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Banff National Park Tour with a Small Group

Calgary, Canada

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icon11 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


Get a comprehensive tour of Banff, Lake Louise, and Moraine Lake highlights during this full-day excursion from Calgary. Learn about the history of Canada's first national park and take in the scenic views around Lake Louise and Moraine Lake, accompanied by your guide's engaging commentary. Banff National Park entrance fees included.
  • Full-day tour to Banff National Park and Lake Louise
  • Free time to explore around Lake Louise and Moraine Lake
  • Seek out lunch and discover downtown Banff
  • Round-trip transportation from central Calgary meeting point
Meet your guide and group in central Calgary and climb into your vehicle for the day. Tour vehicles are equipped with air conditioning and large windows.

Once you arrive at Lake Louise, take some time to explore independently. Snap photos of the picturesque scenery, including the lake's azure waters surrounded by towering mountains. Next, head to The Valley of the Ten Peaks to see and enjoy Moraine Lake.

In the town of Banff, seek out lunch (own expense) in one of the many restaurants and stroll the streets lined with shops, galleries, and museums. After some free time there, stop at the Bow Valley Hoodoos, Surprise Corner, Banff Springs Hotel, Bow Falls, Lake Minnewanka, and Two Jack Lake.

Return to your original departure point for drop-off.

Please Note: Seating is limited and the tour requires a minimum of four passengers to operate. If the tour does not meet the minimum 36 hours prior to departure, you will be notified and refunded.
Stop At:  
Lake Louise
Immerse yourself in the emerald green hues of the water of Lake Louise. Explore the famous Chateau Lake Louise with its Swiss atmosphere!
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Moraine Lake
Moraine Lake in the majestic Valley of the 10 Ten Peaks.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Banff National Park
Have lunch (not included in the price) in the town of Banff, where streets are lined end to end with shops, restaurants, art galleries, museums, and more.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Bow Falls
Bow Falls is a major waterfall on the Bow River, just before it meets the Spray River
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Surprise Corner
Breathtaking view!
Duration: 15 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
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Hoodoos Trail
See what the Hoodoos are all about!
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the maximum group size during Banff National Park Tour with a Small Group?
This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

