Winter Tour: Banff and Its Wildlife


  • Visit some of the most popular Alberta Rocky Mountain spots in the winter

  • Local guides know the best viewpoints and places to spot wildlife

  • Let an experienced driver navigate the winter mountain roads

  • Finish the tour with free hot chocolate and a light snack


The winter sun rise in Banff National Park is the perfect time to see wildlife and set out on a wildlife tour. Head out on an adventure to spot elk, deer, and bighorn sheep. Along the way, stop at Bow Falls, Lake Minnewanka, the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel called the “castle in the Rockies,” hoodoos, and Bow Valley lookout. Learn about the history and geology of the area, as well as the special adaptations the mountain animals have made to survive life in the tough Canadian winters. Finish the tour with a cup of hot chocolate and a light snack and drop-off at your original meeting point.

Tour info

3 hours
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Why take this tour?

Experience the beauty of Banff National Park in the winter from the comfort of a coach. You won’t believe the pictures you can snap as you discover the Rocky Mountain park under the cover of snow. Frozen waterfalls, ice on a mountain lake, hardy Canadian wildlife, and a castle in the snow are all waiting to reveal their icy beauty to you.

What’s included?

  • Professional guide

  • Maple cookie snack, hot chocolate

  • Small group size (up to 24 guests per guide)

  • Hands on interpretive tools

  • Pick up from the public bus parking located behind the Mount Royal Hotel

  • Gratuities

Things to know

Before you book

  • Duration: 3h

  • 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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