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A bear in the mist forages in the Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Santuary

Why I love the Khutzeymateen…

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Seeing grizzly bears like we never imagined. Most of our clients say exactly that. Less than 200 people per year see the inner sanctums of the Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary. You will never see a coke tin, cigarette butt or any other sign of human habitation in the...
A mother grizzly bear

Grizzly Bear Society: year 3 and more

While the grizzlies sleep soundly in a warm den their world becomes a winter wonderland covered with two or more meters of snow. The estuary and ten kilometers of the Khutzeymateen River freeze solid for the winter. Meter thick ice at the mouth of the river, secures the grizzlies...
A grizzly bear and her cub

Grizzly Bear Society: year two

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The second spring the mothers and “yearlings” emerge from their den. The yearlings will grow substantially over the season and they will acquire all necessary information to be on their own come next spring. In their first summer the cubs are quite small, very cute, and cuddly...
Two baby grizzly cubs

Grizzly Bear Society: year one

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Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary Deep in a cozy den in the Khutzeymateen a mother bear will give birth to up to four small premature cubs which will suckle until spring. This is the beginning of a fairly complicated, highly structured, social life of the grizzly which will...