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Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary

#4 of 38 things to do in Prince Rupert Features Animals
Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada
+1 250-624-5472
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Great Side Trip

Went on our boat and called the Rangers before entering the sanctuary. Scenery was fantastic Sow... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Don S
Smithers, Canada
An amazing trip

What I thought at first was another tourist attraction, turned out to be one of the most amazing... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Frederic H
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Went on our boat and called the Rangers before entering the sanctuary. Scenery was fantastic Sow and and cub were on the beach and came out for a swim while we watched them from our boat. Something that shouldnt be missed while on the North...More

Thank Don S
Reviewed 1 week ago

What I thought at first was another tourist attraction, turned out to be one of the most amazing day out I lived. Set in an incredibly well preserved environment, you feel so far away from the modern world, the sanctuary truly deserves its name. Beautiful...More

Thank Frederic H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the trip of a lifetime - like a safari only with bears, eagles, sea otters, and all kinds of other wildlife. The lodge is intimate, safe, and comfortable. Jamie and Megan do it all (except cook) - and they know everything about the...More

Thank 55bkm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughter and I needed a mother daughter adventure to remember. Wow!!!! going on the Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary was a dream come true.The Grizzles were unlike any other animal I've ever seen..What a treat to see a mother Grizzly and her 2 cubs swimming...More

Thank Jim W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A spectacular trip! We were lucky enough to see bears, humpback whales, seals and bald eagles, on a very professional tour. Expensive but worth it!

Thank johnmmiv
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have lived in the beautiful Northwest of BC most of my life and FINALLY experienced something that is right here on our doorstep. From the moment we walked onto the boat and the INCREDIBLE STAFF, Reinelda, Pam, Elaine and Kim it was an experience...More

Thank cathyhf
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We joined this trip as a family of four. The price seems quite high but once you have completed the day you realise it is extremely reasonable for all you get. We boarded the catamaran and were at first concerned that we couldn't get a...More

Thank William S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the Grizzly Tour and this was no contest the best tour I have ever taken. Don't let the cost push you away. We got our money's worth on this trip. The crew is super friendly, knowledgeable and professional. Go, do this, you won't...More

Thank hotskoz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Can't believe I have lived in Vancouver, after emigrating from the UK, for 30 years and this is my first time in the sanctuary. Adventure Tours are an amazing group. The staff are very service oriented and extremely knowledgeable. Our tour started at 8:30a.m to...More

Thank lizzy632
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Picked a day tour with (Prince Rupert adventure tours) . The scenes on the way to the sanctuary are a destination by themselves. I did the trip in July, the weather was helpful also. I did got the chance to see more than 7 grizzly...More

Thank Asaad Q
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29 May 2017|
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Response from George P | Reviewed this property |
June & July. The bears start to move inland in August to move inland to feed on salmon in the creeks. You still would likely see some in August but the numbers would be less.
21 February 2017|
Response from bearman944 | Reviewed this property |
There is a day-trip boat company on Rupert waterfront that will show you bears in June that are feeding on sedge at the waters edge, or if you go near mud flats in estuaries the bears are digging clams and worms.
Joy D
2 December 2016|
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Response from MaryEllenTravels | Reviewed this property |
We went with SunChaser Grizzly Bear Tours. They re one of only 2 tour operators who can go all the way into the estuary to see the bears. Rustic but highly worth it.