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1 Hour Bow River RideNature and Wildlife

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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  • 1 hour
  • Taking safety measures

Evening Wildlife SafariNature and Wildlife

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
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 2 hours
  • Taking safety measures

3-Day Sundance Explorer Backcountry Lodge By HorsebackNature and Wildlife

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
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 3 days
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Banff National Park Guided Hike with LunchHiking

Banff National Park Guided Hike with Lunch

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Choose from among four of Banff National Park’s most iconic trails on this 7-hour guided hiking tour with packed lunch. Pick the perfect walk for your level of ability and experience, varying from 4.5 miles (7km) to 6.6 miles (10.6km) in length, with spectacular mountain scenery no matter which option you select. The trip’s four options include explorations of Larch Valley, Stanley Glacier, Consolation Lakes or the Plain of Six Glaciers.
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  • 7 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 7 hours
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2 Hour Banff Horseback Riding AdventureNature and Wildlife

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
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 2 hours
  • Taking safety measures

Johnston Canyon Evening IcewalkNature and Wildlife

Johnston Canyon Evening Icewalk

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Discover one of Banff National Park’s most popular hiking trails at night, without the fear of getting lost, during this small-group tour. Equipped with a headlight, explore Johnston Canyon with a guide leading the way, and marvel at shimmering frozen waterfalls and hike along a suspended catwalk. Then, take a break to warm up mid-route with hot chocolate and maple cookies.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes

Snowshoeing Tour to Marble CanyonNature and Wildlife

Snowshoeing Tour to Marble Canyon

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Immerse yourself in Canada's stunning winter landscape on a 4-hour snowshoe tour from Banff to Kootenay National Park. Follow your guide through Marble Canyon and keep your eyes peeled for moose and wolf tracks. The 2-mile (3km) route is along mostly flat terrain and perfect for first time snowshoers. You also enjoy a hot chocolate break with the opportunity to make your own maple taffy in the snow.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours

Horse-Drawn Sleigh Ride in BanffNature and Wildlife

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 under a wool blanket 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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  • 40 minutes
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Covered Wagon or Horseback Ride in Banff with Western CookoutDining Experiences

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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  • 3 hours
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6-Day Halfway Lodge Backcountry Trip by HorsebackNature and Wildlife

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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  • 6 days
  • Taking safety measures

Johnston's Canyon to the InkpotsHiking

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Johnston's Canyon to the Inkpots

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Hike through a narrow canyon and see how water in its many forms has shaped the mountains over time. After reaching the back of the canyon, go further and explore the ink pots, a great day out covering 11.6 km with 215 m elevation gain.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

2-Day Sundance Overnight Backcountry Lodge Trip by HorsebackNature and Wildlife

2-Day Sundance Overnight Backcountry Lodge Trip by Horseback

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Live like a rancher riding through the wilderness during this one-night, two-day guided horseback riding excursion that includes accommodation at a lodge. Saddle-up for a backcountry ride along a trail in view of the Canadian Rocky Mountains and around the Bow River fed by glacial waters. At the lodge, enjoy wine and dinner and sit by a fire before turning in. Ride confidently back to Banff on day two.
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  • 2 days
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  • 2 days
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Experience Rock ClimbingClimbing

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
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation

4-Day Erling Strom Trail Backcountry Lodge Trip by HorsebackNature and Wildlife

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
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 4 days
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Day Hike in Lake LouiseHiking

Day Hike in Lake Louise

Take a walk through a real-life ‘postcard’ during this 7-hour hike amidst the sublime scenery of the Canadian Rockies. Join a knowledgeable local guide on the trails near Lake Louise, pausing as you walk to admire the local geology, plants and animals that make up this stunningly beautiful place. Depending on the season you’ll also enjoy majestic snow-capped peaks, blooming wildflowers or rainbow-hued fall colors. Pack some snacks to ensure you stay fueled up during your trek.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Banff Premium Ski Rental Including DeliveryWinter Sports Rentals

