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Banff National Park Guided Hike with Lunch
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Banff National Park Guided Hike with Lunch

By Discover Banff Tours
Recommended by 95% of travelers
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Ages 13-99, max of 12 per group
Duration: 7h
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Live guide: English
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  • Certified hiking guide
  • Use of hiking poles
  • Return transport from Banff
  • Pick up from the public bus parking located behind the Mount Royal Hotel.
  • Packed lunch
What's not included
  • Gratuities


Start:
  • Mount Royal Hotel, 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 5 minutes prior to the 7:42am departure time.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 3827CH

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • 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
    • Included packed lunch; kindly make your meal selection by contacting our reservations team.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

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

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 3827CH

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    • Discover Banff Tours
      4,047
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      Joined in November 2007
    • Tourist223355
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      Wonderful!!
      Wonderful tour of both lakes with beautiful views. Our tour guide Jake was very friendly and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend!
      Written July 14, 2024
    • PennDale
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      Perfect day at the lakes!
      We had a great tour of Lake Louise and Moraine Lake with Tim. Pick up was on time, as was the drop off. We drove to every other lake and viewpoint ourselves on our trip but it was nice to be driven for this outing. Tim was great, professional, friendly and helpful. I highly recommend this trip!
      Written July 12, 2024
    • TravelmanHarrogate
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      Excellent
      We had Jake on Lakes Louise and Moraine tour. He was fantastic, funny, helpful and very knowledgeable and entertaining. He went out of his way to accommodate each of our needs and tried hard to find us some wildlife. Great guy, great tour, definitely 5 stars.
      Written July 12, 2024
    • Richard M
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      Wonderful tour of Banff
      Guide was great showed us the highlights She was very enthusiastic about her explorations we got on and off the bus and were able to take pictures and she volunteered to take couples or family pictures at the right points
      Written July 12, 2024
    • Muznah S
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Awesome experience!
      We had an awesome experience! Our guide, Jake, was very nice and funny. He gave us detailed descriptions of mountains and their history. The lakes were beautiful and we got to spend time taking pictures and enjoying the view. We got to stop and get off the bus to see the castle mountain. Overall, it was great and I would recommend it to everyone.
      Written July 11, 2024
    • GoPlaces361841
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Excellent day!
      Absolutely fabulous day! Ray was a great guide. Tour was on time and exactly as promised. Ray had bottled water for everyone and cookies. Highly recommend!
      Written July 11, 2024
    • haritc2017
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing Experience with Discover Banff Tours (Jake)
      I have done a lot of tours across the world but Jake, our guide was the best I have come across. He’s fun so you will never get bored and oh man he is knowledgeable. I don’t think I would have learned half the history about the two lakes, had it not been with him. I would definitely recommend booking with Discover Banff Tours.
      Written July 11, 2024
    • Keithy1970
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      The lakes are amazing.
      Wow, what a view of the lakes, have to thank Chloe, our guide, so much, she was brilliant, extremely helpful and helped to get us some great pictures by the lakes. The scenery is as spectacular as expected, we where blown away by how beautiful the lakes and area actually are. One shame was the road works to Lake Louise, but the trip was certainly worth it
      Written July 11, 2024
    • Keithy1970
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      Sights to behold, and gaze upon in wonder.
      Amazing views and Brianne was an excellent guide. She was very knowledgeable about the area, keeping us entertained along the way with lots of the history of Banff. Our tour included the Gondola experience up the mountain which I would highly recommend to people should they like a view. Plenty of time to take in the scenery and take pictures, a wonderfully leisurely trip that was insightful and helpful to the rest of our stay.
      Written July 11, 2024
    • subhambiswajit
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      A solo trip to the Banff National Park
      This was my first visit to Banff National Park and I barely knew anything about the whereabouts of the hikes and trails. I needed some confidence from a trusted org. This is when I came across the signature hikes of Discover Banff Tours. I booked all 4 of the signature hikes. 1. Larch Valley (Rescheduled to Lake Agnes due to avalanche activity) 2. Stanley Glacier 3. Consolation lakes (Rescheduled to Inkpots due to bear activity) 4. Plain of six glaciers some of the hikes were rescheduled but undoubtedly, Discover Banff has done a great job in placing an alternative for them. I was informed before the reschedules. Besides, the hike guides are amazing with the information about the flora and fauna of the place and give us some good insight about them. I am glad that I took the tours with Discover Banff. I got to meet wonderful people from different corners of the world. Cheers! Subham
      Written July 10, 2024
    • D3098FFjans
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      Very knowledgeable tour guide
      I think her name was Anna(?) - she is just from the U.K. this year with a degree in animal behavior,etc. Her wildlife knowledge made the trip extremely interesting especially the explanation about the animal migration and the efforts that have been done to mitigate the effects of fences,etc.
      Written July 8, 2024
    • sjpeery
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      Stunning!!!
      My husband and I went on this tour, and it was Absolutely beautiful. Ethan was our guide and he was very knowledgeable. We had a great time!
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    • andywE8035LS
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      Excellent way to see the lakes
      It is impossible to visit the lakes on your own so this tour is a must. Between the restrictions and the crowds you are wasting your effort trying to get there yourself. Besides the guide gives you so much history and background, it makes the time go quickly.
      Written July 6, 2024
    • Miyer73
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      Amazing and a must do for a Banff visit!
