Wildlife are seen on over 95% of our tours!
On this popular sightseeing tour you will be visiting Banff viewpoints, landmarks and historic places. Enjoy the stunning scenery and short walks to the must see locations, taking photos and watching for wildlife. See and learn about wildlife behaviour, habitat, and their winter survival adaptations.
Build a connection to the World Heritage Site and visit the abandoned mining town of Bankhead, a relic of Banff’s industrial past. Hear from the tour guide how the 11,000 year old human history of the Bow Valley changed when three railway workers rediscovered a hidden natural hot spring.
This tour is available during the summer and winter seasons.
Duration of the tour: 3 hours.
On this tour you can bring a child under 5 years old free of charge.
Departure Information: 8:30am daily
Summer Seasonal Dates – April 18th to November 30th.
Winter Seasonal Dates: December 1st to April 16th.
Complimentary hotel pick up and drop off provided from Banff.
Your Tour Includes:
– Friendly and certified guide,
– Small group size,
– Refreshment and a light snack,
– Use of binoculars.
Itinerary and highlights:
Bow Falls: Water crashes over ancient limestone creating a spectacle of sound and sight.
Banff Springs Hotel: The Castle of the Rockies is the railway’s contribution to the building of Canada.
Bankhead: An abandonded mining town and relic of Banff’s industrial past
Surprise Corner: A higher view of Bow Falls and the majestic Banff Springs Hotel.
Hoodoos Lookout: What is a hoodoo? Understand the lay of the land.
Lake Minnewanka: An underwater village, native history, and a pleasant refreshment break.
Note: Two Jack Lake: A beautiful viewpoint over a classic rockies lake will be visited only in the summer tour.