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Canada wildlife tour in Bella Coola. Observe bears in a natural setting

6 days from £2975* 3 reviews

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Canada wildlife tour: One of our most popular Grizzly Bear destinations is the Bella Coola River Valley in the mountainous interior of British Columbia, a 1½ hour flight north of Vancouver.

There are many places in Western Canada where you can see Grizzly Bears but what this makes this Grizzly Bear Safari so special is the variety of ways in which you can observe them here, and how exhilarating and intimate the encounters tend to be in this pristine natural setting. Whereas in other locations you can feel somewhat detached from the bears and their environment in an elevated viewing stand, here they can be safely viewed on foot or from the comfort of a boat drifting sedately down the river. This means you see them at eye-level rather than looking down on them, and the nice thing about being in a drift boat or on foot is that you feel as though you are part of the environment rather than just passing through it.

Another unique feature of this location is that it offers some scope for some self-guided bear viewing once you have become acquainted with the area, and with patience, and of course a little luck, it is possible to safely view grizzlies feeding on salmon from various vantage points overlooking the river that are within walking distance of your accommodations. To some extent this means you can gain a lot by extending you Canada Wildlife Holiday and Gizzly Bear Safari at Bella Coola and enjoy exiting wildlife encounters.

Photo Credit: Dano Pendygrasse, Tweedsmuir Lodge


This is a Small Group Tour

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    Canada wildlife tour starts with your arrival in Vancouver and overnight at Pacific Gateway Hotel

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    Fly from Vancouver to Bella Coola and then transfer to Tweedsmuir Lodge.

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    Three full days of grizzly bear viewing involving magical river drifts, walking safaris. All meals included and activities conducted in small groups (maximum of 6)

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    Fly back from Bella Coola to Vancouver to connect with your onward international flight. End of your Canada wildlife tour.


​Accommodation: Cabin at Tweedsmuir Lodge including all meals and mid-range airport hotel in Vancouver: .

Contact Wildlife Trails for a detailed itinerary.

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* Based on 2 persons and not including flights

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