5. Cave & Basin

Cave & Basin

The Cave and Basin has been a historically significant site for Indigenous Peoples for over 10,000 years. It was rediscovered in 1883, by three railway workers from Canadian Pacific Railway and became part of Banff National Park when it was established in 1885. The Cave and Basin was recognized as a National Historic Site of Canada in 1981 and its sulphurous, geothermal hot spring near Sulphur Mountain continues to be a major draw for visitors to Banff.


Guests can visit the Cave and Basin National Historic Site Museum to learn more about the history of the area, and enjoy interactive exhibits and short films. Visitors can also explore a tunnel to a natural grotto, and see a replica of the 1887 bathhouse and the restored 1916 swimming pool. After visiting the museum, discover beautiful hiking trails in the surrounding area.

*Museum admission not included.

Departure Times

11:00 | 13:15 | 15:45 | 18:00
Scheduled stops are approximate and may vary as much as 15 minutes depending on driving conditions.

4. Mount Norquay

Mt. Norquay is a mountain and ski resort in Banff National Park, Canada that lies directly northwest of the Town of Banff. Take a ride on the North American sightseeing chairlift and dine at the famous 1950’s teahouse, the Cliffhouse Bistro, while enjoying a stunning view of Mount Rundle. If you are feeling more adventurous conquer the Via Ferrata, which is Italian for Iron Road. A certified guide will lead you up the cliffs, where you might be able to spot big horn sheep, elk or grizzly bears.

Departure Times

10:27 | 12:42 | 14:57 | 17:27
Scheduled stops are approximate and may vary as much as 15 minutes depending on driving conditions.

3. Banff Train Station

Banff Train Station is a railway station in Banff, Alberta, Canada. It is used by the Rocky Mountaineer and Royal Canadian Pacific rail tour services. The station is located on Canadian Pacific line.

The station was originally built for the Canadian Pacific Railway. The station was declared a heritage railway station by the federal government in 1991. The Banff Train Station is also the location of Banff’s new intercept parking lots. These lots offer free 12 hour parking and a great place to base your adventures out off.

Departure Times

Going Up 10:10 | 12:25 | 14:40 | 17:10
Coming Down 10:40 | 12:55 | 15:25 | 17:40
Scheduled stops are approximate and may vary as much as 15 minutes depending on driving conditions.

2. Lake Minnewanka

Lake Minnewanka (“Water of the Spirits” in Nakoda) is a glacial lake located in the eastern area of Banff National Park in Canada, about five kilometres (3.1 miles) northeast of the Banff townsite. The lake is 21 km (13 mi) long and 142 m (466 ft) deep, making it the 2nd longest lake in the mountain parks of the Canadian Rockies (the result of a power dam at the west end).

Notice: In compliance with Parks Canada and Covid-19, WowBanff’s ability to stop at Lake Minnewanka may be impacted. Please note however that the tour will still pass through the area

Departure Times

09:43 | 11:58 | 14:13 | 16:43
Scheduled stops are approximate and may vary as much as 15 minutes depending on driving conditions.

1. Banff Springs

The Fairmont Banff Springs, formerly and commonly known as the Banff Springs Hotel, is a historic hotel located in Banff, Alberta, Canada. The entire town including the hotel, is situated in Banff National Park, a national park managed by Parks Canada. The hotel overlooks a valley towards Mount Rundle, both of which are situated within the Rocky Mountain range. The hotel is located at an altitude of 1,414 metres (4,639 ft).

Departure Times

09:00 | 11:15 | 13:30 | 16:00 | 18:15
Scheduled stops are approximate and may vary as much as 15 minutes depending on driving conditions.