Bear Watching

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Spirit Bear Mother and Cub

Enter the sanctuaries of black and grizzly bears as they feed on salmon and play in pristine forests.

Join an autumn wildlife expedition and traverse life-sustaining waters with certified guides in safe vessels. Seek the famous cream-coloured grizzly, sometimes known as a Spirit Bear, in the heart of the temperate Great Bear Rainforest. Generations of cultural knowledge and experience sharing land with these creatures make Indigenous-guided bear watching expeditions safe and transformative wilderness experiences.

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Klahoose Wilderness Resort

cabins & cottages, wildlife tours, resorts & wilderness lodges, paddling, indigenous culture

cabins & cottages, wildlife tours, resorts & wilderness lodges, paddling, indigenous culture

Welcome to Klahoose Wilderness Resort, British Columbias premier Indigenous cultural experience. An authentic off-the-grid eco-resort. A resort that is 100% Indigenous owned and reflects the Klahoose First Nations traditional values, offers an immersive exploration into this pristine region rich in diverse wildlife, wilderness, and cultural significance. Located within the heart of Desolation Sound, Klahoose Wilderness Resort resides upon Homfray Channel between the Coast Mountain peaks of British Columbias Sunshine Coast and the Northern Islands of the Salish Sea known to many as Desolation Sound. Newly arrived guests join together on the lodges verandah where they welcomed with a traditional Klahoose greeting. Worries instantly disappear as osprey call across the Sound, the vision of an Orcas distinct dorsal fin breaks the waters surface, and the ocean breeze wafts through the surrounding conifer forest. Klahoose Wilderness Resort provides an intimate, worry-free experience for families, couples, and individuals who wish to escape into a glorious natural environment, home to a set of the most biodiverse ecosystems on our planet. A visitors day fills with adventures, transformational experiences that may include watching Grizzly bears fishing for salmon, kayaking beside a pod of porpoises, and forest hikes into an ancient western red cedar grove. Given its seclusion, Klahoose Wilderness Resort is surprisingly accessible. Guests from Vancouver, Seattle, Vancouver Island, and beyond can travel via air (from Vancouver its a 35 minute scheduled flight to Powell River or 1 hour charter seaplane direct to our dock), by car and ferry (half day drive), or boat (45 minutes from Lund to the Resort) to convenient boat shuttle departure sites in Lund on the Sunshine Coast and Campbell River on Vancouver Island. Desolation Sound has been referred as the Serengeti of North America for good reason, given its abundance of large marine mammals such as Humpback Whales and terrestrial mammals such as the mighty Grizzly Bear. Orca and humpback whales, porpoises, harbour seals, and dolphins can be seen throughout the year. Bald eagles, osprey, and great blue herons are just three of dozens of avian species that reside in this region. Clams, oysters, crab, spotted prawns, and other shellfish, as well as all five salmon species, form the base diet for these wild species as well as in the indigenous tradition for guests at the lodge. Inlets of the Desolation Sound are famous for one of the most robust populations of grizzlies in the world. Klahoose First Nation also owns and operates the grizzly bear viewing tours, seasonal and spring wild bear tour observations located in remote Toba Inlet located just 45 minutes by boat from the resort. Natural exploration anchors the foundation of the lodges activities. Indigenous guides lead guests on nature and cultural excursions in one of the largest temperate rainforests on earth, and nearby Cortes Island where reside the Klahoose community. Sea kayakers, stand-up paddle borders and intrepid swimmers take advantage of the warm calm waters of the oceanfront and can enjoy a beautiful woodfire sauna located on floating dock overlooking the ocean and mountains.. Helicopter Tours including heli-hiking, heli-paddle, heli-fly-fishing and glacier walks can also be arranged upon request. Fishing charters are also available. The resort has something to offer for travelers of all ages and interests. The spectacular Lodge at Klahoose Wilderness Resort provides an intimate environment, a 6,100-square foot timber structure hewn of local cedar. Four spacious guest rooms in the main lodge and 3 separate cedar cabins can accommodate an average 14 guests to maximum capacity of 22 guests. The Resort is ideal for private groups and multi-generation family gateway or special occasion such as a small wedding. Each guest room and cabin is tastefully decorated with indigenous artwork from surrounding coastal communities and common space conveys breathtakingly beautiful vistas of Desolation Sound. Guests come together for morning coffee and, after another exceptional day, gather again for evening cocktails from the wraparound deck as the setting sun illuminates the Homfray Channel. Every morning in Desolation Sound an astounding diversity of wildlife awakens to forage, nest, and explore their pristine habitat. For a precious few days from mid-august to mid-October guests are invited within this sublime environment to observe grizzly bears in their natural habitat. Klahoose Wilderness Resort: where the days are filled with a gentle quiet, voices of nature, ancient forests, and culture. Specializing in 3 and 4 night all inclusive wilderness, spring bear tours, late summer/fall grizzly bear viewing and year round cultural and wildlife packages. From the moment we welcome you to our home we look after every detail.

