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
  • Flexible Cancellations Policy Flexible Cancellations Policy
  • Peace of mind Peace of mind
  • Rigorous staff training Rigorous staff training

Castle, Gardens & Waterfalls Tour

Step into Banff's golden era with Open Top Touring for a round-trip guided heritage experience from the iconic Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel. Upon boarding the vintage-inspired, open-air coach, you'll be transported back in time to explore the town's breathtaking historical sights and natural attractions. 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. You can also elevate your experience with the Rocky Mountain Afternoon Tea* — a Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel tradition for more than 125 years.

*Afternoon Tea requires a 24-hour advance reservation.

The Rockies Newest Experience
Insta-worthy photo spots
Tour in a Vintage-style 1930s automobile
Small and intimate groups of 10
Open or glass-top roof
Storyteller guides in period costume
Perfect for weddings and small groups!


Child (Ages 6-15)$23

*When booked up to 48 hours in advance.
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Departure Times

Dates Departure times Duration
July 16 – September 30 Various times between 9 AM, and 2 PM* 60 minutes


  • Castle, Gardens & Waterfalls Tour departs from the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel at 405 Spray Ave.
  • *Tour times change daily. Click here to see availability.

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