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We provide guided adventures in Squamish led by local guides who love their own backyard. Our activities range from day hikes to canoe trips to rock climbing. Book with us and we will show you why Squamish is called the ‘outdoor recreation capital of Canada’, and why it is ‘hardwired for adventure’. We are the only operator guiding the classic Echo Lake hike, a real adventure not a mass market tourist trip. The same applies for High Falls Creek and Watersprite Lake. We specialise in trips that are out of the ordinary and take you to the places that are less visited and away from the mass market. Come with us and see what Squamish is really about.
Boating, Sightseeing, Wineries & Wine Tours, Whale Watching, Wildlife Tours
Outer Shores Expeditions is a small-ship, niche adventure travel company specializing in multi-day wildlife and cultural sailing expeditions to Haida Gwaii, Vancouver Island, and the Great Bear Rainforest aboard our 70′ classic wooden schooner, Passing Cloud. Our small-ship expeditions provide extraordinary and intimate opportunities from April to November, for small groups of six guests to be immersed in the ancient cultures and stunning wildlife of Canada’s Pacific Coast. We look forward to welcoming you aboard!
Fishing, Hiking, Wildlife Tours, Heli-Skiing & Cat-Skiing, Resorts & Wilderness Lodges
Home of the Grizzly Bears! The historic Tweedsmuir Park Lodge, set on 60 acres of private land within the vast wilderness of British Columbia’s largest protected park, is the ideal setting for your wilderness adventures. Originally built in 1929 as a hunting and fishing resort, today the lodge accommodates those seeking out a more eco-friendly adventure as well as a relaxing refuge from the pressures of modern life. The surrounding environment is stunning. Rising above the valley floor are the majestic Coast Mountains, to the west is the largest fjord system in the Americas, and to the east the high Chilcotin Plateau. It is a bio-diverse and spectacular wilderness, home to the totemic wildlife of the Great Bear Rainforest. Nestled in the largest protected park in British Columbia, the Lodge is only an hour flight from Vancouver. Consistent winners of TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence and the Traveller’s Choice award as part of their Top 25 Small Hotels (Canada), guests stay in private timber chalets on property bordering the Atnarko and Bella Coola Rivers. Thanks to healthy fish stocks, the Lodge is situated amongst one of the world’s largest Grizzly Bear populations. The Canadian Tourism Commission has included Tweedsmuir Park Lodge’s Grizzly Bear Safaris in their prestigious ‘Signature Experiences Collection’. Participants enjoy the tours due to the small group size (maximum of four people) and the absence of man-made fishing channels. All river travel is on non-motorized drift boats, giving participants a more natural experience. In addition to Grizzly Bear Viewing guests can also enjoy; heli-fishing, heli-hiking, fly-fishing, Guided Nature Hikes, photography, First Nations culture, excursions on the inlets or even summer heli-skiing! Relax by the fireplace, enjoy a new spa and a massage, soak in the outdoor hot-tub, or simply retire to the lodge deck for drinks. Definitely keep your eyes open for local wildlife, including grizzly bears, which may lumber past on the lawn. Tweedsmuir Park Lodge is a founding member of The Magnificent 7 – Luxury Wilderness Lodges of Canada
Art Galleries, Indigenous Culture
In addition to the Gallery, Petroglyph Tours, Totem Tours, We are now offering this 2018 season, Copper Sun Rafting Adventures!
Come explore the rugged coastal fjords on one of our scenic wildlife boat tours and while you are there dip your feet and relax into one of the natural hot springs. Finish off your adventure with a historic walking tour of Tallheo Cannery.
Heli-Skiing & Cat-Skiing, Resorts & Wilderness Lodges
Voted as the âWorld’s Best Heli Ski Operation” at the 2018 & 2017 World Ski Awards, Bella Coola Heli Sports is dedicated to creating the ultimate SMALL GROUP heli-skiing experience. Operating in BC’s rugged Coast Mountains in an area the size of the Swiss Alps, this is skiing Nirvana in the world’s largest contiguous tenure with 2.64 million exclusive acres. Helicopters fly small groups of 4 in search of endless powder slopes. We offer a variety of programs catering for apprehensive first time heli-skiers to experts who want to ski AK-style terrain. After experiencing quite possibly the most pristine wilderness skiing of their lives, guests return to be pampered at their choice of one of 4 lodges, including Tweedsmuir Park Lodge, a nominee in the World Travel Awards (for Canada’s Best Wilderness Lodge), winner of TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence & Traveller’s Choice Award (Best Small Hotels Canada) & a proud member of The Magnificent 7 Luxury Wilderness Lodges of Canada.
