Apr – Oct
Season
5:30pm, 6:30pm, 7:30pm
Departure Time
2 Hours
Duration
All Ages
Age
Leisurely
Activity

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 on this sunset tour.

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 safari to the hotspots where you are most likely to see Rocky Mountain creatures. Grab your binoculars and spot an elk sauntering across a clearing, a mountain goat perched high on a ridge, 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.

Jasper Wildlife Watching

Latest Wildlife Sightings in Banff

Respect the Wildlife While it's a thrill to see wildlife in their natural surroundings, it is crucial to be respectful
Guides Report
Included
  • Small group size (up to 24 guests per guide)
  • Professional certified guide
  • Use of binoculars
  • Hands on interpretive tools
  • Light snack & refreshment
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
Guide Quote

Hugh's Pick

"Guiding this tour during the elk rut in Fall- where else can you watch and listen to two huge bull elk bugling at each other?" - Hugh , Senior Guide, Discover Banff Tours

Itinerary and Highlights:

The Evening Wildlife Safari is a bus tour, with little to no walking involved.

There are a number of routes available for this tour, depending on wildlife activity.

A stop will be made at our interactive touch table to view rare props and artifacts.

Every evening is a new adventure!

Jasper Wildlife Watching

Latest Wildlife Sightings in Banff

Respect the Wildlife While it's a thrill to see wildlife in their natural surroundings, it is crucial to be respectful
Guides Report
Included
  • Small group size (up to 24 guests per guide)
  • Professional certified guide
  • Use of binoculars
  • Hands on interpretive tools
  • Light snack & refreshment
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
Guide Quote

Hugh's Pick

"Guiding this tour during the elk rut in Fall- where else can you watch and listen to two huge bull elk bugling at each other?" - Hugh , Senior Guide, Discover Banff Tours

Q: How long is the tour?
A: The Wildlife Safari tour is a 2 hour evening tour.Q: What should I bring with me?
A: Just bring yourself, your camera and warm clothes – dress for the weather.Q: What is included in the tour?
A: There are a number of routes this tour follows, depending on wildlife activity. Stops will include a variety of interpretative locations, which focus on habitat and wildlife management and the guides will use props to teach you about the animals and the park while on the tour.Q: What animals can you see?
A: 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, big horn sheep, 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. If you’d like to find out which animals we’ve been seeing on recent tours, you can check out our Wildlife BlogQ: Where does the tour take us?
A: The tour is a paved road tour and there are a number of routes this tour follows, depending on wildlife activity. It can change every day and with each guide.Q: Do we get off the bus?
A: There are opportunities you will step off the bus to take in scenic views around Banff. However, when in the presence of the wildlife we do not step off the bus unless the guide believes it is safe.Q: Can we pat the animals?
A: 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.Q: Are there snacks?
A: No, you are welcome to bring a refreshment for your tour.Q: Where do you pick up?
A: We pickup guests from all major hotels in Banff.Q: How many people are on the bus tour?
A: Our tours are small and private, our bus can seat up to 24 people.Q: What is your cancellation policy?
A: There is a 48 hour cancellation policy, you can change/cancel or refund your booking 48 hours outside your booked tour (up to 7 days for group booking).Q: Should I tip?
A: Tips are not expected but our staff certainly appreciates them. If you had a great day and wish to indicate so through a tip to the staff they are graciously accepted.
Included
  • Small group size (up to 24 guests per guide)
  • Professional certified guide
  • Use of binoculars
  • Hands on interpretive tools
  • Light snack & refreshment
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
Guide Quote

Hugh's Pick

"Guiding this tour during the elk rut in Fall- where else can you watch and listen to two huge bull elk bugling at each other?" - Hugh , Senior Guide, Discover Banff Tours

Evening Wildlife Safari Tour