9:30am, 1:30pm
Departure Time
3 Hours
Duration
18+
Age
Active
Activity
Jun-Oct
Season

ATV Tours in British Columbia: Feel the adrenaline rush and see spectacular views as you ride up to 8,000 feet on the Canadian Rockies.

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Experience the Canadian Rockies in a way you’ve never imagined on this ultimate ATV adventure. Travel off-road, down winding trails, and through remote areas for an incredible journey with stunning views of the mountain landscapes.

Getting Started: Rev Up Your Excitement

After some practice time at our base area your guide will lead you up the trail through old-growth forest and open slopes for a spectacular view of Panorama Mountain Resort and the surrounding peaks of the lovely Toby Creek Valley. You’ll start at an elevation of 4,200 feet and there are many opportunities to see wildlife and to stop and take in the fragrance of the forest and the flowers as you travel along the trail.

You’ll visit the remains of an early 1900’s silver mining town at 8,000 feet and marvel at the incredible views of the Rocky and Purcell mountains while enjoying a snack overlooking the amazing alpine bowl full of wildflowers, wildlife and alpine birds. Later, park your ATV and follow your guide along a short pathway to the base of the Smith Falls where you can watch a clear, pure, snow-fed mountain stream cascade over 100′ down a vertical rock face.

Ride With a Group of Friends

Planning an ATV tour in BC with a group of friends or the family? Choose from a regular two-person ATV, or upgrade for an additional fee to a comfortable four-person Side-by-Side!

Where To Meet

You’ll meet at our operations base at Panorama Mountain Village. We’re located and run ATV tours near Invermere and Radium Hot Springs. You’ll receive detailed directions when you book your tour. If you’re planning your ATV tour from Banff, you can expect about a 2 hour drive, but this is an experience that’s well worth it.

Included
  • ATV Damage Insurance (first $500 of incidental damages)
  • Helmet, goggles, boots and rain jacket/pants supplied
  • Modern, comfortable ATV
  • Professional Guides
Transport Options
  • Meet at Toby Creek Adventures (Panorama, BC)
Guide Quote

Harvey's Pick

"So much fun with amazing guides and views out of this world! Upgrade to a side-by-side and everyone can ride together." - Harvey , Reservations Agent, Discover Banff Tours

The best parts of the tour for most people include the following:

1

Choice of driver or passenger, ATV or Side-by-Side

Take control of your own machine, or ride as a passenger in the modern two-person ATVs with an option to upgrade to a to a comfortable four-person Side-by-Side!
2

Paradise Mountain

Ride all the way up to 8,000 feet where you will view the vast expanse of the Canadian Rockies spread before you.
3

Mountain top snack

Enjoy a hot drink and snack in the backcountry at the cozy comfortable alpine cabin while you watch the ravens soar on the breeze.
Included
  • ATV Damage Insurance (first $500 of incidental damages)
  • Helmet, goggles, boots and rain jacket/pants supplied
  • Modern, comfortable ATV
  • Professional Guides
Transport Options
  • Meet at Toby Creek Adventures (Panorama, BC)
Guide Quote

Harvey's Pick

"So much fun with amazing guides and views out of this world! Upgrade to a side-by-side and everyone can ride together." - Harvey , Reservations Agent, Discover Banff Tours

The half day tour starts at 1:30pm, and returns approximately two and a half to three hours later. Please arrive at the operations base 30 minutes prior to your tour departure.
Your tour includes a professional ATV guide, late-model ATV, snack, safety orientation, and a helmet, goggles, light gloves, rubber boots and a rain jacket and pants. ATV damage insurance (which covers up to $500 for incidentals towards any accidental damages to your ATV while you’re on tour) is also included.
ATV damage insurance is included, which provides $500 coverage for minor, accidental damages. Please note that a credit card imprint is required for all tours and will be taken upon arrival.
The operations base is located at Panorama Mountain Village, near Invermere in British Columbia, approximately 2 hours south-west of Banff. Detailed driving directions will be provided in your booking confirmation.
The regular ATVs fit two people – one driver and one passenger that sits behind the driver.

