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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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Skirt the slopes of the Continental Divide as you explore Yoho National Park and beyond with an experienced local guide all year around. Spend time meandering along the shores of Moraine Lake's opalescent waters and examine the natural span of a river-carved bridge created over thousands of years. Find out how railway engineers overcame the Continental Divide's steep terrain with a visit to the serpentine Spiral Tunnels. From a central meeting location in Calgary, heading toward the evergreen forest and granite peaks of Yoho National Park. Look for moose, bear, and elk that call this stunning landscape home, and make a stop at Lake Louise to snap photos of its turquoise waters. In the winter, snow capped mountains surround the famous lake with Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise providing a classy backdrop. *Moraine Lake is closed before June and after mid-October. Will be replaced by other sightseeing points.
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  • 10 to 11 hours
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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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Experience Banff National Park and Lake Louise | Private Sightseeing

Experience Banff National Park and Lake Louise | Private Sightseeing

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Experience the picturesque scenery of the Canadian Rockies during this day trip from Calgary to Banff National Park – Lake Louise. Canada’s first national park, one of the world’s best destination spots. Whether you only have a short stay in Calgary, ABest Experience™ is here to make your trip a memorable one. No Rush ... No Hassle sightseeing tour of Banff, Lake Louise, and Moraine Lake is the highlights of this 10 hour (approx.) Day Tour from Calgary. Visit Canada's first national park and take in the scenic views around Banff Town, Lake Louise, Moraine Lake. A free time to explore around Banff Town, Bow falls, Secret Corner, Tunnel Mountain Drive, Lake Minnewanka and Two Jack Lake. Round-Trip Transportation from Calgary. • Update: We only offer a Private Tour exclusively for your group and family, We will follow the strict health guidelines to operate this Private Tour to the highest safety standard. Together we will still enjoy traveling and experiencing Banff National Park.
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  • 10 to 12 hours
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Heritage Park General Admission

Heritage Park General Admission

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Step back in time and delve into Canada’s colorful past with this Heritage Park general admission ticket. With your ticket in hand, head inside the family-friendly park and begin exploring at your leisure. In the summer months, you can learn all about life as a 19th-century fur-trader or railway worker, and visit old-fashioned blacksmith’s shops and lumber yards. Admire antique automobiles at the Gasoline Alley Museum, where vintage 1908 REO Autobuggies and 1912 Buicks take pride of place. Stroll through Heritage Town Square and perhaps chat to the locals in their traditional clothing.
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  • 1 day
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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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Explore the frozen expanses of the Columbia Icefield, snap photos of the snow-covered peaks of the Rocky Mountains, and learn about the erosive legacy of the Crowfoot Glacier on this day trip around Banff and Jasper's national parks. Hop out to explore a small corner of the largest icefield in North America and consider consider an OPTIONAL tour to the Columbia Icefield Ice Explorer, once in a lifetime experience to visit the heart of the incredible Icefields Parkway. Continue on to the shores of Bow Lake, where you can snap photos of the Waputik Range's jagged peaks, and check out the icy foot of the Crowfoot Glacier. Learn how this massive sheet of ice carved out the area's mountain-studded skyline, and then swing by Peyto Lake, whose blue-green waters seem to glow due to their high mineral content.
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  • 10 to 11 hours
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Calgary YYC Airport to Banff – Private Shuttle (Round Trip)

Calgary YYC Airport to Banff – Private Shuttle (Round Trip)

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✔️ Round Trip PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION to Banff Town ✔️ Our vehicle is cleaned and sanitized on every trip. ✔️ Just sit back, relax, and leave the driving to us – hassle-free and on time. ✔️ Exceptional Customer Service, We are a locally owned company.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
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$260.00
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Drumheller (Dinosaur Valley) & Horseshoe Canyon 1-Day Tour

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

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Uncover your inner archaeologist as you look for fossils and learn about the prehistoric creatures that roamed the hills and grasslands outside of Alberta's capital. Visit Drumheller on this full-day excursion, explore rugged canyonlands, and get-up close looks at monolothic hoodoo rock formations.
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  • 10 hours
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Calgary YYC Airport to Lake Louise – Private Shuttle

Calgary YYC Airport to Lake Louise – Private Shuttle

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✔️ PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION to Lake Louise. ✔️ Our vehicle is cleaned and sanitized on every trip. ✔️ Just sit back, relax, and leave the driving to us – hassle-free and on time. ✔️ Exceptional Customer Service, We are a locally owned company.
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  • 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes
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$150.00
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Small-Group Banff National Park Tour

Small-Group Banff National Park Tour

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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.
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  • 11 hours
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Rocky Mountain Day Tour: Lake Louise, Moraine Lake and Emerald Lake
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Rocky Mountain Day Tour: Lake Louise, Moraine Lake and Emerald Lake

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☆ Explore Lake Louise by strolling along its emerald green shores with a picture-perfect view of the Victoria Glacier. ☆ Enjoy the fresh air in the Rockies by going for a hike, or a light walk, measuring mountains and rivers with your footsteps, and immersing into the nature.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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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
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Classic Banff Day Tour: Banff, Sulphur Mountain, Johnston Canyon

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

Bird’s Eye View of Banff: Ride the [Sulphur Mountain] Gondola for a panorama view of Banff at an altitude of 2900 ft. on the mountains.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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Lake Louise and Banff Day Trip

