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Jasper Evening Wildlife Tour
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Jasper Evening Wildlife Tour

By Maligne Adventures
About
Animal lovers visiting Jasper National Park may happen upon a creature or two, but to maximize your chances of spotting the park's abundant wildlife, don't miss this guided tour. On your evening wildlife search, drive through the park as your guide tracks native species, from squirrels and moose to grizzly bears. Along the way, hop out to enjoy the views, and learn about the seasonal places where species spend time.
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Ages 0-99, max of 20 per group
Duration: 3h
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Mobile ticket
Meets animal welfare guidelines
Live guide: English
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Highlights
  • Try to spot the animals in Jasper National Park on this wildlife adventure
  • Enjoy views of the mountains landscape, evergreen forest, and hot springs
  • Leave the tracking to your guide, who may spot species like elk and goats
  • Convenient tour pickup and drop-off—from your Jasper hotel—is included

  • Professional and highly knowledgeable guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from selected locations
  • Transport by comfortable minibus
What's not included
  • Gratuities


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
  • Two Brothers Totem Pole, 416 Connaught Dr, Jasper, AB T0E 1E0, Canada
    Central Downtown Location – Two Brothers Totem Pole, 416 Connaught Drive, Jasper, Alberta, Canada, T0E1E0 (across from Parks Canada Information Centre). All day parking is available in the adjacent parking lot (behind the washroom building).
Pickup details
  • * Hotel pick-up times vary and will be confirmed upon booking. * If your pick up location is within the immediate Jasper townsite, please be ready 15 minutes prior to departure time. * For outlying properties including Beckers Chalet, Jasper House Bungalows, Tekarra Lodge, Wapiti campground, Whistlers Campground, Patrica Lake Bungalows and Pyramid Lake Resort, please be ready 30 minutes prior to departure time. * For pick-up from Pine Bungalows please be ready at departure time for pickup between 5-10 minutes after departure time. * For pick-up from Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, please be ready 15 minutes AFTER departure time. * Complimentary pick-up is available from selected accommodations within the Jasper Area. * Pick-up is also available from vacation rentals within the immediate Jasper townsite — please specify the accommodation name and street address. * If your hotel is not listed, please specify you will meet at our Central Meeting Location — Two Brothers Totem Pole, 416 Connaught Drive, Jasper (opposite Parks Canada Information Centre).
Hotel pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Not wheelchair accessible
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5400P3

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Most travellers can participate
      • To request complimentary pick-up from your accommodation, please specify which hotel you are staying at. Pickup times vary therefore your exact pick-up time will be confirmed upon booking.
      • If you are staying outside of Jasper, please specify Jasper Downtown Location - at Two Brothers Totem Pole across from Parks Canada Information Center on Connaught Drive. Your meeting time will be 15 minutes prior to your trip’s departure time. All-day parking is located in the parking lot.
      • Viewing will be primarily from inside the minibus however, at the discretion of your guide there may be times where you have the option to step outside at viewpoints. A small amount of walking may be involved.
      • Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult
      • This tour is not recommended for young children: The Wildlife Tour is typically geared more towards adults, providing educational commentary along the way. While wildlife sightings are frequent, the experience differs significantly from a zoo visit. Due to the unpredictable nature of wild animals, sightings occur intermittently during the 3-hour tour and vary from day to day. Based on our observations, young children often become restless as there are no scheduled stops on this vehicle-based tour. Therefore, we recommend a minimum age of 5 years. Although not recommended, children and infants under 5 years old are welcome, provided a seat is purchased for them at the child rate (all passengers regardless of age are required to be allocated a seat on the bus). For those bringing infants, we recommend bringing a baby carrier which can be secured with the provided seat belts on our buses.
      • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers

      • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

      How much is Jasper Evening Wildlife Tour?
      Jasper Evening Wildlife Tour price starts from AU$99.24. Discover and book Jasper Evening Wildlife Tour on Tripadvisor
      What is the Jasper Evening Wildlife Tour cancellation policy?
      Jasper Evening Wildlife Tour cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Jasper Evening Wildlife Tour on Tripadvisor
      Which company provides Jasper Evening Wildlife Tour?
      Jasper Evening Wildlife Tour is hosted by Maligne Adventures. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Maligne Adventures on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Jasper Evening Wildlife Tour on Tripadvisor
      How much time do I need for Jasper Evening Wildlife Tour?
      On average, this experience will take approximately 3h. Discover and book Jasper Evening Wildlife Tour on Tripadvisor

