Prince Rupert, British Columbia – About 45 kilometres northeast of Prince Rupert is Khutzeymateen, a B.C. Provincial Park and Canadaʼs Grizzly Bear Sanctuary. About 50 grizzlies inhabit the 44,300 hectare protected wilderness of rugged peaks, old growth temperate rainforest, and large estuary. Located on the northern coast of BC, land access is prohibited, however there is limited controlled water-based viewing of the magnificent creatures. Access is by boat and float plane. You can only visit with a ʻpermittedʼ guide. Other wildlife you might spot includes moose and wolves, and along the coast you could see harbour seals, orca and humpback whales. The sanctuary is managed by the province of British Columbia and the Tsimshian Nation. Kʼtsim-a-deen means “valley at the head of the inlet” in the Tsimshian language. The closest communities, towns and cities are Port Simpson, Port Edward and Prince Rupert.
Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary, Skeena-Queen Charlotte (near Prince Rupert) British Columbia