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River Safari

#1 of 7 things to do in Blue River Features Animals
6080 Mud Lake Rd | Yellowhead Hwy #5, Blue River, British Columbia V0E 1J0, Canada
+1 250-673-2309
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WOW what an experience!

As part of an APT Tour We were taken to the river safari but first had our lunch...they knew we... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
via mobile
Amazing experience

Went here last minute on a journey between Clearwater and Jasper. Desperately wanted to see bears... read more

Reviewed 25 May 2017
Mark L
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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 4*4 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 4 weeks ago via mobile

As part of an APT Tour We were taken to the river safari but first had our lunch...they knew we were coming and had prepared a great lunch...served ultra efficiently....next came the boat tour...this was run very efficiently. For most of the trip it was...More

Thank RichardBejah
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Went here last minute on a journey between Clearwater and Jasper. Desperately wanted to see bears, but worried about freezing weather and cost . We ended up parting with the $100 each and was given warm coats showerproof ponchos and blankets and it was the...More

Thank Mark L
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

After 2 weeks driving around the Canadian Rockies and on our way from Sun Peaks to Vancouver this place was recommended to us many times. It was a good stop for lunch and a break. We turned off the highway into a dusty dirt road...More

Thank nujjeg
Reviewed 23 May 2017

We had a big day ahead of us on Saturday driving from Jasper to Seattle but several billboards suggesting that if we wanted to see some bears we should follow the signs - which we did. Lots of enthusiastic staff were there - Kiwis Australians...More

Thank Wanaka17
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

The tour started with a detailed breakdown of what safety gear to apply and our positions on the boat, the excursion started with our skipper taking us through the river system to expose us to the enormous expanse of The Lake, we slowly made our...More

Thank Alex H
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

We went here as something to do to break up our journey from Jasper to Sun Peaks. We love wildlife anyway so this was the perfect thing for us to do. It certainly didn't disappoint! We went out on a boat and got to see...More

Thank Hannah_bright
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

We spotted 2 black bears 🐻 🐻 on our boat trip! (A Black & a Blonde one) The surrounding area is also very nice to be on the water and you also visit a waterfall. Be sure to bring your jacket, the wind when the...More

Thank Steven D
Reviewed 4 January 2017

We did this safari as it was highly recommended by a friend. As we had seen 3 bears in the wild before we went to do this safari, we had high hopes to see many bears here and up close. We only saw 1 bear...More

Thank traveladdict3500
Reviewed 3 January 2017

At the point we arrived at the Blue River Safari we had been in Canada for a week and seen very little wildlife. I think we were just unlucky as others we came into contact with had seen lots. So we decided to do the...More

1  Thank Jenny W
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Totally worth stopping to this small tour company. Their building is awesome,didn't try the food but looked good. Went on a boat tour to see bears, was amazing ! Staff was knowledgeable and we went so close to some bears. So nice to see them...More

Thank popolipo
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Hi, I have tried to contact you via your website but not had any response, not sure if it's getting through. We are travelling to the area from the UK , 25 August for a few days and are a family party of four. We're not sure whether to go for the river safari or the jeep tour, when would be the best time to book, does it make a difference on time of day? We are particularly interested in seeing bears but love all the wildlife, what would you recommend please? I look forward to hearing from you soon. Kind regards Catherine
25 June 2017|
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Response from judyhaymes | Reviewed this property |
We enjoyed the River Safari which we did 3 weeks ago. The boats r fun to be on and the scenery on the water quite spectacular. We saw 3 bears - 1 reasonably close. U need to get on the first boat if u can cause by the time... More
Are bears around mid to end July here or earlier best. I dont know about the 4wd tour too thought noise of vehicle would scare wildlifexaway more than safari on river
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
when is the best time of year to see the bears and other wildlife, is June a good month?
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