Canada Wildlife Holidays

Bears & Nature of British Columbia

Location Vancouver Island

Highlights

Natural wilderness
Black bears & whales
West coast beaches
Great Bear Rainforest
Grizzly bears
Vibrant Vancouver


Introduction

Combine the West Coast beaches of Vancouver Island, the pristine rainforest of Pacific Rim National Park, the protected waters and wildlife of Johnstone Strait and top this off with a memorable stay at the outstanding Great Bear Lodge, and you have a Canadian road-trip showcasing the very best of British Columbia's natural wonders.

 

 

Outline Itinerary

Day
1. Vancouver
2. Ferry to Nanimo and drive to Ucluelet
3. Hot springs and whale watch tour
4. Coastal bear watching tour
5. Drive to Campbell River
6. Drive to Telegraph Cove. Whale watching excursion
7. Drive to Port Hardy and fly to Great Bear Lodge
8. Nature activities from the lodge
9. Nature activities from the lodge
10. Morning nature activities and afternoon flight to Port Hardy
11. Fly to Vancouver
12. At leisure
13. Tour ends

Cost

From £3485 per person (excluding international flights)

Departure Dates

May - September

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Description

 

From Vancouver, set sail for Nanaimo on Vancouver Island where your journey to the wild West Coast will continue by car. With a base for the next few nights in the coastal town of Ucluelet, discover the diverse wildlife that is abundant here from black bears to migrating humpback and gray whales. Enjoy marine adventures from Tofino, soak in the hot springs and explore the Pacific Rim National Park.

Make your way back east for an overnight stop in Campbell River, 'Salmon Capital of the World', before continuing your journey north to Telegraph Cove, rumoured to offer the best whale watching in North America. Spend time cruising the protected waters of Johnstone Strait in search of Orca’s, humpbacks and other marine life, you may even spot bears along the shoreline!

Leaving the historical community of Telegraph Cove behind, head to Port Hardy where you will board a seaplane destined for Great Bear Lodge. This remote floating lodge in the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest is owner operated and their passion for the surrounding pristine rainforest and its grizzly bear residents is infectious. Over the next 3 days, observe grizzly bears and other wildlife, including wolves, otters, bald eagles, black bears, pine martens and mink, all in their natural habitat. Go sea-kayaking, take boat trips and venture into the rainforest on interpretive walks with expert wildlife guides.

After epic encounters at Great Bear Lodge return to Vancouver Island for a relaxed evening in Port Hardy before flying back to Vancouver the following day where you can spend a few days exploring this vibrant city before heading home.

 

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Price is based on 2 persons travelling and sharing a room and is dependent on travel dates and length of stay. Please contact us for more specific pricing.

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