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Summer Tour: Banff and its Wildlife provided by Discover Banff Tours

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Summer Tour: Banff and its Wildlife

Summer Tour: Banff and its Wildlife
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
3h
Group size:
24
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Call the number below and use the product code: 3827DB
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Maple cookie snack, fresh water
  • Small group size (up to 24 guests per guide)
  • Hands on interpretive tools
  • Pick up from the public bus parking located behind the Mount Royal Hotel
Exclusions
  • Optional gratuities
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Mount Royal Hotel, 138 Banff Ave, Banff, AB T1L 1A7, Canada You must be ready 15 minutes before departure. Please meet in the public bus parking area behind the Mt Royal Hotel (hotel address: 138 Banff Ave, Banff).
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travellers
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Maple cookie snack, fresh water
  • Small group size (up to 24 guests per guide)
  • Hands on interpretive tools
  • Pick up from the public bus parking located behind the Mount Royal Hotel
Exclusions
  • Optional gratuities
Departure details
  • Mount Royal Hotel, 138 Banff Ave, Banff, AB T1L 1A7, Canada You must be ready 15 minutes before departure. Please meet in the public bus parking area behind the Mt Royal Hotel (hotel address: 138 Banff Ave, Banff).
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Mount Royal Hotel
    138 Banff Ave, Banff, AB T1L 1A7, Canada
    You must be ready 15 minutes before departure. Please meet in the public bus parking area behind the Mt Royal Hotel (hotel address: 138 Banff Ave, Banff).
    See address & details
  • 1
    Lake Minnewanka
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Bow Falls
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 3
    Surprise Corner
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 4
    Hoodoos Trail
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Bankhead Ghost Town
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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4.5
34 reviews
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Tara P
1 contribution
We booked a tour VERY last minute for the Discover Banff and its Wildlife tour for our family of 5 (two 8 year olds and our 11 year old son). We are from Alberta and have visited Banff many times, but we learned SO much that I had no idea about from our tour guide Anik who was funny and informative. She was patient with the kids, told awesome stories about pine cones when my daughter told her she was part of a pine cone club at school, we even got to see a herd of elk hanging out in the soccer field. Worth every penny, we all loved it.
Written 13 October 2021
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Alan
Southport, UK2 contributions
A great morning with Elle & Tanner. Stopping where it was safe for us all to view deer and moose. Frequent stops to allow pictures of stunning areas. Very knowledgeable guide & driver with lots of information on habitats and life of the animals (& some anecdotes). Thank you both.
Written 8 June 2022
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Good afternoon, thank you for leaving a 5 star review - we are happy to hear you enjoyed your time with those two! we hope to see you back again soon.
Written 13 June 2022
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JimofAC
Atlantic City, NJ12 contributions
Couples
The tour of Banff National Park obviously can only scratch the surface in three hours. However the excellent story telling of Norm the driver made for a wonderful experience. Norm’s knowledge of where animals might be found paid off with a great view of MuleDeer bucks and later families of Longhorn sheep. At the same time he gave interesting educational talks as he drove from site to site. For a photographer even using a cell phone there were some great opportunities. Well done a Discover Tours!
Written 18 August 2018
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Hi JIm, Thank you for joining us on the Discover Banff & Its Wildlife Tour with Norm. While this is primarily a sightseeing tour, that's wonderful that you were lucky to spot wildlife as well! We're glad that you enjoyed the tour and were able to get some good photos, and hope to see you back in Banff again soon.
Written 24 August 2018
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Rohan S
1 contribution
Couples
Disappointed and waste of time . We booked discover banff and wildlife morning tour and we’re excited to see some wildlife . Tour guide Andrew was knowledgeable about areas but he came late to pick up and then he had 2 more stops to pick up other people . Tour time says 3 hours but another group in our party had 11:30 appointment for Banff Gondola so over all we just got 2 and half hours . Wild life spotting is usually good in the morning and I have been to several such tours before in different national parks and while no one guarantees it but every one before tried their best to show some wildlife however in this tour first half of the tour was for locations in banff and which reminded me my school field trip and he didn’t try to search for wildlife and that’s my biggest issue with the tour if you don’t find it’s fine but at least try. Any one can go on this location by their own and you don’t necessarily need this tour . It was such a nice weather that day ( October 11th) and I felt we wasted our morning just going around Banff town rather than looking for wildlife, we saw Elk and I could have seen those on my own with better visibility. I would not recommend this tour at all , save your money and go to Bow valley or other locations on your own in the morning to see wildlife . If you want to know history or how Banff was developed then yeah follow your heart and waste money otherwise you can get that info online too .