Vancouver Coast & Mountains

Powell River

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Klahoose Coastal Adventures

wildlife tours, boating, indigenous culture

wildlife tours, boating, indigenous culture

Grizzly Bears, return each August for the salmon run in Toba Inlet. A cycle that has taken place for a millennial on the traditional territory of the Klahoose First Nation. Against a breathtaking backdrop and from viewing platforms, we have optimal sight lines to view the bears in their natural habitat. Tours led by Klahoose guides and partners from Campbell River from late August to mid-October.

Vancouver Island

Campbell River

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Aboriginal Journeys Wildlife and Adventure Tours

wildlife tours, sightseeing, whale watching, indigenous culture

wildlife tours, sightseeing, whale watching, indigenous culture

A local family owned tour company located in Campbell River, British Columbia. See Killer Whales (Orcas), Dolphins, Humpback Whales, Eagles, Black Bears and other Marine Wildlife in their natural environment on our Wildlife ,Whale Watching and Adventure Tours. See majestic fjords and enjoy breathtaking nature viewing boat tours throughout the Discovery Passage, Johnstone Strait and Mainland Inlet areas. We have a 28 foot covered vessel with a open viewing deck and onboard washroom and heater. Our experienced and locally born Transport Canada certified guides have a minimum 40 years experience working and traveling within these waters. We look forward in creating long lasting memories for you and your families. Our floating office is located at the Discovery Harbour Marina (G Dock)in Campbell River. Please use the South ramp. "A Spectacular Adventure Awaits!" CAMPBELL RIVER's longest running Whale Watching and Wildlife Adventure Tour company . Established in 2000.

Vancouver Island

Campbell River

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Spirit Bear Lodge

resorts & wilderness lodges, wildlife tours, indigenous culture

resorts & wilderness lodges, wildlife tours, indigenous culture

Experience an ancient culture, spectacular wildlife viewing, stunning landscapes and reconnect with nature. Immerse yourself in true wilderness on a grand scale, deep in the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest. Spirit Bear Lodge is Indigenous owned, offering exclusive access to wildlife viewing areas and cultural sites within the Kitasoo Xai'xais traditional territory.

Cariboo Chilcotin Coast

Klemtu

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Clayoquot Wild

wildlife tours, indigenous culture, whale watching, fishing, hot springs

wildlife tours, indigenous culture, whale watching, fishing, hot springs

Locally and family owned, we love sharing the fun and beauty of our home with your family! Our guides are all born and raised in the Clayoquot Sound area and all have a lifetime of training on the water. We can take you whale watching, bear watching, fishing or work with you to design a tour that suits your family's unique ideas of a fun day on the ocean!

Vancouver Island

Tofino

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Knight Inlet Lodge

wildlife tours, resorts & wilderness lodges, indigenous culture, hiking, paddling

wildlife tours, resorts & wilderness lodges, indigenous culture, hiking, paddling

Knight Inlet Lodge is Canada's premier grizzly bear viewing destination. With over 25 years of experience and a world wide reputation for excellence we are the place to see grizzly bears in British Columbia. Our remote floating lodge has 18 guests rooms and offers a full range of activities for our guests including hiking,kayaking, marine wildlife tours, tracking and whale watching. Open from mid May until mid October with packages starting on any day of the week.

Vancouver Island

Black Creek

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