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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 Coastal Adventures

wildlife tours, boating, indigenous culture

wildlife tours, boating, indigenous culture

Grizzly Bears, return each August for the annual 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 feasting on salmon. Grizzly bear viewing tours led by Klahoose guides and partners.

Vancouver Island

Campbell River

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Spirit Bear Lodge

indigenous culture, resorts & wilderness lodges, wildlife tours

indigenous culture, resorts & wilderness lodges, wildlife tours

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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Sea Wolf Adventures

indigenous culture, bird watching, boating, whale watching, wildlife tours

indigenous culture, bird watching, boating, whale watching, wildlife tours

Sea Wolf Adventures connects travellers to destinations in the Broughton Archipelago and the Great Bear Rainforest for grizzly bear viewing, wilderness and wildlife experiences, and First Nations cultural tours. Your guides are well trained in tradition and wildlife guiding. They will give you a deeper experience into First Nations culture and heritage of the Kwakwaka'wakw Nation. Safe. True. Education -- a truly unforgettable wildlife experience. Our vessels are brand new, state of the art, and very seaworthy.

Vancouver Island

Port McNeill

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Coastal Rainforest Safaris

wildlife tours, whale watching

wildlife tours, whale watching

Coastal Rainforest Safaris delivers exciting wilderness experiences by Rigid Hull Inflatable boats amongst the diverse wildlife of British Columbias Great Bear Rainforest. Departing from Port Hardy, we offer guests an immersive nature experience told from a unique, Indigenous perspective that explores our connection to the land, sea, wildlife, and the history that makes the area what it is now.

Vancouver Island

Port Hardy

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Homalco Wildlife & Cultural Tours

whale watching, wildlife tours, bird watching, indigenous culture, hiking

whale watching, wildlife tours, bird watching, indigenous culture, hiking

Homalco First Nation have been the stewards of their traditional territory of Bute Inlet for generations and the cultural and historical significance of this area spans thousands of years. Our guided tours take guests through the Salish Sea to Bute Inlet and along the Orford River, where grizzly bear populations thrive during the salmon run. We also offer marine wildlife and cultural tours all of which are interwoven with knowledge from our traditional way of life. Our commitment to guests is to share our traditional lands, the share stories of our people and to create a sense of connection with our indigenous culture. We welcome you join us and learn about the land, wildlife and people while becomming immersed in the beauty of this spectacular land. iymot kunome (It is good to see you).

Vancouver Island

Campbell River

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Klahoose Wilderness Resort

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

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

Welcome to Klahoose Wilderness Resort, British Columbias newest Indigenous cultural experience. In Spring 2021 an authentic luxury eco-resort will open. A resort that reflects the Klahoose traditional values and 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, car, or boat to convenient boat shuttle departure sites in Lund on the Sunshine Coast and Campbell River on Vancouver Island. Floatplane and helicopter charters are also available. Desolation Sound has been referred as the Serengeti of North America for good reason, given its abundance of large marine and terrestrial mammals. 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 Klahoose Coastal Adventures, seasonal and wild bear tour observations located in remote Toba Inlet located just 40 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 glassy water of the Homfray Channel. Traditional canoe and fishing excursions can also be arranged upon request. Helicopter glacier tours over glacial and wildflower fields 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 single cabins can accommodate an average14 guests to maximum capacity of 26 guests. The Resort is ideal for private groups and multi-generation family gateway or special occasion. 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 grizzlies fishing for salmon. They can paddle among the Northern Islands, and gather wisdom from the Klahoose culture. Over the course of this exquisite visit, guests Answer the Call to embrace the natural and indigenous spirit of the place.

Vancouver Coast & Mountains

Powell River

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