Grizzly Bears of British Columbia, Canada

Photograph the golden and ringed-neck grizzly bears, mother and cubs located in the Chilko area. Amazing backdrops with a variety of red, golds, and greens. 

Max 6 per group. We have performed this workshop for 4 years-100 happy photographers. With such diverse & unique photo opps, we get many return customers. 

2020 Season: Sept. 12-19, Sept. 19-26- Sold out , Sept. 26- Oct. 03, Oct. 03-Oct 10

ARRIVAL: Arrival Williams Lake (YWL), BC Canada - Flight arrival  / return on Sat. 

Fly to Vancouver (YVR) Canada . Short flight Vancouver to Williams Lake Central Mountain Airlines  approx. $300 CDN$. 

Price: 2020:  $4,834.67 USD. $6188.38@1.28CDN$ Single Supplement $250 USD.

Group Size:  Max. 6  Workshop Leader: David Hemmings / Len Silvester

Optional activities include: Heli-hiking, river rafting, fly fishing and helicopter tour of the area (extra costs).

PRE-TRIP Option. Fly in Wed : 3 Nights- Tour the Chilcotin area with us and see beautiful landscapes, waterfalls, sand dunes, rolling hills, mountain ranges and more. Landscapes and other wildlife along the way, lynx, bald eagles, golden eagles, fox, black bears, grizzlies, coyote and more. $799 USD per person. Arrive on Wed., prior. same return date.

CDN $ BC Grizzly 

BC Interior Grizzly Bears 

All bears are beautiful, however the Interior Grizzly Bears in the Chilcotin, Cariboo region are exceptional with their blonde and brown fur coats against the bright blue waters of BC. This workshop is ideal for those who would love to experience the “Old Wild West”, stay in a log cabin and have the opportunity to view and photograph BC’s amazing grizzly bears and bald eagles. Bald Eagles are around the river but the main focus is the grizzlies.

 

Your tour begins at Williams Lake, BC travelling throughout the Chilcotin region experiencing incredible landscapes from pine forests to desert looking mountain ranges. Be surprised to see white- tailed deer, herds of cattle and wild horses grazing on the range. Stop at the general store and you might run into a real cowboy, hat, boots and all.  Experience the beauty of western Canada and photograph grizzly bears in their natural environments.

 

Photograph Grizzly Bears in the region from land and boat. In September capture these amazing bears with fall colors against blue river waters. Photograph bald eagles and bears fishing the salmon run. Bears are beautiful with thick coats and large bellies eating as much as possible before winter. 

Includes: All accommodations, meals, transportation, photo instruction. Does not include flights or items of a personal nature. 

 

ITINERARY -   7 Nights 

Arrival to Williams Lake, Airport (YWL) BC, Canada.  Drive through the Chilcotin Range to the river area, stopping along the way for photo opportunities. Arriving a beautiful Eagle Lake and photograph the snow-peaked Niut Mountain Range at Eagle Bear Lodge. Welcome Dinner.  

Night 1: Overnight at Eagle Bear Lodge.  (Saturday)

Day 2: Breakfast.  Drive through the Chilcotin Range to the river area, stopping along the way for photo opportunities reaching our next destination where we will photograph grizzly bears from land and boat. Mother and cubs may also appear. Learn how to capture bears in

action, fishing, swimming. May have opportunity to photograph black bears, golden eagles.  

Night 2 /3/ 4/ 5/ 6 : Grizzly Bears, bald eagles, golden eagles  photography. Overnight Grizzly Bear Lodge

Day 6: After breakfast, drive back through the wilderness stopping for photo opportunities along the way  back to Eagle Lake. 

Night 7: Overnight Eagle Bear Lodge.

Day 8:After breakfast we drive back to Williams Lake , BC to fly home. 

Flight Info : Arrange your flight arrival to Williams Lake (YWL)  Sat.  mid day depart Williams Lake (YWL) on Sat afternoon. 
www.flycma.com  Dates for flights will be posted in March. Typically arriving  11:15AM on Central Mountain Air Flight# 9M552. and departure  Williams Lake  in the afternoon CMA Flight # 9M555 16:45 YWL and arrival Vancouver 17:55 YVR 

www.pacificcoastal.com   Depart Vancouver (YVR) 11:30AM Flight # 8P1534 BEECH 1900 and depart Williams Lake  14:20 YWL arrival in Vancouver 16:10 Flight# 8P586 BEECH 1900 . 

Flight booking assistance with Always Travel, let us know and we will arrange a travel consultant to contact you. 

 

PRE-TRIP DETAILS: ONLY AVAILABLE ON CERTAIN DATES

Fly into Williams Lake on Wed. Spend two days and explore the area  and other wildlife with your guide on Thurs. and Fri. 3 nights- 2 days.  Sat. spend the day reviewing images and exploring the wildlife trails at Eagle Bear Lodge.  Enjoy some landscape photography,  and other wildlife which may include deer, bald eagles, blue birds, woodpeckers, golden eagles, and more. Based on the aurora, northern lights and the milky way can be photographed at Eagle Bear Lodge.

 

Equipment Recommended: A digital SLR and a back up camera if you have one.
Lenses: 300mm / 400mm /500mm / wide angle / 100-400 / these lenses will all be good for this trip. If you are using a 300mm you might want to be sure to bring along a teleconverter preferably a 1.4. Tripod. 

Be sure to bring your landscape lens. There are plenty of incredible views to photograph.
Please read our Refund Policy. Do not book your flights until we confirm.

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CUSTOMER REVIEWS

"The experience photographing bears from a boat was fantastic. I typically rate my trips on how many photos I take, I came home with over 14,000 photos of bears, eagles and beautiful  landscapes. So I give this a triple thumbs up---Excellent trip, hosts and experience!!! " I. Hernandez

"My expectations were nicely met. Mother with three cubs was a highlight" G. Benjamin

"The natural beauty of the place cannot be disputed. David's presentation before heading out was helpful to try to visualize the settings we might encounter. "

T. Buonomo

"I enjoyed the location and the variety of wildlife. I really enjoyed the small group and David as the workshop leader". L. Cronquist

"I loved the pre-trip, we got to photograph a coyote on the kill and a black bear prior to the grizzly bears on the river. Excellent bear photo workshop experience"

T. Jones

"Eagle Bear Lodge has one of the most beautiful settings that could be imagined with a beautiful mountain reflected in a stunning glacier-colored lake.  G. Scalzo

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