Venture into British Columbia’s temperate rainforest to see grizzly
bears in the wild. Stay in a remote floating lodge and enjoy gourmet
cuisine and comfortable accommodation. There are two guided
bear-viewing trips a day, shared with a maximum of 16 people.
Make your own way to Vancouver airport this morning to board a short
flight to Port Hardy. There will be time to explore Port Hardy before
taking a scenic flight in a floatplane over the Queen Charlotte Strait to
Great Bear Lodge, where you will stay for 3 nights. A brief introduction
will be given about the floating lodge before you join a trip out in search
of grizzly bears. (D)
After breakfast go in search of grizzly bears. Viewings last approximately
3 hours. Return to the lodge for lunch and a chance to relax. In the
afternoon join an interactive walk to learn about the ecology of the region
and to see signs of where the bears have been. A further bear-viewing trip
will be made before returning to the lodge for dinner. (B, L, D)
This morning go out in search of bears. The bears are most active, and
therefore most likely to be seen, in the early morning and late afternoon.
Other wildlife such as grey wolves, otters, mink and bald eagles may also
be seen. This afternoon take a guided sea kayak tour, join a boat cruise to
explore the glacier-carved inlet or spend time relaxing at the lodge. (B, L, D)
In the morning go out in search of bears for the last time before
returning for lunch at the lodge. In the aft ernoon fly to Port Hardy by
floatplane and overnight in the town (the flight can sometimes be
cancelled due to adverse weather in which case another night will be
spent at the lodge). (B, L)
Make your own way to the airport this morning and fly home, or
continue your holiday in Canada. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
International flights are not included with this itinerary. For
flight options and prices, please speak to your tour consultant. A longer
7-night itinerary is also available.
Great Bear Lodge is a self-contained floating lodge found in the wilds of Columbia's Great Bear Rainforest. This charming property provides the perfect base for going in search of grizzly bears, providing a haven of silence and solitude in which to relax at the end of a day of adventure. In the evening, dinner is served in the dining room, with a typical meal including freshly caught salmon marinated with maple syrup, mustard seeds and balsamic vinegar served on a cedar plank. In keeping with its surroundings, the lodge is run by wind and solar power to minimise its impact on the environment and the site can be accessed by a 50 minute flight from Port Hardy.
Features: 8 rooms, common area, dining room, extensive library.
Room amenities: Bathrobes, binoculars, en suite bathroom with...
Close to the centre of Port Hardy, the Quarterdeck Inn & Marina Resort is a comfortable 3-star property. Each of the guestrooms has modern amenities and hotel facilities include complimentary car parking, a restaurant and a...
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YGB2017: 4 Nights