Our Walking Tours are conducted at a comfortable pace along the pathways and sidewalks of beautiful, downtown Calgary and our Bus Tours showcase our city to show you the highlights that you’re looking for.
Individuals, families, groups and anyone in between will enjoy an informative and engaging time.
Group rates may be applicable for bookings of 10 or more.
We hope to make our tours as affordable for everyone as possible. Our prices are dependent on the type of tour you choose. Each of our tours has individual pricing. Please see the OUR TOURS page which will lead you to both the Walking and Bus Tours pages where you will find pricing and scheduling.
For Custom Tour rates, group booking rates (10 or more), please contact us.
CalgaryWalks requests that you book both Walking and Bus Tours ahead of time.
During our Summer Season: For our Walking Tour, we will try our best to accommodate those who simply “walk-up” and join the tour at the last minute. We do have set a cut-off time (24 hours in advance) for our 4:30 Walk Tour, however, to allow us to better schedule tour guide availability. Our challenge for Walking Tours is that we don’t want groups to become too large and both you and the guide does not want to be raising voices to be heard by/over the crowd.
For our Bus Tours, we can only safely accommodate limited numbers based on vehicle capacity and cannot guarantee availability if not booked in advance.
It’s always best to book in advance.
During our Spring & Fall Season: Since we currently offer so many tour times, we realize that there is a possibility of certain dates and times will be more popular than others. For tour guide scheduling and to be fair to our guides, we need to know in advance if anyone is requesting to take a tour. In most cases, we need to have one day notice for planning purposes to ensure you receive the best tour possible. Tour bookings during the Spring and Fall Season will be closed one day prior to the tour.
Lifetime Adventures Travel/CalgaryWalks does reserve the right to cancel a tour – please check our Terms and Conditions. We will always try our best to be available and provide you with an engaging and enjoyable tour but in the event that a tour must be canceled, we will contact those who have registered for that tour and follow the guidelines of our Cancellation Policy.
Our beautiful city has been known to have extreme temperatures from time to time. Spring and Summer weather is typically beautiful, however, rain (or even snow!) can come down at the blink of an eye.
All CalgaryWalks tours will take place as scheduled, regardless of weather conditions as long as it is safe to do so. In the event of extreme weather, Walking Tours may be adjusted at the discretion of CalgaryWalks so as to utilize Plus 15 walkway system (indoor elevated sidewalks), while ensuring the same overall experience that would occur during favourable weather conditions. Bus Tours will proceed dependent on the safety of road conditions and at the discretion of CalgaryWalks.
CalgaryWalks also reserves the right to reschedule or cancel tours in the event of extreme conditions, at its own discretion. Cancellation will be avoided whenever possible, however, should a tour be rescheduled or canceled, CalgaryWalks will notify all registered guests at the earliest possible moment. In the unlikely event that CalgaryWalks must cancel a tour, we will follow our Cancellation Policy in our Terms and Conditions (currently under revision).
Absolutely not. We are very happy not to create more paper waste.
For our tours, there is additional information for you on the ticket/document that is sent to you, however, you may keep these for informational purposes within your email.
You will, however, be asked to provide some form of ID to verify your purchase.
Just yourself! Of course, comfortable walking shoes are always good to have, however hiking boots are definitely not needed and any high-heeled ladies shoes are discouraged both on Walking and Bus Tours.
Be sure to check the weather forecast, and plan accordingly as all Walking Tours are mostly or completely outside. Items such as sunscreen, hats, and sunglasses are especially useful during the lovely Spring and Summer months in Calgary. Of course, rain can happen, so be sure to check the weather forecast and bring a raincoat, poncho, or umbrella if the forecast suggests it.
We do not provide food or drinks for either our Walking or Bus Tours, nor are there scheduled food stops. Walking Tours are by nature easier to stop along the way and time and facilities permitting, your tour guide may accommodate.
Of course, during your tour, we will point out a few interesting eateries along the way for you to check out at your leisure.
Absolutely. Please be mindful of other tour participants, and stick to those items that can be consumed as we go.
For Bus Tours, we request that all food items be consumed and removed from the bus with care.
We do not schedule bathroom breaks, however, we will stop as requested.
Nature always calls and we will accommodate as required.
In the unfortunate event that you cannot attend your booked tour, CalgaryWalks will work with you to re-book the tour for a different date and/or time based on availability.
All bookings are final however extenuating circumstances will be considered by CalgaryWalks.
In the event that Lifetime Adventures must cancel a tour, a refund will be issued to the original purchaser.
Absolutely, we would love the opportunity to interact with your group. Whether you are with a school group looking to help youngsters learn about the history of Calgary’s downtown, or a university or college level art class looking to familiarize yourself with Calgary’s abundance of public art, we are more than happy to guide you on a tour that you won’t soon forget. For group bookings, please contact us.