Latest Wildlife Sightings in Banff

Jasper Wildlife Watching

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. The Parks Canada website 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 it’s 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 what animals (big and small – we protect them all) we’ve spotted on our Banff Evening Wildlife Safari:

6th October:

5th October: Elk, coyote.

4th October: no wildlife sighted.

3rd October: Elk, bighorn sheep, mule deer.

2nd October: Elk, coyote, mule deer.

1st October: Elk, mule deer, white tailed deer, coyote.

30th September: Bull elk fighting with each other.

29th September: Elk, white tailed deer, bighorn sheep.

28th September: Elk

27th September: Bull & cow elk, ewe and lamb bighorn sheep.

26th September: No wildlife sighted.

25th September: Elk and white tailed deer.

24th September: Elk and mule deer.

23rd September: Elk and white tailed deer.

22nd September: Elk, coyote.

21st September: Elk, coyote, white tailed deer stag & doe.

20th September: Elk.

19th September: No wildlife sighted.

18th September: Elk, black bear, white tailed deer.

17th September: Elk, mule deer, coyote.

16th September: Elk, white tailed deer.

15th September: Elk.

14th September: Elk, coyote, white tailed deer, mule deer.

13th September: Elk, coyote, mule deer, white tailed deer.

12th September: Elk, mule deer, white tailed deer.

11th Septmeber: Bighorn sheep, white tailed deer stag.

10th September: Elk harems.

9th September: Elk, white tailed deer, mallards, mule deer.

8th September: Elk.

7th September: Bull elk fighting with each other, stag & doe white tailed deer, coyote, Canada geese, common mergansers.

6th September: Elk, bighorn sheep rams.

5th September: Elk everywhere! Coyote.

4th September: Mule deer stag, cow elk, bighorn sheep ram, white tailed deer.

3rd September: Bull elk, bighorn sheep rams & ewes, osprey, herd of cow elk.

2nd September: Elk, bighorn sheep, white tailed deer, mule deer.

1st September: Elk, white tailed deer, mule deer.

31st August: Bighorn sheep, elk.

30th August: No wildlife sighted.

29th August: No wildlife sighted.

28th August: Mule deer, elk.

27th August: Mule deer, white tailed deer.

26th August: Osprey with fish, bald eagle, bighorn sheep ewes & lambs, white tailed deer, mule deer, elk.

25th August: Bull elk, white tailed deer, bighorn sheep.

24th August: Coyote.

23rd August: Elk.

22nd August: Bighorn sheep rams, ewes & lambs, elk, mule deer, osprey.

21st August: Bull elk, osprey, columbian ground squirrel, bull moose.

20th August: Elk, coyote, mule deer, bighorn sheep rams, bear.

19th August: Bighorn sheep (ewes & lambs), mule deer, bull elk, white tailed deer, coyote.

18th August: Coyote, elk, mule deer doe & fawns, white tailed deer, loon, bald eagle, osprey.

17th August: White tailed deer, cow & juvenile elk, coyote.

16th August: Osprey, mule deer bucks, bighorn sheep rams, elk, white tailed deer does.

15th August: Elk, mule deer, white tailed deer, bighorn sheep, osprey, bald eagle.

14th August: Elk, mule deer, red squirrel, osprey with fish, white tailed deer, bighorn sheep.

13th August: Bighorn sheep, elk, mallards.

12th August: Bighorn sheep, white tailed deer, coyote.

11th August: Elk, bighorn sheep.

10th August: Bighorn sheep, white tailed deer, mule deer, coyote.

9th August: Mountain goat nanny & kid, elk herd.

8th August: No wildlife sighted.

7th August: Osprey, bighorn sheep, elk, white tailed deer, mule deer, bighorn sheep.

6th August: Barred owl, osprey, mule deer, white tailed deer, elk.

5th August: Mule deer, bighorn sheep, elk.

4th August: Elk, white tailed deer, bald eagle, osprey, bighorn sheep.

3rd August: White tailed deer, mule deer, elk.

2nd August: White tailed deer, elk.

1st August: Elk, bighorn sheep.

July 31st: No wildlife sighted.

30th July: Mule deer, bighorn sheep, white tailed deer.

29th July: 70+ herd of elk, bighorn sheep.

28th July: Elk, bighorn sheep.

27th July: 70+ herd of elk, bighorn sheep, black bear with cubs.

26th July: Black bear, elk, mule deer.

25th July: Elk, bighorn sheep, white tailed deer, black bear, loon.

24th July: Elk with calf, mule deer, snowshoe hare.

