The Sights of Banff: a Smartphone Audio Walking Tour

The Sights of Banff: a Smartphone Audio Walking Tour

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

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!

Live GPS map shows where you are and where to go next. As you get close, tour guide commentary will automatically play.

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.

Keep the professional tour guide experience, ditch the crowded tour groups, tight schedules and high prices.

Enjoy anytime, not just on your booking date. Stop & start anywhere along route.

Note: the number of travelers you select is the number of devices you can download the tour to.



Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

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

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

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!

Live GPS map shows where you are and where to go next. As you get close, tour guide commentary will automatically play.

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.

Keep the professional tour guide experience, ditch the crowded tour groups, tight schedules and high prices.

Enjoy anytime, not just on your booking date. Stop & start anywhere along route.

Note: the number of travelers you select is the number of devices you can download the tour to.


Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: 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!

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Cascade Gardens, 101 Mountain Avenue Behind Administration Building, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta Canada

Discover this magical 4-acre park built in the 1930s that features gardens terraced into the scenic hillside. The garden includes two separate points of interest you'll experience: the Cambrian & Devonian pavilions.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Banff Pedestrian Bridge, Bow River, 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!

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Buffalo Street & Muskrat Street, Buffalo St & Muskrat 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!

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: 514 Buffalo St, Banff, AB T1L 1A1, 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.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Buffalo Street & Otter Street, Buffalo St & Otter St, Banff, AB T1L, Canada

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

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: 525 Buffalo St #521, Banff, AB T1L, Canada

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


Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: 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.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: 117 Grizzly St, Banff, AB T1L 1E3, Canada

We'll point out one of Canada's historic places, the Tarry-a-while residence. This was the home of Mary Schaffer Warren. Mary was well-known for her early explorations, writings and paintings chronicling the Canadian Rockies.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Otter Street & Caribou Street, Otter St & Caribou St, Banff, AB T1L, Canada

While you walk to the next point of interest, we'll keep things 'cool' and tell you about Banff's climate!

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: 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.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: 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.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: 204 Banff Ave, Banff, AB T1L 1C1, Canada

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

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: 214 Banff Ave, Banff, AB T1L, Canada

We'll point out a big mural on Banff Ave that depicts the Cave & Basin site, which is the perfect opportunity to tell you all about it!

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Banff Visitor Centre, 224 Banff Ave, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1H5 Canada

We'll point out the visitor centre where you can get more information on the all the amazing things to do in the area.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: 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.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: 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.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Caribou Street & Bear Street, Caribou St & Bear St, Banff, AB T1L, Canada

You'll see the old Cascade lodge, home to the Banff Freemasons.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: 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.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: 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.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: 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.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: 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.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: 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.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: 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.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: 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.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Royal Canadian Legion Col. Moore 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!

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: Parks Administration Building, 101 Mountain Ave, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta Canada

You'll see this amazing building!

Pass By: All In The Wild Gallery, 105A Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1B6 Canada

Not a point of interest on the tour, but you'll pass by and can spend as much time as you like here.

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

You'll walk up and down this famous Avenue during the tour.

Pass By: Canada House Art Gallery, 201 Bear Street, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1B5 Canada

Not a point of interest on the tour, but you'll pass by and can spend as much time as you like here.

Pass By: Cascade Shops, 317 Banff Ave, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L Canada

Not a point of interest on the tour, but you'll pass by and can spend as much time as you like here.

Pass By: Ink Pots Hiking Trail, Bow Valley Parkway, Banff National Park, Alberta Canada

Not a point of interest on the tour, but you'll pass by and can spend as much time as you like here.

Pass By: Surprise Corner, Buffalo St, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta Canada

Not a point of interest on the tour, but you'll pass by and can spend as much time as you like here.

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

Not a point of interest on the tour, but it's close by and can spend as much time as you like here.

Pass By: Spray River Trail Loop, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta Canada

Not a point of interest on the tour, but it's close by and can spend as much time as you like here.

