Nature & wildlife tours in Banff

Top Nature & Wildlife Tours in Banff, Canada

Nature & Wildlife Tours in Banff

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6+ hours
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Full-day Tours
6+ hours
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$368.77
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Bus Tours
4–5 hours
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$121.15
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Full-day Tours
6+ hours
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Full-day Tours
8–10 hours
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$714.75
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Adventure Tours
10–12 hours
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$221.22
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Bus Tours
3 hours
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$102.30
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Skyscrapers & Towers
1–4 hours
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  • palmettonative75
    Cedar Key, FL49 contributions
    We've been skiiig all over North America but the view from the top of the Banff Gondola was simply breathtaking! They run an efficient operation for certain. We took the #1 line from Banff Ave tot he gondola. I'd recommend parking on the lot on Beaver and Wolf versus the train station, especially if you are running tight on time. It becomes a bit of an undertaking to park, walk 4 blocks and try to catch the bus at the train station (free parking) that only comes once an hour. The lot I recommended is about 20 yards from Banff ave where there are busses every 20 minutes to the gondola (and placed to get coffee when you're waiting). Regardless- this is a MUST DO tour....and the Sky Bistro view was unparalleled (just book early!!)
    Written 12 August 2022
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  • Courtnee E
    2 contributions
    We had a great time! It was a long trip, but it didn’t feel that long. Our guide, Neil, was very informative and helpful. The experience at the Columbia Ice field was amazing! Highly recommend.
    Written 6 August 2022
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  • Air668
    Edmonton, Canada11 contributions
    Jesse ( sorry if spelled incorrectly ) the tour guide was very friendly , always has his smile on . My friend always asked him if we were the last one who hopped on to the bus after each visited , he would said he will head count first before saying yes … that’s shown how he cares n his proper manner to deal with matter arise .
    The only thing I would love to suggest of add on couple hours seeing the evening scenery in Banff town , that would be perfect !
    After all , the whole trip was amazing !
    Thank you n applause to the driver Gary for driving safely to the destinations n back to Calgary !
    Hoping to meet both of you again !
    Written 1 August 2022
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  • Danielle H
    2 contributions
    This was a GREAT trip from Banff to the Columbia Icefield. Our driver Gerald and host Muireann were very informative and helpful. They gave narrative all along the way about the history and geography of the area. Muireann was always available at the various scenery stops to take photos of us and point out things to see. We had an awesome time sightseeing the beauty of Banff!
    Written 12 August 2022
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  • Chrisacam
    Derby, UK47 contributions
    Fantastic afternoon tour with our guide Eli.
    Eli has a terrific personality and tells absorbing stories. His knowledge of the area is excellent and his technique was spot on for us.
    A thoroughly enjoyable afternoon with some incredible scenery!
    Written 2 August 2022
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  • linda g
    Devon956 contributions
    our group of 8 very middles aged (mostly) novice riders decided to partake in this little adventure whilst sitting at home in our comfy chairs drinking a glass of wine or two....
    7 of us went on horseback with one taking refuge in the wagon.
    Whilst the weather was a little unsettled the ride was good with us all feeling very in control - the ground is very muddy at the moment through no fault of the stables but the horses didnt miss a step. It was lovely to have just one other guest with us on the ride with two members of staff, sorry girls I cannot remember your names :(
    And then we had our steaks - oh my goodness they were delicious...who knew you can cut steak with a plastic knife and fork?? well let me tell you their steaks are totally melt in the mouth served with jacket potato, bread rolls and salad.
    Written 27 September 2019
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  • Pauline
    Goderich, Canada2 contributions
    Good job Dustin and Alyta!!!
    Very organized, on time, knowledgeable.
    Experienced bus driver.
    All round a great day.
    Written 10 August 2022
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  • MattMacclesfield
    Macclesfield, UK47 contributions
    A great way to see Banff and surroundings with a knowledgeable guide. We saw some wildlife but not a lot - we have subsequently seen a lot more whilst just driving ourselves in the area. That said though Ellie’s commentary was superb and we learnt a lot from her. I’d recommend the trip as much for this as for the wildlife which is always going to be hit and miss
    Written 7 July 2022
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  • Matt G
    Boston, MA3 contributions
    We spent a few hours rafting with Hydra this past weekend. Everything was incredible! The organization of the trip, gear, safety etc. was all done perfectly. The rafting provided great views as well as some exciting navigation of tricky rapids. Dave O. was fun, resourceful and an overall great guide. Would highly recommend taking a trip down the river with these guys.
    Written 8 August 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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  • Krista E
    21 contributions
    Great experience! Our group consisted of 6 people, age 74 to 9, most of which had never ridden a horse before. The guides were great, the pace was slow, and the scenery was beautiful.
    Written 12 August 2022
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  • Brenda B
    Calgary, Canada5 contributions
    Enjoyed the time on horseback with the beautiful location and views. Staff were all very friendly and helpful.
    Written 1 October 2021
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  • CharmedStray
    1 contribution
    For our group of 7, this was hands down, THE BEST WAY to tour Banff and the greater area in one day. Our guide, Jeff, felt like a family friend taking us to all the scenic-picturesque spots at Natural Bridge, Emerald Lake, Lake Moraine, Takakkaw Falls, Lake Louise and downtown Banff Avenue. Jeff also took us to some extra local spots along the way. We never felt rushed and took our time with lots and lots of pictures. We had a leisurely lunch at the Fairmont, overlooking the beautiful Lake Louise. Jeff was a rockstar as our patient, family photographer. We also got some extra time shopping and snacking at Banff Avenue. We felt like VIPs in our Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Van and never had to worry about parking at all the hot spots.
    Written 10 August 2022
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  • Divina B
    Sydney, Australia2 contributions
    Our tour guides were Dale and Denver. Dale is very experienced and ran a tight ship, although one did not feel hurried despite the action packed day. We had a great group and together with the beautiful backdrop of the Canadian Rockies, it was a magical day. I had no intention or inclination of seeing the Athabasca glacier, but it turned out to be one of the highlights of the day for us. Peyto Lake was ethereal. We even got to see bears and deers. This was a memorable and magical experience for myself and my daughter, We would definitely recommend it. Thank you Dale and Denver!
    Written 4 August 2022
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  • Kiran@140
    7 contributions
    Kevin was amazing and very good tour guide he showed us everywhere and his secret spot! Thank you kevin!!
    Written 29 July 2022
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