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Canada wildlife holiday with grizzly bear viewing at Knight Inlet and whale watching in Tofino

7 days from £2510* 2 reviews

Canada wildlife tour with grizzly bear viewing knight inlet

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Canada Wildlife Tour: Knight Inlet is the most famous and popular grizzly bear location in Canada, and one of the few places in North America where large numbers of grizzlies congregate in one place to fish for salmon, and where you can observe interaction between these normally solitary animals as they compete for the best fishing spots. During the autumn salmon season (late August through to mid October) viewing is conducted from two elevated viewing platforms on the banks of a salmon spawning channel, and sessions are limited to 2 hours and 6 people per platform to minimise disturbance to the bears. It is however a very action packed 2 hours with rarely a moment when there aren’t multiple bears close to the platforms. In spring (May & June) and summer (July through to late August) all viewing is conducted from a boat sitting just offshore in the estuary as the bears graze on estuarine sedge grasses or dig for rice root close to the shoreline, or forage for crustaceans on the tidal flats. Join Wildlife Trails on this spectacular Grizzly Bear Safari as part of your Canada Wildlife Holiday.


This is a Private Tour

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    Fly from Vancouver to Campbell River, then floatplane to Knight Inlet.. Evening viewing of Black Bears

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    Visit the world famous Knight Inlet viewing stands for serious Grizzly Bear action.

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    Visit Johnstone Strait for Orcas. Return to Cambell River by floatplane in the evening.

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    Drive 4 hours to Tofino and overnight in ocean facing condo

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    Morning or afternoon Black Bear viewing tour by 12 passenger rib.

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    Morning or afternoon whale watching tour by 12 passenger rib or larger vessel if preferred.

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    Drive back to Campbell River and connect with flight to Vancouver.


​Accommodation: simple 5 bedroom Wilderess Lodge with ensuite and self-catering Condo with ocean view at Tofino: All meals at Knihgt Inlet included; self-catering elsewhere.

Contact Wildlife Trails for a detailed itinerary.

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* Based on 2 persons and not including flights

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