An early summer holiday offering excellent bear-viewing
- Four-night guided bear-viewing holidays in May & June
- You may also see moose, elk, coyote, porcupine, wolf, beaver
- First-rate cuisine and your own riverside cabin with bathroom and sundeck
- Experienced and certified bear guides
- Eco-friendly. Powered by solar energy
Bears, old-growth forest and remote lakes
Early summer is the best time to see bears that have recently emerged from denning. We concentrate on black bear-viewing but also sometimes see grizzlies.
Depending on the day, we may take you up little-known tracks to places where the bears like to feed.
On other days we will take you out in our Zodiac boats on remote mountain lakes.
A host of other animals
Apart from bears you may also see moose, bald eagles, coyotes, elk, porcupine, beaver, otter and, occasionally, a grey wolf or a member of the cat family.
Guests who come at this time of year typically enjoy between four or five and about 20 or more bear sightings.
Wildflowers and Hummingbirds
This is also the season that our wildflowers emerge. Indian paintbrush and wild lupins line the sides of the tracks that we take you on.
You will probably also see dozens of hummingbirds who return to our ranch after wintering in central America.
A typical day
A typical day would see you waking up in your own private cabin by the river. Kristin serves a sumptuous breakfast with hot tea and coffee in the main house. Your guides will then take you out into the surrounding forests and mountains.
We serve dinner – fine freshly-cooked local food with good British Columbia beer and wine – early evening in the main house. On most days, we then head out for a little post-dinner viewing. Dusk is a favourite time for bears to feed on grasses and forbs.
Pricing & Availability
A four-night bear-viewing holiday between mid May and mid June starts at C$1,195 per person plus taxes. This price is based on double occupancy. Please note that our next availability for this offering is in May 2015.
This was literally the best four days, not just of our holiday, but ever! We stayed at the Grizzly Bear Ranch in June at the beginning of our three week Canadian adventure. We saw around 18 black bears and 2 grizzly bears over the 3 days and have some amazing memories and photos which we’ll never forget. We would recommend this to anyone who wants to experience something completely different, something real and which will give you some great memories which will stay with you for a lifetime.” Tom & Emily, Reading, UK.