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Summer Tour: Banff and its Wildlife provided by Discover Banff Tours

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Summer Tour: Banff and its Wildlife

Summer Tour: Banff and its Wildlife
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About
Uncover the secrets of the historic mountain town of Banff with a local guide leading the way as you gaze at stunning views and visit key landmarks. This morning journey takes you to some of the best sightseeing viewpoints including Bow Falls, Lake Minnewanka and the “oh wow!” view at Surprise Corner of the 'Castle in the Rockies'. This tour is the perfect introduction to Banff as you hear stories about the local history and animals, while keeping your eyes out for local wildlife.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • Learn the stories behind the most famous natural and historic sights near the renowned resort town of Banff on this small-group tour. Discover the history and geology of the Banff area and get an overview of the unique landmarks that give this mountain town its distinctive flair. Start the day with a morning pickup in Banff, continuing onwards to some of the most scenic and historically significant highlights of Banff such as Bow Falls, the famous Banff Springs Hotel, Lake Minnewanka, and the Hoodoos, and Bow Valley lookout. Keep your eyes peeled for elk, deer, bears and bighorn sheep as this is a great tour for seeing wildlife in the morning. Please note this tour is seasonal and only operates between April and mid-October.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Learn the stories behind the most famous natural and historic sights near the renowned resort town of Banff on this small-group tour. Discover the history and geology of the Banff area and get an overview of the unique landmarks that give this mountain town its distinctive flair. Start the day with a morning pickup in Banff, continuing onwards to some of the most scenic and historically significant highlights of Banff such as Bow Falls, the famous Banff Springs Hotel, Lake Minnewanka, and the Hoodoos, and Bow Valley lookout. Keep your eyes peeled for elk, deer, bears and bighorn sheep as this is a great tour for seeing wildlife in the morning. Please note this tour is seasonal and only operates between April and mid-October.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3827DB
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Maple cookie snack, fresh water
  • Small group size (up to 24 guests per guide)
  • Hands on interpretive tools
  • Pick up from the public bus parking located behind the Mount Royal Hotel
Exclusions
  • Optional gratuities
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Mount Royal Hotel, 138 Banff Ave, Banff, AB T1L 1A7, Canada You must be ready 15 minutes before departure. Please meet in the public bus parking area behind the Mt Royal Hotel (hotel address: 138 Banff Ave, Banff).
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travellers
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Maple cookie snack, fresh water
  • Small group size (up to 24 guests per guide)
  • Hands on interpretive tools
  • Pick up from the public bus parking located behind the Mount Royal Hotel
Exclusions
  • Optional gratuities
Departure details
  • Mount Royal Hotel, 138 Banff Ave, Banff, AB T1L 1A7, Canada You must be ready 15 minutes before departure. Please meet in the public bus parking area behind the Mt Royal Hotel (hotel address: 138 Banff Ave, Banff).
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 13 Nov 2021
A note from Summer Tour: Banff and its Wildlife
As per the order of the Government of Alberta due to the Covid 19 pandemic, guests over the age of 12 years old will need to produce government proof of vaccination at check in time for their tour.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Mount Royal Hotel
    138 Banff Ave, Banff, AB T1L 1A7, Canada
    You must be ready 15 minutes before departure. Please meet in the public bus parking area behind the Mt Royal Hotel (hotel address: 138 Banff Ave, Banff).
    See address & details
  • 1
    Lake Minnewanka
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Bow Falls
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Surprise Corner
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Hoodoos Trail
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Bankhead Ghost Town
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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RJW852501
Manchester, UK7 contributions
Good All Round Trip!
Oct 2021 • Couples
Had a great time when the weather was pretty chilly outside got a great insight into the sites, nature and history of Banff through our guide Jeff who was excellent provided a nice cup of hot chocolate with a couple of biscuits went down well.

