What a great choice I made for my first trip to Canada. From the moment, I made enquiries, meeting and finally departure at Calgary Airport I could not have asked or expected anything more from a dedicated and professional Tour Guide / driver.
Carol L.United States
Greg was an excellent guide...very informative and a pleasure to be with! It was a great way to start our trip. In addition to showing us many areas in an around Banff, he gave us great suggestions on where else to go and what to see during our stay.
Greg provided an excellent commentary with plenty of knowledge to answer our questions. Very accommodating to our interests at the Royal Tyrell dinosaur museum and a great choice of local venue for lunch. Enjoyed the range of locations visited. A memorable day out with a friendly and well informed guide!
Judy HeddingSun Lakes, AZ, United States
This tour was executed exactly as we had hoped. Greg was knowledgeable and shared lots of interesting information about the area. He allowed for schedule flexibility to account for weather conditions as well as our energy level. Having him arrange for the Icefields Tour in advance turned out to be the right move, since it was busy. We would definitely book with him again, if the opportunity arose. The only negative: he was unable to come up with a moose for us to spot!
Yair GoldmanUnited States
We could not recommend Greg enough . He is everything you want in a tour guide. Our family took a day tour of Banff and Greg's professionalism and expertise made it a perfect experience . We were able to see as much as we could fit into our tour and his breadth of knowledge of the sites heightened what was an already amazing destination . He provided us with history and information that other organized tours could not . We were lucky enough to see a lot of wildlife as well due in large parto his insights
Patricia LifrakUnited States
Wonderful tour, very knowledgeable, attentive and expert guide! We highly recommend it and would definitely use same guide next time in Banff or Calgary area!
Rosann BocciarelliUnited States
Alicia MacklinUnited States
My boyfriend and I had an amazing time with Greg this week-he took us on an epic four hour hike, followed by plenty of stops and short hikes to see some incredible views/sites. He was incredibly knowledge and a great guide, able to adapt the day to our interests and hiking abilities. He also gave us great recommendations for the rest of our stay in the area. We will definitely be back for another hike and will recommend Greg to all our friends. Thanks for a fun day Greg!
Lauren VosUnited States
Greg was very knowledgeable of entire area of Lake Louise. We were considering renting a car but decided to have a private tour. HE didn't miss a thing. It was a pleasure spending the day with him and learning the history of the area. It is one of the most beautiful places on this earth! Thanks Greg! Five stars!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Lauren, Thank you for your kind review. It was a pleasure travelling with you as well and I'm happy to hear you enjoyed the tour. There's plenty more to see up here. Maybe we'll meet again on your next visit. Cheers, Greg
Richard BlombergUnited States
Greg was a wonderfully insightful and accommodating guide. Our group of 5 adults had one day for our Banff experience. Greg toured us around for a full day in his new van. He took us to places less traveled and more beautiful. He dropped us off at each sight with instructions of where to go while he parked, so we never wasted a moment. He was a font of outdoors information and anecdotes. He even has a day tour he calls "Fondue with a View" Our group gives Greg ten thumbs up.
Charles (Dick) ChaneyNashville, TN, United States
OUTSTANDING ! We have used Toursbylocals all over the world- GREG is by far the most outstanding. His local knowledge was superior.great communication skills, prompt pickup, Concern for travelers comfort, special things like providing water, gloves, jackets, and poles for Ice walking, and yes,even snacks. Highly recommend!!!
Howard BravermanFt LAUDERDALE, FL, United States
My wife and I had a very enjoyable experience on our hike with Greg. He was very knowledgeable and the wildlife and flora....
Dennis FelchUnited States
Greg is a professional guide with a passion for the outdoors and educational information on the area. Highly recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Dennis! It was quite a treat to see so many Bighorn Sheep up there and to have the area mostly to ourselves was nice as well. I'm glad you enjoyed the tour and I hope you'll return again.
Paul DavisUnited States
Greg made it perfect and exceeded our expectations. We wanted someone to transport us from Calgary to Lake Louise and back to the airport, and wanted to learn more about the area and see some local sights. We only had 2 days. Greg is considerate, eloquent, fun, a safe driver and has great stories to tell about his exploits. He knows the area like the back of his hand and frequently points out areas where he has hiked or climbed. We saw a LOT of the area thanks to him, and felt very well taken care of
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Paul! That means a lot! I am happy to receive constructive criticism as this is the only way I know where improvements can be made and I feel there is always room for improvement. I'm glad you enjoyed our tour and I hope you can make it back someday.
Mary Ann MonninUnited States
Greg was wonderful and knowledgeable. He showed up to our hotel on time and was easy to get along with. His overview of Banff was spot on showing us the area gave us a roadmap for us to do our own thing for the next 3 days. We are looking forward to our next tour with him in 2 days. Highly recommended
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your review Mary Ann! I can't wait to show you the best of the Icefields on Wednesday.
