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Banff: Sightseeing and Wildlife Minibus Tour

Banff: Sightseeing and Wildlife Minibus Tour

From US$ 63.19 per person

Keep your camera handy as you visit all the spectacular viewpoints, landmarks, and historic places around Banff on this morning tour. Experience the perfect introduction to the area and its wildlife as you keep your eyes peeled for elk, sheep, and deer.

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3 hours
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  • Visit must see viewpoints and landmarks in Banff
  • See highlights including Banff's largest lake, a waterfall, and the famous 'Castle in the Rockies' hotel
  • Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife such as elk, deer, and bighorn sheep
  • Enjoy a small group size sightseeing tour of a maximum of 24 other participants
  • Travel with a knowledgeable and friendly local guide
Full description
Get picked up from your Banff hotel in a modern minibus by your friendly guide. Get ready for a morning exploring the best viewpoints and historic landmarks in Banff. Along the way, hear how the 11,000-year-old human history of the Bow Valley changed when 3 railway workers rediscovered the historical Cave & Basin hot springs, now a National Historic Site. Learn about the local wildlife and behavior, habitat, and the importance of wildlife management practices in a national park while you keep your eyes peeled for animals such as elk, deer, and bighorn sheep. Spend your time enjoying the sights, taking photos, and participating in short walks to viewpoints, on the many stops of the tour.  During the tour, visit Bow Falls, where many iconic movies from the 1950s were filmed. See water crashing over ancient limestone creating a spectacle of sound and sight. Admire the famous Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel also known as the 'Castle of the Rockies'. Stop at Lake Minnewanka, Banff's largest lake to hear about the underwater village. This tour also stops at iconic viewpoints including Surprise Corner, aptly named for the 'oh wow!' iconic view of Banff, and the Hoodoos Lookout.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • A friendly certified guide
  • Small group size (up to 24 guests)
  • Hands-on interpretive tools
  • Fresh water and a maple cookie snack
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present either proof of full vaccination or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts

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Meeting point

Wait at the public bus parking spot located behind the Mount Royal Hotel at 138 Banff Ave. You must be ready 15 minutes prior to the tour departure time. Your guide will be there within the 15-minute pickup window.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
Customer reviews

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5 /5

based on 8 reviews

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I booked this tour last minute and I am so glad I did. I am a solo traveller and luckily we had a small group on the tour. Andrew was so friendly, welcoming and engaging. I learnt so much on the tour and it will be one of my favourite memories of visiting Canada. This is a must do tour! Thank you so much!!

October 19, 2021

September 27, 2021

Very knowledgeable & fun. . Enjoyed every minute with Rob & Jeff on our second tour.

August 13, 2021

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