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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. 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 animals, big and small, that we’ve spotted on our Banff Evening Wildlife Safari (April to October)*:

September 19th: Mule deer, elk herd, coyote, bighorn sheep

September 18th: Elk

September 17th: Elk

September 16th: Elk

September 15th: Elk, mule deer, coyote

September 14th: Elk, mule deer

September 13th: Elk

September 12th: Black bear and cubs, muskrat, elk bugling, bighorn sheep

September 11th: Bull elk with his harem of elk cows

September 10th: Elk

September 9th: Black bear, elk, deer, osprey

September 8th: Elk, fox, mule deer

September 7th: Elk, whitetail deer

September 6th: Elk, bighorn sheep, deer

September 5th: Lots of groups of elk

September 4th: Bighorn sheep, elk, herd of deer

September 3rd: Elk, deer

September 2nd: Elk, deer, coyote

September 1st: Elk, deer, coyote

August 31st: Elk, mule deer

August 30th: Elk, deer, coyote, fox

August 29th: Elk, deer

August 28th: Elk, bighorn sheep, deer

August 27th: Elk, bighorn sheep, coyote

August 26th: Elk

August 25th: Elk

August 24th: Black bear, elk

August 23rd: Elk, bighorn sheep

August 22nd: Bighorn sheep, elk, deer

August 21st: Elk, bighorn sheep, mule deer

August 20th: Elk, bighorn sheep

August 19th: Elk, squirrel mule deer

August 18th: Elk

August 17th: Elk, coyote

August 16th: Elk, bighorn sheep, white tail deer, elk, coyote

August 15th: Bighorn sheep, mule deer

August 14th: Elk

August 13th: Elk, bighorn sheep, ground squirrel

August 12th: Elk, white tail deer

August 11th: White tail deer, elk, mule deer

August 10th: Muskrat, bighorn sheep, elk, coyote

August 9th: Elk, bighorn sheep, white tail deer

August 8th: Elk

August 7th: Black bear, bighorn sheep, deer, elk

August 6th: Brown black bear, bighorn sheep, mule deer

August 5th: Bear, mule deer, coyote

August 4th: Mule deer, coyote

August 3rd: Bears, elk, mule deer, bighorn sheep

August 2nd: Elk, bighorn sheep, mule deer

August 1st: Black bear, coyotes, elk

July 31st: Black bear, deer, bighorn sheep, elk

July 30th: Bighorn sheep

July 29th: Elk, bighorn sheep, mule deer

July 28th: Elk, bighorn sheep, geese, osprey

July 27th: Black bear, elk, bighorn sheep

July 26th: Black bear, mom bear and cubs, elk, bighorn sheep

July 25th: Elk herd, coyote

July 24th: Black bear, elk, deer, bald eagle, heron

July 23rd: Elk, deer, coyote

July 22nd: Elk, mule deer, squirrel

July 21st: Elk, coyotes

July 20th: Deer, elk, bighorn sheep

July 19th: Mule deer, elk, bighorn sheep

July 18th: Elk, white tail deer

July 17th: Black bear, wolf, bighorn sheep

July 16th: Elk, white tail deer

July 15th: Black bear, deer

July 14th: Geese, bald eagle, mule deer, elk, beaver

July 13th: Bighorn sheep, elk

July 12th: Elk herd, mule deer, bear

July 11th: Bighorn sheep, mule deer, white tail deer, elk

July 10th: Bighorn sheep, deer, golden eagle, osprey

July 9th: Black bear, mule deer, elk, coyote, bighorn sheep

July 8th: Bighorn sheep, herd of elk

July 7th: Elk, mule deer

July 6th: Elk, bighorn sheep

July 5th: Elk, bighorn sheep, bald eagle

July 4th: Bighorn sheep, elk, mule deer, white tail deer, heron, osprey

July 3rd: Elk, deer, blue heron, red squirrel

July 2nd: Elk, mule deer, blue heron

