Latest 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 2021 Evening Wildlife Safari*:

June 30: Mule deer, herd of elk

June 22: Mama black bear and cubs, elk, bighorn sheep, fox

June 18: Mama black bear and cubs, elk, deer

June 12: Mama black bear and cubs, bighorn sheep, elk, mule deer, whitetail deer

June 10: Mama black bear and cubs, bighorn sheep, elk, mule deer

May 22: Mule deer, whitetail deer, elk, 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 2020 during your travel dates? Check out the list here.