Bear Viewing in Canada and Alaska is possible by booking a bear viewing package to stay in a bear lodge. These packages can vary between two to five nights and there is a variety of accommodation standards to choose from.
The best time of the year to see bears will be from May through to October depending on which region you will be traveling to. In the early season, the bears will be returning from their winter dens after their hibernation and are looking for food! This is the best time to get close proximity to the cubs.
In the summer the berry crop is very heavy and this helps keep the bears in the general area. We do not get the high numbers of the spring and late summer/fall season viewing, but we usually see some bears every day. We view the bears differently in the different seasons.
Your experience staying at a bear lodge in Canada or Alaska will be unforgettable. The activities will range from your daily bear viewing tours, to interpretive walks through the Great Bear Rainforest, or simply laying back and relaxing at your cosy lodge.
In Canada, your bear viewing package will depart from one of the main spots on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. The two main departure points are Campbell River or Port Hardy where you'll be transferred to the lodge either by a float plane or a water taxi.
In Alaska, you will be transferred to your bear viewing lodge by plane from either Anchorage or Kodiak where your multi-night stay can begin! Bear viewing packages are a once-in-a-lifetime experiece, so make sure to contact one of our wildlife specialists and we will make the best recommendation for you.