      If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5400P3

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      • Maligne Adventures
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      • 872jeanmariek
        0 contributions
        Worth It!
        Perfect. Well organized. Not strenuous. This was very good for our group of family members. There are washrooms near the pick up point which allowed us to conveniently change into bathing suits
        Written 23 December 2023
      • WLStClair
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        A great introduction to Jasper.
        A great introductory overview on our first day in town. Thoroughly enjoyed all the beautiful sights and lunch far exceeded expectations…good quality and big portions. Didn’t see any animals on this tour but saw moose, bear, sheep and elk just driving around on our own.
        Written 16 December 2023
      • 302marcv
        0 contributions
        Amazing experience
        Amazing experience. We were lucky and just the 2 of us in the boat. Something you have to do in Jasper.
        Written 13 November 2023
      • barbc1146
        0 contributions
        Great trip with Maligne Adventures
        We had a great trip, Captain Dan and Aaron with Maligne Adventures were exceptional. Aaron was very entertaining and Dan was a great captain Thanks guys.
        Written 6 October 2023
      • jimhoffman1953
        0 contributions
        A terrific day!
        A truly enjoyable day. Ross, our guide, was great fun and very knowledgeable. The van was comfortable and the wildlife and scenery were great. The Lake Maligne tour was equally awesome but obscured by clouds and smoke, but the sun coming through while on Spirit Island was inspiring. I highly recommend this tour in all respects from pick up to drop off.
        Written 4 October 2023
      • Relax28517060325
        0 contributions
        Moose watching
        An excellent trip. Our guide Jake knew just where to take us to see wildlife. Moose, elks and bears all seen.
        Written 2 October 2023
      • amyx112
        0 contributions
        Great experience learnt loads
        It was great, we saw bears, elk, eagle and dear, and more importantly, we learnt loads about local ecosystem and the challenges Jasper is facing - from pine beetles to wild fire! Kate is very impressive - how they drive and talk and spot animals I do not know!
        Written 27 September 2023
      • helenwB3792MR
        0 contributions
        A great day in Jasper NP
        All logistics were smooth. The scenery is spectacular and our guide did his utmost to find any wildlife out there! Brent, our guide, was super knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. We had the best day.
        Written 26 September 2023
      • U6272EGjennyw
        0 contributions
        Great rapids and fun guides!
        Guides were fun and experienced. The ride was a blast, and our guide made sure we got as wet as possible, and hit the rapids at speed to get some height and splash. Plus we got to see eagles on the rocks!
        Written 26 September 2023
      • H5229DJmattg
        0 contributions
        Don’t miss this tour 👍🇨🇦
        Well informed and friendly guides. Chloe was great and Connor & Capt Nick a real double act on the boat. All happy to help with questions and local knowledge. This was a gem of a tour.
        Written 25 September 2023
      • Roving13384383113
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        Excellent tour close to jasper
        Really lovely tour, the guide was excellent giving us lots of facts and stories and he helped us see a moose on Moose lake! Would highly recommend
        Written 24 September 2023
      • 585michelleu
        0 contributions
        Hike to Moose Lake was with the view.
        We had a great tour with Sierra and Jamie. We were able to see Elk and moose cows during our tour. The hike to Moose Lake was gorgeous. We did find moose tracks in the lake.
        Written 22 September 2023
      • K3897ROkathleenm
        0 contributions
        Maligne lake cruise and wildlife tour
        Beautiful views wildlife and lovely lake cruise. Guides were knowledgeable and friendly the 5 1/2 hour tour was the perfect length
        Written 22 September 2023
      • KathyG2449
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        Highlights were super fun, in between was long…
