Banff: Legends and Landmarks Historical Walking Tour

Banff: Legends and Landmarks Historical Walking Tour

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From US$ 75.79 per person

Likely to sell out

Join a local guide on a family-friendly and immersive history walking tour around Banff. Discover the Bow River ecosystem and explore the town’s famous legends and landmarks along the way.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide


  • Explore the Cave and Basin National Historic Site
  • Enjoy mountain views along the Bow River
  • Learn the history of local legends with a Banff local
  • Take in panoramic views of the Canadian Rockies
Full description

Get a perfect introduction to Banff on this walking tour with a local historian guide. Explore local history and trail systems around the Banff townsite and get local tips on the best ways to explore other hotspots in the area. 

Starting from Banff’s Cave and Basin National Historic Site, gear up with ice cleats or walking poles if needed (included). Explore the site and venture through different trails depending on the season to capture the best locations year-round.

  • Local historian guide
  • Round-trip transportation from meeting point
  • Walking poles (if needed)
  • Ice cleats (if needed)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with pre-existing medical conditions
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

Meet your Guide at the main doors of the Banff Park Museum. Your guide will have a black hat and clip board. Thank you.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Pets (assistance dogs allowed)
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • This tour will take place rain or shine
Customer reviews

Overall rating

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Our Guide Jacob was excellent. He was very knowledgeable and entertaining as well. He was well prepared with equipment such as bear spray , bug spray etc. He was very carful to check with us if we were ok with state of the paths , as it had just rained and the paths were muddy etc . We learned a lot of the historical information and environmental information etc . Very interesting and educational . We would recommend this tour , and if we come back to Banff would take this tour again . Thank you again to Jacob

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July 26, 2022

Thanks so much to Jacob for taking us on a guided walk even though I know how busy all the guides have been. We absolutely loved the walk and got to see parts of Banff that we otherwise wouldn't have seen and learnt so much too. Brilliant way to spend an afternoon

May 7, 2022

This tour is both informative and full of great stories. Jacob our tour guide was able to bring visual pictures of the past, so we were able see changes in the landmark. Also he is very passionate in telling stories of the "Cowboys" Legends then and now. The walk was no problem and kept on schedule.

May 2, 2022

Product ID: 402023