Blue River is a small settlement on the Southern Yellowhead Highway (Highway 5) about an hour east of Wells Gray Provincial Park. If you are journeying between Jasper and Wells Gray or vice versa why not break up your journey here with a one-hour wildlife river safari through nearby Grizzly Bear Valley. Eco-friendly boats travel along the turquoise waters in search of bears, moose, eagles and osprey. Guides will give information-packed commentary, point out the wildlife and draw your attention to the best bits of scenery. There is also a small floating restaurant onsite so you can enjoy a bite to eat before continuing your journey.