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Within the boundaries of Banff National Park lie some of the world’s most spectacular landscapes. The park, which showcases Canada’s Rocky Mountains in all their glory, offers world-class skiing, hiking, biking, and outdoor attractions. It’s a year-round haven for day-trippers from nearby Calgary and for international visitors galore.

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Evening Wildlife Safari

Evening Wildlife Safari

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Join an animal-spotting bus tour in Banff National Park, observing the park’s amazing wildlife at dusk on this 2-hour, small-group tour that’s perfect for nature enthusiasts. Enjoy Banff’s beautiful landscapes in the evening searching for elk, deer, bears and more because each tour has a 95% success rate of viewing animals in their natural environment. You'll also hear about the park's efforts to protect animals and their habitat from your expert guide.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$50.32
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1 Hour Bow River Ride

1 Hour Bow River Ride

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Saddle up for a journey through the celebrated landscape of Banff National Park on this guided horseback riding adventure. Get out of the car and onto the trails of the Bow River or the Spray River and enjoy the area’s beautiful outdoor environment, largely unchanged from the days of the pioneers. This equine-themed odyssey includes a guide, use of a horse, and all necessary equipment.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$71.14
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Banff National Park Big Canoe Tour

Banff National Park Big Canoe Tour

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Delve deep into the Banff National Park and admire the scenery from the water on this canoe adventure. Paddle along the pretty Bow River and listen as your guide sheds light on centuries of Canadian history and heritage. Watch the riverbanks for sightings of native wildlife, then finish your canoe tour with light refreshments.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$49.90
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2 Hour Banff Horseback Riding Adventure

2 Hour Banff Horseback Riding Adventure

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Saddle up and head out on the Rocky Mountain trails in Banff National Park. Explore the area by horseback with your cowboy guide to see the area in a way you can only experience from on the back of a horse. With a guide in the lead and a guide bringing up the rear, your ride will be a safe, fun adventure in the wilderness.  
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$137.94
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Horse-Drawn Sleigh Ride in Banff

Horse-Drawn Sleigh Ride in Banff

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Take a charming horse-driven sleigh ride through the snow-covered meadows of Banff during this rustic 40-minute tour. Cozy up with family, friends, or a loved one as your friendly driver whisks you away on a sightseeing tour of the area’s stunning mountain peaks.
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  • 40 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$36.44
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Banff Gondola Ride Admission

Banff Gondola Ride Admission

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Maximize your views of Banff National Park with minimal exertion during this round-trip gondola ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain. Take in views of six different mountain ranges and nearby rivers aboard your state-of-the-art alpine transport, offering large windows and seating for four guests. Enjoy time exploring the ridge line boardwalk before returning back to town.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$58.36
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Lake Louise and the Icefield Parkway - Full-Day Tour
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Lake Louise and the Icefield Parkway - Full-Day Tour

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The Rockies boast some of Canada’s most spectacular scenery, but the rugged mountain terrain poses a unique set of challenges. On this full-day sightseeing tour, enjoy round-trip travel from Banff and reach far-flung attractions including Lake Louise and the Icefield Parkway in comfort. Stop at picturesque spots including Bow Falls and Moraine Lake, and enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour—limited to 15 people.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$140.45
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Banff National Park Tour with Lake Louise and Moraine Lake

Banff National Park Tour with Lake Louise and Moraine Lake

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Discover Lake Louise and Moraine Lake on this guided tour from Banff. Located inside the Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, the lakes are well-known for their distinct turquoise hues. Gain insight into the area’s mountaineering history, admire views of the Valley of Ten Peaks and leave with plenty of frame-worthy photos. Round-trip transportation is included on this small-group tour. Don’t miss this seasonal tour that operates from April to November.
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  • 4 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$78.08
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Summer Tour: Banff and its Wildlife

Summer Tour: Banff and its Wildlife

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Explore the historic landmarks and natural wonders near the town of Banff on this half-day, small-group tour. Admire the unparalleled beauty of natural sights including Bow Falls, the surreal Hoodoos rock formation, and beautiful Lake Minnewanka, among others. This guided tour includes hotel pickup and drop-off in Banff, a professional guide, and light refreshments.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$64.20
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Covered Wagon or Horseback Ride in Banff with Western Cookout

Covered Wagon or Horseback Ride in Banff with Western Cookout

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Saddle up for a ride along the Bow River in Banff and a Western style cookout. Choose from riding on horseback or in a covered wagon through the beautiful Rocky Mountain terrain. At the dining site, spend some time perfecting your roping skills or relaxing with a game of horseshoes before “tucking in”--that’s cowboy speak for “eating”—a yummy BBQ meal.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$103.24
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Banff National Park Big Canoe Tour

Banff National Park Big Canoe Tour

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Discover Banff National Park from the water on a scenic canoe journey up the Bow River. Surrounded by stunning peaks, pristine water, and wildlife, this is the perfect outing for park visitors who want to break away from the crowded overlooks and hiking trails. Plus, traveling by canoe provides an idyllic way to travel deeper into the park without the effort of hiking.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$49.90
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Rocky Mountains Premium Tour (34 Seats)

Rocky Mountains Premium Tour (34 Seats)

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Let a professional coach driver do the navigating into the heart of the Canadian Rockies as you sit back and take in the glorious mountain views. On this 4-night trip that departs from and returns to a convenient location in downtown Vancouver, all of your overnight accommodations are included. Daily breakfast is also included, and your itinerary features plenty of free time to spend just the way you like.
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  • 5 days
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$1,302.56
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3 Hour Bow Valley Loop Horseback Ride

