Get out of Calgary and into the majesty of the Canadian Rocky Mountains on this day trip to Banff and its nearby attractions. Whether you only have a short amount of time in Calgary, or are looking for a no-hassle way to experience the celebrated natural beauty of Alberta, this day trip is a great choice.

Start your trip with pickup from select Calgary hotels. Check with your tour operator for exact departure times. Please note you must be at your pickup location at least 10 minutes prior to departure. Then take a relaxing trip by coach out of Calgary, eventually arriving at the beautiful Tunnel Mountain Drive, which takes you into Banff. Make sure to watch for local creatures like elk, bear, and deer along the way.

Head next to the Banff Gondola, gliding above the nearby peaks near town, as you enjoy the incredible views on the ride up. Once you reach the top, take some time to visit the boardwalk and the 360-degree observation deck for more panoramas of the stunning collection of peaks nearby. Then continue to Bow Falls, a gushing waterfall near town which offers great photo opportunities.

Finish your day by heading back to Calgary or finish it with the option to be dropped off in Banff’s downtown prior to heading back to Calgary, where you have plenty of time to explore the town at your leisure. Shop for a few souvenirs at the many retail stores lining the main strip downtown, and grab a delicious lunch (at your own expense). If you’re looking for a way to add to the fun, you can purchase an optional upgrade for a cruise on the serene Lake Minnewanka. Head back to Calgary at the end of the day with both options.

Please note: This tour is seasonal and only operates from May through to October. This tour can last up to an entire day or it can be shortened.


  • : Spend the day exploring the incredible scenery of the Canadian Rockies during this day trip from Calgary to the mountain town of Banff and its surrounding attractions. Check out the surreal rock formations near Tunnel Mountain Drive, shaped by thousands of years of wind and rain. Then soar above Banff on board the Banff Gondola as you take in incredible views of the town and surrounding peaks. At the conclusion of the tour, you have the option of being dropped off in Banff for your own leisure before your shuttle departs back to Calgary. Your Banff day trip also includes round-trip transport from select hotels, coach transport, and gondola ride.
  • : Day trip from Calgary to Banff, in the heart of the Canadian Rockies
  • : Ride Banff Gondola to the top of the mountain for spectacular views
  • : Upgrade to include a cruise on Lake Minnewanka
  • : Pickup and drop-off from select Calgary hotels


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