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Evening Wildlife Safari provided by Discover Banff Tours

Evening Wildlife Safari
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Tour snapshot
Avoid the hassle of driving, and enjoy an evening bus safari
Duration:
2h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
24
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    2h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    24
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
This is a great pick for wildlife fans visiting Banff. Get more out of your vacation by going on an evening safari in Banff National Park. Look out for elk, deer, bears, sheep, and more in their natural environment. Get more out of the trip than if you were exploring alone by having informative commentary about local wildlife and preservation schemes from a guide.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Explore Banff National Park with a guide so you don’t get lost
  • Lots to look out for—the park is home to deer, bears, elk, and more
  • Learn as you travel—guide commentary is provided
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Explore Banff National Park with a guide so you don’t get lost
  • Lots to look out for—the park is home to deer, bears, elk, and more
  • Learn as you travel—guide commentary is provided
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3827EWS
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by climate-controlled vehicle
  • Small group size (up to 24 guests per guide)
  • Hands on interpretive tools
  • Pick up from the public bus parking located behind the Mount Royal Hotel
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • Mount Royal Hotel, 138 Banff Ave, Banff, AB T1L 1A7, Canada All guests must wait at the public bus parking located behind the Mount Royal Hotel at 138 Banff Ave. You must be ready 15 minutes prior to the tour departure time. Our guide will be there within the 15 minute pick up window.
Additional information
  • 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 travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travellers
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by climate-controlled vehicle
  • Small group size (up to 24 guests per guide)
  • Hands on interpretive tools
  • Pick up from the public bus parking located behind the Mount Royal Hotel
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Mount Royal Hotel, 138 Banff Ave, Banff, AB T1L 1A7, Canada All guests must wait at the public bus parking located behind the Mount Royal Hotel at 138 Banff Ave. You must be ready 15 minutes prior to the tour departure time. Our guide will be there within the 15 minute pick up window.
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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 travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Nov. 13, 2021
A note from Evening Wildlife Safari
As per the order of the Government of Alberta due to the Covid 19 pandemic, guests over the age of 12 years old will need to produce government proof of vaccination at check in time for their tour.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Mount Royal Hotel
    138 Banff Ave, Banff, AB T1L 1A7, Canada
    All guests must wait at the public bus parking located behind the Mount Royal Hotel at 138 Banff Ave. You must be ready 15 minutes prior to the tour departure time. Our guide will be there within the 15 minute pick up window.
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    Banff National Park
    Stop: 2 hours
    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!
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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4.0
127 reviews
Excellent
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Very good
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Satansneakers
Barrie, Canada5 contributions
Aug. 2021 • Couples
Jeff was really great and informative in telling us about the history of the park and what is being done to preserve the wildlife in the area and reintroduce wildlife that had been hunted to extinction in the park generations past.

We saw elk bucks, a sow and her calves, mule deer and a big horn ram. We also ended up seeing some of the lakes we wouldn't have gotten the chance to see on our short trip into Banff so it was an added bonus!
Written August 13, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

conconfer
2 contributions
Our tour of wildlife in the Banff area was super. We saw lots of animals. Loved the big horn sheep particularly. Our guide was very well informed. She told us a lot about the animals and the habitat and about some of the politics involved in caring for such a special environment. The scenery was also outstanding.
Written May 10, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for leaving us a wonderful review, we are so happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us on our Evening wildlife safari and were able to spot a ton of animals. We hope to see you back again soon!
Written May 15, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ccmamama
2 contributions
Apr. 2022 • Couples
Our tour guide was really great and he shared many great wildlife facts and stories from his experiences.

