Although it’s made to look old, these vehicles are actually brand new! In the 1930s, Jim Brewster and his company used classic open top vehicles like this one to tour guests around the Rockies (upgraded from his tallyhos and horse-drawn carriages).
The Open Top Touring vehicle will operate rain or shine. When weather allows, the roof will be open to the elements. We also have a canvas-top and a full-glass panel roof that can be used in inclement weather or winter.
No. Unfortunately the Open Top Vehicle is not wheelchair accessible.
The legendary Brewster brothers began guiding visitors through Banff in the late 1800s via horse drawn carriages. In the 1930s, they started using a very similarly styled automobile to guide vistiors. Our brand new Open Top Touring automobiles are modeled after this original fleet.
Yes! We love kids and kids love our glass-top roof. Children 5 and under are free but require a ticket. Car seats are not required. Some specialty tours (when available) may be 18+, but our regular tours are 100% family-friendly.
Private and customizable tours for groups are possible. Please contact our Groups and Events team for more details.
We always recommend that you bring layers with you, even on those warm summer days since some sightseeing stops will be a little cooler than others. It can also get a bit chilly with our open top roof! So a hat and mitts are always a good idea in case you need them. Wear some good walking shoes with grip; bring your camera, sunscreen and some light snacks.
A camera is recommended as well as dressing in layers appropriate for the weather. You are welcome to bring snacks and drinks with you.
Yes. We have USB ports available at every seat. Please bring your own charger with you.
No, Wi-Fi will not be available.
Not while on board the tour, so please purchase any food or snacks you may want while touring in advance.
Open Top Tours are 60–90 minutes long.
Tours are limited to 20 people per departure. To ensure you get the departure that works best for your travel plans, we suggest you book in advance. However we do have the ability to book your tour when you arrive if space permits.