• Small-Group Guided Banff Highlights & Wildlife Tour

    Small-Group Guided Banff Highlights & Wildlife Tour

    Radventures presents: The Banff Highlights & Wildlife Tour.With so many incredible viewpoints, lakes & mountain vistas hidden away in Banff, you could spend days exploring and just barely scratch the surface.Luckily, our expert local guides have put in the hard yards and created this incredible tour of Banff’s best spots, with a focus on viewing…


  • Private Transfer: Banff to Calgary by Sedan

    Private Transfer: Banff to Calgary by Sedan

    Arrange for a stress-free ride from Banff to anywhere Calgary  with this private transfer service. Meet your driver at your Hotel or private residence.


  • Banff Clue Solving Adventure – Treasures of Banff

    Banff Clue Solving Adventure – Treasures of Banff

    Get to know the secrets and hidden treasures of Banff on a clue-solving adventure through the town. Solve puzzles and clues through the app on your phone with your group—up to five people—over the course of one or two hours. Explore key landmarks, discover hidden gems, and learn more about Banff and Canada during your…


  • Snowshoeing on Top of the World

    Snowshoeing on Top of the World

    Put your snowshoes on and walk with into a white powder paradise where there are no trails and it’s simply miles and miles of powdery wilderness in front of you. You’ll access the beautiful winter backcountry with a professional guide the way the Rockies are meant to be experienced  – as a mix of fun, challenge, and learning, combined with…


  • 4-Day Erling Strom Trail Backcountry Lodge Trip by Horseback

    4-Day Erling Strom Trail Backcountry Lodge Trip by Horseback

    Ride through Alberta’s Wild West, tracing the paths that the early pioneers used while exploring these untamed forests. On this trip you will follow the Erling Strom Trail, a path forged through the dense Banff forests by renowned explorer Erling Strom in the early 1900s. Amidst dense fragrant pines and snow-crested mountains that pierce the…


  • Private Sunset Safari in Banff

    Private Sunset Safari in Banff

    Banff is a place where animals large and small roam freely and can be seen in their natural habitat. This sightseeing tour brings you and your family as close as we can safely go, leaving memories and lasting lessons from our expert guides.


  • 6-Day Rocky Mountains Wapiti Tour from Banff finish Vancouver

    6-Day Rocky Mountains Wapiti Tour from Banff finish Vancouver

    If exploring the Canadian Rocky Mountains is on your must-see [bucket?] list, then our 6 day Wapiti tour is for you! Starting in Banff, you will travel the world famous Icefields Parkway through Banff and Jasper National Parks, stopping at stunning lakes and raging waterfalls, while hiking, swimming and spotting wildlife as you go. You’ll…


  • Private Horse-Drawn Sleigh Ride In Banff

    Private Horse-Drawn Sleigh Ride In Banff

    Climb up into the traditional one horse-drawn sleigh, cuddle up and indulge in some chocolates and a delicious alcoholic beverage to up the romance factor. See the horse’s steamy breath rise in clouds as you set out into the snow-covered landscape of the mountain meadows close to the Banff townsite. Glide through the pristine meadows,…


  • Deluxe Evening Tour to Lake Louise and Moraine Lake with Dinner

    Deluxe Evening Tour to Lake Louise and Moraine Lake with Dinner

    This evening tour gives you more time to wander and soak up the beauty of world-famous Lake Louise and Moraine Lake at one of the quietest times of day. Travel the scenic Bow Valley Parkway with our eyes peeled for wildlife, savour an early dinner in the warm log cabin ambiance of the Baker Creek…


  • Abraham Lake and Banff Winter Photography Tour

    Abraham Lake and Banff Winter Photography Tour

    Strengthen your photography skills while experiencing the world renowned beauty of Banff National Park and Abraham Lake’s infamous ice bubbles with local professional photographers. With a small group limited to ten people, this full day photography tour will provide you with ample personalized photography guidance for making memorable and professional quality landscape images of Banff…


  • Summer Tour: Banff and its Wildlife

    Summer Tour: Banff and its Wildlife

    Uncover the secrets of the historic mountain town of Banff with a local guide leading the way as you gaze at stunning views and visit key landmarks. This morning journey takes you to some of the best sightseeing viewpoints including Bow Falls, Lake Minnewanka and the “oh wow!” view at Surprise Corner of the ‘Castle…


  • Banff Sunsets & Stargazing Tour – Winter Edition – Headlamp Included 1.5hrs

    Banff Sunsets & Stargazing Tour – Winter Edition – Headlamp Included 1.5hrs

    Join our local professional guides on a fun and exciting nature tour at night! Explore Banff National Park like never before on this unique experience. Discover the night sky at our amazng stargazing locations and get pictures of the breathtaking night skys.


