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Grizzly bears, Knight Inlet Lodge

Bear Watching at Knight Inlet Lodge & Vancouver Break

8-day tailor-made break from £3,255 pp incl. flights

Summary

Short description

Knight Inlet is a fjord carved by glaciers in the coastal mountains. This pristine wilderness is the native habitat of the Grizzly Bear

Highlights

  • Spot bears in one of the world's best grizzly viewing areas, the Knight Inlet
  • Stay in a floating lodge in a remote fjord
  • Head on included kayak tours, bear watching excursions and boat trips
  • Enjoy all-inclusive dining with ultra-fresh seafood and complimentary wine
  • Bookend the trip with Vancouver's glorious coastal gems and world-class gastronomy

In Brief

  • 2 Nights Vancouver
  • 1 Night Campbell River
  • 2 Nights Knight Inlet
  • 1 Night Vancouver

About

Recommended for:
Activity adventure | All-inclusive | Lodges | Natural world | Off the beaten track | Wildlife

This tailor-made break will see you bear watch in one of the world’s best grizzly viewing sites, the rugged, forest-carpeted atolls of the Knight Inlet. Start in Vancouver’s historic seafront gems and vibrant culture before you head via seaplane to the Knight Inlet Lodge, in between exploring Campbell River’s rugged parks and roaring waterfalls. At the lodge, enjoy all-inclusive dining with ultra-fresh seafood alongside a cosy suite with panoramic views of the shoreline, often teeming with bears foraging for salmon. You’ll head on included bear watching tours, hike dense forest trails, kayak on the pristine waters and head on bald eagle excursions. It’s knitted together with included transfers throughout, as well as a luxury hotel in Vancouver to bookend your trip. 

Day by day itinerary

Days 1-2
UK to Vancouver

Start your trip in style with VIP and complimentary access to the airport lounge  before boarding your day flight to Vancouver. Check in to your hotel, The Loden, on arrival, in Vancouver’s charming Coal Harbour. Enjoy your ultra-modern suite with panoramic vistas before perhaps indulging in the hotel’s onsite spa, then tonight, sample one of Vancouver’s excellent Japanese and Chinese eateries, or some fresh fish on the seafront promenade.

Stay: The Loden (Superior)

Day 3
Vancouver to Campbell River

After breakfast, take a seaplane flight to the the rugged coast of Campbell River, named the 'salmon capital of the world'. Hike in the boundless wilderness parks and rugged Nootka Trail, or for something more serene head to one of the fishing hotspots, canoe the Circle Route around Sayward Forest or visit the myriad art studios on Quadra Island. Then, head to your rustic accommodation for tonight in the town centre. 

Stay: Campbell River hotel

Meals: B

Days 4-5
Knight Inlet Lodge

After breakfast on day three, take your included seaplane from Campbell River to the stunning Knight Inlet where you’ve got two days to explore. This 100km long fjord is carved by glaciers in the coastal mountains, surrounded by pristine wilderness teeming with grizzly bears. The floating lodge sits right on the shores of Glendale Cove, a place where bears forage in the spring for mussels, barnacles and sedge grasses, while the arrival of autumn sees them salmon hunting in the Glendale River. One of five modern cement floats will be your home for the next two nights, featuring queen-sized beds, private bathrooms and burning wood stoves in stunning alder hardwood alongside panoramic views of Glendale Cove's shoreline. A cosy dining room, lounge and interpretive centre await in evenings, while come daytime, you’ll view grizzly bears in one of the world’s best destinations, The Knight Inlet. Enjoy viewing grizzlies on the specially constructed viewing platform at the lodge with included tours, as well as boat and kayak trips on Glendale Cove, a Knight Inlet sightseeing cruise, bald eagle spotting and an interpretive forest guided walk. From mid-July, there's even the chance to go whale watching and spot pods of orcas. Come back to ultra-fresh crab, salmon and prawn harvested fresh from the glacier-fed waters of the Knight Inlet alongside complimentary wine. 

Stay: Knight Inlet Lodge

Meals: B L D

Day 6
Knight Inlet to Vancouver

After breakfast, take your seaplane from the Knight Inlet back to Vancouver via Campbell River. On arrival in Vancouver, you’ve got the chance to explore the delights of the city – perhaps head downtown to Gastown’s endless coffee houses and historic boutiques, or West End offers fascinating public art and sculptures lining the streets. Just outside the city, there’s rainforest trails, cycle routes along the seawall and scenic green spaces such as Stanley Park. 

Stay: The Loden (Superior)

Meals: B

Days 7-8
Vancouver to UK

After breakfast, take the chance to explore Vancouver for a final time before boarding your overnight flight back to the UK, arriving on day eight.

Meals: B

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Pricing

Any element of this itinerary can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.

8-day tailor-made break from £3,255 incl. flights

Superior 2020

Low Season

from £3,255 pp. incl. flights

High Season

from £3,600 pp. incl. flights

Includes:

  • Complimentary UK airport executive lounge access
  • Return flights between UK and Vancouver
  • 3 nights at The Loden Hotel, Vancouver (2 pre and 1 post your stay at Knight Inlet)
  • Return flight from Vancouver to Campbell River
  • Return transfer from Campbell River Airport to hotel and seaplane terminal
  • 1nt accommodation in Campbell River
  • 2nts accommodation at Knight Inlet Lodge
  • Return floatplane transfer between Campbell River and Knight Inlet Lodge
  • Welcome orientation for wildlife viewing
  • All meals and snacks whilst at the lodge
  • Complimentary house wine with dinner
  • All transportation to the bear viewing stands and boats
  • Bear viewing tour
  • Scenic boat ride of Glendale Cove
  • Knight Inlet sightseeing cruise
  • Kwalate River Valley interpretive hike
  • Bald Eagle excursion viewing
  • Use of kayaks on organised estuary tours and interpretive guides on all tours

Low Season : 21 May - 23 Aug 2020

High Season : 24 Aug - 14 Oct 2020

Terms & Conditions

Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room; prices are subject to availability and possible change; normal booking conditions apply.

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