Khutzeymateen Valley Grizzly Bear Viewing
Experience an exciting, but safe, opportunity to view grizzly and black bears in their summer habitat without intruding on their natural activities. As the bears come out of hibernation after their long winter nap, they will make their way down the mountains to feed on the new spring grasses. And it is here; at low tide along the inlet beaches you can view these magnificent creatures from the safety of the boat.
For more information on the bears seen on this tour please visit our wildlife page.
Grizzly Bear Viewing Description
The tour departs from Prince Rupert and travels up the coastline north to the Khutzeymateen Valley of the grizzly bears.
We travel past two native villages, Metlakatla and Lax kw’alaams, where the skipper will be providing you with
some history and some current information on each of the villages.
During the journey north we can usually see eagles soaring in the sky above and a variety of sea birds skirmishing about.
Porpoise are often seen jumping through the wake of the vessel. As we pass Work Channel we usually spot our resident humpback
whales and we do stop to take in this highlight before we travel slightly further north and into the Khutzeymateen Valley.
The grizzly bear and ecosystems contained within the Khutzeymateen have been protected and as such most of the Khutzeymateen
Valley has been designated a protected area. After we have enjoyed viewing the bears we head back to Prince Rupert, stopping
along the way to view sea lions and other mammals resting on the rocky shoreline.
Tours will be offered May through September.
Bear Viewing Rates
- Life Jackets
- First Aid Kits
- Rain Gear
Suggestions For Gear Not Provided
- Dress in layers
- Water or beverages
- Sea Sickness pills
- Bug repellent
- Any Required Medication