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Banff, Canada
Evening Wildlife Safari

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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Join an animal-spotting bus tour in Banff National Park, observing the park’s amazing wildlife at dusk on this 2-hour, small-group tour that’s perfect for nature enthusiasts. Enjoy Banff’s beautiful landscapes in the evening searching for elk, deer, bears and more because each tour has a 95% success rate of viewing animals in their natural environment. You'll also hear about the park's efforts to protect animals and their habitat from your expert guide.
  • Evening bus tour in Banff
  • Go searching for wildlife in Banff National Park at dusk from the comfort of a coach bus with large viewing windows
  • Keep an eye out for bears, big horn sheep, deer, elk and more
  • Learn about the local wildlife and preservation efforts from an expert guide
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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
Gratuities

Departure Point

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.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
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.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Banff National Park
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!
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
  • 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 travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Discover Banff Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Evening Wildlife Safari?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Evening Wildlife Safari.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Evening Wildlife Safari?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Evening Wildlife Safari.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Evening Wildlife Safari?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Evening Wildlife Safari.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Evening Wildlife Safari?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Evening Wildlife Safari.

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  • "Didn’t see a bear but was still worth the money." See review
  • "Didn’t see a bear but was still worth the money." See review

Reviews

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Reviews by Viator travelers

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star-5
We were driving to the...
Donna_M
, Oct 2021
We were driving to the Banff Springs Hotel and saw a hugh male Elk walking across the road on his way to the golf course. If you want to see Elk , they all hang out on the golf course at this hotel. Donna Toronto
star-5
Evening Safari Banff
Arlene_F
, Oct 2021
The tour was brilliant and so was our guide Heidi. Very informative and funny and kept us all entertained. We saw deer, Elk and unbelievably a bear!! My only criticism is that Viator told us to meet the tour in downtown Banff as they didn’t pick up from hotels. That meant we had to get a taxi there…..which cost us $12. However, when we boarded the bus the driver proceeded to drive to our hotel to pick up another guest! So a waste of time & money for us!! I have reported this to Viator via email with no response!
star-5
Wild Animals
Alvaro_O
, Sep 2021
Very Good. Drivers was very knowledgeable. Unfortunately not all the wild fauna cooperated. Weather was good
star-5
A worthwhile evening to see Banff's wildlife
Amanda_G
, Sep 2021
When I told my husband we were going on an evening wildlife safari, he looked at me like I was crazy and we were going to spend hours driving around for nothing. But, I'd say, at the end, we were both really happy we did - it was a cool experience. Our guide had a wonderful personality and was very educated on the entire area, the history and the animals. He took us to areas we wouldn't have thought to go to on our own. The coolest part of the tour was seeing a male elk with his harem. He told us all about mating season and was describing the personality of the very dominant male. You could feel the excitement from all of us, including our guide when another male started to approach. We watched the group for a good 45 minutes as he explained what rutting it and we weren't sure if we would see it. Finally, the smaller of the two males walked away, so there was no confrontation but it was an interesting learning experience. We ended up seeing two groups of elk and one content single male elk. It made the evening. I would definitely recommend it.
star-4
Nice first day activity
Dina_D
, Sep 2021
Overall was a nice evening activity. Our driver was awesome, she is very friendly, very knowledgeable and really tried to take us to locations to spot some animals. Overall we got some sightings of Elk, which was great but nothing other than that. I certainly recommend it as a nice evening activity.
star-5
Great experience!
Andrea_C
, Aug 2021
Heidi was a fantastic guide. We really enjoyed our safari! We highly recommend this tour. We learned a lot about keeping wildlife safe.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
An insightful experience!
Andy
, Jul 2021
Annick was wonderful! She’s very knowledgeable in regards to the wildlife. I would recommend this to anyone visiting Banff.
star-2
Not worth the cost
Raza_A
, Jul 2021
The only thing great was the tour guide (he was amazing). Otherwise you just see goats and elk (which you see driving around as well) - if you have your own car select some routes and just drive there at dawn or dusk. This is not worth the money spent
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-2
Wastage of time and money
Gaurav
, Jul 2021
Ronnie the guide was amazing and was full of energy. This tour doesn't take you in dense forest areas which ahould be the case. It takes you through the normal roads and routes, just slowly. We didn't see anything else apart from couple of Elks. But that's not the point as you have to be lucky to see a lot. I do not recommend this tour as you can do it yourself, driving slow and looking out for the animals.
star-5
Great evening to look for wildlife
Uttam
, Jul 2021
It was a great evening with our guide/driver. She was very knowledgeable, friendly and great energy. We managed to see some group of elks and deer but no bears - it was still a lot of fun and a lot of nice spots for pictures around Banff national park.

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