ATV / Quad Tours & Rentals

ATV / Quad Tours & Rentals

Toby Creek Adventures is located at the western edge of the Canadian Rockies near Invermere, BC.  We are situated in the midst of hundreds of kilometers of beautiful forest and mountain trails suitable for complete beginner to experienced riders. We offer fully guided ATV tours to suit all ages and abilities.  We also provide ATV rentals for experienced riders who do not require a guided trip.  From June to October we offer daily ATV tour departures from Canmore / Banff, Alberta and Panorama, BC

What To Expect When You Visit

IMG_1735Never ridden an ATV before?  No problem!  Most of our guests are first-timers or novice riders.  Our experienced and professional guides will provide you with a full safety briefing and instruction prior to departure.  There is ample opportunity to practice your riding skills and become familiar with the machine before we head out on the trail.  We ride at a leisurely pace and you will never have to ride any faster than you wish or on terrain that exceeds your comfort level.  Our goal is to provide you with a safe, memorable and highly enjoyable experience.

Our ATV Trail system: Our ATV tours are comfortable scenic wilderness experiences that are suitable for all members of the family and all ages and experience levels. We use ATVs as a fun method of transport to access beautiful places with plenty of time to stop for photographs. Our mountain trails are well formed and easy grade back-country roads that overlook the mighty Columbia River, Kootenay and Banff National Parks.

What you will experience:  You will experience traveling in style on a snow-capped mountain with cascading waterfalls, old-growth forest, stream crossings, opportunities to view wildlife (bears, moose, deer, hoary marmots, columbian ground squirrels, ravens and more).  You can even try your hand at gold panning in a wild mountain stream just like the early explorers who first discovered the Paradise Mine.

Our trips are truly unique and guaranteed to be a one of a kind experience!  No other ATV tour company can offer you the same experience.

Toby Creek Adventures - Free Bus Transport from Banff & CanmoreBanff & Canmore ATV Tour Guests
We provide FREE transport from Canmore & Banff (Tuesday, Saturday & Sunday).  Pick up is available at most hotels and other selected locations.  You will travel through Banff National Park, Kootenay National Park and the Columbia Valley with amazing views, wildlife and a friendly interpretive guide.  No extra charge for this value-added tour – available for half day and full day ATV tour bookings.  After your ATV tour we will return you to your Banff or Canmore hotel.

Alternatively you may self-drive to our location to join any of our daily tours.

 

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Daily ATV Tours

DAILY ATV Tours

Paradise Ridge Full Day ATV Tour
  • Modern, comfortable ATV.
  • Helmet, goggles, boots and rain jacket / pants supplied.
  • Hot drinks and cookies.
  • Private alpine cabin
  • BBQ Lunch - vegetarian available on request.
  • Call and book ahead to ensure availability

Paradise Ridge Full Day ATV Tour

DAILY ATV Tours • Duration: 4.5, Daily Departures: 10:30AM

Immerse yourself in our mountain wilderness.  Leave behind the busy towns and highways for an amazing day that you will never forget.  This is the authentic mountain experience you have only imagined until now. Many of our guests have told us that this unique day trip is the most memorable highlight of their entire vacation. Explore Paradise […]

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Driver - $268

Passenger - $135

Child - $99

Side-by-Side (2-seat & 4-seat) Upgrade - Add $140

Glacier Safari
  • Modern, comfortable ATV.
  • Helmet, goggles, boots and rain jacket / pants supplied.
  • Drinks and snacks.
  • Lunch - vegetarian available on request.
  • Call and book ahead to ensure availability

Glacier Safari

ATV Tours • Duration: 5.5, Departs 9:30 am

Take a guided ATV day-trip into pristine wilderness, deep in the heart of the Purcell Mountains. You will explore deep into the mountains beside a cascading glacier-fed river riding through old-growth forests, and beside huge rock walls. View tumbling waterfalls and soaring peaks on the way to a sparkling alpine lake and the spectacular overhanging Sultana Glacier. […]

Paradise Mine Half Day ATV Tour
  • Modern, comfortable ATV.
  • Helmet, goggles, boots and rain jacket / pants supplied.
  • Hot drinks and cookies.
  • Private alpine cabin
  • Call and book ahead to ensure availability

Paradise Mine Half Day ATV Tour

DAILY ATV Tours • Duration: 3, Departs daily at 9:30 am & 1:30 pm

Ride your ATV along a gently graded former mining road to the tree-line, where over a century ago hardy prospectors and pioneers built a small town high in the mountains and mined silver and gold from the soaring rock peaks of Paradise Bowl. This amazing 3-hour tour includes a visit to our alpine cabin and the […]

