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Top ten things to do in Banff in winter

Things To Do In Banff In Winter

There’s nothing quite like Banff in winter, under a blanket of snow. Banff transforms into a winter wonderland, creating the perfect landscape for fun winter activities such as sleigh rides, dogsledding, snowshoeing and guided icewalks. It’s the perfect place to experience ice skating on a frozen lake, hiking to see frozen waterfalls, or playing in the snow in the Canadian Rockies.

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See elk and other animals on a Banff wildlife tour with Discover Banff Tours
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Evening Wildlife Safari

Where do you find the animals of Banff when the sun goes down? Your guide will know! So keep your eyes peeled for twilight wildlife encounters. As the sun sets behind the craggy peaks, the wildlife of Banff National Park
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5:30pm, 6:30pm, 7:30pm, Varies seasonally
2 Hours
All Ages
See turquoise Moraine Lake and the Valley of Ten Peaks on the Lake Louise and Moraine Lake Tour with Discover Banff Tours
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Lake Louise & Moraine Lake

See two of the world's most beautiful lakes including iconic Lake Louise - famous for its jewel-like water nestled between rugged peaks.   These stunning alpine lakes look too beautiful to be real. On this sightseeing tour you will visit
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8:00am, 1:00pm
4.25 Hours
All Ages
Banff Sightseeing Gondola
Family Fun

Discover Banff Tour with Gondola

Experience the picture perfect viewpoints of Banff before soaring up to a mountain summit on the Banff Gondola for 360 degree views over Banff. This small group tour is the perfect introduction to Banff and includes some of Banff's most
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8:30am
5.5 Hours
All Ages
Take in the evening beauty of Lake Louise on the Deluxe Lake Louise and Moraine Lake Tour
Limited Space

Deluxe Lake Louise & Moraine Lake

This evening tour gives you more time to wander and soak up the beauty of Lake Louise and Moraine Lake at one of the quietest times of day. The pale turquoise hue of Lake Louise comes from sunlight reflecting off
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3:30pm
6 Hours
All Ages
Discover Banff and Its Wildlife view from Surprise Corner
Family Fun

Discover Banff & Its Wildlife

Uncover the secrets of a historic mountain haven with a local guide leading the way as you gaze at stunning views and visit Banff's key landmarks. The Town of Banff is an island of culture and history, surrounded by a
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8:30am
3 Hours
All Ages
Columbia Icefields Parkway Tour

Columbia Icefields Parkway Tour

Travel along the world famous Icefields Parkway Highway and see, touch and even taste an ancient glacier on this thrilling full day Icefields adventure. Sit back and enjoy the ride along the Icefields Parkway, one of the world’s most stunning
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8:00am
11 Hours
All Ages
Take a guided horseback ride along the Bow River with Discover Banff Tours in the Canadian Rockies
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Horseback Ride – Bow River 1 Hr

A 1 hour horseback ride along the Bow River and past the natural sulphur hot springs flowing from the Cave & Basin - the original historic hot springs. Ride along the tranquil Bow River – an area home to wildlife in
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9:00am, 10:00am, 11:00am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm, 4:00pm, 5:00pm
1 Hour
8yrs+, 230lbs limit
Horseback Ride to a Cowboy Steak Cookout with Discover Banff Tours
Family Fun

Horseback Ride + Cowboy BBQ Cookout

Ride along the base of Sulphur Mountain to a delicious cowboy BBQ cookout at 3 Mile Cabin. First you'll ride along the Bow River while watching for wildlife and enjoying the spectacular scenery. Midway through the ride, you'll arrive at
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11:30am, 4:00pm, 5:00pm
3 Hours
8yrs+, 230lbs limit
Banff Covered Wagon
Family Fun

Wagon Ride + Cowboy BBQ Cookout

Take a relaxing wagon ride along the Bow River and join the horseback riders for a BBQ cookout. After a scenic river wagon ride with mountain views, you'll arrive at 3 Mile Cabin to enjoy genuine western hospitality and some
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11:30am, 4:00pm, 5:00pm
3 Hours
All Ages
Instagram Tour Guide Photographer
Limited Space

InstaBanff: Banff Instagram Tour

Get your brag-worthy photos taken at Banff's most iconic Instagram locations including Lake Louise and Moraine Lake - all in one day! Banff National Park has some of the most stunning landscapes in the world and is well known for
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9:00am
8 Hours
6+
Grizzly Bear Refuge

