Discover Banff

Build a connection to our World Heritage Site on our trademark sightseeing tour as you visit Banff's landmarks and historic places. Hear how the 11,000 year old human history of the Bow Valley changed when three railway workers rediscovered the Cave & Basin, now a National Historic Site. Your time will be spent enjoying the sights, taking photos, and participating in short walks to view points, on the many stops of the tour.

Stops include:

Bow Falls (5 min)
Water crashes over ancient limestone creating a spectacle of sound and sight. Be introduced to the tour, land, and place.

Banff Springs Hotel (5 min)
The castle of the rockies is the railways contribution to the building of Canada.

Cave & Basin (30min)
The birthplace of Canada's national parks.

Surprise corner (5 min)
A higher view of Bow Falls and the majestic Banff Springs Hotel.

Hoodoos Lookout (10 min)
What is a hoodoo? and getting the lay of the land.

Lake Minnewanka (15 min)
An underwater village, native history, and a pleasant refreshment break.

Bankhead (10 min)
An abandonded coal mining town closed by the national park.


A historical and sightseeing tour that visits popular spots in the Banff townsite and surronding areas. The tour has many stopping points that include short walks and provide great opportunities for photography.
Tour includes
Friendly guide
Small group size
Hands on interpretive tools
Entry to Cave & Basin National Historic Site
  Hotel pick up and drop off
  Refreshment and light snack
  Certified guide
  Use of binoculars
Departs
Banff Daily: 09:00
Duration
3 hours
Operates
Spring and summer
Cost
Adult: $49.00
Children (6-12 yrs): $25.00
  5 yrs and under: FREE

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