3 Hour Bow Valley Loop Horseback Ride

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Situated within Banff National Park, the pretty town of Banff is the stepping stone to some of Canada’s most beautiful mountain landscapes. On this tour, swing into the saddle and trek through the Rocky Mountains scenery on horseback with your guide. Follow rugged trails past dense forests and shimmering lakes, and enjoy a relaxing introduction to the spectacular Banff National Park. Along the way, spot native beavers and elk in their natural habitat.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$172.64
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1 Hour Spray River Ride

1 Hour Spray River Ride

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Follow in the footsteps of Canada’s rugged pioneers during this guided horseback ride through stunning Banff National Park. Get access to more sights in less time, moving swiftly through the tranquil Canadian wilderness. Highlights include a first-hand peek at Bow Falls and its surrounding mountain range and a chance to lead your horse across Spray River.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$77.21
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Experience Rock Climbing

Experience Rock Climbing

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The majestic landscapes around Banff are perfect settings for rock climbing adventures. But, if you're a beginner, it can be difficult to know where to start. This small-group rock climbing experience is suitable for all levels of experience, from novice to advanced. Whatever your ability, you'll benefit from expert instruction, experience the thrill of climbing and be prepared for getting out into nature.
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  • 7 hours
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$119.22
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6-Day Halfway Lodge Backcountry Trip by Horseback

6-Day Halfway Lodge Backcountry Trip by Horseback

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Leave civilization far behind and saddle up for a six-day ride through the Canadian Rocky Mountains and along trails during this guided, horseback riding tour. Ride along the Bow River fed with cool glacial water to your first of two rustic lodge accommodations. Head up the stunning Allenby Pass and be rewarded with aerial views from 8,100 feet (2,468 meters) and enjoy hearty, delicious dinners at the lodge after your rides.
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  • 6 days
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$2,029.11
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Rockies Western Canada Tour

Rockies Western Canada Tour

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Experience, explore, and immerse yourself in the absolute best of Canadian nature on a 7-day group tour. With transportation, accommodation, and some meals taken care of, you’re free to forget the stress and embrace the adventure. Have your hiking shoes ready for Banff National Park, Brandywine Falls, Whistler Blackcomb, and much more. You can also participate optional activities, such as ATV rides and zip-trekking, at an additional cost.
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  • 7 days
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Wildlife on the Bow Big Canoe Tour

Wildlife on the Bow Big Canoe Tour

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Paddle along the Bow River in a 12-seater canoe as the sun sets in Banff’s backyard during this guided canoe tour. Dip your oars into the water as team and take in the wildlife and mountain scenery as your guide tells you about the animals and land. Be on the lookout for elk, bald eagles, beaver, and muskrats as the current carries you along.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Winter 4-Day Rocky Fairmont Tour

Winter 4-Day Rocky Fairmont Tour

4-day guided tour exploring the Rocky Mountain National Parks of Canada! ☆ Guaranteed 3-nights for Fairmont Hotels ☆ Explore the famous Banff National Parks ☆ Free rental for Snowshoe and trail crampons
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  • 4 days
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$642.45
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4-Day Erling Strom Trail Backcountry Lodge Trip by Horseback

4-Day Erling Strom Trail Backcountry Lodge Trip by Horseback

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Trace the paths that the early pioneers rode through Alberta's wild west on this 4-day horseback riding tour along the Erling Strom Trail. Arranging a multi-day tour like this on your own may be challenging, but booking this tour means that everything is arranged for you. Spend each night in a comfortable lodge, move at a relaxed pace along the trails, and enjoy in-depth commentary on the history and ecosystem of Canada's oldest national park.
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  • 4 days
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$1,361.12
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3-Day Sundance Explorer Backcountry Lodge By Horseback

3-Day Sundance Explorer Backcountry Lodge By Horseback

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Explore the backcountry of the popular Banff National Park like few other travelers do, on a three-day, small-group horseback trip. Spot elk, deer, and moose while following the glacier-fed Bow River, with the towering Rocky Mountains all around. Relax in comfort at the Sundance Lodge at night, after huddling around a cozy campfire and swapping stories with your fellow riders. Enjoy both nature and comfort on this tour.
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  • 3 days
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$988.09
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4-Day Winter Banff Mini Tour

4-Day Winter Banff Mini Tour

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Fascinating 4-day guided tour exploring the Rocky Mountain National Parks of Canada! ☆ Rocky Mountain Gateway. Starting from Calgary, it takes only 1.5 hours to enter the scenic area of the National Park ☆ Completely transparent itinerary, ensuring you a productive and pleasant time during your visit to natural gems in the National Parks, offering you a unique travel experience! ☆ Our transparent itinerary ensures you a productive and fulfilling trip as you go sightseeing at the natural gems in the National Park ☆ The classic itinerary covers the world-famous National Parks, Banff National Park
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  • 4 days
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$539.26
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Sulphur Mountain Highline trek

Sulphur Mountain Highline trek

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This ridge hike is truly a unique experience - it's not well known, even by Banff locals. It's also the perfect add-on to the Banff Gondola experience. The views are the best you will experience in the Banff area, with a 360 degree panorama of the surrounding mountains. Our certified guides will pass on unique information about this sensitive alpine environment, the history of Banff, among other interesting topics, while making sure you are safe and comfortable.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
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Winter Banff/ Johnston Canyon/ Lake Minnewanka 1 Day Tour

Winter Banff/ Johnston Canyon/ Lake Minnewanka 1 Day Tour

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In the winters of Banff National Park, sub-zero temperatures turn mighty waterfalls into glittering pillars of ice. ☆ No regrets for a trip and fun through the Rocky Mountain Happy Ice and Snow Season. ☆ Come along with warmth, free borrow rivet crampons to experience the fun of ice and snow.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
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$112.48
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Should I book Banff National Park tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Banff National Park can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Banff National Park 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Banff National Park costs USD 36.44. Guided Banff National Park tours start around USD 36.44 per person.
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