We saw a few elk and just missed out on seeing the Bow River wolfpack on a meadow near Lake Minnewanka would def recommend thanks again Jeff!
Written 14 October 2021
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Tara P
1 contribution
Totally Great & Informative, even for seasoned Banff Travellers!
Oct 2021
We booked a tour VERY last minute for the Discover Banff and its Wildlife tour for our family of 5 (two 8 year olds and our 11 year old son). We are from Alberta and have visited Banff many times, but we learned SO much that I had no idea about from our tour guide Anik who was funny and informative. She was patient with the kids, told awesome stories about pine cones when my daughter told her she was part of a pine cone club at school, we even got to see a herd of elk hanging out in the soccer field. Worth every penny, we all loved it.
Written 13 October 2021
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Colette B
Regina, Canada2 contributions
Perfect tour for a quick trip
Oct 2021 • Couples
This tour is a great way to see the highlights of Banff, especially if you are only in town for a short time. Our guide was Jeff, and he gave us excellent information (and cookies).
Written 8 October 2021
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Alyssa G
Houston, TX7 contributions
Great Tour and Tour Guide
Sep 2019
I had a great time with Discover Banff. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and funny. Her name was Raven and she made the trip so interactive and fun. I saw so much that I did not see if I would have toured this place by myself. Discover Banff showed showed me what Banff and the wildlife really has to offer. Thank for that!
Written 17 September 2019
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dawndbrooks
Bath, UK9 contributions
Good morning out
Sep 2019
Had a great guide thanks Aaron you made it fun as well as informative, would have given 5 but we didn’t see much in the way of wildlife. Probably as it was such a glorious sunny day.
Written 7 September 2019
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Karen Snyder
1 contribution
Fantastic Tour with Wonderful Guide
Sep 2019
We went on this tour today having just arrived in Banff for our first visit. Pete was a fantastic guide and extremely knowledgeable and personable. He knows so much about the history of Banff and all the different wildlife of the area. I highly recommend this tour because it’s just the right length (about 2 1/2 hours), and it really gives you a great overview of the area and stops at many scenic places along the way.
Written 6 September 2019
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Thewondererca
St Louis147 contributions
Good Banff tour but no wildlife
Sep 2019 • Couples
Great trip but no wildlife at all not even a squirell Great tour of Bnaff. Lots to see. Lot of good information about the area great guide. Learned a lot about the wildlife but they all were hiding.
Written 2 September 2019
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JaxC0521
Leeds99 contributions
First day and just wow
Sep 2019 • Friends
We arrived in Banff late last night after a full day travelling. The Banff tour and its wildlife was our first thing to do. KATY our tour guide was brilliant. Lots of local knowledge and added humour. Thoroughly enjoyed it. The scenery is stunning and this trip ticks all the boxes. Would highly recommend.
Written 1 September 2019
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meowsrus
Fort Collins, CO14 contributions
Interesting and Scenic tour
Jul 2019
Our bus driver Pete was extremely personable but most importantly, he was super knowledgeable about the town and the area. He knew a lot of the background and history. Plus he read numerous books to learn more to provide even more knowledge than a typical tour guide. I would recommend this tour if you want to learn about the area and want a tour that is relatively short.
Written 19 August 2019
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Lesley B
1 contribution
Lesley
Jul 2019 • Friends
Tegan picked us up this morning with a huge smile on her face. She was welcoming, helpful and very informative. We saw more wildlife than we expected. Exceptional service.
Written 29 July 2019
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By: Discover Banff Tours
haelak_CAN
haelak_CAN
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Beautiful Hike (hope you get Jeff as your guide)
Beautiful hike! Jeff was an amazing guide, we learned so many interesting facts and stories about Banff and the wil
bradleybarr
bradleybarr
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Well worth it
Beautiful hike with several picturesque lookouts. Our guide Jeff was very courteous to his group, and well informed
jostlund
jostlund
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Awesome experience
Such a great afternoon out in this beautiful part of Banff. Our guide Jeff was so interesting and informative. Le
chester_turunc
chester_turunc
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Lake Louise
Our tour guide Jeff was extremely knowledgeable and informative, and extremely helpful. He extended our trip as we
amyjeane2016
amyjeane2016
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Wonderfully entertaining and enjoyable
Had the pleasure of going on this tour. Was a wonderful moon lite night to make it a perfect atmosphere for ghost
209kierand
209kierand
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The sweet spot!
Loved this tour. You got a nice tour of the town, some historic facts and some “fun” ghost stories. We were suffici
Jennyjones11
Jennyjones11
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Great selection of animals to be seen
Very good, knowledgable tour guide. Heidi made everyone feel welcome and did her best to accommodate everyone on th
Lavenderlife912
Lavenderlife912
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Beautiful Larch Valley hike
I had the Larch Valley hiking tour with Rob. It was awesome. The first half of the trail was difficult. Immediate e
ced478
ced478
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Disapointed
Guide was ok but... Tells a lot about himself but doesnt seem to know much about animals. Was driving too fast so h
kimbZ2174RM
kimbZ2174RM
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Lake tours
Andrew was a fantastic tour guide! He was very knowledgeable about the history of the lakes and you could tell he
Gerald W
Gerald W
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Great Experience!
We had a great experience on the Plain of Six Glaciers guided hike with Rob! He was fantastic, knowledgeable and am
Discover237460
Discover237460
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A tour in history!
Thank you Sam! She is a great guide, we absolutely enjoyed our tour. Through ghost stories, we learned a lot abou
thaipad
thaipad
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Wonderful Banff hiking!
Had a great walk in Larch Valley during peak larch season - so beautiful and it’s helpful to have a group to hike w
schuwoman
schuwoman
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Great tour
Great tour guide, Matthew Rodgers. He handled a situation with an irate bicyclist very calmly. He scheduled our sto
Hanrob1995
Hanrob1995
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Great ghost walk!
Great tour! educational as well! Sam was an amazing tour guide! would highly recommend. I may not sleep as soundly
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