File photo of gizzly at full speed.Photo Credit: pchoui (iStock).  .

File photo of gizzly at full speed. Photo Credit: pchoui (iStock).


A kayaker was floating down a river in Canada a few years ago when he came face-to-face with one of the world's deadliest Apex predators. 

GoPro footage shows a grizzly bear charging into the water after a kayaker in the Elaho River of Squamish in British Columbia. 

"The group of kayakers later determined the grizzly was protecting his kill, a dead elk on the other side of the river," according to the guide who took the video. 

The Elaho River is a 43-mile long river beginning in the Coast Mountains northwest of the mountain towns of Whistler and Pemberton, British Columbia.

Editor's Note: While there are no grizzly bears in Colorado, the state is home to between 17,000-20,000 black bears. If you happen to see A BLACK BEAR (different rules apply for a grizzly), the best thing to do is slowly back away while speaking calmly. Don't turn your back to a bear and don't ever try to run away. If the bear charges, hold your ground. If it attacks, fight back.

Breanna Sneeringer writes about news, adventure, and more for OutThere Colorado as a Digital Content Producer. She is an avid adventure seeker and wildflower enthusiast. Breanna joined OutThere Colorado in September 2018.


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