The bad part was that we didn’t get to see much wildlife other than deers. They did say it’s hit or miss so I guess we weren’t that lucky that day…
Written April 23, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi there, thank you for leaving us a review! We are sorry to hear you didn't get to see much wildlife on tour, it often is hit or miss in April. We hope to see you back out here again soon!
Written April 24, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Sanat S
1 contribution
Aug. 2021 • Couples
The tour bus has tinted glass windows and the tour is in the evening at 7.00 pm The tour is more like informative rather then wild life viewing. There were two scenic stops for over all more then 25 minutes. Not worth money, it’s a different story we were unlucky except to spot a couple of Elk and few Big Horn ships and the tinted windows did a pretty bad job in taking any nice pictures.
Written August 18, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on the Evening Wildlife Safari. This tour changes each night, and takes guests to wherever we've been lucky enough to see animals lately in Banff. The animals are wild and move about on their own, but we're glad to hear that you were able to see bighorn sheep and elk. Along with deer, these are the most common animal sightings that we have in Banff during peak summer. Our guides do enjoy sharing their local wildlife knowledge with guests during the tour, and will always make a few scenic stops along the way so that guests can stretch their legs and enjoy the evening scenery. While our guides will always try to stop or pull over so that guests can view wildlife, it's not always safe for guests to disembark the vehicle as we must maintain a safe distance. We hope that you enjoyed the rest of your time in Banff.
Written August 30, 2021
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Richard
3 contributions
May 2022
Started 1930 finished 2130,About 20 of us saw white tailed deer,monk deer,big horn sheep,elk and actually watched a wolf stalking some deer.Well worth it as the sun was losing its brightness over the mountains and wonderful views.Thanks to our great tour guide Jeff who was very knowledgeable.Rick and Karen,Cupar in Fife,Scotland.
Written May 12, 2022
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Hi Rick, Thank you for leaving us a wonderful review - we are happy to hear your group got to see a ton of wildlife including the wolf stalking some deer (rare to see). We are sure to pass this message along to Jeff!
Written May 15, 2022
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Rita B
5 contributions
Jul. 2020 • Family
My daughter and I went on the wildlife Safari it was a great experience. Our guide took us to spots that we would most likely never have thought to go to see the wildlife. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the area, wildlife and history of the park. We would definitely do this tour again and also other tours they have available. Well worth taking this tour.
Written July 4, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Chasingadventure80
Toronto, Canada6 contributions
We unfortunately did not see much wildlife but our guide”Rob” or “Rod” (sorry don’t remember) was so knowledgeable. We learned a lot about Banff National Park, which made us love the place even more! We learned a lot of cool facts about the animals also. I think the price is a bit steep and they should rename the tour to site seeing. But otherwise we enjoyed it.
Written October 8, 2020
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Estztielib
Montreal, Quebec53 contributions
Aug. 2021 • Family
The coach is very comfortable with wide windows for sight seeing. Annick was our excellent guide and interpreter very knowledgeable. We were lucky enough to see some animals, but unfortunately not the elusive grizzly. Well worth it.
Written August 9, 2021
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Kwij58
6 contributions
- the bus left 10min before the time we agreed on
- the Discover banff tours refused to refund us or arrange another tour
- the staff decline the responsability of the trip "its not our fault" excuse. Putting the fault on their partner Viator
- the Discover banff tours staff didnt help us to find a solution, "call our partner, call back tomorrow..."
- I lost 335 euros
Written July 28, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Christophe, Your group has now left multiple TripAdvisor and Facebook reviews regarding this incident. We will be responding to all of them, as the behaviour you displayed was unacceptable. Your booking through Viator told you to be ready for your tour 15 minutes before the 7:30pm departure time. This is so we can pick up all our guests at different locations around Banff, and start the tour promptly. Our guide arrived at your pickup destination at 7:13, and after waiting for 13 minutes and trying to contact you 4 times, (with no answer or option for voicemail) departed your pickup location at 7:25, as they had other guests waiting to be picked up. So you were not there 10 minutes before, nor even 5 minutes before. Our duty is to provide the best experience to the guest on board, and making them wait any longer would have impacted that. Your group of nine people then proceeded to enter our Reservations Store, yelling, swearing, threatening, being rude and entering employee only areas, while our staff of three were trying to serve other customers, who you were also intimidating. Your group kept this up for an hour and a half until our store had to close at 9:00pm. Our policy - like most companies - is that there are no refunds for missed tours & activities, although we may be able to reschedule on a case-by-case basis. However, due to your groups 1.5 hours of rude and intimidating behaviour towards our reservation store staff and customers, we are politely declining to offer you this courtesy. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Banff.
Written July 29, 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

andyoverseas
Alexandria, VA22 contributions
This 2 hour evening tour (which got a late start and stretched to 2 1/2 hours because of pick-ups and drop offs) started with our driver guide telling us Banff was located in a wildlife corridor, that there were plenty of animals in the area, and because they did this tour every night, they knew where to find them. The tour ended with two sightings of elk feeding along the side of the road.
You can’t predict wildlife, so my issue is not with the lack of sightings, but with where they took us. First stop was the hoodoo view point, where if there were any animals down below, you would need binoculars to spot them. Second stop was an open field where we stood around a display for 30 minutes listening to a talk about all of the wildlife we were going to see. After some fruitless driving around our last stop was the top of Mount Norquay and the view point which provided a nice view of the town of Banff, FAR BELOW, but no wildlife sightings. Maybe other groups had better luck, but I think Discover Banff needs to stop wasting time going to view points, which should be included in other tours, and maybe send some staff out with radios or cell phones to areas where animal have been sighted in the past, after all, Banff is in a wildlife corridor and Discover Banff does this tour every night...
Written September 9, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Andy, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on the Evening Wildlife Safari. Our guides keep detailed notes of where animals have been sighted lately, which is where they then take guests to, although we can never guarantee if or what animals we may be lucky to see each evening. Unfortunately the wildlife are 'wild' and may not always remain where we have recently sighted them, although we do often see wildlife along the drive to the hoodoos viewpoint and at Mt Norquay where you visited on the tour. Many of our guests enjoy learning about the park's local residents and having the opportunity to see and touch rare animal artefacts during the stop that you mentioned, we're sorry to hear that you didn't see the value in this part of the tour. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Banff.
Written September 17, 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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