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Best known for the Calgary Stampede and for being the center of Canada’s oil industry, Calgary is also a launchpad for unforgettable outdoor adventures. From Banff and Jasper’s trails and glaciers to the Badlands’ dinosaurs and hoodoos, here are some top day trip destinations and activities outside of Calgary.
 
Banff — 79 miles (127 km) away
Located 90 minutes east of Calgary by road, Banff National Park is one of Canada’s top tourist attractions. The resort town of Banff, with its hot springs and inviting surrounding areas, boasts some of the most picturesque landscapes in the country. A visit to Banff is a popular day trip from Calgary any time of year. Summertime hikes yield gorgeous views of turquoise- and emerald-colored lakes in front of snow-capped mountains; rafting and cycling are also popular summer pastimes. In winter, Banff is a skier’s and snowboarder’s paradise.

Canadian Badlands — 84 miles (135 km) away
Explore the surreal, moon-like landscapes of Alberta’s Badlands on a day trip from Calgary. In Drumheller—also known as the Dinosaur Capital of the World—examine the intricate rock layers of Horseshoe Canyon, then visit the dinosaur exhibits at the world-class Royal Tyrrell Museum. Taking a guided tour from Calgary is a good way to learn about the dinosaur fossils and oddly shaped hoodoos (thin rock spires) from scientists and local experts. 

Columbia Icefield — about 190 miles (310 km) away
It makes for a long day, but a day trip from Calgary to the Columbia Icefield in Jasper National Park is well worth the time. The majestic mountain scenery combined with ancient glaciers along the Icefields Parkway will especially appeal to photographers and to lovers of the outdoors. A tour of the icefield (between May and October) is an excellent way to see the massive ice formations that shaped the geography of the region’s wild landscape over thousands of years. On a guided tour, visit iconic sites like Lake Louise, explore the glaciers by ATV, and even get a chance to walk along the Athabasca Glacier.
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Mountain Lakes and Waterfalls Day Trip from Calgary

Mountain Lakes and Waterfalls Day Trip from Calgary

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Explore the sapphire-blue lakes and towering waterfalls of Banff National Park and the Yoho Valley on this day trip from Calgary. Discover the iconic Lake Louise, a UNESCO World Heritage Site set against the backdrop of the majestic Victoria Glacier. Then head to the Yoho Valley, where you'll stop by the beautiful Takkakaw Falls. Your mountain lakes and waterfalls day trip also includes lunch, coach transport and round-trip transport from select Calgary hotels.
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  • 15 hours
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Banff Day Trip from Calgary

Banff Day Trip from Calgary

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Spend the day exploring the incredible scenery of the Canadian Rockies during this day trip from Calgary to the mountain town of Banff and its surrounding attractions. Check out the surreal rock formations near Tunnel Mountain Drive, shaped by thousands of years of wind and rain. Then soar above Banff on board the Banff Gondola as you take in incredible views of the town and surrounding peaks. At the conclusion of the tour, you have the option of being dropped off in Banff for your own leisure before your shuttle departs back to Calgary. Your Banff day trip also includes round-trip transport from select hotels, coach transport, and gondola ride.
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
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Winter Lake Louise/ Emerald Lake 1 Day Tour

Winter Lake Louise/ Emerald Lake 1 Day Tour

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Mini-tour service and ensure safe social distancing in the car. Explorer the wonderful winter land in Lake Louise and Yoho National Park.
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  • 5 to 7 hours
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Small Group Winter Lake Louise and Yoho Snowfun 1-Day Tour from Calgary or Banff

Small Group Winter Lake Louise and Yoho Snowfun 1-Day Tour from Calgary or Banff

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Experience the magnificence of Lake Louise during the Winter. Snow capped mountains surround the famous lake with Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise providing a classy backdrop. Small group - Maximum 8 guests.
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  • 10 hours
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Lake Louise & Yoho N.P & Moraine Lake 1-Day Tour from Calgary or Banff

Lake Louise & Yoho N.P & Moraine Lake 1-Day Tour from Calgary or Banff

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Skirt the slopes of the Continental Divide as you explore Yoho National Park and beyond with an experienced local guide. Spend time meandering along the shores of Moraine Lake's opalescent waters and examine the natural span of a river-carved bridge created over thousands of years. From a central meeting location in Calgary, ride out of town with your guide as you head toward the evergreen forest and granite peaks of Yoho National Park. Look for moose, bear, and elk that call this stunning landscape home, and make a stop at Lake Louise to snap photos of its turquoise waters, just steps away from Banff's charming downtown. Find out how railway engineers overcame the Continental Divide's steep terrain with a visit to the serpentine Sprial Tunnels, see where the Kicking Horse River punched through rock to create a natural bridge, and fill your camera with postcard-worthy shots of Moraine Lake's brilliant color before you return to your ride and catch a lift back to Calgary.
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  • 10 to 11 hours
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Small-Group Banff National Park Tour

