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Best known for the Calgary Stampede and for being the center of Canada’s oil industry, Calgary is also a launchpad for unforgettable outdoor adventures. From Banff and Jasper’s trails and glaciers to the Badlands’ dinosaurs and hoodoos, here are some top day trip destinations and activities outside of Calgary.
 
Banff — 79 miles (127 km) away
Located 90 minutes east of Calgary by road, Banff National Park is one of Canada’s top tourist attractions. The resort town of Banff, with its hot springs and inviting surrounding areas, boasts some of the most picturesque landscapes in the country. A visit to Banff is a popular day trip from Calgary any time of year. Summertime hikes yield gorgeous views of turquoise- and emerald-colored lakes in front of snow-capped mountains; rafting and cycling are also popular summer pastimes. In winter, Banff is a skier’s and snowboarder’s paradise.

Canadian Badlands — 84 miles (135 km) away
Explore the surreal, moon-like landscapes of Alberta’s Badlands on a day trip from Calgary. In Drumheller—also known as the Dinosaur Capital of the World—examine the intricate rock layers of Horseshoe Canyon, then visit the dinosaur exhibits at the world-class Royal Tyrrell Museum. Taking a guided tour from Calgary is a good way to learn about the dinosaur fossils and oddly shaped hoodoos (thin rock spires) from scientists and local experts. 

Columbia Icefield — about 190 miles (310 km) away
It makes for a long day, but a day trip from Calgary to the Columbia Icefield in Jasper National Park is well worth the time. The majestic mountain scenery combined with ancient glaciers along the Icefields Parkway will especially appeal to photographers and to lovers of the outdoors. A tour of the icefield (between May and October) is an excellent way to see the massive ice formations that shaped the geography of the region’s wild landscape over thousands of years. On a guided tour, visit iconic sites like Lake Louise, explore the glaciers by ATV, and even get a chance to walk along the Athabasca Glacier.
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Lake Louise & Yoho N.P & Moraine Lake 1-Day Tour from Calgary or Banff

Lake Louise & Yoho N.P & Moraine Lake 1-Day Tour from Calgary or Banff

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Immerse yourself in stunning Canadian Rockies scenery on this guided tour from Banff to Yoho National Park and beyond. Marvel at Moraine Lake's opalescent waters; learn about the human history of the landscapes; look for moose, bear, and elk, and make a stop at Lake Louise to snap photos of its famously turquoise waters.
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  • 10 to 11 hours
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$116.47
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Lake Louise, Moraine Lake & Emerald Lake Yoho Day Tour

Lake Louise, Moraine Lake & Emerald Lake Yoho Day Tour

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Discover the uniquely striking scenery of the Canadian Rockies—and get up close and personal with the highlight lakes and landmarks of Banff and Yoho National Parks—on this full-day tour from Calgary. Depart in the morning via comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle: your first stop is dramatic Lake Louise, followed by the turquoise-hued Moraine Lake. Next, continue to Emerald Lake, and finish with a stop at Kicking Horse River.
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  • 10 to 11 hours
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$107.15
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Classic Banff Day Tour: Banff, Sulphur Mountain, Johnston Canyon

Classic Banff Day Tour: Banff, Sulphur Mountain, Johnston Canyon

[A bird's-eye view of Banff]: Newly presents the Banff cable car station on the top of the mountain at an altitude of 2,900 feet, multi-sensory interpretation of the Rocky Mountain ecosystem, and a full view of Banff National Park
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  • 10 to 11 hours
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$105.78
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Discover Banff National Park - Day Trip
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Discover Banff National Park - Day Trip

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There is no written script on this day! Every stop will wow you more than the previous one. You will be laughing and enjoying the ride in between every incredible destination, you will see unique wildlife, and you'll have a personal photographer the entire day so you can make friends back home jealous about your trip to Banff! I will show you my favourite secret spots in the mountains! These are not popular tourist places, they are breathtaking and full of life. They are crowd pleasers, and once you are in the know; don't tell anyone else. We will do a short hike if you're up for it, or walk a bit on an area with low elevation gain if you prefer. One thing is for sure, YOU will love the entire day in the Canadian Rockies. This trip is all about wowing you and hearing ahs and ohs all day long, come join us in this adventure, quest, day tour!
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  • 10 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$140.48
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Banff Area 1-Day Tour from Calgary or Banff

