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Winter Tour: Banff and Its Wildlife

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Overview
Join a personalized small-group tour and discover beautiful Banff in the winter! Over three hours, your local guide will take you to some of Banff's key landmarks as keep your eyes peeled for wildlife in their natural habitat.
The tour will include some of the most scenic and historically significant highlights of Banff such as the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, Bow Falls, Surprise Corner Lookout, Hoodoos Viewpoint and Lake Minnewanka. Plus, enjoy hot chocolate and maple cookies at one of the scenic stops. It's a complete orientation to Banff and a great tour for seeing wildlife in the morning!
Highlights
  • Visit some of the most popular Alberta Rocky Mountain spots in the winter
  • Local guides know the best viewpoints and places to spot wildlife
  • Let an experienced driver navigate the winter mountain roads
  • Finish the tour with free hot chocolate and a light snack
What to Expect
The winter sun rise in Banff National Park is the perfect time to see wildlife and set out on a wildlife tour. Head out on an adventure to spot elk, deer, and bighorn sheep. Along the way, stop at Bow Falls, Lake Minnewanka, the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel called the “castle in the Rockies,” hoodoos, and Bow Valley lookout.
Learn about the history and geology of the area, as well as the special adaptations the mountain animals have made to survive life in the tough Canadian winters. Finish the tour with a cup of hot chocolate and a light snack and drop-off at your original meeting point.
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Reviewed 8 May 2019

A very easy and knowledgeable tour for anyone with limited time looking to see some great spots and learn about Banff. Our guide, while new, was very informative and a great storyteller.More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank CorporateTravellerCJ
DiscoverBanffTours, Manager at Discover Banff Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2019

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on the Discover Banff & Its Wildlife Tour. We love this morning sightseeing tour - it's still one of our favourites after being our very first tour that started the company 20 years...More

Reviewed 1 May 2019

This was our first experience of Banff. The 3 hour tour was just perfect! We saw the beauty surrounding Banff in a wonderful way, with a fun and knowledgeable tour guide who knew exactly what to show us, teach us, and inspire us. Norm clearly...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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DiscoverBanffTours, Manager at Discover Banff Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2019

Hi Wendelyn, Thank you for joining us on the Discover Banff and Its Wildlife Tour with Norm, and for taking the time to share your experience. Isn't it incredible how much sightseeing you can fit into three hours in Banff - let alone how much...More

Reviewed 20 April 2019 via mobile

Shame we didn’t see much wildlife but that’s down to the time of year, the two tour guides we had where really friendly and knowledgeable and I got some great photos and the hot chocolate and cookie was lovely too 😀

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 10 April 2019 via mobile

super good and informative tour just now with the funniest and loveliest guide Gina! (Hope i spelt her name correctly) Highly encourage everyone to go on this tour to find out more about the wildlife in Banff! The guide (Gina) is really passionate about her...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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DiscoverBanffTours, Manager at Discover Banff Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2019

Hi Candice, Thank you for taking the time to share how much you enjoyed the Discover Banff & Its Wildlife tour with Gina (well done, correct spelling!). We think she's lovely as well, and she always has so much energy and enthusiasm. We're so glad...More

Reviewed 24 February 2019

I took this tour this morning and we were a really small group of 5. Pick up was on time and our guide Nicole was really nice, lots of jokes and interesting anecdotes! You visit the highlights of the town of Banff: Fairmont, Bow Falls,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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DiscoverBanffTours, Manager at Discover Banff Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2019

Hi Alison, Thank you for sharing your experience on the Discover Banff & Its Wildlife Tour with Nicole. We agree, this is a great introduction to Banff (especially if you don't have your own vehicle!) as you get to see some of the main sightseeing...More

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THERESA H
29 January 2019|
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Response from DiscoverBanffTours | Property representative |
Hello, Thank you for your question. Moose are very rare to see in Banff, and so they are very unlikely to see on this tour. It's more likely to spot elk, deer or bighorn sheep on this tour.
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lisa c
29 December 2018|
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Response from DiscoverBanffTours | Property representative |
Hi Lisa, Sorry that we didn't see this message earlier! Please reach out directly to our reservations team next time on 1 (877) 565-9372 and they can help you find any last minute tour openings.
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26 December 2018|
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Response from DiscoverBanffTours | Property representative |
Hello, We do pickup form the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel for all our tours, this simply needs to be requested directly with our reservations team. Please don't hesitate to contact us using the contact details on your... More
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