Outdoor activities in Banff

Top Outdoor Activities in Banff, Canada

Outdoor Activities in Banff

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$372.44
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4–5 hours
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$124.16
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Full-day Tours
6+ hours
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$377.92
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3 hours
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$164.16
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6+ hours
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$247.47
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Full-day Tours
6+ hours
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$317.27
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Full-day Tours
8–10 hours
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$574.63
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Walking Tours
6+ hours
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$339.43
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6+ hours
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$153.12
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Bus Tours
3 hours
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  • Puddle
    The Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield, UK147 contributions
    Great views, nice walk up to the weather station. Be sure to book a ticket up and down. We stayed for just over an hour which we thought worked well. Only downside was cost. $74 per adult.
    Written 2 July 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • natasha967
    2 contributions
    Loved the journey was able to stop off at alot of cool places for photo opportunities. The guides Brad and Marnie were fantastic and funny! Loved the glacier walk with Evan (who should have a lake named after him imo). Bonus we saw horned sheep and a black bear 🐻 on our journey!
    Written 26 June 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • ZHONGYIN Z
    1 contribution
    Great experience. The sights are very natural and the guide is very responsible. It was a very nice trip for my vacation. Thank you.
    Written 4 June 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • SimonNJ
    Philadelphia11 contributions
    Great tour with perfect weather. A spectacular experience. I rank this with Milford Sound in New Zealand. Both unforgettable.
    Written 2 July 2022
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  • Guy H
    2 contributions
    Akcinya and Gery did a wonderful job getting us to all our adventure and giving us insight to the surroundings and history of the area. It was amazing going out on the ice field and the skywalk was a little scary but loved it in the end
    Written 3 July 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Streeters
    2 contributions
    Friendly staff and well behaved horses. If you are only going to do a few things in Banff this is a good choice. Food was quality too.
    Written 1 July 2022
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  • Climber634194
    1 contribution
    Brilliant tour with Buck. Polite professional, and finny. We had an excellent spot of a black bear, elk and bighorn sheep. Would recommend.
    Written 22 June 2022
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  • LP Pinsonneault
    4 contributions
    What a wonderful day! Thanks Christie (hope I'm writing your name properly) for all the nice information you provided us through that hike at Johnston Canyon and through the eBike ride. We were lucky enough to see a bear crossing the road (at a safe distance obviously) and some Bighorn sheep. It was an experience we will remember forget!
    Written 7 June 2022
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  • Martha Y
    Lake Louise, Canada1 contribution
    Andrew and Sid did a wonderful job. Saw 4 bears, mountain goats, 3 lakes and a waterfall, which involved backing up the switchback. Highly recommend.
    Written 30 June 2022
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  • Johnny Murphy
    2 contributions
    What an amazing Day!! We all arrived not quite sure what was about to happen and boy did we have a memorable day. Mark was a fantastic guide, he has a great sense of humor and really took care of all of us making sure we were safe and had a great time. We got really lucky as the water was extra deep giving us even more of a thrill than normal which we all thoroughly enjoyed. We didnt want to leave!! Definitely recommend this.....we cant wait to do it all again soon. Thanks Marc
    Written 5 June 2022
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  • SolangeM
    Edmonton, Canada194 contributions
    First time being on a horse got to say it was a cool experience and would definitely do it again. The trail was ok - we were a group of 7 and went for 1 hour. They do offer 2 hour rides as well. The guides were nice and provided clear and concise instructions prior to riding. I would recommend this activity if your looking to do something in the Banff area.
    Written 10 August 2021
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  • Jackson P
    1 contribution
    This canoe trip was very refreshing and enjoyable. I liked that kids and seniors could also participate in the canoe trip. My guide named Mitch was very friendly welcoming and told great stories. I highly recommend this activity.
    Written 29 June 2022
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  • Hansi
    Gold Canyon, AZ1,420 contributions
    It’s one of the Dreams of thousands .People come from all over the world to travel on this road. It’s like travelling along Glacier Alley but a serious word of warning, these Glaciers are endangered, seriously endangered. They are melting down at an ever increasing speed. Global warming is visible every Kilometer you drive. We know this road intimately, we have travelled it many, many times. I have taken dozen’s of photos and COMPARED.
    SO GET OUT AND TRAVEL THIS ROAD, IT IS IN GREAT CONDITION, RARELY WILL SOMEONE SPEED, What for ?
    Take your time, there are many places to stop and enjoy nature at its very finest. You will NEVER regret it, honestly.
    Written 30 June 2021
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  • Graham B
    Stoke-on-Trent, UK2 contributions
    This trip was nothing short of amazing. Tyler, our guide made the trip for us. He is very knowledgeable and gave loads of Information and facts about the area and wildlife. The drive from Banff to Golden was very interesting, Tyler actually spotted a Grizzly and was able to pull into a turnout safely so we could photograph from a safe distance. We also spotted 2 black bears, one right at the roadside. Again, Information and story's recounted en route to Kicking horse was very interesting. The ride in the open chair lift to see Boo is well organised and the talk from the guides is informative, especially the escape stories. Lunch was at Double Black which was OK then the Gondola ride to the top of the mountain was breathtaking. The views from the summit are impossible to describe and must be seen to be appreciated. On the return down the mountain we saw and were able to photograph Boo in his enclosure playing in water. The journey back to Banff was via a short stop at emerald lake, again a beautiful experience and chance for photos. Tyler recounted several encounters with bears on the return journey along with more facts about the parks. This trip is a must do if visiting Banff, we will certainly be re-booking on our next visit.
    Written 5 June 2022
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  • Sherry L
    Raleigh, NC2 contributions
    Banff was brought life by Excellent Tour Guide, Stormm Ravenda, High Camp Banff Tours
    We did 2 different tours: #1 In search of Canadian Wildlife (3 hrs.), #2 Beauty of the Lakes & Mountains (1/2 day) - Personalized tours through Banff National Forest.
    Tour was never rushed, personable & professional. Stormm added great fun facts @ every stop.
    Exceeded expectations on every level!
    Written 30 June 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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