When the sun begins to set behind the craggy peaks, the wildlife of Banff National Park become more active in the cool hours before dark.  Wildlife is seen on 95% of these tours, so this is your best chance to get up close with some of Banff's wildest residents.

Your guide will lead a paved road bus tour to the hotspots where you are most likely to see Rocky Mountain creatures.  You might spot an elk sauntering across a clearing, bighorn sheep grazing in an alpine meadow and sometimes even a grizzly bear snuffling through a berry bush.  You'll also learn about how the park protects these animals and their natural habitat from many threats to their ecosystem.

Rates - including tax

Type Rate
Adult Rate
(Ages 13+):
Child Rate
(Ages 6-12):
Child - Free
(Ages 5 and Under):

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Tour / Activity Details

2 hours
6:30 pm daily (Mid April through April)
7:30 pm daily (May through August)
6:30 pm daily (Early to Mid September)
5:30 pm daily (Mid September to Mid October)

48 Hours Minimum Advance Booking Required. Tour includes pick-up and drop-off from most hotels in Banff.  Rates are per person and shown in US dollars.  Please order online or call us in the USA at 212-852-4822 to order or for more information.

There is a $6.95 USD processing fee per order. This is a flat fee regardless of the number of tickets or tours purchased on an order. There is a service charge per ticket. This charge will be reflected on your summary before you checkout. The total shown at checkout includes any fuel surcharges, service charges and tax. There are no additional charges, unless otherwise specified.

Tour / Activity Policies

Cancellation Policy: There are no refunds. All sales are final.

Change Fee Policy: If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can only be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.

Tour / Activity Description

COVID-19 Protocols Updates

  • Register and submit your travel, contact, proof of vaccination and (if required) quarantine information on ArriveCAN using the ArriveCAN mobile app or through the online portal within 72 hours of your planned arrival in the province of Alberta. Partially and non-vaccinated travelers - and fully vaccinated travelers selected for random testing - must follow instructions given upon arrival for completing a COVID test.


Please Note

  • All children ages 15 years and under must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian.
  • A Child Safety Seat is required for all children 6 years of age. You must bring your own child safety seat and it will be your responsibility to install the car seat at the starting location for the tour. Children under age 6 who are free on the tour must ride on the lap of a paying adult.
  • Photo ID may be required for identity verification.
  • This tour requires a minimum of 4 total participants to operate, so you will be asked to call the day prior to confirm the tour.
  • This is not a walking tour and most of the tour will be spent on the bus, but there are opportunities for you to step off the bus to take in scenic views around Banff. However, when in the presence of the wildlife you may not step off the bus unless the guide believes it is safe.



  • There is a good chance of seeing wildlife on this tour but the guides cannot guarantee seeing wildlife, though they try their best to take you to areas they know animals frequent. It is possible to see the following in the park: white tail deer, mule deer, elk, black bears, grizzly bears, chipmunks, eagles, coyotes, wolves, osprey, ducks, Canadian geese, squirrels, big horn sheep or mountain goats.
  • Under no circumstances may you touch any park animal. All wild animals experience stress when crowded by humans, which is hard on the animal and dangerous for the human. The tour operator adheres strictly to the recommendation set out by Parks Canada for safe wildlife viewing.



  • Hotel pick-up & drop-off in Banff
  • Professional Certified Tour Guide
  • Small group size (up to 24 persons per guide)
  • Hands-on interpretive tools


Not Included

  • Food or beverages
  • Optional guide gratuity - tips are not expected but are certainly appreciated, so i you think your guide did a wonderful job and would like to indicate that with a tip, it will be graciously accepted



  • BUS TOUR - The Evening Wildlife Safari is a 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!
  • WILDLIFE VIEWING - Wildlife is seen on over 95% of these tours and often seen are deer, elk, big horn sheep, bears and birds. Please note that wildlife sightings cannot be guaranteed.
  • INTERPRETATION AND EDUCATION - View rare animal props and artifacts as your guide shares information on the local animals, safe wildlife watching practices and the importance of wildlife management in Banff National Park.


What To Bring/Wear

  • Warm clothes - dress for the weather
  • Any refreshments you may like
  • Remember your camera!


Photo Credits

Photos are courtesy of:

  • Travel Alberta
  • Tourism Jasper
  • Colleen Gara/Travel Alberta
  • Celestine Aerden @celeseineaerden
  • Stevin Tuchiwsky @stevint


48 Hours Minimum Advance Booking Required. Tour includes pick-up and drop-off from most hotels in Banff.  Rates are per person and shown in US dollars.  Please order online or call us in the USA at 212-852-4822 to order or for more information.

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