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Driver - $219

Passenger - $109

Child - $79

Side-by-Side (2-seat & 4-seat) Upgrade - add $70

Waterfall Explorer Tour (2-Hour)
  • Helmet, goggles and outer jacket and pants supplied.
  • Call and book ahead to ensure availability

Waterfall Explorer Tour (2-Hour)

DAILY ATV Tours • Duration: 2, Daily Departures: Morning or Afternoon

Come and visit an enchanting, dancing, snow-fed waterfall hidden in old-growth forest only a few steps from the main ATV trail to Paradise Bowl. This tour is a perfect interlude on your vacation, and it is suitable for all members of the family.  Even though it’s only a 2-hour trip you will feel like you have left the busy towns and […]

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Driver - $179

Passenger - $90

Child - $45

Side-by-Side (2-seat & 4-seat) Upgrade - Add $50

Taste of the Valley Tour (1-Hour)
  • Helmet, goggles and outer jacket and pants supplied.
  • Call and book ahead to ensure availability

Taste of the Valley Tour (1-Hour)

DAILY ATV Tours • Duration: 1, Daily Departures: 9:00AM & 4:00PM

If you only have an hour to join us for an ATV Tour, or if you are on a budget conscious vacation, this is the ATV tour for you. This 1-hour tour is also great for first-timers who just want to try it out before venturing further on a half-day or full-day tour.  We will get […]

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Driver - $99

Passenger - $52

Child - $37

Side-by-Side (2-seat & 4-seat) Upgrade - Add $30

Evening Wildlife Tour (3 Hours)
  • Hot chocolate, coffee or tea and cookies .
  • Helmet, goggles and outer jacket and pants supplied.
  • Call and book ahead to ensure availability
  • We go rain or shine

Evening Wildlife Tour (3 Hours)

DAILY ATV Tours • Duration: 3, Daily Departures: 5:30PM

Warm summer evenings are a particularly good time to spot and watch wildlife and there is no better place than our beautiful old-growth forests and the sub-alpine areas of Paradise Bowl. Our Evening Wildlife Tour is focused on giving you the opportunity to see a variety of wildlife species in their natural habitat.   Our pristine mountain […]

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Driver - $229

Passenger - $115

Child - $89

Side-by-Side (2-seat & 4-seat) Upgrade - Add $70

Special ATV Tours

Special ATV Tours

Raft ‘n’ Ride Combo
  • Half day ATV tour
  • Half day rafting tour
  • Helmet, goggles, boots and rain jacket / pants supplied.
  • Hot drinks and cookies.
  • BBQ Lunch - vegetarian available on request.
  • Call and book ahead to ensure availability

Raft ‘n’ Ride Combo

Special ATV Tours • Duration: 3, Departs daily at 9:30

This is an action packed full day combo of ATVing and river rafting.  Ride your ATV to our alpine cabin at Paradise Bowl and then spend the afternoon rafting on Toby Creek. Your day begins with our Paradise Mine Tour, a 3-hour ATV tour to our Paradise Cabin where you will see the remnants of an […]

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Driver - $275

Passenger - $164

Child - $124

Side-by-Side (2-seat & 4-seat) Upgrade - Add $70

ATV Backcountry Camping

ATV Backcountry Camping

Special ATV Tours • Duration: Varies, This is a Custom Tour Offering

Spend a night out in nature at a remote back-country camp location. Re-connect with the natural world, family and friends, enjoy a true campfire cooked meal, and a peaceful sleep. Wake up to a fresh clean new day a million miles from civilization. This is a rare experience that is not even comparable to the […]

Corporate and Special Tours

Corporate and Special Tours

Special ATV Tours • Duration: Varies, This is a Custom Tour Offering

Yes, we can do that! If you have a special group requirement such as a corporate team-building event, wedding, birthday, stag or any other group outing that does not fit into one of our standard tour options, please contact us to discuss your specific needs. We will be happy to create a custom package to […]

Mountain Photography
  • Guide supported
  • Early morning or late evening available.
  • BBQ meals and snacks
  • Custom tour options

Mountain Photography

Special ATV Tours • Duration: Variable , This is a Custom Tour Offering

We operate in an area of unique natural beauty.  It is a perfect opportunity for incredible landscape and wildlife photography. Almost all of our ATV tour guests take numerous photos but we understand that more serious photographers like to take the time to find, set-up and capture the shots they want without being tied to a […]

Other Important Information

The following is important information applicable to all ATV tours.  If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us, we are here to make your tour exceptional!

