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Banff Highlights & Wildlife | Award-Winning Small Group Adventure
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Banff Highlights & Wildlife | Award-Winning Small Group Adventure

By Radventures
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Ages 8-90, max of 12 per group
Duration: 3h
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Live guide: English
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  • Exclusive access to hard to reach locations where we commonly see wildlife with expert local guiding
  • Small group guarantee (Max 12 guests)
  • Upscale, modern & spacious transportation with large panoramic windows
  • Water refills (please BYO water bottle)
  • Pick up from Banff Train Station
  • Dusk/sunset tour time to escape the crowds and maximize chances of seeing wildlife!
  • Complimentary hot chocolate, tea or coffee at a stunning viewpoint (winter only)
What's not included
  • Pick up from Banff hotels (please contact Radventures BEFORE booking for availability)
  • Lunch & snacks


Start:
  • Banff Train Station, 327 Railway Ave, Banff, AB T1L 1A1, Canada
    *For hotel pick-up, please contact Radventures BEFORE booking your tickets.* Please meet by the Canadian flag in front of the main Banff Train Station building. Allow 5-10 minutes to walk from the free all day parking located at the north east end of the train station.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 299389P5

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travellers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 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: 299389P5

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    • 327 Railway Ave, Banff, AB T1L 1A1, Canada
      *For hotel pick-up, please contact Radventures BEFORE booking your tickets.* Please meet by the Canadian flag in front of the main Banff Train Station building. Allow 5-10 minutes to walk from the free all day parking located at the north east end of the train station.
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    About the operator
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    • Radventures
      501
      Banff, Alberta, Canada
      Joined in February 2021
    • jodihU4705SK
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Lake Louise and Moraine adventure
      This was a great experience and we had the best tour guide LaTasha. She did an excellent job driving and extremely informative. She was very attentive to all in our group and made the day extremely memorable. I would highly recommend this excursion to those traveling to Banff
      Written July 14, 2024
    • Perlalg
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fun day!
      A day full of fun! Amelia very attentive and friendly gave us general guidance of what to do and the spots to look at every stop! A little bit crowded both lakes for our taste but the dates are the pick of the summertime. And also I have to highlight the lunch given! We picked the lunch option just to avoid lines but also I was surprised by the quality and taste! Totally recommend, congrats!
      Written July 14, 2024
    • H9676LZstephaniec
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A 5-star day
      Amelia was an absolute rock star of a tour guide. She was there to show us a great time and bent over backwards to ensure we were accommodated. She pointed out the highlights for us at each stop and allowed us to use our free time as we wish. The Lakes were absolutely stunning. It was relaxing and took the stress out of the day knowing we didn’t have to worry about any of the driving and parking. This 5-star day was the perfect ending to our trip to Banff.
      Written July 13, 2024
    • joewK2539VO
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Our great tour of the lakes
      The views of lake Louise and lake Moraine were spectacular. Our tour guide Connor was the best. He was interesting, informative and very helpful the entire time.
      Written July 13, 2024
    • X1815KLjenniferb
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great tour! Thanks from us Arizonans!
      Thank you to our awesome driver Nathan! Decided to book this trip because of the parking congestion and I am so glad we did. You cannot even visit Moraine lake in a personal vehicle anymore! It was great not having to worry about driving. The van was brand new, they do small groups, were only 12 people per van so it was comfortable. Nathan was very personable, down to earth, knowledgable about the area, and there to help assist with any questions and help take pictures! He was also great about giving suggestions at each stop and then letting us choose our adventure. We opted for the purchased lunch and it was great but it’s very easy to pack a lunch! Canoeing lines were long at both lakes so we skipped and chose to enjoy walking around instead. Unbelievable views at Moraine lake and we visited Marble Canyon and another scenic lookout. Thank you for a great day!
      Written July 13, 2024
    • Sidney5105
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Moraine Lake and Lake Louise are a must see…with this tour group!!
      Thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Taylor. His voice was clear and his knowledge of the National Parks were insightful. His recommendations of places to visit in the park were spot on. We even ate at a place he suggested and it didn’t disappoint! The entire fam loved it!!!
      Written July 12, 2024
    • samfawkes83
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great adventure
      An incredible time and our guide Simone (sorry if got name wrong) from Chilie was really informative and made everyone laugh Great views of the known spots but also some stops that we weren’t expecting Thank you for the memories
      Written July 12, 2024
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      Radventures tour to Lakes Louise and Moraine
      We went on a tour from Radventures to see Lake Louise and Lake Moraine. The tour size was small in a small bus. That made the tour much more personal and exclusive. The tour and tour guide (who also drove the bus) were excellent. After the tour, we found out that the guide (Latashya) was conducting her very first tour. She was amazing and has a bright future. Very attentive, and interesting, as well as knowledgeable. I recommend highly.
      Written July 12, 2024
    • Mobama1
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      Sunrise Tour
      The sunrise tour with Tess was perfect. It was easy to navigate all of the terrain. The lakes and weather were perfect for the sunrise tour.
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    • Mpeachy75
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great Tour, Great Tour Guide
      This was a wonderful tour! Our guide was a great host, she never left us questioning what was next, where we needed to be or what we needed to do. She accompanied us the entire time, even went hiking with us to the lookout point at Lake Louise.
      Written July 10, 2024
    • AramK84
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      One day in paradise.
      We were in paradise. Small group, 10 people only. Very knowledgeable and friendly guide Louis. I learned a lot about geology, wild life in the Banff National Park, history. I highly recommend this specific tour.
      Written July 9, 2024
    • sylbii
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Convenient!
      We did the 1pm trip and had time to canoe at Moraine Lake. Van ride is comfortable and tour guide is very professional and nice. The ease of park entrance and drop off and pick up was convenient. We tried for 2 days to book last minute parking and sold out within minutes so we ended up booking the tour which was so worth it.
      Written July 9, 2024
    • eddP8803PH
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      Scenic, informative, fun!
      Cam was a great and knowledgeable guide! We had a great time and saw so much of the beautiful Banff area. Glad we didn’t try to drive in and around on our own.
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      It was amazing. Very informative from our tour guide Louis. Some beautiful overlooks after lakes. And for Louis’ mom he’s still alive and doing great Favourite was actually Lake Morraine. Gorgeous blue and turquoise and water and view of Tempel mountain and ten peaks
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    • kathyanir
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    Evelyn C
    4 contributions
    2.0 of 5 bubbles
    Really disappointing. Expensive for 2 hours of driving with lots of commentary and not much to see that you can’t experience yourself from the Roam bus routes or roadside with your own car. The word ‘Adventure’ was a big stretch.
    We saw a few sheep and elk by the road side. If you had a car you could drive to Tunnel mountain or Norquay Mt and see them easily. This tour offered very little beyond the luck of what you might see on an ordinary day at dusk.
    Written August 12, 2023
    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.
    Hi Evelyn, Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts about your recent experience with our tour. We truly value all feedback, whether positive or negative, as it helps us improve and refine our services. However, we'd like to take a moment to address some aspects of your review. While it's true that some of the stops on our tour can be accessed with a personal car or public transportation, we'd like to emphasize that our tour is designed to provide a comprehensive and unique experience. One of the highlights of our tour is the exclusive access we offer to certain locations that are not open to the general public. It's possible that you might not have been aware of these exclusive stops during your visit. Additionally, our tour is not just about transportation; it's about curated local interpretation and expertise that adds depth to your exploration. Our guides are passionate about the area and its wildlife, and their insights provide a rich context that you might not have received while visiting independently. We also take pride in the carefully planned route that we've developed over time, maximizing your chances of encountering wildlife and witnessing the natural beauty of the surroundings. We're delighted to hear that you were able to observe wildlife during the tour. Our team works hard to create an environment where such encounters are both possible and memorable. Your experience reflects the dedication of our guides and the effectiveness of our route planning. Once again, thank you for sharing your thoughts. We genuinely appreciate your input, and we hope that you might consider joining us again in the future. If you have any further feedback or questions, please don't hesitate to reach out. We're committed to continuously improving our tours and ensuring that each guest has an exceptional and memorable experience. Wishing you all the best. Dale Founder @ Radventures
    Written August 27, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    VIKTORIA G
    1 contribution
    2.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2022
    The driver took us to the golf course, and two mountain views, she did not give us any information about the area. Entire 3 hours she has been silently driving us around, only naming the spots where we were stopping.
