Banff

Banff is the main town of the famous Banff National Park in the Alberta section of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Sitting at an elevation of 1,380m and surrounded by breathtaking mountains and lakes, Banff is a paradise for all and has much to enjoy, year round.

A holiday in the Canadian Rockies is not complete without a few nights in Banff. From here you can horse ride, white water raft, bike, hike, take the Rocky Mountaineer train through to Vancouver, or just relax and enjoy the scenery.

Why should I visit Banff?

Things to see and do whilst in Banff –

The Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, Banff Park Museum, Cave and basin National Historic Site, Banff Sulphur Mountain gondola, Lake Minnewanka loop drive or cruise, Horseriding, Whitewater rafting, Canoe and kayak, Banff Springs Golf course in the town plus others nearby, Banff National Park.

Discover Banff

Guided sightseeing of Banff area, its history and landmarks. Hear how the 11,000 year old human history of the Bow Valley changed when three railway workers rediscovered the Cavin & Basin, now a National Historic Site. Your time will be spent enjoying the sights, taking photos, and participating in short walks to view points, on the many stops of the tour.

Tour Highlights:Bow Falls, Banff Springs Hotel, Hoodoos & Bow Valley Viewpoint, Lake Minnewanka, Cave & Basin National Historic Sight. Departs Banff Daily. April 18th – October 15th:09:00 . Additional departures June 15- September 15th: 13:30. Duration is 3 hours

Banff Hiking

June 1st – September 30th

Hike to classic locations in the Banff and Lake Louise area. Share the passion for the mountians with our local, enthusiastic guides. Explre the trails in Yoho, Larch valley, Staley Glacier and Plain of 6 Glaciers. Hiking time is from 4 to 6 hours and covers around 5 miles. Your Tour Includes: Certifies Hiking Guide, hotel pick up and drop off, use of hiking poles and binoculars, hearty packed lunch. Departs Banff Daily: 09:00. Duration is 7 +/- hours. Guest must be 13 years or older for this tour.

Banff Heli Hiking

Due to the National Park rules, all helicopter activity has to be outside the park. Golden, an hour west of Lake Louise is an ideal starting point. Exploring the rolling meadows witth the colour and beauty of wildflowers, the majestic panoramic view from the ridges and the peaks, along with the breathtaking sight of the glaciers wil make this adventure of memorable one. Your Tour includes a 15 minute helicopter flight and a full or half day hike. Departs Golden June 12 – September 30.

Banff River Rafting

Gentle Rafting- Scenic Eco-Float

Sit back and enjoy the grandeur of the Canadian Rocky Mountains while floating on the magnificent Bow River. This leisurely river float offers excellent opportunities to view Beaver, Elk, Osprey and more! Enjoy close up views of the Three Sisters Mountain and some of the tallest peaks in the Rockies Front range. A short nature stop allows viewing of wild flowers, plants and an opportunity to take some pictures. Twilight tours can offer great alpine lighting and increased beaver activity. Your experienced river guides will share information on the Bow valley’s natural and local history. The ultimate experience to get upfront and personal with the beautiful Rocky Mountains. Departure from Banff at 1800.

Family Adventure on the Kananaskis River

An exciting white water paddle raft adventure on the scenic Kananaskis Rivers. Enjoy a beautiful mountain river located along the front ranges of the majestic Canadian Rocky Mountains. The river tour is rated as Grade 2 to 3 and is an excellent experience for adventurous groups families and friends. The Kananaskis River offers wonderful mountain scenery, excitement and natural history. This half day tour is very popular for people looking for an introduction to white water or river experience the whole family can enjoy. Departures from Banff 1300 hours.

Banff Water Water Rafting

Bow River Horseshoe Canyon

A half day white water tour that offers rating thrills and excitement close to Banff. The Bow River Horseshoe Canyon section has spectacular scenery, big waves and grade 3 to 4 white water. Located in the front ranges of the Rockies the Horseshoe offers some of the best scenery in the area. The Bow River gives you a sense of remoteness complete with shale canyons and excellent opportunities to view large birds of prey. The tour will stop to let you experience an optional cliff jump along the way.

