Magnificent Bear Viewing in The Great Bear Rainforest

Tailored to your requirements, spend time with the grizzlies of Bella Coola, heli flights over glaciated valleys and home cooked food.

Duration 6 days
Price From $3,953
When May - Oct
Destination Canada

Safari Overview

The perfect week away for a family looking for some adventure or a couple looking to experience the Canadian wilderness. Lodging at the wonderful Tweedsmuir Park Lodge with great wines and home cooked food, you set out each day on a variety of excursions from drifting down the river watching grizzly bears as they fish, scenic helicopter flights over the glaciated valleys, nature walks through the forests or just soaking in the hot tub.

What makes this trip extraordinary

  • Explore isolated and wildlife-rich locations via helicopter.
  • Drift down the Atnarko River as grizzly bears swipe salmon from the water’s edge and eagles circle ahead.
  • Venture through Bella Coola Valley, which is home to the world’s highest concentration of grizzly bears in North America.
  • Stay at the wonderful Tweedsmuir Park Lodge and dine on locally sourced cuisine.

Explore Bella Coola enjoying the wildlife and landscapes of this stunning area.

Day by day

Day 1

Vancouver - Bella Coola

Arrive at Tweedsmuir by plane or car and take in your surroundings before receiving your lodge orientation and bear safety briefing. After that you'll be straight out for your first excursion - a river drift down the Atnarko River. Grizzlies aren't the only wildlife you may encounter though, so look our for otters, bald eagles and black bears too.

Overnight: Tweedsmuir Park Lodge D

Day 2

Bella Coola Valley

Rise before breakfast and head down to the Wildlife Viewing Station which is ideally located for early morning bear activity. Back to the lodge for breakfast before going out again with your naturalist guide for a nature walk around the park, learning to track the bears' movements. You can enjoy a picnic in the park's lush surroundings while discussing the morning's sightings. Continue looking for bears and perhaps opt for a hike to Stillwater Lake in the afternoon then go back to the lodge to freshen up for dinner.

Overnight: Tweedsmuir Park Lodge B, L, D

Day 3

Bella Coola Valley

Similarly to yesterday, you can start the day with bear sightings from the on-site Wildlife Viewing Station and a choice of hot or continental breakfasts. Next you will head out for another river drift down the meandering Atnarko River between massive, snow-capped peaks; relax tand enjoy he scenery, whilst keeping your eyes firmly peeled wildlife, especially, of course, grizzly bears. Finish the afternoon with more nature walks and hikes around the stunning Tweedsmuir Park.

Overnight: Tweedsmuir Park Lodge B, L, D

Day 4

Bella Coola Valley

Today is your chance to learn about the history and culture of Bella Coola Valley. Take in the pristine landscapes, discover historical totem poles and visit the culturally modified ancient cedar trees with your guide on hand to explain all about these unusual finds. Enjoy lunch at Clayton Falls Park overlooking the fjord before heading to Bella Coola town to pick up any souvenirs you may want from this amazing destination.

Overnight: Tweedsmuir Park Lodge B, L, D

Day 5

Bella Coola Valley

Enjoy another day of activities from river drifts and nature walks to fishing and bear viewing. You'll now be well versed in what to look for when searching for bears so your sightings should be good. Dine at the lodge for one final evening meal recounting stories of your exciting sightings with staff and guests.

Overnight: Tweedsmuir Park Lodge B, L, D

Day 6

Bella Coola - Vancouver

Depending on whether you are departing by plane or car you may have some time to relax at the lodge and take in your last few moments with the bears near the Wildlife Viewing Station. Say goodbye to Tweedsmuir Park and ensure you have all your memory cards packed with your many wildlife photos ready to show your friends and family upon your return.

Trip Details

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