One of Canada's most popular activities, Canada’s bear watching is second to none. British Columbia is king when it comes to grizzlies, home to half of all Canada's grizzly bears in this province alone. And with one of the longest bear-watching seasons in the world, you'll have endless opportunities to view them. If you have always dreamt of viewing bears in the lush forests while they wake from their Winter sleep or feast on sockeye salmon then Knight Inlet is a fantastic choice, situated right in the heart of Canada's most famous grizzly bear habitat and located near Campbell River which is known as the 'Salmon Capital of the World'.
• International flights from London Gatwick on Air Transat in economy class
• Includes seat selection on Air Transat flights
• Return internal flight from Vancouver to Campbell River
• 6 nights hotel accommodation
• Full board at Knight Inlet Lodge, starting with lunch on arrival day and ending with breakfast on the last day
• Scenic floatplane to/from Campbell River to Knight Inlet Lodge
• Grizzly Bear watching tour
Why not extend your trip with another night or two at Knight Inlet Lodge
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Day 1 Fly from London to Vancouver
Depart from London Gatwick to Vancouver Airport with Air Transat. Independently make your way to your hotel in Vancouver downtown. Start your holiday with some free time in Vancouver where you can enjoy a relaxing walk or cycle around the seawall of Stanley Park or go deeper into the park and visit the colourful First nation totem poles and the Lost lagoon. The perfect way to start your holiday to Western Canada. Overnight in Vancouver
Day 2 Vancouver to Campbell River
Your day begins with a scheduled flight across the Strait of Georgia flying to Campbell River, your overnight base. This coastal city is located on the East coast of Vancouver Island and known as the ‘Salmon capital of the world’. Capture the spirit of Campbell River with a stroll in the sea breezes on Discovery Pier and you might see a salmon, eagle, or a whale. Take in views of Discovery Passage, Quadra Island and, in the distance, the rugged Coast Mountain range of mainland British Columbia. If you fancy your hand at a little salmon fishing you can cast rod off Discovery pier and perhaps you will catch a big one. If you don’t fancy trying to catch your own then try one of the many local restarauntsfor freshly caught fish and shell fish.
Days 3 Campbell River to Knight inlet
From Campbell River you will be taken on an exciting floatplane ride to the remote Knight Inlet Lodge, where you will enjoy full board accommodation for the next two nights. Set on a floating lodge, all of the rooms include full private facilities and views of the cove or the shoreline (keep an eye out for wildlife strolling by) Each day offers fantastic bear spotting in the beautiful secluded setting with experienced local experts. It is not uncommon for there to be up to 50 bears within 10 kilometres of the lodge in the peak fall season, when the salmon are returning to the river. With plenty of opportunities for bear spotting excursions and wildlife tracking expeditions, you'll have the best chance possible to see these magnificent creatures and other wildlife in pristine, natural habitats.
Bear viewing is not the only activity that is on offer during your stay at knight Inlet. Take one of the fully guided Rainforest walks that heads up the nearby valley, where you will discover moss covered old growth trees and stunning waterfalls. Take out a Sea kayak and drift quietly along looking for bears foraging amongst the shore line, maybe you will be lucky enough to see new bear cubs, fresh from their winter den.
There's nothing like a good meal after a day of adventure. Knight Inlet Lodge has a variety of dining options, so there's always something for everyone. The dining room is home to bountiful and sumptuous West Coast and Continental cuisine, with delicious daily specials, fine wines and sinful desserts. They often feature crab, salmon and prawn harvested fresh from the pristine glacier fed waters of cove. With fresh ingredients flown in daily and expert chefs, the lodge provides a dining experience that receives almost as many compliments as the bear viewing!
Day 4, 5 & 6 - Knight Inlet & Vancouver
At the end of your stay in Knight Inlet, enjoy another floatplane ride back to Campbell River before flying onto Vancouver. Here'll you'll spend 3 nights in downtown Vancouver to give you the chance to explore this vibrant city further before flying home.
Day 7 Fly from Vancouver to London
The morning is yours to enjoy this vibrant city before you make your way independently back to the airport for your return flight home.Want to alter anything?
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Selected departure dates between May and Oct 2018 and May to October 2019.
Price based on London Gatwick departure airport, please call for other departure airports
Please note prices and availability are subject to change