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Calgary: 3-Hour Sightseeing Bus Tour

1. Calgary: 3-Hour Sightseeing Bus Tour

Explore Calgary and its landmarks, from the Calgary Tower and Heritage Park to the famous WinSport's Canada Olympic Park. Travel through the city while discovering how the Calgary Stampede, the 1988 Winter Olympics, and the railway helped to create this cosmopolitan city. Discover city sights such as Calgary City Hall, Olympic Plaza, Telus Spark, Calgary Zoo, East Village, Studio Bell, Stampede Park, Lougheed House Shopping Areas, Heritage Park Historical Village, Canada Olympic Park, Crescent Hill Peace Bridge, Downtown Calgary, Chinatown and Calgary Tower. This tour includes 3 brief stops, allowing for photo opportunities and additional commodity of the sights. At the end of the tour, you will be retuned to the base of the Calgary Tower.

Calgary: Heritage Park Historical Village Admission Ticket

2. Calgary: Heritage Park Historical Village Admission Ticket

Complete your trip to Calgary with a visit to the Heritage Park. Spend an incredible day at Canada’s largest living history museum, and witness history come to life. Explore the historic buildings and antique machinery, ride authentic attractions, interact with costumed improvisational actors, learn about the history of Western Canada and have lots of fun. The park encompasses eight distinct areas that you can reach by train or by feet: • Town Centre • The Fairgrounds • The Settlement • Natural Resources Area • Heritage Crossing • Heritage Plaza • The Rail Yard • Agriculture Area Each area is full of exciting things to see and do, taking you back in time to the early days of Western Canada's history. Visit the exhibitions of Calgary's Electric Streetcar System, Standard Gauge Railway, Gasoline Alley Museum with an impressive vintage car collection, Hudson's Bay Company Fur Trading Fort and many others. Explore inside the historical homes and saloons, see a blacksmith in action, explore the origins of Alberta’s energy industry at Prospect Ridge – including the new STORYSEEKER exhibit. Visit the farm animals in the Ranch Area and find out how Veterinarians plied their trade at the turn of the century in the Vintage Veterinary Exhibit at the Nanton Livery Stable – also new for 2022. Don't forget to ride the antique midway rides, including the Ferris Wheel, Bowness Carousel, the Caterpillar and the Whip - the world's first thrilling attraction. Finish your day by riding the S.S. Moyie paddle-wheeler boat or take a horse-drawn wagon tour. Food and drinks are available in various locations throughout the park, along with several shopping opportunities to find the perfect souvenir.

Moraine Lake and Lake Louise Half Day Tour

3. Moraine Lake and Lake Louise Half Day Tour

Visit the Canadian Rockies and be stunned by glistening glacial lakes. Depart from Calgary or Banff to Lake Louise and then gain access to Moraine Lake, which is now closed to public vehicles. Your tour begins in Calgary, Canmore or Banff, depending on which pickup option you choose. Hop in your vehicle and relax on a road trip to Lake Louise. Step out and walk over to the lake for a better look and dip your fingers in the chilled water. Take a look around with your guide as they tell you about the attractions surrounding the lake. Lake Louise is a glacial lake within Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada. It is named after the Princess Louise Caroline Alberta, the fourth daughter of Queen Victoria and the wife of the Marquess of Lorne, who was the Governor Be charmed by the neighboring chateau before making your way to Moraine Lake. As you pull into Moraine Lake, be impressed by the Rocky Mountains standing tall in the background. Breathe in the fresh mountain air and learn more about the national park from your guide. The waters of Moraine Lake seem like they have been poured straight from the heavens into the Valley of the Ten Peaks. The towering mountains encircle the deep blue surface of the lake in a formation so extraordinary, only Mother Nature could shape it. Piles of boulders have been seemingly dropped by the hands of giants, forming miniature mountains near the lakeshore. Let yourself be drawn to the trails that wind amongst the rocks and travel beyond to alpine meadows and sparkling lakes. After spending time at Moraine Lake, return to your original pickup point either in the afternoon or evening depending on your selection. Below is the designed tour schedule: Morning Tour Schedule: Calgary(6:45am) -- Canmore(7:45am) -- Banff (8:30am) -- Lake Louise visitor center (9:15am) -- Lake Louise Commercial parking lot (9:30am to 10:30am) -- Moraine Lake (11:00am to 12:00pm) -- Lake Louise visitor center (12:30pm) -- Banff (13:30pm) -- Canmore (14:15pm) Afternoon Tour Schedule: Banff (14:00) -- Lake Louise visitor center (14:45) -- Lake Louise Commercial parking lot (15:00 to 16:00) -- Moraine Lake (16:30 to 17:30) -- Lake Louise visitor center (18:00) -- Banff (19:00) Please note: the schedule above is a general guide, bus can be delayed by bad road condition, traffic jam, unexpected events, bad weather, etc. We do our best to follow the schedule. Also, the guardians are required to provide the car seats or boosters if you have any infants or young kids based on the transportation regulation and this tour won't provide any car seats or boosters.

