Day 1 Banff
Border information: If joining in Banff, you will most likely enter Canada at Calgary International Airport (IATA code: YYC). There will be an important group meeting at 18:00 at the joining hotel - please look out at the hotel reception for a note from your leader with more details about this important meeting. The rest of the day is free to explore Banff and its stunning surroundings. Please note that many of the options listed below will only be possible for those with extra time in Banff before the start of your trip with us - please contact the Sales team if you would like to book pre-tour accommodation with us to have extra time exploring Banff. In Banff we will stay in dormitory rooms in a centrally-located hostel.
Head out on a horse riding trip through the mountains and forests near Banff - Cost: CAD 100
Take the gondola up to the fantastic viewpoint on Sulphur Mountain that looks out over Banff - Cost: CAD 40
Explore the wonderfully-scenic Banff National Park and see its famous lakes and walking trails - Cost: CAD 10
Relax in the sulphuric hot springs near Banff - Cost: CAD 8
Head out on an incredible white water rafting experience on the Kananashin or Kicking Horse River near Banff - Cost: CAD 100
Visit the Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, used for around 5,500 years by the indigenous peoples of the plains to kill buffalo by driving them off the 11m-high cliff - Cost: USD