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Canada Safari

British Columbia, Canada, combines a lively urban city vibe with the wilderness and beauty of the remote countryside. Being known for it’s rich wildlife population, Canada is home to various types of whales, bears, seals, birds of prey, and much more. Fully experience this stunning country on one of our Safari tours and have the opportunity to come face to face with some of the most magnificent animals in the world, whilst also seeing what the cities have to offer.

EXAMPLE ITINERARY

British Columbia – Bear & Whale Watching

DAY 1

Fly to Vancouver. You will be met and transferred to a centrally located hotel where you will spend the next 4 nights exploring this vibrant and cosmopolitan city.

DAY 2

You will be provided with tickets for the hop on/off trolly bus. Overnight central Vancouver.

DAY 3

Day at leisure – exploring the city. Overnight central Vancouver.

DAY 4

Day at leisure – exploring the city. Overnight central Vancouver.

DAY 5

Pick-up a hire car from a Vancouver downtown office and drive to the ferry. Overnight room only accommodation in a quality hotel centrally situated.

DAY 6

WHALE WATCHING TOUR

Overnight room only accommodation central Victoria.

DAY 7

Leisure day to explore in/around Victoria (Vancouver island). Overnight room only accommodation in Victoria.

DAY 8

Make your way from Victoria to Torfino on the Pacific Rim and spend 4 nights at Long Beach Lodge Resort.

DAY 9

Overnight room only accommodation at Long Beach Lodge.

COASTAL BEAR WATCH – 2 HRS 30 MINS.

This tour features black bears and explores the fjord inlets of Clayoquot Sound. During the winter, local black bears are in semi-hibernation. Come May, they leave their dens and head for the closest food source – the ocean! While the bears forage in the intertidal zone, you can unobtrusively observe and photograph their behaviour. You will experience the tour aboard an open-air, rescue-style, 24′ rigid-hulled Zodiac suitable for this calm water program. The vessel’s shallow draft is especially good for manoeuvring in the small sheltered bays while you are watching for bears and learning about this unique environment.

DAY 10

Overnight room only accommodation at Long Beach Lodge.

DAY 11

Overnight room only accommodation at Long Beach Lodge.

DAY 12

Leave the Torfino region and make your way to Campbell River.

GRIZZLY BEARS OF KNIGHT INLET (3 DAY / 2 NIGHT).

Overnight room only accommodation at HERONS LANDING.

Please note: Hotel check-in time is 3 pm.

Knight Inlet Lodge is located 80 km (50 mi) North of Campbell River, British Columbia, in a wild and remote area of the Pacific Northwest known as Knight Inlet. Being one of the largest fjords on the British Columbia coast, Knight Inlet offers its visitors spectacular scenery amidst steep cliffs that fall away to the deep blues and grays of the glacial-fed water. Silence reigns here, broken only by the slap of the water against the shore and the thunder of nearby waterfalls, intermingled with the cries of many seabirds. The floating lodge is tucked into Glendale Cove, which offers one of the few protected anchorages in the inlet, and it is here that you will begin each day’s adventure.

TOUR INCLUSIONS:

  • Return airfare from Campbell River to Knight Inlet Lodge
  • Transfers (airport/bus depot to hotel, hotel to floatplane dock & floatplane dock to airport/bus depot)
  • Accommodation at Herons Landing Hotel in Campbell River, 1 night
  • Accommodation at Knight Inlet Lodge (Deluxe Room with private facilities), 1 night
  • Welcome orientation for wildlife viewing
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner & snacks included
  • Complimentary house wine with dinner
  • Transportation to/from bear viewing stands & boats
  • Bear viewing tour
  • Scenic boat ride of Glendale Cove
  • Knight Inlet sightseeing cruise (weather permitting, no substitutes)
  • Use of kayaks on organized estuary tours

DAY 13

GRIZZLY BEARS OF KNIGHT INLET (3 DAY / 2 NIGHT)

DAY 14

GRIZZLY BEARS OF KNIGHT INLET (3 DAY / 2 NIGHT)

DAY 15

Transfer from Knight Inlet to Campbell River and make your way to the ferry and on to Whistler for overnight room only accommodation at Westin Resort & Spa close to the vibrant Whistler Village.

DAY 16

Overnight room only accommodation at Westin Resort & Spa Whistler.

DAY 17

Drive back to Vancouver and take an overnight, direct flight back to London – arriving the following day.

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