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Grizzly Bears at Tweedsmuir Park Lodge
(Tour Code: TPLGBS3NSV) Departing from Vancouver: Daily
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01 Sep - 13 Oct, 2020
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Tweedsmuir Park Lodge is a remote escape with convenient access just three hours from Vancouver, British Columbia.
On this 4-day tour, you'll witness bears hunt and feast in the Great Bear Rainforest and partake in an array of family friendly activities like horse-back riding, archery, fishing and heli-sightseeing.
Itinerary at a Glance
Day 1 Vancouver to Bella Coola
Depart Vancouver South Terminal on Pacific Coastal Airlines scheduled morning flight to Bella Coola. At the airport you will be met by Tweedsmuir Park Lodge staff who will transfer you the 45 minutes to the lodge. After check-in, your stay will start with lodge orientation and an informative bear awareness seminar. Your bear viewing commences with a late afternoon Scenic River Drift down the Atnarko River. Relax and enjoy the amazing mountain scenery - and keep your eyes open for wildlife! Small Group River Drift Bear Viewing is a unique experience only found at Tweedsmuir Park Lodge and is the best way to see grizzlies. Once back at the lodge, enjoy a 3 course dinner that is served at 7:00pm every night.
Day 2 Wildlife Viewing
Wake up early and wander down to our Wildlife Viewing Station, which is for the exclusive use of Tweedsmuir Park Lodge guests. Early morning is a great time to spot bears and the raised structure provides open lines of sight both up and down the river. After checking out the Wildlife Viewing Platforms you have a hot and continental breakfast, which is held every day at 8.00am. Afterwards, it’s time to head out for a Guided Nature Walk in the old growth forests of Tweedsmuir Park. Your guide, a naturalist, will show you how to track the bears and will point out various bear signs, including rub trees with claw and bite marks, and places the bears dig out in the forest floor for their naps called day beds. A picnic lunch will be served in the field.In the afternoon, continue exploring Tweedsmuir Park with a drive on the Tote Road past old, abandoned homesteads brimming with character. You will arrive back at the lodge in the late afternoon. Now you can relax and enjoy some hors d’oeuvres on the sun deck of the lodge, exchanging stories of wildlife seen with your fellow guests. Make sure to head back to the Wildlife Viewing Platforms before dinner.
Day 3 Wildlife Viewing
Check out the Wildlife Viewing Station before breakfast. Then it’s time to hit the river with your guide for a morning drift on the Atnarko River in search of more bears! The bears are most active in the morning and evening and it’s a great time to enjoy a quiet float. A nutritious lunch will be served at the lodge before you head off with your guide to further explore Tweedsmuir Park. Our knowledgeable and friendly guides know the area well and have mapped numerous short hikes to superb vantage points overlooking the Atnarko River to see spawning salmon - and the bears and eagles fishing for them!
Day 4 Bella Coola to Vancouver
Departure day! We recommend one last visit to the Wildlife Viewing Station before breakfast. Lodge staff will transfer you back to the Airport for a mid-morning flight back to Vancouver arriving midday.
- Round-trip airfare from Vancouver to Bella Coola
- All ground transportation, including meet & greet service to/from Bella Coola Airport and Harbour
- Lodge orientation
- Accommodation in beautiful, private timber frame chalets
- All meals: hot & continental breakfast, lunch in the lodge or packed lunch to take out in the field, 3 course dinner, plus afternoon snacks and unlimited soda, coffee and tea
- A variety of small group Bear Watching Tours on each day
- Experienced guides
- Use of all sporting equipment, including mountain or e-bikes that you may use to do some exploring on your own
- Gratuity for staff (recommended $50.00 per day per guest for duration of stay)
- Alcoholic beverages
- Fuel surcharge will be added at the time of booking and is subject to change