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Package overview

Discover the untamed wilderness of BC's Central Coast on this Tweedsmuir Grizzly Safari package. Start your adventure on the shores of Northern Vancouver Island, before taking a scenic ferry ride from Port Hardy to Bella Coola, where you will enjoy a 3 night stay at Tweedsmuir Park Lodge. 

Tweedsmuir Park Lodge offers 60 acres of private land within the vast wilderness of the Great Bear Rainforest and British Columbia's largest provincial park, world-class meals and eco-friendly adventures. See grizzly bears on a variety of daily bear-watching tours, before continuing to explore BC's stunning landscape as you drive through Williams Lake and Whistler. 

7 NIGHTS

+ RETURN FERRY 

+ WILDLIFE TOUR

FROM $4,475

+ taxes and fees, per person based on double occupancy

Package includes:

  • Seven nights’ hotel in five destinations, including three nights' at Tweedsmuir Park Lodge
  • Two sailings for two adults and one vehicle: Metro Vancouver to Vancouver Island, and Port Hardy to Bella Coola
  • Ferry reservations
  • Bear-watching tour in Tweedsmuir (Sept to mid-Oct)
  • All meals at Tweedsmuir Park Lodge
  • SPECIAL OFFER: For a limited time, get a 4th night FREE at Tweedsmuir Park Lodge (including meals). 

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Map & itinerary

DAY 1

Metro Vancouver to Courtenay

Adventure begins with a scenic sailing from Metro Vancouver to Vancouver Island onboard BC Ferries. Drive straight to Courtenay, or stop off at Coombs Old Country Market to see goats on the roof and stock up on Billy G's famous donuts! 

Lodging: Bayview Hotel

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DAY 2

Courtenay to Port Hardy

Grab a delicious breakfast from one of Courtenay's quaint coffee shops before driving up Northern Vancouver Island to Port Hardy. On the way, stop off at seaside communities like Telegraph Cove, Sayward or Port McNeill. 

Lodging: Quarterdeck Resort & Marina

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DAY 3

Port Hardy to Tweedsmuir

Depart from Port Hardy and sail through the fjords and inlets of mid-coast BC before arriving in Bella Coola at the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest. Head to Tweedsmuir Park Lodge, where after checking in to your private chalet, you will head out on a river drift looking for grizzlies catching salmon!

Lodging: Tweedsmuir Park Lodge

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DAY 4

Tweedsmuir Bear-Watching Tour

After a hearty breakfast at the lodge, take a river float along the Atnarko River with a knowledgeable guide to watch grizzly bears as they fish for salmon. In the afternoon, venture out on foot, with a guide, to look for and learn about bear ecology and how to cohabitate safely amongst these magnificent creatures.

Lodging: Tweedsmuir Park Lodge

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DAY 5

Tweedsmuir Explorations

Take this day to explore Tweedsmuir. The lodge offers many complimentary activities like walks and hikes along the 60 acre property, fishing, mountain biking, frisbee golf, lawn sports, swimming and archery, along with paid options like heli-hiking, guided nature walks, and horseback riding. Or take a full day guided tour and learn all about bear ecology and how to cohabitate safely amongst these magnificent creatures.

Lodging: Tweedsmuir Park Lodge

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DAY 6

Tweedsmuir to Williams Lake 

Fill up on one final meal at Tweedsmuir Park Lodge before driving to the charming city of Williams Lake. On the way, stop off at picturesque stops like Nimpo Lake or Tatla Lake to enjoy an afternoon picnic or stroll along the water. 

Lodging: Coast Fraser Inn

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DAY 7

Williams Lake to Whistler

The drive from Williams Lake to Whistler will provide some stunning and diverse scenery. From rolling ranchlands, sprawling canyons and gorges, and sparkling lakes, to old-growth forests and towering mountains. Once in Whistler, stroll around the village, or check out on of the breweries on Whistler's Ale Trail.

Lodging: Coast Fraser Inn

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DAY 8

Whistler to Metro Vancouver

On the final day of the trip, spend the morning and early afternoon in Whistler before driving the legendary Sea to Sky Highway back to Vancouver. Stop off at stunning locations like Brandywine Falls, Shannon Falls, or Lighthouse Park in West Vancouver before returning home from your adventure. 

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