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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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Reviewed 3 days ago
SpecialBirthday
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Adelaide, Australia
Cruising on the Blue River and a Delicious Lunch

We arrived at the River Safari ready for lunch, as we were part of a tour we could select from... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Jodz04
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Adelaide, Australia
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In the heart of the planet’s only inland temperate rainforest, board one of our specially designed boats for this smooth but exciting one hour River Safari. Explore up to 12 kilometers of the spectacular Grizzly Bear Valley – where the bears decide when and for how long we stop along the way! As you are travelling through glacier-fed rivers and lakes and going where it seems no boat has gone before, you are sure to fall witness to a variety of active wildlife always seen on these riverbanks. In addition to an information-packed narrative, guides will point out the bears, glaciers and many waterfalls toppling from the surrounding snow-capped mountains. With a boat departing every 30-60 minutes, no reservation is required, making the River Safari an absolute ‘must-do’ activity. Your point of departure is conveniently located just north of Blue River off of Yellowed Highway #5, halfway between Jasper and Kamloops, as well as halfway between Mt. Robson and Wells Grey Park.
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  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“black beans” (132 reviews)
“boat ride” (32 reviews)
“saw black bears” (16 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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"boat ride"
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"saw black bears"
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"worth every penny"
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"short walk"
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"beautiful waterfall"
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"great guide"
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"their natural habitat"
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"well worth the money"
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"bald eagles"
in 11 reviews
"seeing bears"
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"value for money"
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"amazing experience"
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"life jackets"
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"great trip"
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"floating restaurant"
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"mother bear"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is one of those experiences that can be once in a lifetime or very disappointing. Unfortunately ours was the latter as we were transported on the catamarans and saw no wildlife whatsoever. The whole experience was a bit lack lustre including the meal supplied...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

We arrived at the River Safari ready for lunch, as we were part of a tour we could select from steak, a burger or salmon. I had the salmon and it was beyond delicious! We then put our life jackets on and got into the...More

1  Thank Jodz04
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riversafarimgmt, Manager at River Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Jodie, thanks for taking the time to review - we're sorry you were not able to see a bear during your time with us, but glad you still enjoyed your experience :)

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were so excited to see the bears in the way it was advertised. We arrived around noon and it was warm (28 Celcius). We were offered a free upgrade from 1 to 2 hours, promising, starting with catamaran kayak and with the speed jet....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Not guaranteed but we were lucky to see 2 seperate sightings of bears and it was amazing! Toured early Sunday afternoon (busy but no large crowds as they told us no tour buses on a Sunday). Paid extra for the additional jet boat ride and...More

Thank Penny B
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riversafarimgmt, Manager at River Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Penny, thanks so much for your review, we're so happy you enjoyed your time with us! I'll pass on your comments to Pete, Carter, Jonas and Zak :)

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Instead of a river safari we chose to go on a jeep safari. On the trip there were no other tourists except for my husband, me and our daughter (6 years old). Jonas was our guide that day and he made a great effort to...More

Thank DaisyH1
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riversafarimgmt, Manager at River Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Daisy, thanks so much for taking the time to review - we're so happy you were able to spend so much time on your Jeep Safari! I'll pass on your lovely feedback to Jonas, he'll be thrilled. Hopefully we can see you back here...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked the canoe/ jet boat combo. We paid €300 for a family of four. We were really disappointed. We were in the second jet boat. The noise of the first jet boat scared away the one bear we could have seen. It was ridiculously...More

1  Thank Minifo
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great time on the river safari tour! Wasn’t expecting to see much but ended up seeing 3 bears! Marilyn, jack and Dylan were amazing! Highly recommend! Even if you don’t see anything, beautiful views and imformative information! :) great job!

Thank Sarah I
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riversafarimgmt, Manager at River Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hey Sarah, thanks so much for your great feedback and your lovely comments about our Guides! I will pass on your review to Jack, Marilyn and Dylan :) So happy you enjoyed your time with us.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to do this trip on our way from Clearwater to Jasper and we glad we did. The boat trip is in two parts. The initial part is on the river in an electrically driven canoe type contraption along the lake. Here we saw...More

Thank BT3rd
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riversafarimgmt, Manager at River Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there, we're so happy you enjoyed your Safari with us and were able to see a bear swimming! We hope to see you one day again.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was a great experience we had a lot of fun we seen a bear on the river not in the lake it was so much fun we ended up with a thunderstorm overhead then we got hail had to park on the side of...More

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

We're so glad you enjoyed your experience with us, even if the weather didn't go exactly to plan! Thanks for taking the time to review, we really appreciate it :)

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didn't even end up attending a safari, but drove past this place to get to mud lake recreation site. Just of the highway, after the bridge on the way to River Safari we saw bears already.. Enjoy!

Thank Jurian V
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Response from 87Diane | Reviewed this property |
No moose on that day :-( can’t really complain though.
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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
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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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