Grizzly bear in the Bella Coola river, Canada
Vancouver Island Explorer
Want to go wild in Canada? On this fun-filled trip you’ll explore Vancouver by bike and have a go on the hi-tech FlyOver Canada attraction. You’ll head on to Vancouver Island where you’ll go in search of orca by high speed boat. After swimming and snorkelling with thousands of salmon in Campbell River you’ll head over to the Bella Coola Valley where grizzly bears are abundant before flying back to Vancouver for you overnight flight home.
Spot grizzly bears in beautiful Bella Coola
Swim and snorkel among thousands of salmon in Campbell River
Spot Orca whales around Vancouver Island
Try the hi-tech FlyOver Canada ride
Take a guided bike tour of Stanley Park in Vancouver
This exciting trip to Canada includes international flights, ferry transfers, hire car, accommodation - including three nights at the remote Tweedsmuir bear lodge, as well as some food and selected excursions.
From the first conversation until you arrive home from your holiday, you’ll be looked after by one of our Travel Designers who has travelled extensively in the region and will give advice from their personal experience on how to make the most out of your trip. All of our trips are entirely bespoke and we will continually refine your itinerary until it’s perfect.
The day for your big Canadian adventure is here at long last - hurrah! After packing any last minute items hop aboard your flight to Vancouver. Explore this cosmopolitan city on foot - check out historic Gastown or treat yourself to a tasty dish in Chinatown. While here you'll also take a relaxing guided bicycle tour of Stanley Park and go on the city's latest hi-tech attraction: FlyOver Canada. Over 8 minutes you'll 'fly' over the country and get a better understanding of this huge and vast land.
City + Wildlife
Once you're set up in your hire car, take the scenic ferry across to Vancouver Island - keep your eyes peeled for dolphins and sea birds along the way. While on the island you'll visit the world's best location for viewing whales in the wild in the hopes of spotting some mighty orca whales in their natural environment.
General Tour + Wildlife
Today you'll take the stunning coastal route from Victoria to Campbell River - stop along the way to take in the miles of stunning coastline and swing by some of the charming seaside towns. The next day you'll take a three hour raft tour along the river where you'll even have a chance to don a wetsuit and snorkel in the crystal clear waters among thousands of salmon. What an experience!
Cruise + Wildlife
You'll travel through the dramatic Inside Passage on the scenic 10 hour northbound journey to Bella Coola. Keep your eyes peeled - these waters are home to sea lions and humpback whales.
Spend the next two days with your knowledgeable guide out on the water in search of grizzly bears. You will be scouring the river's edge for these magnificent animals from a drift boat and watch them frolic in the waters and feed on salmon within this pristine wilderness. Bella Coola Valley is home to one of the largest populations of grizzly bears in Canada. The area itself combines stunning mountain views, ocean and river backdrops with cascading coastal waterfalls, making it a wonderful area for hiking and other outdoor pursuits.
On Day 11 you’ll head home with plenty of new travel memories to share with your nearest and dearest.