  • Hop-On and Hop-Off Banff Bus

    Hop-On and Hop-Off Banff Bus

    Explore Banff National Park easily and at your own pace with the knowledge of a guaranteed seat on the buses. Get everywhere you want to go easily and without the hassle of parking or traffic.  Do everything you want to do on your own time.  With HopOnBanff you are connecting the top attractions in Banff…


  • Banff to Calgary Private Shuttle

    Banff to Calgary Private Shuttle

    Fully customized pickup and drop off locationFully customized pickup time available 24/7Enjoy the breathtaking views of Canadian RockiesReliable commercial vehicle provides hassle-free transfer serviceProfessional driver with inimitable driving skills and safety guaranteed


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    Calgary (YYC) <---> Banff, Canmore & The Canadian Rockies | Private Transfer

    Radventures offers the friendliest & best value door to door private transfer service in the Canadian Rockies. As a full-service adventure travel operator, your Radventures driver/guide is a great person to ask lots of questions about your trip to the Canadian Rockies as they are experienced, local guides with lots of great advice and knowledge…


  • Evening Wildlife Safari

    Evening Wildlife Safari

    Wildlife lovers and nature enthusiasts, this small-group safari in Banff is for you. On this 2-hour wildlife tour, explore a variety of Banff’s beautiful landscapes in the evening, giving you the best chance to observe animals in their natural environment. Each tour has a 95% success rate of viewing animals. Your knowledgeable guide will teach…


  • Athabasca Glacier Snow Trip from Banff

    Athabasca Glacier Snow Trip from Banff

    Visit Canada’s famous glaciers on a full-day seasonal excursion from Banff. Your personalized small group tour takes you through an awe-inspiring landscape carved by glaciers and remnants from the last ice age, as you travel along the Icefields Parkway, one of the world’s most scenic highways.


  • 3-Day Sundance Explorer Backcountry Lodge By Horseback

    3-Day Sundance Explorer Backcountry Lodge By Horseback

    Discover rugged mountain scenery and an abundance of wildlife on this 3-day Sundance Explorer ride. And when the sun sets, you’ll be relaxing in pure backcountry comfort – cowboy style. This adventure takes you along the glacier-fed waters of the Bow River, one of the best spots in Banff to spot elk, deer or even…


  • Banff Premium Snowboard Rental Including Delivery

    Banff Premium Snowboard Rental Including Delivery

    Don’t waste another minute waiting in line at the rental shops. With this service, you can place your order for skis, snowboards, boots and helmets before you arrive. Your gear will be delivered at a time that’s convenient for you and does a custom fitting in your hotel room, condo or vacation home.  Returns are…


  • 4 Hour Sulphur Mountain Horseback Ride

    4 Hour Sulphur Mountain Horseback Ride

    Banff National Park is Canada’s oldest and most celebrated national park – and one worth getting out of the car and onto a trail for. Go back to a simpler time with a 4-hour horseback ride and experience the park at a relaxed pace. Led by your cowboy guide, saddle up and and get a…


  • Lake Louise Private Winter Tour

    Lake Louise Private Winter Tour

    Welcome To Lake Louise, where Banff’s highest peaks cradle the frozen lake and it’s chateau. This tour accesses the three best attractions in Canada’s most popular playground. Feel the crisp winter air at the castle of ice, built every year, right on the lake. Warm up with hot chocolate at Château Lake Louise and take…


  • Experience Rock Climbing

    Experience Rock Climbing

    The Rock Experience program is designed to offer a unique rock climbing experience to people of all abilities. Our guides are incredible instructors, skilled climbers, and fun to be around. They are certified to the highest standards in the industry by the ACMG/IFMGA. For beginners, the guides will review all of the basic safety systems…


