Brooks Falls in Katmai National Park, Alaska, is world renowned for its large population of grizzly bears, attracted by the prolific numbers of salmon found in the Brooks River.
Bears are typically seen from mid June until the end of the summer, apart from August when they forage for berries in the woods. However, while we would normally expect to see bears in July, sightings are never guaranteed as this is determined by the runs of salmon each year.
They stand at the top of the falls to catch the leaping, spawning salmon whilst in September they gorge themselves on dead fish, fattening themselves up before winter hibernation.
Special platforms overlooking the river offer guests superb independent bear viewing and park rangers are on hand to answer questions and ensure your safety.
Brooks Falls in Katmai National Park is world renowned for its large population of grizzly bears, mainly due to the prolific amounts of salmon to be found in the Brooks River.
13 hours +
Air Canada, British Airways & Icelandair
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