Discover Grizzly Bears

Meet Boo at the Grizzly Bear Refuge! Seeing a bear in the flesh is a thrilling moment that will stay with you long after you’ve left the mountains. Meet Boo, a bear with paws the size of hubcaps, a mouth
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8:30am
10 Hours
All Ages
The interactive tour allows you to feed wolfdogs at the Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary near Banff in the Canadian Rockies
Limited Space

Wolfdog Sanctuary – Interactive

Come enjoy an up-close and intimate look at wolves and wolfdogs on this semi-private guided sanctuary tour with plenty of photo opportunities. Gain a better understanding about wolf behaviour through the wolfdogs at the sanctuary and how this behaviour fundamentally differs
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10:30am, 12:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:30pm
45 Mins
15+
Ice skate on Lake Louise on the winter Discover Lake Louise Tour with Discover Banff Tours
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Discover Lake Louise

A vast frozen lake surrounded by sparkling snow and an amphitheatre of snow-dusted mountain peaks - Lake Louise is postcard-perfect in winter. Lake Louise transforms into a real life snow globe in the winter that has to be seen to
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10:15am
7 Hours
All Ages
See Elk on the Discover Banff and Its Wildlife Winter Tour
Family Fun

Discover Banff & Its Wildlife

Keep your eyes peeled for deer, elk, and bighorn sheep on this morning tour of the highlights of Banff (the bears are sleeping at this time). Build a connection to our World Heritage Site as you visit Banff's landmarks, learn
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8:30am
3 Hours
All Ages
See Johnston Canyon's frozen upper falls on a guided icewalk with Discover Banff Tours
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Johnston Canyon Icewalk®

Water cascades into this narrow canyon in the heat of summer, but in the winter the thundering falls freeze solid to create natural ice sculptures.   Johnston Canyon is one of the most popular attractions in Banff National Park, and
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8:30am, 1:30pm
4 Hours
8+
Banff Evening Icewalks at Night with Discover Banff Tours

Johnston Canyon Evening Icewalk®

Your headlamp makes the frozen waterfalls of Johnston Canyon shimmer as you hike along the suspended catwalks in quiet darkness at night. The Johnston Canyon Evening Icewalk is all about heightening your senses, appreciating the darkness, the scents of the
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6:30pm, 7:30pm
2.5 Hours
8+
Banff Trail Riders Public Sleigh Ride
Family Fun

Sleigh Rides

Join us on a sleigh ride through the Banff mountain meadows with your family, friends or loved ones for a quintessential winter experience.   Relax and take in the breathtaking views and sparkling winter air of the Canadian Rocky Mountains
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Throughout the day
40 Mins
All Ages
See frozen waterfalls on the Grotto Canyon Icewalk with Discover Banff Tours

Grotto Canyon Icewalk

Explore the icy beauty of Grotto Canyon and see ancient native pictographs using special hiking crampons to grip the smooth frozen creek bed. Here at Grotto Canyon, our Icewalk hikes the frozen creek bed through a narrow canyon, past unusual
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8:30am
4 Hours
8+
Banff Snowshoeing Race with Discover Banff Tours
Family Fun

Snowshoeing Tour to Paint Pots

First time snowshoeing? This easy 3-kilometre trail through Kootenay National Park to see the historical Paint Pots is the perfect introduction.   Snowshoe on an easy trail along a bridge across the frozen Vermilion River and along the snowy path
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1:30pm
4 Hours
8+
Snowshoeing to Marble Canyon
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Snowshoeing Tour to Marble Canyon

Your snowshoes crunch on fresh powder as you hike past Marble Canyon's 40-metre deep gorge.   This half-day Banff tour is an easy introduction to snowshoeing in Kootenay National Park where you can admire the dramatic icy colours of Marble
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8:30am
4 Hours
8+
Kicking Horse Mountain Resort Powder Express Shuttle from Banff
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Kicking Horse Powder Express

The Powder Express takes you straight from your hotel in Banff to Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, one of the most thrilling ski resorts in Canada. You’ll arrive right after the gondola opens so you can squeeze in as many runs
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6:40am
12 Hours
All Ages
Panorama Scenic Skiing
Family Fun

Panorama Ski Shuttle

Ride from Banff to family-friendly Panorama Mountain Resort in BC, with nearly 3,000 acres of terrain across 4,000 vertical feet of fall line perfection. Situated in British Columbia's Purcell Mountains with views to the Rocky Mountains, Panorama Mountain Resort is
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6:40am
12 Hours
All Ages
See Lake Louise with Discover Banff Tours
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Banff + Lake Louise Tours