        The boat tour and visit to Spirit Island was our favorite part. We loved seeing the wild Elk at the end of our tour. Wish we had gone to 5-6 of the bridges to walk and see the waterfalls, not just two of them.
        Written 21 September 2023
      • 672LauraS672
        0 contributions
        A memorable end to our day.
        First we were met punctually by Ross, who quickly introduced himself and also interacted with the group. It is clear that the animals, nature and Jasper surrounds are his passion. Loved how much he taught us in his engaging manner. The hi light was seeing the 2 King elk stags rutting. Pleased we did this trip it was worth every penny.
        Written 20 September 2023
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      karma H
      Edmonton, Canada47 contributions
      To start our tour guide was well informed and had lots of good information to share with us. We saw more wildlife then I expected and a few spots I never new before in Jasper. The HUGE downside to seeing the wildlife was that we could not open the windows to take good pictures. The windows where dirty and our reflections were in them so all the pictures where blurred. So why have a wildlife tour for this amount of money if you can’t take good pictures? Highly disappointing to say the least. Keep in mind these photos where taken with my phone not my camera
      Written 4 September 2022
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      Hello, thank you for attending our 3 hour vehicle based tour. The windows on our bus stay closed for the safety of public. Wildlife are very wild and can react in any way so that is why we have to keep the windows shut. The guides do clean the windows as much as possible some times spots are missed. We are sorry to disappoint you on the photos, we hope you still had a great tour experience.
      Written 16 September 2022
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      dutchbunny
      Almere, The Netherlands253 contributions
      Sept 2022 • Couples
      What a fantastic experience. Jake was a really warm, friendly and very funny guy. Asking about our favourite music, I admitted to the Backstreet Boys which he then proceeded to sing on the way. So silly but it made it really fun. We were incredibly fortunate and saw both a female and male moose. The male was so close to us, Jake even went to take a photo, which tells you enough really. Saw a majestic elk stag too. Non of it was rushed. Jake didn’t leave until everyone was happy to do so. Sadly meant that we ran out of time to get further into the Maligne upper valley were bears had been spotted but then again, this isn’t jurassic park where you lure the bear with a goat. Just seeing a stag from so close by was worth every penny.
      Written 6 September 2022
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      Calgaryskichick
      213 contributions
      We saw two Caribou and about four deer. We did also see an eagle and its baby, however this was not due to the tour and there is a sign in the area is closed off. Not really sure if this is worth the money, and be aware this is not an especially child friendly tour. The mini bus has windows that do not open, and if it is raining, it will become quite foggy and difficult to see. The bonus was when our tour operator/bus driver took out some antlers to show us.
      Written 21 June 2021
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      Hello And thanks for letting us know that you were somewhat disappointed with your recent Wildlife Tour. All though our guides do their best to locate as much of a variety of wildlife as they can, the wild animals don't always cooperate. Three hours can be a bit long for younger children to ride in the shuttle and again our guides do try to keep everyone entertained and informed along the way. Although complaints are never pleasant to receive they are in fact very much appreciated. Your comments bring to light our deficiencies and remind us of the constant care and attention necessary to provide the best possible service to our customers. We hope to see you again on future excursions. Regards Trevor
      Written 26 June 2021
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      Backpacker59
      Crawley, UK123 contributions
      June 2022
      We originally wanted to do a wildlife tour in Banff but it was fully booked. So we booked one for Jasper instead and I'm so glad we did, as we later found out there's much more abundant wildlife in Jasper.

