Summer Tour: Banff And Its Wildlife

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 Hrs
  • Language:
  • Departure Time :
    8:30 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    Mount Royal Hotel, 138 Banff Ave, Banff, AB T1L 1A7, Canada
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    • If you cancel at least 3 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    • If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
    • Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Discover 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 mesmerizing 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.


  • Combined sightseeing tour of Banff and its wildlife
  • Visit to historic places and landmarks
  • Knowledgeable guide offering info about the history and geology of the area

Know More about this tour

Following is an itinerary that we usually follow during the wildlife and nature tour of Banff. 
Stop At: Lake minnewanka, Banff, Banff national park, Alberta
Visit Lake Minnewanka, Banff's largest lake, and hear stories about the underwater ghost town.
Duration: 15 minutes
Stop At: Bow falls, Banff, Banff national park, Alberta
See Bow Falls roaring rapids, as the water crashes over ancient limestone, creating a spectacle of sound and sight. These falls were featured in several classic Hollywood films of the 1950s, including 'River of No Return' with Marilyn Monroe.
Duration: 10 minutes
Stop At: Surprise corner, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta
This viewpoint gives an iconic view of the Castle Of The Rockies against the backdrop of Sulphur mountain with the majestic Bow River in the foreground.
Duration: 10 minutes
Stop At: Hoodoos Trail, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta
Learn about the hoodoos from your guide as you look out over this impressive viewpoint.
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: Bankhead Ghost Town, Banff National Park, Alberta
Learn about an abandoned mining town and relic of Banff's industrial past at this scenic stop.
Duration: 10 minutes


Professional guide

Maple cookie snack, fresh water

Small group size (up to 24 guests per guide)

Hands on interpretive tools


Optional gratuities

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please note that this tour requires a minimum of 4 participants.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers

Traveler Reviews

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  • 14-Nov-2019

    Amazing scenery, the tour was great, didn't see much wildlife but that can be expected as nothing is guaranteed, but it didn't stop out enjoyment of the day.

  • 10-Oct-2019

    We were picked up by Nick, our guide for the morning. He had lots of interesting information about the town of Banff and its wildlife. We went to Bow Falls, saw the magnificent Banff Fairmont Hotel and learned about rebuilding of the hotel. We did see some elk and heard about the habits of bears getting ready for hibernation. Nick introduced us to cream maple cookies, which we all enjoyed.

  • 20-Sep-2019

    Was totally underwhelmed by guide who behaved like an over enthusiastic puppy. From start to finish non stop with her inane babbling. I’m sorry to say she ruined the trip. Thoroughly enjoyed seeing the elk on the golf course, wonderful sighting.

  • 05-Aug-2019

    Dont expect to much from this tour, it gives you a good first overview and nice stopps but not much more. If you are lucky you see some wildlife as we did but the short stops at lake and waterfall is not much more then a foto stopp. Had a good and funny driverguide but if you really want to get to know banff and the region better choose a real wildlife, hiking tour or similar. This is more a first driver around some spots just to give you a idea. For this its almost to expensive.

  • 03-Jul-2019

    Tyler was an excellent guide, loaded with facts, anecdotes and humor. We saw all the advertised sites and had some bonus wildlife sightings, closeup

  • 03-Jul-2019

    This is a great tour for first time visitors. It gives one an idea what to see. The tour guide Nicole was great and we got to see so much in 4 hours.

  • 21-Apr-2018

    It was really chill. Nice little tour bus with a great guide that would introduce each places we visited with a bit of history or basic infos. They would stop at amazing spots to take great pictures. No need to rent a car, this tour was perfect to take us to the best places and viewpoints to see. Hop-on Hop-Off kinda tour but with a guide. i recommend

  • 19-Aug-2017

    We had a great time on our Banff and Wildlife tour. We only had one day to fit what we could and the half day tour with Ali was full of information and high points of Banff. We were able to stop and get photos while on the the tour and our driver Ali was fantastic.

  • 27-Oct-2016

    We had a brilliant tour guide from Winnipeg, unfortunately can't remember his name but he was great fun and made the tour really. We stopped off on various sites and lakes, binoculars were included which was great for trying to spot bears and deers. Really worthwhile trip that I thoroughly enjoyed

  • 13-Oct-2016

    Great guide, nice overview, time well spent. Would strongly recommend this tour.

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