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There's something about a wood fire. Perhaps it's the crackle and spit of the logs as they begin to take. The awesome fury of the main burn. The orange glow of the embers as the chemistry of the fire takes its course. Or maybe it's the pleasing...

It was one of those wilderness moments I live for. I felt my heart rate shoot up with exhilaration. And there was just the slightest tinge of fear that seems to come with all the best types of excitement. Ten yards ahead of me Katya, our 18-month-old...

We live in one of the most beautiful corners of Canada, situated in the world's only inland temperate rainforest. Surrounded by mountains, glaciers and verdant forests, some of them ancient, we also have some of the world's most exciting wildlife. Among the animals we commonly see...

During the spring - May and June - we head out into the valleys and up into the sub-alpine to view bears that have recently emerged from denning. We also see many other wild animals feeding on the rich grasses that come at this time...

During the summer we take our guests high into the alpine. We use our 4x4s to break the back of the ascent and then spend the day walking the ridges, taking in the views and, of course, eating Kristin's home-made picnics. The peaks around us...

The autumn is our prime grizzly-viewing season. At this time of year grizzlies begin to come down from the high country to feed in the salmon in our river. We also frequently see other animals in the valley especially bald eagles and, occasionally, a wolf...

We have six cabins at Grizzly Bear Ranch. Whitewater is our largest cabin with two floors. It has commanding views of the river and two sun decks. It also has a bathtub as well as a wood-burning stove. Redfish North and South are slightly smaller...

At Grizzly Bear Ranch we have a fresh, seasonal table. Kristin, who has had a love of food and cooking since she was a small girl, is a trained chef with her own herb garden and greenhouse. She sources her other ingredients from a network...

We chop and stack our own firewood which is always on hand to make sure that your cabins are cozy and warm. It also keeps the fire in the main house burning in the cold seasons. Sourcing, bucking up, splitting and stacking firewood is a...

One of Julius' great joys is flying his 1957 Piper Supercub, a fabric bush plane that is still the mainstay of much small aviation in Alaska and northern Canada. He likes nothing more than to fly around the local mountains looking for wildlife trails and...