Top Tours in and Around Calgary

A bus driving through the mountains around Calgary taking people on a tour
A bus driving through the mountains around Calgary taking people on a tour
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Top Tours in and Around Calgary

Tour in and around Calgary with these experienced tour guides.

Tours are a great way to experience a destination and the perfect way to get a local’s perspective on the history, food, and culture of a city. Enjoy the convenience of a tour bus, the freedom of a bicycle, or the adventure of motorcycle sidecars on these guided tours in and around Calgary. Let experienced guides and tour operators do the planning and explore everywhere from downtown Calgary and Banff to Dinosaur Provincial Park and Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump. Find the tour that is right for you as you explore Calgary and beyond.

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Top Bus & Motorcycle Tours of Calgary

There is currently no hop-on hop-off bus services available in Calgary but plenty of guided bus tours to help you explore the city.

Blue Sky Tours is a bus tour company with a city tour for everyone. Take the City Highlights tour and see everything from the Calgary Tower and Olympic Plaza to Fort Calgary and views from Scotsman Hill. Sports fans will love exploring sports venues like the Scotiabank Saddledome, McMahon Stadium, and the Olympic Oval. Hunt for antiques in the historic neighbourhood of Inglewood or explore heritage and executive homes that have defined Calgary since the turn of the century.

Learn about important landmarks and public spaces on the CalgaryWalks & Bus Tours city bus tour with engaging guides. Tours leave from the base of the Calgary Tower and return to the same location at the end of the day.

Hammerhead Scenic Tours offers year-round bus tours of Calgary with key stops at WinSport, Heritage Park, and Scotsman Hill. Each tour lasts approximately 3 hours on a comfortable air-conditioned tour bus.

Rocky Mountain Sidecar Adventures offers guided sidecar motorcycle tours in and around Calgary. Experienced drivers let you enjoy the view from the sidecar on a 90 minute tour of Calgary, featuring historic locations and the neighbourhoods of Kensington and Inglewood.

RTB Tours & Shuttles offers a Calgary Evening Tour with incredible views of the downtown Calgary skyline from Crescent Heights and Scotsman’s Hill. This tour is an excellent choice for visitors who are only in Calgary for a short time. The tour lasts approximately 2 hours between 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

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Bus tour with RTB Tours through Calgary to Banff, the Fairmont Banff Springs

Tour Calgary by bus with RTB Tours & Shuttles.

 

Top Walking Tours of Downtown Calgary

CalgaryWalks & Bus Tours tells the story of downtown Calgary from its early beginnings to the lively urban centre it is today. Tours guides lead a historical walking tour to major landmarks at a comfortable pace, through Stephen Avenue and along the Bow River Pathway.

Walk the YYC offers free walking tours. The Calgary Downtown and Haunted Cowtown tours offer a unique perspective into the history of the city on this guided walking tour. Tours last between 2 and 3 hours and meet at the Calgary Tower.

Many Chief Tours shares local and Indigenous history, including the culture of the Blackfoot people, with guided walking tours on Calgary's St. Patrick's Island in the East Village. Tours last approximately 90 minutes over the course of a 2.2 kilometre path.

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Tour Olympic City Hall in Calgary

Tour Olympic City Hall in Calgary (Photo credit: Neil Zeller).

 

Top Ways to Tour Banff National Park

Explore the beauty and wonder of Banff National Park with a guided tour company that will provide transportation and helpful information along the way. These tours depart from Calgary and provide transportation to and from Banff.

Tour Banff National Park, visit Tunnel Mountain, ride the gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain, or cruise the waters of Lake Minnewanka with Blue Sky Tours.

Discover Banff Tours guides small groups to the major highlights in Banff along with custom experiences at Lake Louise, and Grotto Canyon, and Johnston Canyon. Looking for adventure? Try hiking, horseback riding, whitewater rafting, snowshoeing, dogsledding, skiing, or snowmobiling with Discover Banff Tours.

Canadian Scenery Travel and Rocky Mountain Scenic Tours provide tours of the Canadian Rockies and Banff National Park in English, Mandarin, and Cantonese.

You can even tour Banff National Park with an award-winning tour guide and his furry friend Reno. Tours with Big Wolf Tour Company are small groups, up to ten people, and explore Banff from sunrise to sunset with big adventure in mind.

Hammerhead Scenic Tours provides a full day tour through the Alberta foothills and the Canadian Rockies, with stops at Two Jack Lake, Lake Minnewanka, Moraine Lake, and the Valley of the Ten Peaks, with key stops at Lake Louise and the Town of Banff. This full day tour lasts approximately 10-11 hours.

RTB Tours & Shuttles offers guided tours to Banff National Park with key stops at the Town of Banff, Moraine Lake, Lake Louise, and the Victoria Glacier. This year-round tour departs Calgary at 7:30 a.m. from the base of the Calgary Tower and returns at approximately 6:30 p.m.

