Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary

The Kutzeymateen is the very best place in Canada for springtime grizzly bear viewing and photography. 

20 years ago, I cut my teeth as a Great Bear Rainforest bear guide running trips like this and I can tell you that spring on the coast is glorious. There is nothing like the sweet fragrance and vibrant greens of spring, mingled with birdsong, snow-capped mountains, and the sight of grizzly bears amidst all. 

During this tour, we will stay in a quaint floating lodge situated in a beautiful fjord that.  Just spending time in this place is worth the trip. The scenery is spectacular, the food is delicious and the photography opportunities are endless. For a taste of what spring in the Khutzeymateen can be like, please visit Neil Ever Osborne’s online gallery for a sample of photos from a previous spring trip. I will update this page with photos from my 2022 trip to the Khutzeymateen soon.

All bear viewing in the Khutzeymateen is by zodiac-type boats. Rather than typical tours at the lodge that have up to 10 people in a boat, this special trip will have just 7 people per vessel. I have also booked back-to-back trips from May 28-June 3, 2023, so you can stay for 3 or 6 days depending on what suits you best. However, once you arrive at the lodge you won’t want to leave!

I will update this page soon with more details for 2023. In the meantime, please contact me if you want to know more.