Grizzlies of Toba Inlet & Vancouver

Overview

Grizzly bear viewing is one of the highlights of any trip to Canada, and the west coast has more than a smattering of these wonderful creatures. The best time to see them is the autumn months when they feed on salmon in preparation for the winter hibernation. Stay in a secluded lodge, go in search of Grizzlies with a First Nation’s guide and explore vibrant Vancouver on this one week holiday.

What's Included:

  • Return transatlantic flights
  • Return flight Vancouver – Powell River
  • 4 nights room only accommodation in Vancouver
  • 3 nights accommodation at Homfray Lodge
  • Transfers between Powell River and Homfray lodge
  • 3 dinners, 3 breakfasts and 2 lunches
  • 2 days bear watching at Toba Inlet
  • Vancouver hop-on hop-off city tour

Full Itinerary

Day 1: UK - Vancouver

Fly to Vancouver and on arrival make your way to your downtown hotel for a 3 night stay.

Days 2 - 3: Vancouver

Boasting a glorious waterfront setting Vancouver is consistently voted best place to live in Canada, and once you’ve visited you’ll understand why. Maybe it’s the youth and friendliness of the place, or the vast array of shopping, from chic on Robson Street to the latest brands in designer malls. Perhaps it’s the artist’s scene, from the funky hotspot of Granville Island to the vast array of museums. Maybe it’s the natural charm of 1000-acre Stanley Park or the surrounding peaks of the Coastal Mountains or the whale watching in the Pacific Ocean. A 1day hop on hop off sightseeing pass is included to ensure you see all the sights.

Day 4: Vancouver – Desolation Sound

make your way to Vancouver airports south terminal for your included flight to Powell river from where you will be transferred to Homfray lodge for a three night stay. Dinner included today.

Days 5-6: Bear viewing

Spend two days in search of Grizzlies and other wildlife with a First Nation’s guide. From the lodge we cruise to remote Toba Inlet where you will join a Grizzly Bear Viewing Tour, guided by indigenous Klahoose guides. You disembark at Toba Inlet and after a short drive to covered viewing platforms, spend between 2–3 hours watching the grizzly bears feeding on salmon in their natural habitat. After the tour and lunch, return to Homfray Lodge where you will have time at leisure to enjoy the lodge amenities. With a maximum of just 12 passengers, each Grizzly Bear Viewing Tour is limited for an intimate experience and minimal impact on the bears. Breakfast Lunch and Dinner included each day.

Day 7: Desolation Sound to Vancouver

You’ll be transferred back to Powell river for your flight to Vancouver. On arrival make your way to your hotel for your final night in this fabulous city. Breakfast included today.

Day 8: Vancouver - UK

Make your way to Vancouver airport this afternoon for your return flight to the UK

Day 9: Arrive UK

Hand Picked By

Vicky Gurney

Canada simply has something for everyone: breathtaking scenery, amazing wildlife, vibrant cities, wonderful restaurants and plenty of shopping – to name just a few. I was lucky to travel to this amazing country and enjoyed some if its wonderful highlights.

Vicky Gurney

Additional Information

  • Date: 3rd September - 8th October 2019
  • Board Basis: Mixed meal plan
  • Duration: 7 nights
  • Departure Airport: London
  • Guide Price: From £2,839pp
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