EXPERIENCE GRIZZLY BEAR VIEWING IN THE KHUTZEYMATEEN!
From May to September...3 full days & 3 nights.
2022 price: CDN$2950 + 5% GST per person + $100 conservation fee
2023 price: CDN$3025 + 5% GST per person + $100 conservation fee
(The $100 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.)
2022 dates and availability can be viewed here.
2023 dates and availability can be viewed here.
No roads, no towns...just wilderness and wildlife. Climb into the floatplane and take off from Prince Rupert, BC for a 20 minute flight over mountains and inlets 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, the rainforest and wildlife including 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, 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, you just need a tidal waters fishing licence.
THE TOUR PACKAGE INCLUDES:
Return floatplane flights from Prince Rupert, BC to the lodge.
5-6 hours a day in the boat grizzly bear viewing and exploring the Khutzeymateen.
All chef prepared meals, snacks and drinks (wine and beer are served with dinner).
Private and cozy bedrooms with views of the ocean and the rainforest.
Two shared bathrooms with showers
Day 1: depart Prince Rupert by floatplane at 8:30am for a 20 minute flight to the Khutzeymateen.
Day 1-2-3: grizzly bear viewing and exploring in the Khutzeymateen.
Day 4: depart the lodge by floatplane at 9am, arriving back in Prince Rupert at 9:30am.
Our 24-foot tour boat is designed to view bears quietly in shallow water - the roof lets you focus on the bears rather than trying to keep your camera gear dry.
HALF DAY TOURS
May to July only
Take off from Prince Rupert and fly through mountain passes to the Khutzeymateen. Landing at the lodge, you will dress warmly in flotation suits and head straight out on the boat in search of grizzly bears, bald eagles, seals and waterfalls. The tour includes an orientation by the BC Parks K'tzim-a-deen Rangers at the Visitor Centre in the Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary where you learn about Tsimshian culture and history, and how the sanctuary is managed.
CDN $625 + 5% GST per person
The 4 hour Half Day Tour includes:
20 minute scenic floatplane flight from Prince Rupert to Khuzeymateen Wilderness Lodge
2.5 - 3 hour boat tour in the Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary & Conservancy
20 minute return flight to Prince Rupert
Our Half Day Tours are by stand-by list only and subject to availability. We require a minimum of 4 guests to schedule a tour and our maximum group size is 10 guests.