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Overview

As the sun sets behind the craggy peaks, the wildlife of Banff National Park become more active in the cool hours before dark. We see wildlife on 95% of our tours, so this is your best chance to get up close with some of Banff’s wildest residents.

Your guide will lead a paved road bus tour to the hotspots where you are most likely to see Rocky Mountain creatures. You might spot an elk sauntering across a clearing, bighorn sheep grazing in an alpine meadow and sometimes even a grizzly bear snuffling through a berry bush. You’ll also learn about how the park protects these animals and their natural habitat from many threats to the ecosystem.

Highlights

Bus Tour

The Evening Wildlife Safari is a 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!

Wildlife Viewing

We see wildlife on over 95% of our tours, and often see deer, elk, big horn sheep, bears and birds. Please note that wildlife sightings cannot be guaranteed.

Interpretation and Education

You will learn information about the local animals, safe wildlife-watching practices and the importance of wildlife management in Banff National Park.

Booking Info

FAQ

What does the tour include?

The half-day tour includes transportation from most hotels in Banff on a guided bus tour to see some of the local highlights such as the iconic Banff Springs Hotel, Bow Falls and Lake Minnewanka. The tour includes several stops, including a brief break with a maple cookie snack and hot chocolate or fresh water (depending on the time of year), and hands on interpretive tools.

How Can I join this tour if I am not staying in Banff?

You are welcome to meet us at any of our pick-up locations in Banff to join the tour. You can park for free at the train station (it’s included in the pickup list); please note that the capacity is limited, so ensure to come in advance in case you need to find alternative parking. Please refer to the Town of Banff website for general parking information, or the banffparking.ca website for live parking availability.

For guests staying in Canmore, you can also use the Roam bus service and disembark at the Banff High School. The closest pick up point to the Banff High School is across the road at the Ptarmigan Inn Hotel. Guests staying in Lake Louise can meet at the Samson Mall in Lake Louise.

Will I see wildlife on this tour?

There is a chance of seeing wildlife on the tour and the Icefields Parkway is a common area to spot animals, however we do not guarantee seeing wildlife on any of our tours. Our guides have a lot of knowledge about the animals within the park and can fill you in about them if you see any wildlife or if you have any questions.

What is the cancellation policy?

There is a 72 hour cancellation policy, which allows you to change/cancel or refund your booking up to 72 hours outside your booked tour (up to 7 days for group bookings).
Call Discover Banff Tours for cancellations: 403-760-5007

Departure Times

This product is provided by Discover Banff Tours, for in resort assistance please contact Discover Banff tours directly:
Toll Free: +1 877-565-9372 or 403-760-5007, WhatsApp: (1) 825 807 5007
Operational Hours: 6:30am - 9:00pm, Daily (MT)

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Evening Wildlife Safari

Where do you find the animals of Banff when the sun goes down? Your guide will know! So keep your eyes peeled for twilight wildlife encounters.
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Activity Level

Minimal
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Season

April - October
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Departure

7:30PM

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Duration

2 Hours
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Ages

All Ages

Adult

$66
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CHildren

age 12 and under
$42
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Shoulder Season: April 29th – May 18th & September 5th – October 15th
Summer Season: May 19th – September 4th
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Marmot Lodge
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