Ancient Forests, River Rafting & Alpine Grizzlies

  • Hike in the spectacular subalpine using our off-road vehicle for the ascent
  • A likelihood of viewing mountain grizzly bears feeding on huckleberries
  • Walk in BC’s ancient inland rainforest, the only such ecosystem in the world
  • Head out in tiny groups – typically 2 to 4 guests with an expert bear guide
  • Float down our wilderness river – see bald eagles and spawning salmon
  • Optional hot tub or sauna right on the banks of our river
  • Drive to our lodge from Calgary, Vancouver, or Spokane in the US
  • Hosted and guided by veteran bear guide Julius Strauss

In September we offer our guests three-day-three-night wilderness adventures deep in the British Columbia mountains.

On one of your days with us we will head into the high alpine using one of our specialised 4x4s for the ascent.

There we will walk the high country at 7,000 feet or more, looking out over the roof of the world and down into hidden valleys.

Here, more likely than not, you will get a chance to view wild grizzly bears feeding on huckleberry patches, sometimes at a distance, other times up close.

We take picnics for lunch and are so far off the beaten track that we rarely see another person all day.

On another of your days with us we will take you rafting down the wilderness river that runs right by our lodge.

This river is one of the most remote and beautiful in British Columbia.

Parts of the river are quiet and meandering but there are also sections of rapids which we run.

Hiking at 7,000 feet or more you can look out over the roof of the world and down into untouched valleys where mountain grizzly bears feed on huckleberries
Old growth at Wild Bear Lodge

We are located in the world’s only inland temperate rainforest, a vast hideaway of ancient mountains, old-growth trees, and fast-flowing rivers.

On one of your days with us we will take you into one of our ancient forests where the trees can be up to a thousand years old.

The places we take you are far from the crowds and even on a weekend we rarely see another person.

We usually have a picnic lunch and take in the sights and sounds of our remote wilderness river.

A mountain view at Wild Bear Lodge

We start every day with an expansive breakfast in the main house served with hot, fresh tea and coffee.

Lunch is a picnic of home-made sandwiches, fruit and cake.

For dinner we serve fine freshly-cooked locally-sourced food in the main house.

After dinner we offer talks about the local wildlife and our ecology.

On at least one night we will light our wood-fired sauna and heat up the hot tub and offer you a pre-dinner soak with a cold drink on a deck that overhangs our river.


  • Pricing is at $2,980 for our three-day-three-night September tours.
  • Our rates are in Canadian dollars, per person, and include all meals, drinks, accommodation and guided tours. They are based on double occupancy.
  • They include a $100 donation to our charity fund.
  • They do not include 5% tax.