There is nothing better than seeing a grizzly bear in its natural environment, a visit to Knight Inlet lodge gives you the opportunity to do just that. Floating gently across the inlet waters or observing from a viewing platform, your knowledgeable guide will get you close enough for that treasured photograph, whilst explaining about the local wildlife and natural history of the area. Book end your bear experience with stays in Victoria and on the pacific coast of Vancouver Island and you have a truly memorable holiday.
• International flights with Air Transat departing from London Gatwick in economy class
• Includes seat selection
• 7 nights accommodation
• 8 day Intermediate car hire with Fully Inclusive insurance
• Ferry crossing
• Float plane transfer to Knight Inlet Lodge
• Full board at Knight Inlet Lodge • Grizzly bear watching tours
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Day 1 Fly from London to Vancouver
Landing into Vancouver, collect your hire car and drive to the Tsawwassen ferry terminal, where you will make the crossing to Vancouver Island. Look out for the private homes dotted along the shoreline as you wind your way through the gulf islands. On the drive to Victoria ensure that you stop at Butchart gardens, one of the finest private gardens in the world. Arriving into Victoria the rest of the days is yours to explore this cosmopolitan city. Overnight in Victoria
Day 2 Victoria – Campbell river
Today’s drive will take you up the picturesque East coast of Vancouver Island, where you can stop in a selection of small towns. One of our favourites is Comox with its traditional seaside feel, stroll the Oceanside boardwalk or relax on the waterfront patio of a local pub and enjoy some of the finest seafood around before continuing on up the coast. Campbell River is the regions unofficial ‘Outdoors HQ’ where you can try kayaking, hiking, biking and all types of fishing. Check in to your hotel for your overnight stay.
Day 3-4 Campbell River – Knight Inlet Lodge
An early start for your float plane transfer to knight Inlet lodge and the start of your adventure in the wilds of British Columbia. Once settled in at the lodge, and following a brief orientation, you will embark on a small boat excursion in the estuary. Following a light lunch you will embark on the first of your bear viewing tours, where you will have the opportunity to see these fine animals as the graze on the local flora and fauna or gorge on hundreds of salmon (season dependant). After a fine dinner, relax in the lounge and enjoy an informative presentation by one of the onsite guides. The following day is spent exploring the area further and extra bear viewing excursions.
Day 5 Knight Inlet Lodge – Ucluelet
After one final bear viewing you depart Knight inlet and return to Campbell river to collect your car. Retracing your steps down the coastline of the island before turning inland on the Pacific Rim highway. This truly scenic route will take you past Clayoquot Plateau provincial park, along the shores of Kennedy Lake and onto the relaxed and rustic resort of Ucluelet. Here you will spend the next two nights at the tranquil retreat of Black Rock oceanfront resort.
Day 6 Ucluelet
One of Vancouver Islands most awe-inspiring oceanfront resorts, Black Rock resort offers breath taking views of the ocean and Pacific rainforest through the floor to ceiling windows of your room. For true relaxation spend time in the rejuvenating spa or enjoy walks along the beach front before sitting down to a West coast culinary experience in the ocean side restaurant.
Day 7 Ucluelet – Vancouver
Leaving Ucluelet behind you start your meandering journey back to the main land of British Columbia. Catching the return ferry crossing from Nanaimo to Horseshoe Bay, look out for the marine life that lives in these waters, you can sometimes see whales and dolphins. Arriving into Vancouver you have the rest of the day to explore this wonderful city.
Day 8 Fly from Vancouver to London
Your final day to hunt for souvenirs or just relax before heading to the airport for your flight home with a bag full of memories.Want to alter anything?
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