Lake Louise and Banff Day Trip

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Spend the day exploring the incredible scenery of the Canadian Rockies during this day trip from Calgary to the Lake Louise, 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 you trip from your Hotel (7:00am) • First Up, we'll visit Moraine Lake. (30 Mins) • Then will head to Lake Louise. (30 Mins) • Banff Town: The Biggest town of National towns, many shops and restaurants wait for your discovery.(Stop here for 2 Hours) • Bow Falls: A gushing waterfall near town which offers great photo opportunities. (stop for about 15 mins) • Surprise Corner: (Stops for about 15 mins) • Banff Gondola Ride: Enjoy a 360 view of Banff. (Stop for about 2 hours) • Finally, we return to Calgary and arrive around 5pm.
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  • 10 hours
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Half-Day Canadian Rockies Canyon Exploration

Half-Day Canadian Rockies Canyon Exploration

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Trek through a canyon in the heart of the Canadian Rockies on this guided hiking tour from Canmore. Explore waterfalls, pictographs, and more over the course of an easy trail, and learn about the local wildlife as you hike along with your guide and your small group.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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Lake Louise & Abraham Lake 1-Day Tour from Calgary or Banff

Lake Louise & Abraham Lake 1-Day Tour from Calgary or Banff

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Attractions: ● Lake Louise Ski Resort - Tubing & Gondola (Optional) ● Heli Tour (Optional) ● Bubble Lake (Abraham Lake) For adventurous people who like winter outdoor activities, this experience gives you the opportunity to enjoy tubing, sightseeing gondola, and helicopter tours at Canadian Rockies in the winter. Also visiting the Abraham Lake, an artificial lake and Alberta's largest reservoir and known as "Bubble Lake". Decaying plants on the lake bed release methane gas, which creates bubbles that become trapped within the ice, in suspended animation, just below the surface as the lake begins to freeze. The visual effects formed by the resulting stacks of bubbles, frozen while rising toward the surface, combined with the clear blue water, have made Abraham Lake a popular destination for photographers and nature observers.
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  • 10 hours
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Glacier Day Tour: Calgary, Bow Lake, Columbia Icefield

Glacier Day Tour: Calgary, Bow Lake, Columbia Icefield

☆ Visual Feast- Explore one of the most scenic highways in the world and discover a list of winding peaks, majestic mountains, flowing water, and ancient glaciers! ☆ Do Not Want to Miss- Ride the "Ice Explorer" and step onto the massive Athabasca Glacier!
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  • 7 to 9 hours
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Snow Activity Winter Fun 1-Day Tour from Calgary or Banff

Snow Activity Winter Fun 1-Day Tour from Calgary or Banff

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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
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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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BC Golden Town 1-Day Tour

BC Golden Town 1-Day Tour

Attractions ● Golden SkyBridge (Optional) ● 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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$147.22
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Kootenay National Park 1-Day Tour from Calgary or Banff

Kootenay National Park 1-Day Tour from Calgary or Banff

Scope out the exhilarating scenery of deep canyons, tumbling glaciers, and breathtaking summits just a short stroll from the road as you explore this unique contrasts place with experienced guides. Join your guide in downtown Calgary or Banff town, where you can hop aboard a comfortable coach and set off toward the stunning Kootenay National Park, an area of incredible scenery, abundant wildlife, icy mountain rivers, and steamy hot springs. This excursion will fill your camera with postcard-worthy shots before you return to your ride and catch a lift back to Calgary.
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  • 10 hours
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Private Banff and Lake Louise Full-Day Tour from Calgary City

Private Banff and Lake Louise Full-Day Tour from Calgary City

Enjoy a private tour with a pickup and drop-off in Calgary to Banff and Lake Louise. Park fees and parking will be covered by us. Coffee, and snacks are included in this trip. Experience the picturesque scenery of the Canadian Rockies during this day trip from Calgary to Banff National Park – Lake Louise. Canada’s first national park, one of the world’s best destination spots. Whether you only have a short stay in Calgary, we are here to make your trip a memorable one. No Rush! No Hassle sightseeing tour of Banff, Lake Louise, and Minnewanka Lake is the highlights of this Day Tour from Calgary.
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  • 8 hours
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Dinosaur World 1 Day: Drumheller-Badland-Hoodoo-Mine National Historic

Dinosaur World 1 Day: Drumheller-Badland-Hoodoo-Mine National Historic

If you see the world’s largest dinosaur, you’re in the right place. The towering replica – 4.5 times the size of a real T-rex ※ Learn something: The Royal Tyrrell Museum will have you needing out in no time. It’s home to some of the most remarkable prehistoric specimens ever unearthed. That includes an armored nodosaur that is so amazingly well preserved that it looks more like a statue than a fossil. ※ Cretaceous outdoors: Take a self-guided tour through the Badlands
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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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

'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. Listen to a tour guide as you drive between Calgary, Canmore, Banff, Lake Louise, Sunshine Village & Nakiska! Over 50 points of interest. Freedom. Enjoy anytime, not just on your booking date. No directions or time limits. Stop at as many sights & attractions as you like. Hands Free. Fun audio clips play automatically as you drive. Live GPS map. No data used during tour. Easy to Use. Download the app. Select the tour. Go! Family Friendly. Fun Tripvia Guides keep you laughing & engaged along the way! Trivia Fun. Each point of interest has a fun multiple choice trivia question. Keep score or just listen! Inexpensive. Only 1 tour booking needed per vehicle / group. Play audio through vehicle's stereo so everyone can hear.
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  • 3 to 6 hours
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Waterton Lakes National Park 1-Day Tour from Calgary

Waterton Lakes National Park 1-Day Tour from Calgary

Wind along lakeside roads that weave around craggy peaks, see the saturated strata in colorful canyons, and get up-close looks at herds of bison in open grasslands. Dive into the rugged landscapes around Waterton Lakes National Park on this full-day excursion.
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  • 10 to 11 hours
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