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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

I visited the Grizzly Bear Ranch in September 2014 with my wife and daughter (13 yo). In every respect it is a great experience that I will remember forever. The location is beautiful, the atmosphere welcoming and the food excellent, with a focus on fresh local produce. The relatively remote location (1 hour drive out of Kaslo) and the highly... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Just back from a visit to Grizzly Bear Ranch. Thanks to Julius and Kristen and there staff for making this a great trip. It was a great balance between educational and fun. As has already been posted, Bear viewing is done with great respect and the information on flora and fauna in general from the very knowledgeable guides was much... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We visited Grizzly Bear Ranch in October 2013 having come from Knight Inlet We had booked around 9 months in advance having researched a lot of options but the away from it all, being more in with nature alongside Julius & Kristin's approach to seeing wildlife as it really is with respect to the creatures and the environment plus the... More 

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

If you want an amazingly different experience, Grizzly Bear Ranch is on the "must do" list. We visited last September and had a wonderful time in the company of Julius and Kristin, not forgetting the knowledgeable and friendly guides Lily and Matt. Ray and Maggie Hoare, Warwick UK

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1 Thank rayandmaggie
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Wonderful Trip I booked this vacation for us 5 months in advance and looked forward to it every day! My husband and I had a fantastic time. The highlight of course were the bears, but the cabin was cozy, the rafting and hikes an adventure and the food plentiful and excellent. However what really gives GBR a much deserved 5... More 

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Whittier, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

If I use too many superlatives you won't believe me. However, I have no choice. This trip was a dream come true. Rather than share a platform with dozens of people for a 20 minute glimpse of bears below us, we tracked and viewed grizzlies in their natural surroundings. We benefited from the insight, experience, training, skill and expertise of... More 

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7 Thank Lydia R
Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

My trip to Grizzly Bear Ranch was the highlight of my trip to Canada and was very special and in memory of my sister who wanted to "see the bears catch salmon", but unfortunately passed away before she was able to go. Julius and Kristin are the most gracious of hosts and the well-being and safety of the guests is... More 

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Great Eccleston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

We first found Grizzly Bear Ranch on the internet a few years ago while planning a previous Canadian road trip, but it didn’t fit with our planned itinerary that year and we visited one of the coastal BC bear viewing operations. When planning for this year we decided to make GBR the big event, timed for the salmon run as... More 

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10 Thank Stuart M
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

October 7th 2012. Well it's taken a year to write but the memories have not lessened; in fact i remember it as though it were last week. Fantastic stay. Would really love to go back. Seeing bears in their natural habitat and even joining them on the river (thanks Ollie), will always be fresh in my mind. Everyone involved is... More 

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4 Thank Douglas L
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

It seems improbable, but it is impossible not to rate Grizzly Bear Ranch 5 out of 5, as all the previous reviews on Trip Advisor have done. The location is beautiful and the accommodation is perfect for the setting. Kristin's food is excellent...delicious, healthy and satisfying. Most importantly, the completely filled days are well organised and safety is paramount. Julius... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Grizzly Bear Ranch is a small, private lodge hidden away in a remote BC valley that offers specialist grizzly and black bear-viewing holidays. The ranch opened in 2006 and is run by Julius, Kristin and an exceptional team of experienced and certified bear-viewing guides who will take you out on foot, in 4x4s and on river rafts to view the region's bears. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Grizzly Bear Ranch

Address: Highway 31, Kaslo, British Columbia V0G 1M0, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Kootenay Rockies > Kaslo
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Grizzly Bear Ranch Hotel Kaslo
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