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In Hyder you can go to Fish Creek Wildlive observation site. This is a place where bears come to fish for salmon and you can watch the bears from a platform. Be prepared that you are not going to be the only one that is wanting to see the bears. Photographers will be there early…
Went two times, did not see wildlife either time, except Salmon. Went in the Morning and again in late Afternoon. Had there been any wildlife, platform would be a good viewing point.
The Fish Creek Observation Site in Hyder, Alaska, consists of two viewing platforms. One part is free whilst the other cost C$6 for a day's pass. It is a good place to view the millions of migrating salmons and also the bears and other wild animals feasting on the spawning…
Bear viewing for $5, what more do you need. The creek and boardwalks would be nice even out of season, but during season there's a ridiculous amount of salmon,...so the bears will come. You might get lucky and immediately see a bear, or you might have to wait an hour or three…
My husband and I went twice in one day (once around 4pm and again around 8pm) and each time saw a black bear. Was pretty neat to see them and the salmon.