Combo Package; experience the picture perfect viewpoints of Banff and the world-famous Lake Louise and Moraine Lake. Included: Discover Banff & Its Wildlife Tour (8:30am - 11:30am) This morning tour is the perfect introduction to Banff and includes some of
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All Ages
Jul-Oct
Lake Louise Instagram Photo
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Banff + Lake Louise (Fall) Tours

Combo Package; experience the picture perfect viewpoints of Banff and the world-famous Lake Louise in fall. Included: Discover Banff & Its Wildlife Tour (8:30am - 11:30am) This morning tour is the perfect introduction to Banff and includes some of the
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All Ages
Oct-Nov
Discover Lake Louise and Moraine Lake Tour with Discover Banff Tours

Lake Louise Fall Tour

See iconic Lake Louise, famous for its jewel-like water nestled between rugged peaks. This stunning lake looks too beautiful to be real. On this sightseeing tour you will visit the "Jewel of the Canadian Rockies", Lake Louise, a UNESCO World
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1:00pm
4.25 Hours
All Ages
Hiking Lake Louise
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Guided Signature Hikes

With hundreds of hiking trails how do you know which one to choose? Come with us! Our guides have picked their four favourite 'signature' trails.   We have selected what we consider the best of the best when it comes to
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8:00am
7 Hours
13+
See views over Banff from the gondola cabin at the Banff Gondola
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Banff Sightseeing Gondola

Soar to the summit of Sulphur Mountain in a modern gondola cabin for breathtaking 360 degree views, 5 minutes from downtown Banff. Sit back and relax in a four passenger, modern glass enclosed gondola. Marvel at the unsurpassed view of
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Throughout the day
Open Ticket
All Ages
Family friendly rafting rapids on the Kananaskis River in the Rockies
Family Fun

Kananaskis Whitewater Rafting

You'll get splashed by the frothy swells of the rushing river but it won’t wash the smile off your face on this family fun rafting tour for ages 5 - 85! The Kananaskis River is one heck of a ride
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1:30pm
4 Hours
5+
View from the Banff Sightseeing Chairlift at Mt Norquay

Banff Sightseeing Chairlift

Take an 8 minute chairlift ride over a natural bear habitat up to almost 7,000 feet at Mount Norquay with breathtaking views over the Bow Valley. It's more than just a chairlift ride, this scenic ride into the sky takes
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Throughout the day
Open Ticket
2+
Class 4 rafting rapids fun on the Horseshoe Canyon in the Canadian Rockies
Limited Space

Horseshoe Canyon Whitewater Rafting

Calling all adventure lovers - there’s no better way to get the adrenaline flowing than big waves! Jump into a river raft and let the foamy rapids take you coursing swiftly through the foothills of the Canadian Rockies. Surrounded by
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8:15am
4 Hours
12+
Horseback ride through the Spray River

Horseback Ride – Spray River 1 Hr

Our guides will lead you past roaring Bow Falls where you will cross the tranquil Spray River, followed by a partial climb up Sulphur Mountain. Breathe in the pine-spiced mountain air as you approach the Bow Falls. You’ll also pass
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10:00am, 11:00am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm, 4:00pm, 5:00pm
1 Hour
8yrs+, 230lbs limit
Take a scenic horseback ride along the Bow River with Discover Banff Tours in the Canadian Rockies

Raft + Horseback

Combo Package; raft along the family-friendly Kananaskis River, then take a horseback ride along the scenic Bow River. Included: Kananaskis River Whitewater Rafting (1:30pm - 5:30pm) Get splashed on the class 2 - 3 rapids along with pristine landscapes of
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8+
Jun-Sep
Banff Horseback Rides

Horseback Ride – Sundance Loop 2 Hrs

Ride along the Bow River, past the Cave & Basin hot springs and up to the Windy Knoll viewpoint. This ride is an extension of our 1 Hour Bow River Ride, which rides along the tranquil Bow River – an
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9:30am, 12:30pm, 2:30pm
2 Hours
8yrs+, 230lbs limit
Follow your guide on a scenic Bow River horseback ride with Discover Banff Tours in the Canadian Rockies

Horseback Ride – Bow Valley Loop 3 Hrs

This ride offers the greatest variety of scenery from the Cave & Basin area to a thick, lush forest. As you follow the trail, you’ll get to gaze up at sky-piercing mountaintops, thick alpine forests, rolling hills and jagged rock
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10:30am, 1:30pm
3 Hours
8yrs+, 230lbs limit
Spray River horseback trail ride

