Watch Grizzlies Fishing for Salmon

  • Watch wild grizzlies fishing for red salmon in the company of expert guides
  • Walk in BC’s ancient inland rainforest, the only such ecosystem in the world
  • Raft down our wilderness river and watch eagles fishing and other wildlife
  • Stay in your own log cabin, take a sauna, hot tub or cold plunge by our river
  • Join your hosts for dinner and an evening of learning and discussion
  • Deep in the BC wilds yet only a day’s drive from Calgary, Vancouver or Spokane
  • Four-night holidays for most ages and fitness levels. C$4,480pp plus tax.

A Wild but safe experience

grizwfishslider pat pic 2023

In October we view wild grizzly bears. Each day we head out into remote terrain walking on bear trails and following bear tracks in habitat little changed since the last Ice Age.

We watch bears – sometimes with cubs in tow – fishing for salmon in our wilderness river.

We will show you how to interpret tracks, rubs and tiny hair samples left on trees and explain how bears read the landscape they are moving through.

The only permit holders in our area

eaglewfish grizzly page pat pic 2023

The bear-viewing we offer is immersive. You will join an experienced guide in the wilderness with no physical barriers between you and the bears.

We are experts in interpreting bear behaviour and body language and it is this knowledge that allows us to walk with confidence around grizzly bears, even mums with cubs.

Our valley is little known and we have the only permit to view bears in our area. Often on our walks we don’t see another person all day.

“Here I was, 63 years old, lying still as a statue on the bank of a beautiful Canadian river ….. only five meters away was this amazing creature – a wild grizzly bear. Every day was magical from tracking wildlife through the dense forest to rafting down clear waters among the red salmon.”

A Float down a wilderness river

rafting getting in

We will also take you on a float on one of BC’s most beautiful wilderness rivers offering a chance to watch the spawning salmon as well as bald eagles.

Some grizzly viewing operations use wildlife-viewing platforms that can seat a dozen or more guests at a time. Some draw in semi-tame bears with various forms of artificial or natural attractant.

What we offer is a wilder, more natural experience that is nevertheless extremely safe.

An Evening of Learning & Discussion

after dinner talk

After a fresh and generous dinner, we host an evening of learning and discussion.

Julius, your lead guide, has nearly two decade’s experience walking around wild bears and is one of the few guides in BC certified to train new guides. In the winter he teaches at universities in Europe.

Wild Bear Lodge is a member of the British Columbia Commercial Bear Viewing Association, an organisation which is responsible for promoting safe viewing and bear conservation.


  • A four-night holiday in October is priced at $4,480. An eight-night holiday is priced at $7,980.
  • Our rates are in Canadian dollars, per person, and include all meals, drinks, accommodation and guided tours. These prices are based on double occupancy.
  • They include a $100 donation to our charity fund.
  • They do not include 5% tax, or optional gratuities.