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Evening Wildlife Safari provided by Discover Banff Tours

Evening Wildlife Safari
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About
This is a great pick for wildlife fans visiting Banff. Get more out of your vacation by going on an evening safari in Banff National Park. Look out for elk, deer, bears, sheep, and more in their natural environment. Get more out of the trip than if you were exploring alone by having informative commentary about local wildlife and preservation schemes from a guide.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • 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
Highlights
  • Avoid the hassle of driving, and enjoy an evening bus safari
  • Explore Banff National Park with a guide so you don’t get lost
  • Lots to look out for—the park is home to deer, bears, elk, and more
  • Learn as you travel—guide commentary is provided
What to expect
  • This Banff wildlife safari is the perfect opportunity to spot the park’s amazing creatures during their most active evening period, all set against the beautiful landscape of the Canadian Rockies. After an early evening pickup in Banff, you’ll head into the park with your guide. As the tour passes through the park’s diverse mountain landscapes, keep your eyes peeled for sightings of animals such as sheep, elk, deer and bears as they begin their evening activity. Your guide will share additional details about these amazing creatures and their unique habitat, along with some of the challenges of trying to protect them and a stop will be made at an interactive touch table to view rare animal props and artifacts. At the end of the two hours, you’ll be dropped back in downtown Banff, arriving with a newfound appreciation and understanding of the incredible wildlife that calls this area home. Please note: this tour is seasonal and only operates from April through October.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • 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.
Highlights
  • Avoid the hassle of driving, and enjoy an evening bus safari
  • Explore Banff National Park with a guide so you don’t get lost
  • Lots to look out for—the park is home to deer, bears, elk, and more
  • Learn as you travel—guide commentary is provided
What to expect
  • This Banff wildlife safari is the perfect opportunity to spot the park’s amazing creatures during their most active evening period, all set against the beautiful landscape of the Canadian Rockies. After an early evening pickup in Banff, you’ll head into the park with your guide. As the tour passes through the park’s diverse mountain landscapes, keep your eyes peeled for sightings of animals such as sheep, elk, deer and bears as they begin their evening activity. Your guide will share additional details about these amazing creatures and their unique habitat, along with some of the challenges of trying to protect them and a stop will be made at an interactive touch table to view rare animal props and artifacts. At the end of the two hours, you’ll be dropped back in downtown Banff, arriving with a newfound appreciation and understanding of the incredible wildlife that calls this area home. Please note: this tour is seasonal and only operates from April through October.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3827EWS
Call +6037-7240250
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by climate-controlled vehicle
  • 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
  • Gratuities
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • Mount Royal Hotel, 138 Banff Ave, Banff, AB T1L 1A7, Canada All guests must wait at the public bus parking located behind the Mount Royal Hotel at 138 Banff Ave. You must be ready 15 minutes prior to the tour departure time. Our guide will be there within the 15 minute pick up window.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This is a bus tour, and you will be on the bus for the majority of the tour.
  • 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
  • Transport by climate-controlled vehicle
  • 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
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Mount Royal Hotel, 138 Banff Ave, Banff, AB T1L 1A7, Canada All guests must wait at the public bus parking located behind the Mount Royal Hotel at 138 Banff Ave. You must be ready 15 minutes prior to the tour departure time. Our guide will be there within the 15 minute pick up window.
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This is a bus tour, and you will be on the bus for the majority of the tour.
  • 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
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 28 Sep 2021
A note from Evening Wildlife Safari
As per the order of the Government of Alberta due to the Covid 19 pandemic, guests over the age of 12 years old will need to produce government proof of vaccination at check in time for their tour.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Mount Royal Hotel
    138 Banff Ave, Banff, AB T1L 1A7, Canada
    All guests must wait at the public bus parking located behind the Mount Royal Hotel at 138 Banff Ave. You must be ready 15 minutes prior to the tour departure time. Our guide will be there within the 15 minute pick up window.
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    Banff National Park
    Stop: 2 hours
    Travel through prime wildlife areas in Banff on this paved road bus tour, with little to no walking involved. There are a number of routes available depending on wildlife activity and so every night is a new adventure!
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Jennyjones11
Cardiff, UK16 contributions
Great selection of animals to be seen
Very good, knowledgable tour guide. Heidi made everyone feel welcome and did her best to accommodate everyone on the bus! From the random shouts from passengers of "moose' which turned out to be tree stump to the constant pursuit of finding more wildlife! Very much enjoyed the tour.

