Knight Inlet is a 100km long fjord carved by glaciers in the coastal mountains. This pristine wilderness is the native habitat of the Grizzly Bear. Every spring when the bears come out of hibernation, they can be seen from a boat on the banks of Glendale Cove eating sedge grasses, mussels and barnacles that abound in the cove.
Day 1 Vancouver to Campbell River Fly from Vancouver to Campbell River, where you will stay for the first night.
Day 2-4 Wildlife Viewing at Knight Inlet Lodge Fly from Campbell River to Knight Inlet Lodge by float plane. Take part of the evening interpretive programs, and the service of the lodge staff including naturalists and photography leaders. Enjoy daily excursions.
Day 5 Depart Knight Inlet Lodge Fly from Knight Inlet Lodge to Campbell River and then from Campbell River back to Vancouver. Trip extensions and add-ons are available.
Return flight from Vancouver to Campbell River
1 night accommodation in Campbell River
Return transfer Campbell River Airport to hotel and sea plane terminal
Return airfare from Campbell River Float Plane dock to Knight Inlet Lodge
3 nights accommodation at Knight Inlet Lodge
Welcome orientation for wildlife viewing
All meals and snacks while 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 (weather permitting, no substitute)
Use of kayaks on organized estuary tours
Interpretive guide on all tours
Rain gear if required
Evening interpretive programs
BC Provincial Hotel tax
Excursions to Johnstone Strait
Excursions for Bald Eagle viewing and other bird life
Excursions to the upper reaches of Knight Inlet for scenic viewing of the inlet
Excursions to see the grizzly bears from the platforms or boats
Excursions for other wildlife viewing depending on location and availability
Scenic cruise of Knight Inlet
Excursions to Thompson Sound and Bond Sound for bear and wildlife viewing
Wildlife tracking to make plaster casts of animal prints
Interpretive forest walk in the Kwalate Valley
Use of kayaks on organized tours
Check in baggage allowance is limited to 14 kg (30 lbs) per passenger plus a small carry-on
Minimum child age is 8 years during platform viewing session (24 Aug – 16 Oct)
Minimum child age is 6 year during boat viewing season (21 May – 23 Aug)
Our Un-Cruise was fantastic, we were so pleased we went with them. We enjoyed the kayaking and shore walks, and everything else about the cruise – they really look after you so well. We saw loads of whales, some seals, sea lions and a few bears and mountain goats. We also got to see the Northern Lights one night which was wonderful and such a bonus that we didn’t expect to see. There were 8 Australians on our boat, 2 New Zealanders and the rest American. Everyone was really nice and friendly and we enjoyed making some new friends.
Well, we are back from Canada and Alaska, and just wanted to thank you for helping us to have a fantastic holiday. All the arrangements worked perfectly, the hotels were all good, and we had no trouble anywhere. The driving went smoothly, no scrapes or accidents!
Seriously we've had a good time - Janene has loved it, I'm a bit of a cynic and could have done without a few things. Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel was fabulous, the room was a bit small, but I understand why. Once again we got Fairmont Gold - we did have a magnificent view from our window - Bow River, golf course to one side and mountains at the back - hard to beat. Also the gondola ride and view @ top was great.Enjoyed Jasper - the Crimson was perfectly placed. The Sundog tour was also great, the guide, a young woman, really knew her stuff.
- Janene and Peter
You organised the most perfect holiday for us – the accommodation was great, the timing was spot on and even the bears put on the most amazing show [at the] Great Bear Lodge…Marg and Tom came out with us on the first nights viewing and we counted 17 bears (some may have doubled up though). Every viewing we saw bears – even 4 close encounters where the bears walked about 2 metres from us – amazing.Thanks for all your help over the last 4 years with our holidays.
- Liz and Steve
Sadly we have arrived at our departure date. We have had beautiful sunny weather in Victoria and our room at the Inn on Laurel Point is stunning. Did a whale watching trip yesterday and spent the first 2 hours surrounded by one of the resident orca pods....amazing!!!!The boat tour through Kenai Fjords was spectacular and even the captain and crew commented on how amazing it was for that time of the year in Seward to have such fine weather and calm seas. We saw lots of wildlife on the water, including a couple of humpback whales and the close view of the glacier was worth the trip all by itself.
Loved the Alaska train and the overnight on the Canadian VIA.We had great weather - only one day rain at Denali National Park the whole trip.Thank you for your organisation to make a trip a successful and memorable one.
The trip was fantastic and everything we wanted it to be. We had some great experiences and come home with life-long memories.Thanks to you for the hard work, and professional expertise, in putting together such a memorable itinerary for us all. We were particularly pleased with the smoothness of the travel process. All the vouchers you prepared for us were accepted without question and your travel trips you included with the itinerary were invaluable.
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