Wild and Natural Bear-Viewing on the edge of the Canadian Rockies
Grizzly Bear Ranch is a small mountain lodge on the western edge of the Canadian Rockies, 420kms from Banff, and a 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 western Canada’s most dramatic terrain, as well as summer wilderness adventures for the wild at heart.
The bears we watch are free-spirited and untamed. We do not use viewing stands or artificial attractants to bring the bears to us. Instead we head out to view them on open mountain slopes and in valleys fringed with old-growth forests.
What we offer our guests differs a little season by season.
In May and June we offer experiences viewing bears and other megafauna deep in the vastness that is British Columbia’s wilderness. We roam far and wide, travelling through steep-sided valleys, and into the sub-alpine as far as the snow line.
During the warm summer months we head high into the Selkirk and Purcell mountains, and out onto our river and remote, unspoiled lakes.
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.