BANFF ROAD TRIP

Plus HST
Price
1600 CAD$ per person
Duration
5 Days
Destination
Banff National Park
Travellers
6+

Banff National Park The Most Beautiful Part of Canada

Banff is a resort town in the province of Alberta, located within Banff National Park. The peaks of Mt. Rundle and Mt. Cascade, part of the Rocky Mountains, dominate its skyline. On Banff Avenue, the main thoroughfare, boutiques and restaurants mix with château-style hotels and souvenir shops. The surrounding 6,500 square kilometers of parkland are home to wildlife including elk and grizzly bears.
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What's included

Destination
Banff National Park Discover Banff National Park
Departure Location
2.30 pm Toronto Pearson Airport
Return Location
6 am Toronto Pearson Airport
Additional Information
Availability: All Year Round
Price includes
  • Calgary Airport Shuttle
  • Flight Ticket
  • Guided Hiking
  • Hotel Accommodation
  • Return transportation in 15 passenger van or minivan
Price does not include
  • Lunch
  • Tour guide's tip.
Additional Prices
Private Tours: From $3000 CAD$

Overview

Join us on a Banff tour in Canadian Rockies. We will explore the most beautiful park of Canada – Banff National Park. This road trip is an introductory trip to Canadian Rockies and all the hiking including in this trip is great for beginner hikers! We will travel in a small group of max. 12 travelers.

Flight tickets from Toronto to Calgary and from Calgary to Toronto are included in your travel package. You will spend a first night in Calgary and your tour will start the next day, when we pick you up from Calgary hotel. Our first stop, after pick up the Calgary hotel will be Banff.

Banff tour starts after your pick up in Calgary airport. Then we will start driving from Calgary to Banff. Our first stop will be in downtown Banff. You will have a free time for lunch. After the lunch, you can decide if you want to take Gondola to Sulphur Mountain or drive to the Tunnel Mountain Lookout for a short walk and views instead. Our next stop will be at Lake Minnewanka. You can walk along the lake and take lot of pictures as Lake Minnewanka has one of the best views of mountains.

Next day, after breakfast, we will start our Banff tour at Johnston Canyon. You can enjoy hiking in the depths of the canyon on wide trails and narrow bridges with railings that lead to the Lower Falls and to the spectacular 30 metre-high Upper Falls.

Our next stop will be at Lake Louise. Lake Louise turns into winter fairy-tale. Lot of movies were filmed in Lake Louise. You can walk along the shore, hike to the Fairview Lookout Point or enjoy a lunch and drinks at Fairmont Lakeview Lounge.

Our last stop of the day will be Emerald Lake.

After the hike, we will drive to Banff, where you can grab a dinner at one of the local restaurants.

The next day we will drive to Icefields Pkwy. Rated as one of the top drives in the world by Condé Nast Traveller, the Icefield Parkway is a 232 km stretch of double-lane highway winding along the Continental Divide through soaring rocky mountain peaks, icefields and vast sweeping valleys.

After the lunch, we will drive to Bow Lake. You can walk along the shore of the lake and take breathtaking pictures of the surrounding mountains. This is one of the popular stops on our Banff tour.

Our next stop will be at Peyto Lake. This hiking trails has been closed for couple of years and it’s one of the most popular, short hikes.

On our last day of Banff tour, after check out, we will start our day in Banff. We will take you to our secret spots for wildlife watching and to see Bow Falls. After sightseeing, you will get a free time for souvenir shopping. If you don’t want to go shopping, we recommend to go hiking the Tunnel Mountain. It’s an intermediate hike (half an hour up the hill) but he views from top of the Tunnel Mountain are beautiful.

Very last stop of Banff tour, will be at Grassi Lakes in Canmore. This will be our last hike of the trip. You will see Lower and Upper Lake and beautiful waterfalls.

We will drive you to Calgary International Airport after the hike.

Hiking level

Banff tour is scheduled for beginners. We will be hiking easy trails, however some of the trails might be steeper. You will need winter waterproof shoes and ice cleats as it’s usually snowing in Alberta in November and the trails are icy and slippery! We recommend cleats with stainless steal spikes. You can purchase them from us or you can bring your own. If you will purchase cleats from us you will have to pick them up before the tour in Toronto from us.

February Flight info:
Toronto – Calgary – February 16th at 1.15 pm from YYZ, arrival to YYC at 16.15 pm
Calgary – Toronto – February 20th at 00.20 am from YYC, arrival to YYZ at 6 am

Your carry-on luggage is included. For mor information about luggage carry-on requirements visit Lynx Air website.

Tour in November is in English.

Accommodation

Accommodation is provided at 3 star hotel, High Country Inn, Banff. Room has 2 queen size beds. You will be sharing a room with another traveler if you are a solo traveler. If you wish to upgrade to a single room, there will be an extra charge of $300 (subject to availability). If we won’t be able to match you with another solo traveler, you will have to pay extra for a single room. If you are in a group of 3 or 4, you can book a quad room or triple room (quad or triple room can be booked only for group of 3 or 4 traveling together).