From Calgary: Banff National Park Premium Day Tour

4. From Calgary: Banff National Park Premium Day Tour

Embark on an exclusive journey into Banff National Park from Calgary's downtown, enveloped in comfort. Explore the Rockies as your expert guide leads the way, uncovering major attractions and hidden gems while maximizing opportunities for wildlife encounters. The expedition commences amidst Calgary's vibrant heart, setting forth on a winter wonderland experience at Johnston Canyon (from October to June). Admire the icy spectacle of frozen waterfalls, a picturesque scene offering an enthralling fusion of nature's artistry and rugged canyon vistas. In the warmer months (from June to October), the journey leads to the iconic Moraine Lake, where its azure waters reflect the majesty of the Ten Peaks, inviting serene moments amidst stunning mountain vistas. Traverse the radiant landscapes to the enchanting Lake Louise, where the glistening turquoise waters and Victoria Glacier serve as a breathtaking backdrop. Then, delve into Banff Town's charm, a vibrant mosaic of culture and modern delights. Capture the essence of nature's symphony at Bow Falls, witnessing the cascading waters or intricate ice formations, harmonizing with the majestic mountains. The vista at Surprise Corner offers an unexpected panoramic embrace of Fairmont Banff springs and soaring peaks. The picturesque destination of Lake Minnewanka becomes a highlight during summer months, replacing Bow Falls and Surprise Corner on the itinerary. Its crystal-clear waters mirror the breathtaking landscape, framed by towering peaks. Return back to Calgary with hearts filled with laughter, tales, and cherished memories. Your extraordinary adventure awaits.

From Banff: Johnston Canyon and Lake Louise Tour

5. From Banff: Johnston Canyon and Lake Louise Tour

Head out on a Canadian winter journey and discover Banff's highlights, including Johnston Canyon, Lake Louise, the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, and more. Sit back in comfort in your van and let the breathtaking panoramic views speak for themselves. In the morning, head to your first stop by Two Jack Lake to capture some photos, then head to Lake Minnewanka. During winter, you have a higher chance of seeing the magical phenomena of icy bubbles (winter only) at Lake Minnewanka. Next, make your way to Johnston Canyon, Banff National Park's most popular hiking destination, to see spectacular frozen waterfalls. Enjoy ice walking in the amazing Johnston Canyon, with your free borrow of Rivet crampons. In the afternoon, continue on to another enchanting winter wonderland in the Rocky Mountains: Lake Louise. Nestled against the Victoria Glacier, every year from January to April, the grand Ice Magic Festival takes place here. Artists and ice enthusiasts from around the world gather to create a beautiful fairytale world through magnificent ice sculptures. Marvel at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise that resembles a scene from a painting, with snow-capped mountains and lake reflecting each other. If the weather cooperates and the conditions are good, take the opportunity here to enjoy the fun activity of snowshoeing with the complimentary use of snowshoes (winter only). Then go to the famous Vermilion Lake. The hot springs at the bottom of the lake and the mist surrounding it reflect the majestic mountains making the lake a well-known photography spot. After that, return to Banff Town, known as the "soul of the Rockies". Stroll around the century-old town full of 19th-century architectural features, look for local shops on Banff Avenue, and end the day's journey in a leisurely mood. Itinerary: Winter: Calgary/Canmore/Banff - Two Jack Lake (Photo Stop) - Lake Minnewanka (20min) - Johnston Canyon (75min) - Lake Louise (Optional activity with additional charge/ 120 min) - Vermilion Lake (15min) - Banff Town (60 min) - Banff/Canmore/Calgary Summer: Calgary/Canmore/Banff - Johnston Canyon (60min) - Lake Louise (120 min/Optional add-on Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise Lunch) - Moraine Lake (45 min) - Banff Town (45 min) - Banff/Canmore/Calgary

Calgary Downtown: 2-Hour Introductory Walking Tour

6. Calgary Downtown: 2-Hour Introductory Walking Tour

Calgary is a blend of a brash frontier town and a lively metropolis. Explore the downtown with a tour guide who will introduce you to this dynamic city. Enjoy the public art and historical buildings along the route. Begin at Municipal Plaza and learn about the origins of Calgary. Continue on to see the newly-revitalized East Village buildings. Pass by more public art and many historic buildings. Travel along the most extensive pathway system in North America and into Chinatown. Work your way back towards the historic Stephen Avenue where your tour will end.

