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Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary

#5 of 38 things to do in Prince Rupert Features Animals
Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada
+1 250-624-5472
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A spectacular trip! We were lucky enough to see bears, humpback whales, seals and bald eagles, on a... read more

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom

I have lived in the beautiful Northwest of BC most of my life and FINALLY experienced something... read more

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Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

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 yesterday

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 4 days 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 4 days 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 1 week 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 1 week 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
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful experience. The captain and crew were knowledgeable and worked very hard to make sure that we could see wildlife. While on the tour we saw bears, seals, whales and a wolf that passed by a grizzly bear. The crew said that was...More

Thank cltizen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you have a chance to go on this tour while in Prince Rupert I highly recommend it. I am a local and have taken this tour a couple of times and it is new and exciting each time. The Crew is amazing and so...More

Thank Cindy W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This cruise which starts at Prince Rupert BC sails up the coast towards Alaska and turns into the Khutzeymateen bear sanctuary after about three hours. The inlet is long and the catamaran sails slowly up the inlet allowing viewing of grizzlies in their natural environment....More

Thank OldManSAC
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

We stayed on the Sunchaser with Dan for six days photographing the grizzlies. It was everything we wanted and more. Saw 7-12 bears each day.

Thank Phayden04
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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.