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Discover Grizzly Bears from Banff

From US$171.54
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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8:30am Departure
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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 yesterday
Great tour with Ed

Ed was exceptionally knowledgeable about bears and the area around Kicking Horse Ski Resort. The luncheon at the top of Kicking Horse Mountain exceeded our expectation and the views were amazing. Boo was close to the fence so our family had a good view of...More

Thank Sherry N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Great day with Matt and Boo!

Took the Grizzly Bear tour with Matt as our guide. What a guy! So much knowledge. Learned more about Canada and its wildlife and history in one day from Matt than I ever did from anywhere else. He was also witty and charming and the...More

Thank Mike S
DiscoverBanffTours, Manager at Discover Banff Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Mike, Thank you for sharing your experience on the Discover Grizzly Bears Tour with Matt, we're thrilled to hear that this was the best day of your holiday! This is one of our favourite tours as well, and it's great to hear that you...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Going on a bear hunt!

LOVED this tour. We booked this tour after recommendations from the awesome, friendly and very knowledgable assistance for received from Dani in their office - easy to find: main street in Banff. Our tour guide Neil was fantastic. He had so much knowledge and my...More

Thank Joanne L
DiscoverBanffTours, Manager at Discover Banff Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Joanne, Thank you for sharing your feedback and photos on the Discover Grizzly Bears Tour with Neil, and we're so glad you enjoyed Dani's tour recommendation! This tour is a favourite for most of our team, because we love seeing Boo at the refuge...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Great day with Boo!

Lots of great bears. Amazing sights. I would recommend this for animal and nature lovers alike. Definitely a go to activity from now on.More

Thank jeffleroy123456
DiscoverBanffTours, Manager at Discover Banff Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Jeff, Thank you for joining us on the Discover Grizzly Bears Tour, and taking the time to share your feedback. This tour is certainly a staff favourite - and we're glad that you got the chance to see why! We certainly never tire of...More

Reviewed 2 July 2018
Great day with Thibaut and Boo!

We took the Grizzly Bear tour on Thursday June 28th with Thibaut. We really enjoyed the entire day! Thibaut is a great guide, his passion for his work really shows. He is extremely knowledgable and taught us a lot! I really liked his slides, they...More

1  Thank Shetal S
DiscoverBanffTours, Manager at Discover Banff Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2018

Hello Shetal, Thank you for sharing your experience on the Discover Grizzly Bears Tour with Thibault. Isn't this a great full-day tour? We love this just for seeing Boo at the Grizzly Bear Refuge alone, but also the sightseeing stops and the delicious lunch up...More

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