Grizzly Bear Retreat (6 days)

Day 2

Vancouver, Canada →Great Bear Rainforest, Canada

Day 3

Great Bear Rainforest, Canada

Day 4

Great Bear Rainforest, Canada

Day 5

Great Bear Rainforest, Canada→ Port Hardy, Canada

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Vancouver, BC Canada
Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel None

Upon your arrival at the Vancouver Airport, you’ll walk the short distance to your airport hotel, which is attached to the international terminal. Accommodations are at the Fairmont Vancouver Airport in a Fairmont Room.

Day 2
Vancouver, BC Canada
Great Bear Rainforest, BC Canada
Great Bear Lodge Dinner

A scheduled flight will transport you from Vancouver to Port Hardy, from where you will catch a seaplane flight to the Great Bear Rainforest. En route, enjoy views of the breathtaking central coast and the rich waters of Queen Charlotte Strait. Your grizzly bear experience begins in the afternoon. Accommodations are at Great Bear Lodge.

Day 3
Great Bear Rainforest, BC Canada
Great Bear Lodge Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Each early morning and late afternoon—when the bears are most active—you’ll head to a different viewing site, either in the estuary, or along the river. A typical viewing session lasts three hours, and each blind has been constructed with the photographer in mind, with comfortable spots from which to view bears. There is nothing quite like seeing your first grizzly emerge from the forest. Accommodations are at the Great Bear Lodge.

Day 4
Great Bear Rainforest, BC Canada
Great Bear Lodge Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

When you’re not spotting bears (or grey wolves, otters, black bears, mink or bald eagles), enjoy an interpretive rainforest walk, a guided sea-kayaking tour of the estuary, or a boat cruise to explore the glacier-carved inlet. Return to the lodge each night for a wilderness-gourmet meal. Accommodations are at the Great Bear Lodge.

Day 5
Great Bear Rainforest, BC Canada
Port Hardy, BC Canada
Glen Lyon Inn & Suites Breakfast, Lunch

After a parting session with the bears, enjoy lunch at the lodge before returning to Port Hardy, where you will be transferred to your hotel overlooking the inner harbour. Accommodations are at the Glen Lyon Inn & Suites in a Standard Room.

Day 6
Port Hardy, BC Canada
Vancouver, BC Canada
None None

Today you will make your own way back to the Port Hardy Airport for your flight back to the Vancouver International Airport. Safe travels!

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Description

This 6-day/ 5-night trip includes three full days of grizzly bear viewing in the Great Bear Rainforest—an area known to be one of the best places in the world to observe grizzlies and other wildlife such as wolves, black bears, otters, pine martins, mink and bald eagles. Nights in Vancouver and Port Hardy at each end of your time at rustic Great Bear Lodge facilitate an easy journey to the remote site, nestled at the mouth of a pristine salmon river.

About Us

At Entrée Canada, we focus exclusively on creating personalized luxury travel programs to Canada. We work with only the finest accommodations and outfitters in the country, and our dedication to meticulously planned journeys has made us a leader in the field. We explore awe-inspiring vistas, out-of-the-way wilderness lodges, and unique cultural experiences. From British Columbia’s wild west coast to the shores of Newfoundland, we visit and experience each unique region in which we operate. Best of all, every trip we craft showcases the best of Canadian luxury travel.

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By: SJS25


Reviewed on: 09 Nov 2013

Very pleased with all of our arrangements in Canada
Travel Advisor:  Joan Gerson

Perfect Alaska Itinerary

By: Jeff52


Reviewed on: 02 Sep 2014

Entrée Alaska put together the perfect week long Alaska trip for my brother and me. Everything was taken care of and it was a stress free experience. Each activity was exactly what we wanted to do and perfectly planned out. I still can’t believe we got to see Denali national park, fish for silver salmon, hike on a tundra, race Iditarod dogs, and have a helicopter tour of Prince William Sound all in six days. When our kayaking tour had to be cancelled last minute by a supplier, because of dangerous glacier conditions, we were contacted immediately. Entrée Alaska booked the helicopter tour for us in replacement, and it ended up being our favorite activity of the trip. Look no further when trying to decide how to put together a great Alaska vacation.
Travel Advisor:  Karen Lee-Ishmael

Great Trip Coordination

By: RandyU


Reviewed on: 23 Jul 2015

Entree Alaska handled the middle part of a 3 week adventure we just returned from. They handled transferring us from our cruise ship to Winterlake Lodge, then on to Redoubt Bay Lodge, and finally back to Anchorage for our flight out of Alaska. Everything came together very smoothly, we very much appreciated how they made it all so easy!
Travel Advisor:  Ken Neibaur