      Drive is about 2+ hours each way. Kyla was our guide. She was a treasure trove of knowledge. We have a bus that takes us so it was a comfortable ride. We stopped at Bow Lake and Crowley Creek (had an early lunch here) on the way to Athabasca Glacier. The exciting part of the glacier is the ride in the ice truck. So exhilarating. You have about 25 minutes on the glacier. Please don't drink the water; people have stepped on it, so it is dirty. You are then taken to the skywalk which is a glass floor walkway. It has amazing sights too. Lots of stories and knowledge gained. Please be mindful that the bus ride back from skywalk is 10 mins or so, but the line to get on the bus is super long and that time needs to be accounted for as well. We barely made it back in time for the bus ride back. On the way back we stopped at Peyto Lake (which was spectacular as well, colors similar to lake moraine).
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    • JetSetTravellerX
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      Perfect tour to Lake Louise and Moraine Lake
      Our tour guide Bastiaan was excellent, very knowledgeable of the area and didn't rush the group at any time. The tour bus was so comfortable, one of the best I've ever had. We saw all the important sites including Lake Louise and Moraine Lake with complete ease, and avoiding the lines for the shuttles etc. Would definitely recommend this tour to anyone.
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    Geraldine M
    Woking, UK6 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sep 2022
    We booked a Discover Banff Tours guided walk through a third party. Unfortunately there was confusion over the start time (7:45 vs 8:00am) and we watched the bus drive away as we ran down the road. We called immediately at 8:00am and spoke to the supervisor but we were informed the bus couldn’t turn round. We asked if our booking could be moved to the following or another day with availability but this was refused and their only offer was for us to pay in full again and contact the third party based in England, not withstanding we were in Banff and we had already paid close to Ca$600 for the trip. We declined. We understand things can go wrong, but great companies try to help their clients when things don’t go to plan. In our experience, Discover Banff will not try to help and will place the full loss and burden of responsibility on you, their customer and we would therefore not recommend them to fellow travellers.
    Written October 19, 2022
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    Hello, Thank you for the review. All of our booking confirmations state to arrive 15 minutes before tour times starts. We did not have a contact number or email for you so we were not able to reach you before the tour time. Unfortunately, our guide waited as long as they could for you but as you arrived after the tour start time, the guide was not able to turn back after the tour started. We apologize for your experience and hope the rest of your trip to Banff was still enjoyable.
    Written October 26, 2022
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    Warren B
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2023
    Tim was awesome as our guide for the Hike of the Plain of 6 Glaciers. He was patient, knowledgeable, entertaining and personable. This was a hard hike that led to the glaciers and Plain of Six Tea House where we had lunch. The views were spectacular starting with Lake Louise up to the glaciers. The group was awesome which made it that greater of a hike. We would recommend this hike as a must do. We went on June 16th and were surprised by snow that had just fallen a few days before. Please request Tim as your guide for this hike. You will not be disappointed. Recommended by 2 from N.C.
    Written June 24, 2023
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    Hey Warren, Thank you for sharing your experience with us! We're thrilled to hear that you had an awesome time on the Hike of the Plain of Six Glaciers with Tim as your guide. The hike to the Plain of Six Glaciers is indeed a challenging one, but the stunning views along the way, from Lake Louise up to the glaciers, make it all worthwhile. The opportunity to visit the Plain of Six Tea House and have lunch there must have been a memorable experience. Thank you for recommending this hike as a must-do. Your feedback is valuable, and we appreciate your recommendation to others who may be considering this adventure.
    Written June 29, 2023
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    Sisteryes
    Boulder, CO2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sep 2022 • Friends
    We had a wonderful day hike to Stanley Glacier with our guide Jeff while visiting Banff. He was so full of information about the area and it’s wildlife yet never in a way that was too much. He also had a good sense of humor; a pretty critical piece for us! We felt very lucky to have him as our guide and I highly recommend Discover Banff Tours based on our experience.
    It was a bit smoky from a fire outside of Jasper the day we hiked, did not lessen our enjoyment of the experience a bit!
    Written September 9, 2022
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    Hi, Thank you for the kind words! All the hikes around Banff have stunning views, we are glad to hear the smoke didn't take away from the experience. Hope to see you on more of our hikes soon
    Written September 13, 2022
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    AlanBurner
    Sevenoaks District, United Kingdom39 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2023 • Solo
    Francis took a small walking group on an 8 km hike from Lake Morrain. Just nine of us. Very professionally led and hugely enjoyable with magnificent scenery. Francis led us at a reasonable pace and as it was quite steeply uphill provided regular water stops. Exhausting but so hlad I did it.
    Written June 19, 2023
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    Hey Alan, Thank you for your feedback and sharing your experience with us. We're thrilled to hear that you had a fantastic hike with Francis as your guide. The scenery at Moraine Lake truly is magnificent. We appreciate your positive comments and are delighted that you found the hike both challenging and rewarding. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you again in the future and provide you with more memorable adventures.
    Written June 22, 2023
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    Cervo F
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sep 2023 • Couples
    Our guide Kelsey made the trip interesting, informative and relaxing. Set a pace that the slowest of our group was able to maintain as well, which was much appreciated, she took turns walking with each individual as well as carrying on a conversation. She was/is an excellent guide and I would not hesitate to return for any of the tours led by her.
    Written October 3, 2023
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    Kelsey, our excellent guide, made your trip interesting, informative, and accommodating to all. Her considerate pace and personal engagement are much appreciated. We look forward to hosting you on future tours led by her. Thank you for the kind words! 🚶‍♀️🗺️😊
    Written October 11, 2023
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    Monique F
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The guide Kelsey was positive, energized, knowledgeable and made our hiking experience fun.

