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.