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Travelmarvel

Great Bear Experience

Vancouver Return

Trip Code: STOGB5
5 Days
10 Meals
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Trip Inclusions

  • All-inclusive and unique wilderness adventure
  • Bear viewing, led by expert guides to known viewing sites
  • Immerse yourself in nature between bear-viewing sessions, join guided activities to further enjoy the experience

Travel & Accommodation

Baby bear standing on mothers back in the field of grass

Witness Bears in the Wild

Head out on the trail of grizzly bears to viewing sites where the bears have been most active recently

Pine trees and lodge on the river bank reflecting in the wide still waters on a bright sunny day

The Great Bear Lodge

Enjoy the stunning setting of this charming two-storey floating lodge

Two grizzly bears at the waters edge, Canada

World-class Bear-Viewing

Great Bear Rainforest is one of the world's finest places in which to view grizzly bears in the wild

Map & Itinerary

Trip Notes

  • Itineraries and inclusions are subject to change
  • All departures include airport taxes and gratuities
  • A deposit of $1500 per person is required within seven days of booking
  • Tour is not escorted by a Travelmarvel Tour Director
  • Prices are land and transfer flights only as stated in the itinerary
Canada USA Map STOGB5 2018
Vancouver Return

Fly from Vancouver to Port Hardy, then board a seaplane and fly over Queen Charlotte Strait to the Great Bear Lodge, a remote floating oasis of only five rooms. Here, your grizzly bear experience begins in the late afternoon. Based on where the bears have been most active recently, your guides will take you by boat to the estuary viewing sites or by 4WD to the river viewing sites. Viewing sessions typically last for three hours and are not strenuous. Afterwards, return to the lodge, where wilderness-gourmet meals await. Tonight after dinner, enjoy a presentation explaining the interaction of grizzly bears with this environment.

Stay: Three Nights, Great Bear Lodge in a private room (shower facilities are shared)

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  • Dinner

Rise at dawn and head out again on the trail of the grizzly bear. Then, after lunch, explore the area with a guide. A popular activity is the interpretive rainforest walk, during which bear signs and the ecology of the area are explained by local guides. Later, join your afternoon bear viewing session before time to relax in the lodge – perhaps unwind in front of the fireplace with a book from the natural history library.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

As your stay at the lodge continues, you begin to settle into the natural rhythm of the valley. The bears are generally most active in the early morning and late afternoon hours, so the viewing sessions are focused around these times. Over the course of your stay you will be taken to a variety of sites, depending on the bear activity.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

After breakfast, embark on your final bear viewing session. After lunch back at the lodge, you’ll then transfer by seaplane to Port Hardy, a haven for outdoor enthusiasts.

Stay: Port Hardy, Quarterdeck Inn

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Transfer to Port Hardy Airport and fly back to Vancouver for your onward flight.

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  • Breakfast

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