Offering wildlife-viewing and wilderness holidays at a remote, luxury lodge in British Columbia. As featured in New Lives in the Wild with Ben Fogle, The Sunday Times, The Mail Online, BBC Radio 4, The Guardian, The Huffington Post, Travel & Leisure and the Wall Street Journal.


Wild Bears and Virgin Wilderness

Grizzly Bear Ranch is a small luxury lodge on the banks of a remote river in British Columbia’s Selkirk Mountains that offers fully-guided wildlife-viewing and wilderness holidays.

A picturesque day’s drive from Calgary and Vancouver, the ranch has six custom-built riverside cabins, each with its own bathroom, sundeck and wood-burning stove. It can cater for up to 12 guests.

All the holidays at the ranch are four or five nights in duration – we don’t believe in rushing what nature has to offer – and we specialise in viewing bears, especially grizzly bears, as well as other wilderness megafauna.

Browse Wilderness Packages

Gourmet Cuisine and Riverside Cabins

The lodge is run by Julius, a former war correspondent who is now one of BC’s leading bear guides, and Kristin, a trained and accomplished chef. Their remarkable frontlines-to-backcountry story has featured on Ben Fogle’s New Lives in the Wild.

In May and June we offer wildlife-viewing holidays deep in the wilderness. In the summer we take guests high into the alpine, and we raft on our river. In the autumn we immerse ourselves in the world of the wild Rocky Mountain grizzly bear.

Although we use 4x4s and off-road vehicles to get to the best locations, once there we do all our wildlife-viewing on foot, making for a totally authentic and completely wild experience.

Our Photo Selection

Helping to Save Grizzly Bears

The ranch is set on 110 acres of remote wilderness on the banks of a fast-flowing river. Unlike many coastal ecosystems, we typically have good weather throughout most of the season.

Activist conservation is at the heart of what we do and for every guest that books a holiday with us we put $100 into our grizzly bear conservation fund.

For many years we spearheaded a campaign to end grizzly bear hunting in BC – and have recently had a notable success when the government agreed to implement just such a ban.

If you are interested in coming to stay at the ranch, please contact us for more details, pricing and availability.

Introductory Video