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Discover Grizzly Bears from Banff

Discover Grizzly Bears from Banff
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About
Wildlife and nature fans visiting Banff—this is the tour for you! Ascend to a mountain top for a delicious lunch at one of Canada’s highest restaurants, then enjoy the special opportunity of visiting a Grizzly Bear Refuge and seeing Boo the resident bear. Access incredible panoramic views you wouldn’t see otherwise, and benefit from the convenience of having round-trip transport included.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Avoid the hassle of organizing transport—return transfers included
  • Go to scenic nature spots such as Emerald Lake, and Takakkaw Falls
  • Rare opportunity to meet a rescue bear at a Grizzly Bear Rescue
  • No need to bring snacks—a tasty lunch at a restaurant is included
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Avoid the hassle of organizing transport—return transfers included
  • Go to scenic nature spots such as Emerald Lake, and Takakkaw Falls
  • Rare opportunity to meet a rescue bear at a Grizzly Bear Rescue
  • No need to bring snacks—a tasty lunch at a restaurant is included
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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3827DGB
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Lunch at Eagle's Eye Restaurant, Canada's highest restaurant
  • Gondola ride at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort
  • Chairlift ride
  • Visit to a grizzly bear refuge
  • Return transport from Banff
  • Small group size (up to 24 guests per guide)
  • Pick up from the public bus parking located behind the Mount Royal Hotel
  • Entry/Admission - Kicking Horse Mountain Resort
Exclusions
  • Optional gratuities
Duration
10h
Departure details
  • Mount Royal Hotel, 138 Banff Ave, Banff, AB T1L 1A7, Canada All guests must wait at the public bus parking located behind the Mount Royal Hotel at 138 Banff Ave. You must be ready 15 minutes prior to the tour departure time. Our guide will be there within the 15 minute pick up window.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Early and late season bookings may be subject to itinerary changes, the Takakkaw Falls Road typically opens late June. Alternative stops are usually the Spiral Tunnels and Natural Bridge..
  • Infant rates do not include food.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travellers
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Lunch at Eagle's Eye Restaurant, Canada's highest restaurant
  • Gondola ride at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort
  • Chairlift ride
  • Visit to a grizzly bear refuge
  • Return transport from Banff
  • Small group size (up to 24 guests per guide)
  • Pick up from the public bus parking located behind the Mount Royal Hotel
  • Entry/Admission - Kicking Horse Mountain Resort
Exclusions
  • Optional gratuities
Departure details
  • Mount Royal Hotel, 138 Banff Ave, Banff, AB T1L 1A7, Canada All guests must wait at the public bus parking located behind the Mount Royal Hotel at 138 Banff Ave. You must be ready 15 minutes prior to the tour departure time. Our guide will be there within the 15 minute pick up window.
Duration
10h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Early and late season bookings may be subject to itinerary changes, the Takakkaw Falls Road typically opens late June. Alternative stops are usually the Spiral Tunnels and Natural Bridge..
  • Infant rates do not include food.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 13 Nov 2021
A note from Discover Grizzly Bears from Banff
As per the order of the Government of Alberta due to the Covid 19 pandemic, guests over the age of 12 years old will need to produce government proof of vaccination at check in time for their tour.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Mount Royal Hotel
    138 Banff Ave, Banff, AB T1L 1A7, Canada
    All guests must wait at the public bus parking located behind the Mount Royal Hotel at 138 Banff Ave. You must be ready 15 minutes prior to the tour departure time. Our guide will be there within the 15 minute pick up window.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Takakkaw Falls
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Kicking Horse Mountain Resort
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Emerald Lake
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Blair A
3 contributions
Great day out, beautiful vistas great meal, fantastic guide
Jul 2021
Our whole day was a great experience!! My family (3 of us) were the only ones in the van with our fantastic guide Anick. She was so informative and friendly and made our day one to remember. We went to the Discover Grizzly bears which was in Golden B.C. Kicking Horse Resort. We thoroughly enjoyed our time there and Anick was always ready with an answer to any of our questions. For an extra “lucky” bonus on our way there from Banff we saw Nakoda “the white spirit bear (grizzly) along the way on the beside the trans Canada highway. Anick said “ Spotting the bear is like seeing a unicorn LOL very rare indeed. We stayed far away from Nakoda and got a few good pics with my zoom lens. I recommend this trip to anyone who enjoys gondola and ski lift rides up a mountain with the beautiful views and informative info on Boo the grizzly bear who resides in his own many acres near the top. Plus we had a great meal in the restaurant up on the summit. If you book this trip you will enjoy it and if you are lucky you may get Anick for your guide
Written 23 July 2021
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Abigail
3 contributions
Amazing!!
