Travelling all the way from New Zealand with a desire to see Grizzlies, the time, effort and expense is considerable so we weighed our options carefully. We decided that 'an experience' was what we were after rather than just a photo shoot, and chose Grizzly Bear Ranch as a place where we could have a nice time, see lots of wonderful things, experience the wilds of British Columbia, and hopefully see bears. We were prepared for nature to take its course as we know these are completely wild animals and there is no guarantee that they will decide to turn up. However we were not disappointed on any count! We stayed in a lovely log cabin with a wood stove and possibly the best view in the world, relaxed on our deck over-looking the river and ate the most delicious food shared with wonderful company. We walked through old growth cedar forest where our guide shared information on all aspects of the forest; we hiked to beautiful falls with a stunning view over the lake; we went white-water rafting (a new experience for us 50 somethings!) and felt totally safe in all environments with our experienced guides. We saw literally dozens of bald eagles, heard a cougar early one morning, and yes! saw grizzlies - several different family groups of mothers and cubs were just the icing on the cake for us. Thank you Julius and Kristin for providing such a wonderful opportunity. Camilla & Steve.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Grizzly Bear Ranch is a small luxury lodge hidden away in a remote BC valley that offers specialist black bear and grizzly bear viewing holidays as well as summer hiking and rafting adventures. 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 into the surrounding wilderness. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Grizzly Bear Ranch Hotel Kaslo