Year Round
Season
5 Hours
Duration
All Ages
Age
Leisurely
Activity

Looking for a more in depth way to connect with Banff’s wildlife? Book a private wildlife tour of Banff National Park for the best chances of animal sightings.

Use one of our existing wildlife tours, the morning Discover Banff and Its Wildlife Tour, of a night on Evening Wildlife Safari as your itinerary, or connect with us for a custom quote.

With our fleet of different vehicles, and a team of accredited guides, we can match your group size, whether you are a small family or a large corporate group.

Sample Rates:

Rates are dependent on number of guests & vehicle required. For eg, $125 per guest with a minimum of 6 guests for a half day wildlife tour.

Contact Us for Custom Quote:

Call: 1 -877-565-9372 to chat, or complete the form below.

 

Included
  • Maple cookie snack
  • Fresh water
  • Hotel pick up and drop off (Banff)
  • Professional certified guide

The best parts of the tour for most people include the following:

1

Choice of itinerary

Choose from one of our public morning of evening wildlife tour itineraries, or develop your own custom tour!
2

Wildlife Viewing

We see wildlife on over 95% of our tours, and often see deer, elk, bighorn sheep, bears (depending on the time of year) and birds.
2

Learn about local wildlife

Learn about animal behavior, eating habits and the conservation efforts being made to protect their natural environment with hands-on interpretive tools.
3

Everything is provided

Private tours include a dedicated professional guide, comfortable vehicle, and light refreshments.
Included
  • Maple cookie snack
  • Fresh water
  • Hotel pick up and drop off (Banff)
  • Professional certified guide
The tour is up to five hours long which includes transport from Banff.
This half day tour includes a dedicated professional guide and transport from Banff to local hotspots in search of wildlife, as well as hands-on interpretive tools.
We pick up from all hotels in Banff on private tours, and you can select your preferred pick-up location during the booking process. For drop offs, our guide will ask you on the way back where you would like to be dropped off either in town or at your hotel. For private tours that start from locations other than Banff, please enquire.
This is not usually a walking tour and most of the tour will be spent in the vehicle, but there are opportunities for you to step off the bus to take in scenic views around Banff. However, when in the presence of the wildlife we do not step outside unless the guide believes it is safe.
It is possible to see the following in the park: white tail deer, mule deer, elk, black bears, grizzly bears, chipmunks, eagles, coyotes, wolves, osprey, ducks, Canadian geese, squirrels, bighorn sheep and mountain goats. Unfortunately we can never guarantee seeing any animals, but our guides try their best to take you to areas we know animals frequent.
No, as all wild animals experience stress when crowded by humans, which is hard on the animal and dangerous for us. Discover Banff Tours adheres strictly to the recommendation set out by Parks Canada for safe wildlife viewing.
Private bookings are subject to a 7 day cancellation policy.
A mandatory gratuity charge is included with all private bookings. If you think your guide did a wonderful job and would like to indicate that with an additional tip on the day, it will be graciously accepted.

Included
  • Maple cookie snack
  • Fresh water
  • Hotel pick up and drop off (Banff)
  • Professional certified guide
See Bears on the Evening Wildlife Safari Tour with Discover Banff Tours
Wildlife Evening Safari Elk
Interpretive tools at the Patch on Mount Norquay
Evening Wildlife Safari with Discover Banff Tours