July 1st: Elk, black bear and cub, bighorn sheep, geese squirrels

June 30th: Elk, deer, bighorn sheep, squirrels, bald eagle

June 29th: Black bear, white tail deer, geese, heron

June 28th: Bighorn sheep, white tail deer, elk, osprey

June 27th: Elk, bighorn sheep, deer, beaver

June 26th: Elk, bighorn sheep, deer

June 25th: Bighorn sheep, elk, deer, coyote, eagle, beaver

June 24th: Elk, bighorn sheep, squirrel, deer

June 23rd: Bear, deer, elk, beaver

June 22nd: Bear and cubs, bighorn sheep, elk, deer

June 21st: Bear, bighorn sheep, elk, deer, beavers

June 20th: Elk, deer, black bear, big horn sheep, deer, coyote

June 19th: Elk, deer and bighorn sheep

June 18th: Black bears, elk, bighorn sheep

June 17th: Elk (male and female)

June 16th: No wildlife sighted

June 15th: Black bear, elk, deer, bald eagle

June 14th: Black bear, elk, deer

June 13th: Elk, beavers, deer

June 12th: Bighorn sheep, elk, mule deer

June 11th: Black bear and cubs, mule deer, elk, bighorn sheep

June 10th: Black bears and cubs, coyote, elk, mule deer

June 9th: Elk, bighorn sheep, mule deer

June 8th: Black bears, elk, mule deer, bighorn sheep, white tail deer

June 7th: Grizzly bear, elk, bighorn sheep, mule deer, white tail deer

June 6th: Black bear, elk, bighorn sheep, mule deer

June 5th: Bighorn sheep, elk, mule deer

June 4th: Elk, bighorn sheep, deer

June 3rd: Black bear, elk, white tail deer, mule deer

June 2nd: Black bear, elk, bighorn sheep, white tail deer

June 1st: Mule deer, elk, loons, white tail deer

May 31st: Elk, mule deer, white tail deer

May 30th: Mule deer, white tail deer, elk, muskrat

May 29th: Black bear, grizzly bear, elk, mule deer, white tail deer

May 28th: Bear, elk, bighorn sheep, deer

May 27th: Bighorn sheep, coyote, mule deer, elk

May 26th: Elk, bighorn sheep, mule deer

May 25th: Elk, bighorn sheep, mule deer, pine marten

May 24th: Elk, bighorn sheep, mule deer

May 23rd: Elk and bighorn sheep

May 22nd: Large group of 70+ elk

May 21st: Coyote, beaver, elk, white tail deer, mule deer

May 20th: Elk, deer, bighorn sheep

May 19th: Elk, deer and a coyote

May 18th: Deer, elk, black bear

May 17th: Deer

May 16th: Black bear, bighorn sheep, elk, mule deer, white tail deer

May 15th: Elk, deer and bighorn sheep

May 14th: Bighorn sheep, elk, mule deer, white tail deer and a mountain goat.

May 13th: Elk, white tail deer, bighorn sheep

May 12th: Elk, deer, bighorn sheep

May 11th: Elk, deer, bighorn sheep

May 10th: Elk, white tail deer, coyote, mule deer

May 9th: No wildlife sighted

May 8th: Deer, elk, bighorn sheep

May 7th: Elk, bighorn sheep

May 6th: A group of 40 elk, mule deer, white tail deer and bighorn sheep

May 5th: White tail deer, mule deer, elk, bighorn sheep

May 4th: Elk, bighorn sheep

May 3rd: Elk, mule deer, white tail deer

May 2nd: Bighorn sheep, mule deer, white tail deer, elk

May 1st: Elk, white tail deer, mule deer

April 30th: No wildlife sighted

April 29th: Coyotes, mule deer, white tail deer, elk

April 28th: Elk, mule deer, white tail deer, bighorn sheep

April 27th: Elk, mule deer, white tail deer, canada geese, bald eagle, bighorn sheep

April 26th: White tail deer, elk

April 25th: Elk, white tail deer, mule deer

April 24th: Elk, bighorn sheep

April 23rd: Elk, bighorn sheep, mule deer

April 22nd: Bighorn sheep, mule deer, white tail deer

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