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Full-Day Yoho National Park & Grizzly Bear Refuge Tour

By Discover Banff Tours


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  • Full-day tour of gorgeous scenery in Yoho National Park
  • Visit stunning Emerald Lake & majestic Takakkaw Falls
  • Lunch at the highest restaurant in Canada, Eagle's Eye
  • Chance to get up close to Boo, an orphaned grizzly bear
  • Learn grizzly bear habits and interactions

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What's included, what's not

  • Guided tour of Grizzly Bear Refuge and Yoho National Park
  • Sightseeing gondola ride
  • Lunch at the Eagle's Eye Restaurant, Canada's highest restaurant
  • Return transport to and from your Banff hotel or Samson Mall
  • Live tour commentary provided in English
  • Meals and drinks not listed as Inclusions
  • Service charge

Know before you book

  • Children 5 and younger are complimentary.
  • If Takakkaw Falls road is closed, you will visit the Spiral Tunnels and Natural Bridge instead.
  • Hotel pickup is available from most centrally located Banff hotels and Samson Mall in Lake Louise. Please arrange pickup from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.

What you can expect

Encounter an icon of the Canadian wilderness on this full-day tour to the Grizzly Bear Refuge. Get the chance to meet the bear Boo in the world's largest enclosed grizzly bear habitat, and take in the natural wonders of the Yoho National Park in the Canadian Rockies.

Travel out with your group to the Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, which plays host to the Grizzly Bear Refuge. Your guide takes you on a scenic tour through Yoho National Park, allowing you to soak in the serene beauty of the mountainous landscape. Make a stop at Emerald Lake, which earns its name from the striking colour caused by glacial sediment in the water, and check out the plants around the shoreline.

Visit Takakkaw Falls, where water tumbles down a 991-foot (302-m) drop at its highest point, before climbing aboard a sightseeing gondola to glide up above the clouds at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort. The gondola drops you at the top for lunch at Eagle's Eye, the highest restaurant in Canada with views of the Purcell and Rocky Mountains.

After fuelling up with lunch, head to the Grizzly Bear Refuge, the largest enclosed and protected habitat for grizzly bears in the world on an open-air chairlift. Here, you can get as close as 16 feet (5 m) away from Boo, an orphaned bear who lives in the refuge. Before you make the return trip, ask your guide about the bears' habits and observe them playing and interacting in a natural environment.

As per the order of the Government of Alberta due to the Covid 19 pandemic, guests over the age of 12 years old will need to produce government proof of vaccination at check in time for their tour.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

  • High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
  • Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants
  • Vehicles and venues kept vacant between travellers

Social distancing

  • Contactless ticket redemption
  • Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

  • Personal protective equipment worn by staff
  • Masks required
  • Hand sanitiser provided
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Activity Location

  • Banff Alberta

Meeting/Redemption Point

    • Hotel Pickup
    • Banff Alberta
    • Samson Mall
    • Lake Louise Alberta

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