Latest Wildlife Sightings in Banff

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. 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 2020 Evening Wildlife Safari*:

August 5: Herd of elk, bighorn sheep

August 4: White tail deer, mule deer, bighorn sheep

August 3: Bighorn sheep, elk, white tail deer

August 2: Bighorn sheep, elk, black bear

August 1: Herd of elk, coyote, bighorn sheep, deer

July 30: Herd of elk, coyote, mule deer

July 29: Herd of elk

July 25: Elk

July 24: Mule deer, bighorn sheep, herd of elk, wolf

July 23: Bighorn sheep, herd of elk

July 20: Bighorn sheep, elk, mule deer, white tail deer

July 18: Elk, white tail deer, bighorn sheep

July 17: Mule deer and bighorn sheep mothers and lambs

July 16: Elk, mule deer, bighorn sheep

* List of sightings usually includes data collected from multiple vehicles, particularly during the peak summer months. This tour did not operate as frequently as usual due to the pandemic.


Wondering what we saw in 2019 during your travel dates? Check out the list here.