2020 Wildlife Sightings in Banff
Jasper Wildlife Watching

Respect the Wildlife

While it’s a thrill to see wildlife in their natural surroundings, it is crucial to be respectful and not to encroach on their environment. Parks Canada has a helpful guide to safe wildlife viewing that is a must-read before you visit Banff.

You should never try to entice wildlife by offering food or imitating its call and posing with a wild animal puts you in danger. Keep your distance – if you cause an animal to move that means you are too close. Remember: these are wild animals and observing them in a safe way is better for your health as well as theirs!

Here’s a list of animals that we’ve spotted on our 2020 Evening Wildlife Safari*:

October 12: Elk, mule deer, white tail deer

October 10: Elk, mule deer, white tail deer

October 9: Mule deer, elk, white tail deer

October 8: Elk, mule deer, white tail deer

October 7: Elk, coyote, mule deer, white tail deer

October 5: Elk

October 4: Elk

October 3: Elk

October 2: White tail deer, elk

September 30: Elk

September 27: Elk

September 26: Elk

September 25: Elk, coyote, mule deer

September 24: Elk, bighorn sheep

September 23: Elk, mule deer

September 20: Wolf, elk

September 18: Elk

September 15: Elk, mule deer, bighorn sheep

September 12: Elk, deer

September 9: Elk

September 8: Elk, grizzly bear (Split Lip)

September 7: Elk, black bear

September 6: Grizzly bear, white tail deer, mule deer, elk, bighorn sheep

September 4: Bighorn sheep, elk

September 3: Bighorn sheep, elk, deer

September 2: Mule deer, white tail deer

August 27: Elk, bighorn sheep

August 26: Elk, bighorn sheep, mule deer

August 24: Elk, deer

August 22: Elk, mule deer, coyote

August 21: Elk, bighorn sheep

August 20: Elk

August 18: Cougar, bighorn sheep

August 17: Mule deer, white tail deer, elk, bighorn sheep, mother grizzly and cubs

August 16: Bighorn sheep

August 15: Bighorn sheep, bald eagle, white tail deer

August 14: Elk

August 12: Mule deer, elk

August 11: Mule deer, elk

August 10: Deer, coyote, elk

August 8: Deer, elk

August 7: Elk

August 6: Bighorn sheep

August 5: Herd of elk, bighorn sheep, deer

August 4: White tail deer, mule deer, bighorn sheep

August 3: Bighorn sheep, elk, white tail deer

August 2: Bighorn sheep, elk

August 1: Herd of elk, coyote, bighorn sheep, deer

July 30: Herd of elk, coyote, mule deer

July 29: Herd of elk

July 25: Elk

July 24: Mule deer, bighorn sheep, herd of elk, wolf

July 23: Bighorn sheep, herd of elk

July 20: Bighorn sheep, elk, mule deer, white tail deer

July 18: Elk, white tail deer, bighorn sheep

July 17: Mule deer and bighorn sheep mothers and lambs

July 16: Elk, mule deer, bighorn sheep

* List of sightings usually includes data collected from multiple vehicles, particularly during the peak summer months. This tour did not operate as frequently as usual due to the pandemic.


Wondering what we saw in 2019 during your travel dates? Check out the list here.