BANFF, ALBERTA—Canada—With 56 mammal species, Banff National Park is one of the best places in the Canadian Rockies to see wildlife. Visitors here have the opportunity to see grizzly and black bears, mountain caribou, moose and wolves in their natural habitat. But that’s not all. Visit the valley floor, where elk, mule deer and white-tailed deer are often sighted, or head to the alpine regions, where mountain goats, bighorn sheep, marmots and pika take up residence. And don’t forget to keep an eye on the sky to view birds from bald eagles to endangered harlequin ducks. Planning a trip to to see wildlife in Banff? Visit early spring (April-May) or fall (September-October) to increase your odds of a sighting.
There are plenty of opportunities to see wildlife in Banff, Alberta. Take a zipline tour, go hiking, visit Lake Louise, or take a mellow rafting trip down the Kananaskis River! You can even spy wildlife while golfing the Canadian Rockies.
Enjoy these Videos of Wildlife in Banff National Park
Whether you’re looking for a preview of your vacation to Banff National Park, or just like to armchair travel, we have curated a list of Banff wildlife videos.