A Small, Private, Luxury Lodge on a Remote Mountain River
Our wilderness guides are expert naturalists, animal trackers and bear guides. They will lead you into bear country in tiny groups – typically two to four guests with one guide.
To ensure you are far from the tourist crowds, we have fashioned our own wilderness trails. When you are out with us you will often not see another person all day.
As well as grizzly and black bears we have deer, moose, elk, cougars, lynx, bobcats and wolves and you may see some of these animals or signs of their passing.
The megafauna we watch are free-spirited and wild. We do not use viewing stands or attractants or entice semi-tame animals to come to us.
Instead we prefer unscripted experiences, moving quietly through wildlife habitat, walking on their trails, following their tracks, and viewing them in their own world.
We are on the cutting edge of bear conservation, and are politically active in saving bears and bear habitat.
Julius, a former British foreign correspondent, is one of BC’s more experienced bear guides. His Estonian-born wife Kristin was a trained and accomplished chef. Together they set up the lodge in 2006.
After the tragic loss of Kristin in early 2020, Julius is now looking to move on and the ranch is available for a private sale. In the meantime Julius will be staying on until new owners are in place and up to speed, and the lodge will continue to take bookings for 2021. The rest of the lodge and guiding team is still in place.