Banff Area 1-Day Tour from Calgary or Banff

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Explore many of Banff National Park’s key sights—and don’t worry about driving yourself—on this stress-free, full-day tour from Calgary or Banff Town. Set off in the morning, and travel in an air-conditioned coach. You’ll visit landmarks like Sulphur Mountain (upgrade for a gondola ride) and the dramatic Bow Falls, will tour the Johnston Canyon Walk, and will have time at leisure for wandering and lunch (own expense) in Banff Town.
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  • 10 hours
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$116.47
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Columbia Icefield Adventure 1-Day Tour from Calgary or Banff

Columbia Icefield Adventure 1-Day Tour from Calgary or Banff

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Spend the day exploring the wonders of the Canadian Rockies—and have the chance to discover the Columbia Icefield on foot—on this full-day tour from Banff or Calgary. In the morning, board your coach and head into nature. You'll see highlights like the Waputik Range, Peyto Lake, Bow Lake, and the Crowfoot Glacier. For an upgrade, you can also set off via Columbia Icefield Ice Explorer to see the landmark up close.
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  • 10 to 11 hours
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$148.52
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Experience Banff National Park & Lake Louise | Moraine Lake - PRIVATE DAY TOUR

Experience Banff National Park & Lake Louise | Moraine Lake - PRIVATE DAY TOUR

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Immerse yourself in the scenery of the Canadian Rockies and enjoy a personalized experience of Banff National Park on this private tour from Calgary. Explore at your own pace as your guide shares the history of Canada's first national park and takes you to top sites including Lake Louise, Moraine Lake and Lake Minnewanka.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
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$289.00
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Banff & Yoho Parks | Lake Louise | Moraine Lake | Emerald Lake - PRIVATE TOUR

Banff & Yoho Parks | Lake Louise | Moraine Lake | Emerald Lake - PRIVATE TOUR

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✔️ Private Sightseeing Tour ✔️ Our vehicle is cleaned and sanitized on every trip. ✔️ Just sit back, relax, and leave the guiding to us – hassle-free ✔️ Exceptional Customer Service, We are a locally owned company. ⚠️ If you have any tour requirements in mind please don't hesitate to contact us so we can customized it exclusively for your group.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$349.00
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Waterton Lakes National Park 1-Day Tour from Calgary

Waterton Lakes National Park 1-Day Tour from Calgary

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Discover one of Canada’s most spectacular national parks on this full-day tour of Waterton Lakes National Park from Calgary. Depart in the morning from central Calgary, and travel in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle. You’ll discover the craggy mountains, namesake lakes, and vivid rock formations that make this park so distinct—and can look forward to seeing highlights like the Prince of Wales Hotel, Cameron Falls, Red Rock Canyon, and more.
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  • 10 to 11 hours
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$148.52
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Drumheller (Dinosaur Valley) & Horseshoe Canyon 1-Day Tour

Drumheller (Dinosaur Valley) & Horseshoe Canyon 1-Day Tour

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Learn more about dinosaurs on this fascinating tour to Drumheller’s Dinosaur Valley. You’ll get the chance to look for your own dinosaur bone discoveries, just like an archeologist. Also check out the other amazing rock formations in the area, including rugged canyons and hoodoo monoliths. This is an informative tour that kids and adults alike will enjoy.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$137.83
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Icefields Parkway | Banff and Jasper National Park | Off the Beaten Path

Icefields Parkway | Banff and Jasper National Park | Off the Beaten Path

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What if you want to go deeper and stray off the beaten path to learn more about Banff and Jasper National Parks? How do you travel in the Canadian Rockies and allow yourself to be absorbed into the culture as much as possible? Since its completion in 1940, the Icefields Highway has welcomed tourists, explorers, artists, mountaineers, allied armies and movie stars. Named “the drive of a lifetime” by National Geographic. The Icefields Parkway road is lined with incredible scenery - waterfalls, forests, rivers, mountains, glaciers. Truth be told the Icefields Parkway is really an adventure you have to see for yourself. Photos don't do it justice. Parks Canada encourages visitors to plan ahead by reserving their bus seat to view Lake Louise and Moraine Lake in advance. A portion of seats is released in a rolling window, 48 hours prior to departure day. Save your time! This tour is permitted to access both Lake Louise and Moraine Lake parking without need to pre-book the access.
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  • 8 to 12 hours
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$257.95
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Waterton Lakes National Park | The Cowboy Trail | Off the Beaten Path