    There was no information about history , plants or animals of the area
    This tour could be similarly done on your own car without any guide . For $70 per person I would expect to receive at least some information of the area
    Written July 6, 2022
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    Hi Viktoria, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review about your recent tour with us. We are saddened to hear that you were disappointed in the delivery of this tour, especially given that your fellow tour guests that left reviews left a 5 star rating. We would love the opportunity to learn more about how we can better improve our tour offering and what we could've done differently to deliver you a 5 star tour, as we always set out to do. Please feel free to contact me at your earliest convenience on +1 403 493 9556 so we can better understand the details of this review. Thanks in advance. Dale Founder | Lead Guide @ Radventures
    Written July 8, 2022
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    Renee J
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2022
    We had a great and unforgettable time with Josh. He took us to many scenic spots around Banff and made a point of spotting the wildlife. He was really knowledgeable and personable. He was full of facts, as well as great stories about the area and people. Josh took pictures and had lots of local recommendations. Also, it was nice being in a small group and on a looser schedule -- we stayed longer at the more interesting stops and the tour actually was longer than three hours. My mom and I have been on a lot of tours, and we really enjoyed this one.
    On a personal note, I was never very agile and that has most certainly not improved with age. Josh was very attentive and aware of my limitations without ever making me feel like a burden.
    Written July 10, 2022
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    Thanks!
    Written July 20, 2022
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Lauren D
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2022
    Josh, our guide, was knowledgeable, professional, and personable. He made sure all guests were comfortable and we had a great time looking for wildlife and learning about the area. He also gave us some ideas for things to do next time we visit Banff. I'd recommend doing one of these tours at the beginning because of the knowledge and recommendations from the guides!

    We also had a few hiccups with our reservations and Dale, the owner was very responsive and made sure we got our tour booked properly - so great customer service as well!
    Written July 18, 2022
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    Thank you!
    Written July 20, 2022
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Claudia A
    1 contribution
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2023 • Couples
    The shuttle arrived with more than 10 people, we were seated in the back between 2 people. We couldn’t see outside the window. And when we tried to call the office, and write messages to say we didn’t fit in the shuttle they never answered us again. Plus they don’t track any animals, it’s just a sightseeing tour, in fact it’s almost the same tour as the only sightseeing tour they have, We know this because we also did the other one. You get lucky if you see any animals at all. They have no idea we’re the animals are. Be aware!! It’s a scam!!
    Written May 8, 2023
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    Hi Claualatriste, We are saddened by your review given that you have not considered a few things: 1. The maximum capacity for guests on this tour is 14 people, as stated on the tour listing. As we make lots of stops on this tour, it's expected that guests can rotate seats and that is the messaging that our guides share at the start of each tour. 2. You got out of the van and walked away from the tour at the 1st stop, meaning you didn't get to see how the rest of the tour operated and you missed out on the big herd of elk, bighorn sheep and the black bear at one of our secret local spots that the rest of the group saw that evening. 3. We weren't able to answer the phone at 5:45pm because our office was closed at that time. You could have asked your guide to help with your concerns, and they could have called us on our cell number thats available after hours in case of emergency to see what we could do for you, but you stormed off instead of talking to us about your issue. All the best. Dale Founder/Director @ Radventures
    Written May 16, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Travel60052348658
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2024 • Couples
    The tour started of in average fashion with our driver Simon being a little late and seeming to not strike a rapor with the passengers.
