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Banff National Park Guided Hike with Lunch
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Banff National Park Guided Hike with Lunch

By Discover Banff Tours
Recommended by 95% of travellers
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Ages 13-99, max of 12 per group
Duration: 7h
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Live guide: English
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  • Certified hiking guide
  • Use of hiking poles
  • Return transport from Banff
  • Pick up from the public bus parking located behind the Mount Royal Hotel.
  • Packed lunch
What's not included
  • Gratuities


Start:
  • Mount Royal Hotel, 138 Banff Ave, Banff, AB T1L 1A7, Canada
    All guests must wait at the public bus parking located behind the Mount Royal Hotel at 138 Banff Ave. You must be ready 5 minutes prior to the 7:42am departure time.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 3827CH

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Minimum age is 13 years and all children aged between 13 and 15 years of age must be accompanied by an adult and have a parent or guardian sign their waiver.
    • Children aged 16 to 17 years old may go on the hike without an adult, but a parent must meet the guide in the morning to sign a waiver.
    • Please be prepared for the mountain weather, it changes quickly. To ensure that you enjoy the day, please wear/bring: lightweight hiking pants, a breathable shirt (not cotton!), a warm layer (like a fleece jacket, a waterproof jacket, a hat and sunglasses, hiking shoes (sturdy, ideally waterproof or water resistant hiking boots or shoes - trainers or runners are okay, but boots are better), a small backpack, a water bottle, sunscreen, bug spray and your camera.
    • Child prices are not available, adult prices apply to all travelers
    • Early/late season itinerary changes may apply, please inquire at the time of booking
    • Please note: due to changing weather conditions throughout the year, your hiking route may be modified for safety or accessibility of trails
    • Included packed lunch; kindly make your meal selection by contacting our reservations team.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    How much is Banff National Park Guided Hike with Lunch?
    Banff National Park Guided Hike with Lunch price starts from RM 535.61. Discover and book Banff National Park Guided Hike with Lunch on Tripadvisor
    What is the Banff National Park Guided Hike with Lunch cancellation policy?
    Banff National Park Guided Hike with Lunch cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Banff National Park Guided Hike with Lunch on Tripadvisor
    Which company provides Banff National Park Guided Hike with Lunch?
    Banff National Park Guided Hike with Lunch is hosted by Discover Banff Tours. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Discover Banff Tours on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Banff National Park Guided Hike with Lunch on Tripadvisor

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 3827CH

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    Geraldine M
    Woking, UK5 contributions
    Sept 2022
    We booked a Discover Banff Tours guided walk through a third party. Unfortunately there was confusion over the start time (7:45 vs 8:00am) and we watched the bus drive away as we ran down the road. We called immediately at 8:00am and spoke to the supervisor but we were informed the bus couldn’t turn round. We asked if our booking could be moved to the following or another day with availability but this was refused and their only offer was for us to pay in full again and contact the third party based in England, not withstanding we were in Banff and we had already paid close to Ca$600 for the trip. We declined. We understand things can go wrong, but great companies try to help their clients when things don’t go to plan. In our experience, Discover Banff will not try to help and will place the full loss and burden of responsibility on you, their customer and we would therefore not recommend them to fellow travellers.
    Written 19 October 2022
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    Hello, Thank you for the review. All of our booking confirmations state to arrive 15 minutes before tour times starts. We did not have a contact number or email for you so we were not able to reach you before the tour time. Unfortunately, our guide waited as long as they could for you but as you arrived after the tour start time, the guide was not able to turn back after the tour started. We apologize for your experience and hope the rest of your trip to Banff was still enjoyable.
    Written 26 October 2022
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    Warren B
    3 contributions
    Jun 2023
    Tim was awesome as our guide for the Hike of the Plain of 6 Glaciers. He was patient, knowledgeable, entertaining and personable. This was a hard hike that led to the glaciers and Plain of Six Tea House where we had lunch. The views were spectacular starting with Lake Louise up to the glaciers. The group was awesome which made it that greater of a hike. We would recommend this hike as a must do. We went on June 16th and were surprised by snow that had just fallen a few days before. Please request Tim as your guide for this hike. You will not be disappointed. Recommended by 2 from N.C.
    Written 24 June 2023
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    Hey Warren, Thank you for sharing your experience with us! We're thrilled to hear that you had an awesome time on the Hike of the Plain of Six Glaciers with Tim as your guide. The hike to the Plain of Six Glaciers is indeed a challenging one, but the stunning views along the way, from Lake Louise up to the glaciers, make it all worthwhile. The opportunity to visit the Plain of Six Tea House and have lunch there must have been a memorable experience. Thank you for recommending this hike as a must-do. Your feedback is valuable, and we appreciate your recommendation to others who may be considering this adventure.
    Written 29 June 2023
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    Sisteryes
    Boulder, CO1 contribution
    Sept 2022 • Friends
    We had a wonderful day hike to Stanley Glacier with our guide Jeff while visiting Banff. He was so full of information about the area and it’s wildlife yet never in a way that was too much. He also had a good sense of humor; a pretty critical piece for us! We felt very lucky to have him as our guide and I highly recommend Discover Banff Tours based on our experience.
    It was a bit smoky from a fire outside of Jasper the day we hiked, did not lessen our enjoyment of the experience a bit!
    Written 9 September 2022
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    Hi, Thank you for the kind words! All the hikes around Banff have stunning views, we are glad to hear the smoke didn't take away from the experience. Hope to see you on more of our hikes soon
    Written 13 September 2022
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    AlanBurner
    Sevenoaks District, United Kingdom39 contributions
    Jun 2023 • Solo
    Francis took a small walking group on an 8 km hike from Lake Morrain. Just nine of us. Very professionally led and hugely enjoyable with magnificent scenery. Francis led us at a reasonable pace and as it was quite steeply uphill provided regular water stops. Exhausting but so hlad I did it.
    Written 19 June 2023
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    Hey Alan, Thank you for your feedback and sharing your experience with us. We're thrilled to hear that you had a fantastic hike with Francis as your guide. The scenery at Moraine Lake truly is magnificent. We appreciate your positive comments and are delighted that you found the hike both challenging and rewarding. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you again in the future and provide you with more memorable adventures.
    Written 22 June 2023
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    Cervo F
    1 contribution
    Sept 2023 • Couples
    Our guide Kelsey made the trip interesting, informative and relaxing. Set a pace that the slowest of our group was able to maintain as well, which was much appreciated, she took turns walking with each individual as well as carrying on a conversation. She was/is an excellent guide and I would not hesitate to return for any of the tours led by her.
    Written 3 October 2023
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    Kelsey, our excellent guide, made your trip interesting, informative, and accommodating to all. Her considerate pace and personal engagement are much appreciated. We look forward to hosting you on future tours led by her. Thank you for the kind words! 🚶‍♀️🗺️😊
    Written 11 October 2023
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    Monique F
    1 contribution
    The guide Kelsey was positive, energized, knowledgeable and made our hiking experience fun.