Robert OelschlagerUnited States
Greg was extremely knowledgeable and knows the Canadian Rockies like the back of his hand. He's flexible, listens, and tailors his tours to what his clients want. We saw breathtaking views, got within 10 feet of grizzlies and big horn sheep, took some moderate hikes, and had great meals at interesting places. If you want extreme hiking, he can do that. If you want no hiking, seeing all the "must do" tourist spots, and shopping and great restaurants, he can do that too. And anything in between.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Robert. We were very fortunate to be able to safely observe such amazing wildlife from our vehicle and without another person or car in sight. Thank you for heeding my motto of "exit the vehicle, enter the food chain" and giving these animals the space that they need. It truly was an amazing 5 days travelling with you. I'm glad you enjoyed our tour.
Greg was a well informed pleasant engaging guide for my grandson and I. He provided us with interesting facts and stories and arranged our day perfectly allowing us peacefull times and guiding us through the more crowded venues skillfully. He was the picture of patience when our return trip was halted for two and a half hours when the road was closed because of a fatal car accident.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Barbara! I would say that it was the two of you who were the picture of patience during that very unfortunate delay. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in the Banff area.
Leslie KefauverUnited States
Gregory was a fabulous guide: knowledgeable, interesting, accommodating in every way. We would take a tour with him anywhere. He made our travels in Banff memorable.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Leslie. It was a pleasure travelling with you.
Douglas InnsUnited States
Gregory Allemang is an awesome guide, very knowledgeable and eager to help. We had a great day with Greg.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Douglas, I had a great day with your family too.
Susan LeeHercules, CA, United States
This was my first time using tours by locals. Our tour guide, Greg, was beyond excellent. There were 6 in our party from 63 to 81 yrs. old. Greg gave us 3 full days of touring, casual conversation, educational information, humor and great food suggestions. He treated us as though we were his family and by the end of our vacation we felt like we were saying goodbye to our nephew. He has an intuitive sense of what the group wants and is able to do. He made our first trip to Banff one we will never forget.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Susan. By the end of the three days it felt like I was saying goodbye to family as well. I had an amazing time travelling with you all and learning about your part of the world as I showed you my backyard. I hope you can come back soon. There is still lots to see!
Carl StychinUnited Kingdom
Greg provided us with a terrific day out in Banff. He was very adaptable to our preferences, highly knowledgeable, and friendly. I could not have asked for a better guide and would be very happy to use Greg's services again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Carl. It's guests like you who are very adaptable and open to suggestions that make my job so rewarding. I hope to see you back here again.
Alan ParrottUnited States
Greg suggested a great hike for my daughter and I near Banff. Greg was great and was very patient in my continuous emails to try and nail down the right hike. Please use Greg for any hike you might desire in the Canadian Rockies' area. Alan and Lauren
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Alan. I'm glad my suggestions led you to places you enjoyed. Come back any time. It was a pleasure hiking with you and Lauren.
Barbara HellerUnited States
Our tour of the Icefield Parkway with Greg today was far beyond our expectations! Greg was very pleasant and accommodating and had a deep knowledge of the history of the region as well as its geology and indigenous plants and wildlife. He also offered many recommendations and suggestions for other activities for our stay. Our family will always remember our terrific day with Greg!!!!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Barbara. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your time here in the Canadian Rockies and that my suggestions helped you explore the area. It was a pleasure travelling with you all.
Carole B.United States
An amazing experience with Greg. It was nice to have the personal touch. Greg gave us a lot of extra info you would not have received on a large tour. We went at our own pace, taking pictures where we wanted and even took a detour to Tim Hortons! The sites were stunning and the lunch at the Last Chance Saloon was delicious. A fantastic day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your review! It was great to meet you and I had a fantastic time showing you around Canadas Dinosaur Capital. I hope the birthday celebration was very memorable. See you next time.
For having a short time in Calgary we wanted to get the full banff experience and with Greg we did!! Being an experienced hiker, he knew so much about the history of the area as well as the folktales. His experience made myself and the children few comfortable heading up to top of the mountain. Thanks for such an amazing experience. What a beautiful part of Canada.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure travelling with you! There is still lots left to see, let me know if you're ever back in the area again. Hopefully your husband can join us next time!
What an amazing tour. This tour was custom designed by Greg to show me some of Calgarys local nature spots. Greg is knowledgeable about a vas number of topics. I learn't a lot about safety - what to watch for, things you can eat, history - how the flood affected the land scape. We examined different animal tracks and the list could go on. He has a great sense of humour, he understands that when he falls it's pretty funny. I would highly recommend taking a tour with Greg.
Jade RothUnited States
Greg was an excellent guide. He worked with us, via email, before we arrived to determine the best hike location and duration. He was well informed regarding the local area, geology and topography. We would recommend him to anyone wanting a great, well organized hike and fascinating information.
Sam EvansUnited States
We (my wife and I) were very pleased with Greg's knowledge, friendliness, professionalism, and the custom tour he planned for us. His tour enabled us to see the beauty of the area when Aspen was in full color as we had hoped. We we're both very stressed over not receiving our luggage but we're able to relax and forget our problem for the day (Sunday, Sept 18, late afternoon until sundown - 4 hrs) We would recommend him to anyone coming to the Canadian Rockies without reservation.
Greg was an excellent guide. Very professional, well spoken, knowledgable and a wonderful sense of the outdoors. We would definitely recommend him as he did a beautiful tour of Banff. We went to bit beyond our timeframe and he did not rush our tour. He just let us take our time and enjoy.