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Prepare to become a true adventurer at heart, and be whisked into Canada’s wilderness. Spot bears in the wild, discover marine life, and visit cultural sites to learn more about the rich culture and heritage. With loads of different activities, you’ll be spoilt for choice with what to do — with kayaking, hiking, canoeing and more, you’re sure to feel like a proper explorer by the time you leave.
Nestled in a wild and remote area of the Pacific Northwest, in Klemtu, B.C.’s Great Bear Rainforest. Includes return flights between Vancouver South Terminal and Bella Bella, and water taxi transfers between Bella Bella dock and Spirit Bear Lodge.
12 guest rooms are private and comfortable, with either 1 king-size or 2 twin beds, private bathroom and views of the ocean and rainforest.
Depart Vancouver South Terminal on Pacific Coastal Airlines scheduled service flight to Bella Bella where you are met and assisted with a van transfer to the Bella Bella town docks. The Spirit Bear Lodge water taxi will pick you up at the dock at for the scenic 90-minute boat ride to Klemtu and Spirit Bear Lodge for an afternoon arrival. After checking in and receiving a welcome orientation, the remainder of the day is yours to relax and enjoy the amenities of the lodge until dinner at 7:00pm and the evening presentation at 8:00pm about the local coastal ecology. Learn about the seasons and behaviours of the famous local animal residents of the forest. In the ‘spring’ season of June, sedge grasses are irresistible to grizzly bear mothers and their cubs. Spotting Spirit Bears can be harder at this time until the salmon begin to run in the local streams in August, attracting them with great frequency. Spring is also a prime time for humpback whale viewing as they forage in the local waters for krill, herring and mackerel. (D)
For each day of your stay, you'll enjoy breakfast at 7:00am, followed by meeting on the dock at 8:00am to set off for a full day of wildlife viewing adventures. You may choose from many activities including: wildlife/bear viewing, kayaking, hiking, canoeing or a cultural site visit. Visit estuaries, stunning inlets and see spectacular waterfalls. Return in time for appetisers at 6:00pm, dinner at 7:00pm, and an evening presentation on aspects of the Great Bear Rainforest, bears, or First Nations culture. On one evening during your stay, you'll have the opportunity to visit the Big House, where traditional song and dance is performed. (B/L/D)
After breakfast, pack up and depart the lodge by 8:00am to enjoy a morning of wildlife/bear viewing on your way to Bella Bella. Bring your packed lunch and savour the last day of serenity in the Great Bear Rainforest. Arrive in Bella Bella in time to take your Pacific Coastal Airlines afternoon flight back to Vancouver. You'll arrive into Vancouver South Terminal where your package comes to an end. (B/L)
3- and 4-night packages available. 4-night option includes an additional day of Spirit Bear, Grizzly Bear or whale watching excursion.
Meals: Full board including snacks starting with dinner on day 1 and ending with lunch on the last day.
Please note: this is a set tour itinerary, if you have booked any pre/post or optional tour arrangements please refer to your separate vouchers and final documents.
Please note: the tour activities are subject to change based on weather and anything beyond the supplier's control.
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