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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 24 October 2013

My trip to Grizzly Bear Ranch was the highlight of my trip to Canada and was very special and in memory of my sister who wanted to "see the bears catch salmon", but unfortunately passed away before she was able to go. Julius and Kristin are the most gracious of hosts and the well-being and safety of the guests is...

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6Thank Vilna2013
Great Eccleston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 October 2013

We first found Grizzly Bear Ranch on the internet a few years ago while planning a previous Canadian road trip, but it didn’t fit with our planned itinerary that year and we visited one of the coastal BC bear viewing operations. When planning for this year we decided to make GBR the big event, timed for the salmon run as...

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10Thank Stuart M
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 October 2013

October 7th 2012. Well it's taken a year to write but the memories have not lessened; in fact i remember it as though it were last week. Fantastic stay. Would really love to go back. Seeing bears in their natural habitat and even joining them on the river (thanks Ollie), will always be fresh in my mind. Everyone involved is...

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4Thank Douglas L
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 18 October 2013

It seems improbable, but it is impossible not to rate Grizzly Bear Ranch 5 out of 5, as all the previous reviews on Trip Advisor have done. The location is beautiful and the accommodation is perfect for the setting. Kristin's food is excellent...delicious, healthy and satisfying. Most importantly, the completely filled days are well organised and safety is paramount. Julius...

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2Thank Travelbugz73
Seattle, Washington, United States
Reviewed 14 October 2013

We just spent a wonderful visit at Grizzly Bear Ranch. We loved the fact that it was an all natural setting. Unfortunately, that sometime means that you will not get to see the animals you want to see. But we were very lucky on our stay starting Oct 7, 2013. We had prolonged viewings of 2 different grizzlies and 4...

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4Thank Helen W
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 October 2013

After much research online we decided to use Grizzly Bear Ranch in BC in a bid to see first hand Grizzly Bears in this beautiful part of the world. From the moment you arrive you know it's money well spent, the ranch is located right on the banks of a river and there are four very well presented cabins just...

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5Thank NB796
Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 October 2013

Sometimes returning to a holiday destination can be disappointing but in this instance an unforgettable previous visit was surpassed. The Grizzly bear ranch is located in a stretch of largely untouched wilderness in the Selkirk Mountain range and as a consequence you have breathtaking views from the cabins and throughout your day, be that rafting along the river or trekking...

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2Thank beekeeper16328
Newport, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 October 2013

A place to loose yourself and find yourself... just a little bit....perhaps re-assess your values and contemplate your own lifestyle. You arrive, naturally with anticipation, a desire to see bears, but maybe with little more than a Picasso type line sketch image in mind of what a bear is. A few days here, spent with Julius, Kristin and the team,...

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Thank SueCol10
Lagos, Portugal
Reviewed 13 July 2013

Grizzly Bear Ranch isn't the easiest part of Canada to reach but it's a beautiful journey even in the rain and worth every minute of the 2 days travelling. You arrive in a part of BC that not many people get to visit and because of this, it makes it all the more special. The cabins are set apart from...

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3Thank misscarlett
Franktown, Colorado
Reviewed 2 July 2013

When you arrive in SE British Columbia, you behold natural wonders that you didn't know existed in this fast paced, troubled world. We started our vacation by spending a few days in Nelson, a charming, scenic town on Lake Kootenay. Great views, quaint coffee shops, great dining, and an ambience that invites relaxation and escape. Just north of Nelson lies...

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Julius S, Owner at Grizzly Bear Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you for your very generous review. I was sorry to miss you guys this time but certainly hope to meet up next Fall during grizzly season. Best Wishes, Julius

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Grizzly Bear Ranch is a small luxury lodge hidden away in a remote BC valley that offers specialist black bear and grizzly bear viewing holidays as well as summer hiking and rafting adventures. The ranch opened in 2006 and is run by Julius, Kristin and an exceptional team of experienced and certified bear-viewing guides who will take you out on foot, in 4x4s and on river rafts into the surrounding wilderness. ... more   less 

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Address: Highway 31, Kaslo, British Columbia V0G 1M0, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Kootenay Rockies > Kaslo
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Grizzly Bear Ranch Hotel Kaslo
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