The well-being of our guests and staff has always been our top concern. This season we are taking extra measures to ensure you can travel with confidence. This includes the peace of mind to cancel anytime and receive a full refund.

By order of the Government of Alberta, proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 PCR or rapid test result within 72 hours of your visit is required. Learn more

Rapid Antigen and Molecular PCR tests are available at a private clinic in Banff, with no appointment necessary. Learn more.

Read our full Covid safety promise

  • Crowd-Free Comfort and Mandatory Masks Crowd-Free Comfort and Mandatory Masks
  • Enhanced cleaning program Enhanced cleaning program
  • Rigorous staff training Rigorous staff training
  • Peace of mind Peace of mind
  • Flexible Cancellations Policy Flexible Cancellations Policy

Soak in the Rockies' Spectacular Attractions with Open Top Touring.

Cruise through majestic mountain vistas aboard an Insta-worthy vintage-style vehicle.

This summer head to Banff or Jasper, where you can travel back in time as you tour the region’s most jaw-droppingly beautiful destinations. Board a 1930s style coach appointed with modern amenities and experience the rich culture and history of these Canadian National Parks. Open Top Touring offers a one-of-a-kind local experience to help you immerse yourself in the simplicity of nature and leave the rest behind.

Tour Options


Returning summer 2022

Expect rich characters, fascinating stories, gorgeous views and photo opportunities at every turn.


  • Departures from the east entrance of the Mount Royal Hotel in Banff
  • 90 minute tour
  • Storyteller guide in 1930s costume
  • Visit the most Insta-worthy photo spots

Returning summer 2022

Keep the kids entertained — and informed — on this fun, interactive tour. Through stories, music and games, kids of all ages will learn about the history and culture of Banff, while riding around town in style aboard a 1930s classic coach. Meanwhile, parents can sit back, relax and take in the epic views. Plus, our guides share insider tips on the best family-friendly things to do in Banff.


  • Departures from the Banff Avenue Kiosk in front of the Mount Royal Hotel
  • 90 minute tour
  • Tour designed for Kids 12 and under
  • Interactive games and music included

Returning summer 2022

Venture back to Banff's prohibition era with Open Top Touring. The exclusive Moonshine & Microbrews Tour includes a guided, round-trip tour in one of our open-air, vintage-inspired automobiles and a tasting experience aboard our Lake Minnewanka Beer Voyage Cruise. A prohibition-style cocktail from Farm & Fire caps off the night.


  • Departures from the Elk + Avenue lobby
  • 3.5 hour tour
  • 18+ only tour
  • Special route and themed commentary to Lake Minnewanka
  • Beer Voyage Cruise ticket included

Returning summer 2022

Step into Banff's golden era with Open Top Touring for a round-trip guided heritage experience from the iconic Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel. Your one-hour tour begins with Bow Falls, followed by the prestigious Banff Springs Golf Club to learn about its rich history and design. Cascades of Time Garden, a four-acre park built in the 1930s, is the next picture-perfect stop. A final cruise through town alongside the Bow River completes the adventure.


  • Departures from the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel
  • 60 minute tour
  • Storyteller guide in 1930s costume

Returning summer 2022

Come on a journey with us as we travel back in time to explore the fascinating history of Jasper. Our guides share stories of some of Jasper’s most legendary folklore, recounting the incredible true events — and notable people — that helped shape this historic mountain town. Along the way, you’ll stop at some of Jasper’s most famed natural attractions including Pyramid Lake, the Athabasca River and Old Fort Point.


  • Departures from The Crimson hotel & Pursuit Adventure Centre
  • 90-minute tour 
  • Plenty of opportunities for photos of Jasper’s most iconic places 
  • A fun and engaging experience, suitable for a variety of ages

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