Discover Grizzly Bears from Banff


  • 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


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.

Tour info

10 hours
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Why take this tour?

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.

What’s included?

  • 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

  • Optional gratuities

Things to know

Before you book

  • Duration: 10h

  • Mobile tickets accepted

  • Instant confirmation

Covid Policy

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

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.

Cancellation Policy

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

Operated by:

Discover Banff Tours

About operator:

Discover Banff Tours provides small personalized tours in Banff National Park. We offer activities in both summer and winter for individuals and groups. Our tours are smaller giving you plenty of time to chat with our friendly, local and professionally trained guides.

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