Part owner and guide at Bear Cave Mountain, Phil does an excellent job of keeping the bears and people safe. It's a special place where bears approach to within 10 feet of the viewing areas, and neither you nor the bear feels in any way endangered or threatened. Chum Salmon and Grizzly Bears in Fishing Branch Park, Yukon, Canada. Known as ice bears, because they fish for salmon in early winter and get covered in icicles. Bear Cave Mountain eco-tours. The salmon have migrated over 1500 miles up the Yukon, Porcupine and Fishing Branch River.
Bear Cave Mountain eco-adventures is located a few hundred yards from the Arctic Circle. As you approach you'll notice the trees here are three times taller than the surrounding forest. The forest resembles a coastal temperate zone, due to nitrogen that finds it's way from the dead salmon into the surrounding ecosystem. The salmon literally feed the entire ecosystem; trees, moss, birds, bears, and wolves. The trees are in a very real sense, "Salmon Trees."
Early morning light paints the sky as a young Grizzly wades into the Fishing Branch River looking for her breakfast.