Animal lovers, don't miss your chance to discover the grizzly bear! Leaving Banff behind, you'll take a ride in a gondola for a great view of grizzly country, then visit the grizzly refuge where you can observe an orphaned grizzly bear as it romps and plays in a natural bear habitat.
Visit the orphaned grizzly bear Boo, as he romps and plays in his natural habitat. Your guided sightseeing tour to the Grizzly Bear Refuge also includes stops at Emerald Lake, Takakkaw Falls and Kicking Horse Canyon.
Ride the gondola at Kicking Horse Mountain for an eagle's eye view of grizzly country, walk the summit trails and dine on a gourmet lunch at Canada's highest restaurant. Experience an up-close visit with Boo, the resident bear of the refuge.
This tour is seasonal and only operates from June through to October.
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Hotel pickup is available from Banff hotels.
Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
Returns to the original departure point at approximately 6:30pm
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- Professional guide
- Lunch at Eagles Eye Restaurant
- Gondola ride
- Visit to Grizzly refuge
- Light refreshments
- Use of binoculars
- Hotel pickup and drop off
- Optional gratuities
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Reviewed by: Patricia B, July 2016
This tour was beautiful, informative and fun. Emma our tour guide was an excellent. During the time between stops she kept us entertained with information and thoughtful questions and stories. The falls were great. Boo the bear and his story was fantastic. The care takers there were caring and responsible. Boo is allowed to be as wild as non-dependent on people as he can be. Lunch was fabulous at Kicking Horse. This tour was heartwarming. The scenery amazing!
Reviewed by: JOHN L, July 2016
This experience is the No.1 priority on any trip to Banff . From the early morning start the day was filled with awe-aspiring scenery of the Rockies. Sights of waterfalls/mountains to live long in the memory.The part of the day everybody was eagerly awaiting was the visit to the Grizzly Bear sanctuary to see Boo.On arrival the knowledgeable staff member explained the story of Grizzly Boo,after waiting about an hour the majestic animal strolled out of the undergrowth. Unforgettable !!