Grizzly Bay Glamping Lodge

Grizzly Bear Glamping Lodge is a floating lodge with comfortable, safari style tented accommodation. The tents have a simple design and are furnished with a mountain theme, in keeping with the environment just outside the canvas walls.

The rustic log framed bed is complete with cosy duvet and each tent has a bathroom with hot water shower and compost toilet. Situated amidst ancient cedar tree rainforests on the shores of the world's deepest fjord lake, a stay here offers the chance to truly connect with nature. The camp can accommodate up to eight adults and in addition to the sleeping accommodation there is a kitchen tent where meals are served. 360-degree views from the lodge offer magical views of the star-studded skies, northern lights and ever changing local wildlife.

Why we like grizzly bay glamping lodge

Hosts Gary and Peggy Zorn strive to create an intimate and personal wilderness experience with a strong philosophy to “leave only footprints”.


A stay at Grizzly Bear Glamping Lodge is all about connecting with the magical nature and scenery surrounding you. Other than the guest tents there is also a kitchen tent serving food made with locally sourced organic ingredients, where guests dine together during their adventure.

Bear Viewing and other wildlife

Bear viewing is done in the company of Gary Zorn, owner of Grizzly Glamping Lodge and a wilderness guide for over 30 years. Gary has years of experience with the grizzly bears that inhabit the region and has many amazing bear, wildlife and adventure stories to share. Each season offers a different bear viewing experience. During the spring, guests will hike through the ancient rainforest to grizzly bear viewing platforms whereas in the autumn viewing is done by jet boat from the river.

Two bear and wildlife viewing sessions are generally scheduled for guests each day, one in the morning and another in the afternoon. This is to coincide with the bears and other animals when they are at their most active.

In addition to grizzlies, other wildlife found in the area include black bears, mountain goats, mooses, mountain caribou, otters, wolves, mule deer, lynxes, wolverines and abundant birdlife.

Additional activities

  • Bird watching for eagles, ospreys, herons, owls, loons, migratory birds and many more
  • Photography
  • Kayaking and canoeing on Quesnel Lake, a glacial lake lined with mountains, sandy beaches, caves and rainforest
  • Hiking through one of the world’s largest interior temperate rainforests
  • Power boat tours to the remote east arm of Quesnel Lake
  • Fly fishing for wild rainbow trout and salmon

When to go to Quesnel Lake

Grizzly bears can be found in the area between May and October with the prime time being September when salmon arrive into the waters in significant numbers attracting bears to the area. Summer glamping adventures for three or four nights run from June 26th to August 25th, 2018 or travel in autumn between August 25th and October 13th, 2018.


Located on Quesnel Lake in the Cariboo Mountains, Grizzly Bear Glamping Lodge is located in the heart of grizzly country. Reached via a one-hour flight from Vancouver to Williams Lake followed by a one-and-a-half-hour transfer overland to the town of Likely. From here it is a further one hour by boat to the camp.

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