Banff, Alberta | Tours

Uniquely Banff excursions
Underground, at altitude, or through a window, there are plenty of sights to go around

The wonders of Banff are open to all ages and adventure levels. Whether you desire a challenging ascent up a frozen waterfall or prefer to see the sights from the comfort of a coach bus; there’s so much to see, the possibilities are endless.

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Canmore Cave Tours

Take an unforgettable four hour tour underground with Canmore Cave Tours. Explore the Grand Gallery, the largest known room in Rat’s Nest Cave, after you rappel six stories down into the earth. Cavers will have the opportunity to push their limits in the warm-up squeeze, the challenge squeeze, and the laundry chute, a section of the cave that adds extra challenge but also a lot of fun. End your tour by seeing The Grotto, a chamber full of stalactites and stalagmites with a crystal clear pool at the bottom of the cave.

Sightseeing tours

Discover Banff Tours offers a locally-guided tour that will take you to out of the way historical, picturesque, and natural destinations in the comfort of a small tour bus. This popular half day sightseeing tour visits Bow Falls, Banff Springs Hotel, several lookouts, and Lake Minnewanka. Learn how the history of the Bow Valley changed when three railway workers rediscovered the Cave and Basin, now a National Historic Site. Be on the lookout for wildlife as you take short walks to different viewpoints.

Ice climbing

The Canadian Rockies are known as a premier ice climbing destination. Whether you’re stepping out of your comfort zone or looking for new challenges, Yamnuska Mountain Adventures offers fully guided ice climbing tours to frozen waterfalls and other chilly terrain, with all technical gear included. Personalized instruction in the two day course on learning to ice climb will get you started on the basics of ice climbing in some of the best local venues available.

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About the Author: Pat Barcas serves as staff writer and photographer for RTX Traveler Magazine, based in Asheville, NC. In his spare time he enjoys photography, astronomy, hiking, hanging out with his family and dog, and of course, traveling! His favorite RTX spots to visit are Orange Beach, Alabama, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, but he's visiting new places all the time. .

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