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Banff Tour with Gondola & Lake Cruise - roundtrip from Banff
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Banff Tour with Gondola & Lake Cruise - roundtrip from Banff

By Brewster Sightseeing
Recommended by 98% of travellers
98% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
About
Let a guide do the driving while you explore the resort town of Banff and its surroundings, nestled in the Canadian Rockies. Ride up Sulphur Mountain on the Banff Gondola, pass by Blow Falls, and take Tunnel Mountain Drive. You have the option to include a cruise on Lake Minnewanka. This half-day tour departs in the morning so you can get a jumpstart on your sightseeing.
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Ages 0-99, max of 52 per group
Duration: 6h 30m
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Live guide: English
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Highlights
  • Half-day sightseeing in and around Banff
  • Guide points out the area’s natural history
  • Ride the Banff Gondola up Sulphur Mountain
  • Opt to include a Lake Minnewanka cruise

  • Banff Gondola
  • Lake cruise (starting mid May)
  • Pickup and/or drop-off at multiple locations
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Local taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Banff Gondola
  • Entry/Admission - Lake Minnewanka
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • Fairmont Banff Springs 8:05 am pickup Banff Caribou Lodge 8:05 am pickup Elk + Avenue Hotel 8:15 am pickup
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Infants must sit on laps
        • Not wheelchair accessible
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 3026B02

        • Duration ranges from 4.5 hours to 6 hours
        • Prior to your travel date, your hotel details must be provided to the local tour operator so they may arrange your pickup. If you do not indicate this at the time of booking, you will be required to call and advise them of this information directly. The contact details will be on your voucher once you have a confirmed booking
        • Most travellers can participate
        • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 52 travellers

