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River Safari

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Address: 6080 Mud Lake Rd | Yellowhead Hwy #5, Blue River, British Columbia V0E 1J0, Canada
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+1 250-673-2309
09:00 - 16:00
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The RIVER SAFARI is an unforgettable and awe-inspiring one hour ride...

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 4*4 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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It's called Blue River, but it was everything but blue...

We went exploring one morning to blue river.. and came upon this huge tent like structure on the river where safari's were provided.. we were guaranteed bear viewing and we... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2016
Vajeed A
Calgary, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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136 reviews
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Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

We went exploring one morning to blue river.. and came upon this huge tent like structure on the river where safari's were provided.. we were guaranteed bear viewing and we immediately said yes... it was late Oct and the fall was in.. the weather was good, no rains.. clear skies.. we had late breakfast in the tent structure where all... More 

Thank Vajeed A
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Cost $180 even with a coupon but we were out for much longer than planned and saw 3 brown bears up close. So was well worth it and we really enjoyed the trip and our guide was excellent.

Thank Zen&Co
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Reviewed 1 October 2016

Lucky us we saw 3 black bears wandering around along the sea shore, though under heavy rain. We have a wonderful guide named Shawn ? (sorry for not hearing the name clearly ) who is funny and informative. We did have an unforgettable sweet stay with the 3 black bears and it is my first time being with real bear... More 

Thank Kevin Y
Norwood, NJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016

This was our third time visiting the area. We weren't sure if we wanted to take the jetboat safari again, but ultimately decided to do so. It was better than we expected and saw a number of bears on the shore, including one sow with three cubs. The scenery is always magnificent, but the wildlife viewing was the high point.... More 

Thank LyndaNorwood
Hervey Bay, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

What a wonderful experience this was. We had an excellent Kiwi guide and we were so lucky to see a bear who did put on a good display and also an osprey. Our breakfast was quite good as well.

Thank SandyFord16
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

We stopped here because we saw the road signs and turned into the. Parking lot, so glad we did it was not only a superb boat ride but we saw bears, our guide was relaxed and informative and he knew exactly where to go on the river to see the bears who were wandering around, even if we hadn't have... More 

Thank DougManchester
Knighton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Our Excellent Guide was Ryan. We gently moved down the river to start with and viewed an osprey on the nest which was a great start. We then saw a large male black bear foraging along the rivers edge and were lucky enough to get quite close. The guides switch the engines off when your boat is close to a... More 

Thank Louise M
Buenos Aires
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Reviewed 25 September 2016

I specifically booked this river safari to view bears. Unfortunately the weather did not help. It poured, persistent heavy rain drenched us (they geared us up though, a thick parka and a water proof poncho plus a blanket to wrap around our waists and keep our bottoms dry). The guide was very helpful and the views amazing. The lake, forest... More 

Buenos Aires, Argentina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016

A great safari tour, but the weather was terrible so we did not enjoy it as much as expected. Great water fall and nature views despite of the rain

Thank Perblat
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 September 2016

We were travelling from Jasper to Kamloops and wanted to break up the journey a bit so this seemed ideal. Well sign posted so easy to find. You don't have to prebook which is good in case you aren't running to schedule. We took the River Safari. It is quite expensive but we both felt it was really worth the... More 

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