Waterton Lakes National Park | The Cowboy Trail | Off the Beaten Path

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Off the radar screen...Waterton Lakes National Park is the smallest of all Canadian Rockies National Parks and this part of Alberta is known as the place where the “Mountains meet the Prairies”. This park is located in southwest corner of Alberta and actually extends into the state of Montana, where it’s called Glacier National Park. There is no more diverse National Park in Canada when it comes to flora and fauna. There is a healthy population of bison's, grizzlies and black bears in the region, not to mention the cougars, lynx, coyotes and foxes! Of course, deer, elk, sheep and moose are also commonly seen in the Park, in fact, more so than seeing the predators! Get your camera ready and keep your eyes sharp.
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  • 10 to 11 hours
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$277.79
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Icefields Pkwy: Lake Louise | Bow Lake | Peyto Lake | Glacier - PRIVATE DAY TOUR

Icefields Pkwy: Lake Louise | Bow Lake | Peyto Lake | Glacier - PRIVATE DAY TOUR

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✔️ Private Sightseeing Tour. ✔️ Our vehicle is cleaned and sanitized on every trip. ✔️ Just sit back, relax, and leave the driving to us – hassle-free sightseeing. ✔️ Exceptional Customer Service, We are a locally owned company. ⚠️ If you have any tour requirements in mind please don't hesitate to contact us so we can customized it exclusively for your group.
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  • 10 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$349.00
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Kananaskis Country | Rockies Eastern Slopes | Off the Beaten Path

Kananaskis Country | Rockies Eastern Slopes | Off the Beaten Path

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Not all roads are created equal in the Canadian Rockies. For many, visiting the Canadian Rockies and Banff National Park, is simply a way to drive and get from Canmore or Banff to Lake Louise but not too many decide venture into rugged backcountry and drive the unique and interesting stretch of dirty roads and explore the Canadian Rockies valley’s, rolling ranch lands, set against a backdrop of rocky peaks. These dirt roads are known to be home to some of the greatest, wildest drives in Canada. Hollywood produced more than 40 iconic productions in Kananaskis Country. Plenty of Oscar worthy feature films have been shot in this part of the Rockies only 1 hour drive from Banff town – The Revenant, Interstellar, Inception, Legends of the Fall, Unforgiven, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, Land directed by Robin Wright and Brokeback Mountain, just to name drop a few.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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$234.14
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Banff Day Trip From Calgary

Banff Day Trip From Calgary

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Spend the day exploring the incredible scenery of the Canadian Rockies during this day trip from Calgary to the mountain town of Banff and its surrounding attractions. Canada’s first national park, one of the world’s premier destination spots. Whether you only have a short amount of time in Calgary, or are looking for a no-hassle way to experience the celebrated natural beauty of Alberta, this day trip is a great choice. Itinerary: • Start your trip from your Hotel (7:00am) • Banff Gondola Ride: Enjoy a 360 view of Banff. (Stop for about 2 hours) • Bow Falls: A gushing waterfall near town which offers great photo opportunities. (stop for about 20 mins) • Surprise Corner: Great spot where most of the famous pictures have been taken of the Fairmont Banff Spring Hotels. (Stops for about 15 mins) • Banff Town: The biggest town of national towns, many shops and restaurants wait for your discovery. Lake Minnewanka & Two Jack Lake. • Finally, we return to Calgary and arrive around 5pm.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$634.16
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Private Banff and Lake Louise Full-Day Tour from Calgary City (Truck or Sedan)

Private Banff and Lake Louise Full-Day Tour from Calgary City (Truck or Sedan)

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Experience the picturesque scenery of a private tour through the Canadian Rockies during this day trip from Calgary to Banff National Park – Lake Louise. We provide 2 options for our private tour. 1. GMC Sierra Full Size Pick up Truck. Fully equipped with 4x4, off road tires, full black leather heated interior, sunroof, tinted windows, and Bose Sound System. Large covered rear truck bed storage for luggage, skis, and outdoor equipment. Seats 4 adults plus the driver comfortably. 2. Mercedes E Class Sedan. All wheel driver, leather equipped, panoramic sunroof executive sedan with seating for 4. The trip will begin at the travelers choice of location anywhere in the City of Calgary. Each trip is customized and catered specifically to allow the traveler to enjoy the sights, sounds, and taste of what the Rocky Mountains have to offer. We will reach out to you prior to the trip to discuss the interests and food selection, allowing the trip to be catered to each and every individual.
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  • 4 to 12 hours
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Lake Louise and Banff Day Trip

Lake Louise and Banff Day Trip

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Get up close and personal with the Canadian Rockies' dramatic scenery on this private, full-day tour from Calgary. Depart in the morning directly from your hotel, and travel in the comfort of a climate-controlled vehicle. After visiting Lake Moraine and Lake Louise, continue to highlights of Banff National Park, from Bow Falls and Surprise Corner to Banff Town and more. You can even get aerial views from the Banff Gondola (additional expense).
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$695.28
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Glacier Day Tour: Calgary, Bow Lake, Columbia Icefield