    As our hiking day trails were changed overnight, it was very new for our tour guide as well. The experience was completed without issues. It was nice and the mountains were beautiful.

    We had to park at the Hotel where we were picked up- please advise in your brochure…. It was an extra expense plus it was very difficult to find parking in Banff.
    Written 16 October 2022
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    djackson90
    Cardiff, UK2 contributions
    Sept 2022 • Couples
    A great day out with the guide doing the plain of the six glaciers hike. The guide was knowledgable, friendly and helpful. He ensured our safety was a priority and had lots of insight into the history of Banff, it’s wildlife and the surrounding areas. We were picked up on time, the lunch was delicious and we completed the hike in good time. We can’t recommend this hike enough!
    Written 17 September 2022
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    Hey, Thank you for the review. We try our best to provide fun tours that explore lesser known areas around Banff. Thank you for joining us on the hike and we hope to see you on more tours soon!
    Written 22 September 2022
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    Ivan D
    Atlanta, GA4 contributions
    Jun 2022 • Couples
    Our original hike was changed due to snow on the trail. Instead we hiked to the Yamnuska shoulder.
    Anicka, our excellent guide, displayed experience, patience, a wealth of knowledge about the flora and fauna and a great sense of humor.
    She turned our 1600 foot elevation gain into a breeze!
    Highly recommend her and the company.
    Written 2 June 2022
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    Hi Ivan, Firstly thank you for your understanding with the schedule change for our early season hike. We're so glad you enjoyed the hike with Anick (we think she's pretty great too!) and hope to see you back in Banff again.
    Written 7 June 2022
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    Alejandra Lopez
    Montreal, Canada3 contributions
    Jun 2023
    I had a great experience in this hiking. We had a great guide, Anikee (hope her name is well written). She was enthusiastic, well prepared and she explained some of the history of the place.
    The hiking it´s mid level.
    The lunch is well served (sandwich, chips, brownies, juice, apple delicious).
    Anikee gave us sticks for all that needed it and also some buff to cover from the sun and wind and all.
    And most important the group vibe was the best! Our guide created a great atmosphere for our special day together.
    I highly recommend you the plein of 6 glaciers in spring. It´s not difficult and you can still see a bit of snow.
    Written 26 June 2023
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    Hey, We're delighted to hear about your great hiking experience and the positive impact Anick had as your guide. We're glad you found the hiking level to be suitable and enjoyed the well-served lunch.Our guides come prepared with necessary equipment like hiking sticks and buffs to ensure your comfort in the changing weather conditions. It's wonderful to hear that Anick shared some historical insights along the way, adding depth to your hike. We appreciate your recommendation of the Plain of Six Glaciers hike in spring. It's a great choice for those looking for a moderately challenging hike with the added bonus of seeing some snow.
    Written 30 June 2023
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    Shruti D
    3 contributions
    This is a must do if you're in Banff. Signed up for the Stanley Glacier hike. Our guide Kelsey was very friendly, knowledgeable, and most importantly, very accomodating. My mom was having some trouble since the switches on the mountain were more challenging than anticipated - Kelsey was patient and took lots of breaks to make sure she didnt feel rushed and had enough time to catch her breath when needed. Seriously, you cant go wrong with discover banff tours - they're professional and knowledgeable.
    Written 14 September 2022
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