booked your flights to Banff, your hotel room and your airport shuttle… things are starting to shape up for an exciting trip. However, you might be wondering: ‘Should I book my Banff tours and activities in advance or wait until

If you’re reading this article, I bet you’re wondering: When exploring Banff, is it better to see the sights with an experienced local guide, or go your own way? Some travellers look down on guided tours, insisting that they are not an “authentic” way of experiencing a destination. I completely

Latest images from Banff National Park, Canadian Rockies, shared by our guests via Instagram @banfftours #banfftours. They manage to capture some of the best day to day mountainscapes, wildlife, adventures, activities and fun with our guides. Providing extra inspiration if you don’t already have enough.  

The old saying in Banff goes, “If you don’t like the weather, just wait 20 minutes.” Alberta temperatures are notorious for their unpredictable fluctuations. I once got sunburned during my school lunch break, yet walked home the same day in a hailstorm. When travelling in the Rocky Mountains you never know