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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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Great tour and well worth the money

We stopped enroute to jasper as we happened to see the sign boards and thought we would see what it... read more

Reviewed 6 July 2016
Rebecca K
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River Safari tour

An excellent tour. Would highly recommend and a great place to stop if travelling between Kamloops... read more

Reviewed 3 July 2016
cedwards2014
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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
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Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

We stopped enroute to jasper as we happened to see the sign boards and thought we would see what it was about. Approx 10 of us went out in the boat with Digger the guide for well over the advertised hour. Saw 3 different bears...More

Thank Rebecca K
riversafaribc, Manager at River Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2016

Thank you Rebecca! We aim to make our trips comfortable no matter the weather. Being in a rainforest does mean that we get our fair share of rain but the bears love it here! Thank you for visiting and for leaving such a lovely review.

Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

An excellent tour. Would highly recommend and a great place to stop if travelling between Kamloops and Jasper (its half way between). Zach our guide was terrific (as were the 3 bears we located). Lovely scenery and great boat ride too. A must if passing...More

Thank cedwards2014
riversafaribc, Manager at River Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2016

Dear cedwards2014, So glad to hear that you enjoyed your tour with Zach and thank you for taking the time out of your trip to visit!

Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Don't miss this, it's great. It wasn't on our list of places to visit, but was recommended to us by our hosts in Clearwater and is an easy stop from there on the way to Jasper. They seem to be a young, enthusiastic and unconventional...More

Thank Liz H
riversafaribc, Owner at River Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2016

Wow Liz, thanks so much for your kind words! They really mean a lot! Our goals when building our new docks were to make the washrooms photo-worthy! And we've been told we've succeeded ;) Come back anytime, we really appreciate your feedback and it confirms...More

Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

first of all, im gonna go ahead and say the staff there are great! our boat tour guide zack had the craziest boating skills i have ever witnessed first hand! we got to see some bears, and even if you dont see wildlife they will...More

Thank Mitchell S
Reviewed 30 June 2016

I was passing through on a road trip from Calgary to Vancouver and stopped off here one day. We did the boat tour as it seemed to be the better option and we were certainly proven right! we had a great guide who was very...More

Thank Richard T
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

We had a blast! Very nice and friendly staff. Our guide was great and had a lot of information about the bears. We saw 3 black bears and a bald eagle. Lots of photo opportunities. Also a great fast trip up and down the river....More

Thank Erwin K
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Very nice to do. Beautiful view and yes we have seen the black bears. Very nice guide who was telling us a lot about the bears and the wood Go do this safari 👍👍

Thank Tineke V
Reviewed 25 June 2016

Went on a boat trip with our guide Ryan who was great, the small boat zoomed across the lake and we saw a bear and had a chance to get off and view a waterfall Highly recommended, our guide was very knowledgable and interesting

Thank MrsG6615
riversafaribc, Manager at River Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2016

Dear MrsG6615, it is great to hear that you found the trip interesting. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with fellow travellers.

Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

In the summer the weather is nice with a great boat tour with nice views. We got lucky and saw 4 bears which was amazing. The waterfall is pretty as well. Our guide, Isaac, was fantastic!

Thank Karan K
riversafaribc, Manager at River Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2016

Dear Karan K, Thank you for sharing your review. So glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit! We hope to see you again one day :)

Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

We did this trip unplanned, showed up early and had a unforgettable experience! 2 bears and a beautiful boatride! Fantastic scenery!

Thank 737piloot
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tumweed1
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.
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John M
when is the best time of year to see the bears and other wildlife, is June a good month?
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
when is the best month of the year to see the bears and other wildlife
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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