Kicking Horse White water excitement!

An amazing paddle through the long rapids and spectacular scenery of the Kicking Horse River. The Kicking Horse offers something for everyone, big waves, long rapids and spectacular scenery. This river is both fun and challenging. On the return trip to Banff you will stop at the Scenic Lodge Lake Louise Hostel for a buffet lunch a Bill Peyto’s Cafe. Minimum weight 90lbs. Depart Banff 08:00. Return 16:00.

Discover Grizzly Bear Viewing

A full day guided tour to Lake Louise, Takakkaw Falls, Kicking Horse Resort, includes Gondola Ride, Bear Tours and Lunch. Visit the orphaned grizzly Bear Refuge. Then proceed to Lake Louise, Takakkaw Falls and Kicking Horse Mountian for an eagle’s eye view of gizzly country, walk the summit trails, and enjoy a gormet lunch at Canada’s highest restraurant. This tour is available June 9 – September 13th. Departs Banff 08:30 and Lake Louise 09:15. Duration 10 hours.

Explore Jasper, Lake Louise & Banff

Travel with your guide along the world famous Icefields Parkway. Sightseeing stops will include Athabasca falls, Sunwapta Falls, the Weeping Wall, Bow Lake, Crowfoot Glacier and Lake Louise. You will also have time to take part in a Snocoach tour on the Athabasca Glacier.(extra cost). Daily departure. Duration 8 hours

Gentle Raft

Sit back and enjoy the grandeur of the Canadain Rocky Mountians while floating on the magnificent Bow River. This leisurly river float offers excellent opportunties to view Beaver, Elk, Osprey and more! Enjoy close up views of the Three Sisters Mountian and some of the tallest peaks in the Rockies Front Range. A short nature stop allod viewing of wildflower, plants and an apportunity to take some pictures. Twilight tours can offer great Alpine lighting and increased beaver activity. Yur experienced river guides will share information on the Bow Valley’s natural and local history. The ultimate experience to get upfront and personal with the beautiful Rocky Mountians!

Departures from Baff at 1800

Family Adventure an the Kananaskis River

An exciting whitewater paddle raft adventure an the Scenic Kananaskis River. Enjoy a beautiful mountian river located along the front ranges of the majestic Canadian Rocky mountians. The river tour is rated Grade 2 to 3 and is an excellent experience for adventurous groups, families and friends. The Kananaskis River offers wonderful mountian scenery, excitement and natural history. This half day tour is very popular for people looking for an inroduction to whitewater rafting, or a river expericence the whole family and group can enjoy.

Departures from banff 08:00 hours and 13:00 hours

Bow River Horseshoe Canyon

A half day whitewater tour that offers rafting thrill and ecitement close to Banff. The Bow River Horseshoe Canyon section has spectacular scenerym big waves and grade 3 to 4 whitewater. Located in the front fanges of the Rockies the Horseshoe offers some of the best scenery in teh area. The Bow River gives a sense of remoteness complete with shale canyons and excellent opportunites to view larg birds of prey. The tour will stop to let you experience an optional cliff jump along the way.

Kicking Horse Whitewater Excitement!

An amazing paddle through the long rapids and spectacular scenery of the Kicking Horse River. The Kicking Horse offers somethign for everyone, big waves, long rapids and spectacular scenery, This river is both fun and challanging. On the return trip to Banff you will stop at the Scenic Lodge Lake Louise Hostel where a buffet lunch at Bill Peyto’s cafe awaits.

Depart Banff 0800 Return 1600. Minimum weight of 90 lbs.

Royal Canadian Helicopter Tour

Your exciting helicopter ride will take you to new heights along the Goat and Sundance ranges, where you will see mountian peaks, alpine meadows and pristine lakes. An extraordinary adventure not to be missed.

Departure is from Canmore near Banff.

Sundance Horseride

The cowboys will lead you through the Cave & Basin and along the Bow River. Fantastic scenery surronds as you climb up Sulfur Mountian and around to the Windy Knoll viewpoint. No Experience necessary.

Departs Daily at 10:00 am, 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm, and 4 pm.