Go behind the scenes during this two-hour adventure and get an incredible close-up of Boo.
The Ranger Assist Program (RAP) is a unique experience offered to those who wish to have a more personal encounter with Boo and for bear enthusiasts alike. Our Ranger Assist Program has a maximum of 4 individuals and is offered as morning tours at 9:00 am and afternoon tours at 3:00 pm MST.
Morning Tours have exclusive early access to meet Boo and Ranger, team. The Rangers will pick up the guests from the Day Lodge after getting tickets from Guest Services. Using our service road, you will arrive at the Kicking Horse Grizzly Bear Refuge, where you will be given a behind the scenes perspective of GBR operations.
Guests get to have a personalized experience with Rangers and Boo and observe the various methods used to enrich Boo's life. The first public tour of the Day will begin at 10:00 am; however, guests apart of the RAP program are encouraged to continue observing Boo, join in with the public tour, and view the Interpretive Yurt. Upon departure, guests will then use the Catamount Chair to download back to the base; however, their ticket will give them unlimited access to the Grizzly Bear Refuge throughout the Day.
During the afternoon RAP tour, guests will arrive at the Grizzly Bear Refuge for the Day's final tour at 3:00 pm by uploading on the Catamount Chair. The RAP guests will remain at the refuge with the Ranger for the final hour of their program. Guests will have the opportunity to observe closing procedures, assist with behavioural and environmental enrichment protocols and closing duties. Upon departure, guests will be driven down the Service road by the Ranger and brought back to the Day Lodge.
Don't forget to dress appropriately for changing mountain weather conditions; bring bug spray, water, and sunscreen.
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Ranger Assist tours are limited to four guests and must be booked at least one day in advance. Call 1.866.SKI.KICK (754-5425) or visit Guest Services in the Day Lodge to make a reservation.
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