Banff: Wildlife and Sightseeing Minibus Tour

4.6 / 5

36 reviews

Activity provider: Discover Banff Tours

Banff: Wildlife and Sightseeing Minibus Tour

Activity provider: Discover Banff Tours
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From US$ 59.68 per person

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Keep your camera handy as you visit spectacular viewpoints, landmarks, and historic places around Banff. Experience the perfect introduction to the area and its wildlife as you look out for elk, sheep, and deer in their natural habitat.

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Duration 3 - 3.5 hours
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  • Visit the must-see places in Banff National Park in all its beauty
  • See Lake Minnewanka, the Bow Falls, and the famous Banff Springs Hotel
  • Keep an eye out for wildlife such as elk, deer, and bighorn sheep
  • Travel with a knowledgeable and friendly local guide
Full description
Get ready to explore the best of Banff, as you discover the history of the Bow Valley. Be picked up from your hotel in a modern minibus by your guide, and start your 3-hour experience. Learn about local wildlife while you keep watch for elk, deer, and bighorn sheep.  Visit Bow Falls, where many iconic movies from the 1950s were filmed. See the famous Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, known as the Castle of the Rockies. Stop at Lake Minnewanka, and learn the importance of wildlife management practices from your expert guide. Be amazed by iconic views from Surprise Corner and the Hoodoos Lookout. There will be plenty of stops along the route for you to enjoy the sights, snap photos, and walk to incredible viewpoints. At the end of your tour you'll be dropped off back in Banff.
  • Bus tour
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Banff (available on request)
  • Guide
  • Maple cookies
  • Beverage
  • Gratuities

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Meeting point

Please arrive at the public bus parking spot located behind the Mount Royal Hotel at 138 Banff Ave at 8:15am.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • This tour takes place in a group with no more than 24 guests.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 36 reviews

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I took my 11 yr. Old son. We are from Edmonton and have been to Banff many times. But we’ve never seen it like this! Our guide Jeff was AMAZING! Friendly and courteous, and he shared so much information about the town, and it’s history. He recommended places to eat and shop and visit after the tour on our own. He spoke about the wildlife in the area, resident wolves and bears and have us things to look up after about those animals. The bus was warm and clean, we really enjoyed it. Just the right length as well. I liked that Jeff didn’t try too hard in making cheesy jokes to entertain everyone. He was very knowledgeable, professional, friendly, and made everyone quite comfortable. I would request him as a guide again!

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November 15, 2022

Our tour guide Jeff was so knowledgeable about the area as well as so personable. I highly recommend the tour. I was travelling with my teen and she loved it as well! Loved that he went above and beyond to make sure everyone was comfortable (it was -27 at the beginning of our tour)

November 9, 2022

King Family from Edmonton! We had a wonderful experience . Of course the views were amazing, It’s Banff! But the cherry on top was our Guide named JEFF. I can’t say enough food things about him. He was not only professional and on time. He was extremely friendly, courteous and knowledgeable. He made the trip that much better!! He was also a very good driver :) Thank you Jeff for a great experience :)

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April 9, 2021

Product ID: 301498