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Banff National Park

Banff National Park

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865 Reviews
Improvement District No. 9, Banff, AB T0L

The Basics

There is so much to see and experience in Banff: lakes, rivers, mountains, caves, wildlife, hot springs, museums, the gondola in Banff Town, and more. To make the most of your time, a guided tour will help you hit the highlights and get a more in-depth look at what interests you most. Many multi-day tours from Vancouver take in other Canadian Rockies spots, such as Lake Louise, Jasper, and the Columbia Icefield; some tours comprise evening wildlife safaris or horseback-riding adventures; and day trips from Calgary offer a taster of Banff’s beauty.

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Small-Group Banff National Park Tour
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Small-Group Banff National Park Tour
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$119.47 per adult
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Small group tour from Calgary to Banff
Everything was memorable. From the driver (Ian) who drove us from Calgary, to Lake moraine, lake louise, lake 2 Jack, bow river, ... and Banff and back to Calgary. He was filled with alot of knowledge, friendly, patient , respectful and kind. I hope he will be our driver next time. My child and l enjoyed everything about the trip. We will be back for a trip to Jasper if possible an Alberta wide tour.
Natalie_N, Aug 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Banff

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Amazing experience !
Michela_T, Sep 2021
Banff National Park Big Canoe Tour
Amazing time! I felt really safe and our guide Brooke was amazing !!!! What a fantastic time !!!! Would recommend !
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Bow River Big Canoe Tour
Pat_P, Sep 2021
Banff National Park Big Canoe Tour
I enjoyed meeting Mitch M, our guide and learning from him. The river was such a beautiful colour and lovely to paddle in. An excellent day with great service.
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fun family vacation
Alannah_M, Sep 2021
Banff National Park Big Canoe Tour
The guide was knowlegeable and entertaining. Lovely day, sunny and the water was amazing teal color.
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Excellent driver and guide
martinekweariri, Nov 2019
Small-Group Banff National Park Tour
The driver/guide was excellent. She took proper care to maintain speed limits and was well informed of the places we visited.
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Lake Louise withouy Snow
gjw212019, Nov 2019
Small-Group Banff National Park Tour
Driver/guide could not have been more informative and helpful providing an outstanding experience for us - when we last "saw" Lake Louise it was covered by 8 feet of snow, so has been an ambition of ours to see it properly for 4 years - mission accomplished, thank you. Morraine Lake and Bannff were also outstanding as were the more jagged views of the Rockies coming from the east (also a first for us).
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Superbe and worth it.
Denise_T, Jul 2021
Banff National Park Big Canoe Tour
The view was amazing and the staff was really friendly and had great knowledge of the area and the animals.
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Great Time
Kim30269, Oct 2019
Small-Group Banff National Park Tour
Ian was our tour Guide--He did an amazing Job-Truly ENJOYED my day--It was absolutely beautiful!!!!!
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Holiday Day Trip to The Rockies
Gorgieles1956, Oct 2019
Small-Group Banff National Park Tour
Thoroughly enjoyed our day trip to see The Rockies and Lakes. Ian our Tour Guide was friendly and very informative. I just loved seeing Lake Louise and the surrounding areas. I was last there in 1960 with my parents when we lived in Edmonton. We moved back to Scotland in 1961. Have many photos of that holiday. First time back in all those years. Superb, glad I made the trip.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Banff National Park is a must for nature lovers, outdoors enthusiasts, wildlife lovers, and all first-time visitors to Alberta.

  • There is a fee to enter the park.

  • Bring your camera—the scenery is spectacular for photography.

  • Much of Banff Town and most Parks Canada sites are accessible to those with limited mobility.

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How to Get There

Banff National Park is located on the Trans-Canada Highway, 78 miles (125 kilometers) from the nearest airport in Calgary, Alberta. Tourist shuttles and buses travel between Banff and Calgary. Another popular route is the scenic Icefields Parkway, which runs 179 miles (288 kilometers) between Banff and Jasper national parks.

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When to Get There

The summer months (June to September) are peak season in Canada’s mountain parks, and things pick up again in winter (November to March) for ski season. To avoid the crowds, spring and fall are best; however, ice and snow may limit accessibility to hiking trails and lakes, and some attractions are open seasonally.

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Banff Hotels and Lodging

From full-scale luxury to basic and budget-friendly, the hotels and lodgings in Banff National Park have something for every traveler. Many tours arrange stays for you at comfortable hotels, or you could join an outfitter for camping and adventure under the stars.

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