Four-person Side-by-Sides are available as an upgrade option on this tour. Many guests want to experience the thrill of riding on an ATV, however just as many of our guests would prefer to ride in a Side-by-Side and to have a steering wheel rather than handlebars. These vehicles have a side-by-side seating arrangement, seat belts and roll-over protection. The Side-by-Sides also have a steering-wheel with foot operated gas and brake pedals. These features make operation of the vehicle easy and very similar to driving a car. They offer a very comfortable smooth ride with plenty of room to stow backpacks and extra gear. The roof provides shelter from sun or light rain showers.  It is also easier to talk with each other between stops when seated side-by-side. This upgrade option is available during the online booking process.

Please wear layered backcountry clothing including long sleeves, a jacket, pants, sturdy footwear (hiking boot or runners – rubber boots are provided but your own hiking or walking shoes may be more comfortable), sunglasses, sunscreen, a baseball cap and any personal medications (if required). You can also bring a light backpack with you. A helmet, goggles, light gloves, rubber boots and a rain jacket and pants will be provided.

You must also bring a credit card to use for an imprint for damages whether insurance is purchased or not, and don’t forget your camera!

The ATVs can accommodate small backpacks and camera bags, and straps and bungees can be provided to secure your bag to the carrier. Alternatively you can wear a backpack while riding provided you do not bring a passenger.

During the tour you’ll make many stops to take in the view and you are welcome to bring your camera or cellphone and use it to record your ATV trip. If you are a driver, please do not attempt to drive your ATV and use your camera at the same time. Your guide will be more than happy to take group or family photos so please don’t hesitate to ask.

This tour is suitable for all members of the family. No prior experience operating an ATV is needed, in fact most of the guests are first-timers. Everything that you need is supplied (except a camera and a sense of adventure). Please note that the minimum age for passengers is 5 years, and the minimum age for drivers is 18 years of age.
There is a 48 hour cancellation policy, which allows you to change/cancel or refund your booking up to 48 hours outside your booked tour (up to 7 days for group bookings).
Tips are not expected, but are certainly appreciated. If you think your guide did a wonderful job and would like to indicate that with a tip, it will be graciously accepted.
Included
  • ATV Damage Insurance (first $500 of incidental damages)
  • Helmet, goggles, boots and rain jacket/pants supplied
  • Modern, comfortable ATV
  • Professional Guides
Transport Options
  • Meet at Toby Creek Adventures (Panorama, BC)
Guide Quote

Harvey's Pick

"So much fun with amazing guides and views out of this world! Upgrade to a side-by-side and everyone can ride together." - Harvey , Reservations Agent, Discover Banff Tours

  • Minimum age for a driver: 18 years.
  • Minimum weight for a driver: 100lbs.
  • Minimum age for a passenger: 5 years.
  • A standard release of liability is required for all participants. A parent or guardian must complete a liability release for persons under 18 years of age.
  • Photo ID may be required for identity verification.
Included
  • ATV Damage Insurance (first $500 of incidental damages)
  • Helmet, goggles, boots and rain jacket/pants supplied
  • Modern, comfortable ATV
  • Professional Guides
Transport Options
  • Meet at Toby Creek Adventures (Panorama, BC)
Guide Quote

Harvey's Pick

"So much fun with amazing guides and views out of this world! Upgrade to a side-by-side and everyone can ride together." - Harvey , Reservations Agent, Discover Banff Tours

Toby Creek - group tour
Toby Creek - group tour
Toby Creek - group tour
Toby Creek - group tour
Toby Creek - group tour
Toby Creek - group tour
Toby Creek - group tour
Toby Creek - group tour
Toby Creek - group tour
Toby Creek - group tour
Toby Creek - group tour
Toby Creek - group tour
Toby Creek - group tour
Toby Creek - group tour