Northern Lights Wildlife Shelter

Boo the bear is a popular summer attraction at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, and can sometimes be viewed from the gondola during spring skiing when he awakes from his den from the winter. While he cannot be released to the wild, he's helped 31 grizzly cubs enter rehabilitation programs based on observations and research from the grizzly refuge. (Claire Palmer photo)

Boo, a Golden-area grizzly bear, becomes internet celebrity after viral feeding on Tik Tok

When Boo isn’t busy being a Tik Tok influencer, he’s at the centre of a grizzly rehabilitation project

 

Five rehabilitated grizzly bears were released this month into the Bella Coola area. The Northern Lights Wildlife Society will also be delivering 36 black bears to areas across the province where they were previously found. “They’re ready to go and they’re already trying to get out,” says Angelika Langen. “We feel good when we can make that possible and they don’t have to stay behind fences for the rest of their lives.” (Northern Lights Wildlife Society Facebook photo)

Rehabilitated B.C. bears set to return to wild through Northern Lights Wildlife Society

5 grizzlies and 36 black bears being released this month

 

Five rehabilitated grizzly bears were released this month into the Bella Coola area. The Northern Lights Wildlife Society will also be delivering 36 black bears to areas across the province where they were previously found. “They’re ready to go and they’re already trying to get out,” says Angelika Langen. “We feel good when we can make that possible and they don’t have to stay behind fences for the rest of their lives.” (Northern Lights Wildlife Society Facebook photo)

Wildlife society returns rehabbed BC bears to the wild

5 grizzlies and 36 black bears being released this month

 

Northern Lights Manager Angelika Langen preps one cub for an ear tag. (File photo)

Wild Bear Rescue nominated for five Leo Awards

Docu-series based at Northern Lights Wildlife Shelter near Smithers focuses on wildlife rescues

Northern Lights Manager Angelika Langen preps one cub for an ear tag. (File photo)
COVID-19 creates problems for wildlife shelter

COVID-19 creates problems for wildlife shelter

Pandemic affecting volunteer recruitment, fundraising and annual bear cub release

COVID-19 creates problems for wildlife shelter
Northern Lights Wildlife shelter is nursing a trio of baby foxes back to health after their mother was injured in a trap. (Contributed photo)

Surprise birth of fox kits at Northern Lights Wildlife Shelter as season begins

Shelter getting ready for 2020 release of 36 bear cubs from last year under pandemic conditions

Northern Lights Wildlife shelter is nursing a trio of baby foxes back to health after their mother was injured in a trap. (Contributed photo)
This yearling, now re-located up north, was spotted up a tree in Trail two weeks ago. This was one of many sightings called into BC Conservation the last week of January. (Submitted photo)

B.C. cub that woke early from hibernation taken to sanctuary

Yearling was taken to Northern Lights Wildlife Society in northern B.C.

This yearling, now re-located up north, was spotted up a tree in Trail two weeks ago. This was one of many sightings called into BC Conservation the last week of January. (Submitted photo)
Seven bears removed from Smithers trails

Seven bears removed from Smithers trails

Apples and chicken feed in town direct causes of problem bears.

Seven bears removed from Smithers trails
Two orphan bear cubs travel from Haida Gwaii to Smithers

Two orphan bear cubs travel from Haida Gwaii to Smithers

The sibling cubs will spend the winter at the Northern Lights Wildlife Shelter

Two orphan bear cubs travel from Haida Gwaii to Smithers
Brooke Hollis from Vancouver volunteered at the NLWS in Smithers.                                 Josh Casey photo

A year volunteering to care for wildlife at NLWS

Brooke Hollis spent an entire year in Smithers to volunteer at Northern Lights Wildlife Society.

Brooke Hollis from Vancouver volunteered at the NLWS in Smithers.                                 Josh Casey photo
Running with moose

Running with moose

Nicole Lischewski runs with the moose at Northern Lights Wildlife Shelter.

  • Jul 19, 2017
Running with moose
Saving a bear cub at Northern Lights Wildlife Shelter

Saving a bear cub at Northern Lights Wildlife Shelter

A lot of effort goes into saving a cat-sized bear cub taken in by NLWS near Smithers.

  • Jul 12, 2017
Saving a bear cub at Northern Lights Wildlife Shelter
Free to a future without fences and food buckets

Free to a future without fences and food buckets

Northern Lights Wildlife Shelter set the yearling bears free into the forests.

  • Jun 23, 2017
Free to a future without fences and food buckets
Yearling bears good to go

Yearling bears good to go

Soon, the yearling bears at NLWS will be released into the lives they were meant to live.

  • Jun 11, 2017
Yearling bears good to go
VIDEO: Smithers animal shelter TV series starts June 23

VIDEO: Smithers animal shelter TV series starts June 23

Wild Bear Rescue, based on NLWS’s work with orphaned bears, begins June 23 on Animal Planet.

VIDEO: Smithers animal shelter TV series starts June 23