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Banff Adventures

#15 of 66 Tours in Banff
Banff, Canada
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About Banff Adventures
Banff Adventures is an activity Booking Center, based in Banff . For over 20 years, we have been helping visitors experience the best of the Canadian Rockies. Offering the full range of winter and summer activities available, we specialize in providing convenient service, allowing our guests to spend more time playing in the mountains and less time planning for them. Whether you seek a calm retreat or a heart pounding adventure, let our friendly and knowledgeable staff help create the ideal mountain experience. We invite you to discover the Banff Adventures difference for yourself. We think you’ll find it’s all in the details. Your adventure starts here.
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Wildlife on the Bow Canoe Tour

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1 hour 30 minutes
from US$49.41
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CarissaR wrote a review Jul. 2021
Manitoba, Canada330 contributions173 helpful votes
We purchased a KHMR Adventure Pass through Banff Tours and it was the worst organized and biggest money grab I have ever seen. First of all the information on what it actually was was not at all accurate. It said you would tour a grizzly reserve and see grizzlies. The first issue is that nowhere did it say that this took place two hours outside of Banff in BC, not even in Alberta. When we realized where it was located we had already booked our tickets but thought “we’ll it will be worth it to see wildlife”. We drove two hours only to arrive there with ZERO idea about where to go to check in. The resort was busy with a mountain biking tournament so we stood in several lines trying to talk to someone who knew something and nobody seemed to know. We couldn’t find anywhere to check in. Finally someone told us we could take the chair lift up the mountain. We boarded the chair lift which was a 40 minute ride with constant stopping to get to the spot of the grizzly reserve. Well it’s actually just a little fenced in area where 1 grizzly apparently lives. Although we didn’t even see the grizzly and the guide said in the last few days only a couple people had actually glimpsed the bear at all. In all honesty we wouldn’t even have needed to pay the $170 to do this because nobody checked us in anywhere. We could have ridden the chair lift to see nothing for free. Complete waste of time and money and SO poorly organized. Do not, I repeat, do NOT waste your time or money!
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Date of experience: July 2021
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Response from BanffAdventures, Manager at Banff Adventures
Responded Aug. 3, 2021
Hello Thanks for the review. Let me take the time to address your concerns. You booked the Kicking Horse Mountain Grizzly Bear Refuge online. There are a few options to choose from for this package. You can check out the sightseeing gondola (with an amazing view from the top) or you can package it with the Grizzly Bear refuge. As our website states, this is a 20-acre area that is home to the orphaned grizzly bear, Boo. There is also an interpretive centre to provide guests with the opportunity to observe Boo going about his daily routine. There is only 1 grizzly bear in this habitat. When you book online, you receive an email confirmation that advises you to go to guest services at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort. Once at guest services, they direct you to either a chairlift (for the grizzly bear) or to the Gondola. I am sorry there was a mountain bike tournament on that day, but Kicking Horse Mountain is also a popular place to downhill mountain bike. I am sorry you found the experience unorganized. I will make sure I pass along this feedback to Kicking Horse Mountain Resort. We book on behalf of Kicking Horse Mountain (we don’t operate it). A lot of our team have been on this excursion and found it be a fun, family experience. There is even a policy that if you don’t see Boo during your initial visit you can return for another FREE tour. Our website clearly states (before you click the booking page), that this attraction is located in Golden, BC. Once you advised us of your experience, we actually fully refunded your tour in full. I am unsure how else we could have handled the situation. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay in the area. Kind regards Banff Adventures team
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Pineapple53 wrote a review Jul. 2021
Calgary, Canada57 contributions57 helpful votes
Rented 3 ebikes for 3 hours. Walk in. They were short 1 medium bike so had small, medium and a large bike. Price was great. $45 For the 3 hours. Rode from Banff to Canmore and back.
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Date of experience: July 2021
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Response from BanffAdventures, Manager at Banff Adventures
Responded Aug. 3, 2021
Thanks so much for your review. The Ebikes are new this year and have proved to be popular with guests. We are so pleased you enjoyed your ride. Hope you can visit us again one day.
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FellowTraveler781633 wrote a review Mar. 2021
2 contributions3 helpful votes
We went snowmobiling with Steve at Banff Adventures. Little did we know how much fun it would be. I've traveled all over the world and this was the best day experience I've ever had. The only way to truly experience the mountain is with a snowmobile. Steve was an incredible host! He picked us up on time, catered to our speed and learning level and made us an awesome BBQ lunch on the mountain. He really is passionate about nature and the mountain range he lives in. I would highly recommend the tour. Worth every penny.
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Response from Banff A, General Manager at Banff Adventures
Responded Jun. 30, 2021
Thank you so much for your kind review. We are so pleased you had a good time snowmobiling. It really is a super fun tour. We will make sure we pass along your great feedback to Steve.
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Dan C wrote a review Aug. 2020
Morinville, Canada71 contributions55 helpful votes
1.5 hours out on the water was just enough. It was gorgeous and I can’t rave about it enough. Our guide Lucy was a gem!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from Banff A, General Manager at Banff Adventures
Responded Jun. 30, 2021
it is so great to hear you loved your kayak tour. Lucy is an amazing guide and super friendly person. Thanks for visiting us and hope you can join us again one day.
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redcanvas wrote a review Jul. 2020
Dryden, Canada51 contributions24 helpful votes
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Easy float on a raft down the Bow River. Starts just past the falls. There was one small splash on this trip..out 8yr old was pumped to get a little spray. If it were an adult, all electronics would’ve been fine..that’s how small the splash was. Everyone else stayed dry. They said we could take cameras and that no one usually gets wet...it was nice and easy. The scenery from the raft is top notch. Views of the Fairmont, a few different peaks, and Hoodoos. Our guide was very experienced and had many good tips and good knowledge about the history of the water in the area. Our whole family loved this experience. We had 2 adults, a 24 yr old with a disability, a 13 yr old, and an 8 yr. old (who had been quite nervous about the ride prior to its start).
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from Banff A, General Manager at Banff Adventures
Responded Jun. 30, 2021
Hello Thanks for your informative and kind review. The Hoodoo Float is perfect for families. As mentioned, it is pretty serene and you don't get wet but the views and impressive. Hope you can visit us again one day
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