The Grizzlies are Here!
September 1, 2010 – Thanks to the salmon running in the river, guests can view bears right from the comfort of Tweedsmuir Park Lodge. Grizzly bears have been spotted daily at Tweedsmuir Park Lodge. The lodge borders the Atnarko River and is smack in the middle of one of the healthiest bear habitats in the world. The unique location of the lodge allows for grizzly bear viewing even without leaving the property.
“To have grizzly bears on our property is very common at this time of the year to feed on salmon in the river. August through October, when the salmon are spawning, is the prime bear viewing season. Sometimes we see 4-5 bears right on our lawn,” says Peter “Swede” Mattsson, Operations Manager & Owner of Tweedsmuir Park Lodge.
For over two weeks, guests have been treated to many grizzly interactions right on the lawn while they drink their morning coffee, including a unique encounter last week. Explained Mattsson, “a sow grizzly with two cubs chased away a male bear across our lawn, not only once, but twice."
Adventure travelers from all over the world come to the area for grizzly bear viewing. “This is one of the best and most intimate wildlife viewing opportunities on the planet. It is a very special place,” says Nick Garbutt, a guest of Tweedsmuir Park Lodge and Wildlife Photographer from the U.K.
To celebrate the return of the grizzlies, Tweedsmuir Park Lodge is offering 10% off 3, 4 and 5 night grizzly bear viewing trips as space permits this fall. Contact us for more information.