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River Safari

#1 of 7 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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We went on the river safari at the end of May 2017 and at this time the river was very high so... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Victoria, Australia
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Safari river cruise - Canada

Worth doing - great commentary - get in the first boat if possible because by the time the others r... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Melbourne, Australia
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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 4*4 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
+1 250-673-2309
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went on the river safari at the end of May 2017 and at this time the river was very high so there was no beach area where bears would normally venture onto. So apart from an Osprey nest and an Osprey, we didn't get...More

Thank Slim5144
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Worth doing - great commentary - get in the first boat if possible because by the time the others r there the bear has 'moved on'! Scenery beautiful too. We saw three bears but that's all.

Thank judyhaymes
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We booked a Jeep as well as Boat Tour. The guides Debbie and Jemma were super nice and shared lots of their knowledge. We saw 7 bears and had lots of fun. Highly recommendable.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You actually pay 100 canadian dollar pp for one hour on the boat. Its a lot of money ofcourse but we're on holiday so why not spend it. Dylan, our guide, was perfect! (together with his 'sidekick' lorenz) He really took the time for everyone...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago

we werent suppose to go there with our trip but an avalanche forced the tour people to find something for us to do. and were we happy about the avalanche as we got to go on this great trip. it was cold, very cold and...More

Thank MDKbrisbane
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a last minute stop we made travelling from Clearwater to jasper, and we had just wanted a toilet break somewhere. We saw the River Safari tour and thought there must be a washroom here. Initially having no intention to spend time here, we...More

Thank ChengHyork
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Totally amazing exoerience. Delivered on expectations...and then some. Without exception, the staff are charming while completely efficient and committed to making our day just wonderful. The boats took us to the bears and we were encouraged to be respectful of them as well. Very factual...More

Thank _jillparkes4
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One must remember that this type of attraction cannot guarantee that you will see a bear! That's to be expected when viewing animals in their natural habitat. That said, we considered ourselves extremely lucky with one bear sighting on our river safari and then two...More

Thank Okaggie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were told at one of the visitor centres that this was a great trip and certainly it's a superb, comfortable wildlife safari by river in a modern boat. The guides really know their stuff and genuinely do their best o make sure passengers see...More

Thank PhilKibler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As part of an APT Tour We were taken to the river safari but first had our lunch...they knew we were coming and had prepared a great lunch...served ultra efficiently....next came the boat tour...this was run very efficiently. For most of the trip it was...More

Thank RichardBejah
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Are bears around mid to end July here or earlier best. I dont know about the 4wd tour too thought noise of vehicle would scare wildlifexaway more than safari on river
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.
John M
when is the best time of year to see the bears and other wildlife, is June a good month?
6 April 2016|
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
John M
when is the best month of the year to see the bears and other wildlife
6 April 2016|
Response from Harry S | Reviewed this property |
Difficult to say. You need some luck. We were there half October. Late in the season. We could still track down one bear and come fairly close to it. I'd say August would be the best month statistically.