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By: Randy


Reviewed on: 03 Aug 2015

We had some changed due to mechanical issues and Entree did an excellent making all of the changes necessary.
Travel Advisor:  Joan Gerson

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By: SheWilt


Reviewed on: 17 Jul 2016

This team knows Alaska. All their recommendations were exactly what we wanted. Highly recommend
Travel Advisor:  Martha Rhodes

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By: Joanna787


Reviewed on: 18 Sep 2016

We had a great trip, and would do it again!
Travel Advisor:  Karen Lee-Ishmael

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By: fun traveler


Reviewed on: 12 Jul 2017

Everything was taken care of for us. By the time we were ready to leave we didn't have to think or worry about anything. Everything, down to the smallest detail was thought of and worked beautifully. Our experience was wonderful!
Travel Advisor:  Kathy Wilton
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By: Tripp


Reviewed on: 19 Aug 2017

Entree is top class. It was great to have a friendly face meet us at each destination. We really enjoyed their support ! I would recommend them to everyone !!!!
Travel Advisor:  Frances Boyce
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Entree Destinations

By: Bet


Reviewed on: 11 Oct 2017

We booked 6 excursions for a family of 9 at considerable expense. We were told we would have to supply our own car seat for one operator which was very inconvenient No one at Entree or Coastline we’re able to do anything to remediate this. Our excursions were wonderful except for Gastineau Guiding and I would not recommend . The guide was not interesting and they told us a car seat was not required in Alaska.
Travel Advisor:  Jay Johnson

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By: Marcia


Reviewed on: 27 Aug 2017

We had a great experience with Entree. They were very approachable as we designed the trip, answering all questions quickly and completely. They prepared very complete travel documents which ensured that we were prepared. And, they were in touch with the various service providers along the way to make sure our trip went smoothly and answered my questions quickly when they arose during the trip.
Travel Advisor:  Michelle Andersen
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By: Tired


Reviewed on: 29 Aug 2017

Absolutely fabulous, great guides....grand time!! Weather even cooperated.
Travel Advisor:  Jen Mitchell
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Trip to Canada

By: Jim


Reviewed on: 30 Aug 2017

Our experience with Entree Canada was excellent. All of the drivers and cars were very good and the recommended guides were knowledgeable and helpful. They scheduled us on Via Rail Canada from Montreal to Quebec City and the attendants were extremely nice and helpful as were the lady porters. One of our traveling companions lost a hearing aid while on the train and didn't discover it until we reached the hotel, Auberge St. Antoine, who called immediately. The train had departed. Miraculously, the next day Via Rail brought the hearing aid to the hotel. That is really good service. Use Entree Canada if you travel to Canada.
Travel Advisor:  Jen Mitchell
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Perfect Day

By: Dana


Reviewed on: 28 Jun 2018

Such a great day! Our two guides (whose names sadly escape me at this moment ) were so kind, knowledgeable , and engaging that they really made our tour a highlight of the trip.
Travel Advisor:  Loni Truitt

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By: Grammy


Reviewed on: 06 Jul 2018

very helpful and immediately available
Travel Advisor:  Sigrid Braeckeveldt
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By: Canada


Reviewed on: 06 Aug 2018

Our Canadian honeymoon was fantastic. The coordination between our advisor and Entrée was seamless and the excursions planned based on their recommendations were unforgettable! We will be returning to Canada and would utilize Entrée's services again!
Travel Advisor:  Michelle Cowell

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By: Sheehan Alaska


Reviewed on: 16 Jul 2018

Our experience with Entree Alaska was fantastic - everyone we met was warm, friendly, professional and every detail was attended to.
Travel Advisor:  Ellen Goldman

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By: Grams


Reviewed on: 07 Aug 2018

BAC driver did not speak much English and had no information on the places we passed on the way to Anchorage. Wildlife Conservation Center a disappointment. 2 bears, 2 mangy dogs, and not much else. Aerial Tram view was excellent. Recommendation on above reserved.
Travel Advisor:  Peter Herff

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By: PF


Reviewed on: 30 Jul 2018

Entree Canada was great. There was a contact at the airport waiting for us to help get the trip started on the right foot. We loved all the guides they recommended for us - they fun and knowledgable, and took us to places both on and off the beaten path. Entree checked in with us during the trip as well to make sure that everything was running smoothly which was a nice touch.
Travel Advisor:  Meredith Broder