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Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary

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Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada
+1 250-624-5472
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GO GO GO - Highlight of our trip

Amazing place. If you can stay overnight, rather than do a day trip, do - its totally worthwhile... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2017
Top place to visit when in Prince Rupert

If you get a chance, make sure to take a flight/boat to the Khutz, absolutely gorgeous area... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2017
Newcastle, Australia
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Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada
+1 250-624-5472
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Reviewed 18 September 2017

Amazing place. If you can stay overnight, rather than do a day trip, do - its totally worthwhile. There is a floating lodge just out side the park boundary that is wonderful - you float plane fly in and out. Twice a day you go...More

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Reviewed 17 September 2017

If you get a chance, make sure to take a flight/boat to the Khutz, absolutely gorgeous area, grizzly bears, bald eagles and scenery to die for!!

Thank radarinoz
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

From beginning to end our 24 hour visit to Khutzeymateen was superb. Our hosts Jamie, Megan, James, Rosie and the Chef Marcello were so welcoming that you relaxed as soon as you stepped of the Sea Plane piloted by Ken and family. Add Grisly Bears,...More

Thank Moira D
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

To be in a place where the environment has not been spoiled. Your hosts, Jamie and Megan, are so knowledgeable and take you on pontoon tours with sightings of bears, eagles, whales, birds, and wolves. The accommodations are very comfortable, the food outstanding, but it...More

Thank Susan g
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

I have just read all the reviews with 4 stars or less. Only two of them (both 4 star) are about the current operation started by Jamie Hahn last year. Please disregard all that pre-dates Jamie's operation. It is now a top class experience, run...More

Thank WrenH-A
Reviewed 3 September 2017

We took a tour to this BC gem. The place is great and the fact that cannot be reached by car but only by sea plane or boat makes the place quite exclusive...and expensive. The day we took the tour was, under climate conditions, very...More

Thank Stefano C
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Went on our boat and called the Rangers before entering the sanctuary. Scenery was fantastic Sow and and cub were on the beach and came out for a swim while we watched them from our boat. Something that shouldnt be missed while on the North...More

Thank Don S
Reviewed 10 August 2017

What I thought at first was another tourist attraction, turned out to be one of the most amazing day out I lived. Set in an incredibly well preserved environment, you feel so far away from the modern world, the sanctuary truly deserves its name. Beautiful...More

Thank Frederic H
Reviewed 30 July 2017

This was the trip of a lifetime - like a safari only with bears, eagles, sea otters, and all kinds of other wildlife. The lodge is intimate, safe, and comfortable. Jamie and Megan do it all (except cook) - and they know everything about the...More

Thank 55bkm
Reviewed 27 July 2017

My daughter and I needed a mother daughter adventure to remember. Wow!!!! going on the Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary was a dream come true.The Grizzles were unlike any other animal I've ever seen..What a treat to see a mother Grizzly and her 2 cubs swimming...More

Thank Jim W
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28 May 2017|
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Response from George P | Reviewed this property |
June & July. The bears start to move inland in August to move inland to feed on salmon in the creeks. You still would likely see some in August but the numbers would be less.
21 February 2017|
Response from bearman944 | Reviewed this property |
There is a day-trip boat company on Rupert waterfront that will show you bears in June that are feeding on sedge at the waters edge, or if you go near mud flats in estuaries the bears are digging clams and worms.
Joy D
1 December 2016|
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Response from MaryEllenTravels | Reviewed this property |
We went with SunChaser Grizzly Bear Tours. They re one of only 2 tour operators who can go all the way into the estuary to see the bears. Rustic but highly worth it.