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.

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

Castle, Gardens & Waterfalls Tour

Step into Banff's golden era with Open Top Touring for a guided heritage tour setting off from the iconic Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel. Upon boarding our vintage-inspired, open-air automobile, you'll be transported back in time to explore the Canadian Rockies’ most breathtaking historical sights and natural attractions.

Your 90-minute tour includes iconic views of Bow Falls and the Cascades of Time Gardens, a four-acre park built in the 1930s that blooms each sunny season with bright flowers and vintage charm. You’ll also cruise by the prestigious Banff Springs Golf Club to learn about its rich history and design, and take a trip through town alongside the Bow River.

You can also elevate your experience with the Rocky Mountain Afternoon Tea* — a Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel tradition for more than 125 years.

*Rocky Mountain Afternoon Tea requires a 24-hour advance reservation.

Return to Banff's Golden Days
Insta-worthy photo spots
Tour in a vintage-style 1930s automobile
Small and intimate groups of 20
Open-, glass- or canvas-top roof (weather permitting)
Storyteller guides in period costume
Perfect for weddings and small groups!


Child (Ages 6-15)$24

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

June 1 – September 30

Departure times
Daily, various times between 9 AM and 2 PM*

Departure Location
Fairmont Banff Springs (405 Spray Ave.)

90 minutes

  • *Tour times change daily. Click here to see availability.

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