Brewster Sightseeing gives you the opportunity explore Banff and the charming shops, galleries, cafes, and restaurants of this mountain town. Finish it all off with a ride up the Banff Gondola and a tour of Lake Minnewanka. Tours depart from Calgary, Canmore, and Banff.

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Tour Banff National Park with Brewster Travel Canada.

Tour Banff National Park with Brewster Travel Canada.

 

Top Tours of Drumheller and the Badlands 

Explore Drumheller and the Badlands with expert tour guides and comfortable transportation. These tours depart from Calgary and provide transportation to and from Drumheller and the Badlands.

Experience the Canadian Badlands with Blue Sky Tours and visit the Royal Tyrrell Museum and Horsethief Canyon just east of Calgary.

Calgary Tours departs from the Chinese Cultural Centre every Sunday for a one day tour of the Badlands, with Horseshoe Canyon, hoodoos, and a visit to the Royal Tyrrell Museum on the itinerary.

Hammerhead Scenic Tours provides a full day tour from Calgary that includes stops along Horseshoe Canyon and the North Dinosaur Trail, a visit to the World’s Largest Dinosaur, and a key stop at the Royal Tyrrell Museum. This full day tour lasts approximately 9.5 hours.

Explore Drumheller and the Badlands with RTB Tours & Shuttles, with key stops along Horseshoe Canyon, the Hoodoos, Atlas Coal Mine, Rosedale Suspension Bridge, and the world famous Royal Tyrrell Museum. Tours begin in May each year and departs Calgary at 7:30 a.m. from the base of the Calgary Tower and returns at approximately 6:15 p.m.

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Tour Drumheller (Photo credit: Nate @natesvscrocodile).

Tour Drumheller (Photo credit: Nate @natesvscrocodile).

 

Dinosaur Provincial Park Tours

Prairie Sprinter offers a full day tour of Dinosaur Provincial Park with comfortable shuttles will navigate the drive to this popular UNESCO World Heritage Park, with time to roam the trails around the interpretive centre. This tour includes admission to the expert lead Explorers Bus Tour at Dinosaur Provincial Park. Check with Prairie Sprinter for more details.

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Tour Dinosaur Provincial Park (Photo credit: Travel Alberta/Mike Seehagel).

Tour Dinosaur Provincial Park (Photo credit: Travel Alberta/Mike Seehagel).

 

Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump Tours

Blue Sky Tours offers a 1 day interpretive tour of Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The tour can also be combined with a trip through the town of Nanton, Bar-U Ranch, or Bragg Creek.

Hammerhead Scenic Tours offers a full day tour of this historic site with a scenic drive along the Legendary Cowboy Trail and admission to the Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump Interpretive Centre. This full day tour lasts approximately 9.5 hours.

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Group on a tour at Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, around Calgary

Tour Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump (Photo credit: Travel Alberta/Jeremy Fokkens).

 

 

Top Waterton National Park Tours

Take a multi-day tour of Waterton Lakes National Park with Blue Sky Tours and discover the spectacular scenery and wildlife just along the Canadian/American border.

Hammerhead Scenic Tours provides a guided tour along the historic Cowboy Trail with stops at the Buffalo Paddock, Prince of Wales Hotel, Cameron Falls, and Red Rock Canyon, before arriving at Waterton Lakes National Park and Glacier International Peace Park. This full day tour lasts approximately 12.5 hours.

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Women walking through a field on a tour of Waterton National Park

Tour Waterton (Photo credit: Travel Alberta/Mike Seehagel).

 

Calgary's Top Food Tours

Let your appetite lead the way with Alberta Food Tours and meet the farmers and chefs behind the food. From Sunday Brunch at the Calgary Farmers’ Market and Craving Kensington to Inglewood Edibles and the food of 17th Avenue SW, Alberta Food Tours will take you on a delicious culinary adventure. Alberta Food Tours also offers tours with local guides in Banff and Canmore.

Ready to discover the best brews in Calgary? Canadian Craft Tours offers a Calgary Brewery Tour that will take you behind the scenes of the local craft beer scene. Round trip transportation, tours, and tasting flights are included in each tour.

Walk the YYC offers Calgary’s only beer and barbecue tour. The Calgary Beer & BBQ Tour includes sample flights at each brewery, transportation, and a BBQ sample platter at Paddy’s BBQ & Brewery.

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Group eating on a Calgary Food Tour at Rouge

Calgary Food Tours at Rouge.

 

Float Through Calgary with Bow River Rafting Tours

Embark on Calgary’s only guided river experience with Mukwah Rafting Tours. The Calgary River Experience begins at the Pump House Theatre and travels along the Bow River with great views of downtown Calgary. This tour lasts approximately 2 hours.

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Raft floating down the Bow River on a tour with Mukwah Rafting Tours

Mukwah Rafting Tours on the Bow River (Photo credit: Travel Alberta/Caitlyn Giorgio).