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Grizzly Bears of the Khutzeymateen


All-Inclusive Package

Return airfare from Vancouver, one night's harbourside accommodation in Prince Rupert, a thirty minute float plane ride to the Khutzeymateen Inlet and a two hour guided Grizzly Bear Tour with gourmet lunch.

Grizzly Bear Tour


-Palmerville is under construction for 2015-
We will be renovating separate cabins for even better accommodations. There will also be a new boat for transportation which will have more comfortable seating and a bathroom.  Rain or shine, you will have a pleasant trip and will arrive to Palmerville warm!

-HIGHLIGHTS for 2015-
Greg Palmer and wildlife cinematographer Samuel Ellis will be filming the grizzlies for a documentary for global change and bears, for a TV show in France.

Grizzly Bear Tours - Our Grizzly Bear Tours offer a once in a lifetime wilderness nature adventure into the Khutzeymateen Inlet, Valley of the Grizzly Bear, near Prince Rupert, British Columbia and approximately 10 miles from the Alaskan border.

Palmerville Adventures is the only floating lodge that does Grizzly Bear Tours in the Khutzeymateen.

Our once in a lifetime 3-hour tour includes a spectacular 30-minute seaplane flight over snowy-peaked coastal mountains in to the scenic Khutzeymateen Inlet, Upon arrival at the floating lodge, a 2-hour tranquil grizzly bear tour from the safety of our Zodiac boat will commence. Our close-up viewing of the grizzly bears offers incredible photographic opportunities. The return trip flight back to Prince Rupert tries to provide opportunities to see the majestic Humpback Whales.

Our 2 Night / 3 Day or longer stay Tours include a spectacular boat ride to the pristine Khutzeymateen Valley, home of Canada's only grizzly bear sanctuary. This trip is a professional or amateur photographer's dream come true with some of the best grizzly bear viewing in the world. Your photography and sightseeing adventure also includes the possibility of viewing black bears, whales, seals, mountain goats, wolves, deer, sea otters, westcoast marine water fowl, bald eagles and schools of Pacific wild salmon as we travel through the glorious coastal rainforest.

Thinking about having your honeymoon or wedding in the wilderness? We've had couples get married in the bush, come here for their honeymoons and even propose to their partners while at Palmerville Adventures.

Palmerville Adventures has had excellent Grizzly Bear viewing with over a 95% success rate. Although we cannot guarantee that you will see bears on every tour we have the highest rate of sightings in the industry and we ensure that you will not be disappointed! Be sure to book early to ensure your place on a grizzly bear tour.

Samuel Ellis is a wildlife cinematographer and outdoor enthusiast with a passion for the environment and it's conservation. He has a special interest in natural history and protecting the wild for the sake of it being the wild.

Shortly after finishing the Cinematography program at Capilano University he began filming a documentary for BC Parks on the Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary. Since then Samuel has done filming for the David Suzuki foundation and was the camera trainee on the feature film, Suddenly, starring Ray Liotta and Dominic Purcell. He is currently working closely under BBC Wildlife cinematographers on a variety of projects that focus on the natural history of Canada.

This summer Samuel will be on staff at Palmerville assisting Greg with tours as well as taking professional photos that will be for sale on the website.

New for Palmerville Adventure

Palmerville Adventures now has the rights to go into the sanctuary and estuary of the Khutzeymateen Inlet. Check info on BC Parks site for details.

As seen on TV

Palmerville Adventures has featured on The Great Outdoors and Today Show in Australia and is currently showing on the Animal Planet called 'Nikon Wildlife Expeditions with Mark Pendlington'. In addition, Jeff Turner stayed with us while making Grizzly Face-to-Face which was used by the BBC.

Our unique floating lodge in the Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Reserve gives you an intimate view into the world of these incredible animals. Guests are able to view Grizzlies, seals, sea otters, eagles and waterfowl right from the lodge or up close in their kayak.

A fascinating and awe-inspiring experience. Fantastic scenery with amazing views of bears in their natural habitat. We enjoyed our visit enormously- thank you very much!

-Brian and Juliett Young, England, 2009

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This was the best part of our holiday in Canada. It is a sight we will not see again in our lives. Wonderful trip. Thank you for having us! —Diana and Ted, UK, May 2006.