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Excellent driver and guide
, Nov 2019
The driver/guide was excellent. She took proper care to maintain speed limits and was well informed of the places we visited.
Lake Louise withouy Snow
, Nov 2019
Driver/guide could not have been more informative and helpful providing an outstanding experience for us - when we last "saw" Lake Louise it was covered by 8 feet of snow, so has been an ambition of ours to see it properly for 4 years - mission accomplished, thank you. Morraine Lake and Bannff were also outstanding as were the more jagged views of the Rockies coming from the east (also a first for us).
Great Time
, Oct 2019
Ian was our tour Guide--He did an amazing Job-Truly ENJOYED my day--It was absolutely beautiful!!!!!
Holiday Day Trip to The Rockies
, Oct 2019
Thoroughly enjoyed our day trip to see The Rockies and Lakes. Ian our Tour Guide was friendly and very informative. I just loved seeing Lake Louise and the surrounding areas. I was last there in 1960 with my parents when we lived in Edmonton. We moved back to Scotland in 1961. Have many photos of that holiday. First time back in all those years. Superb, glad I made the trip.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
I am very happy that you came back to see Lake Louise again! Sounds like you were not disappointed! The view is always spectacular! Thank you for the comments and i will certainly pass them on to Ian.
Excellent Tour!
, Sep 2019
Our Tour Guide Ian was amazing! He was very knowledgeable, nice, picked us up on time and took us to all of the great stops. He had some great insights about Calgary, Banff and the other areas on the tour. Highly Recommend this trip!
icon Response from Host , Sep 2019
Thank you for the taking this tour with us. I am very happy that you enjoyed the tour. I will pass this along to Ian.
Banff is beautiful - lots of site-seeing in one day
, Aug 2019
This was an excellent tour and I would definitely recommend venturing from Calgary into the National Park. RTB tours were great - prompt pick up and a very knowledgeable guide who gave the right level of information during the day and showed us some of the sites in Calgary as well. We had a small group which was beneficial and the pick up at Calgary Tower is great for the Fairmont Hotel. On reaching the Park, we had 45 minutes at Lake Louise, which is beautiful, there was time for photos, a short walk and shopping in the hotel. We then had 20minutes at Morraine lake (which some people prefer). I didn't get time to climb up the rocks - if you want to do that head there first. There is also a small gift shop here. We then went to Banff town and you had a couple of hours here - time for lunch (there is a range of restaurants and the guide can give recommendations) and shopping (there are many gift shops!). You can walk round the main streets which are easy to navigate but there is no time to do the Banff Gondola. I went in August and Banff town was quite busy. We then drove to the Banff Springs hotel and then on to a viewpoint for a better view of the hotel. We also stopped at the Bow Falls waterfall near Banff and then at a viewpoint for the Banff hoodoos. We also had a short 15mins stop at Lake Minnewanka. This was a great way to see and photograph lots of the main sites in Banff in a short time and the guide was great. He stopped when there was wildlife to photograph (which he said he sees on 80% of the trips) and the drive into and around the park is very scenic. We were very lucky with the weather (weather in Banff can be very different to Calgary - bring layers and comfy shoes) - the colours of the water in the lake were stunning. I was debating between a Lake Louise or a Banff trip and I am very glad I did this tour and saw both.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2019
Thank you for the review. I am very glad that you enjoyed your day in the Rockies.
Solid tour all around
, Aug 2019
You spend just the right amount of time at each stop. Not too much, not too little. The main highlights are Lake Louise, Moraine Lake, and the main shopping area of Banff. There are a couple nice side stops as well. For what you pay for, this is a great tour that I would definitely recommend going on!
icon Response from Host , Sep 2019
Thank you for the review. Glad to see that you enjoyed your day in the mountains.
Great way to explore Banff and the lakes -- highly recommended
, Jul 2019
Beautiful scenery, very well organized and overall, a terrific experience. Ted, the driver, was on time and friendly. He did a great job of explaining the history of the area and what we would be seeing.
Awesome experience
, Jul 2019
Very professional and friendly. Coming from Australia to Calgary i had to see the Rockys. I booked the tour less than 24 hours out. Was very impressed with so much to see in a short time. 11 hours touring around with some no cost extras was totally worth it. Would recommend this tour to anyone. Great value for money and service.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2019
Thank you for the review! I am very happy that you enjoyed the tour and met you expectations.
A lot of bodies in a small place
, Jun 2019
I thought a small tour shuttle would be more personal and interactive than a large tour bus. It probably would be if you weren’t in the very back where the road and engine noise is LOUD and you can’t hear the tour guide. Also, the seats aren’t large and cushy like on a Greyhound bus. 12 people in a 14 seater shuttle is unbelievably tight, with no “overhead bins” to stash your stuff. This only works if you buy your ticket last minute when you can be assured there won’t be more than 6-8, our guide Ted was nice and professional. But not very animated. I wouldn’t call him “super fun and entertaining” as I read about other guides in reviews. But he was informative (the 50 percent of the time I could actually hear him). I was very disappointed we were not able to go in the Banff Springs Hotel. We just did a drive by for pictures. Not the tours fault-I should’ve asked about this upfront. But if you have never been to Banff before, this is a highlight and you will want to make sure your tour accommodates a stop here.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2019
I am sorry to hear that your experience was not the best. We strive to ensure that our guests are treated well. Stopping at the Banff Springs is a good idea and we will look into it. The only time when we will not be able to stop there is during peak times due to heavy traffic congestion. As for the driver/guide, everyone has a different personality and way with commentary. I will pass along your comments to our driver. Thank you for the comments. I really appreciate it.

Product code: 11245P4

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