Price
Price $1450/person plus tax for quad accommodation
Price $1600/person plus tax for double room accommodation
Price $1550/person plus tax for triple room accommodation
Price $1900/person plus tax for single room accommodation

Single occupancy room for extra charge $300 (subject to availability). If we won’t be able to match you with another solo traveler, you will have to pay extra for a single room. If you are in a group of 3 or 4, you can book a quad room or triple room (quad or triple room can be booked only for group of 3 or 4 traveling together).

Price Excludes

  • Additional cost due to force majeure such as travel delays, wars, coups, strikes, weather, aircraft machine failures, flight cancellations or schedule changes
  • Shuttle from the airport for different times or dates than scheduled

Two girls sitting at the Moraine Lake on Banff tour from Toronto. LGBT

Cancellation Policy:
All payments are final and non-refundable. If you will cancel the tour more than 30 days prior the tour, you will receive a gift certificate which never expire and is transferable. If you will cancel the tour between 30 and 14 days before the tour, we will refund half amount of total price in gift certificate form. If you cancel less than 14 days before the tour we won’t be able to issue any kind of refund.
If you are in Calgary and if you are looking to explore Banff National Park in one day, you can book a tour from Calgary here.

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What to Bring ?

  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Sun Glasses
  • Hand and Foot Warmers
  • Backpack
  • Snacks
  • Water
  • Winter Jacket
  • Winter Boots (Sorel)
  • Gloves, Hat, Sweather (no cotton cloth)

Camera

  • Ice Cleats for Winter Boots (You have to have ice cleats otherwise you won’t be allowed to hike some of the trails. You can purchase ice cleats from us or buy them in advance yourself)

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Banff National Park

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Winter adventure road trip tour to the most beautiful places in Canada.
  • November 29th
  • November 30th
  • November 30th
  • November 30th
  • December 1st
  • December 1st
  • December 2nd
  • December 2nd
  • December 3rd
  • 9 pm
November 29th

Calgary Airport Pick Up

Toronto - Calgary - November 29th at 2.00 pm from YYZ, arrival to YYC at 5.40 pm Calgary - Toronto - December 4th at 00.15 am from YYC, arrival to YYZ at 6.50 am
After your arrival to Calgary, Travelling Chicken tour guide will pick you up at the airport at the designed pick up area.

November 30th

Banff

Banff free time for lunch and sightseeing. Hiking at to Hoodoos at Mountain Tunnel, Banff. 

November 30th

Lake Minnewanka

Lake Minnewanka sightseeing and short hike along the lake. 

November 30th

Banff

Hotel Check-in, Dinner
December 1st

Johnston Canyon

Johnston Canyon hiking. 
Johnston Canyon girl standing close to waterfalls.
December 1st

Lake Louise

Lake Louise sightseeing and hiking to Fairview lookout and along Lake Louise Lake. Visit Fairmont hotel. 
Lookout at Fairmont hotel at Lake Louise
December 2nd

Columbia Icefields Pkwy

Columbia Icefields Pkwy hiking.

December 2nd

Peyto Lake

Peyto Lake Hiking after the stop at Bow Lake. 
December 3rd

Grassy Lake

Grassy Lakes Hiking after wildlife watching in Banff and Bow Falls visit. 
9 pm

Airport Drop Off

Calgary International Airport Drop Off.

More about Banff National Park

Banff National Park is the most visited Alberta tourist destination and one of the most visited national parks in North America, with more than three million tourists annually.Banff National Park is Canada’s first national park, established in 1885. Banff is part of the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks UNESCO World Heritage Site.Mt Forbes, 3,612m (11,851 ft), is the 5th highest peak in Alberta and is the highest peak completely in Banff National Park.Visit Banff National Park with small group of travelers from Toronto.

More about this tour

Banff is a resort town in the province of Alberta, located within Banff National Park. The peaks of Mt. Rundle and Mt. Cascade, part of the Rocky Mountains, dominate its skyline. On Banff Avenue, the main thoroughfare, boutiques and restaurants mix with château-style hotels and souvenir shops. The surrounding 6,500 square kilometers of parkland are home to wildlife including elk and grizzly bears.

If you are in Calgary and if you are looking to explore Banff National Park in one day, you can book a tour from Calgary here.

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Do I need any hiking experience?
Hikes are great for beginners, however the parts of the hikes might be icy. You will need warm and waterproof snowboots.
What is the age group joining the tour?
The avarage age group is 25-40 however we can have younger or older people joining the tour. As we are small groups only, everyone gets along together very well.
Can I travel alone as a solo traveler?
Yes, solo travelers are welcome to join the tours. We will match you with another traveler to share the double occupancy room or you have a choice to pay an extra fee for single occupancy room.
Do I need to bring my food?
We will make stops at local grocery stores where you can purchase snacks, water, drinks for your every day hiking. We will also visit local restaurants for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
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