The words “river safari” brings to mind exotic rainforest locations. It’s true in this case too, but not the way you might think. In the heart of the planet’s largest inland temperate rainforest (that’s a topic for another day), just about an hour from Valley Hideaway Guest House, you will find Blue River Safaris.
Tour lake and river by jet boat, eco friendly Haida catamarans, or go off road by jeep into some of the most spectacular scenery in the world. Kathy and I took a tour with them last week and were delighted with the knowledge, professionalism and friendliness of the staff. Even though we live in the heart of Wells Gray country we were blown away by some of the scenery we saw on the tour.
Experience Mud Glacier or take in …. Parberry Falls.
While we didn’t see any of the abundant wildlife, we saw plenty of birdlife and the sights were worth the trip. You can easily imagine that there is no one else in the world except your group. Seeing the bears would have been a bonus. There are no guarantees that you will see bears or other wildlife, but this is phenomenal bear habitat and during the season sights are common. The solitude and natural beauty make the trip a joy.
THE RIVER SAFARI TOURS
Blue River Safaris offers a variety of tour packages (please confirm with them for current pricing etc)
This one hour plus tour starts out on one of the 40 foot catamarans and finishes up on a jet boat. Experience beautiful tranquil lakes and time on the river. Time? 1 hour plus.
For great sightseeing and photo ops enjoy a quiet and stable trip on one of the 40′ Haida made catamarans. A tranquil experience with good chances of seeing bears and other wildlifeTime? 1 hour plus.
Off road up Parberry Mountain in a 4X4 Jeep to experience the temperate rainforest in a different way. Get a great overview of the area. Time? 1.5 hours plus.
Combine the Eco Safari and boat safari. See a little of both worlds. Time? 2.5 Hours plus.
SUPER DUPER SAFARI
Do it all by river boat eco-friendly Haida Catamaran and Jeep. Time? 2.5 hours plus.
How To Get There
Blue Rive Safaris is conveniently located about an hour east of Clearwater BC on Highway 5, just outside the village of Blue River. It is a great spot to stop when travelling between Clearwater and Jasper. It is well signed.
The safari base has a gift shop and boasts a great little restaurant on the water. The Forest Table restaurant lives up to its name with live edge giant tables and solid wood carved seating serves first class food and beverages. Check out their menu.
Book with us
Plan on spending a couple of days at least in the area. There is lots to do and plenty to see. Valley Hideaway Guest House is open year round to meet your Clearwater and area accommodation needs
Winter, Summer, Spring and Fall .. it takes all year to do it all … in Clearwater