Sep 2019
My husband & I loved seeing Boo.. So thankful he is in a safe place, Great tour very educational Tour guide was very passionate highly recommend
Written 4 January 2020
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Kardia ❤️
Banff, Canada11 contributions
Grizzly bear tour was great!
When we first noted the price tag on this trip our initial thoughts were, it’s expensive. I’m so happy that we didn’t allow the cost to stop us as it was worth every single cent!
From the moment we were picked up by our guide Tyler, the day was packed solid.
Our first stop was Spiral tunnel, part of the route that the monster freights travel long , are an incredible piece of engineering.
The Takakkaw waterfall was next and beautiful, that was just the journey!
Next was the ‘Kicking horse’ resort gondola with its stunning views on the way up to the highest restaurant, where the views become even more spectacular. You won’t be disappointed when you reach the restaurant, it’s top-class, and the food although simple was a great standard and great service.
Next was the chairlift to see Boo The grizzly, who we felt lucky to see, although I think most do get to see him, you’ll hear Boos story which is initially sad, but positive too!
Final destination was the beautiful Emerald lake, the perfect end to an amazing day.
But the biggest shout has to go to our guide Tyler, an unassuming guy who was absolutely first rate in his amazing amount of knowledge, our time spent travelling was filled from start to finish with so many interesting stories, facts and information, he was full anecdotes. He linked everything up and brought it all to life, an incredible guide and a trip worth every cent!!❤️
Written 4 October 2019
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Fran86
Plymouth, UK7 contributions
Boo the Bear
Sep 2019 • Couples
This was a great day out, our guide Kyle was very friendly and knowledgeable and kept everyone entertained with information on the drive. We had several stops, even an extra one that was not on the itinerary, and saw some beautiful scenery. Of course the highlight was Boo the bear, we did not see him up close but once having a bath from the gondola ride and again from a distance having a nap from the side of his enclosure. The view from the highest restaurant in Canada was simply stunning. You may be able to take in the stops on this trip yourself if you have a hire car (like we did) which would mean you could pick and choose where to spend more time, but you would miss out on the knowledge from the guide.
Written 22 September 2019
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Cassandra B
4 contributions
Grizzly bear tour with Anick
Sep 2019 • Family
We had such an amazing day, it was not just a tour to look at a grizzly bear, it was very informative about the rehabilitation of bears AND the stops on the way there and back where breath taking. Also included was a beautiful lunch with fabulous views on top if Kicking Horse Mountain. Highly recommend the tour and we were very lucky to have a great guide, thank you Anick.
Written 11 September 2019
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Sandy Tieu
1 contribution
Fun!!
Sep 2019 • Couples
We really enjoyed tour today. Weather wasn't the greatest but Jessy our guide was super nice and fun with good stories. Lunch was included and was super tasty. The gondola and chairlift was fun too.

We got to see Boo the bear at the refuge
Written 9 September 2019
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lou181818
Bath, UK2,022 contributions
Great tour with Hugh
We thoroughly enjoyed the sights, Boo the bear and insight from High in our bear tour.
It was a full day 8.30am-7.30pm full of things to see. We visited the spiral tunnels, Canada's second highest waterfall, had lunch (included) in a lovely cafe on the top of a mountain we went to by gondola 7,700 ft up with amazing views. This was the second best highlight, the biggest was the grizzly bear refuge meeting Boo the bear. He has a really large area to live and it isn't like a zoo. We visited Emerald Lake in the way back.
Really enjoyed and recommend.
Written 8 September 2019
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Daniel
1 contribution
Great experience
Aug 2019 • Family
if you’re looking for an affordable and reasonable trip in Banff, this is the company to choose! We got to see the bear and do everything that was written in the trip description!
Written 18 August 2019
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SAWASAWA_Ely
Ely, UK12 contributions
Nice trip
We had a lovely trip to visit Boo the bear. The weather was appalling with rain and snow. But our guide looked after us and made sure we were comfortable, even when sitting on an open ski lift experiencing all that the sky could throw at us. Food was great in the Eagle restaurant.
Written 4 August 2019
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Jing A
1 contribution
Beautiful tour with an excellent guide
Jul 2019 • Couples
It was a great tour. Our guid Ronni is so funny and kind. She also gave us a ride back to Canmore after the trip! Yoho National park is so beautiful and full of surprises. We saw so much unexpected wildlife.
Written 20 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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