Grizzly Bear Refuge


One thing that sets Kicking Horse Mountain Resort apart from all other ski resorts is the Kicking Horse Grizzly Bear Refuge. This is the largest enclosed and protected grizzly bear habitat in the world. The 20-acre refuge is the home of our resident grizzly bear, Boo. Within this natural mountainside habitat, Boo hunts, plays, forages, and explores just like his wild cousins.

The refuge is open daily during the summer and provides guests the opportunity to observe an adult grizzly bear going about his daily routine. Everyone who comes to visit Boo is fascinated by his strength, agility, intelligence, and personality.

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Interpretive Tours

Take a scenic chairlift ride to the Grizzly Bear Refuge to enjoy an hour-long interpretive tour during which you can observe our resident grizzly, Boo, and learn all about this magnificent species.

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Ranger Assist Tours

Want a more personalized experience at the refuge? Take part in this two-hour program assisting a refuge ranger while getting a behind-the-scenes look at Boo and refuge operations.

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About the Program

View photos of Boo, discover what he has been up to lately in the current Refuge Report, and read about the fascinating history of Boo and the Kicking Horse Grizzly Bear Refuge.