EXPERIENCE GRIZZLY BEAR VIEWING IN THE KHUTZEYMATEEN!
From May to September...3 full days & 3 nights.
2023 dates and availability can be viewed here.
2023 price: CDN$3025 + 5% GST per person + $100 conservation fee
2024 price: CDN$3250 + 5% GST per person + $100 conservation fee
Conservation fee supports grizzly bear conservation efforts through the Khutzeymateen Ranger Program, the Grizzly Bear Foundation, and the Commercial Bear Viewing Association of British Columbia.
No roads, no towns...just wilderness and wildlife. Climb into a boat and take off from Prince Rupert, BC, for a 1.5-hour boat ride, through the inlets and channels to the Khutzeymateen.
Join us in Canada's only grizzly bear-protected area as we explore the lush Khutzeymateen inlet and estuary, viewing grizzly bears in their wild habitat. We move with the tides to view and photograph the beauty of the fjord and the rainforest with bald eagles, seals, seabirds, waterfalls and mountains. We are out exploring and bear viewing in our 24-foot roofed zodiac for an average of 5-6 hours every day. In the summer months (July, August, and September), we also explore the coast outside the inlet, where humpback whales congregate to feed.
The tour includes an orientation by the BC Parks K'tzim-a-deen Rangers at the Visitor Centre, where you will learn about Tsimshian culture and history.
At the lodge, you can relax by the fire, take out a kayak or paddle board, have a wood-fired sauna or fish off the dock - we have the fishing gear, but you need a tidal waters fishing licence.
Marine transit to and from the Lodge from Prince Rupert, BC.
5-6 hours a day in the boat bear viewing and exploring the Khutzeymateen.
All meals, snacks and drinks (wine and beer are served with dinner).
Private and cozy bedrooms with views of the ocean and the rainforest.
Day 1: depart Prince Rupert by floatplane at 8:30 am for a 20-minute floatplane flight to the Khutzeymateen.
Day 1-2-3 in the Khutzeymateen.
Day 4: arrive back in Prince Rupert at 9:30 am.
Our 24-foot tour boat is designed to view bears quietly in shallow water throughout the inlet's extensive sedge flats, starting directly across from our lodge. Our covered boat ensures that you can focus on the bears rather than trying to keep your camera gear dry.
We can accommodate special events at our wilderness lodge including (but, not limited to):
Private use of our facilities