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“Great Experience!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Discover Banff Tours

Discover Banff Tours
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Owner description: Discover Banff Tours provides small personalized tours in Banff National Park. We offer activities in both summer and winter for individuals and groups. Our tours are smaller giving you plenty of time to chat with our friendly, local and professionally trained guides.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great Experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We used Discover Banff Tours to plan the activities for our honeymoon. As soon as I booked our activities, Michelle from Reservations called me immediately to discuss our itinerary. She brought to our attention one tour that we booked that didn't make sense for us and easily cancelled the tour. Right away I trusted this company and the people that works for the company. They had already impressed me and we hadn't even arrived yet. Our first activity was the Johnston Canyon Ice Walk. Our guides were Anik and Magda. They were both knowledgeable, friendly, and made the tour super fun! Our next tour was Snow Shoeing to Grotto Canyon. Unfortunately (but fortunately) there was a lot of snow while we were there so the road to Grotto Canyon was closed. Michelle called to let us know of the issue and to ensure that we were ok if we went to a different location. We were happy to try the new spot. Nate was our guide and he was great! He gave a lot of information about the area, made us amazing taffy at the top of a hill with amazing views. Got a good workout in too! We also booked dog sledding and snowmobiling through Discover Banff and the companies they partner with were amazing! We did the Great Divide Dog Sledding Tour and had a great time. Snowmobiling was through White and Wild and that was probably one of our favorite days! I was very impressed when Michelle called to remind of us daylight savings so we wouldn't miss our tour the next day. Also, when the itinerary is emailed to you, it gives very specific details about what to wear, what to bring, what time to meet, how long you will be gone, and very detailed directions. All around VERY impressed with this company and would recommend to anyone!

Visited March 2014
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Ross-on-Wye, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Evening Tour!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Our tour guide was Misha and we went on the evening tour to the lower fall. It was beautiful. And very fact filling but not too much so it feels like a school trip. I'd definitely go up to the upper falls next time.

Visited March 2014
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New Mills, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Third time around”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

I couldn't resist taking the Wildlife tour again this year. The guide was Pam and she had a wealth of knowledge about the history of Banff but also the eco systems of the area. It didn't matter that we didn't find much wildlife. We all had the use of binoculars and the chance to examine antlers and horns. I particularly enjoyed all the info about the Banff Springs Hotel. Pam recommended books about the locale and looking at the Facebook page for Boo the Grizzly. And as always on these trips there's the wonder maple syrup cookies and hot chocolate. Try the trip, it's great way to spend the morning and worth every penny of the cost.

Visited March 2014
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Red Deer, Alberta
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Jonstone Canyon Ice Walk.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

This was the first time I had ever done anything like this and I absolutely enjoyed every minute of it thanks to the two of the best guides ever Nate and Dylan. ..they loved to joke around and made everyone feel like they had been friends forever. I would highly recommend these two guys as a tour guide...hope to have them again.

Visited March 2014
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Red Deer
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“Johnston Canyon Tour with Nate and Dillan”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

Absolutely fantastic trip! Nate and Dillan were great tour guides. They were knowledgable about the history of the area and were so friendly and fun. Lots of laughs and jokes were shared with all. We had a group of six women and it didn't intimidate them! :). I would HIGHLY recommend this tour and especially with Nate and Dillan!

Visited March 2014
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