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Vancouver and Wildlife Watching at Knight Inlet

7 Night Standard from £3,129 per Person Including Flights

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Overview

Stunning scenery and amazing wildlife awaits you on this once-in-a-lifetime travel experience that is uniquely Canadian. A diverse selection of outdoor activities are available, including bear viewing,scenic boat rides, marine life viewing and forest hikes.

7 Night Tour - 1 Night Vancouver, 1 Night Campbell River, 3 Nights Knight Inlet, 2 Nights Vancouver.

 

Details

Day 1 - Vancouver

Arrive into Vancouver and transfer independently to your hotel.

Overnight: Georgian Court Hotel

Day 2 - Vancouver - Campbell River

After breakfast this morning (breakfast not included) you will fly from Vancouver (South Terminal) to Campbell River to begin your wildlife adventure!  The journey time is approximately 60 minutes.The rest of the day is at your leisure.

Overnight: Comfort Inn and Suites

Day 3 - Campbell River to Knight Inlet  (B,L,D)

After an 08.30 transfer from your hotel to the floatplane base, you will depart at 09.30 on a short flight to Knight Inlet Lodge. Once settled in at the lodge, and following a brief orientation, you will embark on a small boat excursion in the estuary. Two 2-hour tours follow in the afternoon; one of these tours is a bear viewing tour (by boat in the spring and on a viewing platform from late August to October), and the other will be a Knight Inlet sightseeing cruise. You will be accompanied on all excursions by a knowledgeable guide trained in the local wildlife and natural history of the area. In the evening relax in the lounge while enjoying an interpretive presentation by one of the guides.

Overnight: Knight Inlet Lodge

Please Note:

  • The Lodge rooms do not have telephone or television. A public phone is available.
  • Guests are allowed one 17kg bag and a small carry-on. Excess luggage can be stored at the flotplane terminal at no charge.
  • Daily activities may be modified depending on weather and water level conditions
  • All outdoor experiences will be enjoyed in teams of maximum 8 guests so that the true magnificence of the Inlet is experienced. Groups will be formed on arrival at the lodge. The lodge can accommodate 26 guests at one time.

Day 4 & 5 - Knight Inlet (B,L,D)

During your stay at the Lodge you may choose to participate in extra bear viewing and wildlife watching excursions as follows:

  • Daily excursions to Johnstone Strait for marine wildlife viewing
  • Bald Eagle and other bird watching
  • Scenic boat cruise of Knight Inlet and to see the grizzly bears from platforms or boats
  • Excursion to Thompson Sound and Bond Sound for bear and wildlife viewing
  • Evening interpretative programme
  • Wildlife tracking to make plaster casts of animal prints
  • Interpretative forest hike in the Kwalate River Valley

Day 6 - Knight Inlet - Campbell River - Vancouver (B)

After breakfast you will have one final opportunity to participate in a bear viewing boat excursion before your 10:00 return transfer to Campbell River by floatplane. On arrival in Vancouver transfer independently to your hotel for the next 2 nights.

Overnight: Georgian Court Hotel

Day 7 - Vancouver

A whole day at leisure to explore Vancouver on your own. Canada’s third-largest metropolitan centre, Vancouver is a busy port with a thriving multi-cultural ambiance. The city is located in a spectacular setting with the Coast Mountains across Burrard Inlet to the north and the waters of the Strait of Georgia to the west. Restaurants, shopping, nightlife, a mild climate and a cosmopolitan atmosphere make Vancouver a favourite tourist destination.

Day 8 - Vancouver - End of tour

Your tour ends upon checking out of your hotel this morning. Make your own way back to Vancouver Airport for your return flight.

What's Included:

  • Transatlantic Flights
  • Hotel Accommodation in Vancouver on a room only basis
  • Return flights to Campbell River
  • Return floatplane transfer from Campbell River floatplane base to the Knight Inlet Lodge (check-in at 9:00, return flight arrives in Campbell River at 11:00).  
  • Rain gear, if necessary
  • Full board at Knight Inlet with complimentary wine with dinner
  • All transportation to the bear watching platforms (in the spring and summer, viewing is done from boats).
  • Welcome orientation briefing
  • All park user fees
  • Arrival transfer from Campbell River Airport
  • Transfer from hotel to floatplane base to hotel
  • Scenic boat ride through Glendale Cove
  • Bear viewing tour (includes binoculars, boots, rain gear)
  • Transfer from floatplane base to Campbell River Airport
  • Accommodation for 1 night at the Comfort Inn & Suites in a Deluxe Room with breakfast in Campbell River and 3 nights at Knight Inlet Lodge (deluxe room with private bathroom and shower).
  • Daily excursions to Johnstone Strait for marine wildlife viewing
  • Bald Eagle and other bird watching
  • Scenic boat cruise of Knight Inlet and to see the grizzly bears from platforms or boats
  • Excursion to Thompson Sound and Bond Sound for bear and wildlife viewing
  • Evening interpretative programme and Interpretive guide
  • Wildlife tracking to make plaster casts of animal prints
  • Interpretative forest hike in the Kwalate River Valley

What's Not Included

  • Transfers in Vancouver
  • Meals unless specified
  • Alcoholic beverages unless otherwise specified.
  • Gratuities. (recommended at $20 per person per day)

B = Breakfast   L = Lunch    D = Dinner

The weather information shown below refers to the first stop on the tour, call us and speak to one of our travel experts for the most up-to-date forecasts and weather details for your tour.

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