Summer Wilderness Adventures

A wild and natural British Columbia adventure

  • Four-night summer experiences designed for couples and families.
  • Hike the high alpine using our off-road vehicles for access. Look down into old-growth valleys and across British Columbia’s mountain vastness.
  • Raft on a cobalt-blue wilderness Class II river. Take out at the ranch.
  • Spend a day exploring a remote lake using one of our Zodiac powerboats.
  • Barbecue by the river, spend an evening around the campfire.
  • A scenic 420km drive from Banff. Halfway between Calgary and Vancouver.

Hike the high alpine

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

We are located in the world’s only inland temperate rainforest, a vast hideaway of ancient mountains, old-growth trees, and fast-flowing rivers.

On one of your days with us we will head into the high alpine using one of our specialised 4x4s for the ascent.

There we will walk the high country at 7,000 feet or more, looking out over the roof of the world and down into hidden valleys.

We take picnics for lunch and are so far off the beaten track that we rarely see another person all day.

Raft our cobalt-blue river

On another of your days with us we will take you rafting down the wilderness river that runs right to our ranch.

This river is one of the more 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.

For those who still have energy after rafting, we walk in an ancient rainforest where some of the trees are 800 years old.

Hiking at 7,000 feet or more you can look out over the roof of the world and down into untouched valleys of ancient old-growth cedars and hemlock

Far from the summer crowds

By the river

We will also take you out on a remote wilderness lake in one of our Zodiac powerboats.

These days are perfect for exploring the wilderness from the water, discovering hidden coves, lounging on wilderness beaches, and swimming in the lake.

The places we take you are far from the summer crowds and even on a weekend we frequently have the lake to ourselves.

We usually have a picnic lunch on a small, remote island, taking in the waterfalls and high peaks that look down on these glacier-fed lakes.

A typical day

Old growth

We start every day with an expansive breakfast in the main house served with hot, fresh tea and coffee.

Lunch is a picnic of home-made sandwiches, fruit and cake.

For dinner we serve fine freshly-cooked locally-sourced food in the main house.

At least once during your stay we will barbecue 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 high into the mountains. Hike through meadows of alpine wildflowers and along ridges.
  • Day Three: A rafting trip down our wilderness river. A walk through an old-growth cedar rainforest.
  • Day Four: A day spent on a remote wilderness lake in one of our Zodiac powerboats with a chance to enjoy a wilderness beach and swim.
  • Last Day: Breakfast and departure.

Pricing & Availability

Pricing is at $1,950 for a four-night stay. 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 conservation fund. They do not include 5% tax. Please contact us for more details.