Want to see bears while you're in Alaska? Then head to Pack Creek in Juneau where you're practically guaranteed to see brown bears roaming in their natural habitat. Pack Creek is located on Admiralty Island and is home to the Pack Creek Bear Sanctuary.
Most people visit Pack Creek on a guided excursion for an opportunity to see the brown bears who make their home in the area. Pack Creek is located about 30 miles south of Juneau and you'll likely be flown to Pack Creek on a seaplane. When visiting with an excursion company, you will be accompanied by a guide who will give you a background on the nature surrounding you and who will take you to the best spots to see brown bears in a safe manner. You might even see a bear trying to catch a fish in the water.
Pack Creek can only be accessed via plane or boat. A permit is required to visit Pack Creek, though if you visit through a guide company, they will most likely take care of the permit purchase for you. For bear viewing, the best time to go is mid to late summer after salmon season has started though you can usually still see bears in late May and June.