BC CHILKO GRIZZLY BEARS
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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.
We have performed this workshop for 5+ years-100+ happy photographers. With such diverse & unique photo opportunities, we get many return customers.
Please contact us directly email@example.com - 7 nights -5 full days of photography
Year 2023 - Now Available
Group 1: Sept. 13-18, 2023 - Arrival Williams Lake Sept. 13, fly out Sept 19.
Group 2: Sept. 17- 23, 2023 Arrival Williams Lake Sept. 17, fly out Sept. 23.
Group 1 ARRIVAL Sept. 10th, Bear photography Sept.11th-15th, Eagle Bear Lodge- 16th drive to Williams Lake Airport to fly home.
GROUP 2 - SOLD OUT ARRIVAL: Arrival Williams Lake (YWL), BC Canada - Flight arrival Sun. Sept, 18.2021 overnight Eagle Bear Lodge, 19th- 22 return to Eagle Bear Lodge overnight 23 Williams Lake departure to home. Book with Pacific Coastal Airlines, Williams Lake to Vancouver.
Price 2023: $5995 USD. per person includes all taxes.
Deposit of $1500 USD required to confirm your spot.
+ taxes MRDT $50 , GST 5 % for Canadian residents only.
Group Size: 9- Workshop Leader, Guides: David Hemmings / Len/ Jennifer
Optional activities include: Heli-hiking, river rafting, fly fishing and helicopter tour of the area (extra costs).
PRE-TRIP Option. Fly in early : 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. $999 USD per person. Arrive on Wed., prior. same return date.
OCEAN Great Bear Rainforest Pre-trip - $2799USD firstname.lastname@example.org
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 / 5 Days on the river bears and wildlife photography
Arrival at Williams Lake, Airport (YWL) BC, Canada. Drive through the Chilcotin Range to the river area, stopping along the way for photo opportunities. Arrival at beautiful Eagle Lake and photograph the snow-peaked Niut Mountain Range at Eagle Bear Lodge. Welcome Dinner.
Day 1 Night 1: Arrival and welcome meeting. Overnight at Eagle Bear Lodge.
Day 2/ Night 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 an opportunity to photograph black bears, golden eagles.
Day 3/ 4/ 5/6 (5 days of bear photo action! Grizzly Bears, bald eagles, golden eagles photography.
After breakfast, drive back from the river to Eagle Bear Lodge. Overnight. Process all those incredible images during the day. Enjoy a good nights sleep.
After breakfast we drive back to Williams Lake Airport - fly home.
Flight Info : Arrange your flight arrival to Williams Lake (YWL) depart Williams Lake (YWL) Canada
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.
"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. "
"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"
"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