arrived on september 5th 2001
Grinder was found alone on a logging road near the Rocky Mountain town of Invermere by some forestry workers and had been without his mother for some time. He was close to starving to death but when brought in to the local vets office he quickly regained his health.
A couple weeks later Coola was found near the coastal town of Bella Coola where he was located beside his mother who had unfortunately been killed by a vehicle on the road.
The owners of Grouse Mountain heard about the plight of both Grinder and Coola and agreed to dedicate over five acres of natural mountainside as a home for these two cubs in need. Thus our refuge was born!
Once ready the bears were transported to the mountain on September 5th 2001, brought up on the Blue Tram and the rest is history!