23rd July: White tailed deer, bighorn sheep, mule deer, elk.

22nd July: White tailed deer doe and buck, coyote

21st July: Elk with calves

20th July: 70+ herd of elk, bighorn rams, ewes and lambs.

19th July: 70+ herd of elk, cinnamon black bear, bighorn rams & ewes, 2 bull elk.

18th July: Elk, coyote, bighorn sheep.

17th July: Black bear, wolf, elk, bighorn sheep, mule deer.

16th July: Bighorn sheep, cow elk, white tailed deer, mule deer, bull elk.

15th July: Coyote, grizzly bear, bighorn sheep, elk, white tailed deer.

14th July: Elk, black bear, bighorn sheep, mule deer, white tailed deer, bighorn sheep.

13th July: Elk, white tailed deer, mule deer, osprey.

12th July: Cinnamon black bear

11th July: Cow elk with calves.

10th July: Elk, bighorn sheep, white tailed deer.

9th July: No wildlife sightings

8th July: Bighorn sheep, white tailed deer.

7th July: Bighorn sheep, white tailed deer, elk.

6th July: Grizzly bear, mule deer, white tailed deer,  white tailed deer, columbian ground squirrels, elk, osprey.

5th July: Elk, bighorn sheep ewes & lambs, white tailed deer, black bear.

4th July: Mule deer, coyote, columbian ground squirrel, black bear.

3rd July: Bighorn sheep rams, ewes and lambs, mule deer.

2nd July: Bighorn sheep, mosquitos (it’s the season!)

1st July: Grizzly bear, bighorn sheep, white tailed deer, elk.

30th June: Bighorn sheep, black bear, mule deer, grizzly bear.

29th June: Bighorn sheep, elk.

28th June: Elk, white tailed deer.

27th June: Black bear, mule deer, elk, bighorn sheep.

26th June: Elk, mule deer, bighorn sheep.

25th June: Bighorn sheep, blue heron, elk, white tailed deer, black bear.

24th June: Multiple black bears, black bear cubs, bighorn sheep (rams & ewes), mule deer, white tailed deer, elk.

23rd June: Mule deer, white tailed deer, elk.

22nd June: Elk, mule deer, white tailed deer.

21st June: Two wolves! Coyote, elk.

20th June: Mule deer, white tailed deer.

19th June: Elk, bighorn sheep, grizzly bear, mule deer.

18th June: Elk, mule deer, bighorn sheep rams, grizzly bear.

17th June: Bighorn sheep, white tailed deer, black bear, mule deer.

16th June: White tailed deer, columbian ground squirrel, magpie

15th June: Elk, mule deer, white tailed deer

14th June: No animals sighted

13th June: Elk, mule deer, grizzly bear, cow elk with calf

12th June: Elk, bighorn sheep, mule deer.

11th June: Elk, cow elk with calf, mule deer, white tailed deer.

10th June: Elk, white tailed deer, mule deer, bighorn sheep, red-winged blackbird.

9th June: Two black bears, 3 bull elk, bighorn sheep, white tailed deer, coyote, mule deer.

8th June: Four black bears, elk, mule deer, bighorn sheep.

7th June: Bighorn sheep, mule deer, white tailed deer.

6th June: Cinnamon black bear with 3 cubs, elk, white tailed deer, mule deer, bighorn sheep.

5th June: Elk, cinnamon black bear with 3 cubs, bighorn sheep, coyote.

4th June: Elk, mule deer, bighorn sheep.

3rd June: Black bear, grizzly bear, elk, black bear with two cubs, bighorn sheep.

1st June: Elk, mule deer, white tailed deer.

31st May: Elk, white tailed deer, mule deer.

30th May: Grizzly bear, elk, bighorn sheep, black bear.

29th May: Bighorn sheep, elk (everywhere), mule deer (everywhere), black bear with cubs.

28th May: Coyote, columbian ground squirrels, elk, white tailed deer, black bear mother with three cubs.

27th May: Elk, Bighorn sheep, mule deer, white tailed deer.

26th May: Elk, mule deer, white tailed deer, bighorn sheep rams.

25 May: Elk, mule deer, white tailed deer, bighorn sheep ewes.

24 May:

23 May 2017: Elk, bighorn sheep, mule deer.

22nd May 2017: Bull elk, cow elk, mule deer, bighorn sheep rams, bighorn sheep ewes, grouse.

21st May 2017: Elk, white tailed deer, mule deer, coyote, black bear, bighorn sheep, canada geese.