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Grizzly Bear Encounter in Khutzeymateen Inlet, BC


Today we had the distinct pleasure of visiting Palmerville Adventures in Khutzeymateen Inlet, British Columbia which is in the heart of grizzly bear habitat. The floating lodge offers a grizzly bear experience and is run by a gent named Greg who has been living in the area his whole life.  About half way into the tour we came across this 7 year old male just grazing what felt like 15-20 feet away but in reality may have been further but who knows?! I’ll be posting a full video soon but wanted to give you an idea of what it was like.

What’s grizzly about these bears is that this gent was small compared to one of the “Barnacle Brothers” who is 34 years old, 1000 pounds and about to gain another 300 when the salmon start running. He’ll be making a cameo in the upcoming video, rest assured. Suffice to say the weather was perfect and we were lucky as when it comes to wildlife, you’ll never know unless you go. This gent I met from the Yukon who has been staying at the lodge the last few days said in all the tours he has done this is the closest.

Very fun experience from start to finish, including the flight from Prince Rupert.

I’m here with the Explore BC Project, to learn more visit the Tourism BC Facebook Page and look up #ExploreBC on Twitter.


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