Ten minutes from the town of Canmore, Grotto Canyon can only be accessed on foot. Take the trail from the Grotto Mountain daytime car park and walk about a kilometre to get to the narrow-walled creek bed, which twists for another kilometre. As the smooth limestone walls get steeper, you’ll come upon a fork in the creekbed. Heading right takes you to a glistening waterfall. If you look carefully, just before the falls on the left at eye level, you will see Hopi pictographs, painted some 500-1,000 years ago. Walk it in summer or go with a guide in winter.
Banff National Park’s most popular hiking destination takes you into the depths of a canyon along catwalks and amongst spectacular waterfalls. See the impressive lower falls and walk through a tunnel to get an even closer look at the powerful effects of water. An early morning start may help you avoid the crowds.
Turquoise, glacial waters and startling canyon walls grow ever more impressive along this short trail. Multiple bridges span the narrow gorge, crossing several times for spine-tingling views of the river below. Watch for fuchsia fireweed and mountain bluebirds in a landscape shaped by fire, erosion and mountain-building.
Experience the majesty of the Canadian Rockies in winter on this self-drive holiday that includes a scenic overnight rail journey
Snow-capped peaks, frozen waterfalls and glacial Lake Louise - winter really is a magical time to experience the Canadian Rockies. Explore Banff National Park by sleigh and gondola, relax in soothing hot springs and take a daring Maligne Canyon icewalk.
Fantastic offer with lift passes at 2 for 1 and free ski days in Jasper
Winter in Alberta is pure magic: crisp temperatures, the crunch of snow underfoot and plenty of bluebird days. Head out with your guide this winter for a fun day playing in the snow, exploring the area and making great memories. Join a small group tour on your own or with a few friends, book a private tour or create a custom adventure.
Discover Banff Tours provides small sightseeing tours and activities in both summer and winter for individuals and groups. Using mini-buses and vans personalises our tours of Banff National Park and the surrounding Canadian Rocky Mountains. Our small group sizes give you plenty of time to chat with our friendly, local and professionally trained guides.
If roaring waterfalls, emerald lakes, alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks are on your list of things to experience, then a sightseeing tour with Sun Dog is a must! Our sightseeing tours take guests to the most exceptional locations for photos, wildlife viewing, and nature walks. Learn about the fascinating natural and human history of Jasper and Banff national parks in the Canadian Rockies. Enjoy the comfort of a Sun Dog sightseeing tour in the majestic Canadian Rockies.