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Sightseeing

There’s no shortage of incredible vistas to experience in Banff and Lake Louise. Soar into the alpine on a scenic gondola ride, take a hike to one of the many vibrant lakes, or head out on a thrilling ATV ride to a hidden waterfall. In Banff National Park, the opportunities for adventure and awe inspiring moments are boundless. Explore on your own, or join one of the many incredible sightseeing tours and go with a knowledgeable guide who can show you the very best of the area.

A family with two small children stand at a viewing deck overlooking alpine lakes and peaks in Sunshine Meadows
Group on a sightseeing tour at the Hoodoos viewpoint in Banff

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A couple sits on the shore of a turquoise lake staring out at a glacier in the distance while visiting Lake Louise at sunsetA couple sits on the shore of a turquoise lake staring out at a glacier in the distance while visiting Lake Louise at sunset
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  • A gondola car goes up the cable with Mount Rundle in the backgroundA gondola car goes up the cable with Mount Rundle in the background

    Banff Gondola

    Duration
    1-3 hrs
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  • A family viewing the exhibit at the Banff Park MuseumA family viewing the exhibit at the Banff Park Museum

    Banff Park Museum National Historic Site

    Duration
    1-3 hrs
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  • A family of four taking in the views at Bow Falls in the summerA family of four taking in the views at Bow Falls in the summer

    Bow Falls

    Duration
    < 1hr
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  • People paddling in a canoe on the turquoise waters of Bow Lake in the summerPeople paddling in a canoe on the turquoise waters of Bow Lake in the summer

    Bow Lake

    Duration
    < 1hr
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  • A raft floating down the Bow River with Cascade Mountain in the backgroundA raft floating down the Bow River with Cascade Mountain in the background

    Bow River Float Trip

    Duration
    1-3 hrs
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  • An exhibit at the Buffalo Nations Luxton MuseumAn exhibit at the Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum

    Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum

    Duration
    1-3 hrs
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  • View from Cascade Gardens looking down Banff Avenue on a summer morningView from Cascade Gardens looking down Banff Avenue on a summer morning

    Cascade Gardens

    Duration
    < 1hr
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  • Cascade Ponds on a summer morning Cascade Ponds on a summer morning

    Cascade Ponds

    Duration
    1-3 hrs
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  • Family of four looking at the spring in the Cave at the Cave & Basin National Historic SiteFamily of four looking at the spring in the Cave at the Cave & Basin National Historic Site

    Cave & Basin National Historic Site

    Duration
    1-3 hrs
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  • Family exploring the Athabasca Glacier on the Columbia Icefield AdventureFamily exploring the Athabasca Glacier on the Columbia Icefield Adventure

    Columbia Icefield Adventure

    Duration
    1-3 hrs
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  • A car driving down a scenic stretch of the Bow Valley Parkway with Castle Mountain in the backgroundA car driving down a scenic stretch of the Bow Valley Parkway with Castle Mountain in the background

    Drive the Bow Valley Parkway

    Duration
    1-3 hrs
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  • View of the Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course in the summerView of the Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course in the summer

    Drive the Golf Course Loop

    Duration
    < 1hr
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  • A group of friends taking in the views at Waterfowl Lakes on a drive along the Icefields Parkway in summerA group of friends taking in the views at Waterfowl Lakes on a drive along the Icefields Parkway in summer

    Drive the Icefields Parkway

    Duration
    3-6 hrs
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  • Car driving the scenic Minnewanka Loop with a mountain in the backgroundCar driving the scenic Minnewanka Loop with a mountain in the background

    Drive the Minnewanka Loop

    Duration
    1-3 hrs
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  • The turquoise waters of Emerald Lake glisten in the sunshine on a summer dayThe turquoise waters of Emerald Lake glisten in the sunshine on a summer day

    Emerald Lake

    Duration
    1-3 hrs
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  • Person on a guided tour in the Banff area, taking a photo from the top of a open top busPerson on a guided tour in the Banff area, taking a photo from the top of a open top bus

    Guided Banff Tour

    Duration
    1-3 hrs
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  • Group of people on a guided hiking tour at Sunshine Meadows in the summerGroup of people on a guided hiking tour at Sunshine Meadows in the summer

    Guided Hiking Tour

    Duration
    1-3 hrs
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  • A sightseeing tour bus driving the Icefields Parkway with Bow Lake in the backgroundA sightseeing tour bus driving the Icefields Parkway with Bow Lake in the background

    Guided Icefields Parkway Tour

    Duration
    6+ hrs
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  • A tour guide taking a photo of a guest in front of Lake Louise on a guided tourA tour guide taking a photo of a guest in front of Lake Louise on a guided tour

    Guided Lake Louise and Moraine Lake Tour

    Duration
    3-6 hrs
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  • Group of people on a guided snowshoeing tour in the Lake Louise areaGroup of people on a guided snowshoeing tour in the Lake Louise area

    Guided Snowshoeing Tour

    Duration
    3-6 hrs
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  • A group of people taking photos of elk on a guided wildlife tour with Discover Banff ToursA group of people taking photos of elk on a guided wildlife tour with Discover Banff Tours

    Guided Wildlife Tour

    Duration
    1-3 hrs
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  • Two People sitting on the frozen ice bubbles of Abraham Lake near the Icefields ParkwayTwo People sitting on the frozen ice bubbles of Abraham Lake near the Icefields Parkway

    Ice Bubbles and Heli Tour

    Duration
    1-3 hrs
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  • Two people crossing a bridge in front of a helicopter on a tour with Rockies HeliTwo people crossing a bridge in front of a helicopter on a tour with Rockies Heli

    Icefields Parkway Heli Tour

    Duration
    1-3 hrs
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  • Group of friends hiking the lakeshore at Johnson Lake in the summerGroup of friends hiking the lakeshore at Johnson Lake in the summer

    Johnson Lake

    Duration
    < 1hr
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