Grizzly Bear lounging on log in Banff National Prk
Boo the grizzly Bear at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort Refuge
Chairlift ride to the grizzly bear refuge at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort

Visit Boo!

Kicking Horse Gondola & Grizzly Refuge

From: $51

Adventure Details

Activity Level
May - Sep
1-3 hrs
10am - 3pm
1.75 hr drive

Surrounded by 5 national parks (Banff, Kootenay, Yoho, Mt Revelstoke, and Jasper), Kicking Horse Mountain Resort is situated in one of the most spectacular settings in the world. Take a short journey on the Rockies highest sightseeing gondola, the 8 person Golden Eagle Express, rising almost 4000 vertical feet in 18 minutes. You'll be surrounded by jaw-dropping panoramic views for as far as the eye can see.

One thing that sets Kicking Horse Mountain Resort apart from all other ski resorts is the Kicking Horse Grizzly Bear Refuge. The 20-acre area is the home of resident grizzly bear, Boo. Within this natural mountainside habitat, Boo hunts, plays, forages, and explores just like his wild cousins. The interpretive centre is open daily during the summer and provides guests the opportunity to observe an adult grizzly bear going about his daily routine. Everyone who comes to visit Boo is fascinated by his strength, agility, intelligence, and personality. The Grizzly Bear Refuge is a conservation, education and research centre committed to becoming a world leader in the preservation of grizzly bears.          

The Adventure Pass includes sightseeing gondola & grizzly bear refuge. Enjoy a breathtaking trip up the Golden Eagle Express Gondola which brings you to 7,700 feet. AND don't forget to take a trip up the Catamount chairlift to visit the Kicking Horse Grizzly Bear Refuge for an interpretive tour.  

Book your Adventure

Kicking Horse Gondola

Adult 18+: $56 Senior: 65+: $48 Youth (12-17): $48 Child (6-12): $28 Infant (0-5): Free

Grizzly Bear Refuge

Adult 18+: $39 Senior 65+: $34 Youth (13-17): $34 Child (6-12): $20 Infant (0-5): Free

Adventure Pass (Gondola & Refuge)

Adult 18+: $59 Senior 65+: $51 Youth (13-17): $51 Child (6-12): $41 Infanct (0-5): Free
Kicking Horse Gondola at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort
Hikers at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort
Boo the Grizzly Bear
Boo the Grizzly Bear in refuge at Kicking Horse Mountain
Eagle Eye Restaurant at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort
  • Grizzly Bear Refuge tour times: On the hour, 10:00am - 3:00pm (no tour at 1pm)
  • Transportation not included. Must meet at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort in Golden, BC which is an approx 1.75hr drive from Banff. 
  • If you don’t see Boo during your initial visit, you can return for another free tour. All of our visitors agree that sighting Boo the Grizzly Bear in his natural habitat is a truly unique experience and one they will never forget!
  • Operating Season Dates: 

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