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Respect the Wildlife

While it’s a thrill to see wildlife in their natural surroundings, it is crucial to be respectful and not to encroach on their environment. Parks Canada has a helpful guide to safe wildlife viewing that is a must-read before you visit Banff.

You should never try to entice wildlife by offering food or imitating its call and posing with a wild animal puts you in danger. Keep your distance – if you cause an animal to move that means you are too close. Remember: these are wild animals and observing them in a safe way is better for your health as well as theirs!

Here’s a list of animals that we’ve spotted on our 2019 Evening Wildlife Safari*:

August 22: Bighorn sheep, elk, osprey, heron, bald eagle

August 21: Mule deer, elk, bighorn sheep, white tail deer

August 20: Elk, black bear, mule deer, bighorn sheep

August 19: Elk, cinnamon black bear, bighorn sheep, mule deer, white tail deer

August 18: Bighorn sheep, elk, mule deer

August 17: Elk, bighorn sheep, deer, osprey, heron

August 16: Bighorn sheep, elk

August 15: Black bear, cinnamon black bear, elk, white tail deer, mule deer

August 14: Grizzly bear, elk, white tail deer, mule deer

August 13: Bighorn sheep, elk, deer, loons, columbia ground squirrel

August 12: Elk, white tail deer, bald eagle, coyote

August 11: Elk, mule deer

August 10: Black bear, elk, deer

August 9: Mule deer and fawns

August 8: Bighorn sheep, deer, heron

August 7: Cinnamon black bear, bighorn sheep, elk, white tail deer

August 6: Cinnamon black bear, black bear, bighorn sheep, elk

August 5: Bighorn sheep, elk, mule deer, heron, squirrel

August 4: Elk, deer, osprey, heron

August 3: Elk, mule deer, osprey, bald eagles, columbian ground squirrels, heron

August 2: Elk, bighorn sheep, cinnamon black bear, deer

August 1: Mountain goat, elk, bighorn sheep, fox, deer

July 31: Coyote, elk, bighorn sheep, mule deer

July 30: Black bear, elk, bighorn sheep, deer

July 29: Elk, deer, bighorn sheep, black bear, cinnamon black bear

July 28: Elk, bighorn sheep

July 27: Black bear, cinnamon black bear, elk, bighorn sheep, white tail deer

July 26: Elk, white tail deer, mule deer

July 25: Cinnamon black bear, grizzly bear, bighorn sheep, elk, coyote, mule deer

July 24: Cinnamon black bear, elk, mule deer

July 23: Cinnamon black bear, elk, bighorn sheep, deer

July 22: Black bear, bighorn sheep, elk, white tail deer

July 21: Black bear, bighorn sheep, elk, mule deer, white tail deer

July 20: Bear, elk herd, deer

July 19: Elk, mule deer

July 18: Elk, bighorn sheep, mule deer, osprey

July 17: Elk, bighorn sheep, white tail deer

July 16: Black bear, elk

July 15: Elk, bald eagle, osprey

July 14: Bighorn sheep, coyote, bald eagle

July 13: Elk, deer

July 12: Elk, eagle, black bear, mule deer

July 11: Elk, bighorn sheep, cinnamon black bear

July 10: Elk, bighorn sheep, mule deer, white tail deer

July 9: Bighorn sheep, elk, grizzly bear,  black bear

July 8: Bighorn sheep, black bear, grizzly bear, mule deer, elk

July 7: Bear, elk, mule deer, columbian ground squirrel

July 6: Black bear, elk, white tail deer, mule deer

July 5: Black bear, cinnamon black bear, elk, mule deer

July 4: Elk, white tail deer

July 3: Black bear, elk, white tail deer, mule deer

July 2: Black bear, elk, mule deer, white tail deer, coyote

July 1: Mule deer, bighorn sheep

June 30: Bear, elk, bighorn sheep

June 29: Elk, bighorn sheep

June 28: Black bears (cinnamon, black, blonde), elk, bighorn sheep, deer

June 27: Black bear, bighorn sheep, elk, mule deer, white tail deer

June 26: Grizzly bear, cinnamon black bear, bighorn sheep with lambs, elk, mule deer

June 25: Grizzly bear, bighorn sheep, elk, mule deer, white tail deer

June 24: Black bear, grizzly bear, bighorn sheep, elk, mule deer, white tail deer, cross fox

