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Discover Grizzly Bears from Banff

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    What to Expect
    Get up close and personal with the world of the Grizzly bear on this 10-hour tour from Banff, created with animal lovers in mind. Explore the dramatic natural landscape the Grizzly Bear calls home with stops at gorgeous Takakkaw Falls (the second highest waterfall in Canada) and stunning Emerald Lake

    You will head to the Grizzly’s home turf for a gondola ride to the summit of Kicking Horse Mountain. On the way up, be on the lookout for potential Grizzlies in the area below, and take in the fantastic scenery. At the top, enjoy an included gourmet lunch at Eagle's Eye Restaurant, the highest restaurant in Canada.

    From there, your tour continues on a chairlift ride to the Grizzly Bear Refuge for an intimate encounter with Boo, an orphaned bear that calls the refuge home. Observe the behaviors of this magnificent animal at close range as it roams and plays in the refuge’s natural Grizzly habitat. 

    The day also includes a chance to visit some of the Banff area’s most spectacular natural wonders, including Emerald Lake and Takkakaw Falls, offering more opportunities to further explore the Grizzly Bear’s one-of-a-kind habitat. End your trip with a return to Banff.

    Please note: this tour is seasonal and only operates from June through September. Early and late season bookings may be subject to itinerary changes.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Please meet in the public bus parking area behind the Mt Royal Hotel (hotel address: 138 Banff Ave, Banff).
    Departure Time
    8:30 AM
    Duration
    10h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Professional guide
    • Lunch at Eagle's Eye Restaurant, Canada's highest restaurant
    • Gondola ride at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort
    • Chairlift ride
    • Visit to a grizzly bear refuge
    • Return transport from Banff
    • Small group size (up to 24 guests per guide)
    • Entry/Admission - Kicking Horse Mountain Resort
    Exclusions
    • Optional gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Early and late season bookings may be subject to itinerary changes, the Takakkaw Falls Road typically opens late June. Alternative stops are usually the Spiral Tunnels and Natural Bridge..
    • Infant rates do not include food.
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    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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    All reviews eagle's eye kicking horse mountain gondola ride emerald lake great tour fun to watch spiral tunnels first stop food was great his passion takakkaw falls whole family great experience boo refuge matt highest
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    When we first noted the price tag on this trip our initial thoughts were, it’s expensive. I’m so happy that we didn’t allow the cost to stop us as it was worth every single cent! From the moment we were picked up by our guide...More

    Thank Kardiaeracleous
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    This was a great day out, our guide Kyle was very friendly and knowledgeable and kept everyone entertained with information on the drive. We had several stops, even an extra one that was not on the itinerary, and saw some beautiful scenery. Of course the...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank FrancescaL0186
    Reviewed September 11, 2019

    We had such an amazing day, it was not just a tour to look at a grizzly bear, it was very informative about the rehabilitation of bears AND the stops on the way there and back where breath taking. Also included was a beautiful lunch...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Cassandra B
    Reviewed September 9, 2019 via mobile

    We really enjoyed tour today. Weather wasn't the greatest but Jessy our guide was super nice and fun with good stories. Lunch was included and was super tasty. The gondola and chairlift was fun too. We got to see Boo the bear at the refuge

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Sandy T
    Reviewed September 8, 2019 via mobile

    We thoroughly enjoyed the sights, Boo the bear and insight from High in our bear tour. It was a full day 8.30am-7.30pm full of things to see. We visited the spiral tunnels, Canada's second highest waterfall, had lunch (included) in a lovely cafe on the...More

    Thank lou181818
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    geoffbunn
    February 18, 2019|
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    Response from DiscoverBanffTours | Property representative |
    Hello Geoff, Thank you for your question. When the access road to Takakkaw Falls is closed, the alternative stops are usually the Spiral Tunnels and the Natural Bridge.
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    David T
    June 14, 2018|
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    Response from DiscoverBanffTours | Property representative |
    Hi Dave, Thank you for your question and apologies for the delayed response. Unfortunately this tour could do not done in a wheelchair as all guests need to take a chairlift up to the grizzly bear refuge and there is no... More
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    W2985EAanon
    June 9, 2018|
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    Response from DiscoverBanffTours | Property representative |
    Hello, thank you for your question. The main destination, Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, is about a 2 hour drive from Banff so travel time sill account for around 4 hours but is very scenic! There will be a stop on the way... More
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