Small-Group Banff National Park Tour

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Get a comprehensive tour of Banff, Lake Louise, and Moraine Lake highlights during this full-day excursion from Calgary. Learn about the history of Canada's first national park and take in the scenic views around Lake Louise and Moraine Lake, accompanied by your guide's engaging commentary. Banff National Park entrance fees included.
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  • 11 hours
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Lake Louise and Banff Day Trip

Lake Louise and Banff Day Trip

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Spend the day exploring the incredible scenery of the Canadian Rockies during this day trip from Calgary to the Lake Louise, Banff and its surrounding attractions. Canada’s first national park, one of the world’s premier destination spots. Whether you only have a short amount of time in Calgary, or are looking for a no-hassle way to experience the celebrated natural beauty of Alberta, this day trip is a great choice. Itinerary: • Start you trip from your Hotel (7:00am) • First Up, we'll visit Moraine Lake. (30 Mins) • Then will head to Lake Louise. (30 Mins) • Banff Town: The Biggest town of National towns, many shops and restaurants wait for your discovery.(Stop here for 2 Hours) • Bow Falls: A gushing waterfall near town which offers great photo opportunities. (stop for about 15 mins) • Surprise Corner: (Stops for about 15 mins) • Banff Gondola Ride: Enjoy a 360 view of Banff. (Stop for about 2 hours) • Finally, we return to Calgary and arrive around 5pm.
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  • 10 hours
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Winter-Banff/ Sulphur Mountain One Day Tour

Winter-Banff/ Sulphur Mountain One Day Tour

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Mini-tour for a maximum of 8 passengers on the tour. Ensure safe social distancing in the car. Visit the Banff National Park, which is Canada's oldest national park and most spectacular Heritage Site. She is quite different in the wintertime.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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Experience Banff National Park and Lake Louise | Private Sightseeing

Experience Banff National Park and Lake Louise | Private Sightseeing

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Experience the picturesque scenery of the Canadian Rockies during this day trip from Calgary to Banff National Park – Lake Louise. Canada’s first national park, one of the world’s best destination spots. Whether you only have a short stay in Calgary, ABest Experience™ is here to make your trip a memorable one. No Rush ... No Hassle sightseeing tour of Banff, Lake Louise, and Moraine Lake is the highlights of this 10 hour (approx.) Day Tour from Calgary. Visit Canada's first national park and take in the scenic views around Banff Town, Lake Louise, Moraine Lake. A free time to explore around Banff Town, Bow falls, Secret Corner, Tunnel Mountain Drive, Lake Minnewanka and Two Jack Lake. Round-Trip Transportation from Calgary. • Update: We only offer a Private Tour exclusively for your group and family, We will follow the strict health guidelines to operate this Private Tour to the highest safety standard. Together we will still enjoy traveling and experiencing Banff National Park.
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  • 10 to 12 hours
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Samll Group Winter Banff Discovery 1-Day Tour w/Hot Springs from Calgary/Banff

Samll Group Winter Banff Discovery 1-Day Tour w/Hot Springs from Calgary/Banff

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Attractions: â—Ź Sulphur Mountain Gondola (Optional) â—Ź Banff Town â—Ź Banff Upper Hot Spring or Upgrade to Horse Sleigh Ride â—Ź Bow Falls â—Ź Surprise Corner Venture into the Canadian Rockies for a day of alpine adventure, taking in breathtaking views of the peaks, lakes, and forested valleys of Banff National Park. Between stops at scenic viewpoints, stop to soak in the mineral-rich waters of Banff's thermal hot springs. Optional tours are available. Please contact us for more details. #1. Sulphur Mountain Gondola. Take a Gondola ride to the summit's sweeping viewpoints. (approx 60 mintues) #2. Banff Banff Horse Sleigh Ride. Instead soaking in the Hot Spring, joining a sleigh ride through the Banff mountain meadows with your family, friends or loved ones for a quintessential winter experience. (approx 45 mintues) This is a small group tour - Maxmium 8 guests *Private Tour Optional available - exclusively for your family/group (maximum guest of 4, service time 10 hours)
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  • 10 hours
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Winter Banff/ Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary 1 Day Tour

Winter Banff/ Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary 1 Day Tour

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In the winters of Banff National Park, sub-zero temperatures turn mighty waterfalls into glittering pillars of ice.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
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Half-Day Canadian Rockies Canyon Exploration

Half-Day Canadian Rockies Canyon Exploration

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Trek through a canyon in the heart of the Canadian Rockies on this guided hiking tour from Canmore. Explore waterfalls, pictographs, and more over the course of an easy trail, and learn about the local wildlife as you hike along with your guide and your small group.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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Drumheller & Horseshoe Canyon 1-Day Tour

Drumheller & Horseshoe Canyon 1-Day Tour

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Uncover your inner archaeologist as you look for fossils and learn about the prehistoric creatures that roamed the hills and grasslands outside of Alberta's capital. Visit Drumheller on this full-day excursion, explore rugged canyonlands, and get-up close looks at monolothic hoodoo rock formations.
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  • 10 hours
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Small Group Snow Activity & Bubble Lake Winter Fun

