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  • Jasper: Jasper National Park Full-Day Trip with Lake Cruise

    1. Jasper: Jasper National Park Full-Day Trip with Lake Cruise

    Enjoy a 5.5-hour scenic sightseeing minibus tour of Jasper National Park and see the stunning scenery of the Maligne Valley. Following a pick-up from your accommodation in Jasper, climb aboard a 21-seat tour bus for the comfortable drive up the valley. Your first stop will be at Maligne Canyon where you can get off and stretch your legs on an easy 30-minute walk. Stroll around the upper reaches of the Canyon to see the deepest portion at 164 feet, including a thundering waterfall. Re-board your bus and drive on through stunning landscapes en route to Medicine Lake. Here the tour will make a 10-minute stop for photos, and your guide will explain why this is known locally as the "disappearing lake." Continue on to Maligne Lake and take a 90-minute scenic cruise to Spirit Island. Throughout the day, look out for Canada’s famous wildlife, such as abundant moose, the odd black bear, and ev...

    Excellent trip. Well planned and great driver. Very informative and helpful. Sebastian was a hoot. Sarah and Jordan were both excellent also. This is one of the best things to do in Jasper

  • Jasper: Jasper National Park Easy 2-Hour Rafting Trip

    2. Jasper: Jasper National Park Easy 2-Hour Rafting Trip

    Relax and enjoy an afternoon that you'll never forget. This is a true Canadian outdoor experience. Take a fun and scenic trip down the Athabasca River, a designated Canadian Heritage River.A National Park-licensed guide will provide commentary on the human and natural history of Jasper while navigating you along the same route used by the fur traders over 200 years ago. The specially designed, 7-meter- or 25-foot-long, oar-powered rafts come equipped with life jackets, and provide a safe, comfortable ride through a few small sets of rapids and calm stretches that any first-time rafter will enjoy. Don’t worry - the guides do all the rowing. All you have to do is sit back and relax while you take in the spectacular scenery.  You can spot various local wildlife, including elks, deer, moose, coyotes, wolves, eagles, ospreys, mountain sheep, and bears.

    Ted was our guide and he was amazing! He was knowledgeable and had a great sense of humor. He made sure we all got wet! Loved it!

  • Banff National Park: Big Canoe River Explorer Tour

    3. Banff National Park: Big Canoe River Explorer Tour

    Enjoy the serenity of the Bow River on a family-friendly canoe tour. Get ready to be amazed by extraordinary views of Banff National Park and the Canadian Rockies around you. This sightseeing tour is perfect for the whole family and doesn't require any previous experience. Meet at the Banff Canoe Club, just a 5-minute walk from downtown Banff. As you journey upstream, your expert guide will entertain you with stories of the past, history of canoeing, and interesting local facts. Admire the scenery around you, while learning how to paddle as a team. After 1 and a half hours of fun, enjoy a complimentary, refreshing lemonade on the shore.

    We loved our tour - there was 9 of us for a work trip and went canoeing to see some sights. Some in our group had never been and we all had a great time. Our guide, Ryan, was knowledgeable and funny. He pointed out the mountains in the area and provided lots of information about Banff and the surrounding area. I would definitely recommend the tour.

  • Banff: Sightseeing, Lake Minnewanka Cruise, & Banff Gondola

    4. Banff: Sightseeing, Lake Minnewanka Cruise, & Banff Gondola

    Join a 6.5-hour tour to learn about culture, geology, and wildlife while exploring the spectacular sights of the renowned mountain town of Banff. Experience some of the most incredible sights and sounds that western Canada has to offer. Visit and learn about Banff, Bow Falls, Tunnel Mountain Drive, Surprise Corner, Hoodoos, and Two Jack Viewpoint. Then, head up the Banff Gondola to the peak of Sulphur Mountain for a 360-degree view. Climb aboard your four-person gondola cabin with large windows, sit back, and relax. During the eight-minute ride to the summit of Sulpher Mountain, take in the views of the town of Banff, Bow Valley, and six different mountain ranges. Set off on an exciting hike across the Sulpher Mountain boardwalk to explore the Sulphur Mountain Cosmic Ray Station, a National Historic Site of Canada. Complete the day with a historical tour of Lake Minnewanka on a lake c...

  • Banff: Afternoon Kananaskis River Whitewater Rafting Tour

    5. Banff: Afternoon Kananaskis River Whitewater Rafting Tour

    Enjoy whitewater rafting down an idyllic stretch of the Kanaskasis River, the perfect excursion for families, groups, and newcomers to whitewater rafting. Explore the pristine waterways of the Kananaskis River. Scout for local wildlife and enjoy the unrivaled beauty of the Canadian wilderness. Meet at the Nakoda Lakeside Lodge on Highway 1A. Start your rafting adventure with a 45-minute drive from Banff or Calgary. Enjoy the short scenic ride as you wind through the Canadian countryside. Once you're fitted with your wetsuits and other safety equipment, ride in a comfortable bus a short distance to the starting point on the Kananaskis River. Here, your guides will provide safety instructions and teach your paddle techniques. Feel equipped and ready to go as you prepare for the river. Board your raft and begin your journey. Admire the views during calm parts of the river. Practice differ...

    Great tour guides, with a great sense of humor. Everyone was very approachable, and very efficient with instructions/information. Great family activity. I will be returning.