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 3026B02

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          Brewster Sightseeing
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          Sulphur Mountain
          Bow Falls
          Tunnel Mountain Drive
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        About the operator
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        • Brewster Sightseeing
          2,466
          Canada
          Joined in March 2020
        • peruangel
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Journey itself anazing
          Wasn't sure to start with as we had to phone to confirm the day before and they never answered and when ended up using our emergency call allowance. Even our hotel tried calling them with no success. Eventually found their base in Banff and got our trip confirmed. It should not be up to the passenger to contact them to confirm they should contact you. The journey itself on the other hand was amazing. Our guide and driver were Harry & Reed who were funny, friendly and very knowledgeable about the places we were visiting. They even managed to get us to visit Peyto Lake which was more spectacular than Lake Louise (see if you can guess the animal the lake looks like). The glacier experience was wonderful and our guide and driver Logan was funny, friendly and knowledgeable. Got to drink the glacier water which was so clear & pure. Got picked up and dropped off from our hotels. We even got to see various animals including mountain sheep at the skywalk (really weird looking straight down a canyon). Definitely an excellent way to get from Banff to Jasper.
          Written June 23, 2024
        • N2184IQpaulah
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Bucket List Experience
          What an experience to be able to walk on a glacier. Really well organised with knowledgable staff. Trip starts at Columbia Icefields Centre from where you get a coach part way and then you transfer to one of the Icefields Explorer vehicles which are massive. You're driven quite slowly up onto the glacier where you can get out and walk around within a designated area (for safety reasons). Second part of the trip is by coach to the Icefields Skywalk which is great for views as it's 918ft above a valley on a glass platform. To be honest I don't do heights and did have to hold the railing but the glass section is quite a lot smaller than I imagined from tourist info. Definitely worth it though.
          Written June 22, 2024
        • robwebb2018
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Very enjoyable and informative! This is a great way to tour the Calgary, Banff, and Jasper area.
          As part of the Rocky Mountaineer package, we enjoyed a tour from Calgary to a tour of Lake Minnetonka, the town of Banff and the Banff gondola. Our driver Jim was a fountain information, making the trip extremely enjoyable. His patience, kindness, and knowledge helped us appreciate the sites and history of the areas we were traveling through.
          Written June 21, 2024
        • Venture60653491652
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Beautiful views on this tour
          Olivia and Liam did a great job! We appreciated the commentary and explanation. The lake happened to be calm, and it was a beautiful day. Liked that we could take Bus 6 out to the lake.
          Written June 21, 2024
        • sbain2
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          This trip could not have gone any better. Thanks guys
          Our trip was as all we had hoped for and so much more. From the very start we felt at ease in Harry’s company and very safe in the hands of Roland. They were both very welcoming, friendly, patient considerate and efficient. Everything was organised down to the minutest detail and as a result went extremely well. Lunch was really nice too! The commentary from both of the guys was informative, interesting and often good fun. They gave just enough information to be interesting. They were also more than capable of answering any questions as well as having a laugh with us. We have absolutely no suggestions as to how a trip with these guys could be any better. This is as good as it gets.
          Written June 20, 2024
        • Susan J
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A Wonderful Way to see Jasper National Park
          This sightseeing trip by Brewster was top notch, with knowledgeable staff and awesome scenery. The driver, guide and trainee were a delight. Their sense of humor and ease of working with each other, and their knowledge of the area, was appreciated.
          Written June 20, 2024
        • Wolgin
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great guided trip
          We were planning last minute and missed out on other options to see Lakes Louise and Moraine, and wound up using this service, but it was a great mistake to have made (our not planning better). The people were nice, bus comfortable, and we saw more than we would have on our own. Costs more than doing it yourself, but well worth it. Even the lunch was great.
          Written June 20, 2024
        • smithsonsts
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Icefields Parkway Discovery
          An amazing trip. Les (Driver) and Kieran (host) were above amazing. So much knowledge from Les who gave a commentary throughout. Stopped for a bear twice which was great. Athabasca glacier is a must and the Skywalk. Would totally recommend
          Written June 19, 2024
        • martinfC2824UF
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Mountain, Lakes & Waterfalls
          Brilliant tour, amazing views and our hosts Mike and Riley were so knowledgeable. It was a long day and they always were on hand to answer questions
          Written June 19, 2024
        • Shelly D
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Highly recommend this tour
          Had so much fun! Collin and Molly hit it out of the park. It was a crazy day due to the weather (it snowed!). Collin was funny and informative and kept us safe in the crazy conditions. Molly also kept us informed and really watch out for all of us. And Sam, our drive on the Glacial Ice Explorer… that was something else!! Loved it!
          Written June 18, 2024
        • KarenM1033
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Maligne Lake Cruise
          Such an amazing cruise on Lake Maligne ...Such a Beautiful Lake. Our guide Emily was very informative and funny. She made it so much more fun. We would definitely recommend it when visiting the area . We booked independently on line and so easy to do. We were staying at Jasper and had our own car ..it only took just under the hour to get there .Allow plenty of time to park the car as it gets busy .
          Written June 18, 2024
        • rplacetl
          0 contributions
          4.0 of 5 bubbles
          Exploring Banff
          It was our first day in town and we wanted a good overview of what we should plan for the rest of our visit.
          Written June 18, 2024
        • I9279UOkimm
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Fantastic tour!!
          We had to rent a car to get to this one as we weren't informed of the change in pickup place . Sara at the restaurant honored our lunch that was included in the tour and the hosts on the boat Bea and Jess were absolutely fantastic!!Kiera helped us get on another cruise as we missed the one we were supposed to be on!! Everyone involved was so helpful!! The boat tour and the lunch far surpassed our expectations!! A must see!!
          Written June 18, 2024
        • I9279UOkimm
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Fantastic tour!!
          Both hosts were wonderful and we thoroughly enjoyed seeing this beautiful lake!! Highly recommend taking this tour!!
          Written June 18, 2024
        • I9279UOkimm
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Excellent tour!!
          Spectacular tour!! Mike and Ben were very knowledgeable about the area and were professional throughout!! I highly recommend this tour to everyone!!
          Written June 18, 2024
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        5.0
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        angelacortright
        Newport Beach, CA3 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jun 2024 • Family
