Out here, comfort and delicious food aren’t synonymous with being inside or near a traditional kitchen. We know that the most memorable meals come from over a fire, and that spectacular views sometimes can only be reached on the back of a strong horse. That friendships made while floating down the river on a raft can change lives. That a cold drink just tastes a little better miles and miles from the nearest road or sign of civilization.
For the adventurers who wish to truly get off the grid and into the wild, Bear Claw offers several flavors of guided expeditions. Whether traveling by horseback or letting the Skeena River set the pace, you’ll experience parts of this country visited more frequently by moose and wolves than by people. They’re opportunities to put down the phone, unplug, and become immersed in nature. To explore, laugh, wonder, and remember what it feels like to be so small in such a vast and expansive world.
Petroglyphs, ancient village sites, and endless stories. Bears, wolves, moose, and eagles soaring overhead. Catching the scent of a beef tenderloin cooking over the fire on the bank of the Skeena River while sipping a glass of wine. Throwing a line in the water as you meander around the next bend, the scenery changing every minute. It’s just another day on the river.
It’s difficult to know relaxation until you let the river currents determine your schedule. Breathtaking mountain vistas, exciting rapids, and towering canyons all punctuate the beautiful Skeena River, a place steeped not only in breathtaking beauty, but also in history.
We offer rafting expeditions ranging from 2 to 7 days. Bear Claw provides everything from the sleeping bags to the Syrah, allowing you to spend your time fishing, snorkeling, hiking, enjoying your friends or family, or just kicking back.
Pricing ranges from $500 per person per day for long trips to $1,050 per person per day for overnights, depending on duration and group size. Pricing includes all food, alcohol, and taxes.
The Allen family has been working and exploring the Kispiox Valley from the backs of horses for generations. And while the friendly and experienced mountain horses of today are a far cry from the bucking broncos they used to raise, setting off into the pristine wilderness on four legs is a tradition that continues.
After hand picking a horse for every rider, we’ll move through the moss-covered old-growth forests of the valley and up into some of the most gorgeous alpine wilderness in the world, dotted with lakes, wild flowers, and blueberries when the timing is right. We offer pack trips ranging from an overnight stay at our cabin on Baldy Mountain to 7-day adventures. Our seasoned guides have all grown up riding horses in this area and many have been outfitters themselves.