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Tunnel Mountain Trail: a Smartphone Audio Nature Tour

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Listen to a nature guide through your smartphone as you hike to the incredible summit of Tunnel Mountain following the Tunnel Mountain Trail.

On this 4.3 km (return) tour, you'll hear about the famous Banff character Bill Peyto, Sleeping Buffalo, local plants and wildlife, and some Banff Park history.

Highlights include the views of the mighty Bow River, Sulphur Mountain, the Town of Banff, and more!

The tour also comes with a fun location-based trivia game. After the commentary plays, look at your device and guess the answer.

Live GPS map shows where you are and where to go next. As you get close, guide commentary will automatically play!

Getting started is easy, just book the tour, download the app and go. Note: the number of travelers you select is the number of devices you can download the tour to.

*** Please check the condition of the trail before booking, especially in the Fall/Winter/Spring.

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Itinerary
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Stop At: 5CGQ+47 Banff, AB, Canada

Listen to a nature guide through your smartphone as you hike to the incredible summit of Tunnel Mountain following the Tunnel Mountain Trail.

On this 4.3 km (return) tour, you'll hear about the famous Banff character Bill Peyto, Sleeping Buffalo, local plants and wildlife, and some Banff Park history.

Highlights include the views of the mighty Bow River, Sulphur Mountain, the Town of Banff, and more!

Don't just see the beautiful sights, hear what they have to say!

The tour also comes with a fun location-based trivia game. After the commentary plays, look at your device and guess the answer.

Keep the professional nature guide experience, ditch the crowded tour groups, tight schedules and high prices. Live GPS map shows where you are and where to go next. As you get close, guide commentary will automatically play!

Getting started is easy, just book the tour, download the app and go. Note: the number of travelers you select is the number of devices you can download the tour to.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: 5CGQ+GG Banff, AB, Canada

NAMING TUNNEL MOUNTAIN. We'll tell how the mountain came to be named and why.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: 5CGQ+RH Banff, AB, Canada

TURQUOISE WATER. On a sunny day the Bow River may be a beautiful turquoise colour. We'll tell you how this happens.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: 5CGQ+VX Banff, AB, Canada

MOUNT RUNDLE & MINERALS. Glancing along the cliff-sides of this peak, you can see the true colors of the mountain above the tree line. We'll tell you what causes those colours.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: 5CGR+RC Banff, AB, Canada

WILD BILL PEYTO. Banff National Park has an abundance of history, and with good reason, of course! You'll hear about Wild Bill - one of the "characters" in it's history!

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: 5CGV+F8 Banff, AB, Canada

WILDFLOWERS. The mountains are home to thousands of wild flowers which grow in three major vegetation zones within the park. We'll tell you what flowers you may see on your hike to the summit.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: 5CFV+WW Banff, AB, Canada

FIRST NATIONS & "SLEEPING BUFFALO". Translated from Stoney Nakoda tongue, Tunnel Mountain was known as “Sleeping Buffalo”.
We'll tell you how that name came about.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: 5CGW+52 Banff, AB, Canada

IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF ROYALTY. We'll tell you about some of the famous people whose steps you are following!

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: 5CGV+FX Banff, AB, Canada

BANFF NATIONAL PARK. Banff is celebrated worldwide for its stunning views, incredible wildlife, and a never ending abundance of hiking trails. We'll let you in on what it takes to keep it that way.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: 5CGW+3H Banff, AB, Canada

SACRED BUFFALO GUARDIAN MOUNTAIN. Indigenous tribes were the first to verbally note and name their surroundings, so it only makes sense that we honor this history. We'll tell you what is happening to do that.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: 5CFX+P5 Banff, AB, Canada

ROCKY MOUNTAIN WILDLIFE. You'll hear about some of the 65 notable animal species whose homes are within the boundaries of Banff National Park.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: 5CFX+W5 Banff, AB, Canada

WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY. Having pictures to take home is wonderful part of any adventure. We'll give you some tips on how to do it safely when dealing with large animals in the park.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: 5CGX+42 Banff, AB, Canada

CURVED PINE TREES. Let us tell you about some of these trees and a few of the theories as to how they were formed.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: 5CGW+VH Banff, AB, Canada

BOW RIVER: BEAUTIFUL & DANGEROUS. We'll tell how dangerous this beautiful river can be and what happened just a few years ago.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: 5CGW+XC Banff, AB, Canada

SULPHUR MOUNTAIN VIEWPOINT. As you are looking over the horizon from this viewpoint, you'll see Sulphur Mountain. We'll tell why it got it's name and why you may want to hike that one next!

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: 5CGW+GX Banff, AB, Canada

TUNNEL MOUNTAIN SUMMIT. You are at summit where you can take in a 360 degree view of the mountains and lakes around you! We'll also give you a few tips here on how to make it back down - once you have filled up on the gorgeous views.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: 5CGW+5W Banff, AB, Canada

LODGEPOLE PINES. We'll let you in on an interesting characteristic of a species of coniferous tree known as a Lodgepole Pine.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: 5CFX+P6 Banff, AB, Canada

"THE VIEW THAT WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN". We'll tell who this quote belongs to and you'll see why.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: 5CGW+78 Banff, AB, Canada

THE TOWN OF BANFF. The town of Banff has quite a lot more to offer you than just the trail we're on, of a different variety of course. We'll tell you about a few of them.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: 5CGV+7H Banff, AB, Canada

UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE. We'll tell you the importance of Banff National Park, alongside Jasper, Yoho and Kootenay being given this honoured designation.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: 5CGR+MQ Banff, AB, Canada

AN INCREDIBLE ECOSYSTEM. We'll give you some of the reasons why the coexistence between every being in these habitats is what allows them to flourish.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: 5CGQ+6G Banff, AB, Canada

THE GRAND FINALE. You've made it!!! We hope that your venture into the wilderness today was informative and fun and we'll "see" you on another Tripvia Tour.

