Grizzly Bear on the green at Knight Inlet
Grizzly Bear on the green at Knight Inlet
Scenery in Vancouver & Vancouver Island, British Columbia
Scenery in Vancouver & Vancouver Island, British Columbia
The Lodge & Bear Sightings at Knight Inlet
The Lodge & Bear Sightings at Knight Inlet

Bear & Wildlife Watching at Knight Inlet

7 Nights from £3,429 Including Flights

Overview

A uniquely Canadian experience awaits on this fabulous wildlife holiday. Enjoying a variety of boat trips, excursions and hikes, you will experience bear watching, wildlife spotting and marine life viewing,

You'll start with a night or more in Vancouver, then fly up to Campbell River on Vancouver Island. After overnighting here, you will enjoy the archetypal Canadian experience of a floatplane flight up to Knight Inlet Lodge. Over the next three days you will have a fantastic variety of outdoor activities, ensuring that you get the most from your wilderness adventure.

  • Bear viewing tours
  • Scenic boat ride through Glendale Cove
  • Interpretive forest hike through the Kwalete River Valley
  • Wildlife tracking to make plaster casts or animal prints
  • Excursion for Bald Eagle viewing and other birds & wildlife
  • Scenic boat cruise of Knight Inlet to see the grizzly bears from platforms (late August to October) or boats (May to mid August)
  • Excursion to Johnstone Strait for marine wildlife viewing
  • Accommodation at the renowned Knight Inlet Lodge for three nights on a full board basis, including wine with dinner, and evening interpretive programme

Travel inspiration: We visit this rugged wilderness off the coast of mainland British Columbia and discover plenty to excite outdoorsy types.

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  • Accommodation
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Day 1 - Vancouver

Arrive into Vancouver and transfer independently to your hotel. You might like to extend your holiday with a few more days in Vancouver to enjoy this fabulous city.

Overnight: Georgian Court Hotel or similar (other upgraded hotels are available at a supplement)

Day 2 - Vancouver - Campbell River

This morning you will fly from Vancouver (South Terminal) up to Campbell River on Vancouver Island to begin your wildlife adventure. The flight is approximately 60 minutes over beautiful British Columbia.The rest of the day is at your leisure in this charming coastal town.

Overnight: Comfort Inn and Suites

Day 3 - Campbell River to Knight Inlet

After an 08.30 transfer from your hotel to the floatplane base, you will depart at 09.30 on the short flight to Knight Inlet Lodge. Once settled in at the comfortable lodge, and following a brief orientation, you will embark on a small boat excursion in the estuary. Two tours or 2-hours each 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

Day 4 & 5 - Knight Inlet

During your stay at the Lodge you have a choice of bear viewing and wildlife watching excursions

  • 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

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 end of tour

You can enjoy the morning to explore Vancouver before your evening flight home. Alternatively extend your holiday with a few more nights in this vibrant city or perhaps add on a few nights in Victoria - the charming capital of British Columbia located on Vancouver Island reached by a picturesque ferry ride.

 

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)

Please Note:

  • The Knight Inlet 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 floatplane 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.

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