Tour options

Afternoon of Thursday May 26th, 2016

Deadline to guarantee your spot is May 12th

If a tour does not reach the minimum required number of 10 adults by the above deadline above, we will not operate the tour. (A refund or an alternate choice would be offered)

Discover Banff Tours provides sightseeing tours and activities. Using mini-buses and vans personalizes our tours of Banff National Park and the surrounding Canadian Rocky Mountains.  A friendly, local and professionally trained guide will accompany participants in each of the following tour options. Conference participants can choose a tour option for the afternoon of the Thursday May 26th.

To register, please select one of the following options during the registration process


Option 1: Lake Louise and Moraine Lake Tour

On this sightseeing tour you will visit the "Jewel of the Canadian Rockies", Lake Louise, and the world renowned Moraine Lake, both of which are part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will have time to take photos and explore their shorelines. Learn about mountaineering history and how a tragic accident at Lake Louise shaped Canadian mountain culture. Finally, take a short walk to a viewpoint in the Valley of Ten Peaks overlooking Moraine Lake. Includes return transport from the Banff Centre.

Price: Adult $69.00; Children (5-15 years) $44.00

Duration: 4.5 hours

Where to meet: Banff Conference Center pick up and drop off


Option 2: Discover Banff and Its Wildlife with Banff Gondola

"This tour features the spray of cool waterfalls, an ascent up a mountain, a taste of local history and a chance to spy on wildlife. To start, feel the power of the Bow Falls and the beauty that surrounds it just below the Banff Springs Hotel.  Continue exploring and snap picture postcard shots from some of the best views in town - Surprise Corner on Tunnel Mountain Drive, the Hoodoos (oddly shaped pillars of glacial rock), Mount Norquay’s winding road and Sulphur Mountain’s peak.  Take the gondola up to the 7,500ft summit of Sulphur Mountain and enjoy the panoramic view of the entire Bow Valley. You will also visit the abandoned mining town of Bankhead on route to viewing Lake Minnewanka, one of the largest Lakes in the Canadian Rockies.  Your knowledgeable local guide will provide interesting tidbits and information on Banff’s rich natural and human history that has helped shaped the Bow Valley for millions of years". Includes return transport from the Banff Centre.

Sit back and relax in a 4 passenger, glass enclosed gondola. Marvel at the unsurpassed view of Banff, the Bow Valley and a 360 degree view of six scenic mountain ranges from 2281m (7486ft) above sea level.  You will feel like you're on top of the world when you are standing on the spacious main level observation deck, where the optional Banff Skywalk (an 1km self-guided interpretive walkway) leads you to the Cosmic Ray Station National Historic Site and Sanson's Peak Meteorological Station.

Price: Adult $100.10; Children (5-15 years) $59.00

Duration: 5 hours

Where to meet: Banff Conference Center pick up and drop off