The awe-inspiring west coast of British Columbia is home to some of the most incredible creatures in the world—Grizzly and black bears, orca and humpback whales, as well as bald eagles, sea lions, salmon and otters! The opportunity to watch these animals in their natural environment is a memory that will not easily fade. After a brief exploration of Vancouver set out into the wild for two first-class lodges, both sheltered by BC’s breathtaking coastal wilderness. Travel by float plane and helicopter, hike in alpine meadows surrounded by mountains and glaciers and float down a pristine river teaming with spawning salmon. Imagine tracking a grizzly bear deep into the woods and observing a pod of orcas at play, all on the same day…
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Welcome to Vancouver! Spend some time settling into your hotel, exploring this vibrant city on your own, having some dinner at any one of the fabulous restaurants in the city and preparing for a big day tomorrow.
Meet your city guide for an insider's tour of Vancouver. Hop on a water taxi to Granville Island, Vancouver’s favourite local market. Then, arrive by floatplane into Nimmo Bay, your home for the next three nights.
Hike the Great Bear Rainforest before heading out by boat through the Broughton Archipelago to watch the orcas feed and the eagles soar. Visit a magnificent waterfall and marvel as a school of white-sided dolphins play in the bay.
Swing by Fife Sound and watch the magnificent sea lions bathing in the sun. After lunch, parents enjoy some relaxation at the hotel as the kids explore the Broughton Archipelago—or book a 1/2 day heli-exploring experience!
Board a private floatplane and soar over the mountains for the opportunity to see Grizzlies feeding on salmon. Then, join your host on a guided nature walk around your lodge.
Head into the woods to explore the upper valley and Tweedsmuir Park with a professional bear guide. The afternoon includes a number of short hikes to track bears, stopping along the river to enjoy the breathtaking scenery.
Take a motor launch out onto the fjord to the estuaries looking for Grizzlies and black bears. Visit the old salmon canary and raise some prawn and crab pods before stopping to see the area’s totem poles, a magical place sacred to the Nuxalk people.
Enjoy breakfast and one last hike along the Esker trail, providing opportunities to look for bears and try some fishing, before catching a flight to Bella Coola airport and onward back to Vancouver.Show All Days VIEW MAP CLOSE Want to see a full
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