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BLUE RIVER ACCOMMODATION & TOURING / British Columbia River Safari In the heart of the planet’s only inland temperate rainforest, board one of the specially- designed boats for this smooth but exciting one-hour River Safari. Explore up to 12 kilometres of the spectacular Grizzly Bear Valley – where the bears decide when and for how long you stop along the way. As you are travelling through glacier-fed rivers and lakes, you are sure to fall witness to a variety of active wildlife always seen on these riverbanks. In addition to an information-packed narrative, guides will point out the bears, glaciers and many waterfalls toppling from the surrounding snow-capped mountains. To complete your perfect Canadian wilderness experience, enjoy a meal in the unique floating restaurant where the exceptional menu features wild salmon, game, berries and greens - the favourites from a bear’s diet. With a boat departing every 30–60 minutes, no reservation is required, making the River Safari an easy and enjoyable addition to your stay in the area. Your point of departure is conveniently located just north of Blue River on Yellow Head Highway Five, halfway between Jasper and Kamloops, and halfway between Mount Robson and Wells Grey Park. From $95 Explore Blue River Hike and ride a skyline full of mountain trails in Blue River. ATV to an alpine picnic. Watch elk, bear and moose ramble through the forest. Cushion your step on the loamy mountain floor. Canoe Murtle Lake and hike the Wavy Range. Cruise the Green Mile by mountain bike. Snap a “selfie” from the summit of White Rock, with the whole of Blue River and its valley as your backdrop. Tackle Groundhog Mountain on snowmobile or ATV. Explore tranquil forests on snowshoe or Nordic skis. Take the path less travelled and discover a secret stash of trails just ripe for exploring on foot, by bike, snowmobile, or all-terrain vehicle. Simply step outside your door and into a mountain of adventure in Blue River. Sandman Blue River Sparkling glacier-fed lakes and breathtaking mountain views make Blue River an ideal interior destination for tourists and travellers alike. Halfway between Vancouver and Edmonton, this area is a hot spot for heli-skiing, hiking and fishing enthusiasts, with the inn standing just three blocks from the town centre. Tasteful, plush bedding in addition to modern conveniences like complimentary Internet and 24-hour front desk guest services ensure your stay is both enjoyable and relaxing. A great place to get some rest before hitting the road, or simply a great town to discover, perks like on-site dining and nearby parks make Sandman Inn Blue River a great choice for any occasion. From $132 98 Moderate ANDERSON VACATIONS