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Great Bear Experience

Vancouver Return
6 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: STOGB6
  • Remote Journey
  • Qantas Frequent Flyer
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Trip Highlights

World-Class Bear-Viewing

Great Bear Rainforest is one of the world's finest places in which to view grizzly bears in the wild

Meet Like Minded People

Get to know like minded people during your Great Bear Experience

Wilderness-inspired Cuisine

Gourmet menus are brought to life by seasonal ingredients sourced from the land surrounding the property

Your Vacation Includes

  • Flights between Vancouver and Port Hardy, as well as seaplane transfers
  • Three nights at Great Bear Lodge with six bear-viewing excursions
  • One night at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel, Vancouver
  • Tipping included at Great Bear Lodge
  • Overnight stay in Port Hardy at the Quarterdeck Inn

Map & Itinerary

North America Map STOGB6 2019

Vancouver Return

On arrival at the airport, be met and transferred to your hotel. Tonight is at leisure.

Stay: Vancouver, The Fairmont Waterfront Hotel

Fly from Vancouver to Port Hardy, then board a seaplane and fly over Queen Charlotte Strait to Great Bear Lodge, a remote floating oasis of only eight rooms. Here, your grizzly bear experience begins in the late afternoon. Based on where the bears have been most active recently, your guides will take you by boat to the estuary viewing sites or take you to the river viewing sites. Viewing sessions typically last for three hours and are not strenuous. Afterwards, return to the lodge, where wilderness-gourmet meals await. Tonight after dinner, enjoy a presentation explaining the interaction of grizzly bears within this environment.

Stay: Three Nights, Great Bear Lodge, in a private room

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Rise at dawn and head out again to search for grizzly bears. Then, after lunch, explore the area with a knowledgeable guide. A popular activity is the interpretive rainforest walk, during which bear signs and the ecology of the area are explained in detail. Afterwards return to the lodge and enjoy some time to relax – perhaps you might like to unwind in front of the fireplace with a book from the natural history library. Later, rejoin your group and head out into the wilderness on your exciting afternoon bear viewing session.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Over the course of your stay you will visit a variety of sites depending on bear activity. There are many other types of animals that call the Great Bear Rainforest home, including grey wolves, otters, mink and bald eagles, and you may see these on your journey.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

After breakfast, embark on your final bear viewing session. After lunch back at the lodge, you’ll transfer to Port Hardy by seaplane, a haven for outdoor enthusiasts.

Stay: Port Hardy, Quarterdeck Inn

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Transfer to Port Hardy Airport and fly back to Vancouver for your onward flight.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Travel & Accommodation

Harbourside Luxury

Enjoy a stay in Fairmont Waterfront Hotel, ideally located on Vancouver's harbourfront and offering sweeping views.

Great Bear Lodge

Accessed only by seaplane, your floating lodge is nestled in British Columbia's eight million-acre Great Bear Rainforest

Discover Port Hardy

Overnight in Port Hardy at the remote and rugged northern tip of British Columbia's Vancouver Island

As a family-owned company, we take great pride in treating each and every guest as part of the family