When you arrive by helicopter at the camp you know you are in a true untouched wilderness. Continuous grizzly bear sightings and encounters are experienced each day right from the deck of the lodge. The bears as well as bald eagles keep viewers and photographers busy throughout the days. Occasionally moose and wolves are added to the list of sightings and with a little bit of luck even wolverines. Walking trails are the mode of transportation to the bear viewing sites and a nature walk back into the riparian area along the river is also a popular excursion.
Northern British Columbia is short on people and big on wilderness. The pristine Taku drainage is completely road-less and uninhabited. It is the largest pristine Pacific watershed in the western hemisphere. The Taku is the highest quality grizzly bear habitat in Canada and the most important salmon producing system for South East Alaska. The river where our adventures take place boasts clear water and giant white spruce and cotton wood trees towering over top. The camp is built right along the river and offers comfortable heated cabins of double occupancy and a lodge with kitchen and dining room facilities where our chefs provide excellent cuisine three times a day.
Grizzly Bear Viewing Quick Overview
SUMMER 2017 VIEWING – All the Summer trips for 2017 are sold out
Number of Guests: Maximum 6 per departure
Location: The camp is situated in Northern British Columbia within the Taku River drainage – the largest pristine wilderness area in the western hemisphere
Wildlife: Grizzly bears and bald eagles and occasionally other species of wildlife that inhabit Canada’s forests including moose, wolf or wolverine
Season: July, August
Accommodation: Our comfortable traditional fly out lodge includes kitchen, dining room and duel occupancy cabins with queen and twin beds
Point of Landing: Whitehorse, Yukon (International Airport)
Transport to Atlin, BC: Shuttle bus (1.5 hours)
Transport to adventures camp: Helicopter
Mornings can be very cool. Dress in layers with fleece undergarments. Fleece layers to fall jacket shell. Light gloves and light rain gear are a good idea. Dinner wine, beer and appetizers are complementary. There is a shower facility, laundry and the cleanest and non-odorous back wood toilets you can imagine. Camp staff consists of a manager, 2 cooks and 2 guides. English, German and French are spoken.
All prices are in CAD per person based on double occupancy. Prices are all inclusive from Whitehorse, Yukon including bus, helicopter transportation, accommodation, meals, beverages and guiding. Please note that hotel stays in Whitehorse are not included in the price.
FALL & WINTER GRIZZLY BEAR VIEWING, 2017
For an exceptionally unique grizzly bear viewing experience in late September and October, check out the Bear Cave Mountain lodge on the Fishing Branch River, north of Old Crow, Yukon. The river runs underground for a distance and then bubbles to the surface unfrozen. Bears and salmon are drawn for this reason. It is the same style of experience but in a winter setting.