Outdoor activities in Banff

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  • Alsu R
    Vancouver, Canada1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had a great trip thanks to our tour guide Murray. He was very responsive and kind and was ready to answer all our questions about Banff's history and Alberta in general. We would like to take the same tour during summer.
    Written February 27, 2024
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  • Maria Carolina B
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Phil was an AMAZING tour guide, very funny, friendly, nice yet professional. The group was filled with great people! We got to learn about each other, and shared many laughs. The views were beautiful to see and take some amazing pictures. Thank you Phil for such an amazing and unforgettable experience!!
    Written February 24, 2024
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  • Jay
    Oxford, UK5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Habib was an excellent host, he showed us the beautiful Canadian Rockies and adapted the itinerary to fit in With the extreme weather. I would definitely recommend booking this tour if you want the full experience.
    Written January 11, 2024
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  • Renee E
    Fredericton, Canada12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    If you want to get panoramic views of the incredible Banff landscape I would highly recommend. Very smooth ride and I’m not a huge fan of heights. We went up around 4:30pm during daylight and had dinner at the restaurant. When we finished, we got to see a totally different vibe after sunset. Amazing views! So happy we did this!
    Written February 24, 2024
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  • Andree-Anne B
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Thoroughly enjoyed our e-bike adventure. Our guide was very attentive, engaging and informative. Loved Johnston Canyon. Absolutely stunning. Highly recommend it.
    Written October 16, 2023
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  • George G
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Had a fantastic time on the Banff Sunset & Stars Walking Tour. Highly professional and very informative but most of all we all had a great time and crack as well, the ghost stories really made my night. I would highly recommend this tour and when i go back i will book it again.
    Written November 1, 2023
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  • Marc W
    Weymouth, UK1,396 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I only booked this tour 24 hours before we arrived as it was exactly halfway along our drive from Jasper to Lake Louise, and as the weather had been unkind to us over the last few days I didn't want to be out on a glacier in pouring rain! Luckily, the weather was perfect!!

    We paid $105.00pp. The whole adventure including the Skywalk took around 2.5-3 hours (I couldn't find this information on the website)

    There was a lot of info on how they are trying to be more environmentally friendly with the coaches and the Ice Explorer Bus. I was very surprised that they had so many vehicles going round in circles, and none of them were electric or battery-powered!

    We went at what was the end of the season, and it was still busy, there was still a lot of people on the ice. Trying to find some peace and quiet to really take in the beauty of the surroundings was very difficult!

    But it is well worth the time and money to do this unique experience.
    Written January 4, 2024
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  • Ashok K
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jacob was amazing throughout out the experience, explained everything clearly about the glacier by adding his humour. Overall a fun ride and an amazing experience.
    Written October 10, 2023
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  • Bern R
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The views were amazing..it's like you're in a painting! I wished we had a portable battery charger for our celfones. We could have taken more pictures. Our driver/tour guide, Jeff(?) was awesome and did an extra research about some knowledgeable information
    Written October 14, 2023
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  • Donna_Eng1
    Sydney, Australia4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Kristi is a warm and knowledgeable guide. I learnt so much about the area, apart from visiting Lake Louise, which is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been to. I would highly recommend going on this trip with Kristi!
    Written February 13, 2024
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  • Michael T
    Columbus, OH88 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    My wife and I signed up for the 2 hour ride. This location is actually fairly close to the overall downtown area and within walking distance.

    I admit I wasn't a big fan of having to wear a helmet (most places it's optional), but considering some of the terrain, I can understand.

    They lead you out along a public walking / biking path. The views along the river are really amazing. I'm not going to lie and not say I wasn't initially disappointed by the first of the trip.

    NOTE: If you're not an experienced rider or this is your first time, possibly consider the 1 hour ride as this path setting is the majority if the 1st half of the ride.

    Once we got past the 1 hour "turn around" spot, we moved on to more challenging terrain. It was uphill quite a bit of the way. While going through the woods I heard what sounded like a bull elk calling. We also strolled past some elk laying around in the woods.

    We finished with a downhill decent and then down along the river again as we headed back to the stable.

    Our 2 guides (Andre' and I forget the other guy) were both very nice and informative.
    Written September 22, 2022
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  • Nikki R
    Greenville, NC3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We did this wagon ride with a party of 7 including a 10 yr, 8yr, 4yr, and 2yr. Our wagon operator was Andre and he was absolutely fantastic!

    The ride to campsite for dinner was full of stunning views of the the Rockies and the Bow River.

    Dinner was delicious— our steaks were perfectly cooked! After dinner, Andre taught my kids how to lasso a steer. He was extremely patient and encouraging throughout the entire lesson.

    The ride back was just as pleasant as the ride to dinner. We saw a few deer and a herd of elk grazing in the field as we pulled back into the stables.
    Written October 2, 2023
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  • Anne R
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent. Andy and Arko were Friendly, knowledgeable and entertaining. Lived up to our expectations.
    Thank you.
    Written June 13, 2022
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  • Emanuel R
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Phenomenal views & very Adventurous. Katsu was a legend of a guide. Did the 6hr trek & FULLY worth. Unless you've done multi-pitch climbing you've never done anything like this. Totally totally worth it. I've traveled to Iceland, Africa, Colombia, Hawaii & this provided one of the top 3 views in my life. Super solid.
    Written November 3, 2023
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