Bute Inlet Grizzly Bear Safari Tour in the Orford Valley

Go wild on this Bute Inlet grizzly bear safari tour in the Orford Valley, Canada. A full day experience you will never forget.

1 days
CAD$485 to 529
Bute Inlet Grizzly Bear Safari Tour in the Orford Valley

Join us for a Bute Inlet grizzly bear safari tour in the Orford Valley!

Your journey begins with a 2 hour scenic boat ride from Campbell River to Bute Inlet and the Orford Valley a remote Grizzly Bear habitat in the southern reaches of the Great Bear Rainforest. This is an area that offers some of the best Grizzly Bear viewing opportunities on the West Coast of Canada.

Campbell River Whale Watching & Adventure Tours has partnered with the Homalco First Nations on this immersive experience. On arrival in Bute you are greeted with a traditional welcome from your Homalco guides. They are your hosts and Bear Guides while you are a guest in their Traditional Territories.

Following a safety briefing you set off in anticipation with your experienced Bear Guides to observe Grizzlies in the wild. While journeying between viewing platforms on the river bank, The enthusiastic indigenous guides share stories and insights into their culture and language as you travel through old beautiful old growth forest to the next view point and sighting.

This is an experience not to be missed. Campbell River Whale Watching & Adventure Tours offer one of the longest Grizzly Bear tours into Bute Inlet. It is a full one day tour of 8-9 hours allowing plenty of time for a marine safari too!

Please note minimum age on this tour is 10 years old.

Price Includes

  • Experienced Guides & Transport Canada Approved Vessels
  • Nature interpretation by your certified Naturalist guide and Captain
  • Homalco First Nation Bear Guides
  • A delicious locally made picnic style lunch with home baked treats
  • Hot beverages & Water
  • Light snacks

Price Excludes

  1. Conservation Fee of $25
  2. Commercial Bear Viewing Association of British Columbia Fee of $15
  3. Fuel Surcharge
  4. Taxes (5% GST)

What to expect

Bute Inlet grizzly bear safari tour in the Orford Valley: Itinerary.

Your adventure begins at the Campbell River Whale Watching & Adventure Tours Floathouse. This is where you check-in no less than 30 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time. On arrival you can expect a safe and genuinely friendly, fun and inclusive environment.

After a Pre-boarding welcome & safety briefing from your Captain and an overview of the route you will be taking on your 2 hour boat ride to Bute inlet. Your onboard naturalist will highlight the marine mammals that you may encounter on the way
This tour allows extra time on the boat ride to the Orford to stop and view marine wildlife on the way.

On route you will travel along pristine coastlines, protected calm channels and narrow passages with some of the fastest currents in the world.

On arrival there will be time for a picnic style lunch on the dock with hot beverages and home baked treat. Following which you be greeted and welcomed by members of the Homalco First Nation who are your hosts and bear guides while on their Traditional Territories.

After a Bear Safety briefing you head off in busses to a series of raised, covered viewing platforms from which you have the opportunity to safely view Grizzly Bears catch and feed on spawning salmon.

The scenery in the Orford Valley is spectacular and while often used telephoto lenses are not necessary as it is possible to view bears as close as 10 meters away.

After 3 hours on land it is back to the dock for the boat ride back to Campbell River and the opportunity of more wildlife on the way.


Bute Inlet Grizzly Bear Safari Tour in the Orford Valley: From CAD$485 to CAD$529 for 1 days

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