Boo the Grizzly … B.C. TRAVELS, day 6 . Memoir .

The forest-fire smoke has lifted a little, but in its place, dense cloud-cover continues to make every view grey and hazy.

More firsts today as Stephanie treated us to the Grizzly Bear Sanctuary halfway up Kicking Horse Pass mountain. We timed it for the 10 AM tour, recommended online as the best time to see Boo, and so it was. We were in for a treat.

Grissly Bear enclosure part way up Kicking Horse Pass mountain.
Grizzly Bear enclosure part way up Kicking Horse Pass mountain.

Boo, a 12-year-old grizzly, was orphaned at four months. The day it happened, people stopped roadside to enjoy the sight of a lovely large grizzly bear easily within sight of the road. Sensing danger, the conscientious mother bear, had shooed her three cubs up into a near-by tree for safety.  Another man pulled in, pointed his rifle out his open window and shot Boo’s mother, right in front of the cubs and all the other people. He then gunned his truck and drove off. That was how Boo came to be here.

Today, Boo was full of piss and vinegar, ready to perform for us.

Above - Nana, Ty & Bren Below - 12-year-old Botaking a break from his grazing t check out his visitors.
Above – Nana, Ty, Bren & Boo
Below – 12-year-old and nearly 800 pound Boo taking a break from his grazing to check out his visitors.

Twelve-year-old Bo - almost 800 pounds of him

After putting on a show for us, Boo decided he wanted to run.

Bo wanted to run. He stood by the tour guide until she decided to play. they ran back & forth along the fence line and when she stopped, Bo waited, eager for more
Boo wanted to run. He stood by the tour guide until she decided to play. They ran back & forth along the fence line and when she stopped, Boo waited, eager for more. Amazing!

To see the video Stephanie did of this amazing event –

https://youtu.be/5Tie1_Yt3J8

And more of Boo …

Boo, up close & personal
Boo, up close & personal – don’t you love his smile?
Boo having a sit-down after his run with his favourite Australian tour guide
Boo having a sit-down after his run with his favourite Australian tour guide.
Tyler, Brendan & Steph posing with Boo
Tyler, Brendan & Steph posing with Boo
Back home, Steph does her magic in the garden and kitchen …
Dinner Delish - BBQ'd prosciutto wrapped chicken breasts, zucchine, asparagus, rice,
BBQ’d Prosciutto wrapped chicken breasts, zucchini, asparagus.
Dinner with Steph & Jeff, Tyler & Brendan
Dinner with Steph & Jeff, Tyler & Brendan
Dinner - Presentation is evrerything!
Dinner – Presentation is everything!
We miss you Papa. You would have enjoyed today.

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