This tour travels to areas that are home to both grizzly and black bears, whales and other marine wildlife, with included excursions to see them in their natural habitats. Stay in the pristine wilderness of Knight Inlet fjord and spend time along Vancouver Island’s rugged west coast.
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Arrive into Vancouver and make your own way to the Rosewood Hotel Georgia for 2 nights. (N)
Today is at leisure to explore Vancouver. A halfday tour of Vancouver’s highlights or a full-day tour to Whistler can be pre-booked. (N)
Collect your hire car this morning and travel by ferry across to Nanaimo on Vancouver Island. Drive north-east along the coast to the small town of Campbell River. On arrival, stay overnight at Comfort Inn. (N)
This morning, fly 30 minutes by floatplane to Knight Inlet, a remote fjord and natural habitat of the grizzly bear. This afternoon, join a shared guided tour in search of grizzly bears. Overnight at the floating Knight Inlet Lodge*. (L, D)
Early morning visit to the bear-viewing platforms before returning to Campbell River by floatplane. On arrival, collect your hire car and drive south-west to Ucluelet on Vancouver Island’s rugged west coast. En route, pass the dramatic Sawtooth Range of the Cascade mountains. Stay at the Black Rock Oceanfront Resort for 2 nights. (B)
Make your way to nearby Tofino this morning and join a half-day cruise exploring Clayoquot Sound in search of black bears or grey whales. (N)
Drive to British Columbia’s capital city, Victoria, and stay 2 nights at the Inn at Laurel Point. (N)
Morning shared whale-watching cruise in search of orcas, minke whales, grey whales and other marine wildlife. Afternoon at leisure. (N)
This morning, board a ferry back to the mainland and drop your hire car at Vancouver airport. Fly home or continue your holiday in Canada. (N)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
Please note that all rooms at Knight Inlet Lodge are considered basic.
International flights are not included with this itinerary. Transfers are also not included as taxis are easy, reliable and affordable in Canada. If you would prefer to have transfers included, or for flight options and prices, please call your Cox & Kings tour consultant.
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.
For a price quote including flights, transfers or alternative accommodation standards, or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 3930 5094 or email Info@CoxandKings.co.uk.
This tour can be booked / reserved online by clicking on one of the coloured links below.
YBC2018: 8 Nights
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