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Great Bear Adventure

vancouver Tours Great Bear Adventure

Great Bear Adventure

Combine a journey around stunning Vancouver Island and a cosmopolitan city stay with superb bear viewing in a remote region of the remarkable Great Bear Rainforest.

  • Style: Multi Centre Holiday
  • Duration: 13 days/12 nights
  • Starts in: Vancouver
Guide Price £2919
per person (based on 2 adults sharing a room)
Highlights:
  • Ucluelet
  • Campbell River
  • Great Bear Lodge
Itinerary:

Days 1-2 Vancouver  
A cosmopolitan metropolis encircled by nature’s great beauty, this thriving city boasts a diverse cultural mix and a modern outlook. Glistening skyscrapers beautifully contrast with the surrounding mountain peaks and its dynamic dining and social scene should not be missed.     

Day 3 Vancouver to Ucluelet    
Pick up your car and drive north to Horseshoe Bay to catch a ferry to Nanaimo on the east coast of Vancouver Island. After a scenic drive across the island, you’ll arrive in the welcoming community of Ucluelet.

Days 4-5 Ucluelet  
This waterfront village offers unbound outdoor adventures and friendly locals to help guide you around. Glide onto the calm ocean by kayak to explore hidden bays and pretty inlets or stay on dry land and hike in Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. The area is also home to North America’s largest concentration of black bears so take a cruise to search for these inquisitive creatures on the scenic shoreline.    

Day 6 Ucluelet to Campbell River    
Drive back across the island and then travel north to break your journey in Campbell River, a bustling town known as the angling capital of Canada.

Day 7 Campbell River to Great Bear Lodge    
Continue your journey this morning to Port Hardy, on the northern tip of the island. Mid-afternoon depart on a floatplane flight to Great Bear Lodge, a floating lodge retreat located in a remote coastal valley in the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest.

Days 8-9 Great Bear Lodge
Over the next two days experience the thrill of bear watching in a truly wild setting on a variety of excursions, either by boat or at dedicated viewing areas. Accompanied by an experienced wildlife biologist throughout, twice daily bear viewing excursions are planned to coincide with times when the bears are most active. Back at the intimate lodge, enjoy tasty, locally-sourced meals and relax in the serene setting.       

Day 10 Great Bear Lodge to Port Hardy      
Enjoy a final bear viewing excursion and a farewell lunch, before travelling back to Port Hardy by floatplane late afternoon for a one night stay.      

Day 11 Port Hardy to Courtenay        
Hit the road again today for a scenic drive south to the small city of Courtenay.  

Day 12 Courtenay    
Use Courtenay as a base to explore the wineries and orchards of the picturesque Comox Valley or visit the rugged wilderness of Strathcona Provincial Park.

Day 13 Courtenay to Vancouver    
On your final day, drive back to Nanaimo and enjoy the fresh sea air as you catch the ferry back to the mainland.

Additional Options:
Extend your trip by hopping your way by ferry along the Sunshine Coast. On day 13, drive to Comox to catch a ferry to Powell River and onwards to enjoy a stay at Painted Boat Resort before returning to Vancouver.         

Departs:
Twice weekly, early May - mid Oct.

Prices
Guide Price £2919
per person (based on 2 adults sharing a room)
Inclusions
  • 11 days National Enhanced Intermediate car hire including a free tank of fuel, 3 additional drivers, 24 hour Roadside Assistance and no surprise compulsory charges on pick-up.
  • Return ferry between the mainland and Vancouver Island
  • 12 nights 3star to 4star accommodation including 3 nights at Great Bear Lodge
  • 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches & 3 dinners
  • Soft drinks, wine & beer at Great Bear Lodge
  • Ucluelet Bear Watching Cruise
  • Two and a half days of guided bear viewing
  • Guided rainforest walk
  • Wildlife boat excursion
  • Interpretive biologist programme
  • Return floatplane transfers from Port Hardy to Great Bear Lodge.
Not Included
  • International flights
  • National Parks fees payable locally
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The tour itinerary, inclusions and departures are based on travel from 22/09/2020 to 31/12/2021. Guide prices are based on twn/dbl share, are subject to availability and may vary by departure date. For travel outside of these dates, the itinerary and inclusions may vary to that shown above - please ask for details.
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