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Sightseeing & Tours

A tour group stand on a snow covered bridge overlooking a frozen canyon
Devaan Ingraham

Sightseeing & Tours in Banff and Lake Louise

Whether you’d like to explore the otherworldly expanses of the Columbia Icefields, heli-hike in the high alpine, or enjoy a guided sightseeing tour to some of Banff National Parks most iconic locations, there are many activity operators and tour companies in Banff and Lake Louise that can help enhance your experience. Guides and tour companies are a great option if you would like to explore Banff and Lake Louise’s hidden spots without having to make the bookings and arrangements yourself. They are also invaluable when you want the added safety and expertise of experienced and knowledgeable guides.

  • Hiking & Walking Tours

    Hiking & Walking Tours

    Enhance your walking or hiking experience with a guided tour.

    Whether you’d like to summit a mountain or learn more about the history of Banff National Park, there are many hiking and walking guided tours that can help make your experience safer and more fulfilling. 

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  • Guided Sightseeing

    Guided Sightseeing

    Make sure you catch all the must-see sights on a guided sightseeing trip. 

    Sparkling emerald lakes, rugged mountain settings, sweeping vistas; see the iconic sights of Banff and Lake Louise on a guided sightseeing tour. 

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  • Boat Tours

    Boat Tours

    Cruise the stunningly scenic Lake Minnewanka by boat. 

    Lake Minnewanka is the only lake in Banff National Park open to public motorized boating. Make the most of the rugged mountain backdrop and the lake’s interesting history with a guided boat tour. 

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  • Heli-Hiking

    Heli Hiking & Tours

    Fly amongst the mountain peaks and glaciers then start your hike high in the alpine. 

    Imagine hopping onto a helicopter and soaring high above Banff National Park, gazing down on glistening lakes, rugged peaks, and imposing glaciers, before touching down and starting your hike in the alpine wonderland. 

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