Banff and Japser National Parks
|You will be visiting two of Canada’s National Parks that are located within the province of Alberta. The larger map shows the area of Banff National Park and Jasper National Park. Canadian Rockies sightseeing tours travel within these parks to Banff, Lake Louise, Jasper and into the city of Calgary. Connecting Banff and Jasper National Parks is the most spectacular journey in the world – the Icefields Parkway. Visit the parkway through a virtual tour at www.icefieldsparkway.ca or explore the Icefields Parkway on Vacations Canada TV.|
Experience Canada Sightseeing Tours
Choose from multiple departure locations:
|Banff Tours – Driver and guides in Banff know its surroundings by heart. Take a Banff Tour for thrilling stories about Banff’s early days and views of weathered Hoodoos. Or take a cruise on Lake Minnewanka and hear about Banff National Park’s sunken town.|
|Spend a whole day of exploring the Canadian Rockies on a Mountain Lakes and Waterfalls tour and lunch is included. This is a great way to see it all in Banff: Lake Louise, Moraine Lake , Emerald Lake, the Natural Rock Bridge, Takakkaw Falls and the Spiral Tunnels.
Don’t want to spend the whole day sightseeing? No need to miss Lake Louise and Moraine Lake! Take an afternoon and visit the jewel of the Canadian Rockies; Lake Louise , and the stunning views of Moraine Lake. You don’t want you to miss anything along the way, so look for tours that take the scenic Bow Valley Parkway for best chances to see wildlife. A stop at Johnston Canyon will provide the chance to walk behind a waterfall, and is a good way to cap a fun day.
|Lake Louise Tours – Are you in Lake Louise, in the midst of Banff National Park and you are enjoying the natural beauty and you wonder whether there is more to see? Well, the answer is yes, and we recommend going into Yoho National Park to walk on a Natural Rock Bridge, see more lakes such as Moraine Lake and Emerald Lake and one of the world’s highest waterfalls: Takakkaw Falls meaning ‘it is wonderful’ in Cree.|
|Jasper Tours – A visit to Jasper National Park is not complete without a Maligne Lake Cruise to Spirit Island. On your way see Medicine Lake, which disappears in the fall and returns each spring. Discover Maligne Canyon, the deepest and most spectacular of the limestone Gorges in the Canadian Rockies.|
|If you are looking for something a little more exhilarating, take a helicopter tour and see Jasper’s glaciers from high above. There is little doubt this trip will remain a highlight of your Jasper Vacation.
If you are afraid of heights, you can still experience a real glacier by taking the Columbia Icefield Tour where you explore the remnants of the last Ice Age. This tour allows you enough time for a hike around the Icefield Centre in Jasper National Park. Looking to explore Banff and Banff National Park? Take a tour to Banff or Lake Louise and admire more than 100 glaciers along the way or see a lake shaped like a fox!
||Calgary City Tours – Staying in Calgary but want to see the Canadian Rockies and Banff National Park? You’ll find there are several tours to Canada’s natural treasures starting in Calgary, Alberta . Daily Beautiful Banff sightseeing tours take you to the places where the story of Banff National Park began. Included is a ride up the Banff Sightseeing Gondola for an unforgettable 360 degree view of the Canadian Rocky Mountains.|
|Take a day to explore Banff, Lake Louise and Moraine Lake in Banff National Park on the Banff/Lake Louise Tour. See the spectacular Moraine Lake surrounded by the Valley of the Ten Peaks. In Banff and Lake Louise, you can see it all on one day! The lake and waterfalls tours not only bring you into Banff but also into Yoho National Park. Lake Louise, Moraine Lake, Takakkaw Falls, the Natural Rock Bridge and Emerald Lake are just some of the natural beauty you will experience.|
|A Calgary City tour will let you explore Canada’s fastest growing city. You can ride to the top of a 90 meter ski jump at Canada Olympic Park, visit Calgary’s history in Fort Calgary and see it all from the top of the Calgary Tower.|
||Columbia Icefield Tours – Travel back in time on the Columbia Icefield Glacier Experience for a true Ice-Age adventure. Walk on a real glacier, taste its fresh water and touch ancient ice. Along the way, you’ll travel along the world-renowned Icefields Parkway. These tours offers tons of picture stops along the way at Peyto Lake, Bow Lake, Crowfoot Glacier and allows time to board one of the famous Ice Explorers at the one and only Athabasca Glacier. Local tour guides offer sightseeing tours to the Columbia Icefields from Calgary, Banff, Lake Louise, and Jasper. To get more information on the Columbia Icefield Glacier Experience, please see tours in selected departure locations.|