Written 9 October 2021
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ced478
Vaudreuil-Dorion, Canada9 contributions
Disapointed
Oct 2021 • Couples
Guide was ok but... Tells a lot about himself but doesnt seem to know much about animals. Was driving too fast so he missed a lot. Dangerous u turn
Disapointed
Written 2 October 2021
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Hello ced478, Thank you for joining us on the Evening Wildlife Safari, and for taking the time to share your feedback. We take safety very seriously, and appreciate your comments so that we can take this up with the guide. Please be assured that all of our vehicles monitor the driver's speed, and send an alert any time that the vehicle exceeds the speed limit. We've checked the records from the evening that we believe you may have joined us, and can confirm that the vehicle was following the speed limit. All of our guides undertake intensive training and have lived here for many years and are quite familiar with the local wildlife, so we're sorry that this knowledge didn't come across on your tour. We hope to offer you a better experience if we see you on your next visit to Banff.
Written 5 October 2021
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Lynndell
Saskatoon, Canada2 contributions
Great tour and very informative
Aug 2021 • Couples
Jeff was out guide and even though it was raining and we only saw a white tail deer and some elk he was entertaining, funny and had lots of interesting stories about bears and wolf packs in the area! Highly recommend this tour!
Written 23 August 2021
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Sanat S
1 contribution
Not worth time and money
Aug 2021 • Couples
The tour bus has tinted glass windows and the tour is in the evening at 7.00 pm The tour is more like informative rather then wild life viewing. There were two scenic stops for over all more then 25 minutes. Not worth money, it’s a different story we were unlucky except to spot a couple of Elk and few Big Horn ships and the tinted windows did a pretty bad job in taking any nice pictures.
Written 18 August 2021
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Hello, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on the Evening Wildlife Safari. This tour changes each night, and takes guests to wherever we've been lucky enough to see animals lately in Banff. The animals are wild and move about on their own, but we're glad to hear that you were able to see bighorn sheep and elk. Along with deer, these are the most common animal sightings that we have in Banff during peak summer. Our guides do enjoy sharing their local wildlife knowledge with guests during the tour, and will always make a few scenic stops along the way so that guests can stretch their legs and enjoy the evening scenery. While our guides will always try to stop or pull over so that guests can view wildlife, it's not always safe for guests to disembark the vehicle as we must maintain a safe distance. We hope that you enjoyed the rest of your time in Banff.
Written 30 August 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Satansneakers
Barrie, Canada5 contributions
A great time
Aug 2021 • Couples
Jeff was really great and informative in telling us about the history of the park and what is being done to preserve the wildlife in the area and reintroduce wildlife that had been hunted to extinction in the park generations past.

We saw elk bucks, a sow and her calves, mule deer and a big horn ram. We also ended up seeing some of the lakes we wouldn't have gotten the chance to see on our short trip into Banff so it was an added bonus!
Written 13 August 2021
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Estztielib
Montreal, Quebec53 contributions
Excellence for Evening Safari
Aug 2021 • Family
The coach is very comfortable with wide windows for sight seeing. Annick was our excellent guide and interpreter very knowledgeable. We were lucky enough to see some animals, but unfortunately not the elusive grizzly. Well worth it.
Written 9 August 2021
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Andrea C
Weehawken, NJ17 contributions
Great Tour
Heidi was both friendly and insightful. We really really enjoyed our tour! Fantastic views! We learned a lot and respect and appreciate our wildlife more as a result.
Written 4 August 2021
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Jessica Maldonado
5 contributions
Wild life in the evening
Jul 2021 • Couples
We saw bear, dear, Elk and Ram which was great but our tour guide Jeff was so interesting that if we didn’t see anything it would have been a great trip!
Written 25 July 2021
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Rassel M
3 contributions
Amazing!
Jun 2021 • Family
1st time doing a guided tour here at banff and was not dissappointed, it was A very great experience, Jeff our guide was very nice and informative, saw a lot of wildlife 🐐🐏🦌 and we got the chance to see a bear 😊🐻.
Written 24 June 2021
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Saleh A
1 contribution
Fun Experience
Jun 2021
Very enjoyable experience. We got to see some deer, elk and a mama bear with her cubs. Our tour guide, Ronnie, was absolutely fantastic and went out of her way to make this a memorable ride.
Written 19 June 2021
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Excellent guide and fantastic views.
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