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Within the boundaries of Banff National Park lie some of the world’s most spectacular landscapes. The park, which showcases Canada’s Rocky Mountains in all their glory, offers world-class skiing, hiking, biking, and outdoor attractions. It’s a year-round haven for day-trippers from nearby Calgary and for international visitors galore.

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1 Hour Bow River Ride
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1 Hour Bow River Ride

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Saddle up for a journey through the celebrated landscape of Banff National Park on this guided horseback riding adventure. Get out of the car and onto the trails of the Bow River or the Spray River and enjoy the area’s beautiful outdoor environment, largely unchanged from the days of the pioneers. This equine-themed odyssey includes a guide, use of a horse, and all necessary equipment.
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  • 1 hour
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Evening Wildlife Safari

Evening Wildlife Safari

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Join an animal-spotting bus tour in Banff National Park, observing the park’s amazing wildlife at dusk on this 2-hour, small-group tour that’s perfect for nature enthusiasts. Enjoy Banff’s beautiful landscapes in the evening searching for elk, deer, bears and more because each tour has a 95% success rate of viewing animals in their natural environment. You'll also hear about the park's efforts to protect animals and their habitat from your expert guide.
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  • 2 hours
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$50.41
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Banff National Park Big Canoe Tour

Banff National Park Big Canoe Tour

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Delve deep into the Banff National Park and admire the scenery from the water on this canoe adventure. Paddle along the pretty Bow River and listen as your guide sheds light on centuries of Canadian history and heritage. Watch the riverbanks for sightings of native wildlife, then finish your canoe tour with light refreshments.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Covered Wagon or Horseback Ride in Banff with Western Cookout
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Covered Wagon or Horseback Ride in Banff with Western Cookout

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Saddle up for a ride along the Bow River in Banff and a Western style cookout. Choose from riding on horseback or in a covered wagon through the beautiful Rocky Mountain terrain. At the dining site, spend some time perfecting your roping skills or relaxing with a game of horseshoes before “tucking in”--that’s cowboy speak for “eating”—a yummy BBQ meal.
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  • 3 hours
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Banff National Park Big Canoe Tour

Banff National Park Big Canoe Tour

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Discover Banff National Park from the water on a scenic canoe journey up the Bow River. Surrounded by stunning peaks, pristine water, and wildlife, this is the perfect outing for park visitors who want to break away from the crowded overlooks and hiking trails. Plus, traveling by canoe provides an idyllic way to travel deeper into the park without the effort of hiking.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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2 Hour Banff Horseback Riding Adventure

2 Hour Banff Horseback Riding Adventure

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Saddle up and head out on the Rocky Mountain trails in Banff National Park. Explore the area by horseback with your cowboy guide to see the area in a way you can only experience from on the back of a horse. With a guide in the lead and a guide bringing up the rear, your ride will be a safe, fun adventure in the wilderness.  
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  • 2 hours
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Banff Ghost Walks

Banff Ghost Walks

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Nestled beneath the peaks of Mt. Rundle and Mt. Cascade, Banff is considered among Alberta’s must-see destinations—but away from the spectacular scenery lies a ghostly past only the bravest visitors can uncover. On this spooky evening walking tour, follow your guide through Banff’s historic streets and hear spine-chilling tales from beyond the grave. Learn of the unsolved crimes and terrifying encounters that haunt Banff’s dim and distant past.
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  • 1 hour 40 minutes
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$27.82
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Horse-Drawn Sleigh Ride in Banff

Horse-Drawn Sleigh Ride in Banff

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Take a charming horse-driven sleigh ride through the snow-covered meadows of Banff during this rustic 40-minute tour. Cozy up with family, friends, or a loved one as your friendly driver whisks you away on a sightseeing tour of the area’s stunning mountain peaks.
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  • 40 minutes
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Small-Group Banff National Park Tour

Small-Group Banff National Park Tour

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Get a comprehensive tour of Banff, Lake Louise, and Moraine Lake highlights during this full-day excursion from Calgary. Learn about the history of Canada's first national park and take in the scenic views around Lake Louise and Moraine Lake, accompanied by your guide's engaging commentary. Banff National Park entrance fees included.
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  • 11 hours
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$119.12
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3 Hour Bow Valley Loop Horseback Ride

