Grizzly Bear Viewing, Great Bear
All-Inclusive Package departing from Port Hardy, BC
This All-Inclusive Package can be as little as 1day/night
excursion, but I recommend the Multiple night package.
Package includes excursions, return transportation (Float
Plane) from Port Hardy to the Great Bear Rainforest private
accommodation, gourmet meals, snacks, beverages.
From early May until mid-October, this top quality tour operator
offers Grizzly Bear viewing excursions from Port Hardy to
a beautiful river valley on the central coast of British Columbia.
Known as the Great Bear Rainforest, this area is one of the
best places in the world to observe grizzly (brown) bears
and many other forms of wildlife including black bears, wolves
and bald eagles.
This ecotourism lodge (wind and solar powered) is the ideal
base for photography and wildlife viewing tours, nestled at
the mouth of a pristine salmon river. Gourmet meals await
you upon your return from the two guided viewing sessions
per day. With a maximum of ten guests, you are ensured of
a personalised wilderness adventure in this very special wilderness
Here to see pictures of the lodge, view, grizzly bear
and naturalist guide.
The Great Bear Rainforest is home to a significant concentration
of coastal grizzly bears. During the late summer and early
fall bears are drawn to the many salmon spawning streams feeding
into the coastal inlets. While the bear population reaches
its peak in the fall, during the spring and summer numerous
bears feed on sedges, succulents and grasses that make up
the dense bio-mass of the river estuary. These ongoing sources
of high quality food are why coastal grizzlies or brown bears
are larger than inland grizzlies.
Two bear viewing sessions are scheduled each day, one in the
morning and one in the afternoon. We tailor the sessions to
the activities of the bears, observing them when they are
most active in their chosen habitats. Viewing blinds have
been constructed with photographers in mind. They are comfortable
and optimal places to shoot from. When the bears move from
the river to the estuary, we view them from a boat.
Each season offers a unique view into the world of grizzly
bears. A wonderful time for photography, spring takes us to
the estuary to observe the grizzlies as they graze on grasses
and sedges and engage in mating behaviour. Bird life is abundant
at this time, and long hours of daylight ensure optimal light
for photography. During the summer season, the grizzlies move
between the various habitats to optimize their feeding. We
will find them gorging on berry patches, grazing on estuarine
grasslands and scouting for the early salmon. The grizzly
bears congregate at the river in autumn to take advantage
of the best food source available on the coast: Pacific salmon.
Watch as each individual bear demonstrates its own fishing
style, from methodically checking under riverbanks with their
paws to chasing salmon fleeing in all directions.
Guest safety is of utmost importance and our viewing program
is organized using the protocols developed at McNeil River
on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula. This management philosophy
is consistent with our goal of safely viewing bears in a natural
setting while eliminating or minimizing impact on them.
Along with grizzly bears there is a chance to view other wildlife
like wolves, black bears, otters, pine martins, mink, and
bald eagles. Bear viewing areas are reached by a short boat/van
ride from the lodge. We have hosted people 92 years young
with two walking canes, so the level of physical exertion
required by the tours is possible for nearly everyone. All
bear viewing is guided a professional guide and wildlife biologist
who is well versed in bear behavior as well as the natural
history of this remarkable area.
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