Ice Grizzlies of the Yukon | Grizzly Bear Viewing | Grizzly Bear Safety

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Ice Grizzlies of the Yukon Trip Notes

The intent of our Ice Grizzlies of the Yukon tour is to get you as close to grizzly bears in the wild as possible in in the safety of a highly trained, professional wilderness guide with over 30 years of experience and expert knowledge in grizzly bear behaviour. The safety of our guests is of the utmost importance and we ensure a safe, enjoyable and successful experience viewing grizzly bears in their natural habitat. While September dates may offer a greater density of grizzly bears in the area, later dates in October will allow for grizzly bear viewing when bears are coated with snow and ice, providing unique and striking photographic opportunities.

Getting There

Travel arrangements between one’s point of origin and Whitehorse, Yukon (YXY) is the responsibility of the traveller.


Average daily high temperatures are 5°C (41°F) with lows of -20°C (-4°F). As mornings and evenings can be very cool, we suggest dressing in layers with fleece undergarments. Fleece layers to a full jacket shell (we suggest waterproof) are also highly recommended. You may also wish to bring light gloves and light rain gear.

Daylight Hours

You can expect approximately 10 to 12 hours of full daylight at this time of year.

Gourmet Meals

Arctic Kingdom believes in providing only the best food possible during our expeditions. Expect expertly prepared meals with plenty of snacks and beverages, including freshly caught salmon. All meals are included while in Whitehorse and while at the Ice Grizzly Cabins. Beer and wine are also included with dinners while at the Ice Grizzly Camp.


Power provided is 120VAC/60Hz using North American standard plug outlets. It is recommended that you bring your own plug adaptors to suit your electrical devices. If your electrical devices require 220volt power, most cameras, laptops already have a power inverter/AC Adaptor that converts the power to the necessary level for your equipment on your power cord and there will be no further inverters/adaptors needed. To check, look at the adaptor (usually the square/rectangular shaped box attached to your power cord) and examine the “input” information. It will usually have an annotation similar to “INPUT” 100 – 240V.

Responsible Tourism

Arctic Kingdom believes in environmental conservation and preservation and we hold great respect for any of the wildlife we encounter. We understand that tourism and film production can be a real boon to local communities, providing income, positive cultural exchanges, and a financial incentive to protect their natural environment. Ours is a ‘total approach’ to responsible tourism. Everything, from the way we plan and operate our trips to the practices of Arctic Kingdom as a company, is geared toward making a positive impact on the regions we visit. Arctic Kingdom trips are designed to allow a high degree of economic benefit to the local communities; we hire local guides and local drivers, buy local produce (whenever possible), eat local food, and use local services, thus ensuring that as much money as possible is retained within the local economy and the host communities. We are continually reassessing our trips, trying at all times to ensure that they are socially, economically, and environmentally sound.

Is This Adventure For You?

This adventure is perfect for anyone looking for an experiential adventure. In the safety of a professional wilderness guide, you'll have excellent opportunities to observe and photograph grizzly bears and other local wildlife while immersing yourself a stunning and vast pristine wilderness.

Spirit of Adventure Required

Arctic Kingdom expeditions are not intended to have as many check-marks or sights to be seen crossed off in a short period of time. We believe in taking things as they come, to relax and enjoy the moment, be it a sunny or rainy day, to appreciate where you are in the moment, and fall into the laidback lifestyle.

It is assumed that participants have the spirit within themselves to enjoy the unique solitude of their environment and the free time provided. If this outlook is not with you, it is suggested that participation would be a mistake and we can assist in finding an alternative adventure. Of course, good health is fundamental to travel into any remote region, yet despite this, all participants will be required to obtain emergency medical and evacuation travel insurance. With a flexible attitude as an equally important prerequisite, age should not be considered a deterrent.

Level of Difficulty

Arctic Kingdom’s expeditions are somewhat active but not too strenuous. During our Ice Grizzlies of the Yukon trip, we'll set out on low-impact nature walks to the viewing points. Along the path we may need to crouch or squat or get down on the ground, so a certain level of physical mobility and agility is required.

What to Expect

This expedition is designed around viewing wildlife, particularly grizzly bears, and the appreciation of rarely-seen animals in their natural environment. You'll spend days right on the ground, in close proximity to grizzly bears.

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Whitehorse, Dawson City, Ni'iinlii Njik Territorial Park (Fishing Branch River); Yukon
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