Board your flight from Vancouver to Campbell River, situated on the east coast of Vancouver Island. After checking into your hotel for the evening, explore the town and stroll along Discovery Pier and look out over the views of Discovery Passage, Quadra Island and the Coast Mountain Range on British Columbia’s mainland.
Overnight Stay: Herons Landing, Campbell River
This morning transfer to the floatplane dock for a flight to Glendale Cove, Knight Inlet. Glendale Cove is home to one of the largest concentrations of grizzly bears in British Columbia. It is not uncommon for there to be 50 bears within a 10km radius of the hotel. After a brief orientation tour, venture up the estuary in search of bears and other wildlife such as bald eagles. Enjoy lunch at the intimate Knight Inlet Lodge, a charming floating lodge nestled against a waterfall lined cliff. This afternoon enjoy a bear viewing tour (by boat in the spring and summer from a viewing platform) and a Knight Inlet sightseeing cruise. Look out for other wildlife in the area such as seals, sea lions and dolphins. This evening relax and enjoy dinner at the lodge. After dinner feel free to join one of the evening interpretive presentations.
Two Night Stay: Knight Inlet Lodge – exclusive to Scenic
After breakfast you will have the opportunity to venture out on a guided walk of the beautiful Kwalate River Valley. This is an excellent opportunity to experience the magic of a temperate old growth rainforest ecosystem. The afternoon may include a guided tracking tour - a superb opportunity to learn more about bear habitat and behaviour and make plaster casts of prints if you find them! To round out the day, you will have another opportunity for more bear viewing before dinner. With five different viewing platforms in three different areas you are sure to have amazing photographic opportunities.
This morning perhaps take a quick tour to view the bears by sea kayak or boat before your floatplane flight to Campbell River. On arrival transfer to the airport for your connecting flight to Vancouver.
This is an independent tour, not escorted by a Scenic Tours Tour Director
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