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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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Hegewald's Do British Columbia

Loved the Bear Safari, boat and jeep. We spent 1 1/2 hours in the jeep and one hour on the boat... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
PJ H
via mobile
Nice and fun.

If you are in the neighbourhood it is fun and interesting thing to do . The views from the lakes... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Francoise P
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Zevergem, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 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 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the Bear Safari, boat and jeep. We spent 1 1/2 hours in the jeep and one hour on the boat. Saw around six bears, some quite close. Loved the restaurant and had a yummy smoked salmon dish. Very fun day. Spent some time after...More

Thank PJ H
riversafaribc, Manager at River Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the review PJ! Really appreciate it :) Hope you got some rest after such an awesome day!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are in the neighbourhood it is fun and interesting thing to do . The views from the lakes are stunning and see the bears in their natural habitat is great . Also great food in the restaurant.

Thank Francoise P
riversafaribc, Owner at River Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Francoise - we appreciate the positive review and are so happy you enjoyed your time with us!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

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riversafaribc, Manager at River Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the feedback Slim! We really appreciate it and are glad you had a great time with us!

Reviewed 4 weeks 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.

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riversafaribc, Manager at River Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Appreciate the feedback Judy :) 3 bears is a lucky find! Very glad you had fun with us!

Reviewed 4 weeks 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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riversafaribc, Manager at River Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

7 bears!!! That's awesome! Thanks so much for sharing your experience with others Mira, we really appreciate it!

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Reviewed 15 June 2017 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

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riversafaribc, Manager at River Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for sharing your experience! Dylan is one of our longtime guides and is very passionate about the area. We are so happy you loved your time with us!

Reviewed 14 June 2017

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
riversafaribc, Manager at River Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for your review MDK - we really appreciate it and are so happy you had the opportunity to join us! We definitely think it's magic as well!

Reviewed 10 June 2017 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
riversafaribc, Manager at River Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Cheng! We have tried hard to make our bathrooms an attraction on their own! Haha So glad you had a great time and we really appreciate you sharing your experience!

Reviewed 8 June 2017

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 8 June 2017

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
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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
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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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