Grizzly and Spirit Bear Viewing

3 NIGHTS Vancouver • 4 NIGHTS Spirit Bear Lodge

British Columbia is a destination to fall in love with, and you are sure to do just that with this wonderful twin centre holiday to Vancouver and the Great Bear Rainforest.

Spend 3 nights (two at the start and one at end of your holiday) in the young, friendly city of Vancouver and enjoy a shopping spree on bustling Robson Street, head up to Grouse Mountain for breathtaking views over the harbour and beyond and take a walking tour of historic Gastown or lively Chinatown. There is so much to do and see in Vancouver you will want to return again and again.

At the end of your stay in the city we transport you to the Great Bear Rainforest which is one of the most pristine wilderness environments on earth, a vast tract of temperate rainforest stretching some 400 KM along the central and north coast of British Columbia. Here you get the opportunity to see grizzly bears and the Kermode bear also known as the Spirit Bear, a rare subspecies of the American black bear living in this part of British Columbia. While most Kermode bears are black there are also white individuals which are found in this area.

From £3969pp

What's Included

  • Return flights from Dublin to Vancouver
  • 3 NIGHTS hotel accommodation The Century Plaza Hotel, Vancouver
  • Return flights from Vancouver to Bella Bella
  • 4 NIGHTS accommodation at the Spirit Bear Lodge including all meals
  • Wildlife viewing at the Spirit Bear Lodge
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Your Adventure...

Vancouver Arrival
Vancouver
Spirit Bear Lodge
Spirit Bear Lodge
Spirit Bear Lodge
Spirit Bear Lodge
Return to Vancouver
Vancouver Departure
  • Day 1 Vancouver Arrival

    Fly to Vancouver on Canada’s West Coast. Vancouver may be a sophisticated, metropolitan area, but the locals are friendly and laid-back and love the beaches and mountains as well as the city scene. Visitors will get the best of both worlds.
    Overnight in Vancouver at the Century Plaza Hotel

  • Day 2 Vancouver

    Today you are free to explore the city at you own pace. You could take a city sightseeing tour or maybe rent a bicycle. Make sure to visit Stanley Park, Vancouver’s most popular green space. Also visit Granville Island a reclaimed and transformed to an arts and cultural area. Here you can stroll the island’s streets exploring the many galleries, theatres and workshops. Grab a bite of lunch inside the much-loves Granville Island Public Market or opt for something more formal at one of the many excellent restaurants on the Island. In the evening visit Vancouver’s most historic neighbourhoods, Gastown where you can have a relaxing dinner.
    Overnight in Vancouver at the Century Plaza Hotel

  • Day 3 Spirit Bear Lodge

    Make your own way to Vancouver South Terminal and depart on Pacific Coastal Airlines scheduled service flight to Bella Bella where you are met and assisted with a van transfer to the Bella Bella town docks. The Spirit Bear Lodge water taxi will pick you up at the dock at for the scenic 90 minute boat ride to Klemtu and Spirit Bear Lodge for an afternoon arrival. After checking in and receiving a welcome orientation, take the remainder of the afternoon to relax and enjoy the amenities of the lodge until dinner at 19:00 and the evening presentation at 20:00 about the local coastal ecology. Dinner included.
    Overnight in Klemtu at the Spirit Bear Lodge.

  • Day 4 Spirit Bear Lodge

    After breakfast, meet on the dock at 08:00 for the first full day bear viewing adventure at one of the main grizzly viewing estuaries, and see the spectacular waterfalls in Carter Inlet. Return by 18:00 for a buffet dinner at 19:00, followed by evening presentation on aspects of Great Bear Rainforest, Bears or First Nations culture. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
    Overnight in Klemtu at the Spirit Bear Lodge.

  • Day 5 Spirit Bear Lodge

    After breakfast at 07:00, depart the lodge at 08:00 for a full day of Spirit Bear watching by boat and foot. Your guide reveals the best viewing areas for the local bears and giving you another opportunity to see the elusive creatures. Return to the lodge by 18:00 for dinner and evening programme. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
    Overnight in Klemtu at the Spirit Bear Lodge.

  • Day 6 Spirit Bear Lodge

    After breakfast, guests have a choice of one of the following excursions: Spirit Quest to one of the pristine valleys in the Spirit Bear Conservancy; additional Grizzly viewing tours to Fiordland Recreation Area; whale watching in Finlayson Channel; ancient First Nations Cultural tour to United Nations World Heritage Candidate Site Dis’ju; or a sea kayaking day trip excursion. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
    Overnight in Klemtu at the Spirit Bear Lodge.

  • Day 7 Return to Vancouver

    After breakfast, you have a choice of guided excursions including a morning sea kayak paddle along the shores south of Klemtu, a rainforest walk, a grizzly tracking tour or a cultural tour. After an early lunch, you board the water taxi at 11:00 for the 90 minute trip to Bella Bella, arriving in time for a shuttle to the airport and a Pacific Coastal Airlines afternoon flight back to Vancouver. You arrive in at Vancouver South Terminal where your transfer independently to downtown. Breakfast and lunch included.
    Overnight in Vancouver at the Century Plaza Hotel

  • Day 8 Vancouver Departure

    After checking out of you hotel you make your own way to Vancouver International Airport for your return flight to Ireland.

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