From Calgary: Banff National Park Day Trip

7. From Calgary: Banff National Park Day Trip

The Canadian Rockies are an amazing place to explore, It's breathtaking scenery is sure to wow the most demanding taste in the world. Not your typical day tour, this feels as if you are on a quest for the most amazing places in Banff, live it! This experience is 10-11 hours long from the moment you are picked up at any of the listed locations in Calgary, Canmore or Banff, until the time you are brought back at your original meeting place. You will experience the area with your guide, and will also have time to explore on your own. You will have plenty of time to shop and taste the local flavours at the Town of Banff where you just might come across Bigfoot, aka Sasquatch! Our stops will include all the main tourist attractions such as Lake Minnewanka, the Town of Banff, as well as a scenic area of Kananaskis Provincial Park. However, the best places are our secret favourite spots and the stops here and there in between each destinations. One of these stops is at Surprise Corner to enjoy the views of the Banff Springs Hotel and Sulphur Mountain. Lake Louise will definitely show off its natural glamour, and the many sights along the way will help to create a lifetime memory. From mid June to mid October you will stop at the spectacular and must see Moraine Lake! This is our favourite summer lake in all of the parks, you'll feel as if you are seeing heaven on earth! During the winter months we'll stop at Two Jack Lake so you can walk on this frozen waters and get a picture worth a million words! There are many activities in the area that you can also do while at Lake Louise, such as hiking, walking on the lake shore, renting ice skates or riding a horse sled in the winter months, or rent a canoe during the summer months. And of course you can just enjoy the majestic view at your own pace, maybe even find the inspiration for that novel you've been thinking of writing. Who's coming? You will be traveling in with a small group of 8 to 12 people who share the desire to visit the most majestic destinations in the park. We will adapt and adjust our stops according to traffic, weather, wildlife sightings. If you like to be dropped off in Banff or in Canmore when the tour ends, you don't have to come back to Calgary. Just text us to see if we have room for your luggage. This experience is about wowing you all day! So bring your phones and cameras fully charged as you might spot some of the local wildlife, a sunset, or you might hear a sound you never heard before, you never know... The reviews are real, the photos are without filters and the fun never stops, so come join this incredible day trip adventure! By the end of the day you will feel as if you spent the day with family you didn't know you had. This is not a touch and go kind of day, we promise you a good night sleep, good times and fun times year round!

Calgary: 3.5-Hour Bus City Tour with Gasoline Alley Museum

8. Calgary: 3.5-Hour Bus City Tour with Gasoline Alley Museum

Begin at the base of the Calgary Tower and travel through downtown on your way to the Calgary Zoo and Telus Spark Science Center. Travel in a comfortable bus through the East Village to historic Inglewood. Listen to your guide as they share stories and facts about this cosmopolitan city. The first stop will be at Scotsman's Hill, where you'll get a panoramic view of the skyline. Proceed through the Beltline to the Lougheed House and then to Heritage Park. Take time to explore Gasoline Alley, a museum dedicated to historical gravitational gas pumps and antique vehicles. Continue to Canada Olympic Park to watch some sporting activities. Following your time there, head back toward Calgary Downtown. On the way, stop for one more amazing view of the city. Travel through Downtown Calgary where the tour will conclude at the base of the Calgary Tower, where it began.

