Two Day Banff and Lake Louise

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$756 USD
Calgary, Banff
Whether it’s a massive peak, a groomed run, or a delicate wildflower, the Canadian Rockies will take your breath away again and again. Formed when continents collided, this is a place for adventure, discovery, and serenity—sometimes all at once.
Start Location: Calgary End Location: Calgary
  • Banff National Park
  • Moraine Lake
  • Lake Louise Lake
  • Bow Falls
  • Banff Gondola
  • Minnewanka Lake and cruise
  • Buffalo Museum
Banff National Park, Lakes and Gondola

This morning, you will be picked up from your Calgary hotel and start your adventure into the majestic Canadian Rockies and Banff National Park. First, we drive through the scenic town of Canmore to our first stop at the iconic Moraine Lake before moving to Lake Louise. Lake Louise, located within Banff National Park in the Canadian Rockies, is known for its turquoise, glacier-fed lake ringed by high peaks. See the famous picturesque lake and Chateau Lake Louise, which overlooks it. Enjoy time walking around the lakeshore and having a bite to eat in the Village of Lake Louise before we head to the town of Banff. Banff is at the center of Canada’s first National Park, nestled high in the Canadian Rockies. Once “Siding 29” on the Canadian Pacific Railway, the town was intended to be a tourist town from its inception. The Park’s first superintendent, George Stewart, even oriented the town’s first street to offer the best possible view of Cascade Mountain. With easy access to pristine wilderness, outdoor adventures, jaw-dropping landscapes, and vibrant history, there are many places to visit. Upon arrival, enjoy a sightseeing tour of Banff, which includes Bow Falls, the Hoodoos, Cascade Garden, the Trading Post, and the famous Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel. Next, experience the Banff Gondola as you sit back, relax, and marvel at the unsurpassed view of Banff, the Bow Valley, and a 360-degree view of six scenic mountain ranges from 2,281m (7,486 ft) above sea level. Dinner will be served at the mountaintop restaurant, which offers a dining experience high above overlooking Banff.
Overnight: Banff
Meals: Dinner
Buffalo Museum and Lake Minnewanka Cruise

This morning, we’re off to visit the hoodoos. Hoodoos take millions of years to form and stand 5 to 7 meters tall. Each hoodoo is a sandstone pillar resting on a thick base of shale capped by a large stone. Hoodoos are very fragile and can erode completely if the capstone is dislodged. The protected hoodoo site is a guaranteed spot to see hoodoos, but smaller versions of these sandstone giants can be found throughout the Badlands. Enjoy a moderate hike on the famous Hoodoos Trail, followed by a picnic lunch. Next, enjoy a guided tour of the Atlas Coal Mine. Ascend the last wooden tipple in Canada. Witness the inner mechanical workings of this nationally designated historic icon. View the massive shaker plants. Hear harrowing stories of the men and boys who worked in the dangerous tipples of Drumheller Valley. Transfer back to Calgary.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
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Fri, 27 Jun 2025
$756 USD
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With at least 30 years of experience.

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From past guests.

Travel to unique places, visit more attractions each day.

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Activities and excursions included as part of the tour.

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  • Round trip transportation from your Calgary hotel
  • Sightseeing tour of the Town of Banff
  • Admission on the Banff Gondola and mountain-top restautant dinner
  • National Park Fees
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Professional Tour Leader
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals not specifically mentioned as included in the itinerary
  • Gratuities for Local Guides, Tour Managers, and/or Bus Drivers
  • Travel Insurance and Cancellation Protection (strongly recommended, ask us for a quote!)
  • Taxes as applicable
  • Items (attractions and sightseeing & entrance fees) not listed as included in the itinerary


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What is the maximum number of travellers in a group?

Anderson Vacations specializes in Small Group Fully Escorted tours. If the tour is classified as a ‘Classic Tour’ up to 24 persons may join the tour although tours commonly travel with anywhere between 18 to 24 travellers. If the tour is classified as a 'Tour of Distinction’ only up to 18 persons may join the tour and many 'Tours of Distinction' travel with 12 to 18 travellers.

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What happens if I book on a tour that is not Guaranteed?

We pride ourselves on providing “a small shared group experience.” In the event that we have fewer than ten participants on a tour we will offer a “small-group surcharge” to ensure that the tour runs as scheduled. This fee, which is up to 15% of the “land” portion of the tour, will be offered to you as an option to continue with the trip. This fee will cover the costs associated with handling a smaller group.

What is the average age of passengers for this tour?

Our tours are suitable for all age demographics. The average age of travelers is typically 45+.

How physically demanding is this tour? Are you able to accommodate people with mobility restrictions/limitations?

Some tours are mainly coach based and may not be physically demanding while others may require walking inclines or on rough surfaces to access interesting locations. Please check with us and your booking agent carefully and discuss your mobility restrictions before completing any tour booking to ensure this style of travel is right for you.

Can you accommodate passengers with dietary restrictions (food allergies, vegan, vegetarian etc.)?

Yes, we do accommodate dietary restrictions (within reason) such as, food allergies, vegan, vegetarian, etc. There are many meals included on our fully escorted tours. Please inform us of any dietary restrictions at the time of booking so we can ensure there are alternative meal choices.
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Do you arrange airport transfers?

Yes, we can assist you with airport transfers for you in most locations at a reasonable extra cost. Several tours have airport transfers already included. Please contact us for more details.

Can you assist with booking additional accommodation?

Yes, we can certainly assist with booking additional nights of hotel accommodation for you before and after your fully escorted tour. This is available upon request and subject to availability. Please inquire for further information and prices.

How much luggage should I bring?

Each passenger may bring one large suitcase and one carry-on bag. The weight limit for baggage is 20 kilograms or about 40 pounds. Baggage handling is provided at the hotels in our tour packages but there may be places where you will be required to wheel in your bags for quicker access. Be sure to advise our reservations staff if you will be bringing additional items such as a cane, walker, or wheelchair. You may also bring one small soft-sided carry-on bag, which should easily fit into the overhead shelf of a coach. Each person is responsible for his/her own carryon luggage. Remember to check your airline baggage restrictions if you are flying, as they may differ from Anderson Vacations guidelines.

I am a solo traveller. Is there a single surcharge?

There are options for single travelers to join most tours. Solo travellers can choose to pay a Single Supplement and have their own room throughout the tour. For those willing to share with a co-traveller of the same gender, we have a Twin Share option that is offered for most tours where you share a hotel room with another same gender traveller. In this case, you will not be charged for Single Supplement.

Is it possible to book a triple share accommodation?

Yes, it is possible to book triple share accommodations on select trips. Please inquire or contact us regarding this option, as prices and availability vary from tour to tour.

Can we book this tour with our exclusive group?

Yes, you can! Anderson Vacations works with many private groups and helps to customize a tour to traveller’s needs. Please contact us for more details.

Are gratuities included in the tour cost?

For convenience, gratuities for local guides and meals that are specified in the itinerary are included in the tour price. For meals not included in your tour package please remember that it is customary to tip your server 10-20% in North America. Gratuities for your Coach Driver (where appropriate) and Tour Director are entirely at your discretion. We recommend about CDN $5.00 per person, per day, for your Driver and CDN$7.00 per person, per day for your Tour Leader.
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