Canada: Vancouver & the Bears
Get away from it all as you head deep into the wilds of the Canada’s Great Bear Rainforest in search of grizzly bears - if you’re lucky you might also spot the magnificent spirit bear, famed for its rare white coat. This exhilarating wildlife encounter, combined with a stay in the vibrant outdoorsy city of Vancouver, makes this the perfect journey for nature lovers.
Your holiday includes:
- All international & internal flights.
- 3 nights 4* hotels.
- 4 nights Spirit Bear Lodge bear-watching package.
- Guided bear-watching tours & recreational activities.
- Vancouver Granville Island Market tour.
- 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners at Spirit Lodge.
- Table wine with dinners at Spirit Lodge.
- All airport transfers.
- Please note this Journey runs 01June - 05 October only due to bear seasonality ON SALE - SAVE €60 per person.
Fly from the UK to Vancouver, a cosmopolitan city with a picturesque mountain backdrop. Spend the night close to the airport ready for your flight the following morning.
1 night at the 4* Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel
Days 2–5: Spirit Bear LodgeFly to the charming village of Shearwater, where you can take a short walk on one of the hiking trails or learn about the area’s fascinating history. The following morning connect by water taxi to remote Klemtu and the welcoming Spirit Bear Lodge, where you’ll spend the next three days exploring the towering cedar and spruce trees of the luxuriant Great Bear Rainforest in search of wild grizzly bears. If you are very lucky you might even catch a glimpse of the elusive spirit bear, known for its recessive white fur coat which one in ten cubs are born with. Explore the verdant valleys, plunging waterfalls and sweeping estuaries on foot and by boat on this once-in-a-lifetime wildlife experience.
4 nights Spirit Bear Lodge
Guided bear-watching tours & recreational activities
Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner
Table wine with dinner
Days 6–7: VancouverReturn to Vancouver’s dynamic downtown where you’ll have time to explore this wonderfully cultural city, overlooking the Pacific Ocean and surrounded by snow-capped peaks. With a mild climate and stunning scenery just a stone’s throw away, Vancouver is a great place to get out into the fresh air and explore British Colombia’s vast countryside. Back in town, awaken your taste buds as you head down to Granville Island Market to sample the deliciously fresh artisanal fare, all grown and produced on local farms.
2 nights at the 4* Rosedale on Robson Suites
Granville Island Market Tour
Days 8–9:Depart Vancouver and return to the UK.
- Vancouver - 4* Fairmont Vancouver Airport.
- Shearwater - 3* Rosie's B&B.
- Klemtu - 4* Spirit Bear Lodge.
- Vancouver - 4* Rosedale on Robson Suites.
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