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British Columbia Grizzly Experience

Explore the stunning British Columbia by air, sea and land. Discover cosmopolitan Vancouver, enchanting Victoria and escape to the hidden beauty of Knight Inlet, home to wild landscapes filled with bears, whales and eagles.

11 Days
8 Experiences
1 Country
8 Inclusions
1 Room options

About This Trip

Are you ready for the ultimate wilderness escape in North America? We transport you to the incredible Glendale Cove, Knight Inlet, only accessible by seaplane and home to one of the largest concentrations of Grizzly (brown) Bears in British Columbia. Here you will stay on the floating Knight Inlet Lodge, surrounded by nothing but the finest wilderness in Canada. Spend your days exploring the fjord, observing Grizzly Bears at play, kayaking amongst pods of dolphins as they streak through the tranquil waters. This unique escape lies at the heart of this phenomenal trip, but there is so much more to be discovered. 

 

Explore British Columbia like nobody else. Your journey starts in the beautiful melting pot of Vancouver where you can take time out to acclimatise, relax and enjoy the gastronomy and relaxed vibe of this gateway city. You will be taken on a guided tour of the city including the stunning Capilano Suspension Bridge, where you can see incredible views of the city from every angle. From Vancouver, cruise across the stunning Strait of Georgia with panoramic views out over the San Juan Islands, to arrive in Victoria on Vancouver Island. As well as soaking up the unique atmosphere of this wild paradise, you will be taken out on a whale-watching expedition before we head up to the critically acclaimed wilderness lodge in the outstanding Knight Inlet. 

 

Your exclusive stay in Knight Inlet Lodge is surrounded by deep wilderness and here you will be accompanied by expert guides as you explore the area, observing bears, and discovering the incredible amount of marine visitors to this secluded spot. After five days of focusing purely on the natural surroundings, we fly you back to Vancouver by seaplane before taking you along the phenomenal Sea-to-Sky Highway to Whistler, exploring the vast amount of natural wonders along the way. 


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What To Expect

Trip Itinerary

Where You'll Stay
Included
4 Star Accommodation and Floating Resorts

The following accommodation is provided throughout your tour. We have blended 4-star accommodation in the cities with your unique floating lodge in Knight Inlet to give the best overall experience on your tour. Please note that any accommodation listed is subject to change due to availability at the time of booking. Any unavailable accommodation will be replaced by a similar standard or higher. 

 

Georgian Court - Vancouver

Hotel Grand Pacific - Victoria

Comfort Inn and Suites - Campbell River

Knight Inlet Lodge - Knight Inlet



  • Bathtub or walk-in shower
  • Twin bed/double bed
  • Hairdryer*
  • Wireless connect*
  • Self-controlled heating
  • Full-size mirror
  • Safe*
  • Coffee and tea machine

 

*Not available in Knight Inlet Lodge

Single supplementNo
Max occupancy2 adult people
ShareableNot available
Bedding arrangementDouble/Twin Room
highlights

We discovered the unbelievable beauty of the Knight Inlet years ago and were desperate to find a way to create an outstanding tour around it. Why so special? Well, this unique floating lodge sits right in the heart of the B.C. wilderness, only accessible by seaplane. Being untouched by human hands, the rest of the fjord is brimming with wildlife and it is all for you. With only a handful of people allowed to stay at the lodge at any one time, you explore in small groups to maximise access to your guide and minimise your impact on the surroundings, meaning you can get up close and personal with the wide array of incredible wildlife living around the fjord. 

 

Spending time observing the habits of the resident Grizzly Bears is an unforgettable experience, the power and grace, the playfulness and sense of family is a joy to witness. Add to this a fjord brimming with seals, dolphins and the occasional whale that you can kayak amongst and you have a completely unique wildlife adventure that is a once in a lifetime experience. Until you go back that is! 

 

However, B.C. is packed with beauty, so we wanted to help you experience as much as we could fit in. You will explore the vibrant city of Vancouver, the wild, relaxed Vancouver Island and its stunning capital Victoria. And after your break from the modern world in Knight Inlet, we showcase the grandeur of the Sea-to-Sky Highway, full of majestic natural highlights.


location

This adventure is all about the location, about getting you to experience wild, beautiful places that not many other people have ever heard of. As soon as you touch down in Vancouver, you will be in our very capable hands. We will transfer you to Vancouver for your stay there and help you explore the city. From there you will cruise through the scenic Gulf Islands to Victoria, the capital of Vancouver Island before we transfer you to Campbell River where your seaplane will take you to the glorious middle of nowhere in Knight Inlet. Then after exploring this wild haven, it is back down to Vancouver by seaplane for a final couple of nights, and a world-class tour of Whistler and all the beauty of the Sea-to-Sky highway, before we take you out to the airport to meet your onward flight.


facilities

All the accommodation we have hand-picked for this tour are of outstanding quality. In the bigger cities, we have chosen 4-star accommodation and Knight Inlet is a beautiful floating resort surrounded by natural wonder. 

