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Live the ultimate outdoor experience! If you are ready to take your adventure off the beaten path, these outdoor activities are calling your name. So, if you are daring enough to climb to new heights or if you're looking for something with a little more speed, Banff awaits. For more information or to book your outdoor adventure do not hesitate to contact our Concierge any time by e-mail or by phone at 1 403 762 6895.

HIKING & WALKING

Private Interpretive Walking & Hiking: Summers in the Canadian Rocky Mountains are nothing short of fantastic. Enjoy incredible wildflowers, chances to see a beautiful range of wildlife, stunning close-up views of lofty and often snowy peaks and with a little creativity, opportunities to go beyond the crowds. We have access to some of the best guides, certified by the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides, ready to tailor a tour to your needs.

Please contact concierge Desk for the Interpretive Walking & Hiking options available in our area. 

Signature Hikes  Discover Banff Tours (3hrs -7hrs) - Hiking in the Canadian Rockies is one of the best ways to explore the natural landscape and beauty of Banff National Park. Banff Tours offers 4 tour locations on set days throughout the week.

Adults: 13yrs+ $95.00

Daily Guided Hike White Mountain Adventures (June 24 - October 9) - Every day we feature a classic hike in the Canadian Rockies led by a professional guide. Hikes will be based from Banff, Canmore and Lake Louise on a weekly rotation and vary in difficulty and length. Includes a boxed lunch, bottled water and use of hiking poles and day pack. Departs at 8:00am daily. Tour length 6-8hrs

  • Monday - Sunshine Meadows Vistas or Ha Ling
  • Tuesday -  Lake Agnes in Lake Louise
  • Wednesday - Stanley Glacier
  • Thursday - Larch Valley in Lake Louise
  • Friday - Sunshine Meadows Vistas or Johnston & Grotto Canyons
  • Saturday - Sunshine Meadows Vistas or Helen Lake
  • Sunday - Sunshine Meadows Vistas or Shoreline Walks & Sights at Emerald Lake
Pricing: Adults: $95.00, Children $65.00 *Sunshine Meadows Vistas not included
Sunshine Meadows Vistas Pricing:Adults $119.00, Children $99.00

Glaciers Lakes and Peaks of Lake Louise White Mountain Adventures (June 1 to October 15) - Discover the majestic mountain views and turquoise waters of Lake Louise and Moraine Lake with an active discovery tour of Banff National Park. Enjoy short guided hikes showcasing the best of the Canadian Rockies, a gondola ride and a picnic lunch. Scenic Highlights include: Bow Valley Parkway, Lake Louise, Moraine Lake, Lake Louise Sightseeing Gondola. 

Departs - 7:30am every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturdays. Tour Length:6.5 hours
Adults $149.00, Children $99.00

Wilderness and Nature In Kananaskis Country White Mountain Adventures  - Kananaskis Country is the hidden gem of the Rockies. Wilder and less traveled, it's the perfect location to experience the natural beauty of the backcountry. The jagged peaks, lakes and glaciers provide a stunning backdrop to the wilder forests and streams. Scenic Highlights include: Wildlife sighting opportunities, Spray Lakes, Shark Mountain and Highwood Pass.

Departs - 6:30am every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Tour Length: 8 hours
Adults $149.00, Children $99.00

ATV TOURS

Banff ATV Tours
Located on the west boundary of Yoho National Park, your guided ATV tour takes you away from the main roads into the oldest mountains in the Canadian Rockies. Let the experienced guides lead you to exhilarating viewpoints at 8000ft, riding a Honda 350cc ATV. Surrounded by an abundance of wildlife, your chance of viewing animals in their natural habitat is awesome. To end your ATV tour, a delicious snack awaits your arrival to enjoy with unforgettable mountain memories. All tours include lunch, shuttle, rainwear, boots and helmets. An optional ATV insurance can be added to any tour for $26.25.

Half-day Tour (3 hours)  hotel pick-up at 7:30am and 10:30am
Meet at site at 9:30am and 12:30pm
Driver $199.00
Passenger $94.50    

Full-Day Tour (5 hours) hotel pick-up at 7:30am and 10:30am
Meet at site at 9:30am and 12:30pm
Driver $259.00
Passenger (not recommended) $124.50

Combo Packages - All combos include lunch and gear

  • Zip-line + White Water Rafting - Driver $205.00
  • Zip-line + 3hr ATV - Driver $288.00, ATV passenger $193.50
  • Zip-line + 5hr ATV - Driver $348.00, ATV passenger $223.50
  • Rafting + 3hr ATV - Driver $295.00, ATV passenger $205.00
    Rafting + 3hr ATV + Zip-line - Driver $399.00, ATV passenger $305.00

Departures for Zip-line + White Water Rafting must be at rafting site by 10:00am or 1:30pm. You may Zip-line before or after Rafting tour (we suggest before).