        The Banff tour was beyond expectations and absolutely excellent. Just the right amount of sightseeing and stretching your legs and getting up and experiencing the beautiful environment. Our tour guides who were Andy and Riley were exceptional. Highly recommend it
        Written June 8, 2024
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        Sheila C
        Bewdley, UK6 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        May 2022
        Superb tour around Banff thank you, with Dyuti, who was fantastic. She was so full of enthusiasm and nothing was too much trouble for her.
        Dyuti was kind, friendly and very knowledgeable.
        Andre was a good driver and also knowledgeable.
        Great day which included the boat trip on Lake Minnewanker.
        Written May 31, 2022
        This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
        Dear sheilacR7767VR Thanks for joining us at Brewster Sightseeing on your recent visit. Your feedback is very important to us and I appreciate the time you took to provide a guest review. At Brewster Sightseeing, we strive every day to exceed our guests' expectations by providing excellent services and hospitality. We want to make each and every experience enjoyable and to help you make great memories. Each day, our team aims to do the very best job we can and reviews like yours make it worthwhile. Knowing that our guests have had a good experience with us means we can celebrate our success. It motivates us to work towards providing even better service in the future. We will ensure that Dyuti is made aware of your lovely comments and we greatly appreciate you taking the time to ensure we are aware of the awesome job she is doing. Please come back and see us again next time you’re here! Thanks again for your feedback. Sincerely, Cliodhna Guest Experience Supervisor, Brewster Sightseeing
        Written June 8, 2022
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        Maggie B
        Berkhamsted, UK11 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        May 2022 • Friends
        Excellent, great input from Andre and Dyuti on all sorts of information on Banff and the sights we saw . Nice pace , lots seen gondola and boat trip were well managed . Lunch was excellent. We have been in many travel trips but feel this is definitely one of the best
        Written May 30, 2022
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        Dear Maggie Thanks for joining us at Brewster Sightseeing on your recent visit. Your feedback is very important to us and I appreciate the time you took to provide a guest review. At Brewster Sightseeing, we strive every day to exceed our guests' expectations by providing excellent services and hospitality. We want to make each and every experience enjoyable and to help you make great memories. Each day, our team aims to do the very best job we can and reviews like yours make it worthwhile. Knowing that our guests have had a good experience with us means we can celebrate our success. It motivates us to work towards providing even better service in the future. We will ensure that Andre and Dyuti are made aware of your lovely comments and we greatly appreciate you taking the time to ensure we are aware of the awesome job they are doing. Please come back and see us again next time you’re here! Thanks again for your feedback. Sincerely, Cliodhna Guest Experience Supervisor, Brewster Sightseeing
        Written June 8, 2022
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        hunnewell
        garden city13 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        May 2024 • Couples
        This was an excellent choice. Driver delivered very interesting history and assistant onboard was friendly and well organized. Well worth the price paid. Tourists, please remember to pay your gratuities.
        Written May 24, 2024
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        Hi hunnewell Thank you for sharing your experience with us! We're thrilled that you found our driver's insights valuable and appreciated our team's efforts. We look forward to helping you create more memories soon!
        Written June 4, 2024
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        markhemsley
        Otford, UK147 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Brian our guide made the whole trip, his care for us all and his knowledge of the area and its history was impeccable! He even made the weather great for us! The lunch was excellent . I can't recommend the excursion enough.
        Written May 5, 2024
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        Hi mark h, Thank you for your wonderful review! Our drivers take pride in their expertise, and we're thrilled that Brian's care and knowledge made your trip exceptional. We hope to welcome you back on another tour in the future!
        Written May 23, 2024
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        Lloyd O
        1 contribution
        2.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jul 2018 • Friends
        No printed info on city provided. Tour guide rehashed old myths about happenings around the city. No basic information available on Banff from any source. Guess the city and Park Service thinks everyone should be in awe of all the sparkle the down town shops , restaurants/bars and glitzy Boutiques.
        Written August 6, 2018
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        Thank you Lloyd O! We appreciate your time to review the trip. Are you sure you were on a Brewster Sightseeing tour? Your description of the tour does not match what we typically deliver for our Explore Banff tour. The driver and guide provide lots of information about the town and the majority of the tour is spent visiting the natural sights of Sulpher Mountain, Bow Falls, Surprise Corner, The Hoodoos, Lake Minnewanka, and Two Jack Lake. This review may not have been for Brewster Sightseeing.
        Written August 7, 2018
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        kpf1417
        Arlington, VA17 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Aug 2019
        This was a five-hour tour that included the gondola up Mount Sulphur. We made several other stops including Bow Falls, Cascade Gardens, Surprise Corner, the Hoodoos, Cascade Pond, and Lake Minnewonka. Our driver and guide, Mark and Shane, were friendly and knowlegeable. We had several wildlife sightings and quickly stopped so everyone could get photos. We also did an all day trip from Jasper to Lake Louise which was equally good. Buses were comfortable, trips were well-planned, and every sight was worth seeing.
        Written August 20, 2019
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        raholbrook
        Purlear, NC6 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Aug 2019
        Shane and Mark did an excellent job. The tour was lots of fun and we even saw some wildlife! The guides kept us entertained in between stops.
        Written August 20, 2019
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        DrZ63
        San Luis Obispo, CA289 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jul 2019 • Couples
        We enjoyed the day trip, with Mark, Leila and Simon as our guide team. Leila was just shadowing the others, but she seemed pleasant and eager to help. Mark and Simon were excellent with sharing the narration and filling in local lore, historical tidbits, flora and fauna observations. Pleasant without being overly chatty about nothing. Highlight was of course the gondola ride, included. The time was right - we went fairly early in the morning so no long lines and not crowded yet at the top. Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed our time with this team and would recommend the Brewster company.
        Written July 23, 2019
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        Lisa_austraveller
        Guildford, Australia33 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jul 2019 • Couples
        Thanks Sophie and Mark for a informative and well organised tour. The commentary throughout was interesting and knowledgeable. We appreciated you taking us to the Gondola ride when the weather was the best and looking after us all through the trip. Nothing was a problem and we thoroughly enjoyed the 4hrs and you being able to organise a Lake Minnewanka cruise for us. The little snack also was thoughtful. Overall a day we will not forget. Regards The Nashes.
        Written July 6, 2019
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