      We got picked up from our hotel at 5:30 and drove around until 8:30pm looking for wildlife. We saw mule deer, several groups of Elk, big horned sheep and a black beer. The black beer we saw was the best of the five we saw on our Canada trip as we were very close, there were less cars about and we go some excellent videos.

      Our driver gave us good information about the animals and tried really hard to find us a grizzly, going a little bit past our tour end time to try and find one.
      Written 8 June 2022
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      Good Morning, Thank you for joining us on our tour, we are glad you enjoyed the scenery and different varieties of animals that you saw on the Wildlife Search. Our guides try and do anything and everything to make our clients happy and enjoy the tour. Thank you for coming on our adventure!
      Written 15 June 2022
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      MrsB711
      Northallerton, UK27 contributions
      Aug 2022
      This was an excellent Wildlife Tour (and we've done a few!). Jake, our guide, was very knowledgeable and knew just where to go to get the best views. He was determined to make the experience a memorable one for us and he succeeded. With his determination (going an hour over our allotted time) we saw deer, elk (including a large bull elk), a young eagle near its nest and - the highlight for us - a young black bear eating berries by the road. During the drives, Jake kept us entertained with information about the animals, the area and how best to preserve the animals and their habitats. Would definitely recommend!
      Written 22 August 2022
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      Hello and thank you for taking the time to review your Wildlife Tour with Maligne Adventures. It is great that Jake was able to find such a variety of wildlife for you to observe and photograph. We will be certain to pass your comments on to him. Regards
      Written 12 September 2022
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      47SLS
      Southampton, UK155 contributions
      Sept 2022
      If you want an evening on a bus learning some great information about wildlife in Jasper with the chance that you won’t see any then this tour is fine. To be fair we saw one elk and two coyote - though the coyote were en route to a drop off at the end.
      I know you can’t predict the wildlife but we saw more the day before (elk, deer, sheep, pika) and the day after (elk, marmot, deer, sheep) just driving too and from various places.
      The info was good but it was disappointing not to see more. I also thought the guide could have mentioned the birds we saw. There were lots of ravens and Canada geese but I also spotted heron and some ducks I couldn’t identify.
      Written 13 September 2022
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      Good Afternoon, Unfortunately wildlife are very unpredictable and the main goal is to search and hope we can see something while out and about. Sometimes we just aren't that lucky. The guides try the hardest to try and see and talk about as much as possible when they get a chance too. We hope you still enjoyed the tour and you enjoyed the commentary on the tour as well as the beautiful area to look at.
      Written 16 September 2022
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      Sirbill24
      Trochu, Canada43 contributions
      Sept 2020
      Great commentary by our knowledgeable and engaging guide. We saw numerous elk and got the full explanation of the bull's behaviour with his harem. We also got to see a pair of bald eagles, a pair of beavers and some whitetail deer. In each case we had ample opportunity to take photos and ask questions. In addition, we learned of other wildlife such as bears despite not spotting one. Three hours flew by.
      Written 7 September 2020
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      davidrj
      Newcastle upon Tyne, UK13 contributions
      The wildlife tour ran by Maligne Adventures was a fantastic evening and great value for money. Our tour guide, Brent, was brilliant. He had an incredible knowledge and experience of wildlife and made the tour really entertaining too. We were very lucky with Elk, getting really close to some big groups. We also saw deer and a coyote. Unfortunately, despite Brent's best efforts, the bears remained hidden on our visit, but we were still able to get to some amazing places and views around Jasper. This was great for ideas for places to visit later in our stay too.
      In honour of Brent, and his amazing stories, we've since purchased a (toy) bear from a gift shop and named him Brent Bear. He's sitting proudly on our RVs dashboard!
      Written 13 September 2023
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      Brent sounds like an incredible guide, and we're delighted to hear that his extensive knowledge and entertaining style added so much to your tour. The close encounters with elk, deer, and a coyote must have been truly remarkable. While the bears remained elusive, it's great to know that you were able to explore amazing places and gain ideas for further adventures in Jasper. Your story about purchasing a "Brent Bear" in his honor is heartwarming and a testament to the lasting impact of an exceptional guide.
      Written 15 September 2023
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      Laura S
      8 contributions
      July 2023
      We loved this evening tour with Chloe.
      Unfortunately, we didn't get to see the big two - moose or bears, but we saw bald eagles, osprey, marmots, white deer and plenty of elks.
      Chloe was brilliant, she was so knowledgeable, funny, open and genuine in her interest of the wildlife around Jasper.
      My only criticism was that we had another Maligne Adventures tour bus in front of us, running the exact same tour with a different group. Because they were in front, they kept arriving at the wildlife first, taking the best view point and waiting there until the animal disappeared. On our way up the mountain, their van was pulled over at the road side they'd pulled up next to an adult male elk - he was fantastic, but they stayed next to him, until he disappeared across the road. So I'm sure that bus got some brilliant photos and had a fantastic view! Us, not so much. Just wish the bus ahead had been a bit more considerate of those of us who've paid the same money and arrived 3minutes later - it's not like they were from a rival company!
      Written 31 July 2023
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      Thank you for Joining Maligne Adventures for the 3 hour vehicle based Wildlife Search. We understand how exciting it can be to spot wildlife during the tour, and we're glad that you had the opportunity to see bald eagles, osprey, marmots, white deer, and plenty of elks. These encounters with various animals undoubtedly contribute to a memorable and enjoyable experience. However, we're sorry to hear that you missed seeing the big two - moose or bears. Wildlife sightings can indeed be unpredictable, and despite our best efforts, we cannot guarantee sightings of specific animals on every tour. Regarding your feedback about the presence of another tour bus from Maligne Adventures, we apologize for any inconvenience caused. We strive to provide the best possible experience for all our guests, and we'll take your comments into consideration to improve our tours and ensure a more enjoyable and considerate experience for everyone.
      Written 2 August 2023
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      Jodie H
      6 contributions
      Aug 2022 • Couples
      We were a little worried for our tour as it had been raining all day (and still was) and we thought we wouldn’t see much wildlife as a result, but we definitely did!
      We saw 4 bears, lots of Elk, a juvenile Bald Eagle and some ospreys. Our tour guide Jamie was excellent- incredibly knowledgeable and 100% committed to finding wildlife (and giving us the best view). We were really thrilled that we did this tour and would definitely recommend it!
      Written 4 August 2022
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      Hi Jodie Great to hear that you had such a successful Wildlife Search with Maligne Adventures. Seems like the animals cooperated in spite of the rainy weather, they actually like the chance to cool off! Jamie does a great job of interpreting the animals and their habits. Hope to see you again on future Adventures.
      Written 9 August 2022
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