Glacier Day Tour: Calgary, Bow Lake, Columbia Icefield

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It’s the adventure of a lifetime at the Columbia Icefield. Ancient stories, astounding scenery and a deep sense of wonder are at the heart of this unforgettable experience. You’ll explore the ancient Athabasca Glacier on a giant Ice Explorer, discovering glaciology and stepping right on to the glacier itself.
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  • 10 to 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$137.83
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Lake Louise & Moraine Lake Day Tour from Calgary or Banff & Deluxe Lunch Option

Lake Louise & Moraine Lake Day Tour from Calgary or Banff & Deluxe Lunch Option

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If you want to experience some of the most beautiful landscapes in the Canadian Rockies in the winter without the hassle of self-driving on icy, snow-bound roads, this tour is ideal. Starting from Calgary or Banff, you’ll head into the national park. Take a sightseeing ride on a gondola, try tubing at Lake Louise, and stop at picturesque Lake Minnewanka.
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  • 10 hours
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$104.89
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Lake Minnewanka, Snow Activity/Lake Louise 1-Day Tour from Calgary or Banff

Lake Minnewanka, Snow Activity/Lake Louise 1-Day Tour from Calgary or Banff

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****No Hidden Fee Guarantee**** Perfect for one day snow fun tour! Attractions: ● Lake Louise Ski Resort - Tubing & Gondola (Optional) ● Lake Minnewanka For adventurous people who like to the winter outdoor activities, this tour gives you the opportunity to experience tubing and sightseeing gondola other snow activities at Canadian Rockies in the winter. This is great for those who want to explore the amazing wilderness of the Rocky Mountains in an active way. Stop at Lake Minnewanka, a place with rich history where the mountains stand stark and impressive against the sky. Nature is coming alive around you and you’re happy you woke early to experience it. This is what you came to the Canadian Rockies for.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$116.47
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Listen to a Tour Guide as You Drive & Walk with our Discover the Rockies Package

Listen to a Tour Guide as You Drive & Walk with our Discover the Rockies Package

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'Discover the Rockies' package includes: Two Walking Tours. Your phone becomes your tour guide as you explore Banff & Canmore with two GPS-guided audio walking tours! Each with 30 fully narrated points of interest. Driving Tour. ** new for 2022 Listen to a tour guide as you drive between Calgary, Canmore, Banff, Lake Louise, Sunshine Village & Nakiska! Over 50 points of interest. With no time constraints, enjoy the freedom to stop anywhere and take your time exploring. Tour guide commentary will play automatically as you drive, using an easy to navigate live GPS map. No data is used during the tour. This audio guide will keep your group entertained & engaged along the way. Each point of interest also has a fun multiple-choice trivia question about the sights.
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  • 3 to 6 hours
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$15.87
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Kootenay National Park 1-Day Tour from Calgary or Banff

Kootenay National Park 1-Day Tour from Calgary or Banff

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Canada’s most stunning natural landscapes can be tough to navigate, but you’ll discover a pre-selected mix of self-guided walking trails, panoramic viewpoints, and canyon visits during this full-day tour to Kootenay National Park. Private, climate-controlled transportation from Banff or Calgary is included. Upgrade to include an optional soak in thermal waters at Radium Hot Springs.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$144.80
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Triple C Mountain Adventure

Triple C Mountain Adventure

Your vintage sidecar adventure starts off in Calgary and heads west .  Stop in Cochrane, AB for a stroll around main street and experience the old northwest. Travel past the Yamnuska Wolf Sanctuary along the historic Bow Valley Trail, through ranch country. Enter the Rocky Mountains and the Canmore area for lunch to experience a mountain resort town. Lunch on your own. Wolf Dog Sanctuary tours or a floating lunch on the river are available after booking at an additional charge. Please enquire.
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  • 6 hours
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$451.80
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BC Golden Town 1-Day Tour

BC Golden Town 1-Day Tour

****No Hidden Fee Guarantee**** Attractions â—Ź Golden SkyBridge (Optional) â—Ź Kicking Horse Mountain Gondola (Optional) [Golden] The railway town, named after the legendary gold mining, is located at the exit of Kicking Horse Canyon. Due to its geographical location, Golden town is famous for its outdoor activities. Many outdoor sports bases around attracts tourists all year around.
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  • 10 hours
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$137.83
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