A pristine wilderness, Nakina - Inklin Rivers (Yáwu Yaa) Conservancy is a special place to visit. Forests and rivers are rich in wildlife, offering thrilling and unforgettable encounters with wild bears.
Accessible only by air, this powerful, untamed landscape is one of the best places on earth in which to see threatened grizzly bears in their natural habitat.
We recommend you spend a few days at Grizzly Bear (T’á ish Adventures) Camp for unparalleled opportunities to view bears, where they wander free in their natural environment and viewing is at close quarters. There are no hides, you can sit and watch as grizzlies play just a few metres away, dozing or fishing in rivers heaving with spawning salmon. The are all aware of, but totally unperturbed by, your presence – one of life’s more humbling experiences.
Other wildlife includes bald eagles, pine martens and, occasionally, wolves. In addition to the high value fish and wildlife habitat there are many important cultural sites. The conservancy is in the asserted traditional territory of the Taku River Tingit First Nation people, and is named after a well-known Tingit marker called Yáwu Yaa, or “face of the mountain,” at the confluence of the Inklin and Nakina Rivers.
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