Restrictions and Guide Ratio for Zip-line and ATV:

ATV
• Minimum age to drive ATV - 16 years
• Minimum age to ride as passenger on ATV - 6 years
• One to two guides per tour depending on group size. Maximum of 6 ATV’s per guide. Need a minimum of 2 client ATV’s per tour or maximum of 12 client ATV

Zip-line
• Min. of 66lbs to max of 275lbs (strictly enforced, there is a scale)
• Two guides per tour, a minimum of 2 clients or maximum of 12 clients per tour

Toby Creek Adventures LTD. ATV Tours

Located at the edge of the Canadian Rockiesnear Panorama Mountain Village, with hundreds of kilometers of trails, Toby Creek Adventures offers tours to suit all ages and abilities. Visit the remnants of the early 1900's Paradise Silver Mine and see wildlife, wildflowers and pristine waterfalls. Guarenteed to be a one-of-a-kind experience! 

Paradise Mine Tour (3hr) - On our Paradise Mine Tour you will visit the remnants of an early 1900's Silver Mining Town located on top of a mountain at 8,000ft.

Departs - 9:30am & 1:30pm daily.Snack included. *Upgrade to a side x side $70.00
Driver: $219.00, Passenger $109.00, Child (5-13) $79.00

Paradise Ridge Full Day (4.5hr) - On our Paradise  Ridge Tour we start at the historic Mine Base and head 4,200ft to the top of the Mountain Ridge. We visit two historic 1800's Mining settlements with Beaver Ponds, Trapper's Cabins with the High Alpine Adventure.

Departs - 10:30am with BBQ Lunch. *Upgrade to a side x side $140.00
Driver: $269.00, Passenger $135.00, Child (5-13) $99.00

Wild Life Tour (3hr) - Our evening Wildlife focuses on giving you the opportunity to see native species in their natural habitat. 

Departs - 5:30pm with BBQ Lunch. *Upgrade to a side x side $70.00
Driver: $229.00, Passenger $155.00, Child (5-13) $89.00

Ride and Raft Special (3hr) - This tour starts off with our Paradise Mine Tour and ends with a rafting adventure on Toby Creek. 

Departs - 9:00am  at Toby Creek Adventures Offices. *Upgrade to a side x side $70.00
Driver: $275.00, Passenger $164.00, Child (5-13) $124.00

DOG KENNEL TOURS

Enjoy a one hour interpretive tour with Snowy Owl Dog Tours. You'll have the opportunity to meet the dogs and puppies and get a background on the history of the sport of dog-sledding. Demonstrations of current equipment and techniques will be provided.

Departs daily at 11:00am (1.5 hours) - Adults $50.00, Children 11 and under $45.00

CAVE TOURS

Join us year round, rain or shine, for a Natural History tour into Rat's Nest Cave. A wild undeveloped cave under Grotto Mountain; near Banff and Canmore. Discover the rich history of the Rat's Nest Cave; including how animals and humans have used the cave. Examine stalactites, stalagmites, animal bones and fossils. Learn about the geology of the picturesque Bow Valley, in the Canadian Rockies. 

The Adventure Tour (6hr) - Caver will rappel 18m (that's 6 stories) inside the cave, plus have the opportunity to push your limits in the warm-up squeeze, challenge squeeze, and the Laundry Chute - a section of the cave that adds a little extra challenge but a whole lot of extra fun.

Departs - 8:15am, 10:15am & 11:45 am daily from the Canmore offices.
Driver: $155.00, Child (12-15yrs) $145.00

Explorer Cave Tour (4.5hr) - Your guide will introduce you to the amazing world of caves, spending approximately 2 hours underground crawling past prehistoric bones, investigating our ancient cave formations and even squeezing into places like the warm-up and challenge squeezes. 

Departs - 9:30am, 11:00am & 12:30pm daily from the Canmore offices.
Driver: $125.00, Child (10-15yrs) $115.00

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Please note that schedules and prices noted are subject to change without notice. Advance reservations are recommended for all transportation bookings, dining and social activities listed. Please carefully review cost, cancellation policies and arrival times. Should you have any questions or require reservations, please do not hesitate to contact the Concierge at any time.

Contact the Fairmont Banff Springs Concierge by e-mail or by phone at 1 403 762 6895.

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