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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 2019 Evening Wildlife Safari*:

June 13: Elk, bighorn sheep

June 12: Elk, mule deer, coyote, bighorn sheep

June 11: Bighorn sheep, mule deer, cow elk with calves, weasel

June 10: Black bear, cinnamon black bear and cubs, elk, white tail deer

June 9: Mule deer, cinnamon black bear and cubs, elk, white tail deer

June 8: Pregnant elk, mule deer, cinnamon black bear, grizzly bear

June 7: Elk, grizzly bear, black bear, bighorn sheep,

June 6: Grizzly bear, black bear, elk, bighorn sheep, mule deer, white tail deer

June 5: Elk, beaver, bighorn sheep, mule deer

June 4: Bear, bighorn sheep, mountain goat, elk, deer, eagles

June 3: Bighorn sheep, elk, mule deer

June 2: Elk, bighorn sheep, mule deer, white tail deer

June 1: Black bear, bighorn sheep, deer

May 31: Elk, bighorn sheep, mule deer, white tail deer, black bear with cubs

May 30: Elk, mule deer, white tail deer

May 29: Bighorn sheep, elk, deer

May 28: Elk, mule deer, white tail deer, bighorn sheep, black bear and cubs

May 27: Elk, deer, bighorn sheep

May 26: Bighorn sheep, elk, white tail deer

May 25: Black bear, elk, white tail deer

May 24: Elk, deer, bighorn sheep

May 23: Bald eagle, elk, bighorn sheep, mule deer, white tail deer

May 22: Elk, black bear, mule deer, white tail deer, grizzly bear, bighorn sheep

May 21: Elk, deer, bighorn sheep, coyote

May 20: Elk, mule deer, white tail deer, bighorn sheep

May 19: Black bear, mule deer, bighorn sheep, white tail deer

May 18: Elk, white tail deer, bighorn sheep. mule deer

May 17: Mule deer, elk, white tail deer, geese

May 16: Elk, mule deer, white tail deer

May 15: Bighorn sheep, elk, white tail deer, mule deer, red squirrel

May 14: Elk, white tail deer, coyote, mule deer, bighorn sheep

May 13: Bighorn sheep, mule deer, elk

May 12: Elk, bighorn sheep, deer, red winged black bird

May 11: Bighorn sheep, white tail deer, mule deer

May 10: Bighorn sheep, elk, deer, ptarmigan

May 9: Bighorn sheep, mule deer, white tail deer

May 8: Elk, mule deer, white tail deer, bighorn sheep

May 7: Elk, deer

May 6: Elk, white tail deer, bighorn sheep

May 5: Coyote, elk, white tail deer, mule deer, elk, bighorn sheep

May 4: Elk, deer

May 3: Black bear, coyote, white tail deer, elk, mule deer, bighorn sheep

May 2: White tail deer, mule deer, elk, bighorn sheep

May 1: Elk, mule deer, white tail deer, bighorn sheep

April 30: White tail deer, mule deer, bighorn sheep

April 29: Elk, deer

April 28: Bighorn sheep, deer

April 27: Elk, deer

April 26: Black bear, elk, mule deer, white tail deer

April 25: Elk, white tail deer, mule deer

April 24: Mule deer, bighorn sheep

April 23: White tail deer, elk, bighorn sheep, beaver

April 22: Mule deer, white tail deer, bighorn sheep

April 21: Mule deer, white tail deer, elk

April 20: Elk, mule deer, bighorn sheep

April 19: No wildlife sighted

April 18: Elk, bighorn sheep, deer

April 17: White tail deer, mule deer, bighorn sheep

April 16: Mule deer, bighorn sheep

April 15: Mule deer, bighorn sheep

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

 

Wondering what we saw in 2018 during your travel dates? Check out the list here.