Horseback Ride – Sulphur Mtn 4 Hrs

A half day ride that gives you a scenic introduction into the quiet backcountry of Banff National Park.   From snow-capped mountains and sparkling waterfalls to roaring rivers and thick alpine forests, this trip takes you from the bustling Banff
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12:30pm
4 Hours
8yrs+, 230lbs limit
Sightsee over Banff from the Mount Norquay Banff Sightseeing Chairlift in the Canadian Rockies
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Horseback + Chairlift + Hot Springs

Combo Package; saddle up for a riverside ride, soar to 7,000' on an open-air chairlift and soak in hot springs. Included: 1 Hour Bow River Horseback Ride (various times available) Take a guided horseback ride along the tranquil Bow River
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8+
Jun-Oct
See iconic mountains on a cozy private sleigh ride for two

Private Sleigh Ride

Experience the classical romance of Banff's winter wonderland on a magical sleigh ride package for two complete with chocolates and a delicious beverage.   Relax and take in the breathtaking views and sparkling winter air of the Canadian Rocky Mountains
per person
Throughout the day
40 Mins
18+
Photo Credit: Travel Alberta / Mike Seehagel

Banff Sightseeing Winter Chairlift

Visit Mt Norquay for a day of sightseeing and dining as you take an open-air chairlift ride up to 7,000 feet with breathtaking views over Banff. Zip up your coziest layers and discover cozy mountain meals, endless photo opportunities, and
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10am – 3:30pm
Open Ticket
2+

Lake Louise Sightseeing Gondola

Located at Lake Louise Ski Resort with views to Victoria Glacier, hiking trails, and wildlife viewing opportunities, Lake Louise will capture your heart. Cruise for 14 glorious minutes, in an open chair or a fully enclosed gondola, to one of
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Throughout the day
Open Ticket
All Ages
Summer views from the Banff Gondola

Horseback + Gondola + Hot Springs

Combo Package; saddle up for a riverside ride, soar up to a mountain summit and soak in mineral hot springs. Included: 1 Hour Bow River Horseback Ride (various times available) Take a guided horseback ride along the tranquil Bow River
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8+
Jun-Oct
Banff Dogsledding
Limited Space

Dogsledding – Narnia 30 mins

This 30 minute tour captures the very best of the spectacular landscape and is the perfect introduction to dogsledding in Lake Louise. Experience stunning views of the tallest peaks and icy blue glaciers, and a magical jaunt through the woodland
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4:00pm
30 Mins
All Ages
Your guide will show you beautiful sightseeing spots along the Bow Valley Parkway such as Morant's Curve on the Discover Lake Louise winter tour with Discover Banff Tours in the Canadian Rockies

Private Winter Sightseeing Tours

Looking to tour with just your friends or family? Book a private sightseeing tour of Banff National Park and see the top local sights from frozen Lake Louise to Bow Falls. Use one of our existing winter sightseeing tours, the
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5 Hours
All Ages
Leisurely
Canmore dogsledding tour from Banff with transport
Limited Space
9:00am, 11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm
2 Hours
All Ages
Banff Dogsledding
Limited Space

Dogsledding – Great Divide 1.5 Hrs

The most popular dogsledding tour at Lake Louise takes you along the base of giant peaks in Banff National Park to a pass at the Continental Divide.   Lake Louise is an icon of Canadian beauty and a stunning place
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9:30am, 12:00pm, 2:00pm
1.5 Hours
All Ages
Drive your own sled of dogs on a dogsledding adventure at Spray Lakes

Dogsledding – Sunfeather Winterlude 4 Hrs

A longer tour with the option to drive your own dog sled in picturesque Spray Lakes, Canmore. Glide through entwined forests of towering black spruce draped in mounds of fresh, delicate snow. Beautiful clean, crisp mountain air filled with frosty
per person
11:00am
4 Hours
11+
Take a scenic river tour and float along the Bow River in the Canadian Rockies
Family Fun

Float Trips

A gentle one hour float trip through stunning glacial blue waters, towering mountain peaks and diverse wildlife along the Bow River in Canmore. Located on the outskirts of Banff National Park in Canmore, your guide will gently float you through
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9:00am, 11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm, 5:00pm
1 Hour
3+, 30lbs+
Lake Minnewanka Banff Lake Cruise

Lake Minnewanka Cruise

See the Rocky Mountains from a new perspective on a 1 hour interpretive boat cruise of the largest lake in Banff National Park, Lake Minnewanka. Beginning from the western end of the largest lake in Banff, the cruise sets sail
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Throughout the day
1 Hour
All Ages
Take a fun SUP group tour in Banff
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Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Tours

