Grizzly Bear Viewing & Photography
5 or 7 NIGHTS PACKAGES AVAILABLE BETWEEN AUGUST 1 to 22 / 2018
Max. participants: 8 | Price: starts at CAD $4,700/person shared +5% GST
( limited availability for 2018, please inquire )
Where Grizzly Bears and Salmon meet At our “T’á ish” Adventures Camp at the Nakina River you are offered much more than just bear sightings and observations. We create a genuine wildlife experience where you will be immersed in a very intimate co-existence with grizzly bears. When your helicopter “lifts off” for your 30 Minute flight from Atlin to your grizzly bear adventure you are guaranteed absolute exclusivity. Your small group (maximum 8 guests) will have the entire camp all to yourselves. You can anticipate a very personal experience in the finest grizzly bear habitat you can imagine.
C$4,900 per person plus 5% GST for 5 Nights (July 24 to 29/2018)
C$5,900 per person plus 5% GST for 5 Nights (July 28 to August 2/2018)
C$5,900 per person plus 5% GST for 5 Nights (Aug. 1 to 6/2018)
C$8,300 per person plus 5% GST for 7 Nights (Aug. 5 to 12/2018)
C$8,300 per person plus 5% GST for 7 Nights (Aug. 11 to 18/2018)
C$4,900 per person plus 5% GST for 5 Nights (Aug. 17 to 22/2018)
Based on double occupancy All prices quoted in CAD dollars, single occupancy for the first hotel night available
The camp is only open for a 4-week period each year in July and August. Due to the great demand on for this trip and the small scale of the viewing location, (it can only accommodate 8 guests at the time), we advise to book this trip a year or more in advance.
Photo tour price includes:
- Airport transfers Whitehorse
- First Night accommodation at Northern Lights Resort & SPA, breakfast and 3-courses dinner
- Shuttle from the Resort to Atlin BC and chartered helicopter flights return to T’a wish Camp
- Accommodation and meals at the Camp
- Experienced bear viewing guide and bear encounter expert at the Camp
- Shuttle from Atlin BC to Whitehorse
What’s not included?
- Meals and Beverages other then stated above
- Travel insurance
- Beverages at dinner
- Equipment insurance
- Additional hotel night in Whitehorse after return from the Camp (if needed)
Yukon Travel Day 1
You will arrive in Whitehorse and be picked up at the airport and shuttled to your accommodation at the Northern Lights Resort & SPA, 20 minutes south of Whitehorse. Rest of the day free to explore the area around the Resort or use the Spa facilities. Three-Courses Family-Style Dinner in the Resort Lounge this evening.
Yukon Travel Day 2
We will pick you up at the Resort in the morning for your scenic 2 hour van shuttle to Atlin B.C. where we board the helicopter for our short flight to T’á ish Adventures Camp at the Nakina River. Settle in to your rustic cabin before heading out for your first sight of the area’s bears. Over the next days you have ample opportunity to watch and photograph the bears of the Nakina River in this unique and remarkable setting, in the company of your knowledgeable and experienced guide.
Spend 4 or 6 nights at T’á ish Adventures Camp
In recognition that this is the bears’ territory, Phil lets them come as close as they want, and they set the agenda. They are often seen just outside the kitchen, sleeping next to the deck, or walking up the walkway into camp – and it is this mutual understanding between man and bear that makes Bear Cave Mountain such a special place.
Yukon Travel Day
After a final morning in camp, you return to civilization by helicopter and Shuttle to Whitehorse. Catch your afternoon flight or stay one more night in Whitehorse until your morning departure the next day.
Lodge / Base camp:
At our T‘á ish Adventures camp you are offered much more than just bear sightings and observations. We create a genuine wildlife experience where you will be immersed in a very intimate co-existence with these amazing carnivores. Imagine having lunch on the lodge deck while a grizzly rubs on a tree, just meters away or having a close encounter watching and listening to a bear catching and then devouring a salmon right in front of you.
Exclusivity in true wilderness. When your helicopter “lifts off” for your grizzly bear viewing adventure you are guaranteed absolute exclusivity. Your small group (maximum 8 guests) will have the entire camp and an immense wilderness area all to yourselves. You can anticipate a very personal experience in the nest grizzly bear habitat you can imagine.
Grizzly Bear viewing:
Your safety and the safety of the grizzly bears are of the utmost importance to us.Four designated viewing sites offer opportunities for visitors to watch the grizzlies go about their business catching and eating salmon. A rare opportunity to witness the behaviour of this amazing animal in its natural habitat up close and personal.
Your guide at T‘á ish Adventures camp:
Phil Timpany is a highly trained, professional wilderness guide and has expert knowledge in grizzly bear behaviour. Due to Phil’s longstanding experience with grizzly bears, he has developed an intimate relationship with many of these animals over the past decades.
Close encounters around the clock. You will be literally living in the world of grizzly bears from the time you get up in the morning until your head hits your pillow at night. Whether you come to watch bears or take advantage of the amazing photographic opportunities, you will discover this open-air classroom on grizzly bear behavior that will change the way you view wildlife and their habitat.
Over 30 years of experience. Our long-standing guides are experts in bear behaviour and dedicated to creating your safe and exciting customized bear viewing adventure. Our guide-to-guest ratio is among the highest in the wilderness tourism industry.
Terms & Conditions for “Yukon Photo Tours” for “Where Grizzly Bears and Salmon meet” Bear viewing and Photography tours
Registration, Payment and Deposit:
The individual, company or travel agency responsible for the booking of an individual reservation must secure payment with a Visa or MasterCard at the time of booking. American Express Cards require a 2% surcharge of the booking costs.
The following is required at the time of booking:
First Payment: A non-refundable deposit of 20 percent of the total departure price will be paid to Yukon Photo Tours to confirm each booking. If this deposit date is 150 days or less prior to the departure date this deposit payment will be 40 percent of the total departure price.
Second Payment: A second non-refundable deposit of 20 percent of the total departure price will be paid to Yukon Photo Tours 150 days prior to the departure date.
Third Payment: This third and final non-refundable payment of 60 percent of the total departure price will be paid to Yukon Photo Tours 90 days prior to the departure date.
• Registration and Waiver Forms
• Terms and Conditions Form
The trip price is based on per person sharing; single supplement is not available.
We strongly suggest that all of our participants consider the purchase of travel insurance for protection against cancelation penalties.
All Rates are in Canadian dollars and subject to 5% GST.
Cancellation and Refund Policy:
Yukon Photo Tours cannot be held responsible for delays caused by Acts of God, strikes, weather, aircraft delays or other causes beyond its reasonable control. Yukon Photo Tours will endeavour to provide all services as shown in the Photo Tour description, however all activities are subject to weather conditions and may be cancelled, postponed or changed at the sole discretion of Yukon Photo Tours or its guide or instructor. In case of force majeure such as flight cancellations or delays, travel disruptions, weather delays or a force beyond its control Yukon Photo Tours is not liable to refund any moneys paid.
Cancellations must be made by E-mail or regular mail only and has to be confirmed by Yukon Photo Tours in writing! Cancelations made by telephone will NOT be accepted.
Yukon Photo Tours
All our Photo Tour itineraries have been crafted to not only advance your photographic skills by shooting diverse and breathtaking subjects, but also to share unique life-changing experiences. Yukon Photo Tours was started by Wolfgang Bublitz who is a fully licensed tour operator in the Yukon. We combine our passion for photography with our love for traveling and with it offer you photo tours to the best locations in the Yukon, Northern BC, the North West Territories and Alaska.