The Bear Cave Mountain Adventures camp is a remote camp located in the Fishing Branch Ni'iinlii Njik Park in the Yukon Territory.
The primary activity here is bear viewing, and it is a very special experience.
Thermal spring fed rivers, allow warm waters to flow during winter's first snows, and the late salmon run give the grizzly bears a last feast before hibernation. During the Autumn months the bears feature with immaculate pelts chasing and catching chum salmon as they arrive on the spawning grounds. The winter weeks highlight the unique "Ice Bear" phenomena. The Grizzlies here, are dubbed the 'ice bears' due to the ice that forms on their coats. After just moments of submersion whilst fishing for salmon, their coats freeze once they are exposed to the sub zero air temperature.
Other wildlife viewing is possible at Bear Cave Mountain Adventures. Moose, caribou, wolves and marten are all in the area and with a little bit of luck even wolverines. A variety of water birds are a common sight including various birds of prey.
Accommodation at Bear Cave Mountain Adventures Camp comprises of rustic cabins carefully located to minimise impact on the environment. Each cabin has a wood burning stove and LED lighting via the camp generator. There is a separate showering facility. A communal building provides the centre of camp housing the dining room for meals and a living room area for relaxing and evening activities.
why we like it
Not only is this one of the most unique bear viewing experiences in the world in one of the most remote locations, the camp is for just 4 guests and 2 members of staff. The camp is also open for just 6 weeks of the year. Not many can claim to have had this experience. Be one of the few.