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River Safari

#1 of 8 things to do in Blue River Features Animals
6080 Mud Lake Rd | Yellowhead Hwy #5, Blue River, British Columbia V0E 1J0, Canada
+1 250-673-2309
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Practically a guaranteed bear sighting

About an hour from Mt Robson, the river safari offers both a river safari or a jeep safari. We... read more

Reviewed July 12, 2016
Kebuh
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Kuala Lumpur
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A must experience

Do not miss this experience. What a ride we had, beautiful lake and landscape, and we spotted two... read more

Reviewed July 11, 2016
susan c
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The RIVER SAFARI is an unforgettable and awe-inspiring one hour ride through Grizzly Bear Valley, located in the picturesque Monashee Mountains of British Columbia, Canada. In the heart of the world's only inland temperate rainforest, our specially designed, eco-friendly boats will voyage through the mountains' glaciers & jade-coloured waters in search of bear, moose, eagle and osprey, only a few of the magnificent creatures we see during this breathtaking Canadian wilderness experience! You can also join us for an incredible Jeep Safari, we take passengers on our 4x4 off-road Jeeps for another "Amazing Hour" to the mountains' peaks! Experience first hand the intimate adventure of seeing, touching and tasting the foods and habitat of the bears in this unique rainforest. Combine your hour on the River with our Jeep adventure for a SUPER SAFARI! Duration is approximately 2.5 hours.
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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6080 Mud Lake Rd | Yellowhead Hwy #5, Blue River, British Columbia V0E 1J0, Canada
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Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

About an hour from Mt Robson, the river safari offers both a river safari or a jeep safari. We opted for the river safari at CAD95/adult. Worthwhile picking up a brochure from your hotel because it usually comes with a CAD10 per couple discount coupon....More

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Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

Do not miss this experience. What a ride we had, beautiful lake and landscape, and we spotted two bears! Our guide Alex was wonderful and was able to answer all our questions

Thank susan c
Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

We took a chance and pulled off the road to check the place out having seen the road signs. Driving down the dirt track I wasn't expecting much, but was pleasantly surprised by the professional operation we arrived at. The check in service was brisk...More

Thank AlexKate23
riversafaribc, Manager at River Safari, responded to this reviewResponded July 11, 2016

Dear AlexKate23, we are so glad you took the time to visit and allowed us to surprise you! It is wonderful to hear that you had a fantastic experience and hope you can visit again one day.

Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

Well what a visit, a fantastic place to go to see wild life. Saw 7 black bears, including mother and cub in their natural environment. Osprey nests chicks just born. Not cheap, but if you want a guarantee to see bears then it is a...More

Thank Anita C
riversafaribc, Manager at River Safari, responded to this reviewResponded July 8, 2016

Dear Anita C, Thank you for visiting River Safari and for taking the time to leave us a review. You came at a wonderful time to see cubs and osprey chicks! We hope your experience was unforgettable!

Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

We stopped enroute to jasper as we happened to see the sign boards and thought we would see what it was about. Approx 10 of us went out in the boat with Digger the guide for well over the advertised hour. Saw 3 different bears...More

Thank Rebecca K
riversafaribc, Manager at River Safari, responded to this reviewResponded July 8, 2016

Thank you Rebecca! We aim to make our trips comfortable no matter the weather. Being in a rainforest does mean that we get our fair share of rain but the bears love it here! Thank you for visiting and for leaving such a lovely review.

Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

An excellent tour. Would highly recommend and a great place to stop if travelling between Kamloops and Jasper (its half way between). Zach our guide was terrific (as were the 3 bears we located). Lovely scenery and great boat ride too. A must if passing...More

Thank cedwards2014
riversafaribc, Manager at River Safari, responded to this reviewResponded July 8, 2016

Dear cedwards2014, So glad to hear that you enjoyed your tour with Zach and thank you for taking the time out of your trip to visit!

Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

Don't miss this, it's great. It wasn't on our list of places to visit, but was recommended to us by our hosts in Clearwater and is an easy stop from there on the way to Jasper. They seem to be a young, enthusiastic and unconventional...More

Thank Liz H
riversafaribc, Owner at River Safari, responded to this reviewResponded July 5, 2016

Wow Liz, thanks so much for your kind words! They really mean a lot! Our goals when building our new docks were to make the washrooms photo-worthy! And we've been told we've succeeded ;) Come back anytime, we really appreciate your feedback and it confirms...More

Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

first of all, im gonna go ahead and say the staff there are great! our boat tour guide zack had the craziest boating skills i have ever witnessed first hand! we got to see some bears, and even if you dont see wildlife they will...More

Thank Mitchell S
Reviewed June 30, 2016

I was passing through on a road trip from Calgary to Vancouver and stopped off here one day. We did the boat tour as it seemed to be the better option and we were certainly proven right! we had a great guide who was very...More

Thank Richard T
Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

We had a blast! Very nice and friendly staff. Our guide was great and had a lot of information about the bears. We saw 3 black bears and a bald eagle. Lots of photo opportunities. Also a great fast trip up and down the river....More

Thank Erwin K
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June 25, 2017|
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Response from Wanaka17 | Reviewed this property |
Hi there We didn't do the jeep tour but the other was great and well worth it we saw three bears with informative commentary commentary
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tumweed1
July 25, 2016|
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Response from Anderson17 | Reviewed this property |
We were there in May and bears just out of hibernation. We did river safari and saw bears with engine of boat cut we got quite close to shore so good views of the Bears.
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John M
April 6, 2016|
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Response from riversafaribc | Property representative |
Hi there! Sorry John, just seeing this question here! As soon as we get open in May we start seeing bears! They start to come out of hibernation then and we follow them up until they go back into hibernation in October. June... More
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