Summer Tour: Banff and its Wildlife

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.

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3 hours


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  • What's included :
    • Professional guide
    • Maple cookie snack, fresh water
    • Small group size (up to 24 guests per guide)
    • Hands on interpretive tools
    What's excluded :
    • Optional gratuities
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Lake Minnewanka, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta Canada

    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 Canada

    See Bow Falls roaring rapids, as 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, Buffalo St, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta Canada

    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, Buffalo Street Surprise Corner Viewpoint parking lot, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L Canada

    Learn about the hoodoos from your guide as you look out over this impressive viewpoint.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Bankhead Ghost Town, Lake Minnewanka Road 7.4 km from Banff townsite, Banff National Park, Alberta Canada

    Learn about an abandoned mining town and relic of Banff’s industrial past at this scenic stop.

    Duration: 10 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Mount Royal Hotel, 138 Banff Ave, Banff, AB T1L 1A7, Canada
    Departure Time :
    8:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by Discover Banff Tours

Activity ID: V-3827DB

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