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Grizzly Bay Floating Lodge - Glamping with the Grizzlies

4 days Short Tours

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An exciting new adventure, offering a unique connection with nature and an unforgettable experience. Breathe in the fresh mountain air from your floating lodge, sat atop of the quiet Grizzly Bay, on the north arm of Quesnel Lake, the deepest fjord lake on earth. Under a glacier, and surrounded by the peaks of the Cariboo Mountains, the 360 degree views are magnificent. The canvas safari tents are private suites with en-suite bathrooms, beds with cozy duvets, solar lighting, and amenities including comfy velour robes. The sights, sounds and smells are all as nature intended, a truly magical place for the ultimate glamping adventure – and let's not forget the four-legged furry friends that will join you along the way...

Itinerary

LOCATION

Located in Grizzly Bay, on the north arm of Quesnel Lake. Return boat transportation between Pyna-Tee-Ah Lodge and Grizzly Bay Floating Lodge is included.

FACILITIES

  • Kitchen tent serving locally sourced, organic food
  • Kayaks and canoes

ROOMS

Luxury private walled tents, complete with rustic log framed bed, and bathroom with hot shower and compost toilet.

Day 1: Arrive at Pyna-Tee-Ah Lodge/Grizzly Bay Floating Lodge

Arrive at the lodge by noon for check in, a preliminary orientation and transfer to your private glamping walled tent on the floating lodge. Meet Gary Zorn, the famous Bear Whisperer™ and receive and introduction and orientation before a late afternoon bear viewing excursion. Overnight at Grizzly Bay Floating Lodge. (D)

Day 2: Grizzly Bay Floating Lodge

Today after breakfast, board the specially constructed jet boat and travel up the waterway, then spend the day quietly drifting down the river observing and photographing animals in their natural habitat. Possible sightings include grizzlies, eagles, wolves, black bear, moose and other animals. During spring and summer, bears maybe be viewed around the rivers as they feed on sedge, berries, trout and other fish. During the fall (usually from end of August to end of October), the salmon have travelled back from the ocean to their birthplace where they lay their eggs for the next generation and complete their cycle of life. The bears come to the rivers for their annual salmon feast, along with a host of other forest creatures like the eagles and wolves that gorge on the large fish. Early morning viewing and evening viewing ensure you get the best opportunities to see the bears and get that perfect bear photo. (B/L/D)

Day 3: Grizzly Bay Floating Lodge

After breakfast today, embark on a serious guided journey through the ancient forests with your experienced guide to the areas where grizzlies feed and socialize. You will learn much about the bears that few people have had the chance to experience, and learn the concept of Forest Bathing: seeing with the eyes of the forest and using all senses to connect with nature. Also learn about wildlife and the plants and birds that make up the eco-systems of this unique part of the natural world. Perhaps today you may opt to explore the local waters around the lodge by kayak, travelling to where the passing waters have carved out passages and caves in the rock. (B/L/D)

Day 4: End of package

Enjoy a final breakfast at the lodge before departing at 10:00am.

 

Please note: Flights* from Vancouver to Williams Lake and transfers* to the lodge can be added at the time of booking.

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Tour information

Visa requirements

Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA)

Visitors travelling to or transiting through Canada by air are now expected to get an electronic travel authorisation (eTA) to enter Canada. If you’re arriving into Canada by air from either the UK or another destination e.g. the USA, you’ll need an eTA. This costs CA$7 and lasts for 5 years or until your passport expires, whichever is first. If you’re travelling by land or sea, you won’t need an eTA when you enter Canada. However, you must travel with acceptable travel documents and identification, i.e. your passport.

For more information on eTA system, and to apply online, visit the official Canadian government website.