An early summer holiday offering excellent bear-viewing

Black bears climbing a tree on one of our tours. Photo by Gillian Sanders.

  • 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


Click here to see a video compilation from one of our June bear-viewing holidays

Bears, old-growth forest and remote lakes

Black bear eating dandelions on one of our tours. Photo by Matt Harrison. 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

A grey wolf as photographed by one of our guests. Photo by Andrea Schlemmer.

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

Rufous hummingbirds at the ranch. Photo by Kristin Strauss.

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 black bear in spring near the ranch. Photo by Alan Wheatley.

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 the end of  June starts at C$1,195 per person plus taxes. This price is based on double occupancy.


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.

To read this and other reviews on Trip Advisor click here.