Tweedsmuir Park Lodge Grizzly Safari - 7 Nights 7 nights

 

Canadian Signature Experience

The Grizzly Safari at Tweedsmuir Lodge is part of Destination Canada’s Canadian Signature Experiences (CSE) Collection. The CSE collection includes once-in-a-lifetime authentic travel experiences found only in Canada.

 

Tweedsmuir Park Lodge Grizzly Safari - 7 Nights

Embark on a mind-blowing journey of a lifetime, as you travel on a 7-night self-drive vacation past rugged mountains and tranquil lakes into the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest. Watch grizzlies in their natural habitat and keep your eye out for the rare spirit on your guided eco-rafting tour. Take an unforgettable ferry ride across glacial fjords and travel across the northern communities of Vancouver Island on your way back to Metro Vancouver.

Top 5 things to do

  • Go grizzly bear watching in the Great Bear Rainforest
  • Learn about the region's First Nations culture by visiting ancient stone carvings and the local totem poles
  • Explore the Great Bear Rainforest, including a visit to a waterfall
  • Walk the rugged Tote Road exploring old homesteads and trappers' cabins
  • Go fishing at the scenic Atnarko River

Additional Activities can be added to your package during the booking process

Day 1

Day 1 - Metro Vancouver to Whistler

Staying at: Aava Whistler Hotel
4005 Whistler Way, Whistler, BC, Canada, V0N 1B4

Start your adventure by travelling towards the popular destination of Whistler. Enjoy the scenic drive along the Sea to Sky Highway, and make stops at Shannon Falls and Brandywine Falls when you need to stretch your legs.

Day 2

Day 2 - Whistler to Williams Lake

Staying at: Coast Fraser Inn
285 Donald Rd, Williams Lake, BC, Canada, V2G 4K4

Continue your journey up north to Williams Lake and enjoy the breathtaking ride as you drive past rugged mountains. Discover the city’s rural charm and explore the beautiful backcountry trails.

Day 3

Day 3 - Williams Lake to Tweedsmuir Park

Staying at: Tweedsmuir Park Lodge
7001 Corbould Drive, Bella Coola, BC, Canada, V0T 1C0

Once you arrive at Tweedsmuir Park Lodge in the late afternoon, hop on a Scenic River Drift down the Atnarko River. Relax and enjoy the amazing mountain scenery while keeping your eyes open for wildlife! The salmon are spawning and provide an easy meal for majestic bald eagles and impressive grizzly bears. River otters and black bears may also be seen. This Small Group River Drift Bear Viewing is a unique experience only found at Tweedsmuir Park Lodge.

Day 4

Day 4 - Tweedsmuir Park Wildlife Tour

Staying at: Tweedsmuir Park Lodge
7001 Corbould Drive, Bella Coola, BC, Canada, V0T 1C0

Wake up early and wander down to our Wildlife Viewing Station, which is for the exclusive use of Tweedsmuir Park Lodge guests. Early morning is a great time to spot bears and the raised structure provides open lines of sight both up and down the river. After checking out the Wildlife Viewing Platforms you have a choice of a hot or continental breakfast, which is held every day at 8am. Afterwards, it’s time to head out for a Guided Nature Walk in the old growth forests of Tweedsmuir Park, the largest provincial park in British Columbia. Your guide, a naturalist, will show you how to track the bears and will point out various bear signs, including rub trees with claw and bite marks, and places the bears dig out in the forest floor for their naps called day beds. A picnic lunch will be served in the field. In the afternoon, continue exploring Tweedsmuir Park with a drive on the Tote Road past old, abandoned homesteads brimming with character. At the end of the road there is a short, highly recommended hike to Stillwater Lake. This is a beautiful, pristine place that should not be missed! You will arrive back at the lodge in the late afternoon. Now you can relax and enjoy some hors d’oeuvres on the sun deck of the lodge, exchanging stories of wildlife seen with your fellow guests. Make sure to head back to the Wildlife Viewing Platforms before dinner.

Day 5

Day 5 - Tweedsmuir Park Wildlife Tour

Staying at: Tweedsmuir Park Lodge
7001 Corbould Drive, Bella Coola, BC, Canada, V0T 1C0

Check out the Wildlife Viewing Station before breakfast. Then it’s time hit the river with your guide for a morning drift on the Atnarko River in search of more bears! A nutritious lunch will be served at the lodge before you head off with your guide to further explore Tweedsmuir Park. 

Day 6

Day 6 - Bella Coola to Port Hardy

Staying at: Quarterdeck Inn & Marina Resort
6555 Hardy Bay Road, Port Hardy, BC, V0N 2P0

Board your sailing and cruise south past glacial fjords on your Central Coast sailing to Port Hardy. Enjoy the breathtaking panoramas and watch for orcas, otters, seals and other wildlife swimming along the shoreline.

Day 7

Day 7 - Port Hardy to Courtenay

Staying at: Bayview Hotel Group Ltd
220 Cliffe Avenue, Courtenay, BC, Canada, V9N 2L4

Journey south along the coastline until you arrive to Courtenay. Tantalize your taste buds and choose from many farm-to-table restaurants and cafés, or treat yourself to spa day at the Kingfisher Oceanside Resort and Spa

Day 8

Day 8 - Courtenay to Vancouver via Nanaimo

Ferry: Nanaimo (Departure Bay) to West Vancouver (Horseshoe Bay)

Finish your trip with a leisurely drive along the coast with spectacular scenery to Nanaimo, and sail across the Strait of Georgia back to Metro Vancouver.

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Day 1 - Metro Vancouver to Whistler

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Notes

Please note, this package's Cancellation and Changes to Services policy varies from BC Ferries Vacations' Terms and Conditions. Cancellations within 90 days of departure are 100% non-refundable.

The Tweedsmuir Park Grizzly Safari is a seasonal package available from mid-August to mid-October, 2019.

Families with children 11 and under need to book a Private package.  Please call to inquire

Please note that smoking is not permitted inside any of the buildings or on the tours.

All guests will be required to sign a Release of Liability (Waiver of Claims, Assumption of Risks and Indemnity Agreement) upon arriving at the Lodge.

 

While staying at Tweedsmuir Park Lodge this package includes:

  • All Meals: Hot & continental breakfast served daily between 7:30-8:30 am, lunch in the Lodge or a packed lunch to take out in the field, 3 course dinner served daily at 7:00 pm, plus afternoon snacks and unlimited soda, coffee and tea.
  • Entrance fees to parks.
  • Use of all sporting equipment, including mountain bikes

Today's price from $3959 CAD

+ $184.78 GST. Per person based on double occupancy. Includes ferry & accommodation. Surcharges may apply.

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Package includes

  • Accommodation 7 nights’ hotel in 5 destinations; including 3 nights at the Tweedsmuir Park Lodge
  • Ferry Round trip on BC Ferries from Metro Vancouver to Vancouver Island, and from Port Hardy to Bella Coola for two adults and one car
  • Bear Viewing Tour Bear Watching Tour at Tweedsmuir Park Lodge
  • Includes An F&B Option All meals at the Tweedsmuir Park Lodge

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