  • Banff: Winter Wonders Tour with Banff Gondola Ride

    6. Banff: Winter Wonders Tour with Banff Gondola Ride

    Get a classic Canadian wintertime experience in Banff on this tour. Sample some of the most quintessential winter moments in the area — snowshoeing at Lake Minnewanka, walking along steaming thermal waters, and marveling at clean, clear skies perfect for amazing photos. After complimentary pickup at one of the three pickup points in Banff, enjoy a scenic ride and learn interesting facts about the area from your knowledgeable tour guide. Make your first stop at the breathtaking Two Jack Lake, then continue to Lake Minnewanka to experience snowshoeing by this beautiful frozen lake surrounded by snowy peaks and snow-covered fir trees. Next, head to the iconic Cave and Basin National Historic Site. Here, see where the original Banff Hot Springs were found and learn about how Banff National Park began. Continue to the Bow Falls, a dramatic waterfall with a 9-meter (29-foot) drop that offers...

    Awesome tour, My husband and I couldn’t recommend it highly enough. Ellie (our tour guide) was very friendly and professional and went above and beyond to book my husband and I into the SkyBistro (which she didn’t have to do) so that we could have a romantic dinner together,We also left our bags in the bus at the bottom of Sulfur Mountain and our bags were brought to us (which they didn’t have to do) we were so happy she could do this for us. The snowshoe walk on lake minnewanka was jaw droppingly beautiful and after that Ellie made us a hot chocolate which was just perfect. Ellie and Brad (the driver) were funny, knew their stuff and my husband and I are so happy with the tour.

  • Banff: Wildlife on the Bow River Big Canoe Tour

    7. Banff: Wildlife on the Bow River Big Canoe Tour

    Discover life on the Bow River in a 12-seat Canoe. Start the tour in the evening and learn fun facts about animal habitats, behaviors, and conservation in the region. Escape the bustling Banff streets and get back to nature. Enjoy paddling up the scenic Bow while keeping your eyes peeled for some of the locals like bald eagles, elk, muskrats, and maybe even “Barry” the resident beaver. Let our informative guides share the best practices for wildlife encounters and discover the challenges they face with increasing human interaction.

  • Banff: Morning Whitewater Rafting Tour in Horseshoe Canyon

    8. Banff: Morning Whitewater Rafting Tour in Horseshoe Canyon

    Embark on an exciting rafting trip through class 3-4 rapids and with big waves meaning you will get soaked and have lots of fun. Along the way, keep your eyes peeled for local wildlife sightings and enjoy the stunning outdoor beauty of the Horseshoe Canyon section of the Bow River. Start your rafting adventure with an optional pick-up in Banff or Canmore and enjoy the short scenic ride as it winds its way through the Canadian countryside. Once you're fitted with your wetsuits and other safety equipment, be transported in a comfortable bus a short distance to the starting point on the Bow River. Here, your guides will go through safety instructions and paddle techniques ready for your time on the river. Then it's time to jump aboard to start your journey. Admire the views during calm parts of the river and learn from your guide as they lead the group through different paddling technique...

    I went with my partner, 3 kids (youngest 15) and my dad and his wife. My dad is 74! We all had a great time! Our guide, Gabriel was amazing and so great with my dad and his wife. He made the ride so much more enjoyable! I could tell all the staff and guides were an amazing group. High energy and lots of fun! I would do this again in a heartbeat!

  • Kicking Horse River: 3-Hour Introduction to Rafting

    9. Kicking Horse River: 3-Hour Introduction to Rafting

    Get a perfect introduction to whitewater rafting on Class 1-3 rapids starting in Yoho National Park of Canada. Experience moderately-challenging rapids and the stunning scenery of the Canadian Rockies.  Check-in at the lodge conveniently located on TransCanada Highway #1. Be fitted with top-of-the-line gear and transported to the starting point of the rafting experience. Receive a thorough safety briefing before setting off on the river. Embark on a 90-minute downstream journey starting with the "Alarm Clock" rapid, which is sure to wake everyone up. In between the exciting rapids, take in the beautiful scenery surrounding you on all sides. Learn about the wildlife in the area, how the Kicking Horse River got its name, and how the river gets its beautiful blue color. Finish the rafting trip at "Hopi's Hole", which serves as an exciting grande finale. After the rafting, be taken back t...

    Employees were organized and friendly. The guide we had was Andrew and he made the trip! Over all we had an amazing adventure and will recommend to others!! Thank you!

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Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 4 reviews

Trevor picked me up in the front of Wapati Campground and from there we headed back thru town to several other lodges for pick ups and went on to a gorge and several lakes ending up for a lunch stop at Lake Maligne. I brought my own lunch. We then boarded the boat which took us to spirit island. The weather was perfect the location was spectacular. Beautiful clear water and mountains galore. Trevor was an excellent guide. I learned a lot about the area. Thank you! I highly recommend.

It was amazing. Our tour guide Jamie was a nice guy who gave us a brief about all the places we stopped by for photos. We were lucky enough to see mooses, elks and a young grizzly bear. The 1.5 hours cruise tour is a must if you want to experience great views. The cruise captain and guide Maddy and Jade were very professional and humorous. Really enjoyed.

This was a bucket list trip for me. We had two days of rain which cleared out all the smoke so the day we went on the boat was a glorious sunny clear day. It was just as pretty as I always imagined. This was my third time in Jasper hoping to go, and the weather has always been poor. So I was incredibly happy with the whole trip. The staff were great!

Excellent trip. Well planned and great driver. Very informative and helpful. Sebastian was a hoot. Sarah and Jordan were both excellent also. This is one of the best things to do in Jasper

Very good family activity. We really enjoyed it. Liam was a great tour guide.