3 Hour Bow Valley Loop Horseback Ride

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Situated within Banff National Park, the pretty town of Banff is the stepping stone to some of Canada’s most beautiful mountain landscapes. On this tour, swing into the saddle and trek through the Rocky Mountains scenery on horseback with your guide. Follow rugged trails past dense forests and shimmering lakes, and enjoy a relaxing introduction to the spectacular Banff National Park. Along the way, spot native beavers and elk in their natural habitat.
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  • 3 hours
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6-Day Halfway Lodge Backcountry Trip by Horseback

6-Day Halfway Lodge Backcountry Trip by Horseback

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Leave civilization far behind and saddle up for a six-day ride through the Canadian Rocky Mountains and along trails during this guided, horseback riding tour. Ride along the Bow River fed with cool glacial water to your first of two rustic lodge accommodations. Head up the stunning Allenby Pass and be rewarded with aerial views from 8,100 feet (2,468 meters) and enjoy hearty, delicious dinners at the lodge after your rides.
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  • 6 days
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Experience Rock Climbing

Experience Rock Climbing

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The Rock Experience program is designed to offer a unique rock climbing experience to people of all abilities. Our guides are incredible instructors, skilled climbers, and fun to be around. They are certified to the highest standards in the industry by the ACMG/IFMGA. For beginners, the guides will review all of the basic safety systems and demonstrate proper climbing technique. For guests with intermediate climbing skills, the guides will work on advanced movement skills and other rope techniques such as rappelling. For guests with advanced climbing skills, the guides will offer expert level instruction to keep you engaged - be prepared for steep climbing technique lessons, mock leading, building anchors and rigging rappel systems.
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  • 7 hours
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1 Hour Spray River Ride
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1 Hour Spray River Ride

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Follow in the footsteps of Canada’s rugged pioneers during this guided horseback ride through stunning Banff National Park. Get access to more sights in less time, moving swiftly through the tranquil Canadian wilderness. Highlights include a first-hand peek at Bow Falls and its surrounding mountain range and a chance to lead your horse across Spray River.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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Wildlife on the Bow Big Canoe Tour

Wildlife on the Bow Big Canoe Tour

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Paddle along the Bow River in a 12-seater canoe as the sun sets in Banff’s backyard during this guided canoe tour. Dip your oars into the water as team and take in the wildlife and mountain scenery as your guide tells you about the animals and land. Be on the lookout for elk, bald eagles, beaver, and muskrats as the current carries you along.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$49.99
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Winter 4-Day Rocky Fairmont Tour

Winter 4-Day Rocky Fairmont Tour

4-day guided tour exploring the Rocky Mountain National Parks of Canada! ☆ Guaranteed 3-nights for Fairmont Hotels ☆ Explore the famous Banff National Parks ☆ Free rental for Snowshoe and trail crampons
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  • 4 days
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$643.60
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3-Day Sundance Explorer Backcountry Lodge By Horseback
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3-Day Sundance Explorer Backcountry Lodge By Horseback

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Explore the backcountry of the popular Banff National Park like few other travelers do, on a three-day, small-group horseback trip. Spot elk, deer, and moose while following the glacier-fed Bow River, with the towering Rocky Mountains all around. Relax in comfort at the Sundance Lodge at night, after huddling around a cozy campfire and swapping stories with your fellow riders. Enjoy both nature and comfort on this tour.
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  • 3 days
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4-Day Winter Banff Mini Tour

4-Day Winter Banff Mini Tour

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Fascinating 4-day guided tour exploring the Rocky Mountain National Parks of Canada! ☆ Rocky Mountain Gateway. Starting from Calgary, it takes only 1.5 hours to enter the scenic area of the National Park ☆ Completely transparent itinerary, ensuring you a productive and pleasant time during your visit to natural gems in the National Parks, offering you a unique travel experience! ☆ Our transparent itinerary ensures you a productive and fulfilling trip as you go sightseeing at the natural gems in the National Park ☆ The classic itinerary covers the world-famous National Parks, Banff National Park
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  • 4 days
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$540.22
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4-Day Erling Strom Trail Backcountry Lodge Trip by Horseback

