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The Sights of Banff GPS-Guided Audio Walking Tour

Listen to a tour guide through your smartphone as you explore incredible Banff!

Keep the professional tour guide experience, ditch the crowded tour groups, tight schedules and high prices. Live GPS map shows where you are and where to go next. As you get close, tour guide commentary will automatically play!

On this 5 km (return) sightseeing tour, you'll explore Banff's past as well as it's present as we point out historical buildings, sculptures, sights & attractions.

Highlights include the Banff Administration Building, Luxton Home Museum, Central Park & the Cascades of Time Gardens!

Don't just see the beauty of Banff, hear what it has to say!

The tour also comes with a fun location based trivia game. After the commentary plays, look at your device and tap your guess at the answer. See your score as you go!

Getting started is easy, just book the tour, download the app and go. Note: the number of travelers you select is the number of devices you can download the tour too.

per adult from




60 to 90 minutes


Mobile ticket

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  • What's included :
    • Lifetime Tour Access on Tripvia Tours app for Android & iOS
    • Download on WIFI before (no signal required or data used during tour)
    • Take as long as you like to complete the tour.
    • Customer Service via Phone & Email
    What's excluded :
    • Smartphone or tablet
    • Headphones (optional - audio will play from device speaker too)
    • Attraction tickets
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Pass By: Banff, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta

    The tour is approximately 5 kms long. Using the live GPS map, you'll navigate to the following points of interest. You can spend as much or as little time at each, with no time restrictions you have the ultimate freedom to explore & discover Banff!

    Pass By: Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum, 1 Birch Ave On banks of Bow River, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A8 Canada

    We'll point out the museum and tell you all about it. If you decide to visit, you'll experience a time when native people followed the great buffalo herds, moving their camp seasonally, hauling their tipis and equipment by travois.

    Pass By: Banff National Park Administration Building, 101 Mountain Ave, Banff, AB T0L, Canada

    You'll be in awe at this incredible building. While you stare (it's ok to stare in this case), we'll tell you all about it!

    Pass By: Cascade of Time Garden, Cave Ave, Banff, AB T1L 1K2, Canada

    Discover this magical 4-acre park built in the 1930s that features gardens terraced into the scenic hillside.

    Pass By: Cascade of Time Garden, Cave Ave, Banff, AB T1L 1K2, Canada

    We'll take you to the Cambrian pavilion within the gardens. The pavilion reflects the emerging ideals of protecting and enhancing designated wilderness areas for the pleasure and benefit of the Canadian people.

    Pass By: Cascade of Time Garden, Cave Ave, Banff, AB T1L 1K2, Canada

    You'll also discover the Devonian pavilion, a very good example of rustic design within the national parks program.

    Pass By: 5CFJ+4M Banff, AB, Canada

    As you stare out over the majestic Bow River from the pedestrian bridge, we'll tell you about all about the man known as Mr. Banff!

    Pass By: 439-513 Buffalo St, Banff, AB T1L, Canada

    See if you can find the elevation marker (looks like a coin) that's implanted in the sidewalk. While you look, we'll tell you what it means!

    Pass By: Otter Street, Otter St, Banff, AB T1L, Canada

    We'll point out the Crandell Peck Cabin, one of Banff's oldest buildings. It was built by the original owner, Edward Henry Crandell in 1907, using almost entirely locally sourced materials.

    Pass By: Tunnel Mountain Drive, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta Canada

    Any idea what an inukshuk is? We'll point one out and tell you all about it.

    Pass By: 521-525 Buffalo St, Banff, AB T1L, Canada

    You'll stroll by the Banff Powerstation and learn how it powered the town's streetlights and homes in 1905.

    Pass By: Ken Madsen Path, Banff, AB T1L, Canada

    While you venture down the scenic path, we'll tell you a bit about the history of Banff.

    Pass By: 508-506 Caribou St, Banff, AB T1L, Canada

    Hopefully it's super nice, but depending on the time of year you're visiting, you could be experiencing a variety of weather conditions. While you walk to the next point of interest, we'll keep things 'cool' and tell you about Banff's climate!

