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Winter Tour: Banff and Its Wildlife

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
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Winter Tour: Banff and Its Wildlife
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8:30am Departure
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Overview

Experience the beauty of Banff National Park in the winter from the comfort of a coach. You won’t believe the pictures you can snap as you discover the Rocky Mountain park under the cover of snow. Frozen waterfalls, ice on a mountain lake, hardy Canadian wildlife, and a castle in the snow are all waiting to reveal their icy beauty to you.

What to Expect

The winter sun rises in Banff National Park around 8:30am, which is the perfect time to see wildlife and set out on a wildlife tour. Meet your motor coach in the center of the Banff townsite, behind Mount Royal Hotel. From there, 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 mountains,” 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.

Reviews (23)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Awesome trip

Great tour, learned a lot about wildlife and Banff. Norm was a awesome tour guide. Would recommend .

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank FellowTraveler556745
DiscoverBanffTours, Manager at Discover Banff Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there, Thank you for joining is on the morning Discover Banff & Its Wildlife sightseeing tour. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed learning about the area and our wildlife, and hope to see you back in Banff again soon.

Reviewed 3 November 2018
Nicole was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic!

I learned a lot about Banff, it's history and the wildlife. The tour was beautiful. I loved the guide she was very friendly and you could tell she enjoyed her job.More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Leah F
DiscoverBanffTours, Manager at Discover Banff Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2018

Hi Leah, Thank you for joining us on the Discover Banff & Its Wildlife morning tour with Nicole, and taking the time to share your feedback. We're very proud of our whole guiding team, as they make such a difference to the whole tour experience!...More

Reviewed 9 May 2018
Evening Wildlife Safari with Chris

My mom and I really enjoyed our evening tour with Chris in early May. He was super informative and his passion for his job was obvious, lending a really personal and laid-back yet professional feel to our experience. We particularly enjoyed a the props and...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank BDAHeather
DiscoverBanffTours, Manager at Discover Banff Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2018

Hi Heather, Thank you for sharing how much you enjoyed the Evening Wildlife Safari with Chris. Of course, we can't guarantee that guests will always see wildlife on this tour but we're glad to hear that you liked the interpretive stop with animal props so...More

Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile
Great tour with Norm

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the Evening Wildlife Tour with Norm as our guide. We saw Mule Deer, white tail deer, elk, many birds and big horn sheep. He pointed out various things like bear claw marks and elk antler rubbings on trees as...More

Thank Kelle C
DiscoverBanffTours, Manager at Discover Banff Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2018

Hello Kelle, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on the Evening Wildlife Safari with Norm. How lucky to see so many animals, and even bear claw marks and where elk have been rubbing their antlers (isn't it incredible that they shed...More

Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile
Good experience!

Great tour guide! Good agency! We would choose it again, too bad we didn’t have the time to do more excursions with themMore

Thank katiaazzurragiacomi
DiscoverBanffTours, Manager at Discover Banff Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2018

Hi Katia, Thank you for sharing how much you enjoyed the Discover Banff & Its Wildlife tour. Even as our original tour from 20 years ago it's still one of our favorites too! There's so many places to see in Banff hidden from the main...More

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