Go in search of the elusive spirit bear, a rare species of bear with white or creamy fur, in the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest. This package includes daily guided trips as well as all food and transport to/from Vancouver.
Make your own way to Vancouver airport this morning to board a short flight to Bella Bella, followed by a 90-minute watertaxi ride to the fishing village of Klemtu for a 4-night stay at Spirit Bear Lodge. Go on your first excursion in search of bears. (L, D)
Over the next few days a variety of included excursions are on offer. Each evening there will be a presentation following dinner on an aspect of the Great Bear Rainforest, bears or First Nations culture. (B, L, D)
Return to Bella Bella by watertaxi and then fly back to Vancouver. Fly home from here or continue your holiday. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This package runs from June through to October with each month
offering different bear-viewing experiences, as follows:
A favourite time for photographers with an abundance of grass
and wildflowers. Female grizzly bears with their cubs will often head to
the fringe of the coastal estuaries while larger males will be meandering
from the upper alpine meadows.
Warm days and sunshine. Bears alternate between the estuaries for
grass and the forest for berries. Late in the month black bears appear in
large numbers as the salmon spawning season starts.
Bears congregate near the mouths of the river to feed on
salmon. Typically this is the month with the best sightings of spirit bears.
Grizzly bear, spirit bear and black bear sightings increase as
they feed on the spawning salmon.
Bear numbers reach their peak as they add to their food stores
for winter. Seasonal rains.
International flights are not included with this itinerary. For
flight options and prices, please speak to your tour consultant. Different
durations for this package are available.
This tour is based in 3- and 4-star accommodation.
For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 3930 5094 or email Info@CoxandKings.co.uk.
Spirit Bear Lodge is a basic property offering the opportunity to spot the rare Spirit Bear. Built in 2007, the property has just 12 rooms with ocean or rainforest views. Architecturally, the exterior of the lodge pays homage to the traditional long houses built for thousands of years by West Coast First Nations. Inside, the atmosphere is modern and relaxing. After a day of bear viewing, share stories with fellow guests in The Great Room, an intimate central room with 20-foot-high, ocean-view windows, local Tsimshian art and two 12-foot, solid cedar dining tables. A recommended gratuity of CAD$20 per person per day is not included and should be paid locally.
Features: 12 rooms, lounge area, dining room.
Room amenities: King size bed, private...
Regional air connections are available from within the UK. Please contact your travel consultant for current prices from your nearest city.
We can also arrange flights from overseas, simply give us a call to find out more.
If you choose to take the tour without flights arranged through Cox & Kings, please contact one of our travel consultants prior to booking the flights to ensure that you are aware of the tour timings and all the implications of not booking through us. We strongly advise you not to book flights independently of Cox & Kings if significant charges would apply in case of cancellation.
Flight details may be subject to change prior to departure.
This tour can be booked / reserved online by clicking on one of the coloured links below.
YSI2018: 4 Nights