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Grizzly Bear in the Khutzeymateen

Grizzly Bears of Khutzeymateen by Light Aircraft

The three hour tour includes a spectacular float plane or helicopter ride to the Khutzeymateen and a tranquil two hours grizzly bear watching from the safety of our Zodiac boat that takes a maximum of 10 guests.

The trip to secluded North Coast inlets allows you to observe grizzly and black bears in their natural environment from the guided safety and comfort of an unobtrusive boat cruising close to the shoreline.

The bears come to the freshwater streams to graze on sedges. Here, you may quietly watch as they sate their appetites and play with their young on the rocky shores. If you are lucky, you may catch a glimpse of a mother teaching her cubs how to find mussels and other sea treats along the beach.

Depending on the season, you may also see mature and immature bald eagles soaring high above, or witness Killer whales feeding in the deep waters as you explore. The 30 minute scenic flight to bear country is sure to thrill, as you fly over rugged and remote valleys and cirque lakes in the high sub-alpine meadows, pass over steep-walled fjords where rock faces rise sharply from the deep sea floor.

You land at a floating dock, anchored near the Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary but far enough away to ensure that the bears are not disturbed. Your return flight to Prince Rupert will trace a different route, no less interesting or magnificent.

Bear viewing is at its best from May to July but they can be seen until the end of September although bear sightings are not guaranteed.

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