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Watch wild grizzly bears in the BC wilderness. As featured on New Lives in the Wild with Ben Fogle, in The Sunday Times, the FT, The Guardian, The Huffington Post, Travel & Leisure and the Wall Street Journal.

Watch Wild Grizzly Bears

Bear-Viewing at Wild Bear Lodge

Wild Bear Lodge is a bear-viewing and wilderness lodge that offers four-night holidays in May, September and October.

We are located deep in the British Columbia interior yet only a day’s drive from Calgary, Vancouver or Spokane in the US.

We specialise in taking very small groups of guests (usually 2-4 per guide) deep into remote valleys where few tourists have been.

In the company of expert guides

Wild Bear Lodge is the home of Julius Strauss, a former British war correspondent, who has spent 18 years living off-grid in bear country. He will host you and still does much of the guiding.

As well as grizzly and black bears you may also get a chance to see deer, moose, elk, bald eagles, porcupines, and, rarely, cougars, bobcats, coyotes and grey wolves.

Your own riverside log cabin

Cabin at Wild Bear Lodge

We pride ourselves on our rugged professionalism, versatility, and our perfect safety record. We offer old-fashioned hospitality but also high-tech modern amenities.

Each guest or couple is given their own riverside log cabin with a wood-burning stove. There is high-speed internet in each cabin, tea, coffee, slippers, hot showers, fresh towels, binoculars and a bird guide.

Every evening our guests join us for dinner where we discuss what we have seen over a glass of wine and a fresh, generous meal. After dinner we give talks about bears and wildlife in an atmosphere that is educated but relaxed.

Learning, charity & conservation

Our signature conservation achievement was spearheading a successful campaign to end grizzly bear hunting in British Columbia.

We have also taken part in a ground-breaking science project to develop facial recognition for grizzly bears.

Most recently the lodge has initiated a programme for wounded military veterans from different parts of the world.

The FT, the Sunday Times, and the Guardian have all written about the experiences we offer.

A four-night holiday with us begins at C$2,980. They are everything-inclusive except 5% tax. We can accommodate most ages and fitness levels. We do fill up quickly as we are a small lodge with short viewing seasons.