Campbell River Grizzly Bear Expedition to Bute Inlet
Duration: 7-8 hours
Season: September to Mid-October
The tour starts with a 2-hour adventure by boat through some of the most spectacular coastal scenery to reach the Orford Valley, located on BC’s mainland coast. Towering mountain peaks and glacial fjords mark the scenery. When you reach Bute Inlet, you are welcomed to the traditional territory of the Homalco First Nations by indigenous Homalco guides who will host this part of the tour and share their insight into their culture and stewardship role. You will explore the Orford River valley from secure and specially designed bear viewing platforms, situated along the river for maximum bear observation.
Here, you’ll have a rare chance to witness grizzly bears feasting on spawning salmon in the Orford River. Spend three hours in the river valley at different bear viewing platforms observing the grizzly bears before embarking on your return trip. Enjoy a boxed lunch after your tour and a comfortable cruise back through the majestic Bute Inlet and the picturesque Discovery Islands aboard the heated, covered boat.