Grizzly Bear Safari

Location British Columbia - Bella Coola


Great Bear Rainforest
Historic Tweedsmuir Park Lodge
Float the Atnarko River
Grizzlies feasting on salmon
Nuxalk First Nations Culture 


In the autumn, when the salmon arrive to spawn, Bella Coola plays host to one of the highest concentrations of grizzly bears in North America.  The Grizzly Bear Safari offers you the opportunity to observe these mighty creatures in their natural habitat whist staying at the historic Tweedsmuir Park Lodge. 

Outline Itinerary

1. Arrive Bella Coola and transfer to lodge for afternoon bear viewing
2. Grizzly bear viewing
3. Grizzly bear viewing
4. Depart Bella Coola and continue your Canadian adventure


Oct 2-7 for 5 nights from £3635 per person
Oct 2-5 for 3 nights from £2195 per person
Oct 8-11 for 3 nights from £2195 per person
Oct 10-12 for 2 nights from £1480 per person
Oct 13-16 for 3 nights from £2195 per person
Oct 14-16 for 2 nights from £1480 per person

Please contact us for a tailor-made package quotation or book ahead for 2020

Departure Dates

Mid-August - Mid-October

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Amongst the old growth forests, pristine rivers, stunning peaks and vast glaciers of mainland British Columbia, there is one animal at the top of the food chain; the mighty grizzly bear. And, one of the best time to see them is during the autumn months as the bears fatten up for their winter hibernation. This is when the local rivers are rich with spawning salmon, a veritable feast for the bears that frequent the shore line.

At Tweedsmuir Park Lodge, the action begins right away with a ‘River Drift’ down the Atnarko River. Relax and enjoy the amazing mountain scenery and keep your eyes open for wildlife, as in addition to grizzly bears; bald eagles, river otters and black bears may also be spotted during your adventures.

Over the next few days your search and observation will continue with further river drifts, guided hikes and bear-tracking in old growth forests, fjord cruises and Bella Coola Valley explorations, all undertaken in small or private groups. Observe bears each morning and evening from the private Wildlife View Station and back at the at the lodge after your daily adventures, dinner is served, and stories shared with fellow guests.

3, 4 or 5-night Grizzly Bear Safaris are available, and each experience can be incorporated into a longer itinerary if required. For family groups with children under 12 years old, private safaris can be arranged.


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This is just an example of possibilities available for wildlife trips in Canada.   

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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