Written 15 January 2022
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Hi Rohan, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on the Discover Banff & Its Wildlife Tour with Andrew. There's a 15 minute pickup window for all of our tours, to help ensure that tours start on time (and at 8:30am in the case of this tour). This morning sightseeing tour runs from 8:30am - 11:30am, so that guests are returned to their pickup point 3 hours later at 11:30am. While we can't confirm what happened back in October on the morning of your tour, it is certainly possible that if some guests were late for their 8:15am meeting time prior to picking up yourselves, that the tour started a few minutes later than 8:30am once all of the stops were made. However, the tour always ends at 11:30am back at their pickup point and our Banff Gondola upload time is not until 12:20pm for this morning tour, so as to not affect guests that aren't continuing on with this portion of the extended tour. This morning tour is designed as a sightseeing tour, where guests can also learn about the local wildlife. We're often lucky to see wildlife such as elk, deer and bighorn sheep but can't guarantee this as while we know many of their favorite spots they are wild animals and move around. You're correct that this tour can be self-driven by anyone, as with all of our tours. However, many of our guests appreciate a local guide to share stories and interesting information about the park and wildlife with them, as it's far more interesting to hear about this from a professional guide rather than trying to read it online as you drive around. And certainly wildlife such as elk can be seen in Banff if you're lucky, although please bear in mind that you do need to stay a safe distance from elk, especially during the rut season in fall. We're sorry to hear that this tour wasn't what you're looking for, and we'd be more than happy to recommend some wildlife-specific tours for your next visit.
Written 18 January 2022
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Tauna D
Sarasota, Florida, United States77 contributions
Friends
This was a great small group tour of Banff and the area. There were only 12 people on our small bus. Our guide, Norm, made the tour great. He didn't rush us, explained everything we saw, answered lots of questions and was was very familiar with the area so was able to share lots of interesting stories. We made many stops so didn't spend much time in the bus which was great. We even enjoyed some Canadian maple cookies at our last stop. I highly recommend getting Norm as your guide!
Written 30 June 2018
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Hello Tauna, Thank you for sharing your experience on the Discover Banff & Its Wildlife Tour with Norm. We love this morning sightseeing tour of Banff, as there's so many places to see just a short distance from downtown! Plus, we agree, the maple cookies are delicious. We're so glad you enjoyed the tour and hope to see you back in Banff again soon.
Written 3 July 2018
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Oliver
United Kingdom1 contribution
NEVER BOOK WITH THIS COMPANY.
Had horse back riding experience booked for the 21st July and got called the day before and were removed from the experience due to over booking. The company and manager was rude and was unable to give an excuse to why they had removed us. This was our last day in Banff meaning we had no opportunity to book for another date. OUTRAGEOUS strongly advise to NEVER book with this company!
Written 20 July 2022
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Hello, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. Unfortunately we often face staff shortages in Banff, especially in peak season, and we are sometimes forced to make last minute changes involving cancelling tours. It is never easy and lots of thought goes into what tour to best cancel. We always try to accommodate if this happens by providing any other available times to rebook. If a rebook is not available, a refund is provided. If you have not received a refund, please reach out to us at info@banfftours.com We are sorry to hear it was your last day in Banff but hope the rest of your trip was good.
Written 29 July 2022
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Karen Snyder
1 contribution
We went on this tour today having just arrived in Banff for our first visit. Pete was a fantastic guide and extremely knowledgeable and personable. He knows so much about the history of Banff and all the different wildlife of the area. I highly recommend this tour because it’s just the right length (about 2 1/2 hours), and it really gives you a great overview of the area and stops at many scenic places along the way.
Written 6 September 2019
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JohnBBBB52
Liss14 contributions
Couples
It was astonishing how knowledgeable Pete was about Banff and its environs, considering he is a Mancunian, and has only lived in Canada for six years. But he has mastered the history of his adoptive country, and clearly loves the Banff National Park. We did the tour on Saturday 20 July in continual rain, but his enthusiasm for his subject was never dampened, and it was a thoroughly enjoyable and interesting tour. Thank you, Pete!
Written 25 July 2019
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David1906
Kent, UK70 contributions
Nicole was our guide and see help make it. She was so friendly, enthusiastic and you could tell she knew her stuff.
We saw lots of great views and perfect photo opportunities. Only saw some elk and birds (mainly due to weather as had recently snowed) but because Nicole knew so much about the history and area it didn’t matter. Highly recommend. Will not disappoint.
Written 7 May 2019
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Hi David, Thank you for sharing your experience on the Discover Banff & Its Wildlife Tour with Nicole. It looks as though you were able to get some great photos of Banff under a blanket of snow, even if this kept some of the wildlife away. We're so glad you enjoyed the tour and learning about the area, and we hope to see you back again soon.
Written 17 May 2019
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Alexandra B
Nelson, Canada1 contribution
Friends
I did the "Discover Banff & Its Wildlife" this morning with our guide Norm. It's a 3 hours basic tour of Banff but I must say that it exceed my expectations ! I am very pleased, I learnt a lot during this tour, and we had the chance to see wildlife and have beautiful weather! The bus is small and it's nice, we can take our time to ask question to the guide. Norm has excellent communication skills, and know his subject, I highly recommand this tour, thanks !
Written 5 July 2018
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Hi Alexandra, Thank you for sharing your feedback on the Discover Banff & Its Wildlife sightseeing tour with Norm. Isn't it a great introduction to Banff? It's amazing how many sightseeing spots there are, tucked away from the main downtown area. We're so glad you enjoyed the tour, and hope to see you back on another tour with us soon.
Written 10 July 2018
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