    As our hiking day trails were changed overnight, it was very new for our tour guide as well. The experience was completed without issues. It was nice and the mountains were beautiful.

    We had to park at the Hotel where we were picked up- please advise in your brochure…. It was an extra expense plus it was very difficult to find parking in Banff.
    Written October 16, 2022
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    djackson90
    Cardiff, UK3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sep 2022 • Couples
    A great day out with the guide doing the plain of the six glaciers hike. The guide was knowledgable, friendly and helpful. He ensured our safety was a priority and had lots of insight into the history of Banff, it’s wildlife and the surrounding areas. We were picked up on time, the lunch was delicious and we completed the hike in good time. We can’t recommend this hike enough!
    Written September 17, 2022
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    Hey, Thank you for the review. We try our best to provide fun tours that explore lesser known areas around Banff. Thank you for joining us on the hike and we hope to see you on more tours soon!
    Written September 22, 2022
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    Ivan D
    Atlanta, GA5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2022 • Couples
    Our original hike was changed due to snow on the trail. Instead we hiked to the Yamnuska shoulder.
    Anicka, our excellent guide, displayed experience, patience, a wealth of knowledge about the flora and fauna and a great sense of humor.
    She turned our 1600 foot elevation gain into a breeze!
    Highly recommend her and the company.
    Written June 2, 2022
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    Hi Ivan, Firstly thank you for your understanding with the schedule change for our early season hike. We're so glad you enjoyed the hike with Anick (we think she's pretty great too!) and hope to see you back in Banff again.
    Written June 7, 2022
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    Alejandra Lopez
    Montreal, Canada3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2023
    I had a great experience in this hiking. We had a great guide, Anikee (hope her name is well written). She was enthusiastic, well prepared and she explained some of the history of the place.
    The hiking it´s mid level.
    The lunch is well served (sandwich, chips, brownies, juice, apple delicious).
    Anikee gave us sticks for all that needed it and also some buff to cover from the sun and wind and all.
    And most important the group vibe was the best! Our guide created a great atmosphere for our special day together.
    I highly recommend you the plein of 6 glaciers in spring. It´s not difficult and you can still see a bit of snow.
    Written June 26, 2023
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    Hey, We're delighted to hear about your great hiking experience and the positive impact Anick had as your guide. We're glad you found the hiking level to be suitable and enjoyed the well-served lunch.Our guides come prepared with necessary equipment like hiking sticks and buffs to ensure your comfort in the changing weather conditions. It's wonderful to hear that Anick shared some historical insights along the way, adding depth to your hike. We appreciate your recommendation of the Plain of Six Glaciers hike in spring. It's a great choice for those looking for a moderately challenging hike with the added bonus of seeing some snow.
    Written June 30, 2023
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    Shruti D
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a must do if you're in Banff. Signed up for the Stanley Glacier hike. Our guide Kelsey was very friendly, knowledgeable, and most importantly, very accomodating. My mom was having some trouble since the switches on the mountain were more challenging than anticipated - Kelsey was patient and took lots of breaks to make sure she didnt feel rushed and had enough time to catch her breath when needed. Seriously, you cant go wrong with discover banff tours - they're professional and knowledgeable.
    Written September 14, 2022
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