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Rocky Mountain Day Trips from Calgary

By Viator, January 2018

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With natural treasures including Lake Louise and the Victoria Glacier within easy reach, Calgary is an ideal base from which to explore the Rocky Mountains. If you’re keen to experience the best of Canada’s outdoors and national parks, here are our top picks of Rocky Mountain day trips from Calgary.

Banff Tours
Banff tours from Calgary run to destinations including Peter Lougheed Provincial Park in Kananaskis Country, and must-sees Bow Falls, the Banff Gondola, and Lake Louise in the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Banff National Park. The diverse day trips on offer showcase the rugged beauty of the Canadian Rockies to perfection. As you explore—whether on foot or by bike—be sure to keep watch for native bear, elk, and deer in their natural habitat.

Jasper Tours
Home to stunning natural sites of interest such as Athabasca glacier and falls, the Icefields Parkway, and Maligne Canyon, Jasper National Park and Yoho National Park offer a world of exciting outdoor adventure. Most tours stop in Banff on the way to see iconic locations like the Crowfoot Glacier and Peyto Lake, and travelers can gain insight into Canada’s rich geology on the spectacular Columbia Icefield.

Things to Know
  • Banff National Park is about 68 miles (110 kilometers) west of Calgary, a journey of 90 minutes by road.
  • Jasper National Park sits just over 190 miles (305 kilometers) northwest of Calgary, and the drive takes around five hours.
  • Day tours from Calgary to Banff and Jasper typically last between eight and 14 hours, and include pickup and drop-off at centrally located Calgary hotels as well as a guide, transportation by air-conditioned vehicle, and lunch.
  • If you have more time to play, consider a multi-day tour, which includes meals and tented accommodations.

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Columbia Icefield Tour including the Glacier Skywalk from Calgary, Calgary, null
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Columbia Icefield Tour including the Glacier Skywalk from Calgary

4.5 star rating: Recommended 44 Reviews

On this day trip from Calgary, see the exciting Icefields Parkway on your way to the Columbia Icefield, and explore the Athabasca Glacier with the Ice ...  Read more

Location: Calgary, Canada
Duration: 14 hours (approx.)

From USD $280.51
Banff Day Trip from Calgary, Calgary, Day Trips
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Banff Day Trip from Calgary

4.5 star rating: Recommended 38 Reviews

Take a full day to explore the Canadian Rockies, and travel along Tunnel Mountain Drive, with its wind-carved rock formations. Then ride to the mountain top ...  Read more

Location: Calgary, Canada
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $179.26
Mountain Lakes and Waterfalls Day Trip from Calgary, Calgary, Day Trips
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Mountain Lakes and Waterfalls Day Trip from Calgary

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 60 Reviews

Discover Canada's beautiful mountain lakes and waterfalls during this day trip from Calgary. Explore Banff National Park and visit Lake Louise, the 'Jewel of ...  Read more

Location: Calgary, Canada
Duration: 14 hours (approx.)

From USD $200.84
Icefields Parkway Discovery to Jasper from Calgary, Calgary, Day Trips
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Icefields Parkway Discovery to Jasper from Calgary

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 17 Reviews

Travel from Calgary to Jasper on this one-way Canadian Rockies day trip by coach, ideal for photographers, outdoor enthusiasts and casual sightseers alike. ...  Read more

Location: Calgary, concludes Jasper, Canada
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $242.34
Intro Survival Course Rockies, Calgary, Day Trips
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Intro Survival Course Rockies

Learn some incredible survival techniques in the Central Canadian Rockies. Sharpen your bushcraft skills, and enjoy an amazing two day experience in the ...  Read more

Location: Calgary, Canada
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $228.23
Calgary and Banff Mountain Biking Adventure, Calgary, Nature & Wildlife
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Calgary and Banff Mountain Biking Adventure

Join a local expert to see the beauty of of the parks around Calgary and Banff. This mountain biking adventure takes you on an insiders tour to experience the ...  Read more

Location: Calgary, Canada
Duration: Flexible

From USD $331.97
Full-Day Rocky Mountain Brewery Tour from Calgary, Calgary, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Full-Day Rocky Mountain Brewery Tour from Calgary

Experience Alberta's good-natured and welcoming breweries and distilleries for 8.5-hours with your guide, who enjoy a satisfying drink as much as you. Along ...  Read more

Location: Calgary, Canada
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $131.96

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