Prices:  All pricing is in Canadian dollars.  We accept payment by cash, INTERAC® direct debit and email transfer at no charge.  We also accept major credit cards (% surcharge may apply).  All pricing is subject to applicable government taxes.  Gratuities are not included.

Booking:  Our ATV tours are very popular and we have many days when all available machines are booked out.  Please book your desired tour early to avoid disappointment.  You can book this tour online using the book now button above or just call our office.  If you are intending to book short-notice on a tour (less than 48 hrs notice) please call us to ensure availability.    We typically respond to phone calls from 8:am to 9:00pm – if you do not reach us, please leave a message and we will return your call as soon as possible.

Minimum Age:

  • Driver: 16 years old
  • Passenger: 5 years old

Tour Itinerary Changes:  At all times the safety of all out guests is our first priority.  For this reason the tour itinerary may be subject to change due to wildlife, snow cover, weather, group abilities or other unforeseen circumstances.  We make every effort to avoid any such changes wherever possible.

Walk-In Guests:   We try to accommodate walk-in guests but we cannot guarantee last-minute availability of space on any of our tours.  It’s best to call or book ahead to avoid disappointment.

Arrival / Pick-up Time:  Please arrive at our location at least 30-minutes in advance of the scheduled departure time for your tour to complete registration and obtain required clothing and equipment.  Please be prompt so as not to delay departure of your tour and cause inconvenience to other guests.  If you are booked for a Banff or Canmore tour and pick-up please be ready to go at the appointed time and let us know if you have any delay or change of plans.

Location:  Our home base of operations is 1 km before Panorama Mountain Village on the Toby Creek Rd.  For detailed  location information, maps and directions please go here.

What is included?:

  • BBQ Lunch (Full day tour) – Vegetarian meals are available upon request.
  • Hot drinks, water & cookies (Half & full day tours)
  • CSA  full or open face helmets
  • Rain jacket and pants
  • Boots
  • Goggles
  • Light gloves
  • Late model 1 or 2-person ATV
  • Professional, qualified and experienced interpretive guide
  • Fuel & oil
  • BC government levy
  • Trail pass fee

What to bring:

  • Light backpack (optional)
  • Layered clothing – we provide outer rainwear if needed.
  • Sturdy footwear – we provide rubber boots if needed but hiking or walking shoes may be more comfortable
  • Sunglasses, sun-cream, baseball cap
  • Camera (recommended)
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • Personal daily medications (if required) – please let us know of any allergies or medical conditions that you may require assistance with.

Safety:  For your safety and that of your fellow guests please listen to and follow the advice of your guide at all times.

Cellphones:  We do have cellphone coverage at points along the way and at the cabin.  We ask that for the experience and enjoyment of all guests, please keep cellphone use to a minimum during the tour.  You are of course welcome to use the camera function often however if you are a driver, please do not attempt to drive your ATV and use your camera at the same time.

Smoking:  We respectfully request that you do not smoke while wearing one of our helmets – please remove the helmet to smoke.  Please also ensure all cigarette butts are discarded safely in the fireplace at the cabin or in an appropriate receptacle.

Insurance: 

  • We offer an optional insurance package to cover minor damages to a machine.  The cost is $20.00 per machine, which provides you with $350.00 coverage for any accidental damages.  This insurance option is offered to protect the driver from the cost of minor scrapes, dents and breakages.
  • We have partnered with Lifestyle Financial Services to offer an optional trip cancellation and medical insurance package for our guests.

Security Deposit:  A security deposit by signed credit card slip  or $1200.00  cash is required for each machine.  The security deposit is fully refundable upon return of an undamaged machine.

Liability Waivers:  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.

Payment and Cancellation Policy:  Full payment is required at time of booking to secure your place.  We require 48 hrs notice of cancellation for refund.  Late cancellations are subject to 100% cancellation fee.  Groups of 10 or more must give 14 days notice or are subject to full payment for no shows.  Our cancellation deadlines are applied to enable us to schedule guides and machines.

Backpacks & Camera Bags:  Your ATV can accommodate small backpacks and camera bags.  We are happy to provide  straps and bungees to secure your bag to the carrier.  Alternatively you can wear a backpack while riding provided you do not bring a passenger.

Photography:  We make many stops to take in the view.  You are welcome to bring your camera and use it often to record your ATV trip.  Please do not hesitate to ask your guide to take group or family photos – we are happy to oblige.  We also love to see your photos so please don’t hesitate to post them on our Facebook page.