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Discover Grizzly Bears from Banff

From USD 176.85
Highlights
  • Day trip to grizzly country from Banff
  • Visit Emerald Lake, Takakkaw Falls and the Spiral Tunnels
  • Take a gondola ride up to 7,700 feet with panoramic views of the Rocky Mountains
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Discover Grizzly Bears from Banff
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Overview
Pursue the elusive Canadian Grizzly Bear on this 10-hour excursion through Banff and Yoho National Parks, perfect for animal- and nature-lovers alike. Head out for a gondola ride up to 7,700 feet for a mountain-top lunch at Canada’s highest restaurant, and then take a chairlift ride up to the world’s largest enclosed and protected grizzly bear habitat to see Boo the resident bear rescued as a cub. This full-day trip also includes round-trip transportation, professional guide, lunch and light refreshments.
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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Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Great relaxing day, recommended tour

This is an all day trip that departs from both Banff and Lake Louise that hits the following highlights along the way: Emerald Lake, Takakkaw Falls and the Spiral Tunnels, gondola ride up to 7,700 feet with, views of the Rocky Mountains, meet Boo at...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 34brendanh
DiscoverBanffTours, Manager at Discover Banff Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Brendan, Thank you for taking the time to share such a detailed review of the Discover Grizzly Bears Tour. This tour is a staff favourite, and we love seeing Boo as well. He's currently preparing for hibernation (although not asleep yet!) and now weighs...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Beautiful visit.

The scenery is OUTSTANDING. Weather was beautiful with no rain. Needless to say we were very happy. Lake Louise's water is so blue and beautiful. Space Needle was super as was the Chuhily Gardens are also hard to believe and Bouchart Gardens are a can't...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ladygolfer741
Reviewed 27 October 2018
Excellent tour, highly recommended

A little late with the review, as we went on this trip in September 2018, but so good had to make sure I did leave one. My wife and I were spending a few days in Banff, whilst we wanted to see as much as...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Bongmanab
DiscoverBanffTours, Manager at Discover Banff Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2018

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on the Discover Grizzly Bears Tour with Pam. We're thrilled to hear that the tour was so memorable that you made such an effort to tell us about your trip and could remember...More

Reviewed 10 October 2018
Great day out with very knowledgeable and fun guide!

Loved this trip! Our group had Norm as the guide who was great at giving us lots of knowledge about the National Park and bears, also adding a comic touch! Perfect amount of time spent at each attraction did not feel rushed at all but...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank flying2k16
DiscoverBanffTours, Manager at Discover Banff Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2018

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback from the Discover Grizzly Bears Tour with Norm. This is one of our favourite tours and we're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed it as much as we do! We're so glad you enjoyed...More

Reviewed 3 October 2018
Wonderful experience with a great guide Becka, who really is an educated woman who loves Canada, don't miss this tour!

Becka was a great guide who took us to so may wonderful places that I would never have thought to visit and explained great details of history of each area that truly made you sit up and enjoy what beautiful nature Canada has. The food...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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