Discover Grizzly Bears
Product Code: 4150-200134


  • • Emerald Lake
  • • Takakkaw Falls
  • • Kicking Horse Canyon
  • • Grizzly Bear Refuge tour
  • • Sightseeing gondola ride
  • • Mountain Top Lunch
Tour Code
10 hours
Departure City
End City
Tour Type:
Sightseeing Tours

Experience: UNESCO, Nature

Visit locations designated as World Heritage Sites by the United Nations; Get in touch with Mother Earth

Style: Guided

Multiple local tour guides/drivers available throughout your tour/activity

Group Type: Standard group

Tour with fellow travelers from all over the world

Activity Level: Moderate

Designed for travelers in good health who are comfortable with light walking or hiking

Quality: Standard

Travel with professional guides, enjoy more time at attractions and/or stay at comfortable accommodations

Day 01


The grizzly bear is an icon of the wilderness and the focus of our day. Your guide will bring stories of bears, their habits and current health in our region to light while visiting breathtaking stops. The highlight is visiting the world’s largest grizzly bear refuge where the resident “Boo” makes his home. You will ride over the refuge by gondola (mountain top gourmet lunch included) and later see Boo up close on a tour led by his guardians. A full day like this is a must do for every visitor.

Kicking Horse Mountain Resort is the home to the worlds largest enclosed and protected grizzly bear habitat and where orphaned bear "Boo" lives and plays. Visitors are given the great opportunity, as part of an interpretive tour, to view a grizzly bear interacting as much as they do in the wild. This fantastic full day tour also takes our guests to the must see signts in Yoho National Park, a place of awe and wonder.

The tour includes stops at Emerald Lake and Takakkaw Falls, as well as a gondola ride to dine at Canada's highest resturant with views of the Purcell and Rocky Mountains. With so much packed into this tour it's a favourite of our guiding team and an experience you don't want to miss out on.

Please input your hotel address in "meeting point" during booking and we'll confirm the pick-up schedule with you.

Takakkaw Falls road opens late June
Tours in early June will include stops at the Spiral Tunnels and Natural Bridge instead
Please enquire at time of booking

Package Includes

  • Friendly, certified guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Small group size (up to 24 guests per guide)
  • Gondola Ride
  • Mountaintop restaurant lunch
  • Hands-on interpretive tools
  • Use of binoculars
  • Grizzly Bear Refuge tour

Package Excludes

  • Personal Expenses
  • Service Fees
Special Notes
  • We ask you to be ready for 8:15am and the driver will be there between 8:15 and 8:30am. There is a pick up window of 15 minutes for all Banff hotels.
  • Q: How long is the grizzly bear tour?
    A: The Discover Grizzly Bears tour is a 10 hour tour, which will begin in Banff at 8:30am and Lake Louise 9:15am. The tour will return to Lake Louise just after 5pm and to Banff at 6:30pm.
  • Q: When does the tour run?
    A: The Discover Grizzly Bear Tour runs from late May to late September.
  • Q: What should I bring with me?
    A: We recommend bringing your camera, and warmer clothes depending on the weather on the day of your tour.
  • Q: What should I wear?
    A: We recommend to dress for the weather, wearing layers including a jacket, as you will be getting on and off the bus during the tour.
  • Q: What is included in the tour?
    A: The Discover Grizzly Bear Tour takes you to to Yoho National Park, where you will stop at Emerald Lake (20 mins) and the 302m high Takakkaw Falls (30mins) and travel over the Kicking Horse Canyon. You will then take a gondola ride to Eagle’s Eye restaurant for lunchwith a panoramic view of the Rocky Mountains, before taking a chair lift to visit Boo for the Grizzly Bear Tour at the Bear Refuge (45mins).
  • Q: Is lunch included?
    A: Yes, lunch is provided at the mountain top restaurant Eagle’s Eye.
  • Q: Can you guarantee seeing a Bear? A: We almost always guarantee you will see Boo, the orphaned bear who lives in the Refuge at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort.
  • Q: What happens if you don’t see a bear?
    A: Although Boo is generally always out to foraging or playing in his refuge, there is a rare chance he may not be visible when you visit. You can take the tour again for free to see Boo.
  • Q: How close do you get to the Bear, can I touch it?
    A: You will view Boo from outside the fence of his refuge. Depending where Boo is in his refuge, you may be as close as 5 metres away! Or he may be much further away from the fence. Boo is a wild animal and you may not touch or feed him. A ranger is always present to answer any questions and talk to you about Boo and Grizzly Bears.
  • Q: Where do you pick up?
    A: We pickup guests from most hotels in Banff and from the Samson Mall in Lake Louise.
  • Q: How many people are on the tour?
    A: Our tours are small and private and the bus can seat up to 24 people.
  • Q: Should I tip?
    A: Tips are not expected but our staff certainly appreciates them. If you had a great day and wish to indicate so through a tip to the staff they are graciously accepted.
  • In order to protect your own property, please bring any valuable items with you at any time. Please do not leave any valuable items on the bus/hotel/attraction/restaurant etc. Tours4Fun, local operators, drivers and tour guides will not take any responsibility for any theft or loss at any location.
  • This tour/activity is overseen by a select local operator in the region. Upon booking your tour or activity and after receiving confirmation, you will be issued an e-ticket detailing the local operator's name and contact information. If you require assistance finding a specific tour, please contact us for more information.

Pricing Info

Your reservation is always subject to confirmation by email, normally within one to two business days.

Adult: 13 years or older
Child: 6-12 years old
Infant: 0-5 years old are free

Reservation Info

    1.Immediately after submitting your reservation you will receive a Receipt of Reservation via email.
    2. Within one to two business days of submitting your reservation you will receive a confirmation email from us. If you need to book an airline ticket, we recommend that you do so after you receive a confirmation of your tour reservation from us.
    3. An E-Ticket will be sent to you via email as soon as details of your reservation are confirmed or your supporting information is received by us. We will provide you with all detailed information about your tour on the E-Ticket. Contact information for local tour provider will be included on E-Ticket for your convenience or re-confirmation purpose if re-confirmation is required.
    4. Simply print your E-Ticket and present it with your valid photo ID on the day of your activity to your tour guide. Please remember E-Ticket is your proof of purchase.

Terms and Conditions

    - Your purchase does not guarantee confirmation. Your purchase will initiate a reservation process. We will confirm with you via email within one to two business days.
    - Prices may vary due to availability. We reserve the right to make price adjustment without prior notice.
    - Please refer to our Standard Amendment, Cancellation and Refund Policy before you make reservation.
    - Please refer to Customer Agreement before you make reservation.
    - Local tour provider reserves the right to make modifications to tour arrangements including order of tour activities, hotel and its location if deemed necessary.

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