Hello, U.S. travellers! We are ready to welcome you this summer. As of August 9, the Government of Canada will allow entry by land or air into the country for American citizens and permanent residents who have been fully vaccinated at least 14 days prior to entering Canada.
We recommend you familiarize yourself with the Canadian entry requirements before booking your trip. Those requirements include:
Here are some helpful links on the Government of Canada's website with more information:
Easing border measures for fully vaccinated travellers entering Canada
COVID-19: Entering Canada requirements checklist
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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.
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Venture back to the prohibition era with Open Top Touring's Moonshine & Microbrews Tour. Your exclusive adventure begins with a scenic drive to Lake Minnewanka aboard one of our open-air, vintage-inspired automobiles. En route, you'll learn about life in Banff during prohibition through the early 1930s and the colourful characters who helped shape the town.
Then it's time to sit back, relax and enjoy the view on our Beer Voyage Cruise — a refreshing tasting tour featuring local craft beer and hallmark Canadian Rockies scenery. Post-cruise, your Open Top guide will be waiting, ready to tour you through the historic mining town Bankhead and explore one of the area's top wildlife corridors. Back in town, you'll take a final cruise along Banff Avenue to the Elk + Avenue Hotel to cap off the night with a prohibition-style cocktail from Farm & Fire.
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We look forward to welcoming you back on our Moonshine & Microbrews tour in summer 2022.
Throughout the tour, Open Top’s costumed guides share stories about life in Banff during prohibition through the early 1930s and the colourful characters who helped shape the town.
The Beer Voyage Cruise offers guests a refreshing taste of local craft beer and hallmark Canadian Rockies scenery.
The evening is capped off with a final drive along Banff Ave. to the Elk + Avenue Hotel, for a prohibition-style cocktail from Farm & Fire.
Moonshine & Microbrews has closed for the season. We look forward to welcoming you in summer 2022.
Moonshine & Microbrews Tour departs from the Elk + Avenue Hotel 333 Banff Ave.
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