Calgary: 3-hour Tips-Based City Walking Tour

9. Calgary: 3-hour Tips-Based City Walking Tour

Enjoy an adventure through the streets of Calgary that is perfectly tailored for those with limited time in the city. Choose a public or private tour option and see some of the city's most famous landmarks on a short walking tour. Start your tour at the base of the Calgary Tower where you will meet you guide and other like-minded travelers from across the globe. Your guide will introduce the group, key some icebreakers, and give you an overview of the tour at large. Head west to your first destination, Edison Square. This is a great place to start historically in Calgary and the block is surrounded by 4 iconic buildings that have shaped Calgary to be what it is today; The Fairmont Palliser, The Grain Exchange, Edison Building, & Canada Pacific Railway Station. Travel one block north to Stephen Avenue, named after the first president of the CPR. This street is mainly a pedestrian only street which makes for great sightseeing. Notice the beautiful architecture and sandstone facades. Make your way east towards Olympic Plaza. This plaza was used for many ceremonies and events during the games and continues to be a gathering place in Calgary whether it be sunny and hot, or snowing and cold. Continue on your journey to Arts Common. Head inside and see how the arts shape the city and the impact it has on the wintery months. Whilst inside head up to the Plus 15, a public sidewalk that connects downtown 15 feet in the air. Use the airwalk to the Calgary Municipal Building where you will see a beautiful memorial for Chief David Crowchild, a monumental figure in Calgary. Visit the Calgary Public Library. This building was designed by two firms that did a wonderful job and is a huge highlight for many visitors. Spend some time discovering the many perks of such a building and then continue into East Village where we can see the National Music Centre, and Calgary's Saddledome in the distance. After a short introduction to East Village you will re-enter downtown to visit Calgary's City Hall, a picturesque building that might be missed without a knowledgeable local guide. Next, Juame Plensa's Wonderland Sculpture sit below the Bow Tower. The Bow's towering height and Wonderlands grandeur size compliments the area and gives Calgary a larger than life feel. From here you enter into The Bow for a short 15-minute rest, where you'll have the opportunity to use the restroom, or pick up a coffee. The second half of the tour is filled with excitement and awe, including; a real plane hanging from the rafters, a C-train ride, Calgary's Devonian Gardens, the Galleria Trees, Birdo's impressive mural, a city planners dream, and much more. At the end, you'll be left with local recommendations and tips for the rest of your time in Calgary.

Calgary: Glaciers, Mountains, Lakes, Canmore & Banff

10. Calgary: Glaciers, Mountains, Lakes, Canmore & Banff

See the best of Banff, in style. The day will be filled with stunning glacial lakes, mountain views, history, fun stories, incredible photo opportunities, a bit of humour, and maybe a game or two. It will be a day to remember for years to come. Begin your mountain adventure the minute you get picked up at your hotel/lodge in Calgary, Canmore or Banff. This is not a touch-and-go tour, you will have time to explore with our guide as well as on your own. All destinations will be reached based on the best possible time, meaning fewer crowds, better weather conditions, and traffic flow, so you can enjoy the park the way you always imagined. Our stops will be breathtaking, to say the least: Winter/Fall/Spring: Canmore, once a coal mining town, but now a must-visit place due to its charming boutique shops, art galleries, friendly locals, and delicious flavours. Stop for a few minutes to pick up your delicious lunch to go (included). You might also see some wildlife on our way here. Then head to Lake Louise, surrounded by majestic peaks, nearby glaciers, and the famous Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. You'll have time to ice skate, take a horse sled to the end of the lake during the winter months, take that perfect photo you've always wanted with the yellow colours of fall, or simply enjoy a cup of hot chocolate by the lake. Go visit the Peyto Lake Lookout, the newly upgraded viewpoint which truly offers the best views of this glacier-fed lake. You will see why this is one of the most photographed lakes in all of Canada. Then discover Bow Lake, one of the largest and deepest lakes in Banff. If you like nature and love to take photos of stunning unique places, you'll love the possibilities here. See Icefields Parkway, one of the most beautiful drives in the world. You'll see glaciers, lakes, wildlife, and mountains, a very scenic road. Then explore the town of Banff, a popular and must-do stop in the Canadian Rockies. This charming and picturesque stop will be your last stop. Enjoy the souvenir shops, sit down and relax, or visit a museum while you're here. We will also stop at a couple of our favourite secret spots, you don't want to miss this. You will be dropped off at your original pickup location or at one of our listed stops if you prefer (check with your guide) to finish your epic day of adventuring. If you would like to stay in the towns of Canmore or Banff once your tour has ended, get dropped off at your hotel/lodge as part of our deluxe services at no additional cost to you. From June until the end of Septemberbeginning of October, everything above plus Moraine Lake ─ the place everyone wants to see and experience during the summer months when it opens. Located in the Valley of the Ten Peaks, this lake feels surreal, we will spend enough time here to make sure you live it to the max.

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I find it very cool as a theme for a Park. It took us a little over 2 hours to tour it, but I think a family could easily spend the day there. The actors are really in character and the sets are truly representative of the time. A great discovery!

Excellent discovery of this period from the beginning of the 20th century. You need to plan the whole day to be able to enjoy all the attractions.

A person can not see it all in one day you should plan on taking a few days as there is lots of walking and lots to,see

It was a beautiful day ! The staff were all friendly and knowledgeable!

It was a great trip with many stops at beautiful places with lunch.