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From Banff: Banff National Park Guided Day Tour

1. From Banff: Banff National Park Guided Day Tour

Explore Banff National Park on a guided day tour and discover some of the most spectacular viewpoints and scenic vistas. Discover some of the most popular areas of the park as well as a variety of lesser-known viewpoints and natural landmarks with the expertise of your guide. Meet in central Banff and set off on a full day of exploration in Banff National Park. Visit Johnston Canyon and discover a popular hiking trail that follows the canyon and leads to a meadow within the Johnston Valley above. Admire the Ink Pots, which are six blue-green spring-fed pools. Then, head to Vermilion Lakes, located immediately west of Banff in the Canadian Rocky Mountains in the Bow River valley at the foot of Mount Norquay. Keep an eye out for native wildlife and take in the breathtaking scenery. Head to the Cascades of Time Garden which spreads out behind Banff National Park's historic administration building at 101 Mountain Ave. Discover a geological sequence of cascading ponds and water courses provide the garden’s namesake and is highlighted with flowers, shrubs, rustic bridges, pavilions and flagged walks. You will also take some time to explore the beautiful town of Banff which is well known as the heart of Banff National Park. You can also take the Sulphur Gondola and discover sweeping scenes of six mountain ranges, the Bow Valley, and the town from the Sulphur Mountain summit. Stop at Bow Falls which rumble about 30 feet over a low-gradient pitch of channeled bedrock, providing a short turbulent interrupt of the cerulean waters of the Bow River. Visit Surprise Corner which is named for its spectacular views when viewed from Buffalo Street, an excellent place for photos. At the end of your tour, return to Banff with drop-off in the center of town. Note: 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.

The Sights of Banff: a Smartphone Audio Walking Tour

2. The Sights of Banff: a Smartphone Audio Walking Tour

Enjoy listening to the history and culture of Banff on an audio-guided tour. Chart your own course using the GPS map and find out where to find the towns statues, sculptures, and murals. Dive into the story of Banff as you explore the historic downtown. Find out the story of how the town was founded. Challenge yourself with a location-based trivia game at sites like the riverside Banff Central Park or the historic Victorian-style home at the Luxton Home Museum.  Have the freedom to explore sights at your own pace. Pause and resume your tour at anytime. Learn about the buildings, sculptures, surrounding mountains, and parks that have played a role in the town’s history.

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