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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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Coming to the end of our very enjoyable trip to Canada we were on our way back to Vancouver. We... read more

Reviewed 22 September 2017
via mobile
enjoyed thoroughly

spotting live bears on the cruise is unbelievable experience. we were lucky to spot more than 1... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2017
Secunderabad, India
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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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6080 Mud Lake Rd | Yellowhead Hwy #5, Blue River, British Columbia V0E 1J0, Canada
+1 250-673-2309
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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

Thank gluttoniac
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.

Thank drphani
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
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!

Thank 726Francois
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

Thank Pandaroo22
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
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
Reviewed 14 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.

Thank DasLebenIstGut
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

When we heard the price tag we walked away, but after reading the day's comments in the visitor book decided to give it a go and were super happy that we did! There was an hour wait before our boat tour but the cafe was...More

Thank Karen M
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Beautiful landscape, picturesque scenery and bears. Staff are awesome. Albert was a great guide. Fun mountain river experience.

Thank tyjpoon
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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
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.
John M
6 April 2016|
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