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Banff Highlights & Wildlife | Small Group Winter Adventure

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Radventures presents: Banff Highlights & Wildlife | Winter.

With so many incredible viewpoints, lakes & mountain vistas hidden away around Banff, you could spend days exploring and just barely scratch the surface.

Luckily, our expert local guides have put in the hard yards to create this incredible tour of Banff's best spots, with a focus on viewing wildlife as they go about their daily business in Banff National Park.

Your fun, friendly & knowledgeable local guide tailor makes the itinerary for each tour, factoring in recent wildlife sightings, weather conditions and big bus tour schedules to ensure you are getting the best & most authentic experience possible.

We'll guide you to all the best spots & some secret ones as you keep your eyes peeled along the way as we travel through wildlife corridors looking for bears (May - Oct only), elk, deer, coyotes, foxes, bighorn sheep & more in our comfortable minibus.

For more info about this tour, please visit the Radventures website.

Groupon Customer Reviews

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Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
November 17, 2022
I did this wildlife tour last winter with a friend and was lucky to have Dale as our guide. He was the best and took us to some well known animal spotting places around Banff as well as some personal favourites of his. We saw a handful of elk, some deer and a bighorned sheep. I would love to do this again in summer to try spot some bears. The views were great too! Thanks Radventures.

About This Deal


This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Banff National Park, Banff National Park, Alberta

Your expert local guide will tailor make the itinerary for each tour.

Every day, we connect with other tour operators and Banff locals to gather information about recent wildlife sightings and consider seasonal weather conditions & big bus tour company schedules to ensure that you're getting the best, most authentic experience without the crowds!

The destinations listed below are just some of the amazing stops you'll make on this tour. Our expert local guides like to throw in a surprise or two along the way to really make our guests day, so you can expect one or two more secret spots along the way!

Stop At: Lake Minnewanka Scenic Drive, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1K2 Canada

Keep your eyes peeled for bighorn sheep, elk, deer, coyotes, foxes & other wildlife as we travel deep into Banff National Park to explore the frozen wonderlands of Lake Minnewanka & Two Jack Lake.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Bow Falls, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta Canada

Visit the incredible Bow Falls, home to the famous scene from the 1953 Marilyn Monroe film "River of No Return".

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Mount Norquay Scenic Drive, Mt Norquay Scenic Dr, Banff, AB T0L, Canada

Ascend up Mount Norquay, the home of Banff's first ski resort and visit our favourite viewpoint showcasing the town of Banff and the incredible mountains that surround it.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Vermilion Lakes Road, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 0C0 Canada

See where the frozen waters of Vermilion Lakes meet the warm thermal spring waters rising from beneath the Canadian Rockies, with epic 360 degree views of Banff's biggest mountains.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Hoodoos Trail, Buffalo Street Surprise Corner Viewpoint parking lot, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L Canada

Take a short walk to one of Banff National Parks red chair destinations with epic views of the Hoodoo's and the Canadian Rockies as they sprawl across the Bow Valley

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Cave and Basin National Historic Site, 311 Cave Ave, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 0C0 Canada

Cave and Basin has been a special place for Indigenous peoples for over ten thousand years and continues to be so to this day. In 1883, three railway workers found the thermal springs, sparking a series of events that led to the creation of Canada’s first national park. Today, the site is a gathering place for sharing stories about conservation and the connection between people and the land in Canada’s national protected areas.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Surprise Corner, Buffalo St, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta Canada

Gaze through the alpine forests up Tunnel Mountain through to a famous local hotel that resembles a castle in the sky!

Duration: 10 minutes

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Not recommended for travelers with mobility issues
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Small group guarantee! (Maximum of 12 guests)
  • Filtered mountain water refills (please BYO bottle to minimize waste)
  • Coffee, hot chocolate & tea available throughout the day
  • Expert & fun local guide with winter driving training
  • Warm, safe & comfortable van/minibus transportation from pick up to drop off
  • Entry/Admission - Cave and Basin National Historic Site

  • Pick up from alternate locations (please contact Radventures before booking for availability)
  • Lunch & snacks (BYO or contact before booking to purchase a picnic lunch)

Departure Point
Banff Train Station, Banff, AB T1L, Canada
Traveler pickup is offered
Please be waiting out the front of your selected location ready for pick-up at the following times:

Rimrock Resort: 1:40pm |

Fairmont Banff Springs: 1:45pm |

Banff North (Caribou Lodge & Samesun Hostel): 1:50pm |

Peaks Hotel & Suites: 1:55pm |

Banff Train Station: 2:00pm |

Alternate pick-up locations may be available (subject to resources & additional fees). Please contact Radventures before booking to make arrangements. |

Please note: Your guide/driver is always doing their best to be at your pickup location at the specified time, but sometimes road conditions, traffic or other circumstances can cause them to be a few minutes late. We thank you for your patience whilst our guide/driver makes their way to you.

Departure Time
02:00 PM

3 hours

Return Details
Returns to original departure point

Voucher Info
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