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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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Key info

  • Ideal for viewing: brown bear, bald eagle, American beaver, grey wolf, moose
  • Where: British Columbia, Canada

Wildlife trips

This wildlife location is featured in the following itineraries:

Grizzly Bears on the Taku River

Enjoy watching and photographing brown bears at close quarters on British Columbia’s remote Taku River, where the grizzlies are habituated and completely relaxed. Led by award winning photographer Nick Garbutt, this tour offers thrilling and exhilarating encounters with these magnificent carnivores.

  • When to go: Jul-Aug
  • Duration inc. flights: 12 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £8,895 pp
  • Trip type: Group tour

Bears & Orcas Up Close

See pods of orcas and other whales as they glide through the Salish Sea off Vancouver Island, before you fly north to the Yukon. A helicopter trip to a bear camp deep in the forest on the Taku River gives close sightings of grizzly bears going about their business in the wild, and bald eagles on the wing.

  • When to go: Jul-Aug
  • Duration inc. flights: 14 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £8,495 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea
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Grizzly Camp

Grizzly Camp offers some of the finest grizzly bear viewing in the world, with spontaneous encounters possible each day. Set in a pristine wilderness of rivers, creeks and forests, the camp accommodates up to eight guests and four staff in individual cabins, guaranteeing an intimate and exclusive experience.