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Evening Wildlife Safari provided by Discover Banff Tours

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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.
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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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  • Avoid the hassle of driving, and enjoy an evening bus safari
  • 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
Important Information
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by climate-controlled vehicle
  • Small group size (up to 24 guests per guide)
  • Hands on interpretive tools
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travellers
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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BenMonterotti wrote a review Oct. 2019
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We were recently at Banff National Park for 4 days and decided to do this on our last evening there, as the scenery was amazing but we hadn’t yet seen much wildlife. Bears are one thing that we were hoping to see and did not, as it was s little late in the year. We did see
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Date of experience: October 2019
NickandKateEscape wrote a review Sep. 2019
7 contributions
We decided to do the the evening wildlife safari while staying in Banff for a family trip. I was a little skeptical on going because every other tour I had been on during my trip was lackluster. SO glad I decided to go on this one though! We were able to see a bunch of wildlife
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Date of experience: September 2019
Austin wrote a review Sep. 2019
6 contributions
We had an absolutely incredible time on this excursion. We saw probably 40-50 elk while touring around the Banff area. Our awesome tour guide Gina is very informative, passionate and friendly. We had lots of opportunities to ask questions, Gina created a really fun environment
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Date of experience: September 2019
HannieUk wrote a review Sep. 2019
uk60 contributions23 helpful votes
If we hadn't have an a amazing tour in jasper a week before this tour it would probably have been better. The guide seemed more interested in telling stories about when they'd seen animals to actually finding any. We returned to the golf course on our own the following evening
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burkemm wrote a review Sep. 2019
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This was a disappointing experience. The pickup instructions were unclear and we had problems finding the pickup spot, which in hindsight was remote given the locations of the other travelers. We had to call Support to get everything sorted out. To their credit, the support
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Response from DiscoverBanffTours, Manager at Evening Wildlife Safari
Responded Sep. 29, 2019
Hello, Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback on the Evening Wildlife Safari. We attempted to look up your booking to review the pickup instructions, but we weren't able to match this up from your username alone. This is detailed in the confirmation email but it sounds like you may have booked through a third party or wholesaler and may not have received the full tour information. We're thrilled to hear that our reservations team was able to assist you to resolve this. Fall is an exciting time to see elk in Banff, as it's during the rutting (breeding) season. We're often lucky enough to see them rounding up their harems of cow elk, fighting other male elk, and even sometimes to hear the unique 'bugle' which is simply incredible (and hard to believe that this is the noise an elk makes!). While we do go to the areas where we've seen animals lately they do move about on their own and may not be where we have seen them the previous evening or even earlier that same day. For this reason we don't guarantee wildlife sightings, but we have an amazing full-day tour to see Boo the grizzly bear at a grizzly bear refuge for any guests that would like to be sure of seeing a bear. We've passed on your feedback regarding the lack of air conditioning during part of the tour, and the Guiding Manager has made this a couching note for all our guides to check in with their guests a few different times throughout the tour as we want all guests to be comfortable on our tours. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Banff.
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By: Discover Banff Tours
This is worth it! Scenery you may never experience again.
This was an experience you’ll remember. Amazing winter scenery, and the final stage might just take your breathe aw
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Great tour and guide
We were the last group of tours for the season due to COVID. So there were only 6 people in our group, .all Canadia
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The Johnston Canyon Ice Walk Tour is highly recommended. It was picaresque, our guide, Rob, was very informative
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Banff Johnston Canyon Icewalk
This was such an amazing tour! Our tour guide Nick was knowledgeable and really made it such a great experience for
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This was on our bucket list when in Banff to see our son whose working here & joined us for the tour. Well organise
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Professional guide
We went for a city tour and later to Lake Louise and Johnston Canyon with Jeenie from Discover Banff Tours. She was
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Beautiful and educational
Beautiful hike during a snowy, winter night. We didn't see any nightlife or stars since it was snowing, but that di
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Awesome Tour Guide
Thanks to Hugh for such a great trip up to Lake Louise yesterday for dog sledding and ice skating. He is super know
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Oh, the stars!
Very cold night so many layers of clothes. Tour company loaned snow boots, cleats, poles. Headlamps provided. D
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Johnson Canyon hike
Great well informed guide. Well equipped and took us about 4 hours to hike up and back. Easy to book. Friendly and
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off the beaten track
it was so enjoyable to be able to walk through pristine and soft snow amongst the trees on a beautiful day in snow
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Pristine Surroundings
I enjoyed this trek through the wilderness;...I am a city girl! Scott was very knowledgeable and guided our small
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Scott A
A Perfect Way to See Banff and Lake Louise
We opted for a private tour, unsure of how my 65 year old father would fare, and I'm so glad we did. Jeff arrived
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Winter Wonderland
A beautiful place to hike and take in the winter landscape. It’s not likely that you will see much wildlife because
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A great and interesting tour!
We just recently went on the Grotto Canyon Icewalk with the tour guide Tyler. We had a brilliant time, Tyler was
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Key Details
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 3 days in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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