A one hour morning or sunset stand up paddleboarding tour is the perfect way to explore spectacular Two Jack Lake in Banff National Park. Take a morning or sunset stand up paddleboard (SUP) tour at Two Jack Lake, located just
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10:00am, 7:00pm
1 Hour
6+
Canmore River Float Adventure

Float + Chairlift

Combo Package; take a scenic float along the Bow River, then ride a chairlift up to 7,000' overlooking Banff.   Included: 1 Hour Canmore Float Tour (various times available) Take a gentle one hour float trip with a river guide
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3+
Jun-Sep
See animals such as grizzly bears on a wildlife tour
Family Fun

Wildlife Tour + Chairlift + Lake Cruise

Combo Package; look for wildlife on a twilight tour, ride a chairlift to 7,000' and cruise Banff's largest lake. Included: Evening Wildlife Safari (start time varies seasonally) Where do you find the animals of Banff when the sun goes down?
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2+
Jul-Oct
Banff Lake Cruise at Lake Minnewanka

Horseback + Gondola + Lake Cruise

Combo Package; saddle up for a riverside ride, soar up to a mountain summit and cruise on Banff's largest lake. Included: 1 Hour Bow River Horseback Ride (various times available) Take a guided horseback ride along the tranquil Bow River
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8+
Jun-Oct
Hydra Kicking Horse Classic Whitewater Rafting

Kicking Horse River Classic Whitewater Rafting

The Kicking Horse River is the Rockies' most thrilling whitewater rafting with Class 1-4 rapids. Located 1.5 hours from Banff near Golden, BC, this rafting tour is a popular whitewater journey combines a mix of exciting class 1-4 rapids that
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12:30pm
4 Hours
12+
Family friendly rapids fun on the Kananaskis River in the Canadian Rockies

Raft + Chairlift

Combo Package; raft along the family-friendly Kananaskis River, then ride an open-air chairlift to 7,000 feet overlooking Banff. Included: Kananaskis River Whitewater Rafting (1:30pm - 5:30pm) Get splashed on the class 2 - 3 rapids along with pristine landscapes of
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5+
Jun-Sep
Big hit on the Kananaskis River in the Canadian Rockies
Limited Space

Raft 2 Rivers

Combo Package; experience whitewater thrills and a cliff jump on the Bow River, then raft the family-friendly Kananaskis River. Included: Horseshoe Canyon Whitewater Rafting (8:15am - 12:00pm) In the morning, jump into a river raft and let the foamy rapids
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12+
Jun-Sep
Horseback Ride to a Cowboy Steak Cookout with Discover Banff Tours

Raft + Cowboy Cookout Horseback Ride

Combo Package; raft through exciting whitewater rapids and then saddle up for a horseback ride to a barbecue dinner. Included: Horseshoe Canyon Whitewater Rafting (8:15am - 12:00pm) Start your day with exciting whitewater thrills on class 3-4 whitewater rapids at
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12+
Jun-Sep
Family Carriage Ride in Banff, Canadian Rockies
Family Fun

Carriage Rides

See the highlights of Banff in style on a private horse-drawn carriage ride tour or arrange a custom carriage ride transfer for a special event. Each carriage can hold up to six passengers and we offer three regular tours from
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Throughout the day
15 Mins, 30 Mins, 1 Hour
All Ages
See magnificent frozen falls on the Grotto Canyon Icewalk Tour with Discover Banff Tours in the Canadian Rockies

Private Icewalk Tours

Looking for a new way to tour with your friends or family? Book a private icewalk tour of majestic Johnston Canyon or icy Grotto Canyon. Use one of our existing icewalk tours, the Johnson Canyon Icewalk, of a night on the
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5 Hours
All Ages
Active
Hot chocolate on the Snowshoeing Tour to Marble Canyon with Discover Banff Tours

Private Snowshoeing Tours

Looking for a new way to snowshoe with just your friends or family? Book a private snowshoeing tour of Marble Canyon or the Paint Pots, near Banff. Use one of our existing snowshoe tours to Marble Canyon, a 40-metre deep
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5 Hours
8+
Active

Via Ferrata Explorer – 2.5 Hours

Step out of your comfort zone and join your guide on the mountain on the Explorer Route climbing up to 2,235 metres at the Mt Norquay Via Ferrata. On this guided high-alpine climbing experience you'll be introduced to the equipment,
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9:00am, 10:00am, 3:30pm
2.5 Hours
12+
Banff Tubing at Mt Norquay

