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Evening Wildlife Safari

Banff, Canada

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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Join an animal-spotting bus tour in Banff National Park, observing the park’s amazing wildlife at dusk on this 2-hour, small-group tour that’s perfect for nature enthusiasts. Enjoy Banff’s beautiful landscapes in the evening searching for elk, deer, bears and more because each tour has a 95% success rate of viewing animals in their natural environment. You'll also hear about the park's efforts to protect animals and their habitat from your expert guide.
  • Evening bus tour in Banff
  • Go searching for wildlife in Banff National Park at dusk from the comfort of a coach bus with large viewing windows
  • Keep an eye out for bears, big horn sheep, deer, elk and more
  • Learn about the local wildlife and preservation efforts from an expert guide
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Professional guide
Transport by climate-controlled vehicle
Small group size (up to 24 guests per guide)
Hands on interpretive tools

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
You must be ready 15 minutes prior to the tour departure time. Our guide will be there within the 15 minute pick up window.

This Banff wildlife safari is the perfect opportunity to spot the park’s amazing creatures during their most active evening period, all set against the beautiful landscape of the Canadian Rockies.

After an early evening pickup in Banff, you’ll head into the park with your guide. As the tour passes through the park’s diverse mountain landscapes, keep your eyes peeled for sightings of animals such as sheep, elk, deer and bears as they begin their evening activity. Your guide will share additional details about these amazing creatures and their unique habitat, along with some of the challenges of trying to protect them and a stop will be made at an interactive touch table to view rare animal props and artifacts.

At the end of the two hours, you’ll be dropped back in downtown Banff, arriving with a newfound appreciation and understanding of the incredible wildlife that calls this area home.

Please note: this tour is seasonal and only operates from April through October.
Stop At:  
Banff National Park
Travel through prime wildlife areas in Banff on this paved road bus tour, with little to no walking involved. There are a number of routes available depending on wildlife activity and so every night is a new adventure!
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This is a bus tour, and you will be on the bus for the majority of the tour.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Discover Banff Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Evening Wildlife Safari?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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What is the policy on sanitization during Evening Wildlife Safari?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Evening Wildlife Safari?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Evening Wildlife Safari?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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What is the maximum group size during Evening Wildlife Safari?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers.

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  • "Didn’t see a bear but was still worth the money." See review
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196 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

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Amazing tour!
, Oct 2020
Very interesting tour! Our tour guide was phenomenal! He was very intriguing and captivating. his name was Hugh! Highly recommend!
Banff Evening Wildlife Safari was a joke
, Nov 2019
I booked this Safari as it claimed 95% success and we had to be appropriately dressed, walking boots et al. The first thing we were told on entering the tour bus was that no one will be getting out to see the animals for safety reasons, next all need to look out to spot the animals. More eyes the better. It soon became obvious that we will not be seeing any bears etc. Driving on the road frequently used by other vehicle and not where the animal are expected to be was a sure recipe for not spotting any wild life. Eventually we returned to the Banff Golf course where we saw some deer. We had been on other Banff non-safari tours when we saw some wild animals as the bus driver knew which animal to see in its habitat and pointed them out to us. My question is should such a tour ever exist and should Viator promote it
Good experience
, Sep 2019
We were lucky to book during the elk mating season, and saw a lot of elk. The driver was very knowledgeable and drove very safely. I appreciated his efforts to keep the comfort of the animals as a priority.
Wildlife Safari without Wildlife
, Aug 2019
Enthusiastic guide, she had to drive the bus and give a tour at the same time. With the tour 'Wildlife Safari' we ​​had hoped to spot some wild animals. Unfortunately it remained with a goat and a deer. The tour led us past various picnic areas, where also we did not expected to spot wildlife. She told us a lot about her experiences in the wild but unfortunately she could not show it to us. Not recommended
Amazing experience
, Jul 2019
We tried all day on our own to see bears, deer bucks and long horned sheep but to no avail. Our tour guide Jessy made it seem easy and entertained us all the way with great banter and tons of facts about the park and the animals; not to mention, he answered every question we had with the kind of detail only an experienced animal enthusiast would have. We filmed a bear eating berries up close (about 10 feet from our bus) for about 2 minutes from various angles. Jessy really pushed to get the shot!
Excellent Evening
, Jul 2019
Our guide, Dennis, made the evening. He had so much good information. Even if we had not seen animals we would have enjoyed it. He was warm, funny and knowledgeable.
Amazing sights
, Jul 2019
The tour was very interesting the driver was entertaining, friendly & new lots of history. Didn’t see a beat but enjoyed it anyway
Beautiful views
, Jul 2019
The driver had amazing knowledge of the animals & area. Didn’t see a bear but was still worth the money.
Night wildlife tour
, Jun 2019
It was a perfect evening for seeking wildlife and we were lucky enough to see bighorn sheep on 2 occasions, a mule deer and female elks on 2 occasions. Driver Jeff was terrific and even offered to go to Mt Norquay to try our luck despite it being past the tour end time. Interesting talk by Andrew from Parks and Wildlife.
Robert S
, Jun 2019
Had an outstanding evening with our guide Denise. Very knowledgable, friendly and courteous. Shared experiences and knowledge of the area, wildlife, and forests. A really wonderful time and would definitely do it again.

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