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River Safari

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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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Bear watching

Excellent day. Arrived 11.30. Booked both boat and jeep safari. Boat first then jeep straight... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2017
kath a
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Garstang, United Kingdom
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One amazing hour

So it says on their flyer and it's truly amazing being close to nature. It's a great setup the... read more

Reviewed 22 September 2017
Henning252
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Viborg, Denmark
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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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“black beans” (129 reviews)
“an hour” (33 reviews)
“boat ride” (28 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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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"black beans"
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"an hour"
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"boat ride"
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"saw black bears"
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"worth the money"
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"beautiful waterfall"
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"great guide"
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"their natural habitat"
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"amazing experience"
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"bald eagles"
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"short walk"
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"seeing bears"
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"great trip"
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"waters edge"
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Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Excellent day. Arrived 11.30. Booked both boat and jeep safari. Boat first then jeep straight after. Should both be one hour but our guide found a large black bear feeding then sitting in the lake. Absolutely fantastic to see. Dillon was so knowledgeable about the...More

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Reviewed 22 September 2017

So it says on their flyer and it's truly amazing being close to nature. It's a great setup the guide we had on our trip was really good explaining things and took us close to a bear that was walking close to the water line....More

Thank Henning252
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Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

Coming to the end of our very enjoyable trip to Canada we were on our way back to Vancouver. We knew that Blue River is a bit of a one horse town but we needed an overnight stop. However, we spotted this trip and tried...More

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Reviewed 20 September 2017

spotting live bears on the cruise is unbelievable experience. we were lucky to spot more than 1. they had a cool lazy cat walk in front of us was out of the world. their knowledge in explaining things is good.

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Reviewed 20 September 2017

We took advice from our lodge in Clearwater and stopped in at Blue River on our way to Jasper for the River Safari. It was relatively expensive for a quick 1 hour excursion so I asked the desk what the wildlife sightings had been like...More

1  Thank Mark W
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Reviewed 19 September 2017

Excellent boottrip, well organised with a stop at a beautiful waterfall, high price but worth the trip, thank you Mitchel, our great guide!

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Reviewed 19 September 2017

The driver of the boat was so knowledgeable and very keen to provide the info to us. His name was Carter and I believe he was Australian. The trip itself was brilliant, with plenty to see and well worth the fee paid. We did this...More

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Reviewed 18 September 2017

We have driven by the sign many times, but had never time to stop. We came back from the Rockies and decided to stay in Blue River and do the Safari. It was my husband's Birthday and thought it would be nice to take also...More

Thank 472adriaank
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Reviewed 17 September 2017

Because it's the only thing to do in Blue River and it is right along the highway it is really busy (lots of tour busses). We had to wait for an hour and when it finally was our turn it turned out we didn't get...More

1  Thank Wouter v
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

Nice set up, clean restrooms and a fun atmosphere. The views are great, stop at a waterfall and also, bears are just darn cute.

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25 June 2017|
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Response from Wanaka17 | Reviewed this property |
Hi there We didn't do the jeep tour but the other was great and well worth it we saw three bears with informative commentary commentary
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tumweed1
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
6 April 2016|
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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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