7
Days
From
£3,299
per person
Wildlife & Safari
North America
May - Oct

A magical journey, seeing the bears - and plenty more - in their natural habitat provides the holiday experience of a lifetime.

Gary Worthington
Product Executive - Tailor Made

Knight Inlet Lodge floats above water within Glendale Cove and is accessible only by floatplane during a short summer season. Whether it is in early summer, when the bears forage on the coastlines at low tide for barnacles, or at the height of the summer when the salmon return to the spawning channels giving the bears access to thousands of fish, you are more or less guaranteed to see these wonderful animals. Bears are the main reason to travel here, but don’t be surprised to see whales, dolphins, seals and majestic bald eagles grace the cove and inlet.  Combine this with a few days exploring vibrant Vancouver and you can have a truly memorable holiday experience.

At a Glance

  • See grizzly bears and black bears
  • Marine wildlife and bird watching
  • Excellent, knowledgeable guides

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  • Day 1
    UK to Vancouver

    Travel from the UK to Vancouver International Airport  where a private transfer will meet you, driving the half hour or so into this wonderful city on the water.  This evening, chose to walk by Canada Place or head into Gastown for some of the city’s best restaurants.

    Highlights
    Accommodation
    Loden Hotel
  • Days 2 - 3
    Vancouver

    Vancouver is a bustling and beautiful city with plenty of options around and about to fill a couple of days.  Within easy reach of downtown is the Waterfront; head to Canada Place where the cruise ships dock and while there, check out the interactive Fly Over Canada; a fantastic immersive ride really highlighting all of Canada.  Check out other sites such as Stanley Park and Granville Island within the city or head north over the Lions Gate Bridge to scale the heights of the Capillano Suspension Bridge.

    Highlights
    Accommodation
    Loden Hotel
  • Day 4
    Vancouver to Campbell River

    Enjoy a final morning in Vancouver before taking a private transfer to Vancouver Airport's South Terminal.  Take a flight with Pacific Coastal Airlines of about an hour to Campbell River, about half way up Vancouver Island.  This is the stopping off point for Knight Inlet and Grizzly Tours will transfer you from the airport to your hotel.  Explore this quaint little town on the water for the rest of the day; seeing the huge cruise ships traversing the Inside Passage from this location is a frequent and enthralling site.

    Highlights
    Accommodation
    Comfort Inn & Suites
  • Day 5
    Knight Inlet Lodge

    You will be taken to the nearby floatplane base for a short flight to Knight Inlet Lodge. Following a small boat excursion in the estuary, depart on two 2-hour tours in the afternoon; the first of these follows the bears, whilst the other will be a sightseeing cruise.
     
    Meals included: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

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    Accommodation
    Knight Inlet Lodge
  • Day 6
    Knight Inlet Lodge

    It is up to you how you spend this day at the lodge. Venture in land and view the bears in the streams, take a sea kayaking tour of Glendale Cove, hike through the Kwalate River Valley or go on a wildlife tracking adventure.

    Options for how to spend the day:

    • Bear viewing
    • Sea kayaking tour
    • Hiking through Kwalate River Valley
    • Wildlife tracking

    Meals included: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

    Highlights
    Accommodation
    Knight Inlet Lodge
  • Days 7 - 8
    Knight Inlet Lodge to the UK

    You will have time for one last bear viewing cruise around Glendale Cove after breakfast. While out on the water, your seaplane will arrive to take you back to Campbell River.  From here, take the return flight to Vancouver South Terminal and transfer to the international side of the airport and check-in for an overnight flight back to the UK.

    Meals included: Breakfast

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Vancouver

Loden Hotel

‘Waterfront, Downtown Boutique’

The Loden Hotel is a boutique property located in downtown Vancouver and steps away from Coal Harbour waterfront. It’s in an ideal location, adjacent to many of Vancouver's most popular attractions including museums, galleries, world-class shopping and numerous restaurants.  The hotel houses just 77 rooms and suites, all custom designed and with views of the city and water ways.  Amenities include a fitness centre on site, spa services offered and its own unique bistro and bar, and there is a Wanderfit programme to make the most of the surrounding nature on bike, trekking and cycling.

Campbell River

Comfort Inn & Suites

Waterfront Location, West Coast Style’

Comfort Inn & Suites Campbell River offer a unique location overlooking the waterside and just minutes from the ferry terminal linking it to Quadra & Cortes Islands. Providing guests with an indoor pool and hot tub as well room amentities such as a fridge, microwave and free breakfast every morning, this makes for a great welcome to Vancouver Islands east coast area. Whether you want to go on a grizzly bear tour, try your hand at fishing or whale watching, the hotel’s location surrounded by the great Canadian outdoors could be the perfect stopover for you.

Port Hardy

Knight Inlet Lodge

‘Refreshingly remote; basic but beautiful’

If you can’t survive a day without Wi-Fi or TV, the Knight Inlet Lodge definitely isn’t for you. But if the sound of unplugging from the distractions of our digital world sounds appealing, if swapping your newsfeed for nature sounds as sweet as a siren’s song, beckoning you into the wild, the Knight Inlet Lodge is absolutely the place for you. Sitting atop the waters of British Columbia’s central coast, the first unique feature you’ll find about this resort is that its entire structure floats on water. This is one of the best places in the world to view grizzly bears up close in the wild – a truly unique experience.
7 Days from £3,299 per person
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This trip includes

Flights in economy
Accommodation as listed - 5 night in total
Private airport transfers in Vancouver
Bear viewing package can be up to 5 nights
First night always in Campbell River
Return float plane flights between Campbell River and Glendale Cove
Transfers in Campbell River
Activities such as hiking and kayaking on offer at Knight Inlet 
Full board and soft drinks included at Knight Inlet Lodge

This trip excludes

Meals unless otherwise stated

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