    This however passed quickly passed as the vibe on the bus moved up tempo.
    We were taken to some excellent locations around Banff and given some great commentary by our driver Simon. He was very knowledgeable and had an interesting personality.
    Enjoyed the tour more than I thought I would and would recommend this to anybody looking to get a unique perspective on Banff and surrounds and enjoy a small group experience.
    Simon even played us a rendition on his harmonica!
    Enjoyed the hot chocolate at our last stop whilst being entertained by a herd of mountain goats high up over Banff.
    Written April 25, 2024
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    proudmamaMichigan
    michigan15 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    We were expecting more history. Also our guide had no microphone and we were in the back so couldn’t hear anything. Definitely needs a microphone. We did get to see some beautiful views and did see some Elk and mountain sheep. Don’t feel it was worth the money.
    Written June 8, 2023
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    Hi there, Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment. I'm sorry to hear that you didn't get the local interpretation that you were looking for on this tour. I'd like to learn more about your concerns so we can address them and make sure you have all the info you need, so please feel free to reach out to me anytime at dale@radventurescanada.com Thanks, Dale Founder @ Radventures
    Written June 8, 2023
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    Doug H
    Powell, OH25 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2024 • Family
    Our guide, Katie, treated us to a wonderful day filled with exploration and learning. Her descriptions, enthusiasm and conversation along the way between sites made for memorable experiences at Lake Louise, Moraine Lake and other spots in the Banff area. She answered questions clearly and helped us understand the influence of "rock flour" and other geological processes. We saw two grizzly bears, bighorn sheep, pikas and more. We loved the way the tour was structured, with two hours apiece at Lake Louise and Moraine Lake. That was ample time to explore, grab a coffee and get gorgeous photos. Highly recommend.
    Written July 6, 2024
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    Iris F
    1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2024 • Couples
    Our guide Simon was not born in Canada and started to love the country - like we do now. He was very close to nature!
    He was able to entertain us with a lot of specialist knowledge but also with some personal experiences! Overall, he was very personable and created a great atmosphere.
    We saw a lot of nature and were thrilled!
    Written May 13, 2024
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    Hi Iris, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. We're stoked that you enjoyed your experience with Simon and appreciate all the kind feedback. We strive for 5 star service on every adventure we take, so we'd welcome the opportunity to learn where we missed the mark on this one. If you have a moment, please reach out to us at yourpals@radventurescanada.com or +1 403 493 9556 so we can touch base. Thanks, looking forward to welcoming you back to Banff again soon! Leah Radventures
    Written June 9, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    arun263
    Kuwait City, Kuwait30 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2022
    Tour guide Josh was good and sights were good. BUT vehicle was very uncomfortable especially to get in and get off. Elderly, will find it very difficult as on this tour there are multiple stops. Tour started 40min late as they were waiting for a family that did not show up in time. As a result the tour finished late. We had to rush and check out as we had to catch a shuttle to the airport. Unprofessional company.
    Written July 27, 2022
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    Hi Arun, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed the company of Josh and the sights he showed you, and we are sorry to hear that your expectations weren't matched for the comfort of the 3 hour tour. We understand that guests with limited mobility may have issues entering and exiting the tour van, which is why we have information listed on our website and on our Viator listings regarding recommended ages & activity levels so that guests can be best prepared. Even still, in each of our tour we have additional steps to lessen the distance between the tour van and the ground and the assistance of our guides to help guests load and unload from the van, just incase guests don't read the fine print, as we would prefer to ensure everyone, where possible can join us. Yes, your tour started a few minutes late waiting for other guests, but far from the 40 minutes that you are suggesting. In future, if you are rushing for a shuttle, it's good practice to alert your guide of your need to be elsewhere at a certain time so that they can do their best to accommodate your needs rather than leaving this information to the review stage of the process. All the best. Dale Founder | Lead Guide Radventures
    Written July 29, 2022
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