Wildlife safety

Banff National Park

Your responsible behaviour affects the survival of wildlife and helps ensure your safety.

Cougar safety

Precautions to follow while in Banff National Park.

Elk safety

How to behave responsibly when encountering elk in Banff National Park.

Stay safe & keep carnivores wild

How safety precautions can minimize the risks to human safety and ensure the carnivores in Banff National Park remain wild.

The chance of seeing wildlife is one of the most exciting things about visiting the mountain national parks. It is important to treat wild animals with respect. Approaching too closely threatens their survival. Once wildlife become accustomed to being around people, they are in danger of losing the very thing that makes them special – their wildness.

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