Do more. Know more. See more on The Banff Walk!
Banff's year-round guided walking tour experience
Our new Tour Desk location is open at 202 Bear Street in Banff!
Walk with us when you visit Banff – any season of the year. Our unique, guided walking tours are an authentic and unforgettable way to start your adventure year-round. These walks take place within the town of Banff, Alberta – inside Banff National Park. We bring Banff to life for you and help you make the most if it. Take in the majesty, history and beauty that surrounds you here.
Walk Banff in the company of a local guide, in a small group. We are a locally owned company, here to delight visitors. We help you learn about and experience this awe-inspiring place in any season. Pick a date – our guides are ready to help you make the most of your Banff itinerary.
Smart travellers do The Banff Walk first.
These easy, low-intensity tours are a great introduction to Banff – so you don't miss a thing! We reveal local legends and landmarks, history highlights, what its like to live with bears, the local environment, arts and culture, and the heritage of the Bow River Valley.
We inspire exploration by connecting you to Banff. Each of our walking tours has a unique and intriguing focus.
Daily scheduled departures on foot from downtown with online reservations.
WINTER WALKING TOURS
Icy conditions. Sidewalks, streets, paths and trails in Banff can be icy and slippery at this time of year. Please ensure you wear weather-appropriate footwear with good traction during your walking tour.
March update: Please note that tours are not available March 4 to 18.
LEGENDS & LANDMARKS WALKING TOUR – CHECK AVAILABILITY
2pm daily to March 31. 3pm daily April to September.
$30 per person
Just over an hour long.
Please book at least 6 hours in advance.
Tours require a minimum of two participants. Online bookings with one participant will be wait-listed.
Travel Alberta Alto Awards Finalist
Our guided walking tours in Banff, Alberta have been named a 2018 New Tourism Experience Finalist at the Travel Alberta ALTO Awards.
Personal answers – so you won't miss a thing!
Local guides cover topics to help you learn more about Banff – and there is NO script. You'll experience a genuine and personal conversation with your guide. It's all about the talk ... and we reveal local secrets along the way. We'll connect you to this beloved travel destination on a much closer level.
The Banff Walk offers you a Canadian cultural travel experience throughout the year. Our walks are an outdoor activity that you can enjoy in Summer, Fall, Winter or Spring. Connect to nature ... or re-connect, in any season. Our guided walks will awaken your senses ... one step at a time.
Our scheduled walking tours have a minimum of two participants. They typically have a limit of about eight to ten adult participants per group. Reserve a ticket as an individual (with two-person minimum), a couple, family, group of friends/colleagues or as part a conference or event. All prices are per person for scheduled walks. We welcome all ages. Affordable fixed-rate private tours are always available – ideal for groups of friends, conference attendees or their spouses ... or if your itinerary demands a more intimate connection.
Exploring Banff Made Easy!
Are you a conference organizer or meeting planner? Visiting with a larger group, as a conference delegate or spouse? You bring the talk – we'll bring the walk. Ask us about private walking tours and team-building walking tours. Learn more on about walking tours for tours, conferences and groups.
For inbound tour operators, we can help you make the most of your Banff itinerary with flexible private tours that create a memorable experience.
Are you an educator or business owner? Are you a Banff wedding planner or coming to Banff with a wedding party? We'll design a private, custom walking tour tailored to your group and agenda.
Make every step in Banff count. Join us to do THE Banff Walk!
VISITOR TIP! Visitors to Banff National Park require a Park Pass. Day passes or full-year Discovery Passes are available when you enter the Banff National Park gates, at Visitor Centres in Banff and Lake Louise and from Banff & Lake Louise Tourism. These passes help to support important facilities and visitor services within the park. Don't have your Banff Park Pass yet? Buy it here.
Banff Bears and Wildlife – Our Perspective
If you're looking for a Banff wildlife tour, this isn't it, but we will connect you to the best.
Our local guides will introduce you to what it's like to live with "bear country's" most notable bears. Bears and encounters with them are legendary here in Banff. We'll talk about famous bears, conservation, safety and other issues related to how we live together with these remarkable animals.
The wild animals of Banff National Park are not part of our walking tours. Grizzly bears and black bears, elk, bighorn sheep, mountain goats, moose or deer are not something you should expect to see. These wild creatures may venture into the town of Banff and into the walking-tour paths we take, but they are not something we promise to our guests.
