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Banff National Park Guided Hike with Lunch
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icon7 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Choose from among four of Banff National Park’s most iconic trails on this 7-hour guided hiking tour with packed lunch. Pick the perfect walk for your level of ability and experience, varying from 4.5 miles (7km) to 6.6 miles (10.6km) in length, with spectacular mountain scenery no matter which option you select. The trip’s four options include explorations of Larch Valley, Stanley Glacier, Consolation Lakes or the Plain of Six Glaciers.
  • Enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch, surrounded by the Canadian Rockies
  • A spectacular guided hike in Banff National Park
  • Choose from one of four hiking options, which vary from 4.5 miles (7 km) to 6.6 miles (10.6 km)
  • See the beautiful Consolation Lakes, Larch Valley, Stanley Glacier or Plain of Six Glaciers.
  • Learn about the local environment from your expert guide

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

What better place to explore nature’s glory than in Banff National Park, which holds claim to the titles of Canada’s first national park and the world’s third. This is a small and personalized tour.
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Certified hiking guide
Use of hiking poles
Packed lunch
Return transport from Banff
Pick up from the public bus parking located behind the Mount Royal Hotel.
Optional gratuities

Departure Point

138 Banff Ave, Banff, AB T1L 1A7, Canada

All guests must wait at the public bus parking located behind the Mount Royal Hotel at 138 Banff Ave. You must be ready 15 minutes prior to the tour departure time. Our guide will be there within the 15 minute pick up window.

Departure Time

8:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 13 years and all children aged between 13 and 15 years of age must be accompanied by an adult and have a parent or guardian sign their waiver.
  • Children aged 16 to 17 years old may go on the hike without an adult, but a parent must meet the guide in the morning to sign a waiver.
  • Please be prepared for the mountain weather, it changes quickly. To ensure that you enjoy the day, please wear/bring: lightweight hiking pants, a breathable shirt (not cotton!), a warm layer (like a fleece jacket, a waterproof jacket, a hat and sunglasses, hiking shoes (sturdy, ideally waterproof or water resistant hiking boots or shoes - trainers or runners are okay, but boots are better), a small backpack, a water bottle, sunscreen, bug spray and your camera.
  • Child prices are not available, adult prices apply to all travelers
  • Early/late season itinerary changes may apply, please inquire at the time of booking
  • Please note: due to changing weather conditions throughout the year, your hiking route may be modified for safety or accessibility of trails
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Discover Banff Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Banff National Park Guided Hike with Lunch?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Banff National Park Guided Hike with Lunch.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Banff National Park Guided Hike with Lunch?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Banff National Park Guided Hike with Lunch.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Banff National Park Guided Hike with Lunch?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Banff National Park Guided Hike with Lunch.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Banff National Park Guided Hike with Lunch?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Banff National Park Guided Hike with Lunch.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Banff National Park Guided Hike with Lunch?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Banff National Park Guided Hike with Lunch.

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star-5
Great guided hike!
Klumzy23
, Jul 2021
There were only 2 of us on our hike so it turned out to be a private tour. Our guide suggested a hike up Stanley Glacier in Kootney Park just inside the BC border. It was a good hike for those that can manage and took about 2 hrs to reach the end of the path. We had a fantastic lunch on the mountainside (provided by our guide) and learned quite a bit about the local geology as well as the flora and fauna. We enjoyed ourselves and were absolutely beat after but in a good way! Highly recommended!
star-5
A great hiking experience.
UttamBansal
, Jul 2021
This was an amazing experience. Rob was a great and fun company. He was very knowledgeable and lots of energy. It was during a hot day so early morning Stanley glacier hike was definitely a good choice. Due to recently partially lifted pandemic restrictions, most places were not that busy - which was a great thing. We finished our hike quick, being a small group, and Rob was kind enough and took us on another short but beautiful hike nearby to Marble Canyon. Overall great experience and highly recommended.
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Amazing, memorable day!
Patricia_Engler
, Aug 2020
We had a fantastic day! Our guide Matt was friendly and knowledgeable! The weather went from hot and muggy to rainy and cold so be prepared. Lol I grew up here and I had forgotten how quickly things can change in the mountains! We definitely will go on another adventure. Breath taking beauty. Home:) ❤️
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Awesome Experience with Beautiful Views
Irwin60BirthdayBozos
, Aug 2020
Becca was all around excellent guide. Her knowledge of the area was impressive and she was accommodating to all the various abilities of the hikers in our group. It was a beautiful hike, and she made it a fun and exciting time for all of us.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Beautiful!
Lena N
, Sep 2019
Went for a hike to Larch Valley. The guide were funny and told us a few funny stories about the animals living in the area. The nature was amazing!
star-5
Fabulous Day Trip!
Livvy S
, Aug 2019
Awesome guided tour from Pete through Lake Louise and Plain of Six Glaciers! Definitely provided so much knowledge about Canadian history / landscape evolution, as well as personal stories and recommendations for our trip. Great overall tour group, and he did a good job of getting the group chatting and getting to know one another. One of the highlights of our trip! The recs he provided also allowed my friend and I to enjoy other restaurants, and day time hiking activities that we may not have otherwise tried. 10/10 recommend!!
star-5
Loved the Day
Ronald L
, Aug 2019
Pete was a great guide. He was very in tune to our abilities and made the big hike manageable for my husband and I who are seniors. It was a big day for us but we loved the hike and scenery. Had a nice lunch in a beautiful setting.
star-5
Excellent hike!
, Sep 2018
Excellent hike with great views. Aaron was a blast and made the hike even better!! Knowledgeable with a great sense of humor. It was a great mixed group which also made it a fun day. Thanks!!
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Lake moraine hike
elanitii
, Jul 2018
It was more then we expected the views was spectacular. Norm the guide was knowledgeable and personable.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Tiring, but worth it!!!
cook7179
, Jun 2018
We hiked Johnston Canyon. Loved the catwalk along Johnston creek! Gorgeous waterfalls and great photo opportunities! Thibeau was our guide and he was excellent! Once at the top of the canyon we saw the ink pots and had lunch, which was great, by the Johnston Creek. Worth the hike!

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