4-Day Erling Strom Trail Backcountry Lodge Trip by Horseback

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Trace the paths that the early pioneers rode through Alberta's wild west on this 4-day horseback riding tour along the Erling Strom Trail. Arranging a multi-day tour like this on your own may be challenging, but booking this tour means that everything is arranged for you. Spend each night in a comfortable lodge, move at a relaxed pace along the trails, and enjoy in-depth commentary on the history and ecosystem of Canada's oldest national park.
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  • 4 days
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Classic 5D-Banff, Jasper &Yoho National Park Tour from Calgary(Airport transfer)

Classic 5D-Banff, Jasper &Yoho National Park Tour from Calgary(Airport transfer)

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Classic 5-days guided tour exploring the Rocky Mountain National Parks of Canada! ☆ Guaranteed 2-nights stay in Banff and 1-night in Jasper ☆ Save Time! Explore 3 famous National Parks, Banff, YOHO and Jasper in Canada within 4 days ☆ Explore Columbia Icefield directly at your feet ☆ Professional local tour guide and driver
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  • 5 days
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$813.65
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Private Horse-Drawn Sleigh Ride In Banff

Private Horse-Drawn Sleigh Ride In Banff

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There’s nothing more romantic than a horse drawn sleigh ride in the mountains of Banff National Park. Bundle up with your honey in a world of your own as you glide through the Rocky Mountain snow. The open top sleigh means snowflakes may land gently on you as you ride through the fields just outside the Banff townsite, so remember to bundle up and your special someone will keep you warm.
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  • 40 minutes
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Wildlife on the Bow Canoe Tour

Wildlife on the Bow Canoe Tour

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Canoeing along the Bow River provides the perfect vantage point for spotting Canada’s famous wildlife. As you paddle, enjoy working as a team with your fellow paddlers while a guide navigates the big canoe and shares stories about the surroundings. While traveling up the scenic river, you can hope to spot elk, bald eagles, beavers, and more—all without the exertion of hiking.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Experience Ice Climbing

Experience Ice Climbing

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The Ice Experience program is designed to allow people of all abilities to experience the exciting sport of waterfall ice climbing. Our guides are incredible instructors, skilled climbers, and fun to be around. They are certified to the highest standards in the industry by the ACMG/IFMGA, so you can rest assured that you are in good hands.
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  • 8 hours
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Rocky Pass 4Time Multi & Different day tour from Calgary/Banff

Rocky Pass 4Time Multi & Different day tour from Calgary/Banff

Banff National Park is a place indeed to travel more than one time! ※Flexible & Valuable more than book one-day tour individual ※Available for ONE YEAR including travel in summer or winter ※Departure From Calgary / Banff ※Good deal for yourself or transfer to anyone ※4-time!You could choose 4-time Day-tour product ※By using the Experience Pass,just let us know when and which Day-Tour you want to join at least 72 hours ahead.
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  • 1 to 4 days
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$271.48
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Exquisite Group Tour-Winter Fun 3Day Tour from Calgary RouteA (Airport transfer)

Exquisite Group Tour-Winter Fun 3Day Tour from Calgary RouteA (Airport transfer)

Fascinating 3-day guided tour exploring the Rocky Mountain National Parks of Canada! ☆ Rocky Mountain Gateway. Starting from Calgary, it takes only 1.5 hours to enter the scenic area of the National Park ☆ Completely transparent itinerary, ensuring you a productive and pleasant time during your visit to natural gems in the National Parks, offering you a unique travel experience! ☆ The classic itinerary covers the world-famous National Parks, Banff National Park
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  • 3 days
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$405.84
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Should I book Banff National Park tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Banff National Park can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Banff National Park 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Banff National Park costs USD 27.82. Guided Banff National Park tours start around USD 27.82 per person.
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