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Wildlife of Western Canada

Private Travel | Self-drive | Wildlife 7 Days & 6 Nights Lead-in price: £2095 Current prices from: £2095
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.

The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Bear-watching opportunities from a floating lodge in Knight Inlet
  • Spot orcas & other marine life in the Juan de Fuca Strait
  • Join a Zodiac tour in search of whales in the waters of Clayoquot Sound
  • Discover the wild beauty of the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve
  • Experience the nature & wildlife found on Vancouver Island
  • Visit the impressive Butchart gardens
  • Stay in 4- & 5-star accommodation
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Superior Private Tour in brief

Day 1: Vancouver • Campbell River

Collect your hire car and travel by ferry across to Nanaimo on Vancouver Island. Drive northeast along the coast to the small town of Campbell River. On arrival, stay overnight at Comfort Inn & Suites. (N)

Day 2: Fly to Knight Inlet

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)

Day 3: Fly to Campbell River • Ucluelet

Early morning visit to the bear-viewing platforms before returning to Campbell River by floatplane. On arrival, collect your hire car and drive southwest 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 Resort for 2 nights. (B)

Day 4: Clayoquot Sound

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)

Day 5: Victoria

Drive to British Columbia’s capital city, Victoria, and stay 2 nights at the Inn at Laurel Point. (N)

Day 6: Victoria

Morning shared whale-watching cruise in search of orcas, minke whales, grey whales and other marine wildlife. Afternoon at leisure. (N)

Day 7: Vancouver • Onward travel

This morning, visit Butchart gardens, then board a ferry back to the mainland and drop your hire car at Vancouver airport. Fly home or continue your holiday in Canada. (N)

Meal basis:

As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

Important information Superior tour

This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.

* Accommodation:

Please note that all rooms at Knight Inlet Lodge are considered basic.


International flights are not included with this itinerary. For flight options and prices, please call your Cox & Kings travel consultant.

Tailor-made travel:

For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.

Superior private tour accommodation

  • Inn at Laurel Point
    Inn at Laurel Point

  • Black Rock Oceanfront Resort
    Black Rock Oceanfront Resort

    Located between the rugged shores of the Pacific Ocean and a forest, Black Rock Oceanfront Resort offers dramatic ocean views from the restaurant, bar and many of the rooms. Accommodation comprises 70 lodge suites and 62 cottages, each with modern amenities and views of either the ocean or forest. Facilities include a restaurant, lounge, bar, spa and fitness centre.

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Dates & prices


Guideline Prices

Low season from £2095 per person

High season from £2295 per person


Flexible Prices & Itineraries
For a quote based on alternative accommodation standards or flight options, or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 7873 5000 or send an email enquiry

Additional Information

Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.

  • • 4- & 5-star accommodation*
    • 7 days’ car hire based on an Intermediate Automatic (Volkswagen Golf or similar, including GPS)
    • Guided excursions as specified
    • Floatplane flights as specified

Destinations on this tour

  • Victoria

    The capital city of British Columbia, Victoria was established in 1843 by James Douglas...

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