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Banff National Park

The story of Banff National Park begins with its bubbling hot springs and the railroad. In 1883, Canadian Pacific Railway laborers building Canada's transcontinental railroad discovered natural hot springs on the side of Sulphur Mountain. This discovery eventually led to the establishment of Banff as Canada's first national park, and, shortly after, that same railroad helped fuel Banff tourism. Travelers came from across the country for alpine adventures. Today, vacationers can experience that same excitement on a train trip to Banff.

Banff tours from Vancouver feature some of the country's great rail journeys: The all-daylight Rocky Mountaineer train into Alberta or an overnight trip on VIA Rail's Canadian train. Once in the lush Canadian Rockies, things to do in Banff are limitless, from hiking in the summer to dog sledding in the winter. Many Banff tours include a ride on the Banff Gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain. From the summit's observation deck, visitors enjoy panoramic views of the Bow Valley and Banff town site below. Popular guided sightseeing tours include visits to Lake Minnewanka with its many outdoor activities; Cave and Basin Historic Site, where the first hot springs were discovered; and Lake Louise, the scenic hamlet with its eponymous turquoise lake and the massive Victoria Glacier looming behind it. Banff holiday packages showcase the best of the Canadian Rockies and are nothing short of memorable.

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Moraine Lake in Banff
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4.3 stars(115 reviews)
2023MayJunJulAugSepOct
2024MayJunJulAugSepOct
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Cabin Emerald at Lake Yoho National Park
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4.7 stars(44 reviews)
2023MayJunJulAugSepOct
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Moraine Lake Banff National Park
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4.5 stars(48 reviews)
2023AprMayJunJulAug...
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Iconic View of Morants Curve
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4.7 stars(15 reviews)
2023MayJunJulAugSepOct
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Elk In Jasper National Park
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4.3 stars(23 reviews)
2023MayJunJulAugSepOct
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Maligne Lake
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4.6 stars(17 reviews)
2023MayJunJulAugSepOct
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Colorful Sky Over Bow Falls
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2023MayJunJulAugSepOct
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Peyto Lake Winter Banff National Park
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4.5 stars(6 reviews)
2023Dec
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Rocky Mountaineer through Canadian Rockies
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4.4 stars(5 reviews)
2023MayJunJulAugSep
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Our customers love our Banff National Park tours
Christmas in the Rockies
20 Jan 2023
KRISTA KEENER
5 stars
“Our airline canceled our flights so we missed the train. But working with the office staff we were able to catch up to our itinerary.
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Canadian Rockies by Rail
02 Nov 2022
MICHELLE PUCKETT
5 stars
“We really enjoyed our trip it was our 1st on a train so we got to know what we liked and don't like. Food on train was fantastic, met a lot of new people. 1st time on a guided motorcoach tour and we really enjoyed it, made it really nice for my husband as he normally does most of the driving he actually got to sit back and enjoy the sites. Would recommend this to my friends and family. Looking for our next vacation. Our motorcoach guide was wonderful, full of places to see and her knowledge of the area was great.
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Canadian Rockies Featuring Banff & Lake Louise
05 Oct 2022
SUSAN TOOMSEN
5 stars
“The Rocky Mountaineer from Vancouver to Banff was beyond wonderful. Totally met our expectations. Superb service and food. Staff could not have been nicer. Everything scheduled perfectly and carried out very well. We'd recommend.
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Best of the Rockies Circle Journey
08 Sep 2022
STEPHEN GRAY
5 stars
“Train and Hotel staff service was excellent, luggage always arrived in our room at every stop. Food service and quality was also excellent!
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Calgary Stampede, Canadian Rockies & Glacier
25 Jul 2022
CARLA DE TOMASO
5 stars
“You’re trips are always wonderful
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Canada's Rockies & Alaska Cruise
14 Aug 2019
DONALD
5 stars
“Excellent services. Very professional
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Journey Through the Clouds Grand Adventure
10 May 2019
Linda
5 stars
“this has been my third inquiry regarding my wonderful trip, I am done
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Getaway to the Canadian Rockies
23 Feb 2019
Fiona H, Raleigh, NC
5 stars
“Before taking the vacation, I was doubtful that it would be value for money as it was by far the most expensive vacation I have ever taken, or am likely to take. Now I think it was worth every penny. From the booking process to the final departure for home, it was a truly phenomenal experience.
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Canada Coast to Coast
22 Oct 2022
MARYANN KINGMAN ROULIER
4 stars
“Rail across Canada was a fabulous trip! The only issue was the way in which our reservation was forgotten. However, disaster was pulled from the flames and, though accommodations were not always as we hoped, the trip was wonderful.
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