Small Group Snow Activity & Bubble Lake Winter Fun

Attractions: â—Ź Lake Louise Ski Resort - Tubing & Gondola (Optional) â—Ź Heli Tour (Optional) â—Ź Bubble Lake (Abraham Lake) For adventurous people who like to the winter outdoor activities, this tour gives your the opportunity to experience tubing, sightseeing gondola, and helicopter activity at Canadian Rockies in the winter. This is great for those who want to explore the amazing wilderness of the Rocky Mountains in an active way. Also visitng the Abraham Lake, an artificial lake and Alberta's largest reservoir and is known as "Bubble Lake". Decaying plants on the lake bed release methane gas, which creates bubbles that become trapped within the ice, in suspended animation, just below the surface as the lake begins to freeze. The visual effects formed by the resulting stacks of bubbles, frozen while rising toward the surface, combined with the clear blue water, have made Abraham Lake a popular destination for photographers and nature observers. Samll group - maxmium 8 guests
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  • 10 hours
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Small Group Snow Activity & Johnson Canyon Winter Fun from Calgary or Banff

Small Group Snow Activity & Johnson Canyon Winter Fun from Calgary or Banff

Perfect for one day snow fun tour! Attractions: ● Lake Louise Ski Resort - Tubing & Gondola (Optional) ● Johnston Canyon ● Lake Minnewanka For adventurous people who like to the winter outdoor activities, this tour gives your the opportunity to experience tubing, sightseeing gondola, and icewalking activity at Canadian Rockies in the winter. This is great for those who want to explore the amazing wilderness of the Rocky Mountains in an active way. Also visit Johnson Canyon, Banff National Park's most popular Icewalking destination. It takes you into the depths of a canyon along catwalks and amongst spectacular fronzen waterfalls (anti-slip equipment is included; If closed, replaced by Vermilion Lake) Stop at Lake Minnewanka, a place with rich history where the mountains stand stark and impressive against the sky. Nature is coming alive around you and you’re happy you woke early to experience it. This is what you came to the Canadian Rockies for. Small group - Maxmium 8 guests
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  • 10 hours
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Intro to Mountains - 6hrs

Intro to Mountains - 6hrs

Get a bird's-eye view of the world! No crowds, nothing but you and the mountain peaks. One of the most amazing 360 degree views of the Rocky Mountains.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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Triple C Mountain Adventure

Triple C Mountain Adventure

Your vintage sidecar adventure starts off in Calgary and heads west .  Stop in Cochrane, AB for a stroll around main street and experience the old northwest. Travel past the Yamnuska Wolf Sanctuary along the historic Bow Valley Trail, through ranch country. Enter the Rocky Mountains and the Canmore area for lunch to experience a mountain resort town. Lunch on your own. Wolf Dog Sanctuary tours or a floating lunch on the river are available after booking at an additional charge. Please enquire.
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  • 6 hours
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Banff City Sightseeing Tour - Roundtrip from Canmore

Banff City Sightseeing Tour - Roundtrip from Canmore

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Discover the Canadian Rockies' favorite resort town and its beautiful environment on a guided tour of Banff. You'll visit the intriguing hoodoos earth pillars shaped by centuries of wind, then spot where Banff's history began. Ride up Sulphur Mountain on the Banff Gondola, and enhance your experience with a boat cruise on the majestic Lake Minnewanka (if you choose the upgrade option). Canmore hotel pickup and dropoff is included.
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  • 7 hours
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Listen to a Tour Guide as You Drive & Walk with our Discover the Rockies Package

Listen to a Tour Guide as You Drive & Walk with our Discover the Rockies Package

'Discover the Rockies' package includes: Two Walking Tours Your phone becomes your tour guide as you explore Banff & Canmore with two self-guided audio walking tours! Each with 30 fully narrated points of interest. Driving Tour Listen to a tour guide as you drive between Calgary, Canmore, Banff, Lake Louise, Sunshine Village & Nakiska! Over 50 points of interest. Freedom No directions or time limits. Stop at as many sights & attractions as you like. Start / stop anywhere. Travel in any direction along route. Hands Free Fun audio clips play automatically as you drive. Live GPS map. No data used during tour. Easy to Use Download the app. Select the tour. Go! Family Friendly Fun Tripvia Guides keep you laughing & engaged along the way! Trivia Fun Each point of interest has a fun multiple choice trivia question. Keep score or just listen! Inexpensive Only 1 tour booking needed per vehicle / group. Play audio through vehicle's stereo so everyone can hear.
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  • 3 to 6 hours
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Calgary and Banff Mountain Biking Adventure

Calgary and Banff Mountain Biking Adventure

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Head out from your Calgary meeting point into the mountains for a mountain biking adventure. Your guide will help customize the perfect trail for your group based on everyone’s skill and endurance. The rides are generally through Kananaskis Provincial Park or Canmore Park, both stunning locations to experience the Rocky Mountains on an unforgettable ride.
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  • 8 hours
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