Beautiful Bella Coola - Historic Tweedsmuir Park Lodge - Float the pristine Atnarko River - Watch the grizzlies feasting on salmon
Day 1. Arrive Vancouver
Day 2. Explore Vancouver
Day 3. Fly to Bella Coola and transfer to lodge
Day 4. Grizzly bear viewing
Day 5. Grizzly bear viewing
Day 6. Return to Vancouver
3 Night Grizzly Bear Safari from £2795 per person
4 Night Grizzly Bear Safari from £3335 per person
5 Night Grizzly Bear Safari from £3850 per person
Mid-August to mid-October
Amongst the old growth forests, pristine rivers, stunning peaks and vast glaciers of mainland British Columbia, there is one animal at the top of the food chain; the mighty grizzly bear. In the autumn, when the salmon arrive to spawn, Bella Coola plays host to one of the highest concentrations of grizzly bears in North America.
The Grizzly Bear Safari offers you the chance to observe these mighty creatures in their natural habitat from comfortable drift boats on the Atnarko River whist staying at the historic Tweedsmuir Park Lodge.
Your bear viewing commences on arrival at the lodge with a late afternoon 'River Drift' down the Atnarko River. Relax and enjoy the amazing mountain scenery and keep your eyes open for wildlife. During the next few days your search and observation will continue with further river drifts, guided bear-tracking hikes, fjord cruises and Bella Coola Valley explorations. In addition to grizzly bears; bald eagles, river otters and black bears may also be spotted during your adventures.
After each day's adventure head back to the lodge where dinner is served and stories can be swapped with fellow guests.
3, 4 or 5-night Grizzly Bear Safaris are available and each experience can be incorporated into a longer itinerary.
This suggested itinerary is just an example of possibilities available for trips in this area.
Price is based on 2 persons travelling and sharing a room and is dependent on travel dates and length of stay. Please contact us for more specific pricing.