GRIZZLY BEARS FISHING FOR SALMON IN ONE OF THE BIGGEST SALMON RUNS ON EARTH.
SEPTEMBER 15-19, 2024
$6,900 USD + 5% GST per person
Participants should be in good physical health and able to hike 2 miles while carrying YOUR OWN photograpHY gear.
(7 SPOTS REMAINING)
GRIZZLY BEARS FROM THE BOAT AT EYE LEVEL DURING ONE OF THE LARGEST SALMON RUNS IN THE WORLD.
AVERAGE 20 GRIZZLIES PER DAY
SEPTEMBER 15-19, 2024
$6,900 USD + 5% GST per person
Participants should be in good physical health and ABLE TO CARRY THEIR OWN GEAR.
(7 SPOTS REMAIN)
Visiting Chilko Lake, British Columbia, Canada is a dream experience for many world travelers who are looking for unrivaled perspectives on Grizzly bears. This tour is unlike any other due to the remote location, intimate viewing area and consistent bear sightings.
Stay in luxury safari-style tents, just above the lake where grizzlies are regular visitors. Our tour averages 20 grizzlies per day - with a 3.5 hour photo session each morning and again each evening, this is truly the tour for those who want to amplify your grizzly bear portfolio.
Your professional photography guides will help you capture the best photographs of grizzly bears by instructing you before each excursion, while in the field (techniques, settings, composition) and helping you with editing while enjoying our luxury resort stay.
Price includes a float plane from Vancouver, a Red Seal Chef and all meals and alcohol as well as luxury safari tent accommodations. Flights to Vancouver, visas and camera gear/rentals are not included.
Each day we'll wake up with a healthy breakfast then head out to the water right after for world-class photography opportunities.
Imagine, getting at eye level with grizzlies as they feast on salmon. We have chosen these dates as they are the best possible dates for the best bear quantities and the best bear behaviour.
Chase Teron will be your main photography guide during this incredible experience.
This tour is different than any other tour we offer in that you get to experience the largest salmon run in the world during the best time of year to view grizzlies. What could be better?
If you want to learn photography as a hobbyist, improve your portfolio and skills as an intermediate or amp up your professional portfolio, this grizzly photo tour at Chilko Lake is a must.
ARRIVAL AIRPORT: Fly into Vancouver International Airport, airport code: YVR.
HOTEL IN VANCOUVER BEFORE & AFTER: We recommend you arrive in Vancouver at least one day before your departure and stay one day after you fly out of Chilko Lake. We have discounted hotel rates, during your meeting with an Artica team member we will provide you with Vancouver hotel options.
FLIGHT TO CHILKO LAKE (INCLUDED): To get to Chilko Lake, you'll have a chartered float plane included in your photo tour price from Vancouver, BC.
DAY TO DAY GENERAL ITINERARY
Day 1 September 15th: We fly into Chilko Lake, we'll check-in to your tent rooms, have lunch and then go out to photograph the grizzly bears.
Days 2, 3, 4, Sept 16, 17, 18th: Breakfast, then head out to photograph the grizzlies for 3.5 hours, come back for lunch, then head out again for 3.5 hours. We'll come back for dinner and drinks and then we'll have some editing sessions and relaxation. We have an amazing Red Seal Chef preparing our meals and all alcohol is included in the price.
Day 5 September 19th: We fly out of Chilko Lake, we'll check-out and have breakfast and then fly back to Vancouver on the float plane.
Be part of the difference - Artica tours are a unique experience, from the exclusive small group size, ethical approach to wildlife photography, award winning photographers as your guides, and always supporting the local population.
We go above and beyond to ensure you get your BEST photos possible by positioning you correctly for lighting, angles and also to teach you effective post processing techniques to make your photos print worthy and award worthy.
Chase, Jenni and the rest of the Artica team are passionate about working with locals who share the same ethical values. Brian and the team at Roam Adventures have put together a world-class experience and Artica has put the magic touches to make it a wildlife photography tour of a lifetime.
Once you join an Artica tour, you won't want to travel any other way. Our tours are special in that we meet with our potential guests before to ensure we manage expectations and that we only have nice people join our trips. We take this very seriously, so in order to book you'll need to book a 15-30 minute call with Chase before securing your spot. Trust us when we say this, we pride ourselves on the ultimate photography experience each and every trip we do and a big part of this is bringing the right people on the adventures.
If you love bears, if you love nature, or if you love photography, this trip is for you! Unreal experience, with the best of everything - I will be back every year.
"Chilko Lake is something out of a dream. At least 20 bears every day in the best setting ever. Highly recommend you join this trip if you want to photograph grizzlies from eye level."
Co-Founder Artica Studios
"I'm beyond thrilled to invite you to join me on an adrenaline-pumping adventure at Chilko Lake. Picture this – the world's largest salmon run, a haven for grizzlies.
Our photo tour is your ticket to getting up close and personal with these magnificent creatures. We'll be cruising at eye level from boats, ensuring you capture your most breathtaking grizzly shots ever. Get ready to dive into the heart of nature's spectacle and create memories that'll last a lifetime. See you on the boat, camera in hand!"
FYI: This trip is not for everyone. We only travel with nice people. so if this is you, then GREAT!
1. Our small groups mean we interview every applicant before accepting your booking, to be sure we will all have a great time together and make the most of the voyage.
2. Request a call below to chat with an Artica Team Member to move forward.
3. We can discuss pricing, itinerary, answer your questions and you'll get a strong understanding of what to expect
4. Because of this, we also have a high rate of LOYAL return-guests, so don't hesitate to book your call below!