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Discover Grizzly Bears from Banff

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    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 6 days ago

    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!

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank danielabboud19
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    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...More

    Thank SAWASAWA_Bangalore
    Reviewed 5 weeks ago

    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.

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Jing A
    Reviewed July 18, 2019

    Our whole family thoroughly enjoyed this day. Our fabulous guide (Annik) was very knowledgeable and a pleasure to be with. There were just 15 of us on our tour and it was perfect. We saw some fabulous sights and the lunch at the Eagle's Eye...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Suzy157
    Reviewed July 16, 2019

    We really loved the Grizzly Bear tour - DENISE was our guide and she was amazing! She had tremendous knowledge about the flora and fauna in the Banff area. I HIGHLY recommend this tour!

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank vickikamhi
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    February 18, 2019|
    Response from DiscoverBanffTours | Property representative |
    Hello Geoff, Thank you for your question. When the access road to Takakkaw Falls is closed, the alternative stops are usually the Spiral Tunnels and the Natural Bridge.
    David T
    June 14, 2018|
    Response from DiscoverBanffTours | Property representative |
    Hi Dave, Thank you for your question and apologies for the delayed response. Unfortunately this tour could do not done in a wheelchair as all guests need to take a chairlift up to the grizzly bear refuge and there is no... More
    June 9, 2018|
    Response from DiscoverBanffTours | Property representative |
    Hello, thank you for your question. The main destination, Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, is about a 2 hour drive from Banff so travel time sill account for around 4 hours but is very scenic! There will be a stop on the way... More
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