Banff Mt Norquay – Tubing

It’s time for a downhill thrill of a different kind! Jump on an inflatable snow tube and hold on tight as you slide, spin and speed across the snow. Located just five minutes from the town of Banff, Mt. Norquay’s
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10:00am – 4:00pm
Open Ticket
4+
Stunning views on a full day Paradise Basin snowmobiling tour in the Canadian Rockies

Paradise Basin Snowmobiling

A full-day guided snowmobiling tour in Panorama, BC, up to Paradise Basin at 8,000 feet through the forest with spectacular views and a bbq lunch. After some practice time at the base area on your 65 HP snowmobile, your guide
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9:00am
4-5 Hours
16+
Experience a full day snowmobiling adventure with Discover Banff Tours in the Canadian Rockies

Golden Snowmobiling

Experience the excitement of driving a snowmobile up to 7,000 feet through the Rocky Mountains in Golden, BC on a half or full day tour!   After an informational safety talk, the guide will help you get you familiar with
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10:00am
2.5 Hours, 4-4.5 Hours
16+
Ride a snowmobile in an open powder bowl in the Canadian Rockies

Panorama Ultimate Powder X

Experience the thrill of exploring backcountry terrain on a high performance mountain sled on this advanced snowmobile tour in Panorama, BC. Perfect for experienced snowmobile drivers, you'll route find, boondock, climb and carve in deep mountain powder and learn new
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9:00am
5 Hours
16+
Take a Banff ghost tour led by an interpretive guide

Ghost Walks

Spend a spooktacular evening unearthing ghastly ghosts, ghouls and mysterious events lurking in the shadows of the Bow Valley’s historic streets. Take a walk on the other side and explore the Bow Valley's hidden history on a ghost walk. From
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8:00pm
1 Hour 40 minutes
8+
Spend a fun day exploring Banff on a Treasures of Banff walking tour
10am – 5pm
2 Hours
All Ages
Emerald Lake Lodge on the Mountain Lakes and Waterfalls Tour with Discover Banff Tours

Mountain Lakes & Waterfalls Tour

This amazing full-day tour takes you to the most treasured spots in Banff and Yoho National Parks to explore the land and the stories it holds. Soaring mountains, stunning lakes and breathtaking waterfalls await you on a tour that explores
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8:30am
9.5 Hours
All Ages
Discover Banff and Its Wildlife Photos at Two Jack Lake

Private Summer Sightseeing Tours

Looking for a new way to tour with your friends or family? Book a private sightseeing tour of Banff National Park and see the top local sights from Lake Louise to Bow Falls. Use one of our existing summer sightseeing
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5 Hours
All Ages
Leisurely
See Elk on the Discover Banff and Its Wildlife Winter Tour

Private Wildlife Tours

Looking for a more in depth way to connect with Banff's wildlife? Book a private wildlife tour of Banff National Park for the best chances of animal sightings. Use one of our existing wildlife tours, the morning Discover Banff and
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5 Hours
All Ages
Leisurely

Private Hiking Tours

Looking for a guide to lead your group on Banff or Lake Louise's hiking trails? Our private full-day hiking tours cover the most popular and some lessor known local favourite routes. Use one of our signature hiking tours, such as
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10 Hours
All Ages
Active
Calgary City Skyline

Shuttles from Banff

Daily shuttles from Banff hotels to Calgary Airport and Calgary Downtown. Travel safely and in comfort all year-round with daily coach shuttle services from Banff to select Calgary Downtown hotels and Calgary Airport. Refer the 'Rockies to Calgary' tab for
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Throughout the day
All Ages
Leisurely
Via Ferrata Ridgewalker Route at Banff Mt Norquay
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Via Ferrata Ridgewalker – 4 Hours

To get a greater feel of heights, exposure and the full Via Ferrata experience, become a Ridgewalker on this half-day guided alpine climbing excursion! A continuation of the Explorer Route, the four-hour Ridgewalker Route crosses the suspension bridge and heads
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8:30am, 10:00am, 1:00pm, 2:30pm
4 Hours
12+
Climb Mount Norquay on the Skyline Via Ferrata Route in Banff in the Canadian Rockies

Via Ferrata Skyline – 5 Hours

The Skyline Route includes an exciting high traverse on a sheer rock wall, a scenic ridgecrest trail walk and an “airy” 55m suspension bridge. The effort is amply rewarded at the top with outstanding panoramic views of Canada's iconic Rocky Mountain
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9:30am, 10:30am
5 Hours
14+
Cross a wire bridge on Mount Norquay's Via Ferrata Skyline Route in Banff in the Canadian Rockies
Limited Space

