Our love affair with the Bella Coola valley located in the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest has lasted nearly 20 years and was always one of the best bear viewing places in Canada. due to its ethical and responsible approach to grizzly bear safaris in British Colombia. Bear viewing without the sound of engines or need to waste precious resources is both intimate and sustainable and can lead to some of the most spectacular bear encounters in Canada. Leave the big cities behind and enjoy a Canada wildlife road trip like no other when you drive from Vancouver to Bella Coola for this budget Canada wildlife holiday.
- When to go:
Best time to visit - SEP
Safari Style: BESPOKE WILDLIFE
Drive from Vancouver to Riske Creek
Accommodation : Historic Chilcotin Lodge
Drive from Riske Creek to Bella Coola
Walking with the bears of the Bella Coola valley
Drifting with the grizzly bears of the Atnarko river
Drive from Bella Coola to Williams Lake
Accommodation : Williams Lake B&B
Williams Lake to Vancouver
Pricing Info & Dates
£850 per person based on two people sharing and not including international flights
Valid for travel from August to October 2021 and the same period in 2022
- £100 donation to the Rainforest conservation foundation.
- 7 day car rental in a mid-size car for 2 drivers
- Breakfast at Riske Creek
- All transfers and activities as indicated
- Cost of international flights
- Cost of applicable visas
- Meals in Riske Creek and Bella Coola
- Gratuities for lodge staff and guides
Our clients say about us
Thursday August 29, 2019
Fantastic Canadian adventure
We had a two week holiday on Vancouver Island.. we went on a whale watching tour and saw Orcas, Humpbacks, Dahl porpoises, white striped Dolphins, seals and Sea lions. We then did a Grizzly bear...
By Chris and John
Tuesday September 19, 2017
Fantastic tailored holiday to North America the itinerary and arrangements were first class
Our slightly unusual request was to cover certain National Parks in the US and then visit British Columbia with the focus on Whales and Bears all within a restricted time slot and to ensure both...
By Paul and Sally
Tuesday November 22, 2016
Fantastic Polar Bear trip
Allan Blanchard from Wildlife Trails organised a holiday for myself and a friend to Churchill, Manitoba, Canada to see Polars Bears. All the flights connections were spot on, arrived at Winnipeg...
By Annie and Viv
Sunday October 16, 2016
Bear and whale watching in British Columbia
Fantastic bear and whale watching experience in the Great Best Rainforest and on Vancouver Island. Different locations, tour operators and accommodation types, all of them great in their own...
Saturday December 5, 2015
Everything I could have hoped for
I specifically wanted to see Polar bears with plenty of photo opportunities. I had a 4 night stay in the Frontiers North Tundra Buggy Lodge, with 5 eight hour Tundra Buggy trips. I also stayed in...
Saturday November 14, 2015
Two weeks whale and bear watching in spectacular surroundings on Vancouver Island
A family (of four) self-drive holiday to Vancouver and Vancouver Island in late August and early September 2015. The holiday lived up to all our expectations. All the arrangements worked like...
By Graham and family
Wednesday October 7, 2015
I had a wonderful trip to the Bella Coola Valley in BC. Location and accommodation were excellent, the food a real treat especially in the Tweedmuire Park Lodge. Wildlife viewing on the river and...
Monday October 21, 2013
Bella Coola Bear Watching
Bear viewing holiday in British Columbia. We had 5 days at Tweedsmuir Park lodge, one on a guided walk, 1.5 on a river drift and the rest free time or we could have done some additional tours. All...