Pass By: Fenland Trail, Mount Norquay Road, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta Canada

Not a point of interest on the tour, but it's close by and can spend as much time as you like here.

Pass By: Banff Gondola, 100 Mountain Ave, Banff, AB T1L 1B2, Canada

Not a point of interest on the tour, but it's close by and can spend as much time as you like here.

Pass By: Lake Minnewanka Scenic Drive, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1K2 Canada

Not a point of interest on the tour, but it's close by and can spend as much time as you like here.

Pass By: Bow Falls, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta Canada

Not a point of interest on the tour, but it's close by and can spend as much time as you like here.

Pass By: Sunshine Meadows, 1 Sunshine access Rd Trailhead at Sunshine Village, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1J5 Canada

Not a point of interest on the tour, but it's close by and can spend as much time as you like here.

Pass By: Bow Valley Parkway, Johnson or equal, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta Canada

Not a point of interest on the tour, but it's close by and can spend as much time as you like here.

Pass By: Tunnel Mountain Trail, lower trailhead on St. Julien Road, near the Banff Centre upper trailhead on Tunnel Mountain Drive, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta Canada

Not a point of interest on the tour, but it's close by and can spend as much time as you like here.

Pass By: Parker Ridge Trail, Icefields Parkway 93, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 0C0 Canada

Not a point of interest on the tour, but it's close by and can spend as much time as you like here.

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

Not a point of interest on the tour, but it's close by and can spend as much time as you like here.

Pass By: Two Jack Lake, Lake Minnewanka Loop Road, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta Canada

Not a point of interest on the tour, but it's close by and can spend as much time as you like here.

Pass By: Vermilion Lakes, Alberta T0L 2C0, Canada

Not a point of interest on the tour, but it's close by and can spend as much time as you like here.

Pass By: Hoodoos Trail, Buffalo Street Surprise Corner Viewpoint parking lot, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L Canada

Not a point of interest on the tour, but it's close by and can spend as much time as you like here.

Pass By: Banff Legacy Trail, Banff National Park, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta Canada

Not a point of interest on the tour, but it's close by and can spend as much time as you like here.

Pass By: Johnson Lake Road, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta Canada

Not a point of interest on the tour, but it's close by and can spend as much time as you like here.

Pass By: Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, 107 Tunnel Mountain Drive, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1H5 Canada

Not a point of interest on the tour, but it's close by and can spend as much time as you like here.

Pass By: Cascade Ponds, Lake Minnewanka Scenic Drive, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta Canada

Not a point of interest on the tour, but it's close by and can spend as much time as you like here.

Pass By: Helen Lake Trail, Icefield Parkway 32 km N Lake Louise, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta Canada

Not a point of interest on the tour, but it's close by and can spend as much time as you like here.

Pass By: Cascade Waterfall, Lake Minnewanka Road, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta Canada

Not a point of interest on the tour, but it's close by and can spend as much time as you like here.



Informacion Adicional
"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."



Hora de Inicio:
Confirm time with the local provider in advance of your experience.
Self-Guided Audio Walking Tour of Banff Avenue & Central Park
8/12/2020 - 10/12/2023
Monday - Sunday : 12:00 AM - 11:30 PM

Duración: 60 To 90 Minutes
Lugar de comienzo: 12 Banff Ave, Banff, AB T0L, Canada

Cancelaciones y devoluciones: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.

Incluye

  • Download on WIFI before (no signal required or data used during tour)
  • Flexible dates - tour is yours to keep and enjoy anytime on Tripvia Tours.
  • No time constraints, take as long as you like to complete the tour
  • Live GPS map shows route & your location
  • Tour guide commentary automatically plays at each point of interest
  • Trivia questions at each stop (optional)

No Incluye

  • Smartphone or tablet
  • Headphones (optional - audio will play from device speaker too)
  • Attraction tickets
  • **Recommended attractions may be closed/inaccessible due to season or reasons beyond our control.
  • Entry/Admission - Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum
  • Entry/Admission - The Historic Luxton Home Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies
  • Entry/Admission - Banff Park Museum

Instalaciones


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