It’s a bear-y good day for fans of Boo the bear. With British Columbia’s Kicking Horse Resort open for the summer, guests have the chance to see the handsome grizzly at his home at the resort’s Grizzly Bear Refuge.
Located near the community of Golden, the refuge, along with Eagle’s Eye Restaurant and Golden Eagle Express, opened for the season May 27.
Boo, a 20-year-old grizzly, has been out of hibernation since March 12 when he emerged from his den in search of food. However, the public hasn’t been able to see the big fuzz in person as the refuge was preparing to open for summer hours.
Boo is a social media icon, with more than 7,000 followers on Instagram, many of who have been awaiting the day for the refuge to open, taking to Facebook with words of excitement.
The grizzly lives in a 20-acre area where he plays, forages and explores within this natural mountainside habitat just like his wild cousins, fascinating visitors with his strength, agility, intelligence and personality.
The interpretive centre is open daily during the summer and provides the opportunity to observe an adult grizzly bear going about his daily routine.
The core summer hours for Kicking Horse Resort, which includes a bike park and Via Ferrata, open June 23 and run until Sept. 4.
Plan your visit at kickinghorseresort.com
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