If you are looking for a Banff wildlife tour that may give you a once-in-a-lifetime glimpse at these wild creatures, we're happy to recommend the very best!
VISITOR TIP! Check bear activity online and receive bear activity reports, news and related by email from WildSmart. This local Bow Valley organization works to reduce negative human-wildlife interactions. They are an important source for bear safety information and conservation resources.
Even Better Together
Walking Banff with a local guide is a smart way to start your Canadian Rockies adventure. The Banff Walk also pairs beautifully with authentic local experiences offered by our friends.
Planning your itinerary? The Banff Lodging Company offers a selection of smart, convenient and comfortable accommodations for your visit. They offer nine hotels, eight restaurants and two beautiful full-service spas – all right in Banff.
Many of our walking-tour guests join us during a train stop in Banff on the Rocky Mountaineer. It's an unforgettable way to travel through Canada's Rocky Mountains by rail. This rail journey is a brilliant, spectacular experience ... and we're here to complement your voyage by making a personal and intimate connection during a Banff stopover.
Hungry after a good walk? Chuck's Steakhouse – the Alberta beef experience is close to where most of our walks finish. They boast the only dry-aged Alberta beef in Banff.
Cancellations are easy. Just call at least 24 hours prior to your walking tour and we will refund your purchase.
Refunds are not possible less than 24 hours prior to departure time.
Terms and Important Information
Please read this information carefully. Booking and paying for a Banff Walk Inc. guided walking tour indicates that you have read and understand this information and agree to these terms.
You are booking a walking tour with Banff Walk Inc., doing business as Banff Walk.
These are paid, guided walking tours in Banff. They are not hikes and they are not self-guided tours.
We do not take you to see wildlife on these walking tours.
These walking tours do not include admission to any Banff or Parks Canada attractions or facilities. An important reminder from Parks Canada that all participants, as visitors to Banff National Park, require a Park Pass.
Prices shown for scheduled, public walking tours are per person and are subject to applicable tax. The scheduled walking tours shown on this website are all open to the public.
Prices shown for private walking tours are per group – a maximum of eight adults.
Inclusion in our walking tours is through a reservation and purchase of a ticket. Tickets are not exchangeable and are refundable only at our discretion if weather conditions result in a delayed, postponed or cancelled tour.
Our walks take place in public spaces within the Town of Banff and Banff National Park.
Our walks cover public and private spaces including sidewalks, intersections, crosswalks, alleys, walking trails, corridors and hallways, ramps, steps, gates and other related access points. Our guests must exercise caution in all of these areas and in particular in places where pedestrian and vehicular traffic is involved. We walk in regular pedestrian areas. We encourage our guests to be aware of their surroundings at all times.
Wear comfortable footwear, appropriate for walking the distances indicated.
We strive for accessibility. Kindly let us know if you use a mobility aid. We will do our best to ensure that you can complete the tour comfortably.
All participants ages 13 and older must have a confirmed reservation and ticket. Children 12 and under are free with a confirmed adult (18+) reservation and ticket, but must be accompanied by an adult (18+). There is a limit of one child per paid adult on these tours, please. Additional adult tickets must be purchased beyond this limit.
Price, availability and routes of all walking tours are subject to change without notice.
In the interest of the safety and well-being of our Banff Walk team members and our walking-tour attendees, we reserve the right to remove any participant from any of our walking tours. If it is our perception that an individual attendee or group of attendees are intoxicated or otherwise impaired, they will be removed from the tour immediately.
By booking a walking tour, you agree that you and any members of your group for whom you are making a reservation are capable of participating in this activity given the distances and terrain indicated.
We reserve the right to modify the departure time or route of any walking tour at any time at our sole discretion. Reasons for this could include Town of Banff or Parks Canada actions such as road closures or trail closures, construction, emergency services responses, unexpected barriers or hazards along our route, wildfires, waterway flooding or other causes not noted above that are beyond our control.
We reserve the right to delay, postpone or cancel due to weather conditions. Should weather prompt the delay, postponement or cancellation of a walking tour, we will do our best to contact you as soon as possible ahead of time to allow for alternate arrangements or a full refund.
It is your responsibility to provide us with a way to reach you. It is important that you provide us with a mobile number when you book your walking tour, so you may be called or sent a text if necessary.