$3,380 to see the grizzlies in BC

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Posted October 11, 2013 by Vacay in British Columbia

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The Great Bear Rainforest ranked eighth among the Vacay.ca Top 20 Places to Visit in 2013 and you can learn first-hand why.

Frontiers North is offering the “Grizzly Bears of the Great Bear Rainforest” package. Travel by boat along the Great Bear Rainforest on the northern-most shore of Vancouver Island in search of the magnificent grizzly bear. Led by a seasoned nature photographer, this tour offers wonderful photography opportunities.

This tour runs from early spring to late fall, allowing guests to experience British Columbia’s grizzly bears in different seasons. From mid-August each year, thousands of salmon return to the river estuaries and grizzlies arrive to snatch them as they swim. Guests can watch this millennia-old hunting practice from enclosed viewing stands along the riverbank as the bears gorge themselves in preparation for their impending hibernation.

The cost for this package is $3,380 per person.

Package includes:

  • Full-day interpretive rainforest hikes and boat excursions
  • Evenings spent in a floating lodge powered by solar energy and wind and situated in a well-protected glacier-carved fjord

The lodge contains five private bedrooms with washrooms, sitting rooms with a cozy fireplace, a dining room where gourmet meals are served and a large outdoor deck.

When Vacay.ca named the Great Bear Rainforest as one of the Top 20 for 2013, it wrote: “It’s 20,000 square kilometres of pristine, protected wilderness that may not last long. The proposed Northern Pipeline, which would send crude oil from Alberta through British Columbia and to the Pacific Ocean, could threaten the ecosystem known for its rare Kermode (“spirit”) bear population and thousand-year-old trees. The Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary is part of the rainforest, which is as wondrous and precious as any other natural attraction in Canada. Should the pipeline pass, the damage to the Great Bear Rainforest as a tourist destination could be steep. Go and see it now.”

To book with Frontiers North Adventures: Telephone 1-800-663-9832 (toll free).


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