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Grizzly Bear Watching

Take a close look at grizzly black bears in the mountains

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Bears are forest and mountain inhabitants in North America, widely spread in British Columbia, Alaska, the Yellowstone National Park, and other territories. If you want to take a step into their everyday life, Vancouver's valleys, coasts, and mountain regions are the places to go. From mid-May till late October, they roam around searching for food. Around 50 black bears live in the forests around Whistler.

A bear and cub on Whistler Mountain
A bear and cub on Whistler Mountain
Fighting Grizzlybear cubs out of the Telegraph Cove on northern Vancouver Island
Fighting Grizzlybear cubs out of the Telegraph Cove on northern Vancouver Island

You can join one of the bear-watching tours provided in this region. Guides know a lot about these animals, their personalities, behaviour, and even their names. During such tours, you can come across deer and other wildlife as well. Grouse Moutain is a perfect place for grizzly sightings as well. Grinder and Coola are two orphaned bears that live on the top of the mountain. As a rule, bears do not come close to humans, but local people are "bear wise" and know how to behave. Summer is the prime time to come for bear sightings.

Grizzy Bear - Grouse Mountain
Grizzy Bear - Grouse Mountain
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