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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 18/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 18/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Wildlife and nature fans visiting Banff—this is the tour for you! Ascend to a mountain top for a delicious lunch at one of Canada’s highest restaurants, then enjoy the special opportunity of visiting a Grizzly Bear Refuge and seeing Boo the resident bear. Access incredible panoramic views you wouldn’t see otherwise, and benefit from the convenience of having round-trip transport included.
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
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  • 1
    Takakkaw Falls
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 2
    Kicking Horse Mountain Resort
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
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  • 3
    Emerald Lake
    Stop: 20 minutes
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Highlights
  • Avoid the hassle of organizing transport—return transfers included
  • Go to scenic nature spots such as Emerald Lake, and Takakkaw Falls
  • Rare opportunity to meet a rescue bear at a Grizzly Bear Rescue
  • No need to bring snacks—a tasty lunch at a restaurant is included
Important Information
Duration
10h
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Lunch at Eagle's Eye Restaurant, Canada's highest restaurant
  • Gondola ride at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort
  • Chairlift ride
  • Visit to a grizzly bear refuge
  • Return transport from Banff
  • Small group size (up to 24 guests per guide)
  • Entry/Admission - Kicking Horse Mountain Resort
Exclusions
  • Optional gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Early and late season bookings may be subject to itinerary changes, the Takakkaw Falls Road typically opens late June. Alternative stops are usually the Spiral Tunnels and Natural Bridge..
  • Infant rates do not include food.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Abigail wrote a review Jan 2020
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My husband & I loved seeing Boo.. So thankful he is in a safe place, Great tour very educational Tour guide was very passionate highly recommend
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Kardia ❤️ wrote a review Oct 2019
Banff, Canada11 contributions4 helpful votes
When we first noted the price tag on this trip our initial thoughts were, it’s expensive. I’m so happy that we didn’t allow the cost to stop us as it was worth every single cent! From the moment we were picked up by our guide Tyler, the day was packed solid. Our first stop was
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Fran86 wrote a review Sep 2019
Plymouth, United Kingdom7 contributions
This was a great day out, our guide Kyle was very friendly and knowledgeable and kept everyone entertained with information on the drive. We had several stops, even an extra one that was not on the itinerary, and saw some beautiful scenery. Of course the highlight was Boo the
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Cassandra B wrote a review Sep 2019
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We had such an amazing day, it was not just a tour to look at a grizzly bear, it was very informative about the rehabilitation of bears AND the stops on the way there and back where breath taking. Also included was a beautiful lunch with fabulous views on top if Kicking Horse
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Sandy Tieu wrote a review Sep 2019
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We really enjoyed tour today. Weather wasn't the greatest but Jessy our guide was super nice and fun with good stories. Lunch was included and was super tasty. The gondola and chairlift was fun too. We got to see Boo the bear at the refuge
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Date of experience: September 2019
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natehw2021
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Beautiful site to see in the winter
A few friends and I booked with Jeff for our morning ice walk. He was an excellent guide! Super knowledgeable and h
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idreamoftravel
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A beautiful hike to remember!
We had a wonderful and small tour with Anick. The canyon was beautiful and we were the only tour there because of
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W7622KNjosephs
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Private Hike in Johnston Canyon
Normally the hike is very crowded however the road to the trailhead is closed to limit the number of people that ca
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183lamiaet
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Very nice experience
We had a great hike with our guide Jeff! Small group and well organized. Just the right balance of stops and info l
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956jonasc
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Amazing!
We had an amazing time with our guide Jeff. The walk was fun, views fantastic and Jeff was the best guide we could
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gef0rceg
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Truly amazing experience!
Our tour was truly memorable, especially with our tour guide 'Matt'. He was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable.
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AlessandroP1598
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Great experience, highly recommend
Great tour with Anneck. Really enjoyed snowshoeing. Was very resourceful and gave us freedom to walk where we wante
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319nancyc
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Fantastic guide
We took this afternoon tour on December 17th. Our guide Amick was terrific! She was very funny and personable the e
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niru_utd
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Loved this tour
This was an amazing tour, I just loved each bit of scenery I saw throughout this tour. Our guide Denise/DJ was simp
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Wanderer298872
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Fantastic Tour! Highly Recommended.
An awesome activity! Our guide, Hugh, was very personable and provided excellent commentary throughout the tour.
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Banky B
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A great option to add some next-level thrills to a Banff ski vacation.
We've booked the powder hound express several times over the course of 3 different visits to Banff and I highly rec
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gmlevnai
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MAXINE WAS AWESOME
Awesome evening activity with friends! We enjoyed all of the stories with our guide Maxine - she was such a great s
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Paxxx9329
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Amazing addition to SpookTober
Sam was so amazing at sharing the stories throughout the entire experience. I’ll be telling everyone that visits Ba
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chasingadventure80
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Great info!
We unfortunately did not see much wildlife but our guide”Rob” or “Rod” (sorry don’t remember) was so knowledgeable.
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jillo742
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Very poor
We are on the tour and it is 100% not worth $32. I would pay $5.00. There is nothing scary or ghost info the storie
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  • Duration: 10h
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