Banff Premium Ski Rental Including Delivery

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Located within the spectacular Rocky Mountain Range, Banff attracts skiers from across the world to its snowy slopes—and the equipment rental queues can be long. With this ski, pole, and boot hire service—aimed at advanced skiers skiers—reserve your high-spec skis in advance and avoid the waiting lines. Hit the pistes faster with in-house fitting at your condo, and enjoy peace-of-mind with slope-side servicing included.
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  • 2 to 14 days
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  • 2 to 14 days
  • Free Cancellation

Discover Grizzly Bears from BanffDay Trips

Discover Grizzly Bears from Banff

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Pursue the elusive Canadian Grizzly Bear on this 10-hour excursion through Banff and Yoho National Parks, perfect for animal- and nature-lovers alike. Head out for a gondola ride up to 7,700 feet for a mountain-top lunch at Canada’s highest restaurant, and then take a chairlift ride up to the world’s largest enclosed and protected grizzly bear habitat to see Boo the resident bear rescued as a cub. This full-day trip also includes round-trip transportation, professional guide, lunch and light refreshments.
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  • 10 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 10 hours
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1 Hour Spray River RideNature and Wildlife

1 Hour Spray River Ride

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Banff National Park is Canada’s oldest and most celebrated national park - and one worth getting out of the car and onto a trail for. Go back to a simpler time with a 1-hour horseback ride and experience the park at a relaxed pace. Led by your cowboy guide, saddle up and cross through the tranquil Spray River, and get a feel for what it was like for pioneers first settling in this once-wild area.
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  • 1 hour
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  • 1 hour
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Banff Premium Snowboard Rental Including DeliveryWinter Sports Rentals

Banff Premium Snowboard Rental Including Delivery

With diverse terrain and spectacular valley views, Banff ranks among the finest ski resorts in Canada—but the equipment rental queues can be long. With this snowboard and boot hire service—geared toward experienced riders—reserve your snowboard equipment in advance and reach the slopes faster. With in-house fitting at your condo plus piste-side servicing included, you can hit the slopes knowing your rental equipment is fully covered.
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  • 2 to 14 days
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 2 to 14 days
  • Free Cancellation

Banff Private Walking ToursHiking

Banff Private Walking Tours

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Skip the crowded tours and enjoy a more intimate view of Banff with this private and personalized walking tour. In the company of just your party (up to 10 people) and a guide, explore Banff at your own pace and discover such places as Cascade Gardens and the Bow River Trail.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

Introduction to Backcountry Skiing / RidingWinter Sports

Introduction to Backcountry Skiing / Riding

Our guides are incredible instructors, fun to be around, and have a vast wealth of experience skiing and riding in the backcountry. They are certified to the highest standards in the industry by the ACMG/IFMGA. Skiing and riding safely in complicated mountain terrain requires a lot of experience and proper mentorship. We are here to ensure you start off in the right direction.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Learn to Cross Country Ski in Lake LouiseWinter Sports

Learn to Cross Country Ski in Lake Louise

Beginners can book these cross-country ski lessons amidst the stunning scenery of the Canadian Rockies. With a small group of just four people or fewer, you'll get personalized attention from your guide as you learn a new skill. Practice how to fall down, get back up, glide, and stop on a pristine snowy trail with other beginners.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Banff Performance Ski Rental Including DeliveryWinter Sports Rentals

Banff Performance Ski Rental Including Delivery

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Nestled below the peaks of Mt. Rundle and Mt. Cascade, Banff is widely considered among the finest ski resorts in Canada—and the equipment rental queues can be long. With this ski, pole, and boot hire service—geared toward learner skiers—order your kit in advance and beat the queues. Reach the slopes faster with in-house fitting at your accommodation, and relax with slope-side servicing included.
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  • 2 to 14 days
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 2 to 14 days
  • Free Cancellation

Banff Performance Snowboard Rental Including DeliveryWinter Sports Rentals

Banff Performance Snowboard Rental Including Delivery

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Dominated by the peaks of Mt. Rundle and Mt. Cascade, Banff ranks among the most popular ski resorts in Canada—and the equipment rental queues can be long. With this snowboard and boot hire service—geared toward beginner boarders—order your kit in advance and reach the slopes faster. With fitting at your accommodation plus slope-side servicing included, you can hit the snow knowing your rental equipment is covered.
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  • 2 to 14 days
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 2 to 14 days
  • Free Cancellation

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