    Pass By: 116-138 Grizzly St, Banff, AB T1L, Canada

    We'll point out the Tarry-a-while residence, which is was the home of Mary Schaffer Warren. Mary was well-known for her early explorations, writings and paintings chronicling the Canadian Rockies.

    Pass By: The Historic Luxton Home Museum, 206 Beaver Street, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1B4 Canada

    You'll see the historic home, which features a glimpse into the life of this pioneer family, and of Banff, over a period of nine decades.

    Pass By: Caribou Street & Banff Avenue, Caribou St & Banff Ave, Banff, AB T1L, Canada

    You'll take in Caribou Corner while we tell you about when the Brewster family came to Banff in 1886 and set-up shop right here.

    Pass By: Downtown Caribou East, Banff, AB T1L, Canada

    We'll point out the four sentries sculpture, a mainstay on Banff Ave.

    Pass By: Cave and Basin National Historic Site, 311 Cave Ave, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 0C0 Canada

    The tour won't actually go here, but there's a big mural on Banff Ave that we'll point out, which is the perfect opportunity to tell you all about them.

    Pass By: St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, 298 Banff Ave, Banff, AB T1L 1B3, Canada

    We'll tell you about this beautiful church that was built in 1930, but the story starts well before that as St. Paul’s church was established in 1887.

    Pass By: Banff Avenue & Elk Street, Banff Ave & Elk St, Banff, AB T1L, Canada

    Go ahead and have a seat at the fire, warm up a bit! Well, it's made of stone, so we'll just tell you about the monument instead.

    Pass By: Caribou Street & Lynx Street, Caribou St & Lynx St, Banff, AB T1L, Canada

    We'll point out the Cascade lodge and tell you about the history of the Free Masons in Banff.

    Pass By: Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, 111 Bear St, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A3 Canada

    You'll learn about the museum, which seeks to preserve and make accessible the history and culture of the Rocky Mountains.

    Pass By: Central Park, Between Buffalo Street and Banff Avenue Box 1260, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A1 Canada

    You'll take a stroll through Central park, and we'll tell you about a big pile of rocks in the middle. Seriously.

    Pass By: Banff Park Museum, 93 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 0C0 Canada

    You'll learn about the National Historic Site of Canada, which was established in 1895. It's purpose was to house an exhibit of taxidermy mounted specimens of animals, plants and minerals associated with the park.

    Pass By: Banff Avenue & Buffalo Street, Banff Ave & Buffalo St, Banff, AB T1L, Canada

    We'll point out the Dave Whyte block, which has significant heritage value as one of the oldest remaining, largely intact, commercial buildings in Banff.

    Pass By: 107 Banff Ave, Banff, AB T1L 1C9, Canada

    You'll see Harmony Lane, a prominent commercial building built in the rustic National Park style, with beautiful river stone pillars.

    Pass By: Rundle Memorial United Church, 102 Banff Ave, Banff, AB T1L 1B1, Canada

    Learn about the man behind the church's name, from the man himself! Er, our tour guide Don doing his best Mr. Rundle impersonation I mean.

    Pass By: Beaver Street & Buffalo Street, Beaver St & Buffalo St, Banff, AB T1L, Canada

    You'll see the Superintendent's Residence and learn about the responsibilities of the Park Superintendent, who live here.

    Pass By: Royal Canadian Legion Branch 26, 92 Banff Ave, Banff, AB T1L 1A4, Canada

    Finally, you'll see the Banff Legion and the cenotaph that was built out front in 1920!

  • Departure Point :
    12 Banff Ave, Banff, AB T0L, Canada
    Departure Time :
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 8/12/2020 - 12/31/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • This is a self-guided tour so you use your smartphone & earphones. Please follow all Alberta health protocols and wear a mask when practicable.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


English - Written, English - Audio

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Organised by Tripvia Tours

Activity ID: V-214606P3

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