Spend time with the incredible ice grizzlies of the Yukon

This safari allows you to become one of very few people who get to see the unique ice grizzlies of the Yukon. In early October the winter conditions start to set in, and the wet fur of the salmon-hunting grizzlies, starts to freeze, appearing almost like white dreadlocks. This natural phenomenon is not known to occur anywhere else in the world, and there is around a two week window each year in which it can be experienced.

Starting with a two hour helicopter flight to the remote Bear Cave Mountain Camp, take in the awe-inspiring views, before spending a whole week discovering the amazing wildlife. You’ll have six days watching and photographing grizzlies with your expert guide, Phil Timpany. They can often be seen close to the lodge, and you’ll head out into the wilderness for some adrenaline-fuelled encounters in a very wild environment. It is also possible to see moose, caribou, wolves and wolverines.

The ice grizzlies are a natural phenomenon that isn’t known to happen anywhere else in the world.

Your guide on this safari: Phil Timpany

As the manager of Bear Cave Mountain Camp, Phil is an expert in all things grizzly bears, from their habitats to their habits. In this region of the sub-Arctic Yukon, Phil knows the bears by name, and they are often seen very close to the lodge.

On this safari, Phil will be at Bear Cave Mountain Camp, on hand to help you find the bears and get excellent quality photographs. His expertise will enhance your safari experience in the Yukon and teach you all about the wildlife, as well as the land.

Yukon Ice Grizzly Safari Quick Facts


This safari is 12 days and books up far in advance.


From £9,995 per person, excluding international flights

When to go

The best time to see the ice grizzlies is early to mid-October.

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