Bear Viewing Tour on the George River

Bear Viewing Tour on the George River

Get to know the black bear on this one-day (1) wildlife photography tour in the George River Valley.

The George Valley is renowned for its high concentration of black bears and is one of the best places on the Gold Peninsula to observe them in the fall when they feed on berries. Although it is not uncommon to see 10 to 15 bears on the river in a single fall day, they can also be seen in June and July as they feed on fresh grass.

Your adventure begins at Wedge Hills Lodge at 08: 30 when you and your guide board a freighter canoe with a jet motor and go on a tour of the famous George River. While navigating on the river, from the first kilometers you will see black bears in the clearings, along the shore, and on the bare mountainside. Along the way, keep an eye out for wolves and caribou that sometimes run along the banks and cross the river.

Accompanied by an experienced naturalist guide from « Golden Peninsula Tours », and a professional wildlife photographer, you will stop in the places where black bears live and hike to approach them and observe their behavior without disturbing them.

Located at the crossroads of the Arctic and sub-Arctic tundra in the far north of Arctic Quebec, then bordered to the east by the Torngat Mountains range, the Georges River valley is surrounded by beautiful scenic landscapes of mountains, canyons, gorges, and waterfalls.

All photographers and nature lovers who want to see bears in their natural habitat will be delighted by this exciting excursion.


Price :


AvailableAvailable :

July 1 - September 21, 2021

DurationDuration :

6 hours

ActivitiesActivities :

Wildlife observation, nature discovery, boat trip and hiking

DifficultyDifficulty :


DifficultyLanguages :

French and English

SupervisionSupervision :

An experienced Golden Peninsula Tour guide who is passionate and specializes in the wilderness of the region, wildlife and photography.

HighlightsHighlights :

  • Observation of the black bear in its natural habitat
  • Photograph bears up close without disturbing them
  • Boat trip on the George River
  • Walks in the most picturesque places

DepertureDeparture information :

Guaranteed departure with 4 people

DepertureGroup departures :

We suggest that you join one of the group departures if you are traveling alone or with more than one person. Groups are a maximum of 4 people.

If you wish to join a group, but the dates proposed above do not suit you, do not hesitate to contact us to suggest a new date for a group departure.

Good to know :

You benefit from an exceptional discount on daily activities if you book them at the same time as your stay. This activity can be added at the time of booking, to packages with a duration of at least 7 days/6nights.


Includes :


Departure from Wedge Hills Lodge


Guided tour 6 hours


Transport by motorized boat


English and French speaking guide


Lunch to bring

Does not include :


Great weather guaranteed



To take with you :


Warm, waterproof clothing


Waterproof hiking boots


Backpack for your photo equipment, clothes and lunch


Pair of binoculars


Water bottle



Your Daily Itinerary

Create your custom trip of 7 days/ 6 nights duration by combining different one (1) day activities and excursions of your choice.

Example of custom package:

Day 1: Montreal-Wedge Hills Lodge flight

Day 2: Black bear viewing in the George River valley

Day 3: Guided seaside tour to see polar bears and icebergs

Day 4, 5, 6: Fat-bike outing on the Esker Northern Divide to discover the fauna, flora and postglacial landscapes

Day 7: explore the George River valley near the lodge. Return to Montreal.

Additional information

Important information :

Water from springs, streams, lakes and rivers is perfectly healthy to drink everywhere in Quebec-Labrador. There is no reason to buy bottled water or purify it.

Weather :

In Arctic Quebec and Labrador, the weather is the most important aspect that you will need to deal with every day. A popular saying from the Far North is: “There is no bad weather, only bad clothes, and moreover, if you don’t like the weather, wait five minutes!”. It is important to understand that in the Far North of Quebec and Labrador the weather can change quickly.

Tips on what to wear :

To fully enjoy your trip to the Quebec-Labrador Peninsula, you must be comfortable traveling in any weather. Walk in the wind, rain and sun and embrace the elements with a sense of adventure! We always recommend that you wear several layers of clothing that can be removed if you become too warm.

Ensuring that you have proper clothing to protect yourself against the elements will make your trip more enjoyable. Appropriate clothing will make your trip more enjoyable. Please check out our What to wear page.

Local weather forecast :

The Quebec-Labrador Peninsula in summer: average summer temperatures range from 7 °C (45 °F) to 16 °C (60 °F). In the Torngat Mountains and on the Labrador Coast, where our multi-day trips take place, the weather is colder and more variable. Average between 4 °C (39 °F) and 14 °C (57 °F). The hottest period is the third week of July to the third week of August. During this hot period, it can be 20 °C to 30 °C (68 °F to 86 °F) at Wedge Hills Lodge on George River, 15 °C to 20 °C (59 °F to 68 °F) in the Torngat Mountains and 2 °C to 12 °C (36 °F to 54 °F) on the Labrador Coast.

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