The Northwest B.C. Grizzly Bear Discover Tour is a must for those looking to photograph grizzlies in a variety of absolutely stunning locations. The first two days of the tour begin with an hour jet boat ride to various remote coastal estuaries where we stakeout the bears from the safety of the boat while exploring the side channels of a sedge grass lined estuary. We will also have opportunity to explore the rivers by jet boating up beautiful valleys. Guests will be pampered at the magnificent Yellow Cedar Lodge on the banks of the Skeena River for the first three nights, as we use this for our base. The following two nights will be spent at the Khutzeymateen Wilderness Lodge in the heart of a grizzly bear sanctuary. It is the only lodge within the conservancy and it offers an opportunity to enjoy all the comforts of home with plenty of room to stretch out and take in the awe-inspiring neighborhood.
June is prime feeding time for the coastal Grizzly Bears because they have recently emerged from hibernation and are hungry for the succulent sedge grass that grows along the coastal estuaries. These lush green fields of grass provide an amazing backdrop for the photographer to capture that perfect image. The tour will include a variety of guest speakers who will share their expertise and passion for this amazing northwest B.C. species.
• Jet boating up remote coastal rivers
• Experiencing grizzly bears in the native habitat
• Learning about bears from local experts
• Float plane access to the Khutzeymateen
• Exploring a variety of rivers, estuaries and locations every day
• Amazing accommodation, meals and hospitality
The first three nights we will stay at the magnificent Yellow Cedar Lodge on the banks of the Skeena River. This is a truly a unique setting for enjoying an authentic fine dining experience. The final two nights will be spent on the only floating lodge in a remote grizzly bear sanctuary.
Meals & Dining
The first three nights we will stay at the magnificent Yellow Cedar Lodge on the banks of the Skeena River. Dinner will be served in the rustic handcrafted cedar log dining room, accompanied by breathtaking views and intimate atmosphere. The chef’s culinary sophistication and experience will delight you. Their innovative cuisine emphasizes locally sourced seasonal vegetables, seafood and game. They artfully prepare each course fresh for a stunning presentation and succulent, vibrant flavor. After enjoying a delectable three course meal, you can retire to the lounge to enjoy a special coffee and discuss the day’s adventure: the quiet setting and cozy fireplace provide the perfect environment for winding down after a busy day of adventure. This is a truly a unique setting for enjoying an authentic fine-dining experience.
Our guides are experts in their field with a strong wildlife background and intimate knowledge of each location we visit in search of feeding grizzly bears.
Transportation & Weather
This trip begins and ends in Terrace, B.C. It is the responsibility of participants to get themselves to Terrace, B.C. All transportation during the trip is provided including ocean boats, jet boats, seaplanes and trucks.
This trip takes place in the Coastal Rainforest of B.C., even though June is one of the driest months rain can be expected. The average temperatures for the month are highs of 22 °C and lows of 12 °C but it can feel colder while boating on the ocean.
Equipment & Clothing
Provided Equipment - All transportation, accomodation, meals and waders.
Suggested Clothing - With most of the tour occurring in a coastal rainforest the likelihood of rain is high so please bring a good quality rain jacket and pants. Boating trips can be cool depending on the weathers as the wind will become a factor. Please bring warm clothing.
Suggested Items - Camera, lenses, binoculars, hat, dry bag.
Payment of a deposit of $500.00 person is necessary in order to secure a reservation. Reservations must be made one month prior to the trip and full payment must be received two weeks prior to the trip dates. Once you make a reservation, we will contact you to go over the pre-trip planning procedures payment.
Cancellation & Policy
All deposits are non-refundable and no refunds of full amount one month prior to the program date.