Via Ferrata Summiteer – 6 Hours

The “Summiteer” is the pinnacle Via Ferrata adventure and traverses an alpine ridge crossing a 3-wire suspension bridge over a gaping couloir. A continuation of the Skyline Route, this 6-hour route traverses the alpine ridge, crossing an impressive couloir on
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9:00am, 10:00am, 10:30am
6 Hours
14+
Cross a suspension bridge on the Mount Norquay Via Ferrata Explorer Route

Raft + Via Ferrata

Combo Package; raft along the family-friendly Kananaskis River, then take a guided climb up Mt Norquay's cliffs. Included: Kananaskis River Whitewater Rafting (1:30pm - 5:30pm) Take an afternoon whitewater rafting adventure and get splashed on the class 2 - 3
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12+
Jun-Sep
Toby Creek Adventures ATV Tour
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Panorama ATV Tours

Choose from a half or full day ATV tour with 4 wheel power at your finger tips taking you up to 8,000 feet on the edge of the Rockies in Panorama, BC. After some practice time at our base area
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9:30am, 2:00pm
3 Hours, 4.5 Hours
16+
Calgary City Skyline

Calgary Airport Shuttles

Daily shuttles from Calgary Airport and Calgary Downtown to Banff hotels. Travel safely and in comfort all year-round with daily coach shuttle services from Calgary Downtown hotels and Calgary Airport to the towns of Banf, Lake Louise and Jasper. Refer
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Throughout the day
All Ages
Leisurely
Banff Upper Hot Springs

Banff Hot Springs

The Banff Upper Hot Springs has all the amenities of a modern facility in a historic spa and bath house - against a backdrop of Banff National Park's spectacular alpine scenery. You can relax in the comfort of soothing, natural
per person
Open Ticket
All Ages
Leisurely
Interpretive tools at the Patch on Mount Norquay

Private or Custom Tours

Sometimes, it’s nice to have a more personalized experience. You might want the flexibility to pick the trips you’re most interested in, or the freedom to move at your own pace. Sometimes, it’s nice to have a more personalized experience.
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All Ages
Year Round
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Banff Helicopter Flights

A once in a lifetime experience to fly over mountain peaks, alpine meadows, pristine lakes and to the "Matterhorn of the Canadian Rockies". A helicopter sightseeing flight will leave you breathless. Located 30 minutes from the town of Banff in
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Throughout the day
12 Mins, 25 Mins, 30 Mins
All Ages
Marvel Pass Private Helicopter Tour

Private Banff Heli Sightseeing

Located on the south west border of Banff National Park, Marvel Pass has long been a favourite spot for that special private moment. This private helicopter tour is sure to impress. This private tour for two flies south from Canmore
per person
Throughout the day
45 Mins
All Ages
Alpine Heli Hike Landing at Charles Mount Stewart

Banff Alpine Heli & Hike

The ultimate hiking experience! Take a scenic helicopter flight to a secluded area high above the Bow River Valley for a guided high-alpine hike. Experience one of the best days of hiking you can ever imagine! With little effort you’ll be
per person
9:30am, 1:00pm
3 Hours
8+
Backcountry Sundance Overnight Horseback Ride in Banff, Canadian Rockies with Discover Banff Tours

Sundance Overnight – 1 Night

Want to experience the unspoiled wilderness of Banff on horseback, but don’t have a lot of time? Then this 2 day overnight trip is perfect for you. Meander along a trail that takes you to the tranquil Bow River. Relax
per person
2 Days
Saturday
9yrs+, 230lbs limit
Backcountry Sundance Overnight Horseback Ride in Banff, Canadian Rockies with Discover Banff Tours

Sundance Explorer – 2 Nights

Rugged mountain scenery and an abundance of wildlife. And when the sun sets, you’ll be relaxing in pure backcountry lodge comfort. Cowboy style. This adventure takes you along the glacier-fed waters of the Bow River, one of the best spots
per person
3 Days
Monday
9yrs+, 230lbs limit
Backcountry Horseback Ride with Discover Banff Tours

Erling Strom Trail Lodge – 3 Nights

Ride through Alberta’s Wild West, tracing the paths that the early pioneers used while exploring these untamed forests. On this trip you will follow the Erling Strom Trail, a path forged through the dense Banff forests by renowned explorer Erling
per person
4 Days
Wednesday
9yrs+, 230lbs limit
Ride to Allenby Pass summit

