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The Canadian Rockies Walking Tour: Banff & Lake Louise

7 days |  10 days with Glacier National Park Region extension
7 days |  10 days with Glacier National Park Region extension
Group size1222 travelers

3.8 out of 5 stars

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Moraine Lake in Banff National Park in Alberta Canada
Traveler overlooks a mountain lake on a misty morning in the Canadian Rockies
Red canoes in the blue waters of Lake Louise in Banff National Park Alberta Canada
Waterfall along the Johnson Canyon trial in Banff National Park Canada
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Imagine your next best travel memory—with postcard-perfect mountain views as the backdrop.

When it comes to bucket-list scenery, the Canadian Rockies set the bar high. You'll find yourself doing double takes as you hike over catwalks built into the surrounding landscape (hi, Johnston Canyon!), and wondering how a lake can be so blue. Nature lovers, if off-the-beaten-path moments are up your alley, this small group Adventure Tour has your name all over it.

Your tour package includes

  • 6 nights in handpicked hotels
  • 6 breakfasts
  • 2 dinners with beer or wine
  • 4 sightseeing tours
  • Expert Tour Director & local guides
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Included highlights

  • Banff National Park
  • Cave and Basin National Historic Site
  • Lake Louise
  • Fairview Lookout
  • Johnston Canyon Lower Falls
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Day-by-day itinerary

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Calgary, Alberta1 night
Day 1: Arrival in Calgary

Welcome to Canada! Transfer to your hotel and get settled in.

Banff, Alberta2 nights
Day 2: Banff via Cave and Basin National Historic Site
Included meals: Breakfast, Welcome dinner

Make your way to Banff, a glamorous resort town known for its mix of outdoor activities, art galleries, and vibrant culture. Join your Tour Director to explore the natural wonders in Banff National Park, Canada’s first national park, this afternoon.

  • Pass by Bow Falls, the Banff Springs Hotel, and Lake Minnewanka
  • Admire Banff’s beautiful landscapes, which are rich in history and home to a wide variety of wildlife
  • Enter the Cave and Basin National Historic Site, the birthplace of Canada’s first national park

Get to know your Tour Director and fellow travelers during tonight's welcome dinner.

Day 3: Free day in Banff
Included meal: Breakfast

Spend a free day in Banff or add an excursion.

Canadian Rockies Whitewater Rafting

From $185 per person

Lake Louise, Alberta2 nights
Day 4: Lake Louise hike & village visit
Included meal: Breakfast

Make your way to the turquoise Lake Louise, which is framed by the Rockies, and set out on a leisurely walk with your Tour Director.

  • Stroll along the lake’s shore path and look for birds, wildflowers, and wildlife
  • Hike up to the Fairview Lookout with your Tour Director for stunning views of the lake and its surrounding mountains
  • View the historic Fairmont Château Lake Louise
  • Enjoy free time to explore the Lake Louise Village
Day 5: Free day at Lake Louise
Included meal: Breakfast

Enjoy a free day at Lake Louise or add an excursion.

Icefields Parkway & Glacier Experience

From $145 per person

Calgary, Alberta1 night
Day 6: Calgary via Johnston Canyon nature hike
Included meals: Breakfast, Farewell dinner

Drive through the Canadian Rockies to Johnston Canyon for a guided hike with your Tour Director.

  • Set off on a short, tree-lined walk on metal and wooden catwalks to the Lower Falls
  • Hike through short tunnels and over elevated catwalks surrounded by cliff walls
  • Admire creeks flowing next to and underneath you on this easygoing walk

Then, continue on to Calgary and celebrate your trip at a farewell dinner with your group.

Flight Home
Day 7: Departure
Included meal: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home or continue on to explore Glacier County.

Extension to Glacier National Park Region
Want to cross another incredible national park off your North America bucket list? Silly question, we know! Leave Canada behind, and prepare to be wowed in Montana, where you'll explore the Glacier National Park region and the Rocky Mountains with your Tour Director in the lead.
Kalispell, Montana3 nights
Day 7: Kalispell via Waterton National Park
Included meal: Breakfast

Before leaving Canada and crossing into the United States, embark on a guided hike through Waterton Lakes National Park. This picturesque area is dotted with rugged mountains and dense wilderness, and you’ll see it all alongside your Tour Director.

  • Hike up Bear’s Hump for beautiful views of Waterton Lake and Glacier National Park in the distance
  • Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife, including bears

Then, cross the border into the United States and continue on to Kalispell, Montana, for a free evening.

Day 8: Sightseeing tour of Glacier National Park
Included meal: Breakfast

Make your way to Glacier National Park, stopping along the way to explore the beauty of Glacier National Park with a local guide.

  • Travel along Going-to-the-Sun Road, a national landmark considered to be one of the world’s most scenic drives
  • Marvel at cedar forests, rocky cliffs, and glacial lakes as you wind your way through Glacier National Park, which makes up a portion of the UNESCO-listed International Peace Park
  • Appreciate the wilderness of the park, and take in the sight of melting glaciers that experts estimate will be gone within the coming decades

(Please note: Activities in Glacier National Park may vary depending on the season and weather conditions.)

Day 9: Free day in Kalispell
Included meal: Breakfast

Enjoy a free day in Kalispell or add an excursion.

Raise a glass, and toast to your trip with a farewell drink this evening.

Kayaking in Glacier National Park

From $105 per person

Flight home
Day 10: Departure
Included meal: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

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3.8 out of 5 stars

Overall rating 3.8 out of 5

Based on 17 authentic traveler reviews
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    5 out of 5 stars

    7/20/23 by 4th-time traveler Thomas

    Had a wonderful time!

    4 out of 5 stars

    Canadian Rockies is a must see.
    8/10/23 by 2nd-time traveler Donald

    Our first and last night was at Fairfield Inn and Suites in Calgary and was a nice place to stay. The Calgary Tower, the Bow with Wonderland (huge face that you can walk through), the shops on Stephen Avenue Walk are some nice places to visit and within walking distance of the Inn. The welcome din...

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    5 out of 5 stars

    Best Tour Guide Ever
    7/6/23 by 1st-time traveler Hughes

    Andreanne was best ever had 25 tours! none better. loved her attentiveness and concern. right beside us always.

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    Hotels, flights & FAQ

    Here's the nitty-gritty—where you’ll stay, how you’ll get there, and what to know about your destination before you go.


    We handpick every hotel to strike the balance of comfort, location, and local charm. Specific accommodations will vary based on your departure date, but these are frequently used hotels for this tour and we're confident you'll be satisfied.
    Fairfield Inn & Suites Calgary Downtown
    Fairfield Inn & Suites Calgary Downtown

    This comfortable hotel is located near the Victoria Park neighborhood. Guests enjoy a fitness center and on-site restaurants. Nearby you’ll find shops...

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    Banff Caribou Lodge and Spa
    Banff Caribou Lodge and Spa

    This mountain lodge is located in the heart of Banff. Guests enjoy the indoor pool, the Red Earth Spa, and free passes for local transit. Nearby you'l...

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    Lake Louise Inn
    Lake Louise Inn

    This lodge-style hotel is located in Banff National Park. Guests enjoy a fitness center, pool, and restaurants. Nearby, you’ll find spectacular scener...

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    Holiday Inn Express & Suites Kalispell
    Holiday Inn Express & Suites Kalispell

    This comfortable hotel is located in Kalispell outside of Glacier National Park. Guests enjoy the indoor pool, sun deck, and fitness center. Nearby yo...

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