July – August

6 to 8 DAYS

BRITISH COLUMBIA

CANADA

STARTING AT

$5,200

An exclusive wild journey in grizzly bear country.

This is an adventure in bear country that you will not soon forget! We offer a once-in-a-lifetime experience in a comfortable isolated campground in the Taku River watershed, an uninhabited region in northern British Columbia. The camp is only accessible by helicopter from the small village of Atlin, situated a few kilometers from Whitehorse (Yukon).

Your fascination with grizzly bear country is guaranteed. The camp where you be spending your stay is set along the river where the Pacific salmon run takes place every summer. This natural pantry attracts all the grizzlies in the region, where they congregate with other hungry visitors, like bald eagles and the elusive grey wolf. Under the supervision of a professional guide specialized in wild environments, you will be able to observe and photograph these bears fishing for salmon in the river.

Grizzly Bear sparring
Camp

The camp

You will be living in traditional styled luxury with everything from electricity to laundry service in the middle of a vast untamed wilderness area. The main lodge consists of a kitchen and dining room where our chefs provide excellent cuisine three times a day.

Cabin

The cabins

Built just back off the river and perfectly integrated into the natural surroundings, the camp offers comfortable cabins of double occupancy. The cabins, equipped with lighting, contains single or queen beds with duvet bedding as well as a heater to ensure your comfort.

Details

2020

July 24 to 31, 20208 days6 seats$9,200 (+ 5% GST)
July 30 to August 8, 202010 dayssold out$10,690 (+ 5% GST)
August 7 to 14, 20208 dayssold out$9,200 (+ 5% GST)
August 13 to 20, 20208 days5 seats$9,200 (+ 5% GST)

2021

July 24 to 29, 20216 days7 seats$5,200 (+ 5% GST)
July 28 to August 2, 20216 dayssold out$5,200 (+ 5% GST)
August 1 to 6, 20216 dayssold out$5,200 (+ 5% GST)
August 5 to 14, 202110 dayssold out$10,690 (+ 5% GST)
August 10 to 22, 202110 dayssold out$10,690 (+ 5% GST)

Please contact us for more details on future dates.

All tour prices are per person based on double occupancy and quoted in Canadian dollars.
  • Professional guide specialized in bears and wilderness
  • Round trip shuttle from Whitehorse (Yukon) and Atlin (British Columbia)
  • Transportation to the camp by helicopter
  • All accommodations in double occupancy
  • All meals throughout the stay at the camp, including non-alcoholic beverages and beer/wine at evening meals
  • Shooting tips on the location and Lightroom image processing
  • International flights and airport taxes to Whitehorse
  • Meals marked “free’ in the itinerary
  • Tips
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Personal purchases
  • Travel and cancellation insurance
  • Visas for Canada

Average temperatures

+16°C daytime, +6°C nights

Day light hours

16 hours

EASY

To take part you should be able to walk on groomed trails and some uneven ground to our viewing sites (40 to 400 meters away from camp). Due to the closeness of our viewing sites and the excellent viewing opportunities from the deck of our lodge, the physical fitness level required for your wildlife adventure is basic. If you have any mobility issues, please contact us to discuss.

Departure and Return Points

Erik Nielsen Whitehorse International Airport

Grizzly bear
Grizzly bear

Itinerary*

Whitehorse

Welcome at airport in Whitehorse, capital of the Yukon and transportation to tour hotel downtown. The rest of the day is yours to do as you like – relax at the hotel to rest after your flight, get over jet lag or go out and visit the City of Whitehorse, We have a program to offer you according to your areas of interest: museums, shopping or first sightings of bald eagles!


Free dinner / Night at the hotel

Whitehorse – Atlin – Base Camp

Early morning shuttle to Atlin (90 min.), then transportation by helicopter (30 min.) to the campground where your fascination with bear country begins.

Free breakfast / Lunch and dinner at the camp

Grizzly Bear Experience

Each days offers its share of adventure, observing grizzly bears and bald eagles coming down to fish in the river, and occasionally, the odd moose and/or wolf.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner at the camp

Return to Whitehorse

Late morning helicopter flight to Atlin then return shuttle to Whitehorse. Rest of the day free in Whitehorse. On request, we will devise a personalized program (cultural tours, souvenir shopping, etc.) according to your return flight time. Transportation to the airport.

Breakfast at the camp / Free lunch

*Example 8 Nights Package