Boating, Paddling, Whale Watching, Wildlife Tours
Spirit of the West kayaking Adventures has been offering sea kayaking tours and trips around Vancouver Island, BC, Canada, since 1996. Our most popular tours travel to the orca waters of Johnstone Strait, British Columbia to kayak in the realm of the whales. We also offer trips to Desolation Sound, the Broughton Archipelago, Nuchatlitz Marine Park on the west coast of Vancouver Island and the Great Bear Rainforest on the Central Coast. We also offer tours to the Exuma Cays in the Bahamas and Chilean Patagonia during the North American winter.
Bird Watching, Wildlife Tours
Tide Rip Grizzly Tours Ltd. is a small independent company located in Telegraph Cove on Northern Vancouver Island, British Columbia. For over 15 years, Tide Rip has been leading daily boat-based expeditions to view and photograph the wild grizzly bears and other spectacular wildlife native to coastal British Columbia. We subscribe to the philosophy: ‘conservation through coexistence’ and endeavour to promote that through outreach education programs and presentations, fundraising projects, and sponsoring conservation NGOs, in addition to our daily grizzly bear tours.
Wildlife Tours, Resorts & Wilderness Lodges
Great Bear Lodge is located 50 air miles from Port Hardy, British Columbia. The fully self-contained floating lodge is situated at an outstanding wildlife viewing location. This is a place of spectacular beauty where one can still find the silence and solitude of another era. From this location we operate our Grizzly Bear viewing program.The charming floating lodge has eight bedrooms. The common area is a comfortable place for relaxing and listening to natural history presentations from our willdife biologists. Each bedroom has an ensuite shower. The wind and solar powered lodge is in keeping with our commitment to low-impact ecotourism. Natural wood decks surround the lodge, a perfect place to enjoy a glass of wine while enjoying the beauty of the scenery.
Boating, Sightseeing, Dining & Culinary Tours, Indigenous Culture, Wildlife Tours
Cruise the Vancouver Island and Gulf Islands area aboard Canada’s classic, 92-foot schooner Maple Leaf, 88-foot tugboat Swell, or 134-foot catamaran Cascadia. Learn about the maritime, natural and cultural history of this area by cruising the coastline with your expert guides in the months of spring or autumn.
Boating, Wildlife Tours
We offer single day to multi week professionally skippered all inclusive yacht carters for up to 12 guests for day trips and 6 guests for our overnight trips. We offer charters in the San Juan islands of Washington state, as well as multi week charters on BC and up to Alaska.
Allow us to make our ecologically responsible Chalet your private wilderness retreat. Enjoy an exclusive stay and celebrate the reign of the grizzly bear as monarch over our Valley home. Experience the awe and humility of true coexistence in some of the most spectacular wildness found on earth. Situated in the heart of Tweedsmuir Provincial Park, the Great Bear Chalet provides a wilderness home for the days you choose to be here with us. Your stay here at the Chalet is all-inclusive – accommodation, meals , Guided walks/eco-rafting river drifts (fully accredited), private suite/bath (2 suites only), transport, Airport shuttle (if required), etc., is included in our rate of $700 CAN per person, per night (plus 5% GST). Come live in ‘green’ elegance along the riverbank in the Bella Coola Valley – gateway to the Great Bear Rainforest. Re-wild your Spirit; make unforgettable memories; thrive in this living Eden – “Be at home in a grizzly kingdom.”
Boating, Sightseeing, Whale Watching, Wildlife Tours
Explore the west coast of British Columbia and SE Alaska aboard our 70′ expedition yachts and discover ancient First Nations villages, primeval forests, and amazing coastal wildlife with like-minded travelers. We provide a world class experience featuring unique and remote destinations, these wilderness and wildlife eco-tours are exciting expeditions you will not soon forget!
Indigenous Culture, Wildlife Tours, Resorts & Wilderness Lodges
Experience an ancient culture, spectacular wildlife viewing, stunning landscapes and reconnect with nature. Immerse yourself in true wilderness on a grand scale, deep in the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest. Spirit Bear Lodge is Indigenous owned, offering exclusive access to wildlife viewing areas and cultural sites within the Kitasoo Xai’xais traditional territory.