Evening Wildlife Tour

All Terrain Vehicles

Toby Creek Adventures Ltd.

Summer evenings are a great time to spot wildlife in the beautiful old-growth forests and sub-alpine areas of Paradise Bowl on Panorama Mountain. The pristine mountain environment on the edge of the Canadian Rocky Mountains is prime habitat for many birds and animals including deer, moose, and bears. During summer months there is also an abundance of colourful wildflowers along the trail. The evening light is perfect for photography and there will be plenty of opportunities.

What you can expect

This family friendly ATV tour is perfect for all experience levels with a full comprehensive safety briefing and ATV riding instruction provided. It's important to feel comfortable on your ATV, so practice time is provided at the base area before embarking on your journey.

Your guide will lead you up the trail through old-growth forest and open slopes for a spectacular view of Panorama Mountain Resort and the surrounding peaks of the Toby Creek Valley. You will visit the remains of an early 1900’s mining town and walk along the banks of a rushing alpine creek. Enjoy a hot drink and cookie at a cozy alpine cabin while taking in the views of rocky peaks and Paradise Bowl.

Binoculars and a spotting scope will be provided to give you a closer look at the surrounding wildlife.

During the descent, you will park your ATV and follow your guide along a short pathway to view the cascading snow-fed mountain stream of the Smith Falls.

Duration

3 hours

To-bring

  • Camera - Lots of photo opportunities!
  • Light backpack/bag (optional) - Straps and bungees will be provided to secure your bag to ATV
  • Layered clothing - Dress for the weather
  • Sturdy comfortable footwear – Hiking or walking shoes
  • Sunglasses, sun-cream, baseball cap
  • Personal daily medications (if required) – please inform of any allergies or medical conditions that you may require assistance with

Dietary requirements

  • Snack is provided so please inform of any allergies or restrictions

Weather requirements

  • Dress for the weather and time of year
  • Mountain air can be cooler in the evening so a fleece sweater or jacket is recommended

Highlights

  • Professional, qualified and experienced interpretive guide
  • Scenic wilderness experience suitable for all ages and experience levels
  • Hot drinks and cookies at a cozy alpine cabin
  • Spot wildlife species in their natural habitat

Notes

  • Book early to secure a spot
  • Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your tour departure
  • ATV tours leave from Toby Creek Adventure Ltd. operations base located 1 km before Panorama Mountain Village on the Toby Creek Rd
  • Operations base is a short drive from Invermere (20 mins), Banff AB (2 hours), and Canmore AB (2.5 hours)
  • Guest safety is a top priority so tour itinerary may be subject to change due to wildlife, snow cover, weather, group abilities or other unforeseen circumstances

Meet location

Toby Creek Rd, Panorama, BC V0A 1K5

Driving directions

  • Toby Creek Adventures is conveniently located 1 km before Panorama Mountain Village on the Toby Creek Rd
  • Driving directions from downtown Banff, Alberta to Toby Creek Adventures will take you through spectacular Kootenay National Park (approx. 2 hours driving time)

Location

Restrictions

  • Driver must be at least 16 years of age and passenger must be at least 5 years of age
  • Tour itinerary is subject to change due to a variety of reasons which may include wildlife, snow cover, weather, or other unforseen circumstances
  • Smoking is not permitted while wearing the helmet so please remove to smoke and ensure all cigarette butts are discarded safely in the fireplace at the cabin or in an appropriate receptacle

Cancellation / Refund

  • Cancellation notice of 48 hours prior to departure will result in full refund
  • Late cancellations are subject to 100% cancellation fee
  • Groups of 10 or more must give 14 days notice or are subject to full payment for no shows

When can I book this activity?

Available dates

Available days and times

You can book this activity at the following times:

Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday

Number of guests allowed

No limit on guests number

Minimum time to book before

48 hours

Comments

  • Full payment required at time of booking to secure place
  • Payment includes hot drinks, water & cookies, CSA full or open face helmets, rain jacket and pants, boots, goggles, light gloves, qualified and experienced interpretive guide, BC government levy, and trail pass fee
  • An optional insurance package is offered to cover minor damages to a machine. The cost is $20.00 per machine, which provides you with $350.00 coverage for any accidental damages. Not included in price of tour
  • Security deposit by signed credit card slip or $1200.00 cash is required for each machine. The security deposit is fully refundable upon return of an undamaged machine
  • All prices quoted are based on current 2017 rates and may be subject to change for the 2018 season

Regular rate

Adult (aged 18 – 85) $229.00 CAD
Youth (aged 14 – 17) $229.00 CAD
Child (aged 5 – 13) $89.00 CAD

Driver Rate

Minimum Age: 16 years old

Price for entire reservation $229.00 CAD

Passenger Rate

Minimum Age: 5 years old

Adult (aged 18 – 85) $115.00 CAD
Youth (aged 14 – 17) $115.00 CAD
Child (aged 5 – 13) $89.00 CAD

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