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: Canada House Gallery, 201 Bear St, Banff, AB T1L 1B5, Canada

Not a point of interest on the tour, but you'll be in the area and can spend as much time as you like here.

Pass By: Cascade Shops, 317 Banff Ave, Banff, AB T1L 1C1, Canada

Not a point of interest on the tour, but you'll be in the area and can spend as much time as you like here.

Pass By: Ink Pots Hiking Trail, Bow Valley Parkway, Banff National Park, Alberta Canada

Not a point of interest on the tour, but you'll be in the area and can spend as much time as you like here.

Pass By: Surprise Corner, Banff, AB T0L, Canada

Not a point of interest on the tour, but you'll be in the area and can spend as much time as you like here.

Pass By: Spray River Trail Loop, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta Canada

Not a point of interest on the tour, but you'll be in the area and can spend as much time as you like here.

Pass By: Fenland Trailhead, Improvement District No. 9, AB T1L 1K2, Canada

Not a point of interest on the tour, but you'll be in the area and can spend as much time as you like here.

Pass By: Banff Gondola, 100 Mountain Ave, Banff, AB T1L 1B2, Canada

Not a point of interest on the tour, but you'll be in the area and can spend as much time as you like here.

Pass By: Lake Minnewanka Scenic Drive, Lake Minnewanka Scenic Dr, Alberta T0L, Canada

Not a point of interest on the tour, but you'll be in the area and can spend as much time as you like here.

Pass By: Bow Falls, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta Canada

Not a point of interest on the tour, but you'll be in the area and can spend as much time as you like here.

Pass By: Sunshine Meadows, 1 Sunshine access Rd Trailhead at Sunshine Village, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1J5 Canada

Not a point of interest on the tour, but you'll be in the area and can spend as much time as you like here.

Pass By: Bow Valley Parkway, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta Canada

Not a point of interest on the tour, but you'll be in the area and can spend as much time as you like here.

Pass By: Parker Ridge Trail, Icefields Parkway 93, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 0C0 Canada

Not a point of interest on the tour, but you'll be in the area and can spend as much time as you like here.

Pass By: Cave and Basin National Historic Site, 311 Cave Ave, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 0C0 Canada

Not a point of interest on the tour, but it's close by and you can spend as much time as you like here.

Pass By: Two Jack Lake, Lake Minnewanka Loop Road, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta Canada

Not a point of interest on the tour, but it's close by and can spend as much time as you like here.

Pass By: Vermilion Lakes Road, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 0C0 Canada

Not a point of interest on the tour, but it's close by and can spend as much time as you like here.

Pass By: Hoodoos Trail, Buffalo Street Surprise Corner Viewpoint parking lot, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L Canada

Not a point of interest on the tour, but it's close by and can spend as much time as you like here.

Pass By: Banff Legacy Trail, Banff National Park, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta Canada

Not a point of interest on the tour, but it's close by and can spend as much time as you like here.

Pass By: Johnson Lake Road, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta Canada

Not a point of interest on the tour, but it's close by and can spend as much time as you like here.

Pass By: Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, 107 Tunnel Mountain Drive, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1H5 Canada

Not a point of interest on the tour, but it's close by and can spend as much time as you like here.

Pass By: Cascade Ponds, Lake Minnewanka Scenic Drive, 110 Bear St, Banff, AB T1L 1A1, Canada

Not a point of interest on the tour, but it's close by and can spend as much time as you like here.

Pass By: Helen Lake Trail, Icefield Parkway 32 km N Lake Louise, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta Canada

Not a point of interest on the tour, but it's close by and can spend as much time as you like here.

Pass By: Cascade Waterfall, Lake Minnewanka Road, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta Canada

Not a point of interest on the tour, but it's close by and can spend as much time as you like here.

Pass By: Tunnel Mountain Trail, lower trailhead on St. Julien Road, near the Banff Centre upper trailhead on Tunnel Mountain Drive, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta Canada

Incredible Hike.

Pass By: Tunnel Mountain Trail, lower trailhead on St. Julien Road, near the Banff Centre upper trailhead on Tunnel Mountain Drive, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta Canada

Incredible Hike

Pass By: Tunnel Mountain Trail, Banff, AB T0L, Canada

Hike location.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Service animals allowed
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • This is a self-guided tour so you will use your own smartphone & headphone (optional). Please abide by all federal and territorial health rules & recommendations.
Inclusions
  • Customer Service Via Phone & Email
  • Download on WiFi before (no signal required or data used during tour)
  • Enjoy the tour anytime, not just on your booking date with Tripvia Tours....
  • Live GPS map shows route & your location
  • No time constraints, take as long as you like to complete the tour
  • Trivia questions at each stop (optional)
  • Tour guide commentary automatically plays at each point of interest


Exclusions
  • Smartphone or tablet
  • Headphones (optional - audio will play from device speaker too)


Departure Point
190 Tunnel Mountain Dr, Banff, AB T1L 1K2, Canada


Departure Time
Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 2/16/2021 - 2/9/2023
Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM


Duration
3 hours

Return Details
Returns to original departure point


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