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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 – we protect them all) that we’ve spotted on our Banff Evening Wildlife Safari (April to October):

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