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 each other on the banks of a fast flowing river, all with decks to sit at and watch the birds that frequent the ranch. We were warmly welcomed by Kristin, who is a fantastic host and superb cook. As other reviewers have said, you never go hungry here, mealtimes were a joy, as we all sat around the table sharing stories of our days out.
Our days would start with fresh coffee brought to the cabin by Kristin followed by a hearty breakfast and then either a hike, which we did on one of the days or a drive to spot the wildlife. We also did a walk through the old forest and a trip on Trout Lake by boat. We would then return to the ranch for dinner and then out again at dusk for a bit more bear spotting. Our guides Lily and Forrest were wonderful and made the stay even more special. They are so passionate about the wildlife and surroundings, you can't help but fall in love with the area and the way of life. We didn't see many bears but this didn't matter as the unspoilt scenery and the whole experience were a joy. I am trying to convince my husband to take me back next year in the Autumn, though I don't think he will need much persuasion! A truly memorable few days, thank you Kristin, Forrest & Lily.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Grizzly Bear Ranch Hotel Kaslo