Location: Banff, Canada
Rating: 5 star based on 8 reviews
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 and then visit the grizzly refuge where you can observe an orphaned grizzly bear as it romps and plays in a natural bear habitat.
* Professional guide
* Lunch at Eagles Eye Restaurant
* Gondola ride
* Visit to Grizzly refuge
* Light refreshments
* Use of binoculars
* Hotel pickup and drop off
* Conducted in English
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 Lake Louise, 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.
* Lake Louise
* Spiral Tunnels
* Takakkaw Falls
* Kicking Horse Canyon
* Grizzly Bear Refuge tour
* Sightseeing gondola ride
* Mountain top lunch
Note: This tour is seasonal and only operates from June through to October.
Departure Point: Hotel pickup is available from Banff hotels.
Departure Time: 8:30am – Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pick up time.
Return Details: Returns to the original departure point at approximately 6:30pm
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Four of us boarded the blue bus with our driver. Lucky us, we were the only ones on the tour. We were offered water, binoculars, umbrellas and even biscuits as part of the tour. Our guide was truly knowledgeable and shared with us recent newspaper clippings about bear adventures in the area and told us a lot about bears in general. We had a couple of chair lift rides which were very pleasant considering the weather. Thanks to the binoculars we even saw 2 black bears at the very top of a tree just near the chair. Due to the weather our plans changed slightly but with no drama. We still had a beautiful lunch in a lovely restaurant and no time was wasted as the order was put through ahead of our arrival. When we visited the Grizzly Refuge we thought that perhaps we wouldn’t get to see Boo. There was an electrical storm that was threatening to close the area early. However, the staff at the Refuge did their utmost to bring Boo out of hiding. Sure enough out he came and we managed to take a lot of great photos. What a highlight of our trip! Special thanks to our guide and the local tour company who clearly care about their guests. We would certainly recommend this tour!
Reviewed by: Anonymous, Australia