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River Safari

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Serene and informative.

It was so cold but as we were on the last tour of the day, we experienced the most peaceful and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
OnAir439406
Bears and Beaver

We booked the Jeep and Boat tour– it was perfectly organized and very informative. We saw bears and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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...more
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6080 Mud Lake Rd | Yellowhead Hwy #5, Blue River, British Columbia V0E 1J0, Canada
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All reviews black beans boat ride saw black bears short walk worth every penny beautiful waterfall great guide their natural habitat well worth the money bald eagles seeing bears life jackets great trip value for money amazing experience floating restaurant mother bear
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It was so cold but as we were on the last tour of the day, we experienced the most peaceful and serene lake and river. The tour guides were very informative and no-one on our tour had great expectations of seeing the wildlife as it...More

Thank OnAir439406
Reviewed 3 days ago

We took the safari on a miserable rainy day. We did not abandon it because we specifically stayed one extra night in the area to do this trip. When we arrived to reception I asked the ladies there what were the chances of seeing any...More

Thank koshie09
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hello Everyone, We booked the safari for 100 dollar in sept 2018. We saw nothing. No bears. No mooses. My advice to all tourists. Safe your money and dont do this safari if you want to see bears. If you just want to see a...More

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

Hi Kristoff, we're very sorry you did not enjoy your experience with us. While our Guides are very skilled at spotting wildlife and signs of wildlife to follow, as we do not tag or track any wildlife, we cannot offer a guarantee that wildlife will...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We were unlucky I guess in not being able to spot anything. It was also pretty cold and sleeting which didn't help. Our guide gave us lots of info but it unfortunately was about things we didn't see! Would be a pleasant way to spend...More

Thank TrB876
riversafarimgmt, Manager at River Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there, thanks very much for taking the time to review - we're sorry you were not able to see wildlife during your time with us. We sincerely hope you enjoy the rest of your travels and maybe one day we will see you back...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked the Jeep and Boat tour– it was perfectly organized and very informative. We saw bears and beavers – Thank you Liam for being such a great guideMore

Thank aM_divaD
riversafarimgmt, Manager at River Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there, thanks so much for taking the time to review - we're so happy you enjoyed your Safari with us and were able to see a diverse range of wildlife, and also that you found the tour well organized and informative. We will certainly...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited here whilst on a Canadian tour and it was part of our itinerary. Very nice atmosphere in the wooden restaurant area where we had a very good steak and salad followed by cake and a soft drink. Guides on the motorised canoes were very...More

Thank MrsMouse85
riversafarimgmt, Manager at River Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi there, thanks for taking the time to review. We're so happy you enjoyed your Safari with us, and were able to see a bear swimming - this is always exciting to witness! Thanks as well for your feedback regarding our restaurant and other facilities....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

River Safari My experience at the River Safari this summer of 2018 has been extravagant! Myself working at Weigeles this season I had really been able to go and experience the beauty that the Grizzly Valley holds. Firstly the isolation and real feel of being...More

Thank khekkya
riversafarimgmt, Manager at River Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hey Kendra, thanks so much for your lovely review - we absolutely loved having you on our tours this year and in Blue River! Best of luck with what's next for you and hope to see you back in town some time soon :)

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had an awesome experience here - came at a time when the bear sightings had started to dwindle due to the salmon run but nevertheless had an amazing tour. All the staff especially Mitch, our guide, was very knowledgeable. We only had time to do...More

Thank TheViles
riversafarimgmt, Manager at River Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi there, thanks so much for taking the time to review, we really appreciate it! We're so happy you enjoyed your Eco Safari with us and had a great experience with your Guide Mitch - we will pass on your lovely feedback to him :)...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did this tour in June of this year and had enough time for the river safari not the jeep. When we called in the morning the lady who answered the phone told us that they had bear sighting everyday and they were close to...More

Thank Milla092012
riversafarimgmt, Manager at River Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Milla, we're very sorry you were disappointed in your experience with us. Despite being located on a floating dock on the river, we do offer several facilities for our guests comfort such as a restaurant and cafe that can comfortably seat 90 guests, card...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Despite the thick palls of bushfire smoke we enjoyed a morning trip - especially because we did get to see a bear - even if it was quite some distance away. If we'd been able to see the scenery it would probably be a great...More

Thank Chris43bh3
riversafarimgmt, Manager at River Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Chris, thanks for taking the time to review, we really appreciate it. Unfortunately as you mentioned, the smoke from this Summer's wildfires did make it difficult to view some of the scenery and mountains here at River Safari for a small time. Despite this,...More

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RogerV787
23 July 2018|
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Response from Delaine N | Reviewed this property |
Bear, no moose.
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Dream693810
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
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.
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John M
6 April 2016|
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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
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John M
6 April 2016|
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Response from Harry S | Reviewed this property |
Difficult to say. You need some luck. We were there half October. Late in the season. We could still track down one bear and come fairly close to it. I'd say August would be the best month statistically.
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