In a remote valley near the BC-Alaska border lives a remarkable group of grizzly bears who have never learned to fear humans. When logging threatened this valley, people from all over the world joined a battle to save the bears. In 1994, their efforts paid off with the establishment of the Khutzymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary, one of the world’s most important protected wildlife areas.
Less than 200 people per year have the opportunity to view the magnificent Khutzeymateen grizzly in its peaceful kingdom.
Dan Wakeman was instrumental in the creation of the Sanctuary over the last 20 years and is officially permitted by the B.C. Government to take clients into the Sanctuary. Dan has also written a book on the Khutzeymateen titled “Fortress of the Grizzlies”. We conduct more trips into the Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary than any other tour operator on the coast.
The Khutzeymateen is a jewel on the planet and has been called the Garden of the Grizzlies. It is too beautiful for words to describe. It has lush green meadows with mountains carpeted with evergreens rising straight out of the water to over a mile high. Waterfalls are everywhere as are the grizzlies.