 

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Free Wi-Fi (not Knight Inlet)
  • Spa lounge/relaxation area
  • Steam room
  • Spa facilities
  • Fitness centre
  • Sauna

important info

Exclusions

  • Return flights
  • Visas
  • Optional activities/tours, personal expenses/transfers not mentioned
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips & gratuities

Age restrictions

  • This tour is restricted to guests aged 18 years or older

Occupancy

  • The minimum number for this trip to operate is two people
  • Double or twin share basis

Passport & visa requirements

  • All visitors require a passport with a minimum validity of 6 months beyond your return travel date is required for all passengers (including children and infants)
  • Visitors may require a visa to enter
  • It is the visitor’s responsibility to ensure they are holding the correct and current visa for the countries they are visiting
  • If the visitor is a non-Australian passport holder, a valid re-entry visa may be required.
  • Important: Please start arranging your visa at least 6-8 weeks prior to departure to account for any delays due to consulate operating hours and processing times

Travel insurance

  • We recommend you purchase travel insurance as soon as possible after purchasing this package

Health & vaccination

  • Travellers are advised to check with their local health professional at least 45 days prior to departure, as some vaccinations require 30 days or more to be effective
  • We do recommend wearing mosquito repellant and sunscreens
  • It is advised that you ensure you have adequate health insurance cover as part of your travel insurance

Porterage

  • Porterage is available throughout the trip, although a tip is recommended

Tipping

  • Tipping and gratuities are not included in the package apart from your time at Knight Inlet Lodge, where all gratuities are included.

Fitness requirements

  • Travellers should have a good level of physical fitness and mobility. They must be able to negotiate uneven surfaces and in some cases climb stairs.

Dietary requirements

  • Any dietary requirements must be received by DealsAway at least 30 days prior to your scheduled departure date. Failure to provide these details by this date may result in an inability to cater for your requirements
  • In most cases DealsAway can cater for special dietary requirements but please note that on occasion, this may not be possible due to location, lack of availability of ingredients, and other extenuating circumstances. It is always advised to carry supplies with you

Transfers

  • All transfers are included on this trip

Documentation

  • Any applicable pre-trip or tour documentation will be emailed to you prior to travelling. Should you have any queries regarding this please feel free to contact us directly via email at support@dealsaway.com

DealsAway savings

  • The value and comparative savings have been determined based on published rack rates and the value of inclusions. Please be advised that rack rates may not be reflective of actual rates being charged, dependent on the timing and manner of your booking and therefore are only indicative of the level of saving

Itinerary amendments & changes

  • Occasionally our itineraries are updated prior to departure to incorporate improvements stemming from past travellers’ feedback as well as updates from our ground operators. Please note that while we operate successful tours in this region throughout the year, some changes may be necessary due to inclement weather, public holidays, common seasonal changes to timetables and transport routes, and unforeseen circumstances. This can happen with little notice so please be prepared for modifications to the route. The order and timing of included activities may also vary from time to time

Availability

  • All DealsAway trips are available on a request only basis and are subject to availability. Once booked you should receive a payment confirmation and receipt via email, followed by a booking confirmation normally within 72hrs of making a booking, sometimes this can take a little longer subject to supplier delay
  • If you have not received your confirmation within 5 business days of payment confirmation please contact us immediately by email at support@dealsaway.com 
  • In the event that your trip is unavailable for the dates you have chosen, we will contact you by telephone to advise the next available dates

Surcharges

  • Any prices quoted exclude specific costs/measures which may be introduced at a later stage as a result of Government changes due to COVID-19 health and safety restrictions. DealsAway will inform its guests of these changes as soon as possible, these additional charges will be passed on by DealsAway to the guest

 

AMENDMENTS & CHANGES

Name change or corrections

  • Name corrections may incur a fee
  • Name changes are not permitted

Date changes

  • Date changes are not permitted

Refunds

  • Please refer to our Booking Conditions for all information on refunds

Special requests

  • If you or any members of your travelling party have any special requests (for example a dietary requirement, specific room location etc), please let DealsAway know at the time of booking and we will endeavour to assist you with your request.

 

Behaviour

  • Please be aware that the booking conditions state that your holiday can be terminated, with no refund, if the behaviour of you or any members of your travelling party does not meet an acceptable standard. You will also often be required to pay for any damages you or members of your travelling party cause to accommodation, coach, train or cruise ship

Holiday extras

  • If you wish to purchase any extras or upgrades please contact us at support@dealsaway.com for information on our optional extras

 

DealsAway reserves the right to modify prices for marketing and commercial reasons. Please note that full terms and conditions apply. Refer to the website's terms and conditions.

 

Special Notes on Knight Inlet

  • Fitness level: A low to moderate level of physical fitness is required for all tours including, but not limited to, the ability to walk 100 – 200 metres on uneven, slippery and or muddy shoreline
  • The lodge rooms do not have a telephone or television. A public phone is available. There is no public internet/Wi-Fi at the lodge
  • All guests are required to sign a waiver of liability prior to departure
  • Guests are allowed one 14 kg bag and a small carry-on on all packages. Any excess luggage is subject to a surcharge of $1 / 0.5 kg (subject to availability, the cost can change without notice). Excess luggage can be stored at the floatplane terminal at no charge
  • Daily activities may be modified depending on weather and water level conditions
  • Guests will be divided into groups upon arrival at the resort so that you experience the true magnificence of the inlet in small, well-organised teams of a maximum of 8 guests (up to 12 for whale watching)
  • Meals: vegetarian, as well as any other special dietary needs, can usually be met with advance notice. All meals are a set menu that changes daily but please advise if you have special requests for dietary or allergy issues
  •  It is suggested that you bring casual clothing that can be worn in layers; good walking/trekking shoes (waterproof is best), shorts, and a pair of light gloves (spring /fall). The lodge will provide you with good quality wet weather gear, including rubber boots

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