Summer Wilderness Adventures

A true Canadian wilderness adventure

  • Five-night summer holidays perfect for couples, friends or families.
  • Spectacular hiking in the alpine using our off-road vehicles for the ascent.
  • Rafting on a blue-green wilderness river that runs past the ranch.
  • Take a Zodiac powerboat out onto a remote Canadian lake.
  • Barbeques by the river, evenings around the campfire.
  • A scenic day’s drive from Calgary, Vancouver, Banff or Spokane.

Hiking in the high alpine

In July and August we offer our guests five-night wilderness adventures deep in the British Columbia mountains.

On one or more of your days with us we will head into the high alpine. We use off-road vehicles for the ascent and then walk the high country at 7,000 feet or more, taking in the unforgettable views.

These hikes are suitable for anyone of moderate or greater fitness with basic agility.

Rafting on our blue-green river

We will also take you rafting down the wilderness river that runs right past the ranch (conditions permitting).

This river is, we believe, one of the most remote and beautiful in British Columbia.

Parts of the river are quiet and meandering but there are also sections of rapids which we can run.

Summer is not peak bear-viewing season anywhere in British Columbia, but we are bear specialists and during your stay you will learn about both grizzly and black bears. We will also head out to remote spots that bears favour and you may well get to view totally wild bears.

Far from the summer crowds

The places we will take you are far from the summer crowds. We use little-known trails and often do not see another person all day.

We may also take you out in our Zodiac powerboat on one of our remote wilderness lakes. You can swim against the backdrop of pristine waterfalls, or lounge on deserted beaches.

One of our days together we may devote to bears – learning about these iconic wilderness animals, and heading to places we may be able to view them.

A typical day

After breakfast we head out for the day. Lunch is usually a picnic of home-made sandwiches, fruit and cake that we take along with us.

Dinner is typically a sit-down affair where Kristin serves fine freshly-cooked locally-sourced food and the best of British Columbia’s beer and wine in the main house. At least once during your stay we will barbeque by the river and light up a campfire.

A typical itinerary in July-August

  • Day One: Arrive at Grizzly Bear Ranch and your riverside cabin.
  • Day Two: We take you in an off-road vehicle high into the alpine. Hike through meadows of alpine wildflowers and along ridges.
  • Day Three: A rafting trip down our wilderness river. Soak in the hot tub or sauna before dinner in the main lodge.
  • Day Four: A day on a wilderness lake in our Zodiac powerboat. Visit remote beaches. Barbeque and camp fire by the river.
  • Day Five: Into the alpine. This is not peak bear season but with our guides you have a good chance of seeing a wild bear.
  • Last Day: Breakfast and departure.

Pricing & Availability

Prices start at around $2,050 per person and are all-inclusive. The exact price depends on your choice of cabin. We may also offer customised options. Our rates are in Canadian dollars, per person, and include all meals, drinks, accommodation and guided tours. They are based on double occupancy. They include a $100 donation to our grizzly bear conservation fund. They do not include 5% tax. Please contact us for more details.

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