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Grizzly Bear Safari

See bears in their natural habitat via River Drifts and Nature Walks in the Great Bear Rainforest!
Engage all your senses in a wild encounter with the grizzly residents of Bella Coola! Be exhilarated as grizzly bears catch and feast on salmon along the river, and wander across the lodge grounds! Drift by the river, or trek on foot through the Great Bear Rainforest with a knowledgeable guide to view these majestic creatures in the wild!
4 Days from $3799/person CAD

Primary Location

Bella Coola, British Columbia

Departures

September and October

Included:

  • All ground transportation, including a meet-and-greet service to/from the Bella Coola Airport & Harbour!
  • Accommodation in beautiful, private timber-frame chalets at Tweedsmuir Park Lodge (based on double occupancy), winner of TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence and Traveller’s Choice award (Top Small Hotels of Canada)
  • Inspired Cuisine: All meals are included - Hot & Continental Breakfast, Lunch in the Lodge or we can make a Packed Lunch to take out in the field, 3 Course Dinner, plus Afternoon Snacks and unlimited soda, coffee and tea!
  • Arrival (Day 1) = Lunch and Dinner
  • Each full-day = Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Departure Day = Breakfast and Packed Lunch
  • Guided activities on every day except for departure day
  • Use of all sporting equipment, excluding electric mountain bikes

Not Included:

  • The Via Ferrata and Horseback Riding tours are an optional add-on to the set itinerary of the Small Group package. If clients would like to do either, they will miss out on one of their scheduled tours (no refund for that tour) and need to pay for the Via Ferrata or Horseback Riding add-on. There's no additional cost for clients on the Private package.
  • Alcohol (soft drinks/tea/coffee are free)
  • Flights
  • Gratuities - If the staff exceeded expectations and guests would like to show their appreciation, a ballpark figure of $75-100 per day, per person would be ideal. This is divided amongst all staff.

Pricing Details

Contact us for more information and pricing!

  • 4 nights, 5 nights & 7 nights packages available
  • Participants on the Grizzly Bear Safari need to be at least 12 years old. But good news, infants and children are accepted during non-bear season i.e. June-August 31 (families with children 11 and under need to book a Private package)
  • Travelling solo? Welcome! During our bear viewing season, we do not offer a Single Occupancy supplement, however, you can book 2 spots for yourself

Optional Extras:

  • See the stunning scenery of the Bella Coola Valley from the air by helicopter!
  • Travelling in a group of 5 or more? If your group consists of 5 or more people, contact us for special group rates

Travel Privately

You can request to book this tour privately, travelling only with people you know.

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Itinerary

The exact program is tailored to the preferences of the participants and weather conditions and wildlife activity. Contact us for a detailed itinerary!

PACKAGE HIGHLIGHTS

• Observe grizzly bears feasting on salmon
• Float the pristine Atnarko River in a non-motorized McKenzie Drift Boat or Raft!
• Explore the ancient Great Bear Rainforest in the company of a local guide
• Explore Nuxalk First Nations culture and visit the petroglyph gardens (available on the Private package)
• Stay in private chalets at the award-winning Tweedsmuir Park Lodge
• Choose either a Private or Small Group package

Wildlife experiences are so much better in small, intimate groups. Group size is definitely something you should consider when booking your holiday. At Tweedsmuir Park Lodge, guests have the option of choosing a Private or a Small Group package. Here are the differences:

Private packages equal Flexibility plus Exclusivity! All of your tours are composed of just the people in your reservation (plus the guide of course!). On the guided Wilderness River Drifts you will get to use a McKenzie Drift Boat, which is the best option for serious photographers (as it has a solid base and sides).

Small-Group packages equal Social plus Value! Both Guided Nature Walks and River Drifts are in small groups, with no more than 6 people. Drift the river in a comfortable raft with seats. The Small Group package has a set itinerary.

Nestled in the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest, Tweedsmuir Park Lodge offers guests an authentic wilderness experience while enjoying world-class service. Just a short 70-minute flight from Vancouver, the historic lodge has been welcoming nature lovers to the spectacular Bella Coola Valley since 1929. The area is renowned for its abundant wildlife and is located in one of the best grizzly bear habitats in the world. In the autumn, visitors from around the world marvel at the majesty of grizzly bears fishing on the scenic Atnarko River, just meters from the lodge.

Tweedsmuir Park Lodge specializes in providing Private and Small Group packages for three, four, five and seven nights. All-inclusive packages include lodging and meals, as well as scenic river drifts and guided nature walks. Optional activities include heli-hiking, fishing, e-biking, climbing a Via Ferrata, and horseback riding. Accommodation in 10 beautiful log and timber-frame chalets offers the privacy to make it a perfect destination for a couple or a family.

Tweedsmuir Park Lodge has been recognized as the #1 Hotel in British Columbia by TripAdvisor, one of “BC’s Best Luxury Lodges” by CNN, and is a founding member of The Magnificent 7 – Luxury Wilderness Lodges of Canada!

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