Canadian Rockies Tours
For those with limited time, an organized tour is the best way to see the Canadian Rockies. PURSUIT is the region’s largest tour company. They offer day trips throughout Banff and Jasper that focus on attractions that they also own, including the Banff Gondola, Banff Lake Cruise, Columbia Icefield Ice Explorers, Columbia Icefield Skywalk, and Maligne Lake Cruise. They also operate hotels, restaurants, and run scheduled bus service linking Calgary International Airport, Canmore, Banff, and Lake Louise, with a summer-only service between Lake Louise and Jasper.
Banff-based WHITE MOUNTAIN ADVENTURES offers a variety of scheduled and custom tours, with an emphasis on outdoor recreation including hiking, biking, and skiing.
DISCOVER BANFF TOURS has day trips throughout Banff in small buses with knowledgeable guides. A similar operation in Jasper is SUN DOG TOURS.
TIMBERWOLF TOURS has multi-night tours through western Canada that are for small groups. BACKROADS is renowned for its variety of itineraries, as well as quality accommodations. They also operate bike tours.
All the major escorted tour companies visit the Canadian Rockies, including COSMOS, GLOBUS, and TAUCK.