Orcas and Grizzlies on Vancouver Island

Fly into northern Vancouver Island for easy access to some of the top wildlife viewing areas in British Columbia
Get to know the wild side of Vancouver Island on this 4-day getaway that includes two amazing wildlife experiences. Get up close to see grizzly bears in their natural habitat, surrounded by some of the most stunning natural scenery on the west coast; then cruise between windswept islands to see majestic orcas playing in the water. Stay in quiet Telegraph Cove, surrounded by an almost otherworldly natural beauty with nothing but the sounds of tranquil nature around you. A roundtrip scenic flight from Vancouver to Port Hardy makes this an easy wilderness retreat
4 Days from $2385/person CAD
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Day 1: Vancouver - Telegraph Cove

After a scheduled flight from Vancouver to Port Hardy, you'll be transferred to Telegraph Cove Resort via taxi where you'll be staying for the next three nights.

The resort, located on the northeastern coast of Vancouver Island, is surrounded by beautiful coastal mountains and offers a peaceful setting from which to explore some of the top wildlife viewing spots on the west coast.

Day 2: Telegraph Cove - Grizzly Bear Expedition

Today you'll embark on a once-in-a-lifetime experience to see grizzly bears in their natural habitat. You'll travel to Knight Inlet and view the bears from the safety and comfort of a big flat bottom boat. With its shallow draft, you'll be able to get up close to the action, making this a perfect opportunity to observe and photograph these magnificent creatures in their natural environment.

Knight Inlet, located on the central coast of British Columbia, Canada, is known for being one of the best places in the world for grizzly bear viewing. The inlet is home to a large population of grizzly bears as its vast network of tidal flats, rivers, and forests provide ample food sources for the grizzlies, and its remote location means that they are not frequently disturbed by human activity. This makes Knight Inlet a top destination for those looking to see grizzly bears up close. Additionally, the inlet is surrounded by stunning natural beauty, including rugged coastline, mist-covered mountains, and dense forests, making it a must-visit destination for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. Overall, Knight Inlet offers a unique opportunity to observe grizzly bears in their natural habitat and experience some of British Columbia's most breathtaking scenery.

Day 3: Telegraph Cove - Nature/ Whale Watching Cruise

Embark on a nature & whale watching cruise in the calm and protected waters of Johnstone Strait and the Blackfish Archipelago.
The Blackfish Archipelago is known for its rugged coastlines, crystal-clear waters, and diverse wildlife, but especially for its population of orcas (killer whales). On this cruise, you'll have a chance to witness these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat. In addition to orcas, the area is home to a diverse array of marine life and bird species, including porpoises, dolphins, sea lions, seals, Minke whales, humpback whales, grey whales, and many migrating bird species. This nature-focused excursion is a must-do for anyone who loves the great outdoors.

Day 4: Telegraph Cove - Vancouver

After a final morning in Telegraph Cove, you'll be transferred back to Port Hardy Airport via taxi for your scheduled flight back to Vancouver. Your journey in Canada's stunning coastal wilderness will come to an end, but the memories of the breathtaking scenery, and the magnificent creatures you encountered will stay with you forever.



  • 3 nights accommodation on room only basis - Standard unit with 1 bedroom with 2 single beds
  • Return scheduled flights between Vancouver South Terminal and Port Hardy airport
  • Return taxi transfers between Port Hardy airport and Telegraph Cove Resort
  • Grizzly Bear Expedition including lunch (8-9 hours)
  • Nature/Whale Watching Cruise (3- 3.5 hours)
  • Applicable taxes

Not Included

  • Gratuities to drivers
  • Meals not mentioned above
  • Personal expenses and insurance
Travel Details

Primary Location

Telegraph Cove, British Columbia


May 14 - September 28, 2023

Pricing Details

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  • Flight Schedule:
    • Vancouver to Port Hardy: 8:30 -> 9:40, 1410 -> 1515, 18:25 -> 19:30
    • Port Hardy to Vancouver: 6:45 -> 7:50, 12:20 -> 13:15, 15:40 -> 16:45
  • Baggage Allowance: Guests are limited to one suitcase or duffle bag per person with a weight not to exceed 50 lbs (23 kg). Passengers may also bring a small carry-on bag with them
  • Hotels and rates are subject to availability at the time of booking
  • Surcharges may apply for travel over holiday long weekends
  • This package requires a 25% non-refundable deposit at the time of booking
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Optional Extras

  • Additional Hotel nights in Telegraph Cove or other locations on Vancouver Island
  • Rental Car for self exploration of Northern Vancouver Island

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