Brown Bears Fishing, Yukon 2023
Brown bears fishing, Yukon
August, 14th-22nd, 2023
Arrive in Whitehorse: 8/13
Depart 8/22 Evening flight or overnight (at own expense) in Whitehorse.
Host: Charles (Chas) Glatzer, M.Photog, Canon Explorer of Light
Total Participants: 8
We are getting you as close to grizzly bears in the wild as possible in the safety of a highly trained, professional wilderness guide with longstanding experience and expert knowledge in grizzly bear behavior. Your safety and the safety of the grizzly bears is of the utmost importance for us. We ensure you an enjoyable and unforgettable experience viewing them in their natural habitat.
Due to the isolated location of the camp in the highest quality grizzly bear habitat in Canada, and our long- standing experience with grizzly bears, we have developed an intimate relationship with many of these animals over the past decades.
Grizzly bear viewing is done either “face to face” on the ground with your guide, or you have the option of being put out at one of the platforms where you can view bears in a non-guided situation.
Seeing grizzly bears at close range, even while enjoying one of your meals on deck or reading a book in front of your cabin is a common occurrence.
Well maintained walking trails lead to and from the bear viewing sites and a nature walk back into the riparian area along the river is also a popular excursion.
Due to the closeness of our viewing sites and the excellent viewing opportunities from the deck of our lodge, the physical fitness level required for your wildlife adventure is basic.
Our camp is located in the pristine, uninhabited Taku River drainage, a half hour by helicopter from the town of Atlin, British Columbia. At over 4.5 million acres in size, the Taku is the highest quality grizzly bear habitat in Canada and the most important salmon producing system for South East Alaska.
Grizzly bears as well as bald eagles keep you busy throughout the days. Occasionally moose and wolves are added to the list of sightings.
When you arrive by helicopter at the camp you will know right away that you are in true untouched wilderness. Isolated from roads and development, the area is a valuable, zen-like ecological oasis.
Built along the river and perfectly integrated into the natural surroundings, the camp offers comfortable heated cabins of double occupancy. The main lodge consists of a kitchen and dining room where our chefs provide excellent cuisine three times a day. Dinner wine, beer and appetizers are complementary.
Each cabin, equipped with lighting, contains single or queen beds with duvet bedding as well as a wood heater to ensure your comfort. There is also a hot shower facility and a laundry at your disposition.
Minimum recommended travel itinerary:
Aug 13th - Arrive Whitehorse Airport, take shuttle to hotel and overnight Whitehorse at the Edgewater Hotel
Aug 14th - 7:00 AM pickup by van and drive to Atlin, BC (1.5 hours). Board Discovery helicopter for Camp (.5 hours). Bear viewing
Aug 15th- 21st: Bear Viewing, Meals, Photo and Post-production Instruction
Aug 22nd: AM helicopter flight Camp to Atlin, BC, board van and drive to Whitehorse where you board late afternoon flight home or overnight in Whitehorse.
Services of one of our professional wilderness guides
Return shuttle bus from Whitehorse, Yukon to Atlin, British Columbia
Helicopter transportation to remote wilderness camp
Accommodations in White Horse Edgewater Hotel eve 8/13
Accommodation at the camp
Meals while at the camp, including all non-alcoholic beverages and wine/beer at dinner
Flights to/from Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada
Overnight in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada or Atlin, British Columbia, Canada
Tips, gratuities, personal expenses.
Travel, medical or any other kind of insurance.
Personal clothing and camera gear not to exceed 70 pounds or 35 kilograms per guest.
We also have e-mail and a satellite phone at the Camp. The satellite phone is for emergency only however we are in e-mail communication with Discovery Helicopters on a daily basis. Note- Chas will have his personal Sat ph for use if needed.
Temperature range: +3 to - +30 Celsius
Workshop fee: $11,495
Deposit Amount: $3,500 non-refundable / non-transferable deposit is required to secure space. Final balances due April 14th, 2023
Deposit methods accepted; check made payable to Shoot the Light (address below), Pay Pal to firstname.lastname@example.org, and credit card via a phone call to our office.
Please review our Booking and Refund Policy
For additional info please contact us at; office 828-891-4082, e-mail email@example.com