Trip reference number: 8677

Trip Operator: Wildlife Worldwide

Grizzly Bears On The Taku River

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Join professional wildlife photographer Nick Garbutt along British Columbia’s remote Taku River to photograph grizzlies up close - a thrilling and unforgettable experience.

From late July through to mid August, large numbers of grizzly bears congregate in this area to take advantage of the plentiful pink and Chinook salmon that run up the Taku River to spawn. For over 20 years these bears have been treated with total respect by the small controlled number of human visitors and consequently they are totally relaxed around people.

This, in turn, offers perhaps the most spectacular and intimate photography opportunities imaginable – the bears come so close that you will find yourself taking pictures with a wide angle lens! On a daily basis there will be numerous close encounters with the bears, and Nick will spend the week helping you get the most out of these photographic opportunities, with tuition, workshops and advice for all levels of photographer.

In addition to these magnificent grizzlies, the spawning salmon also attract other predators like bald eagles and, occasionally, even grey wolves.


Typical itinerary

The full itinerary detail is available on our website.

  1. Day 1: Fly to Vancouver
  2. Day 2: Fly to Whitehorse
  3. Day 3: Helicopter to Grizzly Camp on Taku River
  4. Days 4-8: Photography workshops on Taku River
  5. Day 9: Bear watching and helicopter to Atlin, onward flight to Whitehorse
  6. Day 10: Fly to Vancouver
  7. Day 11: Depart Vancouver
  8. Day 12: Arrive UK
  • Available*: Jul to Aug
  • Group size: 9
  • Price including flights from/to UK: From £8,895 pp
  • Price excluding international flights: From £7,695 pp
  • Included in the price/package:
    • Return flights between Vancouver and Whitehorse
    • 2 nights hotel in Vancouver (including breakfast)
    • 2 nights hotel in Whitehorse (including breakfast)
    • 6 nights at Grizzly Camp
    • Meals at Grizzly Camp
    • Return helicopter between Whitehorse and Grizzly Camp
    • Photography tuition from Nick Garbutt
  • Activities available:
    • Nature drive
    • Photography
    • Walking


This is a group trip with fixed departure dates. Please refer to our website for further information.

This trip has no fixed departures but restrictions may apply - check operator website

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