June 23: Bighorn sheep, elk, deer

June 22: Grizzly bear, elk, mule deer

June 21: Black bear, deer, elk, grizzly bear

June 20: Black bear, mule deer

June 19: Black bear, grizzly bear, bighorn sheep, elk, cross fox, mule deer, geese

June 18: Black bear, elk, bighorn sheep, mule deer

June 17: Mule deer, elk and calves, female bighorn sheep with lambs

June 16: Female elk herd, mule deer, bighorn sheep and a black bear cub

June 15: Elk, grizzly bear, mule deer

June 14: Elk, bighorn sheep, mule deer

June 13: Elk, bighorn sheep

June 12: Elk, mule deer, coyote, bighorn sheep

June 11: Bighorn sheep, mule deer, cow elk with calves, weasel

June 10: Black bear, cinnamon black bear and cubs, elk, white tail deer

June 9: Mule deer, cinnamon black bear and cubs, elk, white tail deer

June 8: Pregnant elk, mule deer, cinnamon black bear, grizzly bear

June 7: Elk, grizzly bear, black bear, bighorn sheep,

June 6: Grizzly bear, black bear, elk, bighorn sheep, mule deer, white tail deer

June 5: Elk, beaver, bighorn sheep, mule deer

June 4: Bear, bighorn sheep, mountain goat, elk, deer, eagles

June 3: Bighorn sheep, elk, mule deer

June 2: Elk, bighorn sheep, mule deer, white tail deer

June 1: Black bear, bighorn sheep, deer

May 31: Elk, bighorn sheep, mule deer, white tail deer, black bear with cubs

May 30: Elk, mule deer, white tail deer

May 29: Bighorn sheep, elk, deer

May 28: Elk, mule deer, white tail deer, bighorn sheep, black bear and cubs

May 27: Elk, deer, bighorn sheep

May 26: Bighorn sheep, elk, white tail deer

May 25: Black bear, elk, white tail deer

May 24: Elk, deer, bighorn sheep

May 23: Bald eagle, elk, bighorn sheep, mule deer, white tail deer

May 22: Elk, black bear, mule deer, white tail deer, grizzly bear, bighorn sheep

May 21: Elk, deer, bighorn sheep, coyote

May 20: Elk, mule deer, white tail deer, bighorn sheep

May 19: Black bear, mule deer, bighorn sheep, white tail deer

May 18: Elk, white tail deer, bighorn sheep. mule deer

May 17: Mule deer, elk, white tail deer, geese

May 16: Elk, mule deer, white tail deer

May 15: Bighorn sheep, elk, white tail deer, mule deer, red squirrel

May 14: Elk, white tail deer, coyote, mule deer, bighorn sheep

May 13: Bighorn sheep, mule deer, elk

May 12: Elk, bighorn sheep, deer, red winged black bird

May 11: Bighorn sheep, white tail deer, mule deer

May 10: Bighorn sheep, elk, deer, ptarmigan

May 9: Bighorn sheep, mule deer, white tail deer

May 8: Elk, mule deer, white tail deer, bighorn sheep

May 7: Elk, deer

May 6: Elk, white tail deer, bighorn sheep

May 5: Coyote, elk, white tail deer, mule deer, elk, bighorn sheep

May 4: Elk, deer

May 3: Black bear, coyote, white tail deer, elk, mule deer, bighorn sheep

May 2: White tail deer, mule deer, elk, bighorn sheep

May 1: Elk, mule deer, white tail deer, bighorn sheep

April 30: White tail deer, mule deer, bighorn sheep

April 29: Elk, deer

April 28: Bighorn sheep, deer

April 27: Elk, deer

April 26: Black bear, elk, mule deer, white tail deer

April 25: Elk, white tail deer, mule deer

April 24: Mule deer, bighorn sheep

April 23: White tail deer, elk, bighorn sheep, beaver

April 22: Mule deer, white tail deer, bighorn sheep

April 21: Mule deer, white tail deer, elk

April 20: Elk, mule deer, bighorn sheep

April 19: No wildlife sighted

April 18: Elk, bighorn sheep, deer

April 17: White tail deer, mule deer, bighorn sheep

April 16: Mule deer, bighorn sheep

April 15: Mule deer, bighorn sheep

* List of sightings usually includes data collected from multiple vehicles, particularly during the peak summer months.

 

Wondering what we saw in 2018 during your travel dates? Check out the list here.