Halfway Lodge – 5 Nights

The ultimate backcountry trip, few folks ever get to experience a place like this with rugged scenery and quintessential mountain log cabin comfort. Sky-piercing mountains stretch out across the landscape, their peaks crusted with ice and snow. The air is
per person
6 Days
Thursday, Sunday
9yrs+, 230lbs limit
See grizzly bears on a wildlife tour in Jasper National Park

Discover Jasper & Its Wildlife

Join the daily Wildlife Discovery Tour with knowledgeable guides who are trained to seek out Jasper’s most iconic creatures - big and small! Big or small, there are lots of animals to see in Jasper! Elk, deer, bighorn sheep, mountain
per person
5:30pm, 3:45pm, 4:30pm
3 Hours
All Ages
Maligne Lake Boat Cruise to Spirit Island

Maligne Valley Sightseeing Tour

Take an amazing guided interpretive drive up the Maligne Valley followed by a Maligne Lake boat cruise to the famous Spirit Island or a guided hike. The exploration will include a stop at Maligne Canyon for a gentle guided walk
per person
8:30am
5.5 Hours
All Ages
Walk on the glass floor Glacier Skywalk on the Icefield Parkway Tour with Discover Banff Tours

Icefields Parkway: Banff to Jasper

This one-way tour from Banff to Jasper takes you along the famous Icefields Parkway through some of the most spectacular mountain landscapes. Following the spine of the Canadian Rockies, view a never-ending procession of mammoth mountains, jagged snowy peaks, and
per person
8:30am
11 Hours
All Ages
See the Athabasca Glacier on the Icefields Parkway Tour

Icefields Parkway: Jasper to Banff

This one-way tour from Jasper to Banff takes you along the famous Icefields Parkway through some of the most spectacular mountain landscapes. Following the spine of the Canadian Rockies, view a never-ending procession of mammoth mountains, jagged snowy peaks, and
per person
8:30am
11 Hours
All Ages
Rockies Heli Sightseeing Tours at the Icefields

Icefields Helicopter Flights

See the Canadian Rockies on spectacular Icefields heli sightseeing flights with glaciers, icefalls, waterfalls, alpine lakes and 11,200 foot peaks. Located 25 minutes from the famous Columbia Icefields between Banff and Jasper, these helicopter tours are perfect for those who
per person
Throughout the day
20 Mins, 30 Mins, 55 Mins
All Ages
Ice Hockey at the Calgary Saddledome with Discover Banff Tours

Ice Hockey – Calgary Flames

Listen to the roar of the crowd, watch the hockey players glide swiftly across the ice and cheer loudly for the Calgary Flames at the Saddledome. This tour takes you from Banff to the Saddledome Stadium in Calgary in a
per person
Varies, approx 3 hours before the game
8 Hours
All Ages
Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary Sanctuary Walk in Cochrane

Wolfdog Sanctuary – Self Guided

This self-guided interpretive walk allows visitors to see the sanctuary and view and photograph the various packs of wolfdogs at your own pace. Educational signs are placed throughout the sanctuary, so visitors are able to learn interesting and key facts about
per person
Throughout the day
1 Hour
6+
See wolfdogs on the intro tour at the Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary

Wolfdog Sanctuary – Intro

Want to know more about wolfdogs? Learn all about the sanctuary during a 30 minute introductory talk inside a wolfdog enclosure. During the tour guests are taken inside one of the wolfdog enclosures (behind a short barrier) and given a
per person
10:45am, 1:15pm, 2:15pm, 3:45pm, 12:15pm
30 Mins
10+
See Grotto Pool on a Canmore Cave Tour in the Canadian Rockies

Canmore Caves Explorer Tour

An introduction to the amazing world of caves, spending two hours climbing, crawling and squeezing through the infamous Rat's Nest Cave. After meeting your guide at the office in Canmore, you will then follow the guide in convoy for a
per person
9:30am, 11:00am, 12:30pm
4.5 Hours
10+
Canmore Caving

Canmore Caves Adventure Tour

Spend four hours underground as you climb, crawl, wiggle and slide through the water-worn passages of the infamous Rat's Nest Cave. After meeting your guide at the office in Canmore, you will then follow the guide in convoy for a
per person
8:45am, 10:15am, 11:45am
6 Hours
12+
Heliskiing near Banff

Heli Skiing

Spend a day on an exhilarating backcountry ski experience in the majestic Purcell Mountain Ranges, located just outside Banff National Park. Want to really get your heart racing? Be taken high into the Rocky Mountains where you can shred pristine
per person
8:30am
7 Hours
14+