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

Banff’s Top 5 Best Attractions There’s so much to do, it’s impossible to fit it all in during a single visit.  And yet, you don’t want to miss out on the absolute best attractions. So that’s where this quick guide comes in. As someone who’s experienced Banff as both a local

What to do in Banff, a month by month calendar. Banff is a town that really knows how to celebrate life. Whether rejoicing about the beginning of the winter season, Canada’s birthday or Alberta’s great craft beers, there is always a reason for a party in this mountain retreat. And

Our guests tonight saw many Columbian Ground Squirrels… and then a sneaky coyote lurking around the corner! They also saw a group of male (bull or stag) elk. Bull elk tend to hang out in small “bachelor” groups of 2 – 5 most of the year, except during the rut.