  • Experience Ice Climbing in Banff, Canada

    Experience Ice Climbing in Banff, Canada

    The Ice Experience program is designed to allow people of all abilities to experience the exciting sport of waterfall ice climbing. Our guides are incredible instructors, skilled climbers, and fun to be around. They are certified to the highest standards in the industry by the ACMG/IFMGA, so you can rest assured that you are in…


  • Banff History Walk (Winter Edition – Ice Cleats Included) – 1.5hrs

    Banff History Walk (Winter Edition – Ice Cleats Included) – 1.5hrs

    This fun historical walking tour brings you to local landmarks and trails around Banff. Enjoy wonderful stories about the areas famous legends and natural history. The perfect introduction to Banff. Presented by born and Banff local and professional guide Alpine Jake. Alpine Jake presents the tour in fully authentic turn-of-the-century mountain man attire. Set at…


  • Johnston Canyon Icewalk

    Johnston Canyon Icewalk

    Water cascades into this narrow canyon in the heat of summer, but in the winter the thundering falls freeze solid to create natural ice sculptures. Johnston Canyon is one of the most popular attractions in Banff National Park and has a network of steel catwalks built into the canyon walls that allows you to walk…


All about Banff

When to visit

When to visit depends on things to do and see in Banff. In summer, temperatures warm up to 70°F (21°C) degrees, and outdoor activities are at their prime. However, skiers may opt for a winter trip that offers the best snow conditions on the slopes. For postcard-worthy images, fall is the best time to visit, with the orange foliage contrasting against the snowcapped peaks, moderate temperatures hanging near 50°F (10°C) degrees, and far fewer crowds.

Getting around

Banff town is relatively small, offering the chance to explore the town center on foot or by cycling along the diverse trails. For heading off to popular sights in the national park, hop on the convenient Roam bus system, which allows travelers to explore car-free with ease. However, for those that can bring their own vehicle, a road trip through Banff offers the most freedom and ability to escape the crowds at lesser known spots.

Traveler tips

Keep an eye out for wildlife while exploring Banff. Bears, elk, moose, wolves, and mountain goats are just some of the animals you might see on quiet mountain roads, especially in the morning or evening. After working up an appetite exploring the surrounding landscapes, Banff town has a plethora of craft breweries and cozy eateries awaiting you. Head to The Canadian Brewhouse or Elk and Oarsman Restaurant and Bar for a warming drink and hearty meal.


Frequently Asked Questions

What is Banff known for?

The town of Banff is known for its eponymous national park—the first in Canada. It’s also known for its surreal landscapes where neon-blue lakes sit beneath high, rugged peaks and forests sprout up amongst glaciers.

How many days do you need in Banff?

You’ll want at least three full days—though four or five is better. You’ll want to time everything right with the crowds. Spend a day at Lake Louise; try to catch sunrise at Moraine Lake, explore the town of Banff; take a scenic drive along Icefields Parkway; and ride Banff Gondola.

What is the best month to visit Banff?

For the absolute best weather, July is your safest bet—June and August are popular, too. If you’re a powderhound or a snowshoer, book your trip for January or Febuary when winter buries Banff’s landscapes in layers and layers of white.

What is there to do in Banff besides hike?

Even non-hikers will find plenty to do in Banff. Explore the town, watch sunset at Vermilion Lakes, ride the Banff Gondola, drive the scenic Icefields Parkway, take a picnic at Lake Louise, admire views from the Fairmont Banff Springs hotel, and watch for grizzly bears on Bow Valley Parkway.

What is there to do in Banff for families?

Banff has family-friendly hiking trails, but beyond exploring on foot, try these ideas: Explore the Lake Louise area on a dogsled tour, ride the Banff Gondola, check out the Cave and Basin National Historic Site, stroll through the town of Banff—for restaurants, museums, and more—or canoe on the region’s lakes.

Is Banff expensive to visit?

Yes. Many consider Banff to be Canada’s most expensive destination. If you visit in summer (June–Aug.), you’ll run into high-season pricing for lodging, tours, and dining. When prices fall (Sep.–May), you can get deals, and not just at hotels. It depends on how (and when) you prefer to travel.