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River Safari

#1 of 8 things to do in Blue River Features Animals
6080 Mud Lake Rd | Yellowhead Hwy #5, Blue River, British Columbia V0E 1J0, Canada
+1 250-673-2309
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River Safari to see Black Bears

On the way to Jasper we passed through Blue River and went on the River Safari. $100 per person but... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
demonmike
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Melbourne
Amazing weekend

We had a fantastic time in Blue river and specially at the River Safari! Everything there is great... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
lisabernard42
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Kelowna, Canada
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The RIVER SAFARI is an unforgettable and awe-inspiring one hour ride through Grizzly Bear Valley, located in the picturesque Monashee Mountains of British Columbia, Canada. In the heart of the world's only inland temperate rainforest, our specially designed, eco-friendly boats will voyage through the mountains' glaciers & jade-coloured waters in search of bear, moose, eagle and osprey, only a few of the magnificent creatures we see during this breathtaking Canadian wilderness experience! You can also join us for an incredible Jeep Safari, we take passengers on our 4x4 off-road Jeeps for another "Amazing Hour" to the mountains' peaks! Experience first hand the intimate adventure of seeing, touching and tasting the foods and habitat of the bears in this unique rainforest. Combine your hour on the River with our Jeep adventure for a SUPER SAFARI! Duration is approximately 2.5 hours.
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6080 Mud Lake Rd | Yellowhead Hwy #5, Blue River, British Columbia V0E 1J0, Canada
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+1 250-673-2309
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Reviewed 3 days ago

On the way to Jasper we passed through Blue River and went on the River Safari. $100 per person but well worth the price. Our Guide Lorenz took us out with others on a custom boat. We saw 3 black bears in their natural habitat....More

Thank demonmike
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had a fantastic time in Blue river and specially at the River Safari! Everything there is great, the poeple, the organisation, the scenary. We did both a Jeep tour and the boat tour and were definitely not disappoi ted on both. Even if not...More

Thank lisabernard42
Reviewed 1 week ago

started with a jeep tour with Quebecoise Camille. She schooled us in Bear and we spotted one munching away up on the mountain. after yummy lunch in the restaurant, we got a chance to get on one of the boats and saw 5 bears!! cubs...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As part of our Travel Marvel tour we had dinner at the River Safari catering centre as well as breakfast the next morning. Both meals were delicious especially the breakfast of a breaky wrap and pancakes. Great cappuccino as well!! Our River Safari started at...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Max was a super guide - helped us to respectfully approach the bears' habitat! We were lucky enough to see 3 bears, 2 were close enough for great photos. A good outing, probably a little overpriced!

Thank Bumma4
Reviewed 1 week ago

we were on a tour and called in here for a breakfast with the bears.We had a lovely breakfast and then proceeded on river boats to look for the bears. We all headed down the river and at the end spotted two bears so stopped...More

Thank lynn e
Reviewed 1 week ago

The blue river safari was definitely the highlight of our trip! The staffs were very friendly and knowledgeable.

Thank bluesky_017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went on the river safari with Albert, we he was informative about bears, and he respects as well. We did see a bear on the shore line and Albert gave enough time for photos but not to much to bother the bear. We stopped...More

Thank Alice M
riversafaribc, Manager at River Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the review Alice! Glad you had a great time with Albert :)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I remember being reluctant about this three years ago and even back than found this to be quite expensive (I remember it to be $70 back then). Now, it is $100 per person and they can fit a minimum of 12 people on one of...More

Thank Andrea N
riversafaribc, Manager at River Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hey Andrea! We are very sorry that you didn't enjoy your time with us! We work very hard to try to provide once in a lifetime wildlife encounters for our customers. Sometimes our Canadian customers aren't as impressed as they are used to the magnificence...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my family were really looking forward doing this tour. We had read all the great rewievs at TripAdvisor, so we gladly paid the 740 CAD for the whole family to go on both the boat safari and the jeep safari. But we were...More

Thank karinadyrvig
riversafaribc, Manager at River Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Karina, Unfortunately when it comes to wildlife we can't make guarantees, as we are dealing with nature and nature isn't alway predictable! We do our very best to find bears for our customers and to provide an informative adventure through our region. We are...More

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25 June 2017|
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Response from Steven D | Reviewed this property |
Hello, You don't need to book in advance. At least in the low season when we were visiting. We only did the boat tour, at 11h. We have spotted 3 bears 🐻. ;-)!! The nature and the river is also very beautiful and the... More
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25 July 2016|
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Response from Anderson17 | Reviewed this property |
We were there in May and bears just out of hibernation. We did river safari and saw bears with engine of boat cut we got quite close to shore so good views of the Bears.
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John M
6 April 2016|
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Response from riversafaribc | Property representative |
Hi there! Sorry John, just seeing this question here! As soon as we get open in May we start seeing bears! They start to come out of hibernation then and we follow them up until they go back into hibernation in October. June... More
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