Offering guided bear-viewing and wilderness holidays at a remote, luxury lodge on the edge of the Canadian Rockies. 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.


Remarkable Bear Viewing Holidays on the edge of the Canadian Rockies

Ours is a small mountain lodge on the edge of the Canadian Rockies, a few hours from Banff, or a comfortable day’s drive from Vancouver or Calgary.

We offer some of the most exciting and natural bear-viewing in north America, against a backdrop of some of the world’s most stunning terrain.

The bears we view are completely wild. We do not use viewing stands or artificial attractants. Instead we head out to view bears in their natural environment.

What we offer differs a little by season.

In May and June we offer holidays viewing bears and other wild animals deep in the wilderness. We roam far and wide, up virgin valleys, and into the sub-alpine.

During the hot summer months we head high into the mountains and out onto our river.

In September and October as the Fall colours arrive we immerse ourselves in the world of the wild Rocky Mountain grizzly bear. We walk and raft through our valley as the red salmon arrive to spawn, and head into the alpine to watch high-elevation grizzlies.

A Small Luxury Wilderness Lodge on a Remote Mountain River

Bear Choosing Fish

Your guides are all naturalists and we travel in bear country in tiny groups – typically two to four guests with one guide.

To ensure you are away from the tourist crowds, we have cut our own wilderness trails. When you are out with us you will often not see another person all day.

As well as grizzly and black bears we share our trails with deer, moose, elk, cougars, lynx, bobcats and wolves.

We use 4x4s to get to the trailheads, but once there we do our wildlife-viewing on foot or in non-motorised rafts, making for an unscripted and completely wild experience.

Our guides are also specialists in animal tracking. We are on the cutting edge of bear conservation, and are politically active in saving bears and bear habitat.

Julius, a former foreign correspondent, is now one of BC’s leading bear guides. His wife Kristin is a trained and accomplished chef. Together they have run the lodge since 2006.

Their frontlines-to-backcountry story recently featured on Ben Fogle’s New Lives in the Wild.