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Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary

Address: Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada
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Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks
Activities: Viewing wildlife
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Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks
Activities: Viewing wildlife
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Prince Rupert, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Not only do you see grizzly bears but on occasion you get to see killer whales or humpback whales, clean comfortable boat, knowledgable staff ,courteous,,on board facilities, snacks for sales , beer and wine,,

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Reigate, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
35 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Took a boat trip to the Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary with Prince Rupert Adventure Tours. The bear trips are timed to coincide with low tide, when the bears come to the shoreline looking for food under the rocks. The excursions usually run between May, when the bears emerge from hibernation and August when the bears move up river to catch... More 

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Terrace, British Columbia, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This is the experience of a lifetime - highly recommended! We travelled on a catamaran with experienced, knowledgeable guides. We saw grizzly sows with cubs and harbour seals.

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Whistler
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61 reviews 61 reviews
4 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I did this a while back and the memories linger on - one of the best trips I have ever done. The boat is huge and well managed and all the clines behaved - they did not speak so we saw Grizzly bear.

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Prince George, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Grizzly bears there are beautiful strong and healthy I extremely enjoyed viewing the bears grab salmon as a avid fisherman from terrace rupert is one of my favourite places to visit no just for the fish but for the chance to see something that many people couldn't even get a peak at it I get why this is #1 but... More 

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Maple Ridge, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Loved this! 7 hour round trip on a comfortable boat with great staff. We saw 5 grizzlies, and they brought the boat in close enough to watch a mother grizzly and youngster eating sedge grass on the shore. One could hear them rip up the grass - quiet, beautiful - most interesting. Lots of local history provided too. They also... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We must have seen 10 bears while on this excursion. Many mama and baby cubs. Seeing them in the wild is so special. They are very used to the boat, and never even lift their heads while the boat is approaching them. This is a great place to visit.

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Comox, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Most Incredible tour its the real thing nature at its best the area is breath taking and viewing the Bears with the young cubs is just amazing.Greg Palmer from Palmervielle is a Awesome guide and i can only recommend him as you guide. I will Return again now since i would love to see the Bears Eating the Salmon which... More 

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Westbank bc
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Prince Rupert Adventure Tours to the Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary. Absolutely fantastic. Worth every penny. Captain and crew , first rate and very knowledgeable. Beautiful scenery, awesome boat ride. Managed to see 8 grizzlies, including mom and cub. One humpback whale and the eagle show at the end. Amazing trip. If you are planning a bucket list. This is a... More 

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Mission, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Amazing day trip sightseeing tour-worth every dollar. The staff was amazing, so friendly and informative. The scenery is amazing and the bear sightings were better than I ever expected. Saw 7 different grizzlies, a humpback whale, eagles and harbour seals. The lunch was simple but good, you can purchase snacks and drinks on board. Bring your camera and binoculars, you... More 

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